Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An Interview with The BBC: Nina Robinson (UK)

While in the process of e-commissioning my radio show for the BBC, I came across a feature on the website entitled, "Your Story." In 2008, I was speaking with a United States Army soldier from Buffalo stationed in Iraq and I had wished to tell his story. I emailed the synopsis through the website and Nina Robinson emailed me back. I kept in contact with Nina and decided to send her press I had written regarding "Concert From The Heart."

The British Broadcasting Corporation became interested in the vision behind the entire event. On March 17, 2009, a presenter from World Today Radio will be interviewing two representatives involved in this venture. After speaking with Nina, multi-media platform for World Radio BBC, she described to me her focus behind The BBC's decision to concentrate on Buffalo.

"The BBC World Service's Today programme is interested in talking with George Scott, President of The Historic Colored Musicians Club and Michael J. Billoni, Director of Public Relations for The Food Bank of Western New York, said Nina Robinson. "We will be talking to them LIVE on the evening of March 17, 2009. This music event in New York brings together musicians from different walks of life - jazz, classical, even street (B Boys) - all for the purpose of helping the poor in tough economic times. It's like music healing rifts."

Nina concluded by saying, " We would like to hear a burst of music and talk about why music from across the divides have teamed together with charity - to find out why they've come together and what they can achieve with this collaboration and whether it's a sign of a new era - Obama's America?"

I am pleased to say that the music being introduced during this live broadcast will be Van Taylor's, Taylor Made Jazz original, "Sit Back" along with The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert is the first of its kind in Western New York joining classes of all people, musicians and organizations. On the night of March 17, 2009, and archived online at the BBC Website, you will be able to listen here: BBC World Today.

Susan Marie
Public Relations
New York USA

1 comment:

Unknown said...

You did it again, you !
How can there be any more room on your cap for another feather, Ha !
Will you settle for a boa !?!