Two excellent new releases debuted in the Echo Chamber tonight: Horace Andy’s “Serious Times” (minor7flat5) and Dubmatix’s “System Shakedown” (Renegade Media). Also, the fine compilation “Dub Rising Vol. 1” from the Kingdub.com site (available for free), Thievery Corp.‘s new retrospective “It Takes a Thief”, and some new dubs from Vibration Lab. And, though we’ve featured excerpts from it for months, tonight we finally had the entire excellent “Revelation Congo” (Jah Urban Sound /Springline) album from The Manor.
On tonight’s program, Caryl interviews Christina Selander Bouzouina, director of the Alliance Francaise.
Christina will speak on the many opportunities at the Alliance for the public: classes for all levels taught by native speakers, cultural events (opera, ballet, special shows), regular French films, get-togethers for young professionals, and much more. She also will bring some of her favorite French recordings.
On Tuesday, September 14th, Edgar Award-winning author Laura Lippman calls in to talk about her newest suspense-thriller I’d Know You Anywhere. Laura Lippman is the author of several books, including Life Sentences and What the Dead Know.
Also in this week’s show, we talk with Cindy Kraack about her second novel, Ashwood. Cindy Kraack’s first novel, Minnesota Cold, was given the 2009 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for fiction.
In this episode of Radio Pocho, we highlight some of the mid-1960s rock bands to come out of Los Angeles, including Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, The Doors, Love, and Chicano East L.A. bands, The Premiers and The Romancers.