A heavyweight all-vinyl set of thunderous Afro Beat, Highlife, Cumbia, Salsa, Boogaloo, Guancuanco, Caribbean Soul… featuring The Lebron Brothers, Ray Barretto, Black Sugar, Soseme Makonde, Blackman Akeeb Kareem, ROB, Amral’s Trinidad Steel Orchestra, Chino Y Su Conjunto Melao, Michi Sarmineto, Afrosound…
This program includes songs on and about serpents (inspired by the Cuban Benny Moré’s version of “La culebra”), “Joropo” music, from the Colombia-Venezuela Plains and songs by the Mexican composer José Alfredo Jiménez. The literature segment presents the first part of “Lección de cocina” by Rosario Castellanos, from México.
New music (including an Ethio-jazz style cut from São Paolo’s Da Cruz) and plenty of old favorites from Ghana, Senegal, Mali, the Congo, Uganda, South Africa and points beyond on today’s summer-scorched mix.
A show of the ida y vuelta palo, Guajiras, along with La Conja’s observations on what makes a good flamenco guitarist, and why the demands of flamenco theater are different for performers than the expectations of a traditional flamenco performance.