Some heavy hitting new roots dubs tonight from The Black Exorcist, Dub All Sense (on Deep Root with Abassi All Stars), Don Carlos, Yeliz K, and Brain Damage. Also, my favorite new reggae single Reggae Is Her Name from Citizen Sound (feat. Blessed and Ammoye).
We got through the busy morning, thanks to Lucy Kaplansky for her time, and to William Franklin, Ryan Horton and Michael Holloway from the McNally Smith College of Music for coming in so early. We also said goodbye to a big star in the world of rock-n-roll songwriting, Alex Chilton, with Box Tops, Alex himself, and the Jayhawks.
Eliza Blue was my in-studio guest this morning. She was joined by Mikkel Beckman of The Brass Kings for a live session.
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Today we listen to a program on the Regional Music of Iran. This the first show in a series of eleven shows focusing on the ethnic and regional music of Iran. Each month the program will focus on one particular region. This first show gave a brief overview of the many different regions and ethnicities that make up the rich and diverse culture of Iran. The show was produced by Dan Rein and Baktash Boghrati.
During the second hour we had in studio guests, Em Waadj, a local Arabic group. Members are Dawn Doering, Salah Fateh, Laura Harada, and Tim O’Keefe.