In the world of Bollywood, Kailish Kher is in the top tier of playback singersâ€”the artists who give the musical voice to the stars on the screen. He's about to release his first international album called Yatra (Nomadic Soul).
He was born in Ankara, Turkey, and in an act of self-deprecation changed his name to Strummer to reflect his role as rhythm guitarist. But Joe was much more than a mere strummer; he was one of the pioneers of punk rock in the 1970s.
This week, Radio M throws a party for Benin Independence Day with 1960s and '70s funk and soul from that small West African country. Benin's two biggest neighbors are giants of music: Nigeria and Ghana.
This week, Radio M host Tony Sarabia gives Mateo Mulcahy the chance to program the show's music as his guest co-host.Mulcahy programs latin music performances at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music . He was also a radio DJ in St. Louis for almost 20 years.
Well here we are in the third week of July which means New Sounds on Radio M. This month Chicago Reader music writer Peter Margasak has sounds from Norway, Columbia and Indiana. Indiana? Yep Indiana.Plus a conversatin with Afro Peruvian band Novalima.