December 2013 Global Beat Archives

Extra special guest poet, J. Otis Powell does his poet-ing in-studio ! Featuring pre-recorded pieces, straight up-no chaser poems, and live words affixed to a James Carter classic on top of that! All in anticipation of his performance next weekend, December 13 & 14 at Pangea World Theater, Lake & Lyndale. The show today ends with two tracks from Malamanya, in concert Friday night at the Cedar Cultural Center, Dec. 6 !

Honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the music of struggle for his release and the ending of apartheid in So. Africa. What a legacy of music is left in his wake ! Including the voices of Miriam Makeba & Dorothy Masuka, Hugh Masekela, Lucky Dube, Vusi Mahlasela, including even Gil Scott-Heron and his song, “Johannesburg”.

Today’s program carries on from last week’s focus on South Africa as a continuation expanding out to even more voices & styles of music from Africa.

Christmas music from around the world on this holiday edition of Global Beat. Creole zydeco tunes, classics redone w/ a flamenco feel, Hawaiian swing or an African flavor.