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Derrik Jordan is an award-winning composer and singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who plays 5 string electric violin, guitar, keyboard, kalimba and percussion. He is a recording artist on Worldsoul Records based in Putney, Vermont.

"Derrik Jordan is something of a one-man musical force of nature." -Vermont Sunday Magazine

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The World Fusion Show hosted and produced by Derrik Jordan brings you interviews, video clips and live in the studio playing with the leading innovators of World Fusion music.

Derrik, Massamba Diop and Tony Vacca playing live on The World Fusion Show. Massamba Diop is featured on his tama drum on The Black Panther soundtrack from the first scene to the last. You can watch and hear him talk about his life and philosophy on Ep #16.

You can watch all the episodes on the YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_qGDBJ-IVM28kF68RwM5Q

 

Also a podcast - Available on iTunes.

Breaking news!!

4/5/18 - The World Fusion Show is now being aired on 67 community TV stations in 16 states across the US (!!!) including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Cambridge, MA. We release a new episode every 2 weeks and have released 21 shows to date.

11/2/17 - The World Fusion Show was awarded "Series Of The Year" by BCTV in Brattleboro, VT where it is produced.

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What is World Music?

World Music is the current catch-all term used to describe music that is created outside of the USA - mostly it is music that is not Pop, Jazz, Country or that is not created for commercial distribution by the major record labels. The term World Music also implies music that is of ethnic or indigenous origin - really what we call folk music that is connected to the ancient dance rhythms and instruments of a particular culture. World Fusion music is a style that attempts to combine various kinds of unrelated world music with other music into new and exciting musical hybrids.

 

Derrik Jordan composes World Fusion and World Fusion/Classical music for orchestra, chamber groups, TV and film and loves to bring musicians and cultures together through his compositions. He has released many CDs and performs his original songs as a singer-songwriter and instrumentally on the 5-string electric violin and many other instruments including three CDs under the name "SuperString Theory" and "Brazilliance." He also performs with many groups including Tony Vacca's World Rhythms, Impulse Ensemble, Natural History and Simba. Living in the hills of beautiful southern Vermont, he sings and plays throughout the northeast USA. You can find all of Derrik Jordan's Worldsoul Records CDs and recordings at CD Baby,  I-Tunes and many other internet download sites. To get a quick overview of the huge variety of styles he creates and his international collaborations go to his soundcloud page.

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"Remedy" and "Love Has No Season" are the 2 CDs that Derrik Jordan co-wrote and produced with Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets. Abiodun is known for his fiery revolutionary poetry but these CDs feature his songwriting and singing in the classic soul, reggae and Caribbean styles. The albums are dedicated to Abiodun's old friend and singer-songwriter Jon Lucien.

 

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"Windham Loops" was commissioned by the Windham Orchestra and was premiered in Brattleboro, VT in June 2011 under the direction of conductor Hugh Keelan. It is a 4 movement 30 minute piece for full orchestra and Derrik Jordan's world fusion power trio Impulse Ensemble (with Tony Vacca and Jim Matus) that takes the listener on a journey through many world music styles including Indian, Middle Eastern, Balinese, African/Pygmy and funk. The four movements are Food Chain, Homunculus, Sandcastles and Awakening. The video (above) is 8 minutes long and contains excerpts of the piece.

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Tired of the same old cookie cutter music on the radio? Fed up with "product" music? Are you ready to hear some real and meaningful music again? Stop bitchin' and start a revolution!

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Windham Loops (excerpt)