Music

Elena Michael host today’s Global Beat

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Tonight we debuted the excellent new Durban Chamber album from Dubsalon; some heavy Alpha Steppa dubplates; and a very cool new EP from Andreia Dacal (on Fresh Poulp). On top of this we featured The Dub Zone Mix #102 “4 Corners of Dub”, and highlighted some of the artists at the 2011 Bayfront Reggae and World Music Fest – including Nkulee Dube, Taj Weekes & Adowa, and Steel Pulse. Finally, in the final hour DJ Baby Swiss put together a fun all-Japan mix featuring: Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Sugar Plant, Perfume, Mantis, Haruomi Hosono, Capsule, and Flare (a.k.a. Ken Ishii).

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No internet this week – so it was a quite show, I got my playlist done, some drawings… oh yes, and music. Kid Cudi, Quantic, Generation X, Grant Hart, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Joy Division, Gang of Four, Fucked Up, Thee oh Sees, the Decks, Chrome Cranks, Decks, Teddybears, Shimokita is dead?, Black Hollies and more..

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Tonight is our Bastille Day program, celebrating the overthrow of the French Monarchy. Music will include the national anthem, la Marseillaise, in several versions. Other songs are from the time (1789) and some are modern based on the theme of the French Revolution. Louise and Caryl will also tell of past memories of their 14 juillet, along with announcements of present-day celebrations.

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We talk Nina Darnton about her debut novel An African Affair, which is set in Lagos, Nigeria, where Nina and her husband lived for 2 years while working as journalists.

We also talk with Kevin Brixius, singer, songwriter, poet, and emcee of the Bosso Poetry Company, performing the second Thursday of the month at Dusty’s in Northeast Minneapolis. More information about Kevin Brixius is available at bossoenterprises.com:http://bossoenterprises.com.

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Live music in the studio today…Elijah Blue and his new band:

Elijah the Crazy 8’s. Elijah recently got married and had his eighth child, he also turned his life around by quitting drinking.
He came in the studio to tell about his new life style and all the gigs that have come his way since his recovery. You can find him at the Moon Dance Jam July 14th, 15th 16th.

Elijah The Crazy 8’s.

I did get in some recorded music today as well. See play list below.

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California band Raining Jane stopped by to play live and share a song from their brand new album—a worldwide radio debut!

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Homenaje a Facundo Cabral

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