Inti-Illimani’s Jorge Coulon

Inti-Illimani is the modern face of the Chilean Nueva Canción movement, a modern world music genre that celebrates a renewal of Latin American folk music in response to the dominance of American and European influence in Latin America during the 1970s and 1980s. After over forty albums, the group is celebrating fifty years of exploring human rights, imperialism, democracy and the Latin American identity through traditional Chilean folk music with an edgy twist. Inti-Illimani was formed by students at Universidad Técnica del Estado at Santiago, Chile in 1967 and became popular in Chile for their song “Venceremos (We shall win!)” which became the anthem of the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende . In 1973 as they were on tour abroad, General Augusto Pinochet launched a coup d’etat and took power. Having heard of the numerous extra-judicial killings of many fellow artists by Chile’s army, they took up residence in Italy, resulting in “the longest tour in history” as they remained in exile while continuing their efforts supporting Chilean democracy. In September 1988, days after they were no longer banned from Chile, they returned and started touring in the country again. They helped organize the voting down of the referendum that would have re-elected Pinochet.

I had the honor to talk with Mr. Jorge Coulon again recently to promote the Sunday, October 22nd event here in Madison at the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Shannon Hall. We talked about what someone new to the group could expect as well as spending time discussing the latest release, “El Cantos de Todos”, a celebration of the musical traditions and songs of Violeta Parra. Mr. Coulon and I talk about the process of taking these historically important songs and giving them a slightly more modern touch/feel. We talked a little about how it feels to land in the USA of today and I would have been remiss not to bring up a least one of the humanitarian efforts this dynamic group has made a difference in the world by getting involved with. Find out what Mr. Coulon has to say about these things by clicking play above.

Tree or For

The second portion of this week’s proGram had the liGhtning strike more than once:

Alap- Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition
Rasikpriya- Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition

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Anywhere and Everywhere People- Matt Wilson
Soup- Matt Wilson

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Ghost Guest 1979- Jared Sims
Take Me With U- Charles Owens Quartet
The Lucifer Rebellion (edit)- Cameron Graves
The Solemn Z-Men Credo- The Ed Palermo Big Band
Yer Fast- The Ed Palermo Big Band
Big Swifty- The Ed Palermo Big Band

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El Cando De Todos- Inti Illimani
***Pre-Recorded Conversation with Mr. Jorge Coulon of Inti-Illimani***
Arriba Quemando el Sol- Inti Illimani
Miren Como Sonrien- Inti Illimani

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Bananeira- Bebel Gilberto (live at The Belly Up)
Matter of Time- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

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Bang Boogie- Tricky Ft. Smoky Mo
Work My Mind- Cut Chemist Ft. Chali 2na & Hymnal
Intro- Ancient Astronauts & Azeem
Bruce Williz- Ancient Astronauts & Azeem
In Bronze- E1sbar

What’s The Worth

The first portion of this week’s proGram questions the value of the others:

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba- Christina Pluhar
Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra: VII. Waltz No. 2 (Arr. M. Haimovitz & C. O’Riley for Cello & Piano)- Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O’Riley
Strange Thought- Adam Rudolph

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Music Box- The Kadinskey Effect
Re Jungle- The Kadinskey Effect
We Make Our Own Holidays- The Kadinskey Effect

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Helitone 2b- The Heliosonic Tone-Tett
Heliotone 5b- The Heliosonic Tone-Tett

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Moe Is On- Joshua Breakstone
Freddie Freeloader- Dick Fregulia Trio
Overture- Dave Kline Band
Rockin’ in the Cape- Dave Kline Band

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Propensity- Rez Annasi Ft. Vijay Iyer/Rudresh Mahanthappa/Johannes Weidenmueller/Dan Weiss & Elizabeth Mikhael
Cantina Band- Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda (live)
You’ve Got To Have Freedomm- Bob Ferrel’s Jazztopian Dream Ft. Dwight West
Epistrophy- Mark Zaleski Band

