Dedicated to the proposition that variety is the spice of life, Jazz Safari strives to foster a new appreciation of jazz, while also exploring its musical cousins of the African diaspora. Host Kari Njiiri serves up a tasty mix every Saturday evening from 8:00 to 11:00. If you like what you hear, or want to tell us what you’d like to hear, let us know by sending e-mail to Kari!
Here's a feature on Congo’s legendary guitarist, singer and bandleader Franco, and his song “Attention Na SIDA” (Beware of AIDS) to commemorate World AIDS Day (Dec. 1).
Kari Njiiri spoke with saxophonist Jane Bunnett following a performance with her all-female band from Cuba, Maqueque, at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island.