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PO Box 90689
Durham, NC 27708
Tuesday 3/16/10. 11:30am. We're having some work done on our transmitter, but stick with us, the engineers are on the case and things should be normal soon.
Angolan singer Ricardo Lemvo, born in The Congo and based in L.A., celebrates his 20-year recording career, NOT with a "best of" compilation, but with ALL NEW recordings of favorite tunes spanning five albums. Confidently expanding on hits like "Mambo Yo Yo" and "Yiri Yiri Bon," and including two never-heard bonus tracks, Retrospectiva was well worth the effort. READ MORE>>>>
Lemvo's trademark pastiche, a deeply multi-cultural mix of African and Latin American grooves, has never felt, or sounded, better. The remakes are built out and rearranged in ways that enhance all of Lemvo's rootsy appeal, without sounding like cookie cutter studio productions. Cuban pianist, flutist and arranger "El Niño" Jesus Alejandro Perez is heavy and smokin' like an old lady's puro, and both of Lemvo's fabulous soukous guitarists, "Huit Kilos" Nseka and Bopol Mansiamina, are in force throughout. Admittedly, I'm a salsa fan, but the sexy, slow-creeping African dance grooves are some of my favorite tracks here. Retrospectiva will make you fall in love with Ricardo Lemvo all over again.
Kool Keith is coming to Cat's Cradle 3/16 and in honor of this, I will be playing a 2 hour career-spanning set of tracks by Keith/Ultramagnetic MCs/Dr. Octagon/Nogatco Rd/Dr. Doom on Thursday March 11 from 10 PM-Midnight.
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FANIA is back! After the transfer of the classic salsa catalog to Código Music* in 2009, the future of the remastering begun by Emusica in 2006 was in limbo. Never fear: Código, in conjunction with Wax Poetics, picks up where Emusic left off with Tito Rodríguez: "El Inolvidable," their first addition to the "A Man and His Music" 2-CD compilation series. READ MORE>>>
The event will be broadcast live from the station from 10pm-11pm.
So come out to K-Ville for the party or listen in to the station as WXDU Sports gets hyped with the Cameron Crazies for the epic UNC-Duke showdown!
UPDATE: Download the podcast from the Live at K-Ville broadcast HERE (itunes)!
Tune in for conversation with Wendy Spitzer of Felix Obelix. We'll be chatting about their new album The Tick of the Clock, the Beat in the Chest, which will be released at the Nightlight on Saturday Feb 27th.
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If you have ever wanted to be a DJ, now is a great time to join WXDU. We are currently looking for new DJs and will hold a new DJ Orientation this SUNDAY February 21st 1pm at Bivins Hall. Please R.S.V.P. with the training team at email@example.com
If you have ever wanted to be a DJ, now is a great time to join WXDU. We are currently looking for new DJs and will hold a new DJ Orientation this MONDAY February 8th 6pm at Bivins Hall. Please R.S.V.P. with the training team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tune into The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown on Tues Feb 9th from 6-8pm to hear a live performance by the Greensboro-based trio of women known as Amelia's Mechanics. They blend old-time string-band music, fiddles, acoustic and electric guitars, beautiful vocal harmonies and play original country and jazz tunes. This young trio is about to release their debut record, produced by Jim Avett (father of The Avett Brothers). Their CD hits the streets on Feb 12th and they will be playing The Pour House on March 11 and Broad Street Cafe on April 2nd. Tune in to hear them play live in the 7:00 hour Tues evening.