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Sophisticated Lady- Bill Charlap Trio
Having an Average Weekend (Theme From “Kids in the Hall)- Joe Policastro Trio
Nardis- Dave Askren & Jeff Benedict
New Orleanian Love Song II (X. aTunde Adjuah Remix)- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

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Papiosco’s Match- Hilario Duran Ft.Jorge Luis “Papiosco” Torres
***Pre-Recorded Conversation with Mr. Hilario Duran***
Segundo Encuentro- Hilario Duran
Contumbao- Hilario Duran

Contumbao by Hilario Duran

Hilario Duran makes a triumphant musical homecoming on his new album, “Contumbao” (released on ALMA Records on September 23, 2017). Internationally recognized as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader of the highest order, the Cuban-Canadian Duran has been based in Toronto for the past two decades, but his musical heart and soul have remained closely connected to the land of his birth. With “Contumbao”, Mr. Duran has created another compelling entry in a rich and rewarding discography. His earlier albums have earned him three Juno Awards (Canadian music’s most prestigious award) and a Grammy nomination (for 2006’s From the Heart, by Hilario Duran’s Latin Big Band, featuring Paquito D’Rivera and Horacio Hernandez). His playing has also been featured on many other award-winning albums.

I spoke with Mr. Duran about how he was able to take the idea of going back to Cuba to create not only a record, but a family album or sorts. How he walked down the same streets in the now of his life and how that inspired the stories and memories of his Life. We talked about working with the master, Mr. Chucho Valdés on portions of this new record and how as a young man, Mr. Duran used to copy many of Mr. Valdés’ solos with an unmatched respect and a source of inspiration. We discussed the track entitled “Parque 527”, the address from which Mr. Duran spent many years growing up, and the significance of the time spent there on him as a player, but also as a man. We both agreed that the goal of this album was to try and reach out to a wider base of listener-ship, this album has many layers that leave the sophistication of jazz music at home sometimes and goes off into a more dance-able groove, so not only can this record captivate the mind, but also the dancing feet of its listeners. Towards the end of the chat, I found it very interesting to hear Mr. Duran’s response to my question about having a “special place” to go and either create, seek inspiration or just be with yourself.

Water Spiral String Along

The second portion of the proGram had Warren spice it up a little as well as the thread that spins…gets spun:

Birds Without a Feather- North Mississippi Allstars
Mad at The World- Marcus Randolph My Peeples Peeple

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Basically Frightened- Col. Brice Hampton & The Madrid Express (live)
Love Like Kerosene- Gregg Allman
Stone Cold Rage- Gov’t Mule

***Pre-recorded Conversation with Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule***
Revolution Come, Revolution Go- Gov’t Mule
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Itch & Scratch- The Original Blues Brothers Band
greenarrowradio promo- Chris Daniels & The Kings
Baby’s in Love With the Radio- Chris Daniels & The Kings with Freddi Gowdy
WMFP- Gridline

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Can’t Stand the Rain- Dee Dee Bridgewater
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Live on- The Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY
My God has a Telephone- The Flying Stars of Brooklyn NY
Brian Wilson- Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos
Allergic Interlude- The Allergies
Get Down on You- The Allergies
Blue Giant- Ikebe Shakedown

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Puerto Ricans in America- Rene Lopez
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No I Won’t- Andrew Hung
Pigs in The River- ReTROS

Valuables And More

The first portion of the proGram wants to unlock the room of all these goodies:

Blackness of The Night- Yusef
Hit and Run Love- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Was I Ever There?- Jason Crosby

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Legendary Hearts- Lou Reed & Kris Kristofferson (live)
Is This What You Wanted- Elvis Perkins (live)
Memories- Ian O’Neil (live)

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Rockaway Beach- Motörhead
Dispatch from Mar A Lago- L7
I Wanna Dance- EERA
Who’s That?- Living Colour

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Stay Ready- Gizmodrome
Three Friends- Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Remix)
Mister Class and Quality- Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Remix)

