Once again, the Echo Chamber 3-hour dub journey pulled in dubs from around the world, from well-known artists as well as little known newcomers. The featured label tonight was the excellent French Dub Released:http://www.french-dub-released.org Netlabel – including tracks from 3 different releases.
Today we celebrated Women’s history month. We began with music from South Indian vocalist, S. Sowmya from a concert she performed for the Indian Music Society of Minnesota.
In the second hour we began with music from Frifot (Caprice), followed by music from Ida Widawati, from Sunda, Indonesia (Celestian Harmonies), followed by music from Zarsanga of the Pashtu of Afghanistan (Long Distance), followed by Iran’s great singer Qamar, followed music from Finland’s queen of the accordion, Maria Kalaniemi with Timo Alakotila (Amigo), then a few live tracks from Altan and Dervish. The show closed with a track from the Slavic Soul Party (Knitting Factory).
9am: Jazz Profiles: Billie Holiday
Few song-stylists of any era are as immediately distinctive and arresting as Lady Day. Her rhythmic instinct for melodies brought vocals to the forefront of jazz expression. This one-hour special tells Holiday’s story through music and interviews.
10am: Dakota Dave Hull Black History Month Special KFAI DJ Dakota Dave Hull brings together a collection of early blues and jazz recordings, including the first ever interracial recordings made in America. Hull will explore, through music, how American music as we know it grew out of musicians, black and white, influencing each other.
Find the day’s complete schedule here:blackhistorymonth2008