November 2018 Global Beat Archives

Following on the Heels – of the election day hangover… Prince opens with the 'Million $ Show'… followed by Tom Waits giving us the weather report.  Did we recover from the (s)Election(s) yet… !?!??  Lots to Re-Count and Re-cover — for weeks to come perhaps.  More Music Maestro… !!

Opening today's program with an extended set of Ruben Blades music… a film update is running this week (Thursday evening, 8 pm) at the Cine Latino festival on Main St. (mspfilm.org). Ruben hails from Panama and has performed in the Twin Cities a number of times in his long career.  I also play some live tracks from Ana Moura – a fado singer from Portugal – who has performed here a few times herself.

Sounds of the Caribbean highlight much of the first hour, with representation from Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad – including some Brasilian tracks.  Towards the end of my two-hour program I go into a set of Native American voices to close out the harvest holiday – now called Thanks Giving.