The Freedom Principle


CJAM 91.5 FM Windsor/Detroit

Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm E.S.T.

Host - Tom Fleming

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On the air since June 1986, The Freedom Principle received a Jammy award for 'Best New Program'. This show features the music of the African diaspora. Past programs include Manding Swing, Congolese Rumba, Zimbabwean Liberation, South African Jazz, Mississippi Delta Slide & Moan, African Impressionism in American Jazz, etc. The philosophy of the program is to see acoustic ensemble music as a developing world jazz incorporating many styles and rhythms which draw from indigenous sources.

Freedom Principle World Music Library

In 1997 I contributed a short essay - "Railroad Blues" - to an exhibition entitled "Track Records: Trains and Contemporary Photography". The premise of the exhibition was a study on the relationship between train travel and the photographic experience. My essay analyzed the influence railroad travel has had on the blues. The exhibit's itinerary included:

Oakville Galleries - Oakville, Ontario May 10-June 29, 1997

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography - Ottawa, Ontario July 18-Sept. 28, 1997

Presentation House Gallery - North Vancouver, B.C. Oct. 25-Dec. 14, 1997

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery - Calgary, Alberta Jan. 29-Feb. 28, 1998

Centre culturel - Sherbrooke, Quebec May-June, 1998

MacKenzie Art Gallery - Regina, Saskatchewan Aug. 28-Nov. 7, 1998

Winnipeg Art Gallery - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Jan. 31-April 26, 1999




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