Following Haiti’s huge earthquake on Monday we go to Haitian music for the first hour of Global Beat today. Later we celebrate the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of his birth, with classics played by his partner from the ’30’s, Stephane Grappelli.
Another strange, heavy, dubwise mix inna Echo Chamber. New dub with a heavy African jazz groove from the Red Earth Collective; the Mondomix “Free Lapiro” benefit compilation and the “World Consciousness Unification Project – V.1” were among the new items.
Starting to see the first new releases of interest in 2010: new Vampire Weekend in stores today, we heard the single Cousins this morning. We also heard new music from Lissie, and local music from Heatbox and Pert’ Near Sandstone’s new one.