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The Scene with Yawa

Yawa, aka Amenta Abioto, is a singer, songwriter, producer and performance artist from Memphis, Tennessee. She is now based in Portland and will be performing at Decibel Sound & Drink in Milwaukie on Sunday.

In conversation with Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is more than the world’s greatest living jazz musician, he’s a platinum-album making, billboard-chart-topping, Oscar and Grammy award winning force of nature. Hancock spoke with KMHD via his studio in California to discuss the new quintet on his worldwide tour, why he will never become the jazz police and his meaning of jazz without boundaries.

In conversation with Kassa Overall

There are new musical landscapes among us. Where jazz and hip-hop form a fusion not yet defined. Drummer, producer and artist Kassa Overall came to the KMHD studios and spoke about what that future may look like. Kassa Overall will be performing in Portland at Mississippi Studios on Aug. 26.

In conversation with Madison McFerrin

Producer, songwriter and vocalist Madison McFerrin visited the KMHD studios and spoke with host Deena B about her artistic journey of creating her debut album, “I Hope You Can Forgive Me." McFerrin will be in Portland performing at Pickathon, Aug. 4 and 5.