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Havana meets Paris: Raquel Bitton on Africa Mix

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Raquel Bitton, French songstress, producer and renowned interpreter of songs by Edith Piaf has released a new CD Rhythm of the Heart.  On her latest production, Bitton sings the classic songs of Tino Rossi, the romantic tenor singer of the French Cabaret era of the 1930s accompanied by an incredible cast of Latin musicians in the Bay Area.  And she'll be Emmanuel Nado's guest on Africa Mix.  Thursday at 9pm.

Born in Marrakesh, Morocco, Raquel Bitton has been hailed as one of the foremost interpreters of French jazz music in America today.  She has performed her hit show "Raquel Bitton sings Edith Piaf: Her story, Her Songs" to sold out performances at Carnegie Hall and many other célèbre venues.  As a resident of San Francisco Bay Area, we are proud to have her in our music community.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.