The Freedom Principle features music of the African Diaspora; this program sees acoustic ensemble music as a developing world jazz incorporating styles and rhythms which draw from Indigenous sources. On the air since June 1986, The Freedom Principle features new releases from the disparate genres of the African Diaspora with occasional forays into specialized thematic programs. Past programs include Manding Swing, Congolese Rumba, Zimbabwean Liberation, South African Jazz, Mississippi Delta Slide & Moan, African Impressionism in American Jazz, etc.
The Freedom Principle is hosted by Tom Fleming at CJAM-FM in Windsor, and is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA’s !earshot Digital Distribution System. The Freedom Principle is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.