American Girl- The Dollyrots
Good For You- The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
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Charlie B- Kings & Associates
Knocking at Your Door- The Goddess Lakshmi (live at the Harlem Flophouse)
Wrong Question- Lara & The Bluz Dawgz
Knocked DOwn Loaded- Albert Castiglia
Touch- Al Corte’

Warren & The Mule in Madison

On Friday October 13th at 8pm, we in Madison will once again be treated to the sounds of Gov’t Mule as they head to The Orpheum Theater in support of their latest release “Revolution Come…Revolution Go”. For me it is hard to imagine people not knowing of this powerhouse of a group, they have been a staple in my ears and on my shows for years, and I am proud to be a part of the family circle. But just in case, for those who may not be aware, I got together with Warren Haynes to discuss what to expect from the show.

Not only did we take a brief walk through the history of the band, but we painted a quick picture of what new blood to the scene can expect to be a part of. We dove into the new release and discussed the process behind their 10th studio album after 20 years as an evolving entity. We dissected a couple of tracks, the title tune “Revolution Come…Revolution Go” and how it grew and transformed into its final state and how it was almost divided into separate tunes. We got into “Stone Cold Rage” and how if this song does its job, people will understand d the message of the lyrics and the pace and intentness of the music as it fits into the climate of a country poised to become divided. Both Derek Trucks and Yonrico Scott talked to me of the influences of specific “Sages” in their lives, such as Col. Bruce Hampton, and Warren and I got into the importance of remembering where the music originated from with those who played before, and how surrounding one’s self with the right people can inspire the inspiration.
Now, I have been listening to this band since the very first show, which I still have the stub from and Warren and I actually shared in a unique remembrance of the venue and it’s potential wrong way doors. Take a listen, have a laugh and if it fits your space, check them out when they are in town near you.

Watch Out For That

The second portion of the proGram had a bunch of things I think you’d need to watch for:

Further Out- Gridline
Blak Out- Living Colour
Jumpin’ Jack Flash- Motörhead
The Counteroffensive- Prophets of Rage
Fired a Shot- Prophets of Rage
You Know Who We Are (Uprooted Funk)- Gogol Bordello

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A Little Taste of Soul- Martha High
Break Free (Shake a Tailfeather)- Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra
Five For Five- Ikebe Shakedown
Funky Feeling- The Allergies
Hot Like Fire- Bonerama
World Gone Crazy (Smoove Remix)- The Haggis Horns ft. Lucinda Slim

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Rambeau- Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band
Beehive- Chicago Afrobeat Project with Tony Allen Ft. Akenya Seymour & Isaiah Oby
Mankuntu- Baraka Moon
Wind Horse- Baraka Moon

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Sahara- Songhoy Blues (feat. Iggy Pop)
***Pre-recorded Conversation with Aliou Touré of Songhoy Blues***
Bamako- Songhoy Blues
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Perfect Harmony- The Simpkin Project
Supernatural Hotline- Dub Gabriel ft. Addis Pablo
Momentary Light- The Ellameno Beat
Grow On- The Ellameno Beat
Everybody Knows- The Black Seeds

Split Sky View

The first portion of the proGram split the sky into sides…ahhhh…divided we fall:

Gambler’s Conceit- Jason Crosby
You Can Do (whatever)- Yusef
Long Haired Donkey- North Mississippi Allstars

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Strawman- Lou Reed & Kris Kristofferson (live at the Bottom Line)
I’m Your Man- Holly Miranda, Joan as a Policewoman & Invisible Familiars (live)

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You Ain’t Got The Heart- The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
Crazy Macy- Flamin’ Groovies
It’s so Sleepy in the Noisy Chair- Gordon Raphael
Savage- Gordon Raphael

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The Baby Mama Song- Val Starr & The Blues Rocket
Black & Blue- Leon Russell
Pray For Peace- Blind Boys of Alabama
Out of Left Field- Gregg Allman
Find Yourself- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

