Music

5/17 in a nutshell…

It was one week left ‘til the Lee Perry gig at the Cedar (backed by Subatomic Sound System!) and we bookended the opening set of the “Ooh” with a pair of classic Scratch skas (Wishes of the Wicked and Do the Push Push). We reprised “Suzie’s” Swedish-produced Lolli-knockoff “My Cup of Tea” (and we are starting to ponder just how many MBL-influenced knockoffs (not straight-up covers) actually exist… that’ll take some digging. We wrapped up the hour with summa that ollll’ moooooon stompin’! from Roy Ellis’ old band Symarip before back-announcing over some Ska from Studio 5. …Sherwood careened from Horace Silver to Teddy Mertens… …to Hank Marr to Shiina Ringo on his way to Space Station no. 9 (in a Capsule, of course)… and from there, also to the Moon. Oh, and about the Moon… the home of Neil Armstrong’s famous boot prints also turns up in one of the 4(+1)@4 (“hot ska-naries” this week) in a Cabernet Deneuve song! Sakura & the Quests Twisted the GotchaSKAllipop, Prince Fatty & Mutant Hifi had a Nagila, and Giuliano Palma came in from the cold. ‘Bout time, it’s darn near summer!

The final segment of Kristina's conversation with Zorongo Flamenco's Susana di Palma, as well as tangos old and not so old.

On tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho, hosts Miguel Vargas & Daniel Topete bring in guest DJ, Rambo Salinas, back from his sabbatical in San Antonio, TX. He’ll gives the lowdown on up-and-coming artists in SanAnto, as well his usual repertoire of Chicano funk & soul 45s that he throws down at HotpantsMinneapolis Minnesota.

Live from Minnesota presents…

Maria Isa and Los Nativos Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Conga Latin Bistro
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

Born and raised in the Twin Cities to NuyoRican parents, emcee, singer, and songwriter Maria Isa is celebrates her cultural diversity through music and political activism. In 1992 she started her performing arts education at El Arco Iris Center for Arts, forming Raices in 2002 with other advanced students to conserve their ancestral Puerto Rican folklore music. Following her nomination in 2006 for the Minnesota Music Award’s Best Hip-Hop Artist category, she released her first independent album “M.I. Split Personalities” in May of 2007, and later her sophomore studio project, “Street Politics.” Maria performs in the Twin Cities, Puerto Rico and nationally.

Los Nativos formed in 1996 and was one of the original groups in Rhymesayers Entertainment. The St. Paul duo of Felipe Espinoza-Day (Felipe Cuauhtli) and Jermain Ybarra (Chilam Balam) produce music with a conscious message, integrating Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Tejano, Mariachi, Salsa and Cumbia to deliver a style all their own. Los Nativos was nominated by the Minnesota Music Awards for Best New Band in 1996, Best Hip Hop Group in 1999, and Best Hip Hop Recording in 2003. They perform locally and nationally.

WORKING WITH STUDS by Atlantic Public Media
Studs Terkel’s 100th birthday bash.


Nothing but music today……..New music included Jack Klatt & The Cat Swingers (with Charlie Parr & Spider John Koerner), Murzik, Chris Barber with Andy Fairweather Low, R J Mischo, and Old Californio.

If you’d like to see the playlist, just click “more” and you’ll be there. A link to the archive of the show is also provided from that page.

Latin favorites fill up most of the program today.


Another Echo Chamber chalked full with new dubwise material. Starting out with the new “Kung Fu Know How EP” from Mungo’s Hi-Fi, and featuring Solo Banton. This was followed up by the new “Survive” release from Garrison Hawk (with Sly & Robbie) on Bill Laswell’s M.O.D. Technologies label; the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars’ new “Radio Salone” (on Cumbancha); and Mickey Hart’s latest “Mysterium Tremendum” (on his own 360 Productions). Also more new material from I-lodica, Makina (Bigote remix), 9Tomorrows (feat. Beres Hammond), Nazarenes, Blundetto, VS, Cutty Ranks, Brownout, and Pale Rider, plus the ACEtone Studio remix from the “More Love, Less Corruption Remixes” EP from LoveAvalanche. On top of this we did a Skatalites set in memory of the late Lloyd Brevett, and rounded out the show with music from Smadj, Jackie Mittoo, Count Ossie, Tommy McCook, Holger Czukay vs. Dr. Walker, Tsunami Wazahari, and more…

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