Nice blend of afro-colombian-jazz-calypso-disco funk… feat new ones from Cedric Watson, Quantic, Soundway Records Columbia series, Los Sospechos, Cochemea Gastelum, Hidden Orchestra, Lloyd Miller Heliocentrics, and Los Charley’s Orchestra. Also a special track from Bobby Jackson, the unsung hero of the Minneapolis soul jazz scene…
The first ½ hour of this program is dedicated to the songs of María Teresa Vera, from Cuba. The second ½ hour includes a few pieces by Esteban (Steve) Jordan (who passed away last Friday). The third ½ hour presents “Huapango”, by the Mexican composer José Pablo Moncayo, and the folk music that inspired it. The last segment includes a few readings by the Guatemalan writer Augusto Monterroso.
Tonight we debuted the excellent new Blue King Brown double-CD “Worldwize Part 1: North & South”. Also brand new tonight: the very cool “Haffi Win” album from Ammoye + Rise Ashen. Rounding out the new music list were Eric Blowtorch, Nickodemus, Kris Naphtali, Lucy Woodward, The Soundheads, Uptown Rebel, and O. De Lanzac.
Our guest on this program is watercolorist Charlotte Laxen. Charlotte speaks of her first trip to France, which lead her to devote her life to her art. One summer, she was a teacher of painting at Giverney, in the gardens of the 19th century Impressionist, Claude Monet. She continues to paint and exhibit in galeries in Lake City and plans to exhibit in the Twin Cities. Watch for her! We play songs of Yves Duteil, her favorite French singer.