Up the Ladder to the Roof

1-3pm Tuesdays

Up the Ladder to the Roof is a wide ranging show that begins in American jazz, R&B, soul, and blues and explores how these styles connect to disparate musical forms from around the world. How does jazz coming out of the 1970s Black Arts Movement connect to European Minimalism and pre-Colombian instruments in Latin America? What does Louisiana soul have to do with guitar music from Tuareg and surf music from Japan? How does disco from Washington, D.C. open up our understanding of Indian classical music and the heaviest dub from Jamaica? Email list for Up the Ladder to the Roof