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”.
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.
More flecos de flamenco (songs on the fringe of flamenco)! The October 27th show just whetted Kristina’s appetite for trillas, campanilleras, and marianas – so here they all are again, in both their original and updated versions!