Steely returns to the studio with an all vinyl selection of Early Reggae Ska, Colombian Salsa Cumbia, Nuyorican Boogaloo, Deep Afro Boogie. Featuring Jo Jo Bennett, Junior Byles, Roland Alphonso, Lord Creator, Fruko y sus Tesos, Michi Sarmiento, Wganda Kenya, Afrosound, The Mebusas, many more…
This program continues exploring the connection (if any) between Italian Tarantellas and Latin American music. It also includes some examples of the “Zapateado” tradition and music from “tierra caliente” in Mexico. The literature segment presents the first part of the lecture “Socialismo: realidad y utopía” given in 2005 by the recently deceased writer and philosopher Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez.
On today’s episode of African Rhythms we heard some examples of Naija — contemporary Nigerian pop music — and a track by Nkulee Dube (Lucky Dube’s daughter) who merges South African tradition with reggae and pop.
One of those nuts, er, nights… the moon musta had something to do with it. We didn’t even gotcha SKAvered ‘til nearly the end of the show, but when we finally did, it was Prince Buster’s live 1967 On Tour version driving us to Madness this time out. Our set of tunes related to each other by having nothing whatsoever to do with the moon was supposed to be confined to the 4@4, but that plan got off the launchpad without us aboard for the ride! Sherwood had better luck with a more consistently thematic second hour, while the Opening Oldies Hour (OOH!) navigated a rather circuitous series of orbits. But, aren’t they all? Just for the record(s), this show featured the Skatalites, the Ska-talites and the Ska-ta-lites! Oh, and Roland Alphonso, too.