An all-vinyl set of contemporary & classic Afro Beat, Funk & Modern Soul… featuring tracks by El Michels Affair, Blundetto, Antibalas, Ocote Soul Sounds, Fanga, Akale Wube, The Sons of Thunder, Lantei Lamptey, Moussa Doumbia, Pazy & The Black Hippies, Kings Go Forth, Franky & Jamos, Leroy Hudson, & many more…
During its first hour, this program celebrates Mexican Independence Day. The second hour presents old Spaniard “Romances” and traditional songs. The literature segment presents “El Caballo de Troya”, a story from the Salvadorian “Radio Venceremos”.
It's a show of the flamenco "just fines." Sure, we all know and love the flamenco "greats," but it's the little guys who make up the fat, rich underbelly of flamenco. To paraphrase a very non-flamenco song, "Thank Heaven for flamenco 'just fines,' because without them what would we other little guys do?"
Contemporary Afrobeat from Ottawa, Brooklyn and Paris; guitar music from the sub-Sahara; roots reggae; Tanzanian dance music and much more: musical pieces of the vast African continent and diaspora on today’s show. 2 hours with Brad and Jojo.
What a full show of new releases, roots classics, and an excellent summer guest mix. Tonight we debuted the latest Easy Star All-Stars project: Easy Star’s Thrillah, which is of course Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” reimagined with a rootical reggae groove. Another debut tonight was the first single from Snoop Lion (AKA Snoop Dogg). On top of that we had new releases from Full Dub, Citizen Sound (ft. Ammoye), Mista Majah P, Dub Rifles, Sammy Gold, DJ Zdena vs. The Temptations, Doktor Lond (ft. Agarfa), Dub Colossus, YT, and the new Culture retrospective on VP Records. Tonight’s guest mix was put together by the dubmeister Haji Mike for our pal TurnTableTerrorist (Terry C) at “Echo Beach”, WLUW-FM (Chicago).