Music


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…

We speak with Julie Schumacher, author of The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls. Julie’s first novel, The Body Is Water, was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Minnesota Book Award. Her other books include a short story collection, An Explanation for Chaos, and four other books for younger readers: Black Box, The Book of One Hundred Truths, The Chain Letter, and Grass Angel.

In the second half of the show, we speak with England-born Janet Graber, who now lives in the Twin Cities and writes historical fiction for young readers, ranging from picture books to young adult novels. The White Witch, a middle level book, is a historical novel about young Gwen, who has a way with animals and of drawing unwanted gossip. But when plague ravages her village, her neighbor’s scorn turns murderous.

Good to be back in the saddle……see play list below.

Liz Olds sits in for Ellen, playing lots of great old-timey and stringband music!

Direct from Venezuela:Aury Tovar sings & plays cuatro Live in studio!

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