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All the intensity of free jazz is channeled into the percussion heavy groove of Unity, a tribal-funk jam built around a hypnotically droning violin line & wall of drums
Hoya Hoye, the crossing of Ethiopian & American cultures, is derived from a Halloween like celebration in which children clap & pound sticks
DJ Meredith is taking you on a sonic adventure around the world on a journey through sound, introducing a fresh, new lineup of bands & artists from the most unexpected places on Earth! Let’s open the show with ‘Progress’ by Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra! Enjoy new & rare grooves as we check out Newen Afrobeat, Bole 2 Harlem, Madou Kouyate and so much more!
Culture Vulture is a track made more potent by its contrasts, something which holds for many of the best numbers on Expect The Unexpected!
Smash & Grab’s a blistering mashup of sped up Boogaloo, W. African inspired rhythm guitar lines, slowed down Drum ‘n Bass & shattering horns
When Bosq get his mitts on Kaleta & Super Yamba’s Jibiti, he transforms it into a dancefloor burner rife w/ psychedelic vibes & punchy horns
Benefit For All’s the 1st release from album Unite. It’s a powerful track that will uplift you, unite people & get you on your feet to dance
Upon 1st intro to ONIPA, the battery of balafons & synthesizer pulses on Fire is as good of a statement of purpose as any you’ll hear!
Malcolm Harris is back to talk more about his new book, Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit: History Since the End of History. Also, Osita Nwanevu’s cover story at The New Republic about ending the GOP. Malcom Harris, via Twitter
Liberals ask why aren’t people in the streets.

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