Yesterday, Stevie Wonder appeared as a guest on CBS This Morning to discuss the passing of Prince who had died the day before. Wonder went in depth about the musical influences the two legends had on each other, about Prince as a genius, and about the undeniable impact he had on the world as an artist.Wonder describes Prince as “a man that did so much for the music world as well as for the consciousness of caring about people,” and continues, “The marriage of his love for music, the marriage of his love for humankind, the marriage of his love for equality, the fact that he was not afraid – he did not ever allow his dreams to be put to sleep based on fear. So when I cry, every tear is for all those various reasons.”Wonder then went on to perform the Prince classic, “Purple Rain,” explaining, “I truly can’t sing neither one of Prince’s songs, but I can just a little bit maybe…” After singing the chorus, he returns to his lap guitar for a beautiful instrumental.Watch the musical segment below:As well as the full interview:If you’re attending the New Orleans Jazz Festival this weekend, be sure to head over to the Howlin’ Wolf on Sunday, May 1st for a Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder tribute show, featuring Nigel Hall, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Adam Deitch, Cory Henry, Wil Blades, and Adam Smirnoff. Also celebrating will be Zigaboo Modeliste for the 18th Annual Zigaboo’s Funk Revue, along with Sophistafunk. Tickets are available here. [H/T JamBase]
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Segun Awofadeji in BauchiThe Bauchi State Football Association under the chairmanship of Mr. Pascal Patrick, has appointed Mallam Bashir Idris, a seasoned sports journalist as secretary of the body with Mrs. Vasty M. Basu as assistant.Spokesperson of the Bauchi FA, Usman Abbas Shehu, announced the appointments to reporters yesterday. He said the appointment of the new officials was in line with directives from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to state FAs to reconstitute their executive committee.“The letter of acceptance by the NFF approving the recommendation of the state football association, indicated that the appointment is in line with article 20, Section 5, sub – Section C of 2010 statutes of state football association,” a statement from the FA announced yesterday.The appointment of Mallam Bashir Idris, according to the FA scribe, “was in recognition of his contributions to the development of sports particularly football in the state”.He urged hoped that he will justify the confidence repose on him by bringing these attributes into play in the discharge of the new responsibility.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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