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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 PM Smadar Levi Admission is $12 Born in Israel to Moroccan and Spanish parents, singer Smadar Levi brings her blend of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music to Satalla. Combining traditional and original material, Smadar borrows musical ingredients from the Israeli, Spanish, Moroccan and Greek traditions. Just consider the range of instrumentalists Smadar performs with: Uri Sharlin on accordion and piano, Harel Shachal on alto sax and clarinet, Ramzi Adlibi on darb …

Wednesday, January 5 at 7:30 PM Kambalache Negro and Edmar Castenada Admission is $15 Assembled in 1992 by percussionist Roberto Chino Bolanos, Kambalache Negro is one of the best Afro-Peruvian groups in the United States. A jumble of sounds including percussion, guitar, bass, corus and the lilting voice of Mariela Valencia, the group plays festejos, landós, zamacuecas and lamentos. The group is currently working on their first CD. Colombian musical prodigy Edmar Castenada began playing the