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Another two hour set of Afro Beat, Cumbia, Boogaloo, Funk Bombs on 100% all-vinyl platters. Featuring tracks from Chico Mann, Monomono, Afrosound, Willie Colon, Joe Cuba Sextet, AC Reed, Eldridge Holmes, Gary Brown The Chants, Belita Woods, Bobby Williams and more…

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Both segments (music and literature) of this program are dedicated to “Día de los muertos”. It includes an “ofrenda musical” consisting of listener’s requests.

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A heady mix of music and conversation on today’s edition of African Rhythms with Jojo, Charlie and Brad. Musical highlights included deep cuts from Ernesto Djédjé (Ivory Coast), Dele Sosimi (Nigeria) and Gidi Gidi Maji Maji (Kenya) with some ringers thrown in (Sugar Minott, The Special AKA, etc.).

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It’s all about Diego El Cigala – his music, his thoughts – in honor of the last week of his North American tour to promote the release of his new CD, Tangos, which has already been nominated for a Grammy. If he wins it, it will the the third for this versatile and generous Madrileño.

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Illuminous 2/3 Two thirds of Twin Cities hip hop group Illuminous 3 (Mavin MC; Freeze) visit the Radio Pocho studio to share some tracks of their latest EP Montessori (Available for download for free: http://www.divshare.com/download/15805040-36b)

Enjoy some Jorge Ben, Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon, La Mafia, Rotary Connection, Musical Youth, Grace Jones, Inner Circle and much much more…

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Tonight we celebrated Dia de Los Muertos (Day of The Dead) with a big Cumbia set, and some other Latin flavored tracks. Additionally, we featured some tracks we never got to on last week’s Echo Chamber of Horrors special. On top of this we debuted some brand new reggae and dub from McPullish & Dub Fanatic, Roots Nation, GemStone & Asante Amen, Cherine, The Dropsteppers, The Prizefighters, LoveAvalanche feat. MC Benjammin, Droegenbwoys & El Bib, and our own Mutant Frogs!

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