It was 2010 when I moved back to the south making Charlotte my home. Upon arrival, I quickly moved into production mode with Ignite Charlotte and scoured the city for a community based radio station that was serious about the word “community”. Not finding what I was looking for, I launched Voices From The Community to serve as my re-training ground, my connecting point to musicians that I enjoyed hearing and a space where I could create a forum for others to be heard.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Remember when I was Packing My Bags to move over to Charlotte Community Radio back in March of 2014? It’s almost March and I’m doing it again, Making A Move to Charlotte Community Radio now that the infrastructure is in place.
Charlotte Community Radio, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization as of this month, is a non-commercial, volunteer-run, internet-based community radio station. It’s something I’ve been working on for a few years and all the hard work is paying off. Our operating space is shaping up nicely, we’re training future broadcasters, beta testing equipment and shows kick off tomorrow, and our first “drive” begins in less than two weeks.
Why did I call this blog post Change Is Inevitable? I look at it this way. All of our dreams become reality when we embrace change and allow it to move us to a state of evolution. Creating a platform much bigger than this website and podcast is my way of moving with the tide of change.
Voices From The Community with Bridget B. (Download)
Sail Away – Don Friedman/Hot House
Rumboon – Benjamin Herman Quartet (Netherlands)/European Jazz Stage (Radio Netherlands Worldwide 13-Part Weekly Jazz Series – Host: Daniel Frankl)
Bembè – The New Power Trio/The New Power Trio
Surrender – Groovy Nations (Lille, France)/Don’t Stop Movin’’
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Natalie Cressman & Secret Garden/Unfolding
Insider – NuJazz Trio (Germany)/NuJazzTrio
NeedleLess To Say – Anitek (Morristown)/Lily
Paraty – Túlio Borges (Brasília, Brazil)/Eu venho vagando no ar
Dos pájaros – Julioblasco/Clínica Tubu´, II
Jon’s Jam – Novak & Haar/Old Friends
Oceano – Claudia Acuña (Brooklyn) /Luna
Ouro Bahia – Lá Eles (Bahia, Brazil) /Infinito
Gurmizah – BFJazz (London)/Musical roads
Ume No Kaori (feat. Sunawai) – The Kyoto Connection(Argentina)/Wake Up
And it would be magic – Akh-Point (Morroco)/Too Close
Remember When – Jeffrey Scott Lawrence (JSL)/Groove Related
J’m’imaginais (version brésilienne) – DRDJEKILL (France)/DRDJEKILL 3
Mind Expansion – Fortadelis (Croatia)/FUNKTIONAL
Silver Surfer – FOOL DADAZ FIRE (Paris)/CNSM SESSIONS #1
Mad bassman – BFJazz (London)/Musical roads
Down Through The Years – Amanda Sedgwick Septet (Stockholm)/Delightness
35 West 4th Street – Don Friedman/Hot House
Enjoy each and every #MusicDay you create.
Talk to you soon!