World Music

This program presents music from Paraguay and Marimba music, as well as songs interpreted by Concha Buika and Chavela Vargas. It also includes a few “Romanzas” and music by Astor Piazzolla. The literature segment presents “Un cuento de navidad” by the Mexican playwright Emilio Carvallido.

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On this edition of African Rhythms: new music from Hindi Zahra (Paris via Morocco) and Tendai “Baba” Maraire (Zimbabwe via USA, Shabazz Palaces), a look at Congolese music, new and vintage, and its Cuban influences, and much more with Brad, Jojo and Deborah.

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All sorts of danceable fandangos bound around this week’s show, so get up and get moving!

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There were problems with our heating system all day and it was chilly in the studios until The Brass Messengers showed up. Then the heat was ON!

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“Midnight Radio en Estyle” On this episode of Radio Pocho we feature special guest Midnight Radio, an L.A. based electro rock group. You’ll hear cuts off of their latest EP (available at www.midnightradio.bandcamp.com) and a guest DJ set by band member Thenmozhi Soundararajan.

In addition, DJ Miguel Vargas and DJ Ren bring back the “Pocho” word of the week and drop two musical sets with the theme of Run & Pocho. Check it out ese.

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A lot of women’s voices – with an emphasis on the Mediterranean & Africa.

Mashing it up again inna Echo Chamber. Tonight featured the excellent new Dubmatix “Clash Of The Titans – The System Shakedown Remixes”. Also finally getting to Cherine’s free “mixtape” release JA9.25. And an interesting new release Fully Bearded – 15 Years of Tummy Touch Records in Dub in the mix tonight. Finally, woven throughout tonight’s program was Kevin Purdy’s cool new ambient soundscape album “Illumination” (on Soft Records).

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Tonight’s program features Advent music from the monks of Keur Moussa Abbey in Senegal. A short story follows about Advent in several areas of France.

New and old music in French follows from RFI (Radio France Internationale) with a common theme: l’Attente Amoureuse, or Lovers’ Wait. The program continues with selections from a variety of artists, both old and new.


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