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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Is America Part of the World? Festival Preview + Michael Jackson vs. the World
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Nation Beat, the rousing New York band inspired by the music of Northeast Brazil but also with New Orleans, Appalachia, rock, funk, even klezmer in the mix, recently found itself effectively censored at a "world music" festival: the band was told that it could only perform its Portuguese-language songs, not the English ones. This inspired Nation Beat to take control of the musical agenda and create a platform to question the informed wisdom about "world music" - by starting its own festival.
The all-day event, "Is America Part of the World?" takes place Saturday July 11, 2-9 pm at the Bklyn Yard, 388-400 near the Gowanus Canal in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Nation Beat will be joined on the bill by Red Baraat Festival, Forro in the Dark and DJ Nickodemus. On today's show Nation Beat's leader Scott Kettner stops by to do a little rabble-rousing - as well as spinning selections by festival artists and also some Northeast Brazilian and Cajun faves.
Plus a short preview of another Gowanus Canal-area event, Sunday night's (July 5) WFMU-partnered cumbia smackdown at The Bell House, 149 7th St. in Brooklyn, featuring LA's Very Be Careful, New York's Chicha Libre and yours truly Rob Weisberg spinning wall-to-wall cumbia starting at 8 pm. Details, samples, links at: http://tinyurl.com/wfmu-bell-house-cumbia-night.
This Week's Playlist:(* = new)
Chhupke Kaun Aya
/ 24 Karats
Thanks to DJ Jesse of WMBR's The Intercontinental (http://www.jessekaminsky.com/intercontinental)
for pointing me to this and several other MJ covers.
S. P. Balasubramaniam:
/ Donga (Telegu Film Soundtrack)
(Thriller) - see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbvP7dT3Dx0
Sat. 7/4/09 6:30pm
Just woke up & switched on - this is perfect for a sunny Sunday morning! Cheers!
Sat. 7/4/09 6:45pm
Sat. 7/4/09 7:09pm
party in my mind
Sat. 7/4/09 8:55pm
Great show Rob. Made my 4th.
Sun. 7/5/09 5:50am
Wow, this was a wonderful show. Loved Golimar!
Thu. 7/9/09 3:47pm
dirk zaffer rombouts:
next weekend -- SFINKS Festival !!!