World Music

Guitars(!) and Beats. The latter is a Temposphere mainstay, but the former is usually instrument-non-grata. Not this go round: they are featured throughout the mix with sublime synergy. Enjoy!

Reaching back into the archives, Kristina came up with a show of flamenco ladies singing tientos and an interview with Debra Elias Morse.

Musical Olympic closing ceremony revisionism and congrats to the winners, a chat with Greg Schaefer from GST on this weekend’s “Rhythmically Speaking” dance performance at The Southern.

We welcome DJ Brian Engel into the studios to give us a primer on the 10-Year Anniversary of his Hipshaker Minneapolis Rare Soul & Deep Funk Dance Night. What we get is two hours of scorchers on 45, including tracks from The Satin Dolls, Curtis Lee & The KCP’s, The Superlatives, The Daddy Graham Trio, Herb Johnson Settlement, The Monterays, Rickey Calloway, Demon Funk, Roosevelt Matthews, Jimmy Robins, Eugene Church, Freddy Butler, & many more…

This program presents Benny Moré from Cuba, another segment in memory of Chavela Vargas, and the “milonga” according to Astor Piazzolla. The literature segment presents “El payador perseguido” by Atahualpa Yupanqui, from Argentina.

Play List

On today’s African Rhythms: Tinariwen remixed, new M.anifest, deep cuts from Senegal and the Gambia, and an Anglo-Afro-Brasileiro musical tribute to the passing of the Olympic torch. 2 hours with Brad and Jojo.

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