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Tune in for a two-part Mystery Show special. Phil B will explore just a few of the great musicians and artists that we've lost in the past decade and will lament about not having enough time to play the rest.
Sunday 1/31 and 2/14, 10-11pm on WXDU, 88.7FM, Durham.
Tune in for a conversation with Eleni Binge of the Durham duo Beloved Binge. We'll be chatting about the upcoming Secondhand Freespace panel coming up on Jan 20 at Local 506 (Eleni will be the moderator). Additionally, Beloved Binge will be performing next week at The Pinhook (Jan 23) as part of a benefit concert for Colin Mauger ("Ta Ta to the Tatas"). Colin will be in the studio with us as well.
Following up on Phil B's mystery show from two weeks ago, I am going to be spinning some of the less-loved, but nonetheless great albums that were added to the stacks at WXDU in 2009. These will be the more abstract and avante albums that got fewer than 5 plays, but deserved a bit more attention.
Tune in Sunday Jan 17, 2010 from 10-11PM.
88.7FM in Durham or http://wxdu.org for iTunes
We've known des_ark's Aimee Argote since she was a high school member of Youth Voice Radio back in the late 90s. As des_ark, she's played live on WXDU twice before, in January 2006 & December 2007. Generally the way it works is that she shows up and picks an unlikely spot in the station to set up (in 2006 it was the landing halfway up the stairs, and in 2007 directly in front of the open window at the top of the stairs), and then we push the red button & whatever happens, happens.
4:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as we can get it together.
Join DJ Santa SALSERA for the Mystery Show, our open specialty slot, THIS SUNDAY (Jan. 10) from 10-11 pm.
My past mystery show themes have included "Do The Latin Hustle," and "Salsa Electric Guitar Solos," so expect Latin with a twist!
Thanks to everyone who tuned in and helped make our Top 100 countdown so successful! In case you missed the show, here's the full list of our top albums and compilations of 2009.
Top 100 albums:
WXDU presents its 2nd annual top-100 new year's day countdown!! Join us all day (well, 10am-10pm) as we bring you the top 100 new albums/reissues (and top 20 compilations) from the WXDU airwaves of 2009. The coundown is once again proudly sponsored by Bull City Records! There will be gift certificate giveaways and loads of fun. Rest off that hangover with a day of 2009's best music, WXDU style!
Listen: AZUCAR y CANDELA Wed 6-8 pm. On Facebook: "Santa Salsera"
Featured review: MIGUEL ZENON, "Esta Plena"
Electrifying, reverential and profound, "Esta Plena" is a never-before-seen melding of plena and Latin jazz, as coequal partners. Though Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenon had experimented with his native island's folk rhythms on the earlier Jíbaro, this is a much deeper foray into ancestral territory. <<READ MORE>>
My guest on Mondo Mundo this week: Raleigh musician Frake Hunsel who will share his collection of classic Surinamese vinyl and CDs in the musical styles of Kaseko, Kawina, Aleke, Motjo poku, KasKawi, Groot Bazuin and more!
Special: Music of Suriname
MONDO MUNDO Dec. 19, Saturday, 2-4 pm
WXDU 88.7 FM www.wxdu.org
Host: Santa Salsera with guest Frake Hunsel
This is a rare opportunity to hear and learn more about Surinamese artists such as: <<<READ MORE>>>
Sacred Steel Guitarist DaShawn Hickman will be playing live this Tues Dec 8th in the 7:00 hour during The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown.
DaShawn lives in Mt. Airy, NC, where he learned to play the pedal steel guitar from his mother who was the minister of the local House of God church. For years he has played his steel for church services, but recently he's been playing outside of the church, first with his cousins in The Allen Boys and now has formed a new group "DaShawn Hickman and Steel Moven".
Tune in Tues evening to hear this exciting music played live in the studio and for a conversation with DaShawn about his music and his new group.