This program celebrates Cinco de Mayo. It includes some music from the period (around 1862) and a celebration of the Texan connection to the event that marked the date. There is also a section dedicated to mothers and motherhood. The literature segment includes a segment of “Soldados de Salamina” read by the author, Javier Cercas.
Madagascar, South Africa, Benin and Burundi were among the stops on our musical itinerary on today’s edition of African Rhythms. We also heard new tracks from Les Nubians (with Manu Dibango) and mento stalwarts the Jolly Boys plus lots more with Brad, Jojo and Bill.