Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Bappi Lahiri (1952-2022)


7-10 PM tonight on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: Crowned Bollywood’s “Disco King” in the 1980s, Bappi Lahiri was the only child of Bengali musical artists Aparesh and Bansuri Lahiri and the nephew of playback singer Kishore Kumar. Though best known for his upbeat hits written for Disco Dancer and Dance Dance, Lahiri’s oeuvre was as varied as anyone’s in the business, including romantic soundtracks for evergreen classics like Chalte Chalte. Lahiri passed away last Wednesday, and this three-hour tribute will honor the full spectrum of his output.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

What I listen to when you're not around


TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EST on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we spin tracks on vinyl from Algeria, Angola, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, and Zambia

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Lata (1929-2022) | 7-10 PM EST TONIGHT


Tonight on Bodega Pop on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: South Asia lost its greatest voice on Sunday with the passing of revered Bollywood playback singer, Lata Mangeshkar. Lata’s career began before the partition and she continued to record, if sporadically, into the 21st century. This tribute will focus on her greatest tracks, from her first major hits of the late 1940s to rare but standout performances of the 1990s.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Artifacts of the CD Era | 7-10 PM EST TONIGHT!


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop spins highlights from Les Archives de la Musique Arabe, DJ Spooky's book-CDs, Sublime Frequencies' radio series, John Peel's failed U.S. invasion, and Shibuya-kei's world takeover.