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The Cosmic Barrio with Betto Arcos
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February 17, 2017 10:04 AM PST

An exploration of the Fado scene in Lisbon with four Portuguese guitar players: Custodio Castelo, Pedro de Castro, Ricardo Parreira and Angelo Freire.

1. Ricardo Parreira / Variaçoes em Lá Menor / Nas Veias de uma guitarra.

2. Custodio Castelo & Camané / Guitarra, Guitarra / Biografia da Guitarra.

3. Pedro de Castro / “Lisboa ao Atardecer” / Casa de Fados em Concerto.

4. Ana Moura / Com a cabeça nas nuvens / Desfado

5. Ricardo Parreira / Meditando / Nas Veias de uma guitarra.

February 11, 2017 01:21 PM PST

An interview with Fado singer Gisela João and songs from her two albums:
(A Casa da) Mariquinhas, Maldição (from "Gisela João"); Noite de São João, Há palavras que nos Beijam (from "Nua").

February 02, 2017 09:51 AM PST

The Cosmic Barrio - Episode 51 / Playlist

1. Collin Vallon Trio / Sisyphe / Danse.

2. Daymé Arocena / Mambo Na' Má / Cubafonía.

3. Vitral Saxophone Quartet / Berceuse Campesina / Kites Over Havana.

4. San Miguel / Un Poquito de Amor Everyday.

5. The Nile Project / Uruzi Nil / Jinja.

6. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo / Omonyi / Madjafalao.

7. Cabo Verde Show / Nova Coladeira / Synthesize the Soul.

8. Chano Domínguez / Los Ejes De Mi Carreta / Over The Rainbow.

January 27, 2017 03:49 PM PST

Afrodisíaco is a group from Panama that blends folk rhythms with a contemporary sound. The Panamanian drums are at the heart of their music, specifically three rhythms: congo, bullerengue and tambor norte. I was lucky to see them perform at the Panamá Jazz Festival recently. This program is focused on Afrodisíaco’s founders, Miroslava Herrera and Tatiana Ríos.

1. Viene de Panamá.

2. Ese Moreno.

3. Agua del Canal.

January 18, 2017 05:40 PM PST

This program is focused on music from the Panama Jazz Festival, held in Panamá City, January 10-14, 2017.

1. Danilo Pérez / The Canal Suite: Land of Hope / Panama 500.

2. Lord Cobra / Colón, Colón / Panamá!3.

3. Los Beachers / Mosaico Calypso.

4. Afrodisíaco / Viene de Panamá.

5. Gustavo Salamín / La Nena / Música de Cámara Folklórica Panameña.

6. Paulina Pérez / Té o Menta / Cuando la Mujer se Vuelve Canción.

7. Cumbia All Stars / Manzaneando / Tigres en Fuga.

8. Perez-Patitucci-Blade / Luz del Alma / Children of the Light.

October 28, 2016 12:43 PM PDT

An interview with Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, at the Blue Whale jazz club in LA's 'Little Tokyo'. López-Nussa talks about growing-up in a musical family, his collaboration with Senegalese bassist-vocalist Alune Wade, the music that inspires his new album, and his hope for a new relationship between Cuba and the USA. This podcast features three pieces from his new album, "El Viaje":

1. Improv (Me Voy Pa' Cuba)

2. "Feria"

3. "Africa"

October 10, 2016 08:48 PM PDT

The Cosmic Barrio - Episode 42

An interview with Flamenco guitarist, José Fernández Torres, “Tomatito”. In March of 2014, two weeks after the passing of flamenco giant Paco de Lucía, I had the privilege of interviewing Tomatito. In this heartfelt conversation, Tomatito talks about Paco de Lucía, Camarón de la Isla, and his work as a Flamenco guitarist. Tomatito is touring the U.S., with concerts in Los Angeles, October 21st, and NYC’s Town Hall, Oct 29th.

Este podcast incluye la entrevista completa en castellano, y cuatro piezas de su album “Soy Flamenco” (2013):

1. El Regalo (Seguiriya) con Camarón de la Isla.

2. Cerro de San Cristobal (Rondeña).

3. La Fuentecica (Soleá).

4. A Manuel, Moraíto Chico (Bulería Desdoblá).

September 17, 2016 08:52 AM PDT

The Cosmic Barrio - Episode 39

This is Part 2 of a program focused on the music of Colombia, recorded at the BOmm - Bogotá Music Market, September 16, 2016.

1. Curupira / La Gaita Nebulosa / La Gaita Fantástica

2. FatsO / It's Getting Bad / On Tape

3. Nelda Piña & La Boa / Viejos Tiempos / Nelda Piña & La Boa / Animal

4. Palo Cruzao / Sax por Derecho / Palo Cruza'o / En Armonías Colombianas

5. Manuel Orozco / Tú y mi Llanura / Esencia Llanera

6. Carmelo Torres y Los Toscos / La Antropología

7. retroVISOR / La Puerca / retroVISOR / Chicha

8. Animales Blancos / Político Ladrón / La Vaca

9. La Mamba Negra / La Compostura / El Callegüeso y su Mala Maña

10. Esteman / Caótica Belleza / Caótica Belleza

11. Oh'Laville / Señales / Anaranjado

September 15, 2016 09:55 PM PDT

The Cosmic Barrio - Episode 38 - BOMM PLAYLIST #1

Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia, "La ciudad de la Música". I'm very pleased to share some exciting music from the 5th Annual Bogotá Music Market or BOmm. This is Part 1 of 2 programs dedicated to the music I've been enjoying for the past few days: a gozar!

1. Sángo Groove / Mi Tambor / Mi Tambor

2. Leonor González Mina / Mi Buenaventura/Peregoyo / Lo Mejor de mi Vida

3. Canalón de Timbiquí / Tía Tortuga O. / Arrullando

4. Esteban Copete & Kinteto Pacífico / Bambasongo / Goza con mi Bambasongo

5. Maria Mulata / Todo Tú Me Duele / De Cantos y Vuelos

6. Mónica Giraldo / Así Lo Canto Yo / Que Venga la Vida

7. María Cristina Plata / Y Pienso en Ti / Todas las Flores

8. Los Rolling Ruanas / Paraíso Desconocido / Origen

9. Chimó Psicodélico / Apitóxico / Chimó Psicodélico

10. Velo de Oza / Madame del Campo / Velo de Oza

August 19, 2016 07:25 PM PDT

En este programa, conversamos con Carlos Rojas, arpista y director musical del grupo Cimarrón y su cantante Ana Veydó sobre el Joropo, la música de los llanos de Colombia y Venezuela.

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