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Soul, Funk, Reggae, Afrobeat. It’s Kinda Cloudy Time, baby!

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This program includes Latin American songs of labor and struggle: A shout-out to the cleaning workers and allies that participated in the hunger strike at Cub Foods. The program also presents “piano à la cubana” and old, classic Mexican “Ranchera” songs. The literature segment presents a few segments from the book “Bocas del tiempo” by Eduardo Galeano, from Uruguay, read by the author himself (from the CD with the audio version of the book published by Página/12).

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The second quarterly / seasaonal segment with Heather Roan Robbins – she has a column called Start Codes www.starcodes@wordpress.com – her website is www.roanrobbins.com take a listen

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Fatoumata Diawara is a Malian singer born in the Ivory Coast, now living in Paris, who upon Oumou Sangare’s recommendation was signed to World Circuit Records. Her debut album will be released in the fall but World Circuit has just issued an EP and we started off today’s African Rhythms with the lead track Kanou. With stops all around the continent and beyond, the show wrapped up with a preview of next week’s Black Uhuru show at the Cedar.

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6/2 in a nutshell…
Consider yourself Ringrolled… The Cap’n ‘n’ Cozy worked out a secret backroom deal with Sherwood in an underground dive somewhere in Big Neck, an isthmus between North and South Bays on Sherwood’s Planet, where anytime Sherwood forgets to play Shiina Ringo on his show, her sounds’ll hit ya between the ears in the 3rd hour! As SR’s got exactly one ska tune released under her own name, this will also be known as getting Mayonaka’d…
A new month (June), a new GotchaSKAvered! Your friendly neighborhood Ska Cover-of-the-Month Club has selected a movie theme this time ‘round… Exodus by Ernest Gold. This week, Japan’s Sideburns do the honors. In the Voov, Hal Blaine’s June tune is Trippin’ Out, and out we trip! You won’t want to miss what follows. And, of course, a fabulous ska/rocksteady oldies selection dominates Hour 1. Chikkidup!

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