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DJ Steely brings the heat with this two hour set of Funk, Soul, Blues 45’s… featuring crackling good sides from The Webs, Milton The Thrillers, Harvey Scales, Albert Washington, Darrow Fletcher, Ann Cole, The Nu-Trons, The Rhythm Masters, more…

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This program presents two Cuban classics: Ñico Saquito and Celina González. It also presents two classics of the Mexican Bolero tradition: Amparo Montes and María Luisa Landín, and music from Peru: Chabuca Granda and some examples from the Afro-Peruvian tradition. The literature segment presents a fragment from “Los relámpagos de agosto” by Jorge Ibargüengoitia, from Mexico.

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Orchestre Poly Rhytmo of Benin were responsible for some of the most electrifying sounds coming out of West Africa in the 1970s. The band has re-convened and recorded an excellent new album for Strut Records from which we heard a cut on this week’s edition of African Rhythms, alongside new music from Simphiwe Dana from South Africa and Asa from Nigeria.

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We reached back into our archives to replay our very first show from April 29, 2009. This show spotlights the palo of alegrias and maestro Timo Lozano tells Kristina a great story about how he came to join the Jose Greco Flamenco Company.

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L.A. to the Bay The return of DJ Ren from Califas brings us some of the best jams from L.A. and the bay area. Also the pocho word of the week gabach@ tune in to find out what it means.

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Guitar Party, featuring Dosh & Haley Bonar
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

A special, family friendly event at the Cedar Cultural Center. With Jeremy Ylvisaker, Jake Hanson and Andrew Broder (guitars), Mijah Ylvisaker (voice), Mike Lewis (bass), J.T. Bates (drums), Dosh (drums) and Haley Bonar (guitar and voice). Mijah, Jeremy’s daughter, is in the first grade at Hale Elementary.

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A special show tonight as we aired part 2 of the 5th annual “Around the World in 20+ Dubs” (originally aired 4/29 on Echo Beach at WLUW-FM, Chicago). But, before the ATW 20+ special mix, we started things off with Taj Weekes & Adowa in advance of their upcoming MPLS show (6/14 – 7th St Entry) & their upcoming appearance at the Bayfront Reggae Festival (7/17 – Duluth,MN). Followed up with Nkulee Dube, who will also be at the Bayfront Fest (7/16) from her new album “My Way”.

DJ Baby Swiss entered hour 3 smelling like a rose… in addition to 2 spritzes of Perfume, the ol’ time travel machine named After Hours took us back to ‘Round Midnight, Omars Attacked, firing strawberries from a white black hole in outer space, a Mouse unwrapped a snap bar somewhere on Mars, Yello dubbed in a tub, and Hugh Cornwell sprung a gingerbread girl from prison and spirited her away to an opium den… all in the Echo Chamber.

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