This is my first post about what is going on in the World Music world of KPSU. The World Music Beat- no pun intended- is one of the less hectic genres we deal with at the station. Music does come in, but it is a bit haphazard. I have no idea what sort of music any of you might be looking for. If there is a particular genre you'd like to see more of, drop me a line at email@example.com and let me know. I have no problem reaching out to labels to get what you want.
Now then, in the bins this month, there is one CD that stands head and shoulders above the rest and that s Volume 1 of The Afro Sound of Colombia. This is a compilation of different Latin funk and salsa from Colombia in the 60's and 70's. It is very hard not to start shaking it while you listen. I've marked 6 separate tracks that got my attention. Well worth a listen to.
Coming up in second in an anthology from an artist named Tim Maia called "Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia". Now, you may be like me and wonder what the hell is "existential soul". Well, on the tracks when Tim sings in English, the beats are fine, but they lyrics can be a little obscure. I can't comment on the quality of the Spanish lyrics.
For those wondering, my show is mostly focused on Island Reggae and Surf Pop. Be on the lookout for an upcoming show at Doug Fir with the artist, Anuhea. I've been in touch with her label and they are looking for promotional opportunities. For those who have never heard or seen the lovely Anuhea, here is a track from her 2009 debut with particular relevance to our lovely town.