Steely returns to the studio with an all vinyl selection of Early Reggae Ska, Colombian Salsa Cumbia, Nuyorican Boogaloo, Deep Afro Boogie. Featuring Jo Jo Bennett, Junior Byles, Roland Alphonso, Lord Creator, Fruko y sus Tesos, Michi Sarmiento, Wganda Kenya, Afrosound, The Mebusas, many more…
This program continues exploring the connection (if any) between Italian Tarantellas and Latin American music. It also includes some examples of the “Zapateado” tradition and music from “tierra caliente” in Mexico. The literature segment presents the first part of the lecture “Socialismo: realidad y utopía” given in 2005 by the recently deceased writer and philosopher Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez.
On today’s episode of African Rhythms we heard some examples of Naija — contemporary Nigerian pop music — and a track by Nkulee Dube (Lucky Dube’s daughter) who merges South African tradition with reggae and pop.
Kristina plays the palo rumbas which was actually created in Spain around 1918 in response to the Afro-Caribbean beat. Rumbas are surprisingly the slowest of the flamenco cantes chicos. Also on this show, Kristina and acclaimed dancer/singer La Conja discuss La Conja’s lateral move from dancing to singing, and the consequences thereof.