We also talk with poet Michael Kincaid about his new book, There are Gods Here Too: Readings of Heraclitus, a volume of translations of the 5th century BC philosopher Heraclitus.
And Cheri Register and Jennifer Dodgson join us to talk about the upcoming Memoir Festival at the Loft. Cheri Register is the author of several works of creative nonfiction, including Packinghouse Daughter. More information about the Memoir Festival can be found at Loft.org:http://loft.org.
The week’s show is the second show dedicated to late cantaora María Elena La Cordobesa, featuring three tracks from her CD, Añoranza a mi Córdoba, as well as songs by cantaoras Carmen Linares and Niña de la Puebla.
What a huge week for new dub! Starting out with the outrageous double-CD trip called Return from Planet Dub from Dubblestandart (with Lee Scratch Perry, Ari Up, and David Lynch). Then there was the excellent self-titled Ragana and the heavy self-titled Dubterror (both on Universal Egg). Rounding out the top of the new release list was the very cool Meditronica – the new project from Ashtech, Dub Gabriel, Paolo Polcari, and Eraldo Bernocchi.