Messages

Life and death get equal time in this block. Manu Chao deplores politics, Lila Downs sings about the slain human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa and Aterciopelados plead for a cleanup of the river that runs through Bogota. Then Korean Jang-Sa-ik sings a song about a soul trying to find its way to heaven, Techung sings a Tibetan folk song about the starry sky and Cibelle gives a delicate interpretation of a Tom Waits eulogy.



Upcoming Airdates

Live Performances, A(Lgeria) to Z(Imbabwe)

Live performance from Varttina (Finland), Olivor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Gigi (Ethiopia), Boubacar Traore (Mali), Souad Massi (Algeria) and Angelique Kidjo (Benin).

International Rap

Rappin' Hood gives a history of black music in Brazil, Senegal's Gokh-bi sing about the power of music. Tukuler rap over the classic "Africa" and Trinidad's 3 Canal deliver some "Rapso." Tru Rez Crew praises good parents, Mexico's SKEEY courts a "rancherita" and Outlandish (from Denmark) sign about thwarted dreams.

World Music

Aspects of romance are examined as Faudel serenades and Sezen Akcu bemoans love, Charanga Cakewalk backup a swivel-hipped dancer, and Mariza wades into some Fado; then Faun sings a 14th century chanson, followed by Sevara Nazarhan stirring up a crowd in Uzbekistan, finishing with Lidia Pujol and a Catalan folksong about a nightingale.

World Music

Music videos from around the globe.

Not That There's Anything Wrong with Salsa

A block of Latin Alternative music with percolating sounds from Novalima, cumbia rap by Bomba Estereo, the Spanish-Southwest fusion of DePedro, retro madness from MIS and Cineplexx, and the ultra cool sounds of Pacha Massive and LatinBitman.

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World Music

Songs about families large and small, with Rita Ribero singing about children of poverty and Tribalistas singing of two childlike lovers. Baaba Maal gives a blessing for all mankind, Outlandish extol the family feeling in Cuba, Becim sings about forgiving everyone in the New Year, Alkistis Protopsalti looks at love the world over and Raduza sings of being an outcast.

Comments On Society

Social Comment #2 Traband sings of immigration, Xerramequ Tiquis Miquis lampoon authority, Ze Manel urges African unity, Dam Native praises the Maori way, Megapolis sings an old East German Pop tune, Amparanoia sides with the underdog, and Macaco gets everyone unified.

Imaginative/Dream Videos

Music videos from around the globe.

World Music

Music videos from around the globe.

World Music

Music videos from around the globe.

World Music

Music videos from around the globe.

Border Crossings

"Border Crossing"' is a survey of the Alternative side of Latin videos, featuring the Kumbia Kings, The Hip Hop Hoodios, Molotov, Los Amigos Invisibles and Andrea Echeverri--as well as a more familiar get-down-and-party number by Yerba Buena.

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From Folk to Fusion

'From Folk to Fusion' features the most traditional of approaches, from The Kamkars and OysterBand, and the more adventurous envelope pushing twists on the grenre, exemplified by Amadou and Mariam with Manu Chao, Abdel Wright, Fiamma Fumana and Martires De Compas.

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Africa-Centric

Africa and Islands -- A survey of music from Mali, South Africa, Haiti and Cape Verde concluding with a call for the African Diaspora to keep the flame alive for the Motherland.

World Music

Music videos from around the globe.