Animal Plant

The middle portion of the proGram does not seem to distinguish between this or that:

Ridin’ On A Train- Keb’ Mo’
Sometime- Mavis Staples

Look Out- Dr. John
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I Like’s That- Skeebo Knight
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So Fine- Sol
Cloud 99- Sol
Tell You a Story- Sol
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Game of Life- Bubby Lewis Ft. Brandon Coleman & Joe Otis
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Live It Up (Hot Sauce)- LowDown Brass Band
Yoruba- Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
***pre-recorded conversation with Aaron Feder of Alma Afrobeat Ensemble***
Own World- Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
Retro Africa- Moken
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Tricks- Jahriffe
Conquer The Lion Dub- Jahriffe

Still Leaf Drop

The first portion of the proGram had a drop to stand still, with the movement inside:

Earthly Sensations- Bill Bloomer
Broken Good- Chuck Hawthorne
Time’s Changin’-Larry Keel (live)
Ain’t That Good news- Larry Keel
Prettiest Little Girl- We Banjo 3 (live)

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Dicey- Mark Cameron
So Cold- Zac Harmon

Rat Trap- Scrapomatic
Can’t Get Up- Delbert McClinton the Self-Made Men + Dana
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Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With That- Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Thrill Of it- Robert Randolph & The Family Band
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished- Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers
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Too Hot To Handle- The Hollywood Stars
Flippy In My Red Dress- The Dollyrots
Oblivious- The Dollyrots
I Love You Instead- The Dollyrots

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble to Close out Atwoodfest

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble was founded in Chicago in 2003 by guitarist Aaron Feder. In 2006 Aaron made a move to Barcelona in search of a different sound for the band. He quickly found a group of international members, from all continents of the globe. In a short time the band was reformed and headlined the Fiestizaje music and arts festival in 2008. The band then set about recording their first studio album, Toubab Soul which was released in 2010. Shortly afterwards, they released the remix album, Toubab Resouled, and opened the world music festival Cruilla de Cultures with Konono No 1. The story has many twists and turns along the way, but now in 2019, they have a brand new self released album, “Monkey See, Monkey Do” out and the growth from those beginning is continuing to expand their sounds and styles. Which brings us to the Summer of 2019.

I had the chance to chat with Aaron ahead of Alma Afrobeat Ensemble’s set closing out this year’s Atwoodfest in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday, July 28th. We get into what people can expect from this band now based in Barcelona, and how lucky Madison is to have them finally get here. Aaron has been trying for years and fortunately, Atwoodfest was able to get the stars to aliGn. We go seed to flower on the new release, “Monkey See, Money Do”, and while not a completely politically charged album, it does speak in a socially aware tongue and groove. I wanted to let people get a feel for the type of person Aaron is so we find out what had been floating his personal boat these days, as well as the set-list he would program, starting with which one off their new album he’d go with, for the listeners if given 45 minutes or so of the show.

Almost Free For Flight

The final portion of this week’s proGram was almost ready to fly away to where it needs to go:

Anchin- Tommy T Ft. Mahmoud Ahmed
Modern Man- Rocky Dawuni
Iko Kreyol (79rs Gang Version)- Lakou Mizik & 79rs Gang
Malembe- KOKOKO!
Africa Unite- Bholoja

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Orquídea- Quantic Ft. Sly5thAve
Linked- Bonobo
Burning Forest- Lil Fish
Plume- Caravan Palace

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Unstoppable (Fat Beats)- Sebastian Fraye
Wild (Fire)- Sebastian Fraye
Traversing the Endless Road- Desert Dwellers
Windmill (Chocolate Orb Dubbed Mix)- Sandelica

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Hallelujah- Melbreeze Ft. Scott Kinsey, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak & Arto Tuncboyaciyan

Dew You Knowtice

The middle portion of the proGram made it easy to see and hear, if you open your sense(s):

