World Music

Fatoumata Diawara is a Malian singer born in the Ivory Coast, now living in Paris, who upon Oumou Sangare’s recommendation was signed to World Circuit Records. Her debut album will be released in the fall but World Circuit has just issued an EP and we started off today’s African Rhythms with the lead track Kanou. With stops all around the continent and beyond, the show wrapped up with a preview of next week’s Black Uhuru show at the Cedar.

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Kristina de Sacramento plays a younger and then an older Lole Montoya singing Cabalgando, and she dedicates a couple of songs (The Seagull and The Lullaby of the Onions) to a couple of flamenco birthdays. This show also features the last segment of the interview with flamenco documentarian, Bill Davidson.

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This episode features Twin Cities local hip-hop group, Point of Contact, in promoting their upcoming EP “Brothers: From Different Fathers and Mothers”. They will also have their EP release party at The Cabooze, June 30th.

Also, Girl In a Coma phones into Radio Pocho from their hotel room in Madison, WI, to gear-up for Jun. 3rd show at the Varsity in MPLS. Thanks, Ladies!


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Heavy new sounds from Sylford Walker & McPullish, Marlon Asher & Leah Rosier, and Dub Gabriel & MC Zulu. Also some great new stuff from Kevin Kinsella (on his “Great Design” solo release on ROIR); Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 (with Brian Eno, Justin Adams, & John Reynolds); and A Man Called PJ. Swiss’ set, as it progressed, morphed into a mini-Free The Weed hour, with tracks from Glen Brown, Peter Broggs, Barrington & Beenie, and Children of the Bong.

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Caryl and Olaf play French music from old classics to the latest from France and French-speaking countries. There’s a calendar for events in the area and films of interest to French speakers and those interested in all things French.

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