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Hermon Mehari's 'The Session' Takes Listeners Beyond The World Of Jazz

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The Session With Hermon Mehari
Crysta Henthorne
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KCUR

The renowned trumpeter has found another educational outlet as the host of a new music program.

In his latest venture, Mehari sets out to explore the musical roots of the African diaspora by featuring jazz, hip hop, soul, R&B and other genres performed by famous artists as well as newcomers to the recording world.

"The Session" with Hermon Mehari debuts on KCUR 89.3 on Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

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