In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show:
From Mexico City : Radio 21 Million
Sharing creative music from mighty magic Mexico City, the center of the world - 2,400 meters high, 21 million hearts big, 100 thousand taxis, a cold and often wicked politic, and a thriving but oft under-appreciated arts scene, it's a city that's alive and vibrant and emerging into the international creative music conscience. With Radio 21 Million, Mexico City based musician Todd Clouser (A Love Electric, Ropeadope Sur) highlights the creative music happening in his adopted hometown by visiting with its artists. Here, musicians become the programmers as we uncover a bit of Mexico City’s jazz past, its eclectic present, and its promise of a future as Latin America’s creative epicentre.
It's a surreal world and Madonna is a surreal girl. It's all true. We are upside down as 40% of my birth country embraces a man who embodies everything they have been exploited by. I barely know what to make of anything except music. Fortunately, we have a lot of great music, and it comes in wild color in Radio 21 Million.
Psychedelia, says the Dictionary is “the realm or artifacts of psychedelic drugs, art, writings, or the like.” I'm adding a synonym - my youth - which I have not yet graduated from. In this Episode, we make good on our promise of MX based music with Sacbe, a band no longer performing that was once a MX jazz scene mainstay featuring the Touissant brothers, who went on to form their own groups, tour with Paul Anca, and curate the world renowned Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. We explore the intersection of jazz and dance with Medeski, Martin and Wood, Herbie Hancock and more with some blues psych from John Mayall and Captain Beefheart (Tropical Hot Dog Night!). Jazz was born as dance music it is said. Charles Mingus fuses Mingus trademarks and cumbia - an art all unto itself as I have learned in my time living in Latin America. I've also dropped a self serving number from my group A Love Electric - a single off our new record called “Jungle Earth” featuring John Medeski and Billy Martin.
If Donald Trump builds a wall, I know what side of it I want to be on. It's where the rest of the world lives.
May the music fly you out into the wild.
Radio 21 Million
6th April 2016
Artist - Track - Album - Year
Medeski, Martin and Wood Where’s The Music Let's Go Everywhere 2014
Joe Zawinul Mi Gente My People 1996
A Love Electric Jungle Earth Psychmonde 2016
Os Mutantes A Mina Menhina Everything is Possible 1965
John Mayall The Supernatural A Hard Road 1967
Captain Beefheart Tropical Hot Dog Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) 1978
Charlie Hunter Balls Mistico 2007
Magnet Animals Martha Fever Butterfly Killer 2016
Herbie Hancock Cantaloupe Island Secrets 1976
Sex Mob Live and Let Die Din of Inequity 1998
Tony Allen Secret Agent Secret Agent 2009
Lounge Lizards First and Royal Queen Queen of All Ears 1998
Sugarhill Gang Rapper’s Delight The Sugarhill Gang 1979
The Crusaders Time Bomb Southern Comfort 1974
Herbie Mann Hold On, I’m Comin Memphis Underground 1969
The Contours Do You Love Me 7" Single 1962
Chicago Underground Trio Othello Possible Cube 1999
Sacbé Mijo Todo Sacbé 2001
Charles Mingus Cumbia & Jazz Fusion Cumbia & Jazz Fusion 1978