Part 2. The Women Who Gave Jazz a Voice: Exploring Legacies and Melodies with Smiti Malik
In Part 2, host Lakshya Datta speaks with vocalist Smiti Malik about the women that have defined the voice of jazz and inspired singers and songwriters for decades - Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan... just to name a few. You’ll also hear Smiti talk about what vocalists bring to the music, how she writes lyrics and collaborates with other musicians, and what it’s like to perform jazz classics as well as original music for audiences in India. This episode features the following songs: “The Peacocks” (performed by Smiti Malik and composed by Jimmy Rowles), “You Go to My Head” (performed by Rainer and the Usual Suspects, composed by J. Fred Coots), “The Fall” (performed and composed by Kitchensink), “Ndinewe” (performed and composed by Monoswezi).
Duration: 17 min