November 12, 2019

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You'll get an email every week with charts of what's happening in the world of world music:
  • WRIR's NACC World Top Ten:  The 10 most-played world music releases on WRIR, as reported to NACC
  • WRIR's NACC World Music Adds:  10 world music releases that have gotten or are likely to soon get airplay on WRIR
  • New & Recommended At WRIR:  The best of what I've heard in the last few months
  • Recent Arrivals:  Every world music release we've received in the last week
  • New Releases At WRIR:  Every world music release currently on the New Releases shelf at WRIR
  • Global A Go-Go Tracklist:  What I played on my most recent program
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November 10, 2019

Charts November 2-8, 2019

WRIR's NACC World Top Ten
1 LOS SHAIN'S | El Ritmo De Los Shain's | Munster
2 KOKOLO AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA | 100 Fevers | Peace & Rhythm
3 KEITH AND TEX | Greatest Hits 1966-1970 | Rebel Sound
4 LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE | Humans | self-released
5 POUR ME A GROG: THE FUNANA REVOLT IN 1990S CABO VERDE | various artists | Ostinato
6 LAKOU MIZIK | HaitiaNola | Cumbancha
7 RACHID TAHA | Je Suis Africain | Believe
8 HOPE MASIKE | The Exorcism Of A Spinster | Riverboat
9 OUMAR KONATE | I Love You Inna | Clermont
10 CONJUNTO GUANTANAMO | "El Son Convidando" [Single] | Nganga

November 9, 2019

Program November 11, 2019

I'm back in the saddle again!  It's great to be in Studio A after a six month absence, feeling good and with a satchel full of music I've haven't yet played on the radio.

A prime example is Poetic Trance by Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa (pictured above), linking the sounds of the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa.  And there's plenty of room for long-time Global A Go-Go favorites like Gogol Bordello and Bembeya Jazz National, plus vintage finds like Stephen Cheng's 1967 reggae in Chinese.

Join me in my new time slot, Mondays 3 to 5 PM, or catch the podcast later.

November 3, 2019

Charts Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2019

I'm back in the saddle again!  I'm pleased to announce that Global A Go-Go is returning to WRIR's airwaves.  The program will air on Mondays from 3 to 5 PM Eastern time beginning on November 11.  You can hear the show in Richmond on 97.3 FM, or anywhere that you have an internet connection at  Podcasts will also return at

WRIR's NACC World Top Ten
1 EARLY CONGO MUSIC 1946-1962: FIRST RUMBA TO THE REAL RUMBA | various artists | El Sur
2 POUR ME A GROG: THE FUNANA REVOLT IN 1990S CABO VERDE | various artists | Ostinato
3 AFROINS, LOS | A Gozar Salsomanos | Vampisoul
5 CANALON DE TIMBIQUI | De Mar Y Rio | Llorona
6 ADNAN OTHMAN | Bershukor: A Retrospective Of Hits By A Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend | Sublime Frequencies
7 LOCOBEACH | Psychedelic Disco Cumbia | Dorsal Fin/Peace & Rhythm
8 KEITH AND TEX | Greatest Hits 1966-1970 | Rebel Sound
9 FARAFI | Calico Soul | Piranha
10 ADOLFO ECHEVERRIA Y SU ORQUESTA | Sabroso Bacalao | Vampisoul