Deep soulful downtempo, dub, reggae, funk feat new releases by Orgone, The Hidden Orchestra, Doctor L Allonymous, The Diplomats of Solid Sound, The Right Now, Bonobo, Deela, Relaxo Reggae, Akale Wube, Los Sospechos…
This program celebrates Mexico’s Independence Bicentennial. It was precisely on September 16, 1810, that Mexico’s war for independence from Spain began, signaling the end of a colonial period that lasted almost 300 years. In celebration, the program presents a sampling of Mexican classic traditional songs and the country’s amazingly diverse folk genres, all centered on a seminal Mexican poem: “La suave patria”, by Ramón López Velarde.
Two excellent new releases debuted in the Echo Chamber tonight: Horace Andy’s “Serious Times” (minor7flat5) and Dubmatix’s “System Shakedown” (Renegade Media). Also, the fine compilation “Dub Rising Vol. 1” from the Kingdub.com site (available for free), Thievery Corp.‘s new retrospective “It Takes a Thief”, and some new dubs from Vibration Lab. And, though we’ve featured excerpts from it for months, tonight we finally had the entire excellent “Revelation Congo” (Jah Urban Sound /Springline) album from The Manor.
On tonight’s program, Caryl interviews Christina Selander Bouzouina, director of the Alliance Francaise.
Christina will speak on the many opportunities at the Alliance for the public: classes for all levels taught by native speakers, cultural events (opera, ballet, special shows), regular French films, get-togethers for young professionals, and much more. She also will bring some of her favorite French recordings.