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Love Thang- Al Corte’
Smoke Break- Lara and the Bluz Dawgz
Sweet Memphis- Chris Daniels & the Kings w/Freddt Gowdy
Evergreen- Kings & Associates

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The Grogan’s Have Arrived- Col. Brice Hampton & The Madrid Express (Live at The Vista Room)
(I’m a) Road Runner- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (live, 8/11/74, Keystone Berkeley)

Songhoy Blues at The Sett

Even though its members are originally from Timbuktu, Mali, the band formed in the city of Bamako after they were displaced from their homes in 2012 during a civil conflict. They decided to start a band to play music for their fellow refugees. In 2015, Songhoy Blues released their debut album, Music In Exile. The new album, Résistance, released on June 16th via Fat Possum Records, shows the bands maturity as artists and melds their vast traditional sounds with the elements of soul, R&B, hip-hop, and rock. The album is full of imagery that takes a listener through the African places built on what feels like foreign tradition, but can be as known to the rest of the world as a stroll down their very own community streets. The album takes the energy of the art and culture and combines it with the groove to make the energy move with its creators and listeners alike. There is even a guest appearance from Iggy Pop to add to the uniqueness of the stories being told.

On Friday October 6th at 8:00 P.M., Songhoy Blues will bring this energy and their musical bridge to Madison at The Sett, Union South on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I had the opportunity to talk briefly with lead vocalist, Aliou Touré about what the people in attendance are in for at this upcoming event. We spoke about the energy, and the power of of music and how traveling the world has opened up so many eyes; the band, the listener come and go sometimes with different views and feelings than when the day started. We got into the new album and how the vibes may at first sound like they come from so far away, the meanings, similarities and differences are universal.

Hey Bud

The second portion of the proGram was filled with the natch medicine to keep the balance level:

Let My Mother Live- Blind Boys of Alabama
Love This Way- Leon Russell
Willin’- Gregg Allman

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greenarrowradio promo- Kelly Z
What Do I Have to Do- Kelly Z
greenarrowradio promo- Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers
Had to Learn the Hard Way- Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers
***Pre-recorded Conversation with Minidi Abair***
Freedom- Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers
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Dance Maria- Khruangbin
You Don’t Need Me- Bob & Gene
Move Over- The Andy Tolman Cartel Ft. Jo Harman
Claret and Blues- The Andy Tolman Cartel

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High Horse- Bonerma
(Everybody) Do the Watusi- Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra
One in a Million- Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra
You Are My Sky (instr.)- Nightshifters
You Don’t Feel Enough )Session Victim Remix)- Sam Irl

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Raindrops- Gabriel Tajeu
Comfort Zone- Lanzo
Between Friends- Lanzo
Sister- Nosaj Thing
A Movement Apart- Odezza

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The Cage (Ibibio Sound Machine Jungle Punk Mix)- Nina Miranda
New Ark Subatomic Energy- Lee SCRATCH Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Zion’S Blood- Lee SCRATCH Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Ride Under Trees (Bombay Dub Orchestra Low Rider Dub)- Delia Derbyshire

And Henna For All

The first portion of this week’s proGram s a reminder that no matter who or what…we are all peoples. We deserve art.

Office Supplies- Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
So Familiar- Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

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Trinity Lane- Lilly Hiatt
I Just Don’t Care Anymore- Alice Wallace
Lucky Penny- J.D. McPherson
Change For Change- Ray Davies

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Black Dog- Likho Duo
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl- Likho Duo
I’m Ready- Benny Turner Ft. Roosevelt Collier
Blind Eye- Val Starr & The Blues Rocket

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Mum’s The Word- Plastic Cactus
Close to Me- Amanda Richards & The Good Long While
Damsel in Distress- Jake La Botz
Diamonds in The Mine- Osei Essed (live)
Hallelujah- Delicate Steve (live)

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Solid- Cold Specks
Chess- Joon Moon Ft. Krystle Warner

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Let Me Rock- Flamin’ Groovies
Deep Psych (Melty Version)- Gordon Raphael
Heroes- Motörhead
Preachin’ Blues- Living Colour
Living on The 110- Prophets of Rage

