Kristina plays the palo rumbas which was actually created in Spain around 1918 in response to the Afro-Caribbean beat. Rumbas are surprisingly the slowest of the flamenco cantes chicos. Also on this show, Kristina and acclaimed dancer/singer La Conja discuss La Conja’s lateral move from dancing to singing, and the consequences thereof.
Tonight we blasted off on our annual special entitled “Lunar Lunacy: One Giant Leap for Dubkind” commemoratrating the 1st moon landing July 20, 1969. From the “Dub Side of the Moon” album, to a couple versions of “Walking on the Moon” we travelled to the outer reaches of the known universe…in search of dub and other space funk.
We talk with Rebecca Makkai, author of The Borrower, the story of Lucy Hull, librarian, whose life is hijacked by a 10-year-old book-loving library patron running away from home.
Also, we chat with Bill Cottman, author of a new collection of poems and photographs called Surface Tensions. Bill Cottman is a husband, father, grandfather, retired electrical engineer, fine art photographer, writer, and co-host of the KFAI show, Mostly Jazz.