Music

Eclectic sounds from all over the continent and beyond on today’s African Rhythms: music from The Funk Ark, Tony Allen, Boubacar Traoré, Oumou Sangare and Marijata were among the highlights.


3/1 in a nutshell…

We did a few things more than once this week, ‘cuz next week we’re pre-empted by 24 hours’ worth of International Women’s Day specials. So… three “Do the Blue Beats” (and one “He Can’t Do the Blue Beat”) for your 4:00 4-in-a-row, two “Tu Sei Pallidos” (they’re Lollipops, and you’ve gotta hear Rita Pavone’s!), a C’est Toi Mon Idole (also a Lollipop) and mucho Ringrollage! Shiina’s band Tokyo Jihen have called it a career as of their final gig on Leap Day… meaning the 4th anniversary of the breakup will be in 16 years! But seriously, we’ll miss looking forward to new Jihen releases even as we eagerly anticipate wrapping our ears around numerous solo projects and collabs. The “Ooh” opened with a set of… you might say “newsworthy” Ska (check the non-reg playlist for “headlines”) and eventually progressed toward two Ska Twists. Sherwood’s set tells a proverbial thousand tales (including Teddy Charles’ vibraphonic jazz reading of Princess Scheherezade), and that should be enough to tide us over ‘til the 15th, when the Rocket Ship will once again be boarding skassengers. Bon voyage!

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Revisit cantes de ida y vuelta in a rebroadcast that includes a snippet of an interview with Ms. Ida y Vuleta herself, singer/dancer La Conja who talks about her first gigs in Madrid.

On this episode of Radio Pocho, our special guest is Rudy Avina, veteran DJ of the latin music scene in the Twin Cities, singer of the local group Tejano 2000, and of course, an avid listener of RP. Should be a great time of swapping tunes and war stories.

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HOG BUTCHERS FOR THE WORLD from Long Haul Productions


Austin, Tx. roots-rocker, songwriter extraordinaire Randy Weeks joined us in the studio this afternoon.

After chowing down at a local pizza establishment last night, we led Randy to our basement, where the cool music is stashed. We turned him loose with the collective goal of picking music to play on today’s show.

Randy picked most of the songs aired today; Angie and I selected a handful. Although, we all seemed to be on the same page and the music flowed. It was a pleasure sharing our musical journey with Randy.

If you’d like to see the playlist of songs we played today, just click the “More” button. You may also listen to the archives from that link.

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Hugh Masekela tunes old & new with other African voices moving toward a Latin flavored ending…. Sabor !

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