As the Industrial Revolution progressed in the 19th Century, an educated middle class arose with the means and cultural aspirations to invest in a new form of domestic art: the family piano. Since there were no means to reproduce music automatically, people played. Along with this new instrument came new methods and styles of music,…
Savannah Music Festival LIVE is a weekly radio series produced for Georgia Public Broadcasting, which is now in its thirteenth season. The show has been licensed to public radio stations across the country and is available to stream online anytime. GPB Radio's weekly statewide broadcasts are on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. and WUGA on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9 p.m
Widely praised as one of the most vital artists in modern African music, singer, songwriter, guitarist and celebrated actor Fatoumata Diawara returned to Savannah in 2019 following a 2014 festival debut on a co-bill with Bombino. On this episode of Savannah Music Festival LIVE, we’ll listen to highlights from Fatoumata Diawara’s set, which followed an invigorating performance given by Mauritanian griot Noura Mint Seymali.