We’ve been talking about the shows for weeks and the time has come: Calypso royalty Mighty Sparrow and Calypso Rose are appearing at the Dakota tonight, and Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen’s long-awaited show at the Cedar is this Saturday, April 23. On today’s show we heard tracks from Sparrow and Tony Allen (on his own and with Fela Ransome-Kuti on a 1971 tune that made Fela a sensation in Nigeria) along with a wide variety of African and African-inspired music that we could barely fit into the 2 hour time slot.
4/21 in a nutshell…
A couple of truncated oops-wrong-track glitches (sonuvaglitch!) kick off an all-oldie Hour One this week, in which Laurel Aitken does NOT cover Little Richard, Sugar Dandy do not cry, and a paper boy does not pitch Kentrick Patrick the Morning News. Noteworthy nots in Sherwood’s orbit include The Ventures playing Noisy Village (Not!), Teddy Mertens rockin’ the Cabstand (Not!) and Larry Coryell landing us on Planet Middle (Not!). This week’s 4(+1)@4 is higher than a kite, GotchaSKAvered’s April cover subject Al Capone finds himself in the employ of Emperor Rosko (is this a great empire or what?) and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra have something new to share with us… isn’t that nice? Thanks, guys!
“Palabristas: Word Slingers” On this episode of RP we’re visited by Chican@/Latin@ spoken word collective Palabristas. A haiku battle breaks out throughout the show and a guest DJ joins the Pocho crew to spin some tunes…Sir Mex-A-Lot.
We have spoken word performances by Rodrigo Sanchez Chavarria, Larry Lucio and Emmanuelle Ortiz as well as an interview by New York based poet Brandon Lacy Campos. Keep track of this great collective at Palabrista.org
And as always we have the tunes that make spring bloom.