Saturday, January 12, 2019


On Wednesday, January 16, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three hours of scorchers from Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Iraq, Lebanon, and beyond

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Solid Foudation

Join us from 7-10 PM ET on Wednesday, January 9, as Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrates our dear friend and neighbor Melissa's milestone birthday. Melissa has delighted us with so many insanely beautiful and delicious baked goods over the years, we figured the least we could do was to provide her with a mix to mix her dough & batter by. A long-time lover of reggae, we hope she finds this special birthday program focused on Jamaican sounds inspiring.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Field recordings and traditional sounds from Africa, from the early/mid-20th century to the 21st

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Long March of Chinese Rock 'n' Roll

Mainland rock, punk, metal, hard rock, hip-hop, post-punk, synth-pop, post-rock, and more from the mainland, 1980s to present

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Voices in the Wilderness

Lament, apology, paranoia, chagrin, boastfulness, glee, cautionary tales, and more from Austria, Benin, and Cambodia, to Malta, Singapore, Zambia ... and beyond

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Random Access Memories

New Zealand punk, Thai oldies, Soviet space disco, Algerian 78s, Euro psych, and female hip hop pioneers

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Hosono House Party

One of the most beloved Japanese musicians of all time, a man of many hats -- composer, folk musician, pop star, producer, rapper, rocker, songwriter -- Hauromi "Harry" Hosono's reputation and influence extends far beyond the archipelago. A member of Apryl Fool, Happy End, Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Tin Pan Alley, Hosono helped shape nearly every significant Japanese pop music trend of the last 50 years.

We've put together a career-spanning tribute, from the early psychedelic rock and folk 70s, through the electronic and city pop eighties and collaborative nineties, to 21st century soundtracks and tributes.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Left Field

Three hours of unexpected hip hop from unexpected places

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Nobody Knows About Persian Cats | Iran, 1906 - 2018

Photo by Taleen Dersdepanian

Persian classical, folk, funk, hip hop, pop, and psychedelic tracks, spanning most of last century and all of this one

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