First of all, let me start by thanking the approximately 430 donors who have contributed over $45,000 so far during WRIR's Spring 2022 Fund Drive. You are putting the power in "the tower of low power"!
Even though the drive is officially over, if you haven't donated yet you can still get involved and earn some cool premiums until May 8. Just visit wrir.org to make that donation. And you can visit us in person at 1621 W. Broad Street in Richmond this weekend (April 30-May 1) and next weekend (May 7-8) between 11 AM and 5 PM if you'd like to pick up your premiums in person.
Now, on to the music. This week Global A Go-Go features an American band for a change: Calexico, whose unique sound combines the flavor of the Mexico-USA border with indie rock. Their 13th album El Mirador was released last month and it might be my favorite in their catalogue. You'll hear a couple of songs from it this week, plus several Calexico side projects.
Also this week (Sunday May 1, 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): cumbia electronica both slow and fast; the Afro-coffeehouse sound of Jason Tamba; and two sets of 70s-80s African classics, one from Benin and one from central Africa.
All the podcasts: radio4all.net/series/Global%20A%20Go-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
Amparo Sánchez | Spain | Corazón De La Realidad | Tucson-Habana | Wrasse | 2010
Orkesta Mendoza | USA-Mexico | Nada Te Debo | Vamos A Guarachar! | Glitterbeat | 2016
Depedro | Spain | What Goes On | Nubes De Papel | Nat Geo Music | 2010
Calexico | USA | Cumbia Peninsula | El Mirador | Anti- | 2022
Grupo Kual | Mexico | La Kumbia En La Playa | Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia In LA | Dutty Artz / Songs From Home | 2008
Junior Y Su Equipo | Ecuador | La Borrachita | Saturno 2000: La Rebajada De Los Sonideros 1962-1983 | Analog Africa | 1979
Chicha Libre | France-Venezuela-Mexico-USA | Popcorn Andino | Sonido Amazonico! | Barbes | 2008
Planeta Polar | Lithuania | Puro Carnaval | Puro Carnaval | Some Other Planet | 2022
Calexico | USA | Cumbia Del Polvo | El Mirador | Anti- | 2022
Bomba Estéreo | Colombia | Fuego (live edited version) | Live In Dublin | Nacional | 2009
Nkumba System | France-Colombia-Cameroon | Cacerolazo | Bailalo Duro! | Prado | 2020
Jason Tamba | RD Congo-South Africa-USA | Nkomba Mi | Don't Give Up | Playing For Change | 2022
The Good Ones | Rwanda | Columbia River Flowers | Rwanda … You See Ghosts, I See Sky | Six Degrees | 2022
Habib Koité & Bamada | Mali | Wassiyé | Ma Ya | Contre-Jour | 1998
So Kalmery | RD Congo-France | Hey! Mama Liza | Brakka System | World Village | 2008
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey | Benin | Angelina II | Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey | His Master's Voice | 1972
Orchestre Les Volcans Du Benin | Benin | Oya Ka Jojo | Vol. 1 | Albarika Store | 1980
Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes | Benin | Dadje Von O Von Non | The Band Of Africa Vol. 3 | African Songs Ltd. | 1977
Orchestre Massako | Gabon | Dibembi | Orchestre Massako | Analog Africa | 197x
África Negra | São Tomé & Príncipe | Vence Vitória | Antologia Vol. 1 | Bongo Joe | 1981
Hamed Gazonga | Chad-Cote D'Ivoire | Les Jaloux Saboteurs | L'International Challal D'Hamed Gazonga | Tangent | 1983