May 5, 2011

Program May 6, 2011

WRIR really is the radio station that thinks globally and acts locally.  You hear global news on programs like Democracy Now!, Talk Of The Nation and Free Speech Radio News funded by donations from local listeners and underwriters right here in Richmond.  Local volunteer music hosts (like the two pictured above, modeling the Spring '11 T-shirt design) play music of all genres from around the globe.

Everybody gets in on the global action here at WRIR.  For example, Greta Brinkman (right in picture), WRIR's Loud Music director, will play host to a live performance by Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda (made famous in the film Heavy Metal In Baghdad) Friday at 9 PM.  And Mike Rutz (left), WRIR board member and Local Music director, plays artists from around the world who stop off to perform in Richmond on his program Activate!  Plus he currently bears more than a passing resemblance to Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz.

We're coming into the final weekend of WRIR's Spring '11 Fund Drive, so let's start it with a big bang of generous donations to keep independent, unembedded, uncorrupted community radio in Richmond going and growing.  I have a few special premium packages of some of my favorite new releases  -- two for the first $100 donors during Global A Go-Go and one mega-package that will go to the person who donates the most money during the program.  Just click "Read More" for the details.

Also click "Read More" for today's tracklist; click here for a podcast of today's program:

The complete catalog of Global A Go-Go podcasts is here:

The first two listeners to donate $100 or more during Global A Go-Go (paid and not pledged, phone or walk-in only, sorry not online) will receive this stash of three CDs (click on the title for my review of each CD):
And the person who donates the most money during Global A Go-Go (same rules as above) walks away with a super-stash of six CDs (and yes, one person can win both a stash and the super-stash):

Song | Artist (Country) | Recording | Label | Year

Separation | Oliver Lake (USA) | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1996
Global A Go-Go | Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (UK) | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001

Gbedi Madjro | Orchestre Poly-Rythmo (Benin) | Cotonou Club | Strut | 2011
Muziqawi Silt | Rattlemouth (RVA USA) | 5 | self-rleased | 2011

Mr. Bubbles | Dengue Fever (USA-Cambodia) | Cannibal Courtship | Concord | 2011
Lam Toey Chaweewan | Chaweewan Dumnern (Thailand) | The Sound Of Siam: Leftfield Luk-Thung, Jazz & Molam In Thailand 1964-1975 | Soundway | 196x
Yeh Time Time Ki Baat Hai | Kalyanji Anandji feat Asha Bhosle (India) | The Bollywood Brothers | Saregama | 1974

Nuwaruguma | Aurelio (Honduras) | Laru Beya | Sub Pop / Next Ambiance | 2011
Clandestino / Desaparecido | Manu Chao (France-Spain) | Clandestino | Virgin France | 1998

No Blame Them | Femi Kuti (Nigeria) | Africa For Africa | Knitting Factory | 2011
Let Them Talk | Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats (Sierra Leone) | Heavy Heavy Heavy: The Long-Lost Hero Of Afro Soul Funk | RetroAfric | 196x

Mori Shej, Sabina | BALKANIZE! (RVA USA) | Balkan Eyes | self-released | 2010
Co Sa Stalo Nove | Cechomor (Czech Republic) | Co Sa Stalo Nove | Sony BMG Czech | 2005
Come All Ye | Fairport Convention (UK) | Liege & Lief | Island | 1969

Timbuktu | Los Chicharrons (Dominican Republic-USA-Denmark) | Roots Of Life | Tummy Touch | 2010
Oye Como Va | Professor Angel Dust & The pH Force feat Mucho Muchacho (Spain) | Guapacheando | Virgin Benelux | 2000

Rehab | The Jolly Boys (Jamaica) | Great Expectation | eOne Music | 2011

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