In conversation: Cimafunk on the complex African lineage of his music
Alt.Latino's Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Erik Rodríguez of Cimafunk to talk about how he's created his singular sound, the complex African lineage of his music and why his band is his "tribe."
New Mix: Jana Horn, Debashish Bhattacharya, Lankum, more
NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich joins Bob Boilen for a show full of sonic adventures in hopes of stretching your musical boundaries, including three songs that are over eight minutes long.Featured Songs and Artists:1. Jana Horn: "After All This Time," from The Window is the Dream2. Anna Mieke: "Go Away from My Window," from Theatre3. Nabalayo: "mtwapa siren," from INSHA4. Lankum: "Go Dig My Grave," from False Lankum5. PoiL Ueda: "Dan No Ura - Part 1," from PoiL Ueda6. Debashish Bhattacharya: "The Sound of the Soul," from The Sound of the Soul
Guest DJ Tom Verlaine (2006)
Tom Verlaine spins everything from Charles Mingus to The Day the Earth Stood Still soundtrack.
New Music Friday: The best releases out on Jan. 27
The best albums out this week include A Reckoning from Kimbra, Sam Smith's deeply personal and powerful Gloria, jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin's Phoenix and more.Featured Albums:1. Kimbra — A ReckoningFeatured Songs: "la type (feat. Pink Siifu & Tommy Raps)," "save me," "foolish thinking (feat. Ryan Lott)"2. Sam Smith — GloriaFeatured Songs: "Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)," "I'm Not Here To Make Friends," "Love Me More," "Gloria"3. Lakecia Benjamin — PhoenixFeatured Songs: "Amerikkan Skin (feat. Angela Davis)," "Supernova (feat. Wayne Shorter)"4. Samia — HoneyFeatured Songs: "Amelia," "Pink Balloon," "Sea Lions," "Breathing Song"5. Jonah Yano — Portrait of a DogFeatured Songs: "Always," "So Sweet"Lightning Round:Bob Dylan — Fragments - Time Out of Mind Sessions 1996-1997 The Bootleg Series Vol. 17Joe Henry — All the Eye Can SeeNite Bjuti — "Mood (Liberation Walk)" (single)Popcaan — Great Is HeOther notable releases for Jan. 27:The Arcs — Electrophonic ChronicAva Max — Diamonds & DancefloorsBass Drum of Death — Say I Won'tElle King — Come Get Your WifeF***** Up — One DayHammock — Love in the VoidMeg Baird — FurlingSG Lewis — AudioLust & HigherLove
New Mix: boygenius, The National, Baaba Maal, more
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including the return of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus as boygenius, The National and more.Featured Songs and Artists:1. boygenius: "$20," from the record2. The National: "Tropic Morning News," from First Two Pages of Frankenstein3. Niklas Paschburg & lùisa: "Darkside of the Hill," from Panta Rhei4. Miss Grit: "Lain (phone clone)," from Follow the Cyborg5. Baaba Maal: "Agreement," from Being6. The Hackles: "Damn the word," from What a beautiful thing I have made