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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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This show features a rondeñathon and a conversation between local jazz/flamenco guitarist Ben Abrahamson and Kristina about playing for the dancer.

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Mi Son Cubano feat. Malamanya On this special Latino episode of Radio Pocho we bring you the best in salsa, cumbia, mambo, boogaloo and rumba. With special cuts from Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. Plus the members of the Twin Cities son cubano group Malamanya visits us in the studio to share some music from their new EP.

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CELEBRATION OF THE AMERICAN WORKER
Six stories saluting our great nation’s workforce.

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