World Music

“He played that song so many times, the needle eventually started playing the song on the other side of the record!”

Mutantes, Mandos, Monks, and Memories of an ‘Oo-filled evening

Tarik Thornton joins Steely in the studio for a blistering two-hour set of all 45’s including sides by Bob & Gene, Detroit Emeralds, Funkadelic, The Cooperettes, Michael Washington, Roger & The Gypsies, La Clave, Mandinga, The Yoruba Singers, The Prophets of Peace, JN Thorp Elementary School Band, & more…

This program presents Boleros, as well as the famous “Huapango” by José Pablo Moncayo and the folk music that inspired it. It also includes some classic tangos and tango according to Ástor Piazzolla. The literature segment presents poetry by José Agustín Goytisolo, from Spain.

Play List

Music of Spaniards influenced by American music surrounds a snippet of the interview with L.A. guitarist Stephen Dick on this show from our May 2010 archives.

Looking ahead to the Minneapolis return of Os Mutantes (Cedar, 11/30) and the debut of the Dérobé Dance Band (Icehouse, 12/5) plus a highly eclectic mix of music including tracks from Cheikh Lô, Batida, Karantamba, Mamadou Barry and much more.

Variedades Latinos… I start out with a variety of sounds & styles from various Latin American countries. Algunas de mis favoritas.

The good Doctor took in The Who’s Minneapolis gig and d.j. babyswiss had the starship all to himself – launching off into the Dubiverse to the tune of locals Secret Panels vs. The Assessor’s “Strange Dub”, followed up by Tsuyoshi Kawakami’s Moodmakers and Kaori Takeda warming up a chill pre-winter night with an “Ice Ball” …attendance highly recommended. Then, from “Ice” to “Fire” with Little Tempo. Some classic UB40 was in the mix, as was the Upsetters-esque Slackers cut “El Gato”. The mighty King Tubby turns up in the company of Yah Congo and Professor, and dig Jah Wobble’s bizarre take on the “Battle of Britain”! Mutant Froggie bumpers figured throughout.