Fatoumata Diawara‘s lovely new CD Fatou hit record store shelves in the UK on Tuesday and our mailbox on Wednesday (nice job Royal Mail + USPS!). We heard a couple of tracks from that record on today’s African Rhythms, along with a set of contemporary Afro-Latin-Salsa-Cumbia cuts from the USA and the usual eclectic mix of music from the continent and beyond.
More ladies sing more tientos, and Debra Elias talks about her love of the cante, which is the impetus for her upcoming show Flamenco – Pure and Strong playing at Intermedia Arts Oct 7 and 8. To reserve tickets, CLICKHERE:http://www.dedanza.org
We are Troy Davis feat. Quetzal Special guest Quetzal Flores from the L.A. based group Quetzal joins us on Radio Pocho to share exclusive tracks from their upcoming album Imaginaries. He also discusses the connection between activism, art and change.
With music from Cajmere, Chaka Khan, Frankie Ruiz, Curtis Mayfield, Rigo Tovar, Raices and others…we keep reclaiming roots through musica.
This week Dr. StrangeDub and DJ Baby Swiss parked themselves at the Dub Club Tiki Bar for the “Echo Beach” end of summer special: an annual special where every track is appropriate for the Dub Club Tiki Bar – from instrumental Surf, to old R&B, Jazz, Cumbia, Chicha, Exotica Lounge, chilled Electronica, James Bond theme music, Bollywood sounds, Latin grooves, Ska, and Dub. Maybe the most eclectic list of artists ever on the Echo Chamber.
Barbara Redmond and Arnaud de Rambures are guests on tonight’s program. Barbara, a noted designer, watercolorist of Paris and blogger(www.awomansparis) describes her descent into the lower level of the famous Poilâne Bakery to view the 17th century ovens still in use.