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The World Fusion Show brings you the leading innovators in World Fusion music with your host, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan. Produced in Brattleboro, Vermont at BCTV and featuring interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with some fantastic World Fusion composers and musicians.

The World Fusion Show is currently being shown on 99 community TV stations in 26 states. The podcast is being heard in over 50 countries. We debuted the show in July of 2017 and we release a new episode every 2 weeks.

The World Fusion Show just won a national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access TV.

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The World Fusion Sho‪w‬ Derrik Jordan

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The World Fusion Show brings you the leading innovators in World Fusion music with your host, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Derrik Jordan. Produced in Brattleboro, Vermont at BCTV and featuring interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with some fantastic World Fusion composers and musicians.

The World Fusion Show is currently being shown on 99 community TV stations in 26 states. The podcast is being heard in over 50 countries. We debuted the show in July of 2017 and we release a new episode every 2 weeks.

The World Fusion Show just won a national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in public access TV.

A Worldsoul Records production www.derrikjordan.com

Check out the TV version of the show on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-World-Fusion-Show-109866072979176/videos/?ref=page_internal

Or on our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_qGDBJ-IVM28kF68RwM5Q/videos

    Ep #96 Sampler #8

    Ep #96 Sampler #8

    Ep #96 - Sampler #8 on The World Fusion Show showcases six of our inspiring guests with some live music videos that were not included on their original episodes.

    Evan Ziporyn’s clip features a piece he wrote for Balinese gamelan with two Balinese dancers. Amit Kavthekar on tabla does a playful and masterful improvisation with me on the kalimba. Frevo, a mixed wind and string quartet from northern VT performs a famous piece by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola called Libertango. Paul Richmond, performance poet does his spoken word piece “Endless Nightmare” with World Fusionista Tony Vacca on the balafon and percussion. Christopher Adler, khaen player (Thai mouth organ) and composer does a duet with me on djembe. And the three drummers from Kotoko Brass, a high energy Ghanaian-funk fusion dance band from Boston, play a rousing piece with me joining them on electric guitar.

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    The World Fusion Show - National Winner of the Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 on Public Access TV

    • 27 min
    Ep #95 - with Lisa Sokolov, singer, composer and teacher

    Ep #95 - with Lisa Sokolov, singer, composer and teacher

    Ep #95 with Lisa Sokolov, singer, composer and teacher. Lisa Sokolov is a free jazz singer living in NYC, a composer and long-time voice teacher at NYU. She has a unique singing style and brings her wild and expressive sound to her performances in the US and Europe. She talks about her journey of healing herself as a young person and using that experience to develop her Embodied Voice work, about which she has written a recently published book. We are very dear friends and met at Bennington College back in the ‘70s where we were both deeply influenced by some of the same teachers including Milford Graves.

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    • 28 min
    Ep #94 with Kotoko Brass, Ghanaian Fusion dance band

    Ep #94 with Kotoko Brass, Ghanaian Fusion dance band

    Ep #94 with Kotoko Brass, Ghanaian Fusion dance band is a Boston-based high energy band known for their dance parties. They combine traditional Ghanaian Ashanti drumming with jazz-funk horns. There are two Ghanaian drummers in the band, one of whom, Attah Poku, grew up in the Ghanaian royal palace. They also have a Japanese keyboardist, a bass player from Antigua, and an American guitarist and drum set player.

    A Worldsoul Records production derrikjordan.com

    The World Fusion Show features interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with World Fusion composers and musicians. The show debuted in July 2017 and with a new 30 minute episode every 2 weeks showcases a wide variety of inspiring musicians from all over the planet. We won the national award for Best Entertainment and Arts Series 2019 in Public Access TV.

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    • 29 min
    Ep #93 with Paul Richmond, performance poet and spoken word artist

    Ep #93 with Paul Richmond, performance poet and spoken word artist

    Ep #93 with Paul Richmond, performance poet and spoken word artist. Paul Richmond is the current National Beat Poet Laureate and creates word stages for other poets and spoken word artists. He works with the World Fusion group “Do It Now” which showcases his hard-hitting dystopic vision of our current reality. The group includes Tony Vacca and John Sheldon who are featured on this episode. He has published 6 books of his poetry.

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    • 29 min
    Ep #92 with Amit Kavthekar, tabla player and composer

    Ep #92 with Amit Kavthekar, tabla player and composer

    Ep #92 with Amit Kavthekar, tabla player and composer. Amit Kavthekar grew up in India and began studying tabla at age 6. He has been a student of Zakir Hussain for 20 years and now lives in Boston where he works with World Fusion group Sawaari and with orchestras. His expressiveness and clarity on the tabla is phenomenal. He is a dedicated teacher of tabla and started a music school in Boston. We get to jam together at the end of the show and I do my best to keep up with him on 5 string electric violin and kamale ngoni.

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    • 29 min
    Ep #91 with Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist

    Ep #91 with Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist

    Ep #91 with Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist. Loire Cotler has a unique way of singing that draws on the ancient Konokol tradition of Indian vocalization that is used in the training of percussionists. She also combines that style with many other influences creating a true World Fusion of sound. She has a degree in Music Therapy and works with film composer Hans Zimmer. Her new CD “18 Wings” is a re-imagining of jazz standards and is a collaboration with World Fusion trailblazers Trio Globo (Howard Levy, Eugene Friesen and Glen Velez).

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

mac_scooter ,

World Class

Derrick is a true Artist and afficionado at the same time. His natural enthusiasm creates a great ambance on each show, getting each artist on point, in creative flow for a sparkling spontaeous session. Wonderful vision, well executed!! Bravo!

Vermont Jazz Center ,

Director

I am so impressed by the World Fusion Show and the love and care that producer Derrick Jordan puts into his projects. I am fascinated to hear the way that the musicians he interviews evolved to harness their passions. The idea of using world fusion as the glue that connects each of the shows with each other to form a series makes a lot of sense. The premise of the series give us a more comprehensive understanding of how world fusion influences the cutting edge of numerous musical styles. Bravo!

claudia12042 ,

World Fusion Inspiration

Really glad I found this! The conversations with artists are lively and very informative and it's cool to be exposed to extraordinary world music. The live in studio performances are wonderful.

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