Tonight the Echo Chamber presented the annual “Word Beat I Powa” dub poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word special. Of course, it was dub poetry that set the foundation and included the dub poets Ras Takura, Jazz’min Tutum, Haji Mike, Mutabaruka, Jean Binta Breeze, Benjamin Zephaniah, Oku Onoura, and of course, the incomparable Linton Kwesi Johnson.
New music this morning included Nice Nice, The Do, Trampled By Turtles and a sibling duo: Angus Julia Stone, who have one of the most beautiful websites for a music group that I have visited in my new music research. Try angusandjuliastone.com:http://www.angusandjuliastone.com and see what you think!
Tons of Brand New Releases including Ikebe Shakedown, The Bamboos, Kings Go Forth, RJD2, Clutchy Hopkins, JC Brooks The Uptown Sound, and Ray Harris The Fusion Experience. In between we get banging modern vintage funk, downtempo instrumental funk, and afrobeat to close the set…
Except for its last 15 minutes (which include some examples of music from Northern Mexico), the first hour consists of Venezuelan music. The last ½ hour consist of poetry by Federico García Lorca and songs inspired by his poetry. It is thus that “Encuentro” mark the staging of “La casa de Bernarda Alba” by Pangea Theater and Teatro del Pueblo.