Don Drummond was arguably the finest trombonist to come out of Jamaica. He started in jazz and found his way to ska. That's where he made his mark. But he had a tragic life and ended up dying in prison. A new book covers Drummond's music and life.
Hooray! World Music Festival Chicago 2013 is just around the corner and Radio M has your sneak preview. Tonight, just a small sampling of the more than 70 performances that will happen in about 20 venues throughout the city.
This week on Radio M we check out the sounds of Benin's Godfather of Funk, head over to the Netherlands for fado music and take a swing over to India for some classic Bollywood sounds.In between those stops...Ugandan 'street music', early Jamaican reggae and back to Chicago for Rob Mazur
34 years ago Friday the man affectionately known as the Afghan Elvis and the King of Afghan music, was assassinated. Here's the saddest part about the death of Ahmad Zahir; not only was he shot dead by his best friend but it happened on his birthday.