[Navidad en el Tropico: Los Trovadores de Puerto Rico album cover]

first – next Monday’s radio show will be a two-hour special! so tune in at 6pm EST to hear special guest Marcus Boon discuss his latest book, In Praise of Copying. As he says: “Aside from talking about World Music 2.0, the global rise of Autotune, and how to live in a world of copies without originals, I’m going to play some music: expect Kuduro, Logobi, Saharan psychedelia, Ramadanman as well as some clips from other folks’ mixes and some archival hauntings.”

second – ELECTROACOUSTIC CAROLS was the title of last week’s radio show.
In the end I only played 1 or 2 villancicos, but it was a nice hour nonetheless, lots of deep flamenco & oud/vocal pieces:

Ilha Virgem Jovens Do Prenda Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1968-1976
Waed Bouhassoun Ya wahiban / O You Who Give A Voice for Love
Enrique Morente Solea de los Canaverales Flamenco en directo
Leafcutter John Lesson Sacred Symbols of Mu (V/A)
unidentified Spanish Villancicos Bethlehem Child
Glasser Learn Apply EP
Estrella Morente Coquinas (Alegrias) Mi Cante y Un Poema
Waed Bouhassoun Biridaka ya Khaliqi / By Your Will Alone O my Creator A Voice for Love
Enrique Morente Fandangos Naturales Flamenco en directo
Glasser T Ring
Illum Sphere One For Dimite The Plan Is Dead
Jay Electronica Jazzmatazz feat. Tone Treasure
Capitol K White Steal MUDD UP EXCLUSIVE !!!!!! Capitol K brings it
Quantic presents Flowering Inferno Swing Easy Dog with a Rope
Capitol K Huayno more unreleased heat from CAPITOL K!