Roots

A pleasant summer day program with favorites and a tribute to Caetano Veloso, celebrating another birthday “hoje mesmo” — on this exact day !

Guest Host – Dale Loomer

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Sagirah Shaheed, Hannah Rank
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

Started off the program tonight with a half-hour all-Jamaican set to celebrate JA Independence Day (8/6). The set included the 1979 Joe Higgs Unity Is Power album, freshly re-released by Pressure Sounds, and the track “Hail Mama Africa” from Michigan’s new “Trod On” album (Rashanco Music). Also maikng their debut tonight: Mickey Hart Band’s new “Superorganism” album; the excellent “Reset the Mindset” album from Scratchylus and friends; J-Path & Alpha Steppa, with the Trigram 01 EP; re-released Etherealites on Dubmission; the “Nairobian Riddim” album; and “The Cooker” from Redtenbacher’s Funkestra (Wooden Hat). Also tonight, our summer mix was a very cool DJ beatmix from The Groove Thief that can be found here on Mixcloud. Filling things out with the likes of King Tubby/Natty Locks Band, DreadlionBZH, Doctah X, Irie Sol, Laury Webb & the TigerBone Band, Thievery Corporation, Secret Panels vs. The Assessor, earlyW~Rm, Tony Allen, Ernest Ranglin, Joey Altruda, Brian Eno/David Byrne, and much more..

Special Birthday Show…My actual day is Sunday August 11th…but I thought I’d celebrate on the air today with a few of my favorite tunes and artists.

Live interview with Claire Lynch!

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