Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Left Field

From 7-10 PM ET on Wednesday, November 14, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins 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

This Wednesday, November 7, from 7-10 PM EST, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three hours of Persian classical, folk, funk, hip hop, pop, and psychedelic tracks, spanning most of last century and all of this one

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Waves of Fear

On Wednesday, October 31, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio takes you on a journey to Hell and back via psychedelic, hard rock, and hip hop from Belgium, Chile, and Germany, to Japan, Korea, Thailand ... and beyond

Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Singles" Going Steady

A special 2018 WFMU Year End Fundraiser show in which the solo careers of artists formerly of iconic groups from Brazil, Germany, Japan, Morocco and the UK are interwoven back into a(n un)se(e)aml(y)ess whole.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Requiem for a Dream

Three super-downer hours of Tsarist- and Soviet-era sounds plucked from four now-dead or failing Russian media stores in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

Come wallow with us!

Listen to the show in the archives

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Some of My Best Friends Are DJs

Every year, the highly-disciplined DJs at WFMU each create a special swag offering for listeners who pledge to keep America's longest running freeform radio station on the air. In addition to T-shirts, stickers, DIY publications, beer cozies, and other surprises, many broadcasters compile thrill-packed limited-edition CDs packed with of all manner of obscure or long-out-of-print tracks--there are even those who go so far as to connive and cajole their favorite musicians to write or cover and record songs just for their one-time, pledge-only release.

We kicked off our October Silent Fundraiser with a special show featuring (mostly) international tracks from the last five years (or so) of these delightful digital optical discs of polycarbonate plastic.

Bookmark the show and see you Weds night!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Three thrill-packed hours of Czech + Slovak folk, pop, underground, hip hop, psych, and more

Listen to the show in the WFMU archives!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Last Dance

Some of the hottest -- and raunchiest -- dance and party tracks from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Thursday, September 6, 2018


Founded by Dominican-born Johnny Pacheco and Italian-American Jerry Masucci in 1964, Fania Records took its name from a song by Cuban singer Reinaldo Bolaño and made international legends of a mostly pan-Latin roster including Puerto Ricans Cheo Feliciano, Héctor Lavoe, Adalberto Santiago, and Bobby Valentín; Panamanian Rubén Blades; Cuban Celia Cruz; and New Yorkers Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, and Larry Harlow (Lawrence Ira Kahn).

This special show features bomba, boogaloo, latin jazz and rock, plena, salsa, son, soul, and more from Fania CDs plucked from the shelves of Spanish Harlem's Casa Latina Music and El Barro Music Center; Bronx's Casa Amadeo; Brooklyn's San German Records; and the legendary Record Mart in the Times Square / 42nd Street subway station.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Radio Agadez

Folk, electronica, radio collage, sung poetry, Tuareg blues, and more from the Republic of Niger