Another eclectic Echo Chamber dub stew…with lots of new ingredients, some classic old bits, and part 1 of Dr. Dub’s ON-U Sound Trashed mix. Highlighted new albums included Italian Dub Community – Showcase Vol. 1 (aquitebump); Spirits in the Material World (Shanachie); and Cape Town Beats (Jarring Effects).
The 6th Annual Rejection Day Counter-Valentine’s Day special brought several guests in with us this morning. Thanks to Dale, Diane, Jaspar Lepak and Sneaky Pete Bauer for bringing more songs of loss and longing—and thanks to you for all the requests! Next year: same time (Tues. before Valentine’s Day), same theme (because we can’t go through it alone),but different songs—so be sure to show up, OK? Please?
Today we heard music Mali Kora Master, Toumani Diabate (Hannibal), Alemu Aga, master of the Ethiopian Harp of David (Long Distance), music from Iran by local musicians, Aida Shahghasami and Amir-Hossein Kiani. We also had in studio guest Micheal Sommers of Open Eye Figure Theatre, with music by Teodor Anzellotti on accordion with music of Janecek (Winter and Winter), We also listened to music by Touareg musicians, Tinariwen (live), music from Ethiopian Krar master, Seleshe Damessae (Music of the World), music by Tim O’Brien (Howdy Skies), music from Dama and D’Gary (Shanachie} and music from locals, the Mill City Grinders (live recording).