Pa Cartwright revisits Ringo in French. The Living Marimbas’ unique take on Folsom Prison Blues seems to confirm reports that Johnny Cash really did back over their poodle with his Cadillac. And guest host Jean of Radio Rumpus Room posits: When your album is titled Light My Fire With Classical Gas, you know you are really in trouble.
This program presents “La Petenera” in Mexican and Spaniard music, a segment dedicated to the recently deceased Facundo Cabral and a small exploration of connections (if any) between Tarantellas and Andean music. The literature segment presents a few texts by the Mexican Jorge Ibargüengoitia.
Michael Kiwanuka was born in London to Ugandan emigrés a mere twenty-three years ago. He’s just released his first EP, Tell Me a Tale, from which we heard the soulful track I Need Your Company on today’s edition of African Rhythms, along with a rich assortment of other music from South Africa, Niger, Mali, Mauritius and points beyond.
Kristina plays the palo colombianas, featuring recordings both traditional and modern. Kristina and well-known dancer/singer La Conja talk about how La Conja moved from being a flamenco dancer to also becoming an in-demand flamenco singer.
Sandra Velasquez of Pistolera We are excited and happy to feature Sandra Velasquez, lead singer of the Brooklyn based band Pistolera. She joins us to talk about their new album El Desierto y la Ciudad and also provides a guest DJ set with music from Gil Scott Heron, Pink Floyd, Manu Chao, and Los Hermanos Flores.
DJ Miguel Vargas and DJ Ren hit you up with some electro cumbia by DJ Lengua and Sidesteppers as well as the always mandatory The Smiths. Additional music from Funkadelic, Al McCall, Victor Jara, Los Gatos, and Aretha Franklin.
KFAI captured this live performance of Rogue Valley last November at the Cedar Cultural Center for the band’s CD-release of “Geese in the Flyway”—the third of four music projects by this prolific ensemble. Members include: Chris Koza, Peter Sieve, Luke Anderson, Linnea Mohn, and Joey Kantor.