On Wednesday, July 30, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spent a rare evening in the City that Would Not Die with some of Lebanon's greatest musicians ... from yesterday's trad tablahists and today's trip-hopping turntablists to forgotten divas like Siham Rifqi and the country's first singing stand-up comedienne, Ferial Karim. Listen to the archived show now
Girls with asymmetrical hair to the front! On Wednesday, July 23, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio hosted a wild night of post-punk icons from Brazil to Yugoslavia, no-wave jaipong divas, funk sirens from Khemisset to Addis Ababa, and a solid final hour of mind-blowing gals from the front lines of the Japanese avant-garde. Listen to the show in the archives
On Wednesday, July 9, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio played ear-bending tracks from some of our favorite compilations. Hear fallen Afghan stars, American tourists in Guam, East-African Muslims, Brazilian-influenced Bari Fez and more than two dozen other artists from the world's most awesome and outrageous compilations!
Listen to the title track Grab the whole album here Word has come to us from Facebook friends in Kuala Lumpur of the passing of one of Malaysia's most beloved singers, Sharifah Aini. Often referred to as Kak Pah, Aini was the most prolific recording artist in Malasia, having released 93 albums, 7 of them in English. Her career took off in 1969 when she was signed to EMI a year after winning the 1968 Bintang RTS singing contest in Singapore. She was only 61 when she passed away.
We suck at soccer (we call it "soccer"); we treat corporations with more respect than we do our womenfolk; the guns you'll have to pry out of our cold, dead hands are responsible for 10 times more deaths in our country every year than we've lost in our entire history to terrorism -- but that doesn't mean we have nothing to be proud of. On Wednesday, July 2, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio celebrated the country that invented swim fins, swivel chairs and Swiffer WetJets with three solid hours of Songs + Poems Americana by the commie pinko fags, French decadents, Puerto Rican Independence Movementers and Republic of Benin immigrants who love/hate this country the most. Listen to the show in the archives