Starting off tonight with the 12” release of “Chrome Optimism” from Dubblestandart/Subatomic Sound/David Lynch/Lee Perry. This was followed by new releases from Rainbow Nation, Pale Rider, The Defendants (Dr. Echo), All India Radio, Ras Abubakar (and friends), Don Carlos, and more…
Starts with vintage raw funk including Syl Johnson Willie West. Then brand new Contemporary Funk Jazz from The Jive Turkeys, 6ix Toys, Milano Jazz Dance Combo, Grupo Fantasma, Minneapolis-native Jose James. Late night features new Franck Biyong Massak, plus selections from Lagos Disco Inferno Next Stop… Soweto Vol. 2.
Tonight’s program remembers D Day, June 6, 194 , when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in a push to end Nazi occupation of Europe. Olaf and Caryl welcome Louise Dillery, who was a young girl living in Paris then who witnessed the Liberation of Paris..
The first ½ hour of today’s program consists of Andean music with two major interpreters: Ernesto Cavour and Raymond Thevenot. The second ½ hour presents some Portuguese Fados and a couple of examples of music from Al-Andalus and the Sephardic tradition. The last ½ hour includes music from Mexico and the last 15 minutes present a text by the Mexican writer Vicente Leñero read by Leñero himself.