March 21, 2013

Program March 22, 2013

As I write this post on Thursday afternoon, WRIR's Spring '13 Fund Drive has just crossed a major milestone: 500 people have now donated, making this only the second drive in which we've gone over the 500-donor mark.  Thank you to all of our donors for helping keep this amazing experiment in community-made radio thriving for another six months.

And the drive isn't over yet: we're still trying to raise as close to $40,000 as we can, so if you haven't donated yet it's not too late to do so -- just click on the Donate button on our website (, or simply use this link:

Richmond is being treated to another performance next week by the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Jazz Legacy Ensemble (pictured above) -- they played at the Camel last fall, and they'll be at VCU's Singleton Center on Thursday March 28, along with the VCU Africa Combo and special guest J. Plunky Branch.  To get you warmed up for this event, I'll play a set of some of my favorite South African jazz recordings by Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana and others.

Also this week: a little bit of Latin psychedelia, up-to-date Middle Eastern grooves, and some 1970's Afro-funk.  Plus a rare appearance of Auto-tune on Global A Go-Go -- trust me, you'll like it.

All the podcasts:

Song | Artist (Country) | Recording | Label

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

Baila Mi Rumbita | Afrosound feat Jamie Ley (Colombia) | The Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia | World Music Network
Danza De Los Simpsons | Chicha Libre (France-Venezuela-Mexico-USA) | Cuatro Tigres | Barbes
Alacran | Orquesta El Macabeo (Puerto Rico USA) | Salsa Bestial | Vampisoul
Dina's Mambo | Bio Ritmo (RVA USA) | La Verdad | Electric Cowbell
Gracia Divina | Orchestra Harlow (USA) feat Celia Cruz (Cuba) | Hommy: A Latin Opera | Fania

Freedom Is Free (Jef Stott super mix) | Opium (USA) feat MC Rai (Tunisia) | Samaya: A Benefit Album For Cheb i Sabbah | Six Degrees
Moner Manush | State Of Bengal (Pakistan-UK) vs. Paban Das Baul (India) | Tana Tani (Push & Pull) | Real World

Barra Barra | Rachid Taha (Algeria-France) | Made In Medina | Ark 21
Afrah Houran | Faraj Kadah / Ashraf Abu Leil (Syria) | Dabke: Sounds Of The Syrian Houran | Sham Palace

Sorie Thogolobea | Sorie Kondi (Sierra Leone) | Thogolobea | Dutty Artz
Feba | Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang (Sierra Leone-Syria-USA) | En Yay Sah | Luaka Bop

Samba | Moussa Doumbia (Mali) | Keleya | Oriki Music
Amiina Awdaay | Dur-Dur Band (Somalia) | Volume 5 | Awesome Tapes From Africa
Brand New Wayo | Mixed Grill (Nigeria) | The Rough Guide To African Disco | World Music Network

Manenburg Revisited (Cape Town Fringe) | Abdullah Ibrahim (South Africa) | Water From An Ancient Well | Ekapa/Black Hawk
Nonto Sangona | African Jazz Pioneers (South Africa) | African Jazz Pioneers | Gallo
Baloyi | Dudu Pukwana & Spear (South Africa) | In The Townships | Caroline

Jacaranda | The Movers (South Africa) | Jacaranda Phatha Phatha | City Special

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