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Why Not?- Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Mix)
Love Gangsters- Gogol Bordello

Classy Up Your Morning

Did a two hour early morning fill in show before the reGularly scheduled greenarrowradio program. Took the chance to claasy us up:

Ive Sn Th Gra Md- Paul Jones
It Was Brgh Cold- Paul Jones
Romulo’s Raga- Paul Jones
Confusion Among a Fleet of Taxicabs- Ghost Train Orchestra
Hare and The Hounds- Ghost Train Orchestra
Pedigree on a Pomander Walk- Ghost Train Orchestra

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Liberation- Satoko Fujii
Our Lady of New Orleans (Herreast Harrison)- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
New Jack Bounce- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
New Orleanian Love Song- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

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Cumbanchero- Rubén Gonzáles
Melodia Del Rio- Rubén Gonzáles
Pilón Influenciado- Hilario Durán
Guajira- Hilario Durán
La Fiesta De Las Cochinillas- La Pingos Orquesta
La Huida- La Pingos Orquesta
Mordiendo Clavos- La Pingos Orquesta

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Eh Ya Ye- Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet
Lila Bambo- Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet

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They Can’t take That Away From Me- Ella Fitzgerald & the London Symphony Orchestra Ft. Louis Armstrong
Makin’ Whoopee- Elaa Fitzerald & the London Symphony Orchestra
Uptown, Downtown- Bill Charlap Trio
The One I Love Belongs To Someone Else- Bill Charlap Trio

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Dubai- Mark Whitfield (live)
Donna Lee- David Stryker
Scotch Tape and Glue- Mike Stern
LaMonte’s Gameian Jam- Phillip Gerschlauer, David Fiuczynski, Jack DeJohnette, Matt Garrison & Giorgi Mikadze

Time in the Sandbox with Mindi Abair

If you are not sure who Mindi Abair is, moreover, what a Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers is….well…Mindi is now one of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists out there. As a two-time GRAMMY nominee, she has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone and dynamic stage presence. She has played alongside so many legends and legends to be, it won’t be long until she is uttered as one herself. Mindi enlisted longtime friend and The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was Not Was, Willie Nelson) to inject his brand of Detroit Blues Rock. A 2 1/2 year tour and a live album later, This April Mindi and The Boneshakers decided to record their first studio record. The EastWest Sessions was recorded over five days at legendary Hollywood recording studio EastWest Studios with renowned Blues Rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zepplin, The Black Crowes, Aerosmith). The album, which was released September 15, 2017, is a powerful, bluesy, momentous, and deeply emotional journey. The album features a track with iconic blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, and 2017 GRAMMY® winner in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category, Fantastic Negrito.

I had the true pleasure of kicking back on a call with Mindi to discuss the creation and the feeling of the new release. We got into how the band became a family and the way the songs on this album were shaped into the fun, relate-able and downright funky pieces of art I am honored to be able to share with listeners. Mindi and I were like two peas in a pod, I feel like we could have spoken about music for the entire day, easily. We learn that we both have a place we like to go and escape to and that it is an inspiration for the creation, yet not necessarily the place to crate. When you listen in and I inquire about: “Who would be the coolest call outta the blue to receive a gig offer from” and that turned into, a well that actually happened moment for Mindi. Real cool. This album was released on Pretty Good For A Girl Records which is a part of the Girls Rule type project Mindi has created to help celebrate the achievements of women. We make sure to prop this venture up as it belongs as well. Of course, I have already dropped the Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers names to try and bring them to Madison soon, wherever you are…think about what that could do in your neck of the woods!!

