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Orchestre Poly Rhytmo of Benin were responsible for some of the most electrifying sounds coming out of West Africa in the 1970s. The band has re-convened and recorded an excellent new album for Strut Records from which we heard a cut on this week’s edition of African Rhythms, alongside new music from Simphiwe Dana from South Africa and Asa from Nigeria.

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6/9 in a nutshell…
This week’s playlist corrects some misinformation I’d posted! Shame on me… regarding Perfume’s impossibly rare ska single they cut when they were, like, 11 and 12, and which was distributed only in their hometown, Hiroshima! The only reason I’ve even heard this thing is it popped up on You Tube! The one-ska-wonders, currently techno-pop hotties with a song in Cars 2, quickly became a staple on my show (I’m gonna bust an all one-ska-wonders set one of these weeks! Submissions? Send ‘em to KFAI Box 3 1808 Riverside Av. Mpls MN 55454 c/o Capt. 2much Freetime!) Jazz Jamaica took us on an Exodus for GotchaSKAvered, I celebrated big 5-1 with an Area 51-inspired UFOs/Dreams/Space, etc. 4(+1)@4, Sherwood threw in a jazz trombonist actually named Roswell (Rudd) in addition to the usual splendiferous space-age lounge selection he brings every week, and a Ball Of Fire (a.k.a. Echo 4-2) launched this week’s Rocket Ship. Feel the roar…

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We reached back into our archives to replay our very first show from April 29, 2009. This show spotlights the palo of alegrias and maestro Timo Lozano tells Kristina a great story about how he came to join the Jose Greco Flamenco Company.

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L.A. to the Bay The return of DJ Ren from Califas brings us some of the best jams from L.A. and the bay area. Also the pocho word of the week gabach@ tune in to find out what it means.

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Guitar Party, featuring Dosh & Haley Bonar
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

A special, family friendly event at the Cedar Cultural Center. With Jeremy Ylvisaker, Jake Hanson and Andrew Broder (guitars), Mijah Ylvisaker (voice), Mike Lewis (bass), J.T. Bates (drums), Dosh (drums) and Haley Bonar (guitar and voice). Mijah, Jeremy’s daughter, is in the first grade at Hale Elementary.

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