It's time for the Richmond Folk Festival, back in person after a pandemic year in the online format. One of the artists I'm most excited to see at this year's festival is the St. Lucian reggae singer-songwriter Taj Weekes, who combines an ethereal voice like John Holt's with cutting lyrics reminiscent of Peter Tosh.
Taj will join me in WRIR's Studio A for an interview beginning a little after 1:00 PM, before he heads over to the Community Foundation Stage at 3:10 for the "Songs: Stories of Hope & Home" panel discussion and then to the Dance Pavilion at 5:15 to close out this year's festival. We'll talk about his new album Pause, the pandemic days which he has called "the most important year of my life," his recent trip to Ghana and whatever else seems worth discussing.
Also this week (Sunday October 10, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards on the wrir.org archive player, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site): Haitian mizik rasin (roots music) and an all-Latin second hour with electronica, cumbia and chicha.
All the podcasts: radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year
Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
Taj Weekes | St. Lucia-USA | Crisis | Pause | Jatta | 2021
Taj Weekes | St. Lucia-USA | Rainstorm | Pause | Jatta | 2021
Alborosie | Italy-Jamaica | Unprecedented Time | For The Culture | VP | 2021
Joe Bataan | USA | Ernestine | Call My Name | Vampisoul | 2005
Novalima | Peru | La Envidia | Ch'usay | Wonderwheel | 2018
Pahua | Mexico | El Traketeo (feat Barzo) | El Traketeo - Single | Nacional | 2021
Bomba Estereo | Colombia | Amor Amor | Deja | Sony Music Latin | 2021
The Lions | USA | Cumbia Rebel | Cumbia Rebel - Single | Ubiquity | 2021
Aurita Y Su Conjunto | Colombia | Chambacu | Chambacu | Mississippi | 1965
Celso Pina Y Su Ronda Bogota | Mexico | Cumbia Sobre El Rio | Barrio Bravo | WEA Latina | 2001
Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna | Colombia | Pensando En Mi Morena | Paz En La Tierra | Bongo Joe | 2021
Money Chicha | USA | Desesperado | Chicha Summit | Vampisoul | 2021
Sonido Gallo Negro | Mexico | Planet Claire | Planet Claire - Single | self-released | 2021
Los Chapillacs | Peru | Cumbia En El Solar | Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo Y Los Alarcosos Chapillacs | Vampisoul | 2021
Juaneco Y Su Combo | Peru | Un Shipibo En Espana | Recordando Al "Brujo" Fachin | Infopesa | 1973