Friday, February 19, 2016


Brooklyn-bred drummer and percussionist Julissa Vale studied with Johnny “Mr. Boogaloo Blues” Colon and Jimmy Delgado, a journey that led her to perform with numerous artists, including Victor Jones, Mino Cinelu, and Tato Torres y Yerbabeuna. She has been artist in residence for several New York City colleges and hosts “On the Rocks with Jules” Mondays from 7 PM – 9 PM on KPISS.FM. Julissa visits the bodega on Wednesday, February 24, from 7 PM – 10 PM to share some of her grooviest tracks from Latin America.

Listen to the show in the archives

Monday, February 15, 2016


On Wednesday, February 15, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spun three hours of Algerian psych and progressive, Berber metal, Meghrebi rap, O.G. chioukhs and cheikhates, dark Kabylie folk, raw raï, Muslim oudists, and Jewish pianists.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Three hours from a dozen albums by born-again Nigerian pop stars, queer Spanish filmmakers, American art world turntablists, Japanese punk poets, trans Turkish divas, and other krazy kids who helped make the decade worth revisiting. 

Listen to the show in the archives

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Three hours of forgotten American and European post-punk, hidden Iranian hip hop, exquisite Lebanese pop, and just enough Japanoise to set your teeth on edge.