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Today’s guest: Norah Rendell of group The Outside Track, discussing their new recording, Curious Things Given Wings.


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Starts with a slow-burning mix of Contemporary Afrobeat Funk including Akale Wube, Blundetto, El Michels Affair, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra and The Beverly Road All Stars. Second half is funk soul 45s from Carolyn Veal, Tina Britt, Syl Johnson, Rudy Ray Moore others…

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This program presents music from Cuba and from Mexico, including a small tribute to the Mexican composer Manuel Esperón. The literature segment presents “Modesta Gómez”, from the book “Ciudad Real”, by the Mexican writer Rosario Castellanos.

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Special Guest: Congolese novelist Emmanuel Dongala

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Grammy winners along with Vusi Mahlasela, Vinicius Cantuaria Bill Frisell, and another Fela track to close it up.

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A bit of Love…and plenty of Dub… Not some kind of mushy Valentine’s show, but heavy, sexy and deep. First up was the new Berlin Sessions EP with the old-school sound from Aldubb, Dubmatix, & Mighty Howard. Fitting our Love theme tonight groove-wise were: Prince Fatty, Elizabeth Archer & The Equators, Dubmatix, Richard & I, Lefthand (feat. JEN), The English Beat, Lisa Shaw, Third World, and more… Finally, DJ Baby Swiss chose the track “Finally Your Day Has Come” by The Dualers to dedicate to the people of the great country of Egypt!

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