World Music

This program continues exploring the “zapateado” tradition. It also includes Daniel Santos, from Puerto Rico, and the recently deceased Joe Arroyo, from Colombia. The program also celebrates Peruvian Independence Day (today, July 28). The literature segment presents the second and last part of the lecture “Socialismo: realidad y utopía” given in 2005 by the recently deceased writer and philosopher Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez.

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Malian singer Mamani Keita has a new CD coming out next month — a collaboration with French producer Nicolas Repac — that promises to make some waves on the world music scene. We heard the cut Demissen Koulou from that album on today’s African Rhythms, along with a Swizz Beatz remix of Seun Kuti’s Rise Up and a track from NRBLN: Welcome to the Madhouse which features Berlin-based producers working with Kenyan hip hop artists.

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African fetishes (bilongos), Argentinian folksongs (vidalitas), and the last of La Conja (a legendary ida y vuelta flamenca). Tune-in to find out what all that means.

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Subbing as guest host for DJ Ren is America’s favorite roommate, Juan Rangel.

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Elena Michael come back in for another host slot

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Another week crammed full of excellent new dubwise & rootical music. From Juakali’s Dreadbass Soundsystem, to Dub Vision’s “Counter Attack”, to Mista Majah P’s Tolerance, to Asante Amen’s “Over the Years”, to Mystica Tribe’s “Meditation Stick”. And that was just the first course…

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Guest Yvonne-Marie Shiozawa speaks to us of her life and many activities. Music, both old and new, is played during the program.

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