Arts & Culture

Creole music from Cedric Watson kicks off today's program followed by Franco-phonic sounds from Parisota Hot Club & Cafe Accordion Orch.  As the program progresses we shift gears to Latin dance from Cuba combo Havana D'Primera coming soon to an old movie house near you… (Varsity Theater in Dinkytown Thur. 8/7/14) !!  The final moments keep the beat singing and the feet swinging featuring Cuban classic Celia Cruz singing songs of Ismael Rivera from Puerto Rico then finally a taste of the new release from Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars.

Dub overload tonight… Brand new dub and roots from: Konkrete Roots (“Rudies in Dub” on Dubophonic); Mr. Lion (“Razberry Serrotonin EP” on Svaha Sound); Mystica Tribe (self-released “Lizard EP”); Don Goliath (“Calling On Jah” on Dubkey); and Echorek with the cool single “Dubber than Paradise”. Kicked off the show with a new track ripped from the headlines from Mad Professor & Vivian Jones – “Who Can Help Them?”, where “them” refers to the Palestinians in Gaza. Another highlight was a crucial dubwise mix from Dub Thomas from the Dubophonic netlabel. More new tunes from Pressure, ZionNoiz, Kojo Neatness, Talisman, Obatala Segundo (Mystica Tribe remix), Collie Buddz, and Panchasila. Filling the dubwise journey with more from YesKing, Augustus Pablo, Val Bennett, Shpongle, The Revolutionaries, Bad Brains, Dennis Bovell, Kalya Scintilla, and more…

This August 5th show was for my up coming birthday. I told my listeners that I was taking myself out to hear my favorite artists and they were coming along with me on the radio. I didn't get to all my favorites but I had a mighty fun time playing the ones I could get to in the two and a half hours I was on the air. My actual birthday will be Monday, August 11th and I will be turning 60 years old, which will officially make me a real "blues woman".

Live interview with NYC songwriter & guitarist Ann Klein!

Feature Presentation - Peter Galaxy: Interstellar Envoy, by Decoder Ring Theatre in Canada.  Actually written for the Mark Time Radio Show series, and the first of six reproduced by Decoder Ring for this series.