World Music


Awesome opening set of Contemporary Funk, Afro Beat, & Cumbia, then vintage sounds from Africa, Brasil, & Jamaica. Features tracks from Menahan Street Band, Shawn Lee, Chico Mann, Los Miticos del Ritmo, Ondatropica, Jungle Fire, Bell’a Njoh, CK Mann & His Carousel 7, Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian Quintet, Jorge Ben, Burning Spear, Linval Thompson, The Congos, & more…

This program presents music from Brazil, music on and about trains, and music, “corridos” (ballads) and stories from the Mexican Revolution.

Play List

Listen to a show from April of 2012 with some early recordings by Paco de Lucia and an superb excerpt from an interview of Susana di Palma talking about the trials of the making of her last production, Zorro in the Land of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker.

Highlife from Ghana, Township jazz and jive from South Africa, voices from Cape Verde and beyond are all part of the musical mix on today’s show.

DJ Izzy from the Pop Shop joins the Morning Blend, playing pop tunes in preparation for tonight’s Monkees’ show at the State Theatre.