WBEZ | Aziz Sahmaoui http://www.wbez.org/tags/aziz-sahmaoui Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: September 14, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-14/morning-shift-september-14-2015-112927 <p><p>Have you ever heard a line like this? &quot;Just want to let you know today&rsquo;s show may contain ideas you find objectionable.&rdquo;</p><p>That&rsquo;s called a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-14/universities-try-different-tactics-avoid-trigger-warnings-students">trigger warning</a> and on some college campuses, students have come to expect that professors will issue them before any discussion of sensitive material. Supporters say the alerts can help prepare students who have had a traumatic experience related to the topic at hand, whether it&rsquo;s sexual assault, racism or discrimination over sexual orientation. But opponents worry that such warnings are stifling free speech on campus and protecting students from points of view that differ from their own. We explore this issue.</p><p>Plus, a few weeks ago Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure that will make civics class a graduation requirement in public high schools. We examine the state of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-14/new-requirement-pushes-civics-class-schools-112924">civic engagement</a> beyond the classroom.</p><p>We&rsquo;ve also got some live music in our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio from <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-14/aziz-sahmaoui-university-gnawa-town-world-music-festival-112922">one of the many bands </a>taking part in this&rsquo; year&rsquo;s World Music Festival Chicago.</p><p>And the Bears fell to the Packers in their season opener. We have a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-14/bears-live-horror-predictionssky-heads-wnba-eastern-conference">recap as well as a preview</a> of the WNBA semi finals.</p></p> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-14/morning-shift-september-14-2015-112927 Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa in town for World Music Festival http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-14/aziz-sahmaoui-university-gnawa-town-world-music-festival-112922 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/world music band.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.azizsahmaoui.com/">Aziz Sahmaoui</a> is a virtuoso of the stringed instrument known as the gimbri &mdash; the main sound of the North African trance music known as gnawa. He&rsquo;s also pretty darn good at playing the ngoni, a lute instrument. And he&#39;s a former member of the late keyboardist and Weather Report founder Joe Zawinul&#39;s Zawinul Syndicate.</p><p>Sahmaoui grew up in Marrakech and when he was seven hebegan learning the gnawa tradition from his father. He relocated to France in the late 1980s, and in 1995 was a founding member of the Paris-based Orchestre National De Barbes, a pan-Maghrebi ensemble of expatriate Berber and Arab musicians.</p><p>Aziz now has his own band, University of Gnawa, which mixes everything he&rsquo;s learned from both his father and Zawinul. They played yesterday at Millennium Park and they&rsquo;ve got another show Wednesday at the <a href="http://oldtownschool.org/">Old Town School of Folk Music</a> at 8:30 p.m.</p></p> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-09-14/aziz-sahmaoui-university-gnawa-town-world-music-festival-112922 The privatization of prisons, gay rights in Cameroon and the music of Aziz Sahmaoui http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-24/privatization-prisons-gay-rights-cameroon-and-music-aziz-sahmaoui <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP316724524227.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We learn about the tight grip that multinational corporations have on prison industries in the U.S. and abroad. The murder of Cameroonian gay rights activist Eric Lemembe reflects anti-gay sentiment in the country. Tony Sarabia introduces us to Moroccan trance music.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F102442310&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-privatization-of-prisons-gay-rights.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-privatization-of-prisons-gay-rights" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The privatization of prisons, gay rights in Cameroon and the music of Aziz Sahmaoui" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-24/privatization-prisons-gay-rights-cameroon-and-music-aziz-sahmaoui