World Music

Awesome opening set of Contemporary Funk, Afro Beat, & Cumbia, then vintage sounds from Africa, Brasil, & Jamaica. Features tracks from Menahan Street Band, Shawn Lee, Chico Mann, Los Miticos del Ritmo, Ondatropica, Jungle Fire, Bell’a Njoh, CK Mann & His Carousel 7, Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian Quintet, Jorge Ben, Burning Spear, Linval Thompson, The Congos, & more…

This program presents music from Brazil, music on and about trains, and music, “corridos” (ballads) and stories from the Mexican Revolution.

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Listen to a show from April of 2012 with some early recordings by Paco de Lucia and an superb excerpt from an interview of Susana di Palma talking about the trials of the making of her last production, Zorro in the Land of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker.

Highlife from Ghana, Township jazz and jive from South Africa, voices from Cape Verde and beyond are all part of the musical mix on today’s show.

DJ Izzy from the Pop Shop joins the Morning Blend, playing pop tunes in preparation for tonight’s Monkees’ show at the State Theatre.

Cuba dominates the first hour of Global Beat – then we go to the Mideast, upon hearing of Israel’s attack on the Gaza.

Tonight we filled the first hour with a bunch of new stuff, then shifted gears and filled most of the rest of the program with all Jamaican music. This has been an annual tradition for some time – doing an all Jamaican show in early November in remembrance of my late Jamaican father-in-law Robert. The new music included excellent releases from Soothsayers, Rod Anton & the Ligerians, Anthony B, U-Roy, Aldubb, Steve Steppa, and Sangue Bom. And the all-JA mix for Robert included: The Heptones & Sound Dimension, Niney the Observer, The Mighty Diamonds, Prince Buster & Lee Perry, Junior Byles, Augustus Pablo, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Burning Spear, Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators, Wingless Angels (feat. Justin Hinds), Desmond Dekker, Lloyd’s All Stars, Cherine Anderson, Omar Perry, Sly & Robbie, Jesse Royal, Don Corleone, Jackie Mittoo, Scientist, Barry Brown & U-Mike, Dillinger, Dennis Brown, Tony Tuff, King Jammy, Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, and Oku Onoura.

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