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.
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!
Kristina de Sacramento plays a younger and then an older Lole Montoya singing Cabalgando, and she dedicates a couple of songs (The Seagull and The Lullaby of the Onions) to a couple of flamenco birthdays. This show also features the last segment of the interview with flamenco documentarian, Bill Davidson.
This episode features Twin Cities local hip-hop group, Point of Contact, in promoting their upcoming EP “Brothers: From Different Fathers and Mothers”. They will also have their EP release party at The Cabooze, June 30th.
Also, Girl In a Coma phones into Radio Pocho from their hotel room in Madison, WI, to gear-up for Jun. 3rd show at the Varsity in MPLS. Thanks, Ladies!