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East Coast Crate Digging Special!

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DJ Steely brings the heat with this two hour set of Funk, Soul, Blues 45’s… featuring crackling good sides from The Webs, Milton The Thrillers, Harvey Scales, Albert Washington, Darrow Fletcher, Ann Cole, The Nu-Trons, The Rhythm Masters, more…

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This program presents two Cuban classics: Ñico Saquito and Celina González. It also presents two classics of the Mexican Bolero tradition: Amparo Montes and María Luisa Landín, and music from Peru: Chabuca Granda and some examples from the Afro-Peruvian tradition. The literature segment presents a fragment from “Los relámpagos de agosto” by Jorge Ibargüengoitia, from Mexico.

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Orchestre Poly Rhytmo of Benin were responsible for some of the most electrifying sounds coming out of West Africa in the 1970s. The band has re-convened and recorded an excellent new album for Strut Records from which we heard a cut on this week’s edition of African Rhythms, alongside new music from Simphiwe Dana from South Africa and Asa from Nigeria.

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We reached back into our archives to replay our very first show from April 29, 2009. This show spotlights the palo of alegrias and maestro Timo Lozano tells Kristina a great story about how he came to join the Jose Greco Flamenco Company.

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The Media Addicts Brought Us Their Brand of JAZZ.

The Media Addicts is a modern jazz quartet with an aggressive, image evoking sound. Whereas “smooth jazz” leaves out the dirt and sweat, Media Addicts happily inserts those elements into edgy, sometimes post-apocalyptic sounding compositions. Check out the Media Addicts here

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