Following Democracy Now, we follow up with freedom songs from Africa – then preview Angelique Kidjo visit this evening at the Dakota along with more African greats. The show closes with finger-pickin’ local Tim Sparks and his latest release Little Princess.
The new dub just keeps on coming… New dubwise releases this week from: Abassi All Stars (with Dubmatix); Jean Binta Breeze (with the new “Eena Me Corner” album); Dub Salon; and several from the Planet Terror netlabel, including Mikus, Andulus, Mantra, and Titus Twelve.
Catching up with new releases after the Black History Month celebration last week. Big thanks to Dee Henry Williams:http://www.kfai.org/agreatblendofwatercolors for doing a great job of starting that celebration and helping us contemplate on a Tuesday morning! Also thanks to Brenda Bell Brown, an extra-early special guest. New music this week from Shearwater, Laura Veirs, Jaga Jazzist, and one to look out for: Javelin, coming out on Luaka Bop records in April.
Things get sizzling quick tonight with an opening set of old-school and modern funk sounds from all around including brand new stuff from Chris Joss, The Whitefield Brothers, and the Record Kicks label out of Italy. Later we simmer with the Lou Bond reissue on Light in the Attic, & new tracks from Gil Scott-Heron & Georgia Anne Muldrow. Late-night Afrobeat finishes the recipe…
The first ½ hour is a small retrospective of the Cuban composer Sindo Garay. The second ½ hour includes music from Ecuador y Colombia. The last ½ hour consists of music from Mexico and the final 10 minutes contain the reading of “La ley de Herodes”, a short story by the Mexican writer Jorge Ibargüengoitia.