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Highlighting shows on WOBC.

SHOW OF THE WEEK : GROOVE THEORY

JUST LIKE WZAK

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name and time of show:

Groove Theory, Tuesdays 2AM-3AM

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sample playlist:
– Afro Blue – Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-0JZlrk4xA&feature=kp
– Slowly Surely – Jill Scott

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKV8O_lpqkg

– Keep Tryin’ – Groove Theory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTQ4J_ZQy5U&feature=kp

– Temptation – Destiny’s Child

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfxBlOBf8dY&feature=kp

– Diary – Alicia Keys, Tony! Toni! Toné, Jermaine Paul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIksbyVq5jA
– Say Yes – Floetry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCCGIXME164&feature=kp
– With You – Marsha Amrbosius
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1EGBr54kIE
– I n I – Amel Larrieux

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgJIEm26Uao

– Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder) – Maxwell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7rm9t5S4uE&feature=kp
– Halfcrazy – Musiq
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP4V3TTC3fw&feature=kp
– Makeda – Les Nubians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22HL5ZOOHGI&feature=kp
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your show in three words:
Grooves With Feeling
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if you had to listen to one song forever what would it be?:
It’d probably be For Real by Amel Larrieux.
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ideal setting to hear your show?:
Late night/musing/alone or with one or two other people
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what are some other theories you like?:
Not sure if I’m misinterpreting this question but I’ve been really into early 1970s house music (Warehouse Club in Chicago, Frankie Knuckles-era, etc) and how it made house into its own form of dance
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your fav wobc show:
Pause… Queer Rap & Hip Hop (Ed note: Sat, 1 AM)

SHOW OF THE WEEK : SAUDADE

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what is your show? When is your show?
My show is Saudade, 7-8 Wednesday mornings.
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describe your show in three words:
Soothing, refined, nostalgic
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what would your show smell like if it were a perfume/cologne?
Waters of March Fragrance
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who introduced you to the music you like?
A friend gave me an Astrud Gilberto album in high school.
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sample playlist:
Berimbau – Astrud Gilberto

Só Tinha De Ser Come Você – Elis Regina, Antonio Carlos Jobim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-La9NgIyxI

O Barquinho – Paulinho Nogueira

Dindi – Astrud Gilberto
Sabe Você – Os Cariocas
Chega de Saudade – João Gilberto
Samba de Orly – Toquinho, Chico Buarque

Aguas de Março (feat. Cris Delano) – Bossacucanova

Corcovado – Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim
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what is the ideal party setting for your show?
Rooftop in Rio
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what’s your favorite show on wobc?
Imaginary Landscapes favorite show no competition

SHOW OF THE WEEK : AFRICAN JAM SESSION

WE ARE BACK IN ACTION FOR THE SEMESTER. LISTEN TO THIS SHOW!!

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What is your show called? When is it?

Our show is African Jam Session, Mondays 5-6pm

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Describe your show in 3 words:

Crazy. Sexy. Cool.

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Sample playlist of show:

1. Pata Pata- Temi Dollface(Nigeria)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EinxcEiDNU

2. Skelewu-Davido(Nigeria)

3. Batonga- Angelique Kidjo(Benin)

4. Les disques de Mon Pere– Youssoupha (Congo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNCu44iyU80

5. Vuli Ndlela- Brenda Fassie (South Africa)

6. Premier Gaou-Magic System (Cote d’ Ivoire)

7. Sorkode- Keche (Ghana)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsucfILCIc8

8. Jika- Mi Casa (South Africa)

9. Come Over- Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

10. Kognini- Espoir 2000  (Cote d’ Ivoire)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5deC004ULoc

11. Come on Man- Toofan (Togo)

12. I Found A Way- Werrason ft. Mohombi (DRC)

13. 3 Points- Gasmilla (Ghana)

14. Fere Na Fere-Cheick Tidiane Seck (Mali)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKbSOEeZ9NI

15 Sounsoumba – Oumou Sangare (Mali)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW8n8uCf7TA&feature=kp

16. Motherland by Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa)

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What is the biggest inspiration for your show?

