The first ½ hour of this program includes Inti-Illimani, from Chile, and some examples of “copla asturiana”, from Spain. The second ½ hour presents a few Latin American “Tonadas”. The third ½ hour includes music from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The Spanish language literature segment is dedicated to the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes with the reading, in his own voice, of a small fragment of “Cristobal Nonato”.
Once again we camped out at the Dub Club Tiki Bar for the annual “Echo Beach” dog days of summer special. This is a bit different kind of Echo Chamber — as we actually played some rock ‘n roll: that twangy, instrumental surf rock (from the likes of the Ventures and the Del-Tones). Then, once the martinis were well shaken, we got into some soul and funky R&B. Things were really cookin’ and the Tiki Bar was heavy with kali smoke. So we cooled things down with a variety of lounge, world, and swanky jazz…and a bit of electro dub.