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In today's podcast, young vocalist Tamar Korn talks with Fortnight Creative Director, Adam Nichols, about her time fronting the house band of a high-class jazz club in Shanghai, China.
Tamar recounts the unusual life of a hired entertainer in a futuristic East Asia. She recounts singing Ella Fitzgerald tunes with a firey attitude to demand attention from a chattering crowd. Tamar also describes curious characters of the smoky club, including musicians who had once hoarded illicit records of American blues and jazz from Cultural Revolution officials.
To demonstrate her Chinese repertoire, Tamar sings the 1930s standard "Hummin' to Myself." Tamar also sings Sister Rosetta Tharpe's gospel tune, "Rock Me," explaining how religious rhythms unexpectedly helped hone her transcendent stage act.