The motherland and the dismal lack of African music you hear being played here in the U.S., while in many parts of Africa the billboards are topped with U.S. artists.

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If you could have anyone alive or dead listen to your show, who would it be?

We’re 4.5% sure that Lupita Nyong’o already listens, but if she like called in every Monday and was like “Hey guys you’re the best let’s all party with Jared Leto” it would be super awesome.

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What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Mayowa (DJ Pumbaa)- I think I’ll always hold a special spot in my heart for Phoenix, because that was the first concert I went to

Eni (DJ Timon) – BET 106&Park tour It was the best as in it was the cheapest, I got to see Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Young Joc, and some other obscure artists for 10 bucks my freshman year of high school.

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What is your favorite WOBC show?

Bruxxsel …we don’t know what the title means, but the music is groovy! Sundays at 9 pm

 

SHOW OF THE WEEK: FA L’AMERICANO

 

 

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 Katherine H.’s show is SO GOOD. LISTEN TO IT:

what/when is your show? 

Fa L’Americano, Thursdays 9-10 AM. 

The name means “you wanna be American” in the Neapolitan dialect of Italian. It comes from a 50s Neapolitan pop song of the same name. As far as Italian music goes, I like to play 60s bubblegum pop w/ background dancers, anti-war political songs, 70s giallo/horror film soundtracks, spaghetti Western soundtracks, 80s synth pop, Italian takes on dream pop and shoegaze, and Italo-Disco. I also play American music that’s somehow relevant to Italy, like songs about lasagna and pizza, or Ella Fitzgerald performances in Rome. I get a lot of suggestions from my Italian friends that I met over the summer, but I also find a lot of the music on my own.
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what animal do you think your show is most like?

A pig – a roasted pig. Every culture has their own version of roast pig. In Italy they call it porchetta, and it’s smothered in herbs and the skin gets so crunchy you could break a tooth on it. In America we call it pulled pork. Commonalities between cultures, such as our shared love for slowly roasted pig, is what brings people together.

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instead of “i’ll be there for you”, what song would you pick for the opening credits of the tv show “Friends”

My Little Airport – Leo, Are You Still Jumping Out Of Windows In Expensive Clothes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUVtZdQfxQw

who do you wish could listen to your show — dead or alive?

My 70-something-year-old Italian host mom, Flavia, but she doesn’t have Internet at home.

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best concert you’ve been to?

Mirah at the Cat last fall – I took a picture with her and got her autograph! If only she could have brought Thao Nguyen with her, I think I would have been the happiest person in the world. Oh, but I also saw Brian Blade/Christian McBride/Chick Corea performing together in Finney in fall 2010, and I got to meet all three of them. So I think that was better.

sample playlist:

Franco Battiato – Summer on a Solitary Beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTxkwCUdmOw

Fausto Leali – A Chi (I first heard this song in the film La meglio gioventu – highly recommended – but check out this video for the backup dancers that have absolutely no rhythm at all)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wigAkFOlIs0
Roberta Mazzoni – Bugiardo (Girlfriend and her lying ex-boy go sailing while giving each other the side-eye.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLVWDQbreVw

 

Fred Buscaglione – Guarda che luna (classic 50s pop)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqzRNvx4tjQ
Fabio Frizzi – Sequence 8 Theme from Zombi 2 (classic 70s horror movie music)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH2OPB7cjIU#t=45
Luciano Cilio – Primo quadro della conoscenza (This album as a whole is one of the best pieces of modern composition I know – unfortunately, Cilio committed suicide in 1983, leaving behind only a single album.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95BwFLCVX9U
Goblin – Theme from Profondo Rosso (prog-rock horror film soundtrack)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JpuislFVzU

Brian Ice – Talking to the Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1l56OaAIyQ
Max-Him – Lady Fantasy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ATzlFcW-zk
Amin-Peck – Girls On Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkweP1U60qg

General Decay – Pyramid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iERDirmnYY#t=30
Baby’s Gang ft. Boney M – Happy Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqWxVoEH-o8
Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita (This one wins it all.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weMrzt6W8V8

 Wanna nominate someone for show of the week? email: music@wobc.org