Radio Saudade: Episode 6

“Musician, wey carry him band? He play for Union of Deaf-and-Dumb. He miss road. Oh yes, he miss road. He go play for nothing. I say he miss road.” Fela Anikulapo Kuti, He Miss Road. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 6 (mp3) here. (Intro) – Whale Songs (Excerpt) – Mystical Whale Songs, 2009. Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man […]

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Radio Saudade: Episode 5 – JAZZ.

Tonight it’s strictly jazz selections to illumine the scene. Next time back we’ll be all over the map again. Best wishes to all in this, our next trip around the sun. PEACE. “I’m right on the edge. I don’t know what comes next.” – Steve Zissou, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade […]

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Radio Saudade: Episode 4

“I’ve been through many times in which I thought I might lose it – the only thing that saved me has always been music…cuz life ain’t nothing but a good groove – a good mixtape to put you in the right mood.” Beastie Boys, Professor Booty. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 4 (mp3) here. Ambient Sounds […]

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Radio Saudade: Episode 2

Radio Saudade: Episode 2 at your disposal to satisfy your sybaritic head-bobbing needs. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 2 (mp3) here. Eivind Groven – Tveitanvise – Nordisk Sang, 1991. Andrés Landero y Su Conjunto – La Pava Congona – Cumbias y Gaitas de Colombia Vol. 1, 1996. Juana Molina – Un Día – Un Día, 2008. Joe Harriott – Jaipur – […]

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Summer in Somalia

The Dutch invented Capitalism in the 16thCentury and I still haven’t forgiven them for it. Since its inception Capitalism as a system has depended on exploitation in order to remain viable; indeed it is no coincidence that the rise of Capitalism coincided with the discovery and looting of the Americas. As Eduardo Galeano details in his […]

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If you are unfamiliar with Fela Anikulapo Kuti, suffice to say that he was one of the funkiest and grooviest musicians the world has ever seen who tended to perform live concerts wearing only a speedo and a fur coat surrounded by his 29 wives (who were also his backup singers).  A gifted multi-instrumentalist and […]