World Music

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A lot of Cuban sounds today… a little brass, classical Arabian music and a bit of French sounds before ending with an interview preview of Robert Everest’s latest work…

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Mixing it up as usual in the Echo Chamber with tons of new stuff… The new releases included material from Ganga (on the Nootempo label); Dr. Echo & the Defendants; the Dubbhism projects Baldhead Voodoo Plan and D.E.A.D.; Richard & I; Citizen Sound; Chico Trujillo (on Barbes); Isiah Mentor (from the “Dennis Brown Tribute – V.2”); the Black Exorcist; and two selections from the “Revolutionary Dub Vibrations Chap. 2” compilation.

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Tribute to Bill Hinkley

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Our guest this morning spoke about making machines out of traditional percussion instruments, then creating a glove he can use as a remote control for his mechanized musical ensemble. Keep up with Jazari at his web site: www.jazarimusic.com:http://www.jazarimusic.com. We also heard new Tracey Thorn, Rachid Taha, and The Very Best as they got ready to play the Cedar Cultural Center:http://www.thecedar.org that night.

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It’s our last Monday night here on Jet Set Planet. That’s right, we’re packing up all the crates of vinyl, the 45s, the compact discs, the downloads, and we’re moving to Friday nights at 9 starting June 4th. So tonight, it’s time to celebrate our last Monday of Jet Set Planet. And what a way to celebrate — we’re not playing records from the dollar bin, no sirree. We’re playing records but from the .50 cent bin! We’ll sample the Explosive Vocal Percussion(?) of Myrna March, the African Sounds of Carl Stevens, the Bongo instruction expertise of Jack Burger, and the production library prowess of the Glen Somers Orchestra. PLUS your gonna enjoy an extended double set of tunes from the adult cinema of the early 1970s near the end of the program.

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This week starts with new releases from Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Black Keys, JC Brooks The Uptown Sound, the Kris Kristofferson comp on Light in the Attic Records. Later we’ve got brand new Sharon Jones with David Byrne Fatboy Slim; modern reggae ska from Sound One out of Toronto; and late-night afrobeat calypsoul…

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