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Wednesday Wonder: Fire Dancing in the Ballroom

Sometimes the line between the lurid and the divine is not so apparent. So I didn’t know how to react when Frisner told me we were doing a “voodoo” midnight show at a West Indian ballroom in Flatbush, that the presenter wanted something sensational, and that he, Frisner, was eager to take the gig. 684 more words


Wednesday Wonder: Frisner's Souvenir

We weren’t the kind of people who stressed over holiday gifts. Frisner had come up out of a struggling community—he literally slept on a dirt floor as a child. 553 more words


Wednesday Wonder (Yesterday)

Not sure whether or not you all noticed, but yesterday’s Wednesday Wonder didn’t go up. I don’t like to put them up unless it’s Wednesday – only ever did that… 55 more words


Wednesday Wonder: Vodou in Church

We finally got a gig with World Music Institute! Founded in 1985, WMI, in 1986, was already on its way to becoming one of the world’s leading presenters of contemporary music and dance from around the world. 618 more words


Wednesday Wonder: Telling the Roots

How did it all start? With a wish, a worry, a dream, maybe a phrase of music? Yes, yes, yes, yes…

An interview I set up more than thirty years ago gets it in a nutshell. 777 more words