Episode 21: The Dorthaan Kirk Conversation


Dorthaan Kirk is the heart and soul behind one of the best jazz radio stations in The United States, WBGO out of Newark,New Jersey. A tireless ambassador for jazz and music in general. Dorthaan also happens to be the widow of legendary musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Charlie got to sit down with Dorthaan and talk about what it was like for her to move to Los Angeles as a teenager in the late 50’s. Life with Rahsaan. Her incredible run of work at WBGO and about her letter from “Turkey”. You’ll figure out who “Turkey” is after a little while.  Let it be known that Mowo! is “Turkey Jr.” A beautiful conversation about life and family. For those of you who may not know who Rahsaan is please do yourself a major favor and check out the work of Rahsaan Roland Kirk. You should also check out the work of Dorthaan through WBGO and support the station…….unless of course you want a nation of radio stations playing the same Miley Cyrus song over and over and over and over again. You could also do that. Bright Moments everyone :)  CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO LISTEN TO CHARLIE AND DORTHAAN’s CONVERSATION.

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2 Responses to “Episode 21: The Dorthaan Kirk Conversation”

  1. Jaron Kelly says:

    I’ve listened to episodes of the show before but just found this amazing interview. I’ve long been inspired by the work of Rahsaan and would love to hear the interview. Can you provide a link to where it can be heard?

    Thank you,

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