Andy hosts this week and will spin a wide ranging mix featuring some of his favorite African releases of the past decade, including Orchestra Baobab, Bembeya Jazz, Ba Cissoko, Wendo Kolosoy, Oliver Mtukudzi, Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Toure, and many others.....
Liz Schwartz's interview with Alicia Jo Rabins, founder of Girls In Trouble, an original art-pop song cycle about women in Torah. GIT has released two albums with Jdub Records and has toured across the US, Canada, England, Italy and Sweden. Alicia is currently working on A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, an experimental performance piece about the intersection of mysticism and finance, which will premiere in New York City in the autumn of 2012.
This interview first aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour on July 1, 2012. It also includes two new songs from Alicia: "Open the Ground," and "A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff" (the Kaddish was recorded at the LABA Festival at the 14th St. Y in New York City in May 2012).
Alkibar Gignor la Paix [CD] Mississippi Africa [contemporary]
Alkibar Gignor la Paix [LP] Mississippi Africa [contemporary]
Takamba Self-titled [CD] Mississippi Africa [contemporary]
Takamba Self-titled [LP+EP] Mississippi Africa [contemporary]
Indonesia/various artists Street Musicians of Yogyakarta [CD] Mississippi Asia: Indonesia
Indonesia/various artists Street Musicians of Yogyakarta [LP+EP] Mississippi Asia: Indonesia
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring a live interview and performance with Girls In Trouble founder Alicia Jo Rabins, who talks about her current project, an experimental song cycle about Bernie Madoff, the former financial advisor convicted in 2009 of defrauding thousands of investors over a period of decades.
Check our audio tab in a couple days for a podcast of the interview with Alicia.
Also on the show: A celebration of July 1 (Canada Day) with music from Jewish performers north of the border.