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This program continues exploring the “zapateado” tradition. It also includes Daniel Santos, from Puerto Rico, and the recently deceased Joe Arroyo, from Colombia. The program also celebrates Peruvian Independence Day (today, July 28). The literature segment presents the second and last part of the lecture “Socialismo: realidad y utopía” given in 2005 by the recently deceased writer and philosopher Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez.

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Anoka Youth Pride and The Cockpit Minneapolis

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Jennifer Dunnam – subminimum wages for disabled workers

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Our countdown of the Best Soul Albums of the 70s continues this week with #22. All the albums featured today, by complete coincidence, were recorded in Memphis. The cradle of soul music? You decide.

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Malian singer Mamani Keita has a new CD coming out next month — a collaboration with French producer Nicolas Repac — that promises to make some waves on the world music scene. We heard the cut Demissen Koulou from that album on today’s African Rhythms, along with a Swizz Beatz remix of Seun Kuti’s Rise Up and a track from NRBLN: Welcome to the Madhouse which features Berlin-based producers working with Kenyan hip hop artists.

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New play:Palestinian family drama set in the West Bank occupied by Israel

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7/28 in a nutshell…

Sing it with me now: It’s Fun To Listen To Wyyyyyy-Emmmmm-Cee-Kay!! …and YMCK don’t even cover The Village People! (They DO cover Frankie Valli, and in French, to boot, but that’s another story for a different show.) Sarada Shabadaba marks the 8-bit swing band’s splashdown on Sherwood’s Planet in high style! What do they sound like? Well, imagine a bunch of old Tetris and Galaga machines having a jam session after-hours down at the arcade… and then a trio of the 23rd century’s cutest jazz singers chime in in slightly-too-perfect harmony… welcome to chip-bop (which is actually just the tip o’the iceberg for this outfit!) Meanwhile, over in ska land, politics rules the 4@4, Prince Buster joins The Selecter for Madness on the GotchaSKAvered, and a certain Derrick wishes he were an Apple.
Crunch!

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