Eclectic

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Echo Chamber presented the annual “WORD BEAT I POWA” dub poetry/poetry/spoken word special last night. Special items include a street poet (Vernon Patterson) reciting a poem on the street; a special dubplate from our friend Eggblood; and Dr. StrangeDub’s own “monkey-ized” mix of Mutabaruka’s “The Monkey (Speaks His Mind)”. Besides Muta, the dub poets included Linton Kwesi Johnson, Yasus Afari, Jazzmin Tutum, Jean Binta Breeze, Ras Takura, Desmond Faada Johnson, Haji Mike, Glenville Bryan (dub), Oku Onuora, Malachi Smith, and Spaceape (with Dub Gabriel). More poetry, toasting, and spoken word from Jack Kerouac, JEN, Bill Laswell & Nicole Blackman, e.g. bailey, U-Roy, Paul Bowles, e.g. bailey, William S. Burroughs (with Dub Spencer & Trance Hill), Jah Wobble, I-Roy, Big Youth, Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Selecter, Prince Jazzbo, Brain Damage (ft. Suzanne Thoma), and more. Oh yeah, and DJ Baby Swiss went a bit crazy and played a near half-hour piece from the incomparable Ken Nordine.

Kicked off tonight’s show with some hardcore porn… That is, we started with “Linda Love Dub” from Dubzilla’s “Dub Naturalis” album – which includes some graphic soundbytes from the movie “Deep Throat”. From there we moved into some choice new releases from: Apocalypse Dub Faction (“Jah Never Fail I” album on Dubkey); Alpha & Omega (“The Half That’s Never Been Told” on Steppas); Secret Archives of the Vatican (“Storytellers” on Broken Drum); Bass Defender; Masia One x Suns of Dub; Beats Antique; Dubmatix & Prince Blanco; Tasonia; Rara Avis; Dom La Nena (remixed by Joey Altruda); Ce’Cile (feat. JaRae); sUb_modU; The Skints; Don Goliath; Djemetta; and N-Tone Dub. Another new release was the cool “Blue Moon” compilation (compiled by Johnny Blue) on MikelaBella. Also tonight: Easy Star All Stars “The Great Gig in the Sky” with a cool radio-ID intro featuring Kirsty Rock; a nice long Jah Wobble set; plus tracks from Twilight Archive, The Mighty Diamonds, Rebelution, Phil Pratt, Yulduz, Shpongle, Linval Thompson, Rootsteppa, Caravan Palace, and more…

Music Host: Michael Cyrs
News Host: Rico Morales
Producer / Engineer: Yvette Howie

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