Ohhh Ohh Beachy Feeling

The second portion of this week’s proGram took to the beach to search and retrieve. Portions of perfect pieces of artists were added like shells in the sand onto your waves. The placement of wash up on shore were perfectly placed into your ears:

***greenarrowradio promo- Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers
Live My Life- Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers
Java- Stanton Moore
The Beat- Stanton Moore

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Copa Libertadores- The Andy Tolman Cartel
Any Way You Want It- Nightshifters
Move Those Dancing Feet- NIghtshifters

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Did it All- Gogol Bordello
Saboteur Blues- Gogol Bordello

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Atravessadora- Ladama
**Excerpt of Conversation with Sara Lucas of Ladama**
Cumbia Brasileira- Ladama
Compared To What?- Ladama

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Dam Dam- Juan Pablo Arredondo Trio
Saint Koko- La Pingos Orquesta

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No Bad News Ft. Kiara Lanier & Legit- Chicago Afrobeat with Tony Allen
Cop Show- Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band Ft Flex Mathews
Tombstone Pt 1- Antibalas

***Excerpt of Conversation with Amayo of Antibalas***
Tombstone Pt 3- Antibalas
Gold Rush- Antibalas

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Messengers- Jay Douglas & Chris Butcher
Lou- Victor Rice
Exodus- Tackhead (Dubvisionist Dub Remix)

Spinning Into Blue

The first portion of the program noted the moves the oceans and seas are making and used that to battle:

Here She Comes Again- Chris Hillman Ft. Tom Petty & Roger McGuinn
Cluck Ol’ Hen- Whiskey Shivers
Radio Moscow- David Childers
Night and Day- David Myles

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Derby Street Blues- Likho Duo
Out With The Old- Val Starr & The Blues Rocket
Do Your Thing- Kelly Z
How I Wish She Was Mine- Jake La Botz

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I Wanna Be Your Dog- decker.
It’s a Whale- Deer Tick
Freedom of Expression (F.O.X.)- Living Colour
Breaking the Law- Motörhead
Legalize Me- Prophets of Rage

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It Sure Was Better Back Then- Todd Snider
Rock While I Can Rock- HUGElarge
You Cannot Win- John Popper
Just Like a Hurricane- Flamin’ Groovies

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Four Letter Word- Lukas Nelson & Promoise of the Real
I Love The Life I Live- Gregg Allman
It’s Too Late- Jerry Garcia/Merl Saunders (live 8/11/1974, Keystone Berkeley

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Somebody’s Doin’ It (War)- Bob & Gene
California Shake- Johnny Rawls
Creole Song- Joe Bonsall
Telephone Won’t Ring- Boozoo Chavis
My Little Cabbage- Shorty LeBlanc

When Antibalas Comes To Town

On Wednesday, September 27th at the High Noon Saloon, I am pleased to say that Antibalas is heading to Madison. They will arrive on the heels of a brand new release that is drenched in traditional form but also as current that the air we breath today. While the wait for the new album might have seemed long, it is certainly well worth it. Where The Gods Are In Peace released Friday September 15th on Daptone Records, pays respect to the forefathers of Afrobeat with compositions spanning nine to fifteen minutes in length. With a blessing from the Fela Kuti legacy early in the band’s career, Antibalas has long been blessed to be re-popularizing and re-energizing the classic Afrobeat sound while adding their distinct New York City grit into the mix. Influences of punk rock, free jazz, and hip-hop are known to seep into their expansive works to define a truly 21st century translation of the Afrobeat genre and beyond.

I had the privilege to have a conversation in support of the show and the album with AMAYO (Vocals & Percussion) to get the vibe and mindset balanced with the ears and entire body. We spoke about the way the new album came together through real life moments that glued the pieces toGether that were floating around the band’s sphere for years. The feeling and power of the energy behind the music shared with other beings was something we seemed to really get, the way the music does form a bridge between spirits of people, and connect them by the Afrobeat grooves. We spent a good chunk of time talking about our mutual friend, and AMAYO‘s brilliant colleague, Miss Sharon Jones and how she was a force, like a guiding lightning bolt that navigated the process of the musical shifts all artists face. We got into how the artists of the Daptone family were altered by her mere presence and that she was the leader of the house of soul. I love it!!! This conversation admittedly was one soul’s opinion and vision of how it is, in order to get an even better feel of how it all pieces together into a severe mind & body changing groove, there are man opportunities to catch them live.

