Arts & Culture

Hosts Norman Strizek & Dixie Treichel sit in for Leigh Combs

Spinnin’ tunes all night long

Kristina plays super-slow, sentimental tangos, and she also chats with Melinda Hedgecorth, a dancer visiting from Sevilla, about Melinda's first years of flamenco study in America and in Spain.

Music Host: Mark Koerner
News Host: Rico Morales
Producer: Paul Brohaugh

THIRD PARTY
A gripping political thriller from The Truth

A Middle Eastern musical variety mix – from Montreal, Morocco via the UK, & Israel in the first 40 mins. That is followed by a three song set by Toronto’s Kobo Town for a new calypsonian poetry/activism. Then we hear a two song selection from Ethiopian retro group from Boston’s Berklee School of Music, Debo Band, who recently played the Cedar Cultural Center. Then the highlight of the show — a first listen to an exclusive interview with Oliver Mtukudzi, superstar from Zimbabwe, Southern Africa — conducted by Minna Zhou who joined me on today’s Global Beat.

Producer: Mike Fischbein
Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Terry Carter
Engineer: Mike Stapp

Tonight we debuted the excellent new compilation The Eastern Rising on the Svaha Sound label; the soulful “My Homeys” from Marina P; Cornel Campbell’s righteous “New Scroll” on Zion High Productions and the great “Eek-ology” set (2-CD, 1-DVD) chronicling the career of Eek-A-Mouse (on 17 N. Parade/VP). With Mad Professor & Joe Ariwa in town this week (at 7th St. Entry), we put together a varied Ariwa set – which included the Professor’s sublime “Samba Dub Experience” album. More new music tonight from HIRIE, The Process, Mungo’s Hi-Fi (ft. Lady Ann), General Jah Mikey, Bass Culture Players, Brain Damage meets Vibronic, Zombies of Death, Dr. Epidemic, and Karma Dub. More great tunes from Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana (OBMJ), Little Tempo, Ill-Esha, Luz, John Brown’s Body, SXtheMadArtist, Up, Bustle & Out, Rhea Creole Lawrence & The Dub Master, Tommy McCook, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble, and more…

We speak with Tim Ward about his book What the Buddha Never Taught, his bestseller about life in one of the strictest monasteries in Southeast Asia, back in print in a new 20th anniversary edition.

We also talk with Swati Avasthi about her new novel Chasing Shadows. She is also the author of the novel Split, which won many awards, including the 2011 International Reading Association Award.

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