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    Written by Garvia Bailey

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:58

    The names are snappy and the services they provide are here to stay; Spotify, Songza and Rdio are the big names in streaming music. It’s simple, you sign-up, create a taste profile and away you go, music tailored to you, coming through your speakers. But is it really tailored to you? The knock on these streaming services has always been around the lack of  control that these services afford artists and the limited scope of the music that pops up in your “individualized” stream.

    2014 CNIB Scholarship Winner – Michael Goosen

    Friday, 15 August 2014 10:40

    The Canadian National Institute for the Blind Scholarship was established by JAZZ.FM91 in memory of Jeff Healey, following his passing in 2008. The annual award is given to a visually impaired student who is pursuing music education at the post-secondary level.

    Musical Talent is in the Genes

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:45

    The nature vs. nurture question when it comes to musical ability or even artistic ability has been batted around since man figured out that banging two things together could create a pleasing sound.

    Award-Winning Actor & Comedian, Robin Williams Dead at 63

    Tuesday, 12 August 2014 09:31

    Robin Williams

    The entertainment world went into a tailspin late Monday afternoon as news of the death of comedian, actor & Mensch, Robin Williams became public.

    Miriam Makeba's Creative Force

    Written by Garvia Bailey

    Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:54

    On Thursday night as part of JazzFM91 World Music Festival, South African Canadian singer and Juno winner Lorraine Klassen will dig deep into the repertoire of Miriam Makeba.

    Makeba was known as Mama Africa to many and rose as a voice of resistance during  South Africa’s fight to end the oppressive system known as apartheid.  The Johannesburg born singer spent 3 decades in exile.  During that time she collaborated with Harry Belafonte on a Grammy winning album  and won the hearts of the American public.

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