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Compiled By: Denis McGilvray

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Jazz at 100 Hour 92: David Murray & the World Saxophone Quartet

From WTJU | Part of the Jazz at 100 series | 58:59

Perhaps no jazz musician recorded a more varied output in more diverse setting in the 1980s than tenor saxophone and bass clarinet player David Murray. Three of the best bands to emerge in the decade were his Octet, his Quartet and the collaborative – the World Saxophone Quartet. He may also have been the most recorded jazz artist of the decade, as well, and with consistently high quality.

Wsq_small Perhaps no jazz musician recorded a more varied output in more diverse setting in the 1980s than tenor saxophone and bass clarinet player David Murray. Three of the best bands to emerge in the decade were his Octet, his Quartet and the collaborative – the World Saxophone Quartet. He may also have been the most recorded jazz artist of the decade, as well, and with consistently high quality.

A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe

From WQXR | 58:57

Illuminate the Festival of Lights with this fascinating world music program. A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe is a journey into the rich and varied melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries, including music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia ...and Africa! You'll hear performances from top New York ensembles East of the River, Shashmaqam, and the Marty Levitt Klezmer Orchestra – plus a recording of the astounding Jewish community of Putti Village, in Uganda. A lively program, full of intriguing treasures. Hosted by WQXR’s Naomi Lewin.

Wqxr_logo_nofreq_small Illuminate the Festival of Lights with this fascinating world music program. A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe is a journey into the rich and varied melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries, including music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia ...and Africa! You'll hear performances from top New York ensembles East of the River, Shashmaqam, and the Marty Levitt Klezmer Orchestra – plus a recording of the astounding Jewish community of Putti Village, in Uganda. A lively program, full of intriguing treasures. Hosted by WQXR’s Naomi Lewin.

The Year of the Pig: A Joyful Celebration

From Wanda Yang Temko | Part of the A Public Radio Chinese New Year Special series | 59:00

Commemorate Chinese New Year in 2019 through Music and Words.

Optimized-year-of-the-pig-papercut-1002010818_4000x4000_small Ring in Chinese New Year with The Year of the Pig: A Joyful Celebration.  The Chinese Lunar Year of the Dogbegins on February 5, 2019. Its commemoration is rich with traditions and rituals observed in everything from food to clothing. Ancestors are honored, and peace and happiness are bestowed on family and friends. The history, rituals, and traditions of Chinese New Year are celebrated alongside traditional Chinese music in this one hour special, The Year of the Pig: A Joyful Celebration, is hosted and produced by Dr. Wanda Yang Temko.

The Chieftains: San Patricio

From Joyride Media | 59:00

The Chieftains and Ry Cooder present the history behind their collaboration inspired by The St Patrick's Battalion of Irish-born soldiers in the Mexican War.

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Public Media Service and Joyride Media are happy to announce a new one-hour CHIEFTAINS & RY COODER radio special featuring their unique take on a rarely told chapter of Irish-American history - the story of the "San Patricio Battalion," Irish immigrant soldiers in the US-Mexican War who deserted their US posts to fight for the Mexican side.
 
Chieftains' Paddy Maloney, Ry Cooder, Irish-American historian Peter F. Stevens and members of the Mexican-American band Los Cenzontles discuss the history of the San Patricio Battalion, the kinship between Irish and Mexican cultures, and how they relate to the music from the SAN PATRICIO album, plus one exclusive live track from a Jan 2010 Dublin concert.

La Llorona: An Evolving Myth

From Making Contact | Part of the Making Contact series | 29:00

On this edition we hear the story of La Llorona (the weeping woman)-- a story that's been told since the time of the Spanish conquest, all over Mexico and the American Southwest. Today, wherever Mexicans and Mexican-Americans live, the myth continues.

Lloronapicfor4508_small Human beings love to tell stories. And myths are the ultimate in storytelling. A good myth has stood the test of time, and somehow, tens or even hundreds of years later, the story continues to have meaning for those who tell it. La Llorona is one such myth. The story of the weeping woman has been told since the time of the Spanish conquest, all over Mexico and the American Southwest. Today, wherever Mexicans and Mexican-Americans live, the myth continues. In a special collaboration between National Radio Project and the U-C Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, student producer Beth Hoffman brings us a look at the myth of La Llorona as told in Oakland, California today, and tells how its meaning has grown and changed over time. Featuring: Alicia Diaz, Samuel Martinez, Cecilia Rodriguez, Luz Salazar, Monica Pasqual, Florencia Luna, Cristian Luna. Program #45-08 - Begin date: 10/25/08. End date: 11/13/08. Please call us if you carry us - 510-251-1332 and we will list your station on our website. If you excerpt, please credit early and often.

The 2019 Retro Cocktail Hour Halloween Spooktacular

From Kansas Public Radio | 01:58:00

Have a finger-snappin', hip-shakin' good time with the annual Retro Cocktail Hour Halloween Spooktacular. It's a ghoulishy groovy brew of monster pop, TV and movie tunes and trailers from cheesy movies.

Logo_hires_small Calling all ghouls!  Also zombies, varmpires, werewolves, mummies and other people in show business.  The martinis are spiked with hemlock in the Retro Cocktail Hour's Halloween Spooktacular for 2019.  It's a party chockful of swinging songs for the Eve of All Hallows, including tunes like Ghost Train, House of Horrors, Teenage Brain Surgeon and Haunted Hula.  We've got a hefty sampling of monster movie and TV music, with themes from The Blob, House on Haunted Hill, The Munsters, The Bat and more, along with trailers for cheesy horror films and "monster pop" from bands like the Jimmy Psycho Experiment, the Tiki Tones and Creepxotica.  Plus...Lon Chaney, Jr. sings!