A nice funky set of mellow Soul Jazz, Afro Jazz, Caribbean Soul, Reggae, Cumbia, and Salsa… featuring the music of Melvin Sparks, Oliver Sain, Wilbert Harrison, The Ramblers Dance Band, Desmond Dekker, La Senora Dinamita, The Lebron Brothers Orchestra, and K Frimpong His Cubano Fiestas…
Next Tuesday, March 8, is the centenary of International Women’s Day; in celebration, all of the music of this program is interpreted by women (mainly from Latin America but also from Spain and Portugal). The literature segment presents the second and last part of a dialog on literature with the Nobel Prize Mario Vargas Llosa.
Willie Walker & Willie West @ the Music Box Theatre
Produced by Monty Lee Wilkes & Nancy Sartor
Last fall local musician Paul Metsa hosted a series of concerts and interviews at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis. On this special night, renowned soul musicians Willie Walker and Willie West shared the stage for the first time—talking and singing in a rare live performance that sent chills through the audience.
Once again a ton of new stuff on the Echo Chamber including: the new “Joy of Life” EP from Kibir La Amlak the timely “New Dub Evolution” album from Himperial Rockers (from which we pulled “Mubarak Fall Dub”); the excellent Life Still Nice remix album from Kukan Dub Lagan; and the “Taste It Right” album from Tiburk Sound System. Also, brand new tracks from The Technician, Citizen Sound/Wrong Tom, Tony Dubshot, Eating Betty, JStar, and more…
Tonight’s guests are Christina Selander Bouzouina, directrice of the Alliance Francaise and Alysse Glawe, intern at the Alliance from St. Thomas University. They will speak of The Year in France and they many activities available to the public through the united efforts of several groups: the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota International Center along with the Alliance Francaise and others. Christina brings favorite French cd’s. The remainder of the program will be a collection of old and new music from France and French-speaking countries.