This is the first installation of a new radio series I'm producing for WCRS FM in Columbus, Ohio. It is entitled "Muslim in America." During this first show we meet three very intelligent, highly articulate Muslim women who are members of the Noor Mosque in Hillard. The soundtrack includes: "Al-Khaliq" from "I look I See" written by Rashid A. Zika and performed by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and the Islamic Children's Choir. Also included are "All of the Prophets" featuring Zain Bhikha, Yusuf Islam and the Islamic Children's Choir. The final track is one of my favorite Yusuf Islam songs namely "Heaven / Where True Love Goes."
JP Marat interviews Everett Smith, Boxing Coach Coach of the Barack Recreation Center (580 East Woodrow Ave) in this 11 minute promotion for the "Columbus Boxing Legends" exhibition coming up on Saturday, Feb 18th at 5pm. WCRS DJ's and Producers are requested to promote this event. Tickets are $10. It is a fund raiser for the Barack Boxing Program.
To paraphrase the words of Tiny Tim, "God Help Us, Every One . . . "
Songs by Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Simon and Garfunkel, Nas, Kanye West, Rihanna, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Bad Religion, American Idiot Broadway Cast, Malcolm X, Don Mclean, Grand Funk Railroad. . .
Ya Gotta Hear It To Believe it . . .
When WCRS returns to the FM radio early in 2017, I'll launch a new program on Sunday morning entitled "Classic Marat," offering the very finest in Alternative Classic, Chorale, Opera and Jazz music. This week please enjoy "Requiem Da Camera" by Gerald Finzi. This hidden masterpiece, begun in 1924 and only finished in 1990, is his lamentation for those brave men and women, of all nations, who fell during the "Great War" (1914-1918). With social conflict all around us (Iraq, Syria, etc), this requiem (musical composition in remembrance of the dead) is as pertinent today as it was then. The opening track is JS Bach's, "The Little Fugue in G Minor."