WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-03-06 (Latin focus)

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-5). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL (click here to subscribe in iTunes).

A couple of days before the show, I saw the film Chico & Rita, so I decided to do an all-latin set today. That includes some very latin music from Africa, and some boogaloo and other things that aren’t really what Chico & Rita is about, but that seemed like fun to share.



download program (131MB, 2 hrs 23 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)

Africando: “Damagasi” – African Salsa (Earthworks)
Celina González: “Santa Bárbara (¡Que Viva Changó!)” – Cuba: I Am Time, v. 3: Cuban Invocations (Blue Jackel)
Fernando Lavoy y Los Soneros: “Cojelo Suave” – Son Cubano NYC: Cuban Roots, New York Spices 1972-1982 (Astralwerks)
La Fantástica 2001: “Las Nenas” – ¡Arrollando! y con sabor! (Antila Productions)
Willie Bobo: “Boogaloo in Room 802” – Spanish Grease / Uno Dos Tres 1-2-3 (Verve)
Los Ecos: “Aquí en la Fiesta (I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party)” – Cumbia Beat, Vol. 1 (Vampisoul)
Grupo Fantasma: “(Naci De La) Rumba y Guaguanco” – Sonidos Gold (High Wire Music)
Manuel Alvares y sus Dangers: “Esclavo Moderno” – Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-1991 (Soundway)
Mongo Santamaría: “Chano Pozo” – Skin To Skin: The Mongo Santamaria Anthology (1958-1995) (Rhino)
Tito Puente: “Batuka” – Para los Rumberos (Fania)
Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino: “Carmen La Ronca” – Concepts in Unity (Salsoul)
Cal Tjader: “Mi Guaguanco” – Cal Tjader’s Latin Concert (Original Jazz Classics)
Pedro Justiz “Peruchin”: “Changüí Oriental” – Maestros del Pianos… Cuban Style (RMM)
Lucila Campos: “Toro Mata” – Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru (Luaka Bop)
Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos: “Como Se Goza en el Barrio” – The Prosthetic Cubans (Atlantic)
Los Silvertones: “Carmen” – Panama! 3: Calypso Panameño, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Típica on the Isthmus 1960–75 (Soundway)
Maximo Rodriguez Y Sus Estrellas Panameñas: “Mambologica” – Panama! Latin, Calypso & Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 (Soundway)
Lecuona Cuban Boys: “Panamá” – Congas and Rumbas from the Unforgettable Band (Yoyo Music)
Septeto Nacional De Ignacio Piñeiro: “El Son Hay Que Llevarlo En El Corazón” – El Son de Cuba (Milan Latino)
Familia RMM: “El Son de Celia y Oscar” – Combinación Perfecta (RMM)
Roberto y Su Nuevo Montuno: “Montuno Dulzon” – El Yerbero del Barrio (International)
Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe & Ruben Blades: “MC2 (Theme Realidades)” – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Fania)
Junior Mance: “Tin Tin Deo” – The Junior Mance Touch (Polydor)
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: “Manteca” – Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta (Smithsonian Folkways)
Joe Bataan: “Subway Joe” – Latin Funk Brother (Vampisoul)
Clodomiro Montes Y El Super Combo Curro: “Puerto Rico Zumbando” – Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962 – 72 (Soundway )
David Martial: “Jerk Vide” – Creole Love Calls: Rythmes Latins Des Antilles (Isma’a)
Wganda Kenya: “Elyoyo” – Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes – The Powerhouse of Colombian Music 1960-76 (Soundway)
Orchestra Baobab: “Jiin Ma Jiin Ma” – Specialist in All Styles (Nonesuch)
Chucho Valdés: “Caravan” – Briyumba Palo Congo (Blue Note)

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