Daddy’s Song- Martha Wainwright
Take 54- Mikaela Davis

Back On Top- Van Morrison
Anytime- Mavis Staples
I Remember You- Keb’ Mo’

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I Ain’t No Johnny Mercer- Dr. John
Food For Thot- Dr. John
She Said- George Porter Jr.
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Level Up Your Soul (For Sandman)- Club d’Elf Ft. Hayley Jane
Sweet Power, Your Embrace- Lance Ferguson’s Rare Groove Spectrum
Blackbyrds Theme- Lance Ferguson’s Rare Groove Spectrum
2 Much!- The Allergies Ft. Andy Cooper

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Ancient Tusk- Bubby Lewis Ft. Kwinton Gray
Until- Bubby Lewis
What Is Is- Bubby Lewis

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We Have Seen Another World- Matias Aguayo
Escape Route- Aaron Whitby

Nectar Sweet Spot

The first portion of the regularly schedule proGram had a camera on the bee’s head:

Little Green Man- Larry Keel
Crocodile Man- Larry Keel

I’ll Be The One- Warren Haynes (live at Bonaroo)
Yan-Nah Mama-Loo- Taj Mahal
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Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing- Jersey Swamp Cats
greenarrowradio promo- Mark Cameron
Back Seat Boogie- Mark Cameron
Honey Pleez- Zac Harmon

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Latin Trip- Latin Playboys
Tropic Of Capricorn- London Underground
I Can’t Help It- The Hollywood Stars
Cool About Easy- L7

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This Could Be The Night- Bart & The Bedazzled

Wings And SUM Songs

Did another pre-show G-Show to keep the air beneath our wings.

The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848- Keith Jarrett (live)
The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in D Major, BWV 850- Keith Jarrett (live)
The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in E Major, BWV 854- Keith Jarrett (live)

Positive Way- Jamie Saft Quartet
Landrace- Jamie Saft Quartet

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Technocats- Rodney Whitaker
Remembrance- Rodney Whitaker
Well You Needn’t- Mike Clark (live At the Iridium
Fuggedaboutit Blues- Tyler Blanton

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Sesame Street Theme- Joe Fiedler Ft. Jeff Lederer, Sean Conly & Michael Sarin
People in Your Neighborhood- Joe Fiedler Ft. Jeff Lederer, Sean Conly & Michael Sarin
Family Dynamics- Myele Manzanza

Stage Lights Bounce Line

The final portion of the proGram took what the light showed and added it’s own twists and turns:

Divergence- Quantic
Now or Never- Quantic Ft. Alice Russell
Hedgehog’s Dilemma- Neue Grafik Ensemble Ft. Brother Portrait
Give No Fucks- Drama

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HER Love- Common Ft. Daniel Caesar
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Alice- Godtet
Touch The Sky- LBT
Zeta- Dr. Dundiff
Goodbye- Dr. Dundiff Ft. K.Raydio

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No Deal-Fernando Viciconte Ft. Luther Russell
Tidal Wave- Have Gun, Will Travel
Callin’ The Wild- Larry Keel

Via Chicago- Wilco

The What’s Next

The middle portion of this week’s proGram went from one state to another. What is next?

Please Read Me- Soft Hearted Scientists
Supernut- Jack Ellister
Billy Silver- London Underground

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Scatter The Rats- L7
I Know How To Party- The Dollyrots

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Don’t Resist- Cobra Fantastic
All I Do Everyday- George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners (live)
I Get High- George Porter Jr.
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Mr. Diva- Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
***pre-recorded conversation with Kaleta***
Hungry Man, Angry Man- Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
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A Gozar La Vida- Orquesta Akokán
The Game- Mayer Hawthorne

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Carnaval- Pepper Ft. Henry Fong and Jinco
Malcolm X- Dubblestandart & Firehouse Crew
I Not Robot Dub- Dubblestandart & Firehouse Crew
Babylon The Bandit- Dubblestandart & Firehouse Crew