Arts & Culture

While the weather outside is frightful, bulerias would be so delighful…Kristina sends the warmth of flamenco your way on this show with decidedly modern bulerias. ("Decidedly modern" is a relative term, referring to flamenco music pre-1975…when Franco died and Spain split open to new influences.)

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Hosted by Miguel Vargas with special guest DJ, Franz Diego.

During this edition of Marya Morstad's Art Matters, the Grammy award-winning Director of the Sounds of Blackness — Gary Dennis Hines — speaks with guest host Brenda Bell Brown about his inspiration — his mother, the late Doris Hines — and what she inspired in him.

Recording Credit:  David Cummings, Sound Edit:  Brenda Bell Brown


Stories from Blank on Blank and Sam Coley

In honor of my father who recently passed away I brought in some of his long playing records to feature some favorite singers from a previous era.  Still great music from the archives of America.  I also sent out some tributes to other recently deceased friends, including a set of musical politic-poetry from indigenous activist recently deceased, John Trudell. 

In this week’s Chamber, check out new choice cuts from dub legends Mad Professor & Lee Scratch Perry and up’n‘comers Gentleman’s Dub Club (they’ve got an EP and now a brand new full-length album under their belts), plus Bio Dread, The Mighty Ginsu, and more! We also unearth reggae goodies by the newly-late and already much-missed David Bowie — “Yassassin” and “Don’t Look Down.” Also dub and dubstep remixes of Bowie by Black Market and Chris Solon. Solon brings Lady Gaga to the David Bowie mash-up for “Let’s Just Dance.” And just in case anybody out there has yet to hear Manchester UK’s Baked A La Ska singing “Starman” (“Skaaaaaa-Maaaaaann!”), you’re in for a real treat! Of course, we like to think that’s true of any Echo Chamber, so lend us your ears… We’ll give ‘em back to you in good working order, we promise!