Filling in for a busy Johnny D this week, Rocket Ship’s d.j. cozy little takes you around the world, from Jamaica (Glen Brown, Twinkle Bros.) to Brazil (São Paolo Ska Jazz, Sergio Mendez) to Russia (Cabernet Deneuve, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review) to Australia (Jamaica’s Skatalites’ most recent!) to Japan (Little Tempo, Shiina Ringo) and beyond (International Observer)!
Following Haiti’s huge earthquake on Monday we go to Haitian music for the first hour of Global Beat today. Later we celebrate the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of his birth, with classics played by his partner from the ’30’s, Stephane Grappelli.
Another strange, heavy, dubwise mix inna Echo Chamber. New dub with a heavy African jazz groove from the Red Earth Collective; the Mondomix “Free Lapiro” benefit compilation and the “World Consciousness Unification Project – V.1” were among the new items.
The Bug, by Richard Strand. A Kafkaesque tale in which a small personal glitch of an employee is dropped into the pool of the company’s dependence on technology, and ripples of chaos spread out in all directions.