World Music

Summer rolls on with another show filled with new dub. Although it came out late in 2010, tonight was the debut of Bill Laswell’s latest Method of Defiance album Jahbulon. Another great new release was the Digital Showcase from U-Rie and Neblina Sound. Also new tonight: Ghosts Outside from Steve Mason Dennis Bovell, plus new stuff from Bassnectar Seth Drake, Alpha Steppa, Grace Jones, Mista Majah P, Roots of Rebellion, and more… On top of this was half of a special Properly Chilled Mix done especially for Echo Beach (WLUW-FM, Chicago). Finally, Swiss introduced us to a fine Finnish outfit called The Valkyrians with their track Taikonaut Reggae, and added more cool tunes from Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Raw Vibes, The Dualers, and Burning Spear among others.

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It’s an all-music show tonight! We will be playing old and new music from France and French-speaking countries.

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Feliz Cumpleaños Simon Diaz!

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The Last Reel: Minnesota’s Drive-In Theaters”:http://www.ampers.org/pieces/last-reel-drive-movie-theaters-minnesota?s=...
Produced by Todd Melby

They had names like The Cinebuff, the Bronco, The Maple Leaf, The Sunset. They were the drive-in movie theaters of Minnesota. Once, there were more than 80 outdoor movie theaters in the Gopher State. Today, only a handful remain, including the Sky-Vu in Warren and the Starlite 5 in Litchfield. Grab your popcorn, get in the car and join us for a tour of drive-in movie theaters of Minnesota. Produced by Todd Melby.

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Today we listened to the great Swedish group Hedningarna recorded live at the 2008 Nordic Roots Festival, by Chris Dronen and Dan Rein

We also heard flamenco music from the Manolo Caracol, live music from Paddy O’Brien, Tom Klein, and Ensemble Limousin.

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