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Next show: Sunday 9/18 with Nona Hendryx and Terri Lyne Carrington

The next show will air on Sunday 9/18 at 11:00pm – Monday at 1:00am on WBAI, 99.5 FM in the NYC area.

On this installment of “Suga’ In My Bowl,” we’ll take a closer look at “The Mosaic Project,” which was produced and arranged by drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington. We will also spend time with one of the contributors to The Project, Nona Hendryx.

The Mosaic Project consists of some of the finest female instrumentalists and vocalists in the world, “women with voices,” coming together to support and celebrate each other from a musical and social perspective. The CD comments on historical, current and appropriately feminine themes with the intent to offer an informative, enjoyable, listening experience, driven by creativity and consciousness.

From her beginnings with Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles (the sweethearts of The Apollo Theater); to LaBelle (a trio made up of Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash) — the groundbreaking rock funk band of the 70s; followed by a stunning solo career; and then inducted into The Rhythm & Blues Foundations’ Hall of Fame in 1999, Nona Hendryx has always been on the cutting edge of music. Her songs are edgy, provocative, political and full of double entendres and empowering messages.

This summer, Nona released “Mutatis Mutandis.” We’ll sample this release and chat some more with Nona.

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