World Music

A rousing 2-Hour all-vinyl set of Jazz Funk, Island Funk, Afro Funk, Latin Funk, Cumbia, Ska, & Reggae, featuring tracks by Gene Harris, Band of Theives, Tim Maia, Luis Santi, The Spirit of Voodoo, MAKU Soundsystem, Quantic’s Flowering Inferno, The Skatalites, The Marvels, Junior Byles, Ralfi Pagan, Rambler’s Dance Band & more…

Thus program includes tangos, songs from the “trova yucateca” tradition, Pedro Vargas, and, from Argentina, Mercedes Sosa. The literature segment presents Juan José Arreola, from México.

Play List

A look at the music of Tim Maia and Brazilian Soul of the 1970s and today on this week’s show.

Kristina reaches into the archives for a show featuring an interview with Adriana Maresma Fois, and also plays lots of cante jondo for Adri's Dad.

Starting today’s program with Greek & Lebanese music, the over to Spain And back home to preview Esperanza Spaulding, coming to downtown Mpls. this week

News Director, Dale Connelly, hosts & produces The Morning Blend.

Well, we’ve had a couple singles for a few weeks, but tonight we finally debuted the new The Observer in the Star House album from The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry. What a cool combination of musical wizards… Also making its debut tonight, Adrian Sherwood’s new Survival & Resistance (on ON-U Sound). Following these releases, was Steve Steppa’s cool “Zohar Inspired Dubplates”, and then the M.A.K.U. Sound System with their “Makumbala” album. More new releases from David Powell Experience, Dada Afrik & Kalcia, Rebelution, Marlon Asher & Stef Kalloo, John Brown’s Body, A Tribe Called Red, Fatoumata Diawara, Relaxo, and Byutifu! Also tonight, to celebrate the new “Easy Star’s Thrillah” album, we did a Motown/Detroit set, alternating tracks from “Thrillah” and I-Plant’s “BlackSoulRemix2” Motown mash-up album, and finishing with a cool cover of the Spinners “I’ll Be Around”.