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Lounge World playlist for 01/13/2009

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Lounge World
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01/13/2009
Thievery Corporation – State of The Union (ESL)
Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation (ESL)
Thievery Corporation – Richest Man In Babylon (ESL)
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Ital Vibes playlist for 01/14/2009

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Ital Vibes
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01/14/2009

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Ital Vibes playlist for 01/07/2009

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Ital Vibes
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01/07/2009

World Beat Connection playlist for 01/06/2009

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World Beat Connection
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01/06/2009

World Beat Connection playlist for 12/30/2008

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World Beat Connection
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12/30/2008

January 3rd - Playlist Spotlight

//www.amazon.com/Nascimento-Milton/dp/B000002ND1Bridget B. here, the Saturday, January 3rd show, An Evening of Afrotainment, was a bit reflective with a little nudge on how we the people, in 2009, can be change agents.  I went back in time to play some old "spirituals" using Amazing Grace and Ol' Man River as my easing in approach to the first segment of the show. 

It was 1927, Jerome Kern created the music and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the lyrics.  Show Boat was the musical that told the melancholy story of the hardships black people went through and the "...struggles of the time, related to the endless flow of the Mississippi River, from the view of a dock worker on a showboat. It is the most famous song from the show.  However, the most famous rendition of it, one that is still noted today, was sung by Paul Robeson in James Whale's 1936 film version of Show Boat (Robeson had first performed the song in the 1928 London production of the show and in the 1932 Broadway revival, and

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 01/03/2009

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An Evening of Afrotainment
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01/03/2009
Bridget B. here, Celeste and I will be joining forces to deliver An Evening of Afrotainment each Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.  Hear music of the African Diaspora by Black artists-worldwide. All genres...from African traditional to esoteric experimental. Slip and slide aurally through the spectrum of Black experience.  I'll be at the helm on January 3, 17 and 31, 2009 with Celeste serving as the host on January 10 & 24, 2009.

Ital Vibes playlist for 12/31/2008

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Ital Vibes
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12/31/2008

December 27th - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, I really enjoy, listening to and playing for you, international music, which I strive to convey in the first hour of An Evening of Afrotainment.  My professional work as an event producer has taken me to many countries and I always take pause to inhale the surrounding culture, mostly through various forms of visual and musical, artistic expressions.  The world is large, but it still finds ways to connect us and I believe the connecting point is through music.  

I played a piece by Lura, pronounced Loo-Rah, called Bida Mariadu, off the Putumayo Presents: Women of the World: Acoustic CD.  This compilation is "...an exploration of contemporary acoustic music by some of the world's leading female artists." http://www.putumayo.com/en/catalog_item.php?album_id=231 I always preview the songs that I play and this one was just so touching that I couldn't pass it by and then I learned more about the artist...read on...

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