• Latin,  World

    Going South

    Today’s selection comes from a an old friend of mine (and a contributor to this site), Ty. After many extended stays in Brazil, he decided to start up a band in the Denver area to try and recreate the Brazilian…

  • World

    Shake it with Awilo

    My wife was born in Kenya and grew up in Seychelles. Me? I was born in the very exotic setting of Racine, Wisconsin. Since I met her a few years ago, I’ve been introduced to a lot of great music…

  • Rock,  World

    A Sunday Cup of Joe

    Happy Sunday. Let’s do it right with Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros’ live version of a Maytalls classic, “Pressure Drop”. ‘Nuff Said… Joe Strummer – Pressure Drop (mp3) – live, unknown date/location – {The Best of Toots and the Maytalls…

  • Mark Lamson,  Michael Spiro,  World

    Bata Ketu

    Bata Ketu by Michael Spiro and Mark Lamson (Guest post by Ty H.) A beautiful CD and a great introduction to Orisha music from Cuba and Brazil. Another CD that is probably not for everyone, but it’s very well produced,…

  • Toumani Diabate,  World

    New Ancient Strings

    New Ancient Strings by Toumani Diabate (Guest post by Ty H.) This is a CD that you may not be familiar with, but is a favorite of mine. It’s one of those CD’s that when it reaches the end, most…