Antibalas – Where The Gods Are In Peace – Daptone Records

Time For Some Ladama

LADAMA is an ensemble comprised of four incredible musicians from across the Americas who create and perform original music, and strive to inspire and engage women and youth in their respective communities to engage in music-making, sound design, composition, and audio production.

LADAMA’s individual mastery as performers in traditions ranging from frevo and maracatu from Brazil, to joropo songs from Venezuela, to cumbia and gaita from Colombia, to soul music from the U.S.A., combined with their experience in border-crossing collaboration that began with the State Department-sponsored exchange and creative springboard of OneBeat, point to group’s high caliber and innovative hybrid approach. They offer an experience to American audiences that is unmatched by any national or international group. As educators and facilitatos, the group draws from specific cultural contexts of the communities they serve to prove a foundation for participants to use music as a basic form of personal expression to address issues most pertinent to them.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Sara Lucas about what people in Madison will be in store for with both a workshop and a set of Ladama’s music on September 16th as part of the 2017 Madison World Music Festival. We talked about how open to all sizes, shapes and abilities the workshop is….no prior knowledge of the sounds or movements of a particular region of the world, just an open mind and a sense of having fun. That conversation slid nicely into what to expect from a set of music when Ladama is on stage. The connection this group will make with a Madison crowd is something I look forward to being a part of. No doubt, you will hear many of the tracks off their newly released, self titled album on Six Degrees Records. Take a listen in to our time toGether and you can even find out what kinds of music/sounds Sara and some of her band-mates are soaking in to inspire, to reflect and to move on forward into this world with.

Ladama on Six Degrees Records

Assistant Please

The second portion of the proGram shows you how it all really gets done:

Upstream- Laura Rain and the Caesars
In My Life- Laura Rain and the Caesars

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Personality- OneGunn
Los Ageless- St. Vincent
Freaking Out- Juiceboxxx

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Big Shot- Patrick Cowley
Cycle Tuff- Patrick Cowley
Café Cairo- Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps
Arabiskan- Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps

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Ahir Bhairav 2- Roopa Panesar
Holi Color Festival Song- Ravi Shankar
Monsoon & Rain- Ravi Shankar
Fun Possessed- Ravi Shankar

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Ride Under Trees (Dub Gabriel Remix)- Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society
Interstella Dub Dwella- Dub Gabriel

**Excerpt of Conversation with Dub Gabriel**
No Borders Disco- Dub Gabriel
Sound of Fire- Dub Gabriel
Sensimellia- Method of Defiance

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Better Days- The Black Seeds
Vitals- Coldcut & On-U Sound (Dub Version) Ft. Roots Manuva
Divide and Rule- Coldcut & On-U Sound Ft. Lee “Scratch” Perry, Junior Reid & Elan
War- Tackhead (JStar Reboot Remix)
Exodus- Tackhead (Oliver Frost Remix)

Sweet As

The first portion of the proGram hoped to help you get enough pollen on your leggs:

Sunny Side of Town- Mile Twelve
Hobo on a Passenger Train- Jake La Botz
The Sweet Love That You Give- Jesse Bardwell

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Dust in a Baggie- Billy Strings
Daddy Loved the Lord- AJ Hobbs
Bliss Avenue- Dana Fuchs
Shallow Water- Mail the Horse

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Snakes- Jonny Lang
Free a Man- Michael McDonald
Carolina- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Going Going Gone- Gregg Allman

I Can’t Stop the Blues- Savoy Brown
Big Legged Woman- Benny Turner

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Matchstick Man- decker.
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You Know it’s Right- Stay
Legend of a Mind- The Chemistry Set
Giant- Gentle Giant

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Poor Black Mattie- R.L. Boyce
Turning Point- Johnny Rawls

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You’re So Fine- Pee Wee Kershaw
Good Morning Blues- Cleveland Croche & Jay Stutes
Yard Dog- Al Ferrier