Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Spinning Records With Marion Merritt + Nani Noam Vazana
Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM. She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis. She went to college in Columbia, Missouri. She studied art and musical engineering. She saw Talking Heads on their first U.S. tour when they played One Block West, in KCK, in 1978. For over 18 years Marion has joined us on WMM. Marion is also the proprietor of Records With Merritt, a minority owned business at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. More info at: www.recordswithmerritt.com.
Marion will spin tracks from: Ryo Kawasaki, Kikagaku Moyo, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Makaya McCraven, Yo La Tengo, Regina Spektor, Sunny War with David Rawlings, Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders, Mankunku Quartet, Samara Joy, and Dimitri from Paris.
At 11:40 we will play music from and talk with Nani Noam Vazana who is one of the only artists in the world that write & compose new songs in the endangered Ladino language. In her new album ‘Ke Haber’ (What’s New) she captures the spirit of the ancient, matriarchal language and culture and propels it into the 21st century with socially pertinent lyrics, celebrating migration, gender and female empowerment. Noam “Nani” Vazana plays Greenwood Social Hall, 1715 Belleview Ave,. KCMO on Monday, January 30 at 6:30 PM. Noam “Nani” Vazana is also a 2023 Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International Conference performing Saturday, February 4, at 6:00 PM in Washington Park Place 3 at the Weston Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 East Pershing Road, KCMO. More information at www.nanimusic.com