All aboard for two hours of African-rooted music and news from around the world, people!
This is a show where we track the footprints left by African people and their descendants on the music they touched — everywhere they went, from one end of the world to the other. This is a space for dusting off old relics and test-flying the hottest new cuts from the most soulful, talented and masterful working musicians of today and yesteryear. From traditional African music to modern African, Caribbean, afro-latin, New Orleans, blues, jazz, soul, funk, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, reggae, folk, standards, singer-songwriter, classic country, political hip hop, boogie, gospel, fusion, americana, discarded pop, music from every corner of this Earth, and more (think Sun Ra!), it’s all here.
And being that my DJ handle and the name of my show are nods to Jimi Hendrix and Parliament-Funkadelic, you’ll be sure to hear regular contributions from those all-time heroes and their many associates. So from the planet-forging liquid magma that seemed to drip from Jimi’s strings to the extra-terrestrial ecstatic dance spasm plasma that the Pfunk Army got all over us, we’re all about spanning the spectrum of what the galaxy has to offer us around here. So if you have a hunger for some high-intensity cultural exposure in a free-form sonic format, and you don’t mind picking up a few profound lessons about human history along the way, then there’s nothing to it but to clamber aboard, mates! Do ensure that your seat tray tables are in the upright *and locked* position, and that your lap belts are found low & tight across your waist. Then let’s find out, together, where the good ship can take us next.
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