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.).
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.
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…
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!
Guest Ray Tricomo speaks of early (17th cent.)visitors and theirs relationships with indigenous peoples of North America. Ray later speaks of a dear friend, a Frenchman who immersed himself in the culture of SW American native culture who was accepted as one of their own. The music played comes from old and new artists from France and French-speaking countries.