Pa Cartwright revisits Ringo in French. The Living Marimbas’ unique take on Folsom Prison Blues seems to confirm reports that Johnny Cash really did back over their poodle with his Cadillac. And guest host Jean of Radio Rumpus Room posits: When your album is titled Light My Fire With Classical Gas, you know you are really in trouble.
This program presents “La Petenera” in Mexican and Spaniard music, a segment dedicated to the recently deceased Facundo Cabral and a small exploration of connections (if any) between Tarantellas and Andean music. The literature segment presents a few texts by the Mexican Jorge Ibargüengoitia.
Michael Kiwanuka was born in London to Ugandan emigrés a mere twenty-three years ago. He’s just released his first EP, Tell Me a Tale, from which we heard the soulful track I Need Your Company on today’s edition of African Rhythms, along with a rich assortment of other music from South Africa, Niger, Mali, Mauritius and points beyond.
Kristina plays the palo colombianas, featuring recordings both traditional and modern. Kristina and well-known dancer/singer La Conja talk about how La Conja moved from being a flamenco dancer to also becoming an in-demand flamenco singer.