March 21, 2014

Program March 21, 2014

We're in the midst of WRIR's Spring '14 Fund Drive -- as I write this post at noon on Friday, we've already raised $23,000 from 300 donors.  Thank you to all 300 of you!  We need to raise $40,000 by Tuesday night, and we're looking for another 200 of you to join our team to make it happen.

We always try to make our fund drives something special for our listeners, so you're not just hearing us drone on boringly (at best, annoyingly at worst) about money.  And I do have something very special lined up for this evening's program.

My guests in the studio will be Miramar, a fabulous Richmond band that features Rei Alvarez and Marlysse Simmons of Bio Ritmo and Laura Ann Singh from Quatro Na Bossa (that's Rei and Laura Ann pictured above):

Miramar specializes in boleros: lush romantic ballads that have been a staple of the Puerto Rican repertoire (and slow-dance favorites of many salsa bands) since at least the 1950's.  They're a truly unique band, the kind of thing it's hard to imagine you'd ever hear on the radio -- and that's why WRIR is so necessary.  They'll be live in the studio some time after 5:30 -- tune in or stop and listen in person.

All the podcasts:

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

Separation | Oliver Lake (USA) | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Global A Go-Go | Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (UK) | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001

Prudence (E's E NYC Trust Mix) | Cheick Hamala Diabate (Mali) | Prudence | Electric Cowbell | 2013
Thriller | No BS! Brass (RVA USA) | RVA All Day | Electric Cowbell | 2013

Tuareg | Gal Costa (Brazil) | Gal Costa (Cinema Olympia) | Philips | 1969
Hermes Trismegistu Escreveu | Jorge Ben (Brazil) | Africa Brasil | 1976
Charles Chacal | Garotas Suecas (Brazil) | Feras Miticas | Vampisoul | 2014

Teacher Of Love | Ray Barretto (USA) | Acid | Fania | 1968
Hey Mr. Skyjacker | Bobby Marin (USA) | Let's Boogaloo, Vol. 6: Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul And Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio | Record Kicks | 197x

Miramar, live at WRIR:
Y Entonces
Por Siempre
Como Tu Eres
Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir
Isos (Maybe)
Sin Ti

Habibi Taal | Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan-Yemen-Armenia-France-Togo-USA) | Silt | Wonderwheel | 2014

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