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Paul Harding of A HREF=http://radiok.cce.umn.edu/programming/international/Radio K International/A joins us in the studio for a top-shelf collection of brand new tracks swinging oldies from the UK, Finland, West Africa, Romania, France, Colombia beyond…

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The first ½ hour of this program includes Inti-Illimani, from Chile, and some examples of “copla asturiana”, from Spain. The second ½ hour presents a few Latin American “Tonadas”. The third ½ hour includes music from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The Spanish language literature segment is dedicated to the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes with the reading, in his own voice, of a small fragment of “Cristobal Nonato”.

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Host: Leigh Combs

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9/2 in a nutshell… The highlight of the oldies set was a salute to 2Tone, with deep tracks, hits and alternate takes alike, from The Selecter to The Specials to the producer of their debut album, Elvis Costello (but on Columbia, which issued Human Touch on the Get Happy! LP). Sherweird inserted a delightfully bizarre Kev Hopper track into his set, and spiced the rest of the hour up with exotic vibraphones, Latin big bands, (Shiina) Ringo-nalia and jazzy Godzilla composer Masaru Sato. Back on the bridge of the Rocket Ship, the 4@4 dealt with Love In Trouble, the ever-brave Brave Combo gave us a Lolli-Pol-Ska, and Jennifer Davis of St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review was Too Good To Be True. What can I say? She’s cool like dat. So’s the weather these days. Are you feelin’ a change in the air? Brrrrrr! OK, I exaggerate…

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