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.
In anticipation of the impending visit from Salif Keita GB opens w/ his music and follows that with music from his African nation, Mali. Other highlights include Ukrainian trad-art-rock group, Dakha Brakha, also returning at the end of the month, to the Dakota… and 3 tracks from Spanish vocalist Silvia Perez Cruz !
Minna aka DJ Minna aka MC MZ spins two hours of music from Kenyan hip hop to Nigerian Afrobeats; mbalax-ified tassu to future zouk; Argentine digicumbia to French electropop. With a mind to recent events in the world and at home.
Classic voices of int'l. music's early years & a brand new Timba band from Cuba in town for a concert in Dinkytown recently. A taste of Brasil and a trio from Kiev, Ukraine visiting the Dakota last night and tonite… Dakha Brakha. Ending with a preview of Salif Keita and his expansive voice & repetoire, also soon coming to the Dakota, from Mali, W. Africa.