posts tagged france

7/20/17 // Week of 07/20/17

"Baja Norte" gives you a taste of the diverse flavor of Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. Latin rhythms, wah-wah guitar, sax, drum, bass & organ! | listen

7/13/17 // Week of 07/13/17

Matuki’s album ‘Injo’ is composed of 8 original tracks. The album features Afro-groove/urban funk with a psychedelic edge! | listen

7/6/17 // Week of 07/06/17

‘Noom’ is a unique groove & power shock that results from the clash between the rumble of a military band and an Afrobeat ensemble! | listen

6/22/17 // Week of 06/22/17

Pasteur Lappe became a charming star in Cameroon at just 19 years old. He became friends with stars such as Fela Kuti, Tala AM, J Moboule! | listen

6/15/17 // Week of 06/15/17

For a band w/ no lead singer, Big Mean Sound Machine has character in spades. They're a polyrhythmic monster w/ a crisp, unrelenting groove! | listen

6/8/17 // Week of 06/08/17

“The Havana Remixes” by the Bahama Soul Club reveals their finest moments rebooted into pure rhythmic bliss! It’s a truly bright collection! | listen

6/5/17 // Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

John’s in the studio to talk about the broader implications of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, plus red-baiting in Brooklyn schools, and listener mail. People's Climate… | listen

6/1/17 // Week of 06/01/17

‘Dey Suffer’ describes the emigration out of Africa which has created a brain drain, with qualified people leaving for wealthier pastures. | listen

5/25/17 // Week of 05/25/17

Oneness Of Juju, from Washington, D.C. fuses jazz, funk, soul, African rhythms with social & political movements! Enjoy the track ‘Too Poo!’ | listen

5/18/17 // Week of 05/18/17

December Beaches are bit crushed 909s, spoken word samples, African jazz catalogue, a love of house & a really funky bassline! | listen

5/11/17 // Week of 05/11/17

“Afri-Cali, ”a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with coastal-psych seasoning! | listen

5/9/17 // Listener Mail Catch Up

John on the Kushner family’s corruption, Emmanuel Macron wins the presidential election in France, and big time listener mail catch-up. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons | listen

5/4/17 // Week of 05/04/17

If, as the great Fela Kuti once said ‘music is the weapon,’ then you’ll need to wear armor to withstand the full sonic force of L.A.C.! | listen

5/3/17 // Music Scenes Around The World

Culture and lifestyles are different everywhere—this is no exception to music! BTRtoday explores the music scenes around the world. | read

4/27/17 // Week of 04/27/17

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? That’s the vibe of the debut by Here Lies Man! The quintet was created by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas! | listen

4/26/17 // Trump's First Hundred Days

John is in the studio to catch up on the waking nightmare we live in now, the NYT messes up an op-ed on gender, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia commons | listen

4/25/17 // Macron versus Le Pen

The neoliberal and the nationalist will face a runoff in France, checking in on the Bernie and Heath Mello controversy, and listener mail. photo: Wikimedia Commons | listen

4/20/17 // Week of 04/20/17

The A.L.V.O. returns with another hip-hop colored album, Impact! A genuine collaboration of the French atypical fusion orchestra led by Masta Conga with MC Racecar! | listen

4/13/17 // Week of 04/13/17

Fogo Fogo is about Fela having a big party performing his hits. He served drinks to his guests, & they drank everything. When he couldn’t afford more a riot ensued! | listen

4/9/17 // Week of 04/09/17

Hello everybody!!! Back again with some more dope artists on this non-stop world hip-hop tour. Make sure you pick up or check that new album by Dj Lowcut from Paris, France. Dope producer and some great artists on his "Dead End" album. We played a couple of his joints on the mix. Share the mix with… | listen

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