Another week filled with new dubs…alongside classic dub and roots. New releases from Citizen Sound, Richie Phoe, Vuelo meets Tony Dubshot, and KFAI’s own e.g. bailey (with his excellent “American Afrikan” album scheduled for release in April). Also…got a start on celebrating Bob Marley’s 65th birthday, and paid respects to King Tubby.
First we hear from the ladies with tracks by Sugar Pie Desanto, Big Maybelle, Etta James, Gwen McRae Betty Harris. Then psychedelic soul including something from The Afro-Harpist Dorothy Ashby. Later in the set we explore afrobeat Ethio-jazz, then ska dub reggae…
Tonight’s program focuses on Haiti. Guests include Jacqueline Regis, now an attourney in Minneapolis who was born and raised in Haiti and who escaped with her family during the Papa Doc Duvalier regime. She has recently written a book, The Daughter of the Arsenal. Joining her is Mike, an American who is about to leave for Haiti to work on an addition to a school, a gift from his company, Lifetouch Photography. Haitian musis is featured.
The first ½ hour consists of music from Mexico. The second ½ hour is dedicated to music from Chile (unavoidably, the Parra family but also Camila Moreno, one of the young voices of Chilean music). The last ½ hour consists of music from Brazil: Two voices from Salvador da Bahia, the singer Virginia Rodrigues and the legendary composer Dorival Caymmi.