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Today we had special guest Allison Warden an Inuplaq performance artist talking about her show, Calling all Polar Bears.

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Starts with Contemporary Soul, Funk, Dub & Downtempo Afro Beat Jazz featuring Michael Kiwanuka, Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays, DeRobert & The Half-Truths, Chico Mann, The Natural Yogurt Band, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Alborosie, & more. Late night is straight Old School Afro Beat featuring Joni Haastrup, The Lijadu Sisters, Kelenkye Band, Vis-A-Vis and more…

This program presents “Guaguancós” from Cuba, variations on the theme of a classic Bolero, “Dos almas”, and “Corridos” (ballads) from the Mexican Revolution. The literature segment presents segments from the conferences by Margo Glantz on Nellie Campobello’s writings about “la Revolución Mexicana”.

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Joni Haastrup’s take on psychedelic Afro-rock with his Nigerian band Monomono (and later as a solo artist) is the focus of three stellar new reissues from Soundway/Tummy Touch. On today’s African Rhythms we heard a couple of tracks from those records, along with new music from Congo courtesy of Damon Albarn’s new DNC Music project pairing Western producers with contemporary Congolese musicians.

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