Global A Go-Go: Friday July 30, 5-7 PM presents:
I’ll start out this week’s program with a tribute to Willem Breuker, the Dutch composer and bandleader (that’s his ensemble, the Willem Breuker Kollektief, pictured above; Willem is fourth from the right in, you guessed it, the top row) who passed away on July 23.
Podcast is here:Â http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/44561
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Breuker’s music is beyond category to be sure — it encompasses the full scope of jazz history from New Orleans to free improvisation, the vernacular music of Breuker’s native Amsterdam, more than a pinch of broad audio and visual humor, and so much more.Â If you’d like to know more about this absurdly under-appreciated artist, Kevin Whitehead’s tribute on NPR’s Fresh Air radio program is really worth a listen:
Also this week: salsa and mbalax from Senegal, the intoxicating sound of Kenyan benga, and one of those uniquely Global A Go-Go sets that finds a mere three degrees of separation between American semi-commercial rock and Bavarian brass band music.
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July 30th, 2010
Posted In: Music Shows