Tijoux’s new album ‘La Bala’ is due to drop at the end of this month. I haven’t previewed the whole album but thus far the few tracks I have heard sounds good. In particular the track with Jorge Drexler was a pleasant surprise. One, I love his voice – he is one of my music crushes. The track features both Drexler & Tijoux singing and then Tijoux goes to rap. It doesn’t sound like her other songs but it is a nice departure as their voices sound great together.
Below is the video to one of the tracks from the new album called ‘Shock’. It is a song in support of the Chilean student protest in 2011. The video has been out for a bit. Students are protesting (and have been protesting for years, starting during Bachelet’s tenure) the educational system. Secondary and higher education available in Chile is mostly private making education accessible to those with money. I think it is a good idea to take a look at the educational system in Chile especially for us here in the US and in particular California. As the tuition – excuse me – fees at the UC and CSU system continue to skyrocket as state and federal funding disappears. (Repeal Bush tax cuts for the rich now damn it! Hello occupiers!?) Education and knowledge is an amazing luxury and privilege. The right to an education is a human right. It is what makes a society strong. Instead people languish, we miss out on a new genius and innovations. As our educational system continues to slowly devolve, we will continue to limp into the 21st century with no vision.
Check out Li Saumet’s performance – her energy makes for a great show. Check out Bomba Estereo whenever they perform near you. go to their site to download ‘Cumbia Sicodelica’ – http://bombaestereo.com/
First check out the video!
Now that the archive is no longer available on the KPFA site, I am updating this post with the interview as originally aired.
Here is a bit of the interview with Zuzuka that didn’t air on Oct 31st. The first part, she talks about the cover of Katia Flavia she performed at Tormenta Tropical in September 2011. The song is by Fausto Fawcett, a man with a mad crush on Farrah Fawcett. She talks about her love of Fernanda Abreu. In the second one she shares her musical influences.
Here is the Fausto version:
And Fernanda’s version (this is the semi official version and not the unofficial soft porn version also available on youtube:
Hey Kids!! Getting to talk about music on The Morning Show was fun.
Here is a listing of club and live music events talked about the Morning Show along with others not mentioned on air.
If you get the chance, listen to the most recent archives of Off the Beaten Path on KPFA. The playlists are below this post. I really dig the song that started off the program on April 26: http://kpfa.org/archive/id/60571
I am sitting in for Sep June 21, 28 & July 12 & 19. Off the Beaten Path airs every Monday 10pm to Midnight on KPFA 94.1 FM.
FRI MAY 7 Worldly Cheb i Sabbah, Mighty Dub Killaz, Janaka Selekta, DJ Dragonfly, DJ Amar SupperClub 657 Harrison SF
FRI MAY 7 10pm Braza! at Som., 2925 16th St., SF; (415) 558-8521., $10. Once a month, the Braza! crew will take you on a musical trip around Brazil to explore the rhythms and sounds of Samba, Funk, Batucada, MPB, Broken Beat, and much much more.
FRI MAY 7 8PM Carlos Varela performs Friday at Ramekins Event Center, 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma
FRI MAY 7 8 PM Anna Estada & Almasferas at La Pena in Berkeley (3105 Berkeley) (Brazilian & Latin Jazz)
SAT MAY 8 Gaudi at Hopmonk in Sebastopol
SAT MAY 8 10pm Tromenta Tropical with DJ Orion, Oro 11 & Disco Shawn at the Elbo Room SF
SAT MAY 8 9PM Ritmos Sin Fronteras with Be Brown and Hakobo at SOM SF
SAT & SUN MAY 8 & 9 Carlos Varela at Yoshis Oakland
SUN MAY 9 Gaudi at How Weird, San Francisco
MAY 13 Gaudi at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz
MAY 13 7PM Meklit Hadero at Bimbos 365 Club
MAY 16 BANG DATA @ UC SANTA CRUZ
THURS MAY 13 9PM Yoruba Dance Sessions with Carlos Mena & DJ Cecil the Bench & Bar on 510 17th Street in Oakland
MAY 21 BANG DATA @ SOUTH 1ST BILLIARDS IN SAN JOSE
MAY 22 BANG DATA WITH MALECO COLLECTIVE & KOOL KYLE @ LA PENA, Berkeley
MAY 28 Fuga at the New Parish in Oakland
Ana Tijoux is performing Thursday, March 25 at La Pena in Berkeley. Check out her sound and 1977 video:
Ya es tiempo to start posting so it seems appropriate to start with Alla. Chicanos from Chicago, they want to change pop music specifically psychedelic pop music. I love them for trying. They are armed with their sonic manifesto. What is not to like? The music is lush, warm and with electronics – just how I like it. I haven’t checked out all the songs but I like Un Dia Otra Noche. Alla just performed at the LAMC in NYC and did live performance on KCRW. Here is their video for Un Dia Otra Noche. They play with string section. guaw. For more & better sound, check out their myspace: es tiempo.
Video won’t play? Here is the link: http://youtube.com/watch?v=evdMhU7grpw