World Music

This program includes Soledad Pastorutti, from Argentina, Vallenatos, from Colombia, a few classic interpreters from Venezuela, some old Mexican songs and Caetano Veloso, from Brazil. The literature segment is dedicated to the Mexican poet Renato Leduc.

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Starting off with a percussive blast from Trinidad, today’s African Rhythms on KFAI careened around the globe, tracking musical influences and trends that completely disregard borders. The show features a vintage 70’s Afro-rock set, taking in cuts from Cymande, Blo, Mandrill and Santana, plus much more.

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Dueling Granainas and Miles Davis playing a Saeta sandwich a snippet of conversation in which guitarist/composer Ben Abrahamson and Kristina talk about the mix of creativity and technique required to present a successful piece of music or dance.

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Listen to the Return of Nolan James here:  https://archive.org/details/61NolanJames

AND Head Eclectic here:  https://archive.org/details/61HeadEclectic

Nick Ashford Dedication On this episode of Radio Pocho we bring you music by the late great Nick Ashford, one half of the talented songwriting duo of Ashford Simpson. We also welcome special guests Audio Perm, in to talk about their first ever Audio Perm Block Party.

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Europe opens the program today (Greece Spain) but we also hear from Ghana, Haiti, and some Afrobeat salsa and some local Willie Murphy as well.

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Another ton of new dub and other funky music tonight – including Rolling Lion Studio’s House of Dread (Renegade Media); Playing For Change’s PFC2; and more from 11 Acorn Lane, Baby Arm Sound System, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Jesse Royal, Dubkasm, Yabass, Amenta, Nakedi, Luisa Maita, Grace Jones, A Man Called PJ, Digitaldubs, and more. Also tonight, a short mix featuring Pale Rider and Phase Selector Sound System. And another short ON-U Sound mix featuring Little Axe, Creation Rebel, and Singers Players.

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