Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Norman Richmond, Our Man in Toronto, Canada, Back on FM Dial with Diasporic Music

Diasporic Music back on the FM Dial

Diasporic Music which started on CFNY-FM in Toronto a few days after
Bob Marley joined the ancestors in May 1981 is back on the radio dial.
Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali and Malinda Francis aka Mali
Docuvixen can now be heard on http://blackpower96.org/
www.uhururadio.com which is based in St. Petersburg, Fla. The show is
heard every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm

The show was featured on CKLN-FM 88.1 in Toronto and was one of the
most popular shows on the station and the city. Richmond also produced
and hosted Saturday Morning Live and From a Different Perspective,
Many who Richmond mentored have gone on to host TV and radio show on
the CBC, Flow 93.5 and G98.7.

Richmond quotes Junie Morrison (Ohio {Players, Parliament/Funkadelic},
“We've been around for such a while/ Be kinda hard not to have a

The show features one hour of interviews and one hour of music. The
show has interviewed Gerald Horne, Efia Nwangaza, Abdul
Alkalimat,Lawrence Hamm, Ezili Danto, Rupert Lewis, Abayomi Azikiwe,
El Jones, Marvin X, John Woodford, and others.

Richmond was the first and one of the only people to broadcast the
commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal in the Great White North.

Richmond says he has a “Marcus Garvey Mix” and plays music from Cape
Town to Nova Scotia. Abdullah Ibrahim aka Dollar Brand, Shauntay
Grant, Maestro Fresh Wes, Michie Mee, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Calypso
Rose,  Motion and others are featured on the show weekly.

Richmond is can be reach at norman.o.richmond@gmail.com

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