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Our Annual “Last Night of Summer Exotica Special.”

Kristina presents the old and the new in "nuevo flamenco" for you to enjoy.

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This program is all about Cuban music: “Buena Vista Social Club: 15 years later”. A homage to and retrospective of this landmark recording originally issued on September 16, 1997. The literature segment presents the second and last part of “El Caballo de Troya”, a story from the Salvadorian “Radio Venceremos”.

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New music from guitar greats Zani Diabate (Mali) and Manuel Gabon (Cuba), contemporary beats from Kenya and classics from Zimbabwe and South Africa are among the musical highlights on today’s show.

Another crazy night of dubwise fun in the Echo Chamber… Kicking things off with the choice new JBB in Dub from John Brown’s Body on Easy Star. This was followed by Lord Hissayas’ excellent “Nazirites Sounds vol. 1” on KingDub/Nazirites. Also new tonight: the tasty Orangewood Sessions 7” EP from Relaxo; the cool new “Sumud” album from Niyaz (Six Degrees); Diabel Cissokho’s “Kanabory Siyama” on World Village; Morgan Heritage’s new “The Return” (on VP); “The Observer in the Star House” from The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry; and “Easy Star’s Thrillah”.

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