Radio Saudade: Episode 7

“So much on my mind I just can’t recline, blasted holes in the night ’til she bled sunshine…” MOS DEF, Respiration. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 7 (mp3) here. MC Winston “The Whip” Williams – Intro: The Sound of Young Jamaica Radio Show – Respect to Studio One, 1994. Quantic Soul Orchestra – Babarabatiri – Stampede, […]

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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 3

Radio Saudade: Episode 3. “Devoção e paciência. Mixtape é como uma procissão de um homem só.”  – Rodolfo Viana. (“Devotion and patience. The Mixtape is like a procession of one man.”) Enjoy. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 3 (mp3) here. Ismael Quiñones – Control – Freak Off: Latin Breakbeats, Basslines and Boogaloo, 2001. Electro Côco – Quem […]

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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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Radio Saudade: Episode 1

Saudade Brothers kicking it up a notch. Radio Saudade: Episode 1 at your fingertips. Press play to enjoy the tunes. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 1 (mp3) here. Radio Citizen – The Hop – Berlin Serengeti. 2006. Buy it here. Sun Ra – Twin Star of Thence – Lanquidity. 1978. Buy it here. Slavoj Zizek – […]

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João Gilberto: Original G

There are few musical geniuses who can be properly credited with founding a genre of music: Fela Kuti and Afrobeat, Miles Davis and Jazz Fusion, King Tubby and Dub. Here at my place in Recife sipping cachaça with the pescadores, peixeiros, and the paulistano sun-bathers everyone will tell you that when it comes to Bossa Nova João […]

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Haoles on the Pequod

In recent days, my mind has been awash in a cascade of Hawaiian saudades, a phenomenon that has occasionally accompanied me since the 80’s, when American television networks forced their viewers, even here in Europe, to choose between tropical miniseries. The Love Boat, Fantasy Island and Magnum P.I. battled weekly for supremacy in the working […]

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