World Music

A steamy summer night…in a haze of ganja smoke…with tons of new tunes. Opened the show with the very cool Prince Fatty presents Hollie Cook In Dub album from Mr. Bongo Records. Another highlighted new release tonight was the “Guidency” single (featuring Omar Perry) on the “Don’t Let Them” riddim from the Mungo’s Hi-Fi (Scotch Bonnet Records). Also making its debut was the Delayrium album from Jah Acid Dub, as did the “Ya Sta Qi” EP from Superpendejos (on Urban World). And then there was the ganja smoke…from this week’s summer mix: an excerpt from Tom Chasteen’s Magic Marijuana Megamix. Selector Tom Chasteen presents an all ganja tune, all vinyl mix in honor of 4:20 (2011). Also new in the mix: a brand new single from Jimmy Cliff, from his upcoming “Rebirth” release; a new unreleased track from Zion Dirty Sound; Eljai’s hot “Frenemy” single; a new version of the Mutant Frogs “Vibe Steady” track; and a new dubplate from Alpha Steppa.

Tonight's program is an eclectic mix of old and new French songs from France and French-speaking countries.  You will hear the song announced in French, then you will hear the song, and after, you will hear the title in English.

Louise and Caryl will bring you classics from the past and newer songs plus the calendar of events happening in the Twin Cities such as French films,  Alliance Française happenings and anything that would interest our listeners.

Lovely long pieces to groove to: Runa Laila, Mehdi Hassan, Junoon, Sabri Brothers, Rahat Fateh Ali, DJ Cheb i Saabba, the Bombay Dub Orchestra, and more.

Yesterday’s Revolution: The Minneapolis 78 RPM Record Scene

Lots of folks are into vinyl these days. Some people are even making mix tapes again. But if you really want to embrace obscure, seemingly dead media, there’s no better way to do it than to buy 78 rpm records. This documentary takes listeners inside the rarefied world of 78 record enthusiasts, including Greg Carr, former KFAI “Dig Up the Roots” DJ, and Scott Holthus, owner of Vintage Music Company in Minneapolis. Holthus owns hundreds of thousands of 78 records and he refurbishes the machines that plays them.

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