A Soulful Session with Tosin

Posted December 16th, 2013 at 5:51 pm (UTC-4)
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Washington D.C. is an exciting city in many ways. It experiences a steady flow of high-stake dramas — the 2013 government shutdown, the bumpy roll-out of the Affordable Care Act; the world’s first exhibition of yogic art, the naming of baby panda Bao Bao; fierce  lunchtime food trucks, local hip-hop music known as go-go, and of course, the hapless Washington Redskins.

Tosin and Me

But my favorite aspect of the city’s offerings is  its robust roster of African artists that roll through the town on international tours. And with less fanfare but equal appeal, the abundance of local African talent.

Tosin Aribisala is a Nigerian drummer, singer/songwriter who lives in the area. He is versatile, focused, and innovative. I invited Tosin into our studios on the occasion of his just released CD — Life Begins.

Watch my Music Time in Africa exclusive with Tosin.

 

 

Heather Maxwell
Heather Maxwell produces and hosts the award winning radio program "Music Time in Africa" and is the African Music Editor for the Voice of America. Heather is an ethnomusicologist with a Ph.D. from Indiana University specializing in African Music. She is also an accomplished jazz and Afrojazz/Afrosoul vocalist and has been working, researching, and performing in Africa and the U.S. since 1987.

5 Responses to “A Soulful Session with Tosin”

  1. Maxwell okorie biko says:

    Since the time Rita Rochelle till now i remain an ardent listener. Heather, you are simply another star. Shine on love,

  2. I love what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work and
    exposure! Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve you guys to blogroll.

  3. Wow ~ very nice, thanks for sharing.

  4. Heather Maxwell Heather Maxwell says:

    Hi Sanjuana,
    So glad you found my blog! Stay tuned for more great music and interviews…I have a Senegalese/Swedish duo coming up, as well as a Sudanese violinist, and Malian guitarist. Drop by and say hello whenever you can.

    Happy New Year!

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Heather Maxwell produces and hosts the award-winning radio program “Music Time in Africa” and is the Africa Music Director for the Voice of America. Heather is an ethnomusicologist with Doctorate and Master’s degrees from Indiana University specializing in African Music. She is also an accomplished jazz and Afrojazz/Afrosoul vocalist and has been working, researching, and performing in Africa and the U.S. since 1987.

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