Special guest Ben Fink speaks on the International Pedagogy Theatre of the Oppressed Conference in town at Augsburg College – May 18-24. Check out www.ptoweb.org . Also celebrating the end of slavery in Brasil – May 13. Musically a lot of Brasil Africa with an outro from Cuba !
What a huge week for new dub! Starting out with the outrageous double-CD trip called Return from Planet Dub from Dubblestandart (with Lee Scratch Perry, Ari Up, and David Lynch). Then there was the excellent self-titled Ragana and the heavy self-titled Dubterror (both on Universal Egg). Rounding out the top of the new release list was the very cool Meditronica – the new project from Ashtech, Dub Gabriel, Paolo Polcari, and Eraldo Bernocchi.
New Music from Rob Thorsen, Esperanza Spalding, Derrick Gardiner, and Bobby Sanabria. I devoted the hour from 11-12 to jazz versions of songs that were hits in the early 60s, when I deejayed for Friday Night Dances at St. Andrews Church in the Bronx.