Vaccines and US

Dr. Marguerite Mariama


Dr. Marguerite Mariama: What am I looking forward to? Well, I'm looking forward to being back on stage with my musical family,

[inaudible 00:00:10]. I'm looking forward to the improvisation that takes place between us, making every night different. I miss singing those deeply rich wonderfully written songs that tell those great stories, and

[00:00:30] I miss the audience. I miss the call and response energy between the audience and what we're doing on stage. There's nothing like it. I can't wait to be back on stage again. Soon come. Soon come.

Richard Steele: Welcome to Sounds of Sikia. And this is going to be a great evening with some wonderful music. One of the things that's really important to jazz is to know that it all emanates from the blues. They always say, if you're a jazz player and you don't have roots in the blues, you can't really play it or sing it. Our performance tonight, Marguerite Mariama, or Dr. Mariama is familiar with [00:00:30] both forms. And when you hear her sing, you'll hear that melding of the blues and jazz, and kind of get an idea of where it came from because she has the ability to do that. So without further ado, I'd like you to really give her a warm round of applause and put your hands together for a phenomenal talent, Dr. Marguerite Mariama.


Dr. Marguerite Mariama: Yeah. Yeah. A soulful presence up in [00:01:00] Sikia. [00:05:00] Oh, the heart of Chicago. The music has come back to the South.

Dr. Marguerite Mariama is looking forward to being back on stage with her musical family post-pandemic. She shares a musical performance, Summertime and Old Country, a (5-minutes) with group, Kemet, performed for the Sounds of Sikia Music series on WTTW, PBS.

Last update: May 11, 2022