This week we explore modern Dub, Jazz, Afrobeat, and Latin Soul… includes new releases by The Snugs, Ikebe Shakedown, Michael Leonhart The Avramina 7, Javelin, Mr. Day. Later we feature tracks from Boogaloo Vol. 5 on Record Kicks, Movements Vol. 3 on Perfect Toy, and volume 3 of the Kon Amir Off-Track series on BBE…
We welcome the month of May with several songs about May and springtime. The major part of the program contains songs with an ecological message: Like a Tree, Who Killed Grandma? Let’s Go to the Country and then a haunting song with the sounds of whales calling out (The White Paradise)
In celebration of the “Marimba 2010 International Congress and Conference,” the first ½ hour consists of marimba music from Mexico and Guatemala. The second ½ hour includes music in celebration of International Workers’ Day. The last ½ hour presents Vallenatos from Colombia and the last 8 minutes include a short story (“Los jueves”) by the Mexican writer Mónica Lavín.
Today we air a live concert by Bajafondo from Argentina and Uraguay. The concert was recorded at the Global Roots Festival back in September 2009. Recording engineer was Chris Dronen. Edited by Dan Rein.
During the second hour we had guests Steve Sklar and Johnna Morrow who did some overtone singing and playing of digerdoos.