When you think of Richmond's most famous musical exports, what comes to mind? Maybe Jimmy Dean the sausage king? Or possibly jazz legends like Lonnie Liston Smith and James "Plunky" Branch? Probably Richmond's punk and metal scene: Lamb of God, Avail, Municipal Waste, Strike Anywhere and of course Gwar.
Well, if you're in Colombia, the correct answer by a mile is Bio Ritmo, Richmond's salsa machine and one of the top salsa bands anywhere in the world. Gwar may have opened their own bar in Richmond, but Bio Ritmo actually has a bar named for them in Cali, Colombia!
Bio Ritmo is celebrating 30 years of "more sabor" with a special event next Sunday afternoon, October 23, at Hardywood's Richmond taproom, with emeritus members Jorge Negrón, Gabo Tomasini and Jim Thomson jetting in from Puerto Rico, New York and DC, respectively, to sit in. Global A Go-Go will get you warmed up for the event with a set of Bio Ritmo music on this week's program.
Also this week (Sunday October 16, 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): new music from Benin's all female (ages 12-18 to boot) Star Feminine Band, Derya Yıldırım's Anatolian rock, Kabyle folk by Hamsi Boubeker, French rockers La Femme go Brazilian, and even more sabor from Spain's El Combo Batanga.
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
Star Feminine Band | Benin | Women Stand Up | In Paris | Born Bad | 2022
Collectif Zouglou | Cote D'Ivoire | Liberez Mon Pays | Liberez Mon Pays - Single | self-released | 2003
Lucky Dube | South Africa | Prisoner | Prisoner | Gallo | 1989
Selda Bağcan & Moğollar | Turkey | Kalenin Dibinde | Yalan Dünya / Kalenin Dibinde - Single | Türküola | 1972
Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek | Turkey-Germany-France-England UK | Darıldım Darıldım | Dost 2 | Bongo Joe / Catapulte | 2022
Barış Manço | Turkey | Binboğanın Kızı | Binboğanın Kızı / Ay Osman - Single | Sayan | 1971
Umut Adan | Turkey-Italy | Bembeyaz Cananım | Bahar | Riverboat | 2019
Hamsi Boubeker | Algeria-Belgium | Sine Letyur | Les Chant Des Profondeurs | Frederiksberg | 2022-1988
Idir | Algeria-France | A Tulawin (Une Algerienne Debout) (feat Manu Chao) | Identites | Saint George | 1999
Amazigh | Algeria-France | Ma Tribu | Marchez Noir | Iris Music | 2009
Bio Ritmo | RVA USA | Codeína | Puerta Del Sur | Vampisoul | 2014
Bio Ritmo | RVA USA | Lisandra | Bionico | Locutor | 2008
Bio Ritmo | RVA USA | Atrévete | Bio Ritmo | Locutor | 2002
Bio Ritmo | RVA USA | Oriza | Oriza - Single | Peace & Rhythm | 2015
The Latin Brothers | Colombia | A La Loma De La Cruz | El Picotero | Vampisoul | 2022-1974
La Pesada | Colombia | Cumbia Y Tambó (En La Lluvia) | Tomate Y Alandette | Zeida | 1978
El Combo Batanga | Spain-Cuba | El Que La Rompe La Paga | El Que La Rompe La Paga - Single | Lovemonk | 2022
La Femme | France | Sacatela | Y Tu Te Vas / Sacatela - Single | Disque Pointu / IDOL | 2022
Laranja Freak | Brazil | Alérgico A Flores | Brasas Lisergicas | Baratos Afins | 2004
Zeca Baleiro | Brazil | Telegrama | Pet Shop Mundo Cao | Universal | 2002