WBEZ | funk http://www.wbez.org/tags/funk Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Hits from the music world in 2011 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-21/hits-music-world-2011-95019 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-19/shocking shaking.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>With hundreds, if not thousands of records released each year, finding fresh tunes can be a tough task. Luckily, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> grabbed two people who have their fingers on pulse to distill it down for you.<span style="font-style: italic;"> </span><em>Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia always has his ear to the best sounds from around the globe-either new, or, newly dug up.&nbsp; And music journalist Althea Legaspi soaks up rock, pop and hip hop like a sponge. They recently sat down with <em>Eight Forty Eight’s</em> Alison Cuddy to talk about their favorites from 2011.</p></p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-21/hits-music-world-2011-95019 Global Notes: Indian chanteuse a precursor to disco and fusion http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-01/global-notes-indian-chanteuse-precursor-disco-and-fusion-87287 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-01/asha.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Asha Puthli, a successful Indian vocalist, has been dubbed the original Indian diva of jazz, soul and funk. Born and raised in Mumbai, she trained in Indian classical singing before moving to the U.S. in the 1970s to pursue jazz.&nbsp;</p><p>Asha's music has been called a cross between Raga and Aretha Franklin. Columbia Records impresario John Hammond discovered her upon her arrival to the United States.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_blank"><em>Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia introduces Jerome to the genre-jumping music of Indian vocalist, Asha Puthli.</p></p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-01/global-notes-indian-chanteuse-precursor-disco-and-fusion-87287