Roots

Annual “Home & Hearth” special featuring tasty tunes for Thanksgiving!

Marlon James, award-winning author joined Spin with Cyn to talk about his book-in-progressand spin favorite records from his stellar collection of vinyls. He is also a producer of album cover and magazine art/photo shoots. Marlon James is from Jamaica, and currently lives in New York City and Minneapolis, and is a Professor of English at Macalester College.

During the first hour we listened to the program in a series on the ethnic music of Iran. This program focused on music of Khorassan in Northeastern Iran.

During the second hour we had special guest Leif Alpsjo from Sweden playing nykleharpa.

Peter Holmes from Minneapolis was our guest co-host today. He is a longtime financial and music contributor to the show, and he provided most of the recordings heard on this program.

New releases by Sean Rowe, Colin Linden, Jim Byrnes, Lindi Ortega, Scrapomatic, Chris Knight, Malcolm Holcombe, and Charlie Peacock. Haven’t heard of some of thes artists? So what? Give them a listen on the archive. It’s fun to learn about new artists…maybe you’ll discover someone you like. Click “Episode Details” to see the playlist for the show and link into the archive.

Cuba dominates the first hour of Global Beat – then we go to the Mideast, upon hearing of Israel’s attack on the Gaza.

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