The Echo Chamber’s annual Tuff Gong Tubby Tribute honoring Robert Nesta Marley (born 2/6/1945) and Osbourne Ruddock (died 2/6/1989). One man a legend the world round. The other, a legend in the reggae world, and a permanent influence upon recording studio techniques and technology.
Michael Rossetto and Nicholas Lemme of Spaghetti Western String Company:http://www.spaghettiwesternmusic.com joined us this morning at around 7:30 for an hour-long preview of their new record, Lull and Clatter, and a chance to hear other artists they enjoy. We also heard something new from Air Traffic and some Mardi Gras music this morning.
Matt Entenza, former DFL-MN House leader joined Dale in the 2nd half of today’s how to discuss the upcoming political caucus’ and the presidential senate races.
Ann Alquist, former KFAI news director, called in from Berlin, Germany, with her take on what the German citizens think of the US’ presidential politics.
Today we began with dutar music from the Uyghers of China (Chinese Label), then we had guest with live music, Aida Shahghasemi on daf and vocals, and Amirhossein Kiani on Tar and vocals. The hour was finished off with music by Iraqi, Amir el Safir (Safaafir).
During the second hour we heard music from two of flamenco’s greats, Fernanda and Bernarda de Utrera of Spain (Ocora). We then had music and conversation with local musicians Greg Herriges on guitar and bouzouki, and percussionist Troy Berg.