Fatoumata Diawara‘s lovely new CD Fatou hit record store shelves in the UK on Tuesday and our mailbox on Wednesday (nice job Royal Mail + USPS!). We heard a couple of tracks from that record on today’s African Rhythms, along with a set of contemporary Afro-Latin-Salsa-Cumbia cuts from the USA and the usual eclectic mix of music from the continent and beyond.
9/22 in a nutshell…
This week in GotchaSKAvered land, Lynval Golding was Wondering Now, but not with his usual band The Specials… he was guesting on Skanic’s Spare Shells tribute track. Spare Shells was a fine Australian comp in which bands from around the world played Specials tunes (and older tunes The Specials made famous all over again). Ship’s Library was the theme of the 4@4… we didn’t actually have to bring any of it; it was already there! Sherwood B. Funn had vibraphones on the brain (always Funn to be had when Sherwood goes that route) and in the Ooh, Kentrick Patrick was the recipient of some Evening News, Millie loved Willie and Owen Gray Mashed It! …just not in that order.
More ladies sing more tientos, and Debra Elias talks about her love of the cante, which is the impetus for her upcoming show Flamenco – Pure and Strong playing at Intermedia Arts Oct 7 and 8. To reserve tickets, CLICKHERE:http://www.dedanza.org
We are Troy Davis feat. Quetzal Special guest Quetzal Flores from the L.A. based group Quetzal joins us on Radio Pocho to share exclusive tracks from their upcoming album Imaginaries. He also discusses the connection between activism, art and change.
With music from Cajmere, Chaka Khan, Frankie Ruiz, Curtis Mayfield, Rigo Tovar, Raices and others…we keep reclaiming roots through musica.