Today’s edition of African Rhythms featured music from Congolese Belgian hip hop artist Baloji collaborating with Konono No. 1 and Amp Fiddler, Eritrean reggae from the Asmara All Stars, soul jazz from American vibraphone hero Roy Ayers and so much more…
No easy-listening this week. Kristina jumps with both feet deep into the jondo pool,bringing up seguiriyas, tonas, deblas, and martinetes for a show dedicated to the beginning students at Anda Flamenco School.
Malamanya is a Minneapolis-based band that blends orginal songwriting with traditional rhythms and melodies of Cuba, Central and South America. Acoustic-driven dance rhythms celebrate salsa and samba, and draw on organic forms of the past. Band members include: Adriana Rimpel (lead vocals), Jason Marks (trumpet), Jesse Marks (percussion/bell), Luis Ortega (percussion/congas), Tony Schriner (ppright bass/guitar) and Trevor May (tres/guitar). For more information on the band, go to malamanya.com. Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.
A special show as it included Dr. StrangeDub’s first artist interview in a long time: Jacob Hemphill of SOJA discussed the new SOJA album, the current tour, past works, and more. In addition to SOJA, brand new music from: Vibronics, Abassi All Stars, Nneka (the very cool “My Home” single), and Profit. In following the Japanese punk theme from the program before us (Dart Gun Radio) we featured: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Audio Active, Little Tempo, Likkle Mai, Fumitake Uchida, Shiina Ringo, Saito Neko, Channel U, Jah Wobble & the Nippon Dub Ensemble, Blue Beat Players, The Brass Circus, Dry & Heavy, Bon Voyage Co., and The Determinations.