On Air

Cafe`Ali playlist for 03/14/2012

ArtistTitleAlbum (* = New Release)
Nina SimoneFour WomenRarities
Jimi HendrixRainy Day Dream Away
Jimi HendrixMy FriendFirst Rays
Jimi HendrixMay this be LoveAre You Experienced
Jeff BeckSuspensionYou Had it Coming
JouneyWalks Like a LadyDeparture
Sam and DaveDon't Knock ItSoul Men
Sam & DaveJust Keep Holding OnSoul Men
Sam & DaveThe Good Runs the Bad WaySoul Men
Sam & DaveRich Kind of PovertySoul Men
Professor Ann LeeProfessor, Speaker, and Author of the book "What the U.S. Can Learn From China"Cafe` Ali Interview*
Jimi HendrixPower of SoulSouth Saturn Delta
Manu De BangoSoul MakosaAnthology
Paul SimonDiamonds on the Soles of Her ShoesGraceland
Bakithi KumaloInterviewCafe` Ali*
Tony WilliamsSnake OilLifetime Believe it
Jean- Luc PontyRenaissanceAurora
Tony WilliamsFredLifetime Believe it
Jean- Luc PontyIs Once EnoughAurora
Al Di MeolaEgyptian DanzaCasino

The Mix of Music and Talk.
Interview with Professor Ann Lee.Professor, Speaker, and Author of the book "What the U.S. Can Learn From China"
Ann Lee focuses on issues of global economics and finance, and is writing a book on U.S.-China relations. A former investment banker and hedge fund partner, she is a frequent media commentator on economic issues. In addition to television and radio appearances on Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, and NPR, her op-eds have appeared in such publications as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Businessweek, Forbes, and Worth. She has been quoted in hundreds of publications and has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and academic conferences. Ann is also an adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University and a former visiting professor at Peking University where she taught macroeconomics and financial derivatives. While she was teaching at Peking University, she also acted as an economic advisor to Chinese economic officials as well as to several large Chinese asset management firms. She was educated at U.C. Berkeley, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.
Musical Guest Bakithi Kumalo (5 september - ) is a South African bassist, composer and vocalist who has worked with a wide variety of diverse artists including Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper and Paul Simon. Kumalo is most known for his fretless bass playing on Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, in particular the bass run on "You Can Call Me Al".

He was born in the Soweto township of Johannesburg surrounded by relatives who loved music and actively performed, and got his first job at the age of 7 filling in for his uncle's bass player. We talk about his upcoming Performance at Sparkling Point Winery.