World Music

Tonight’s mix features local artist Ticket To Brasil, performing next Sunday, June 19th, at the Lake Harriet Band Shell, starting at 5:30pm.

Check it out!:http://www.meetup.com/wonro40/events/17553219/

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DJ Steely brings the heat with this two hour set of Funk, Soul, Blues 45’s… featuring crackling good sides from The Webs, Milton The Thrillers, Harvey Scales, Albert Washington, Darrow Fletcher, Ann Cole, The Nu-Trons, The Rhythm Masters, more…

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This program presents two Cuban classics: Ñico Saquito and Celina González. It also presents two classics of the Mexican Bolero tradition: Amparo Montes and María Luisa Landín, and music from Peru: Chabuca Granda and some examples from the Afro-Peruvian tradition. The literature segment presents a fragment from “Los relámpagos de agosto” by Jorge Ibargüengoitia, from Mexico.

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Orchestre Poly Rhytmo of Benin were responsible for some of the most electrifying sounds coming out of West Africa in the 1970s. The band has re-convened and recorded an excellent new album for Strut Records from which we heard a cut on this week’s edition of African Rhythms, alongside new music from Simphiwe Dana from South Africa and Asa from Nigeria.

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We reached back into our archives to replay our very first show from April 29, 2009. This show spotlights the palo of alegrias and maestro Timo Lozano tells Kristina a great story about how he came to join the Jose Greco Flamenco Company.

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L.A. to the Bay The return of DJ Ren from Califas brings us some of the best jams from L.A. and the bay area. Also the pocho word of the week gabach@ tune in to find out what it means.

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