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The first hour of this program presents music from Nicaragua and, mostly, music from Brazil. The second hour includes music from Mexico and a few versions of the classic tango “La cumparsita”. The literature segment presents a fragment of “México, ciudad de papel” by Gonzalo Celorio.

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Members of the Minnesota Trans Health Coalition talking about the upcoming annual MN Trans Health Conference – www.mntranshealth.org
Internationally known astrologer Heather Roan Robbins graces us with her quarterly Astrological Weather Forecast www.roanrobbins.com

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On this Back to School edition of the Rockhouse, we come prepared to defend our thesis: the Tighten Up is one of the most influential songs of the Soul era. Today is Archie Bell’s birthday and we go, well, a little bananas. Join us for 60 minutes of the Tighten Up in all its wonderful incarnations during Hour 2. We also celebrate the legacy of Honeyboy Edwards and continue our countdown of the Best Soul Albums of the 70s with #17.

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A late-70’s Nigerian cover of Fela’s Zombie and Omar Souleyman’s storming new collaboration with Björk opened the proceedings on today’s edition of African Rhythms on KFAI. Lawyer Bill brought in some music from Tanzania (where he’s returning shortly), Jojo spun tunes from Uganda and Kenya, Brad mixed in a bit of Kuduro from Angola and soukous from Cape Verde and it all turned into a rather rhythmically propulsive two hours.

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9/1 in a nutshell…
Just in case you’re wondering now what the September GotchaSKAvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club selection is… I just told you! That’s right, the Andy Joey original, You’re Wondering Now, gets The Specials’ Peel Sessions treatment this week, and four more choice covers the rest of the month! Also, Dueling Umbrella Bands, both of whom play ska(!) made up the 4@4, plus we saluted the late Jerry Lieber in fine Giuliano Palma style with The Bluebeaters’ Poison Ivy. Meanwhile, aboard the Voov, Sherwood B. Funn has discovered the charms of one Mini Kyute, here heard singing Stevie Wonder’s My Cherie Amour… right after the incredible chanting weed. Also listen for some Sun Ra, and a brand-new Imelda May goodie. And to close out the Ooh, YMO’s Yukihiro Takahashi Kid-Naps the Dreamer, winding up an opening oldies hour of everyone from Dennis Blackbeard Bovell to The Selecter to Toots to Prince Buster.
Pow! Right in the…

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