The Station Tapes

The Station Tapes

21Soul. The soul of the 21st century. Born in the creative mix of the Ropeadope community of independent artists, 21 Soul is a new media initiative that will feature a variety of programs that center around music and the people who create it. Live performance, artist interviews, clinics and masterclasses, music business news, and more will be presented on multiple video and podcast platforms. The goal is simple – to connect people directly with musicians and their work. The medium is high quality audio and innovative video. The style is casual and honest, in contrast to over-presented media where the hosts and producers get in the way. All shows are recorded at The Ropeadope Room, an intimate studio in an old train station near Philly PA.... Show More
February 18, 2019 50 min
This week we have the great pleasure of speaking with Vivian Sessoms.Raised in a musical family in Harlem, Vivian’s list of credits in the musicbusiness requires a lot of scrolling, with notables like Stevie Wonder,Sinead O Connor, and Ryuichi Sakamoto on the list. Vivian stunned us withher two part album entitled LIFE, an epic collection of songs and lusharrangements done with her husband, Chris Parks, and featuring the likes ofKeyon Harold, Casey Benjamin, Shedrick Mitchell, and Amp Fiddler. Herpowerful social commentary is mixed throughout, with the most powerfultrack - I Can’t Breathe - dedicated to Erica Garner.
Support Vivian by purchasing her album "Life" at https://vivian-sessoms.bandcamp.com/album/life
Produced by Nick Perri. Engineered by Steve Eshewsky.
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