Nights for Wednesday 27 November 2013
7:10 Maori Jazz
The delightful Whirimako Black on a life of music and singing in Te Reo Maori.
People, places and events in New Zealand.
8:15 Windows on the World - Dr. Nayna Patel, Surrogacy in India
In India, producing surrogate babies is a booming business. Reproductive technology allows childless, wealthy couples to hire impoverished Indian women as surrogate mothers - pregnancy and childbirth have become commercial transactions. Hardtalk speaks to Dr Nayna Patel, a pioneer in the field. Her clinic has been recruiting surrogates and delivering babies to order for a decade. Is this 21st-century way of making babies irresponsible and exploitative, or a positive public service?
8:40 Arts - Hip-hop
Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke on the musical genre defined by four key stylistic elements – rapping, DJing/scratching, sampling, and beatboxing. Tonight, the recent wave of young female rappers.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Jazz Time - Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith was instrumental in shifting the Hammond organ into the spotlight in the jazz genre and his many Blue Note albums of the 1950s and 1960s, including The Champ (1956) and The Sermon! (1958) are considered to be classics. He recorded around 40 albums for Blue Note Records in just eight years beginning in 1956. He switched to Verve Records in 1962 and was accompanied by a big band on many of the sessions. He also recorded with other artists, for example Michael Jackson on his successful album Bad.
Find out more about Jazz Time: Jimmy Smith - I've Got the Blues and I've Got Soul on the PRX website