Modal close

Hi there,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose government and corporate abuses of power. This month, Democracy Now! is celebrating our 23rd birthday. For over two decades, we've produced our daily news hour without ads, government funding or corporate underwriting. How is this possible? Only with your support. Right now, in honor of Democracy Now!'s birthday, every donation we receive will be doubled by a generous supporter. This means if you give $30 today, Democracy Now! will get $60 to support our daily news hour. Please do your part. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else. Thank you! -Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Legendary Pianist and Composer Randy Weston Dies at 92; Watch His 2012 Interview with Democracy Now!

Web ExclusiveSeptember 04, 2018
Listen
Media Options
Listen

Related

Legendary pianist and composer Randy Weston has died at the age of 92 in his home in Brooklyn, New York. For more than six decades, Weston was a pioneering jazz musician incorporating the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa. His 1960 album “Uhuru Afrika” was a landmark recording that celebrated the independence movements in Africa and the influence of traditional African music on jazz. In 2001, he was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, considered to be the nation’s highest honor in jazz.

Watch our 2012 extended interview with Weston on Democracy Now!, as he sat at his piano.

Related Story

Video squareWeb ExclusiveMay 31, 2018Malian Singer Fatoumata Diawara Performs in the Democracy Now! Studio & Discusses the Migrant Crisis
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop