Arts & Culture

The second show in the "Music Fresh From Spain" series, this show is from March 24, 2011, and features cañas and jaleos in anticipation of La Magdalena's then upcoming workshops to teach those same palos.

Stories by David Weinberg, Charles Maynes, and Martina Castro

Minna aka DJ Minna aka MC MZ spins two hours of music from Kenyan hip hop to Nigerian Afrobeats; mbalax-ified tassu to future zouk; Argentine digicumbia to French electropop. With a mind to recent events in the world and at home.

Plenty of dub, a few new items, and a great mix from Sassa’le tonight. First up was the sublime new “Anbessa Dub” album from Israel’s Zvuloon Dub System. This was followed by the “Reel 1 & 2 Adapted Chapter” rootical dub album from The Giants. Also new tonight was the psychedelic cumbia collection “La Psicotropia” (on Pakapi Records); the “Mark My Word” single from Joseph Cotton & S.O.A.P. (ft. PJ Higgins); and the track “Aura” from STWO. Another highlight tonight was “Mix Story – Part.1” mix from Sassa’le. From there we went around the world with Hollie Cook & Prince Fatty, the Meridian Brothers, Mexican Institute of Sound, Emel Mathlouthi, J. Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, King Ras John, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Shiina Ringo, Sly & Robbie, and many more..