Arts & Culture

MUSICIANS IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Interviews with Corey Harris, Cyro Baptista, Kathleen Harris, and Howard Levy

After seeing a great documentary on Miriam Makeba last Sunday as part of the African Film Festival at St. Anthony Main, “Images of Africa”… Global Beat features Mama Africa along with her longtime accordionist, fellow band member Sivuca. Also coming to town next week from Mali, Rokia Traore performs at the Cedar Mon. Nov. 25… you can hear two songs from her new release “Beautiful Africa”. Lots more on this week’s program to enjoy as well.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

Some excellent new releases tonight – including Jah Rootikal Steppers’ self-titled release on Dubkey Records, and “Rise Up! The Riz Records Story” archival release on Reggae Archives – plus half of a great Bim Sherman mix put together by DJ Baby Swiss over ten years ago (titled “Miracle Dream Super Mix”) to mark 13 years since Bim’s passing. More recent releases from Mighty Mystic, Vibronics meet Kanka, Ibel meets Med Dred (feat. Dub Caravan), and Jennifer Paulos. Filling out our eclectix mix, we included Niney the Observer, The Aggrolites (from the new “Dub Rockers Vol.1” compilation), Dubsalon, Al Pacheco, Scientist, The Skatalites, The Slackers, 9Tomorrows, Gato Negro, The Lions, Noble Vibes, Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, and many more…

We talk with Nicholson Baker about his book Traveling Sprinkler, the follow-up to his 2009 novel The Anthologist. He is the author of many novels and also wrote Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award.

We also speak with Kurtis Scaletta about his new book The Winter of the Robots. He is also the author of the acclaimed novels for young readers Mudville, Mamba Point and The Tanglewood Terror.

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In-studio performance by Patty Larkin & a live conversation with Martha Scanlan!

Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Ryan Dawes
Producer: Ron Thums

Erin Hart dropped in on November 18th to talk about and read from her latest book, The Book of Killowen, play some of her favorite music, and chat about her writing, her methods, and her Irish connections. 
Erin's books have won acclaim from a wide range of critics:
"Conceives a fascinating situation and lays out its complexities in careful, graceful prose." -The New York Journal of Books.
"Hart’s foray into soggy Killowen has a rock-solid foundation of musical language and deft plotting." -The Kirkus Review.

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