This program includes Latin American songs of labor and struggle: A shout-out to the cleaning workers and allies that participated in the hunger strike at Cub Foods. The program also presents “piano à la cubana” and old, classic Mexican “Ranchera” songs. The literature segment presents a few segments from the book “Bocas del tiempo” by Eduardo Galeano, from Uruguay, read by the author himself (from the CD with the audio version of the book published by Página/12).
Fatoumata Diawara is a Malian singer born in the Ivory Coast, now living in Paris, who upon Oumou Sangare’s recommendation was signed to World Circuit Records. Her debut album will be released in the fall but World Circuit has just issued an EP and we started off today’s African Rhythms with the lead track Kanou. With stops all around the continent and beyond, the show wrapped up with a preview of next week’s Black Uhuru show at the Cedar.