Featuring two music festivals in Morocco (Gnawa Sacred) in the first segment, followed by music from Iran and another anti-war message on the 5th year of occupation in Iraq. Global Beat ends this week with a visit to Zimbabwe on the eve of another election opportunity, looking back on the dream of independence 27 years later.
In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and National Women’s History Month, the Echo Chamber presented its annual Beautiful Sounds of Women…Around the World special. And what a varied list of women singers players we had on this year’s show
Boy it was fun with Ghost in the Water! They brought in new music from Unicorn Dream Attack, and we also heard the new Kid Dakota record, as well as a few tracks from their new album as Ghost in the Water (produced by Darren Jackson of Kid Dakota). Earlier in the show, we heard from local hip-hop/spoken word label Tru Ruts:http://www.truruts.com, which has a new compilation called Bridging the Gaps, and will soon have a debut record from artist El Guante. Big things happening in Minneapolis.