Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
World music is in the spotlight for this week’s edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, including the unusual vocal techniques of the Tuvan artist Sainkho Namtchylak, and the Japanese koto playing heard in the pieces of the international group Michel Benita and Ethics. Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Tom Schnabel, host of the Rhythm Planet blog and podcast on KCRW in Santa Monica.
Johnny Dorelli, “Torero”
Dunkelbunt, “Get Down”
Sainkho Namtchylak, “Worker Song”
Sahra Halgan Trio, “Anigoo An Diidayn”
Michel Benita and Ethics, “I See Altitudes”