Irish piper and whistle player extraordinaire Paddy Keenan, will be in concert with a guitar accompanist tonight at 7:30pm at Don Quixote’s, 6275 Highway 9, Felton, CA. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay, Paddy was a member of the critically acclaimed Bothy Band, which did much to popularize traditional Irish music around the globe with their first album released in 1975.
Our spring program guide is fresh off the presses. Here’s a quick overview of what’s on offer in the “world” of world music at KZSC. Yours truly still hosts “Unfiltered Camels”, the longest-running world music show on The Great 88. This show first hit the airwaves in the Fall of 1989 and was the brainchild of a UCSC student by the name of, Ido Mendes. A combination of North African, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Indian, Balkan, Jewish and Roma (gypsy) music is featured Mondays 4-6pm. Tuesdays from noon to 2 pm you’re likely to hear some world music on “What’s’ New” as Rose spins all new releases from many genres. Lani B. takes you mid-week morning people on an island cruise during “Wiki Wiki Wednesdays”starting at 6 am with plenty of aloha. Two new shows go back-to-back starting at noon on Wednesday. “Son Groovy”(do you know Calypso?) which leads straight into “Gypsy Caravan” at 2 pm. Last but not least, Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 10:30, get your Yiddish with a twist on with “Musical Jews”; DJ Oy-Dog celebrating his third anniversary. Remember to “cruz” around our playlists on our website and let us know what you think of our new spring schedule.
Cheers, David Anton Savage (interim World Music Director/Spring 2011)
Bangers and Mash! UK producers Jack Beats came through the civic auditorium last Wednesday and I got the fabulous opportunity to interview them. Big thanks to Santiago at Vital SC for being so facilitating and of course to the artists themselves. Unfortunately the sound file is a bit muddied but I’ve transcribed it:
KZSC RPM: Hey guys how y’all doing tonight?
JB: Good, yeah, good.
KZSC RPM: Cool, you guys are on a west coast tour right now, you like it over here?
JB: Love it, yeah, always good here.
KZSC RPM: Very cool, I’m gonna start a rapid fire q/a session starting now. LA or Miami?
JB: LA, definitely LA.
KZSC RPM: On the 2nd and 4th downbeat, clap or snare?
JB: Ermm… Variable. Yeah variable, depends on the situation.
KZSC RPM: More influential, Detroit or Chicago?
JB: Variable as well, yeah.
KZSC RPM: Haha alright, fair enough. On your toast in the morning, Jam or nutella?
JB: Jam. Yeah Jam always jam.
KZSC RPM: Ok the UK question, Manchester United or Chelsea?
JB: Neither! haha yeah neither.
KZSC RPM: You support a football Club?
JB: Hibs, hahaha. yeah Hibs (laughing). [Hibernian FC] And Arsenal.
KZSC RPM: Alright. New hardware or new software?
JB: Variable hahahaha.
KZSC RPM: The answer of the evening! And lastly, I know you guys tour a lot and spend a bunch of time together, so I have to know, what’s the most bromantic thing you boys have done together?
JB: Ahaha too many. Candle-lit dinner every night hahaha. It’s just a world of bro-mance all the time. (more laughing).
KZSC RPM: That’s it for now, thanks for supporting community radio! Kill it tonight!
Are you “dragon” a little this spring? What”s new with you? You can find out what’s new musically at KZSC each Tuesday from noon til 2 p.m. Your musical host Rose will ensure that the minimum daily requirements of newness will be met. A different genre every week is featured…oh, there may be a mythical beast joining us. Heraldic devices optional. Y’all come!
The internet is the haven of some of the worst people and things you’ll ever see but every so often, something magical happens. One day while looking through YouTube, I found that magic. Al Green. Soul Train. 1972. Polyester. I had to share it with everyone. What makes this performance so sublime is not just the florid surrounding or the army of dancers that surround him and snap in time it’s The Reverend himself, looking sharp in pale blue, giving an emotive, expressive performance of one of his hits. I’m not kidding-sit down, turn up your volume, and get ready to groove.
If you like what you see, it’s what you’ll get during “Soulful Shaq”, Monday mornings at 9 a.m. on the new KZSC spring schedule. The polyester is optional.
The UCSC Filipino Student Association presents their annual Filipino Cultural Celebration April 22 and 23. This year’s theme is “Anak”, meaning “child” in Tagalog, with a full-length cultural theater production featuring performances of traditional, ballroom and hip-hop dancing, A Capella singing and the People Power acting group.
The Cultural Celebration takes place Friday and Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd at the UCSC Theatre Arts Mainstage. Doors open at 6:30; the show begins at 7 pm. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Renee at 408-828-9249