This program presents a “Buena Vista” approach to Cuban music, Indigenous Mexican music, Fados with António Zambujo and a segment in remembrance of Pedro J. González, activist and radio pioneer. The literature segment presents poetry by Jaime Sabines.
The wave of lost African gems from the 70s being rescued from obscurity continues and on today’s show we heard deep cuts from El Rego (Benin) and Joni Haastrup (Nigeria) alongside shiny contemporary pearls.
From the oldest dub album, to the freshest, newest dub albums, the Echo Chamber has it all. Starting off tonight with Java Java Java Java, the Clive Chin produced album that is sometimes referred to as the first dub album. Now Java Java Java Java is finally out on CD. As for brand new dub and roots, the show included the new dub compilations Virtual Dub 4 and Dubnight Chap.3: Revelation Flux, the new Ways and Means album from The Green (on Easy Star), and Empresarios’ Bestia EP (on Fort Knox). The other big highlight of the show was the Springline Jamaica:http://www.springlinejamaica.com mix Creation Vault Mixtape vol. 1 , featuring Creation Rockers, Yabass, The Manor, and HIMperial Rockers.