True to the various meanings of the word “Encuentro”, this program present music from just about everywhere, except Latin America; music that, even though it comes from other traditions and other latitudes, I feel that it is driven by the same heart and spirit of the Latin American folk music usually presented on Encuentro.
Thanks to everyone who pledged their support to African Rhythms and KFAI – we surpassed our goal and now can get back to what we do best – play great music! Brad and Jojo (along with Charlie in the second hour) took us on an eclectic tour of West, East, South and North African sounds, both old and fresh.
4/14 in a nutshell…
Ska-de-wah! Maureen and Felicia get Mr. Chauffeured straight to the Vienna Woods to be taught the Ska, and Mr. Bond, James Bond, shows up… you just know there’s a who-o-ole lotta mashin’ goin’ on even BEFORE the party meets up with Baron von Skankin’ Frank… and quite a bit o’ double-dip would characterize what Sherwood B. Funn gets up to by way of kicking off the lounge-y Hour 2! Lounge head-on collides with Ska in the 4@4 Joey Altruda tribute saluting two of his bands, and April’s GotchaSKAvered cover subject Al Capone gets run through in short order by the Hotknives this week… ouch!