Kenyan entertainer Nyambane visited African Rhythms today, sharing his wit and wisdom plus some serious words about AMREF’s campaign to Stand Up For African Mothers (more information at Plenty of great music as well including tracks from Batida, Terakaft, Francis Bebey, Orchestre Baobab and much more. Two hours with Brad and Jojo.

It’s the last conversation between Kristine and jazz/flamenco composer/pianist Sergio Pamies, so Kristina plays Sergio’s top 3 inspirations – Paco de Lucia, Bill Evans, and Chick Corea, and of course there’s a track by Sergio too!

Ooh, let’s Do The Jellyfish! The guy we like to call “Ska-daka” just for that song kicks off a set of ’60s ska and bluebeat originating outside Jamaica, and featuring tracks found on a series of 7” EPs called “Doin’ the Popcorn Ska” (listed in italic) that currently stretches to 5 volumes. Also, a short 2Tone-era set features 2 cuts from a new 5-disc English Beat “Complete” box_ an extended remix and a John Peel session number. Oh, and we’ve still got some unfinished “Moon” business, to boot! Oh, and Sherwood’s got a lot more… a lot more, including “Voodoo Moon”, “How High the Moon”, “The Cow Jumped Over the Moon” and “The Moon was Yellow”… really, you’ll see stars before this is over! The 4@4 are connected by the fact that none of them has anything to do with outer space… and they’re all Beatles covers. The July GotchaSKAvered selection wraps up with the title track from The Skatalites’ Island/Jamaica Jazz release “Ball of Fire”, and the home stretch includes a ska version of “Lost In Space”. DANGER, Will Robinson! DANGER!!!

Broken Bicycles at Hymie’s Vintage Records
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

Broken Bicycles play an in-store performance at Hymie’s Vintage Records.

Teen Contender from Radio Diaries, Kicking Ass and Changing Names by Shea Shackelford, & Boulder County Bombers by Maeve Conran