WBEZ | Owiny Sigoma Band http://www.wbez.org/tags/owiny-sigoma-band Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Radio M: Kenya gets funky and Miguel has the blues http://www.wbez.org/programs/radio-m/2013-05-03/radio-m-kenya-gets-funky-and-miguel-has-blues-106973 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mike.jpg" style="height: 377px; width: 300px; float: right;" title="&quot;King of the falsetto&quot; Miguel Aceves Mejia (courtsy: mariachi.com.mx)" />Last year around this time, listeners called into my other show on <strong>WBEZ</strong> called the<strong> Morning Shift</strong> for a Cinco de Mayo grito throw down. The grito is a part of Mexican ranchera music; a celebratory cry. It&#39;s roots lie in the <strong>Grito de Dolores</strong>, which according to legend, was uttered from the small town of&nbsp; Dolores, Mexico on September 16, 1810. It was the event that marked the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence.</div><p>One of the masters of the grito in my book is ranchera singer and film star<strong> Miguel &quot;king of the falsetto&quot; Aceves Mejia.</strong> His grito runs the gamut from mournful to hysterical and his singing has a bluesy feel.</p><p>I&#39;ll dip into some of Miguel&#39;s music and you can try your hand at the grito.</p><p>Crate digger extraordinaire Miles Cleret who founded Soundway Records, has another knock out release; this one focuses on Kenya. The just released<strong> Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970&#39;s &amp; 80&#39;s, </strong>pulls out rarities from the rumba and benga scene of the era. I could hardly keep still listening to this music.</p><p>And speaking of Kenya, the sophomore release by <strong>Owiny Sigoma Band</strong>&nbsp; avoids the second album curse of not being as good as the first.&nbsp; OWS&#39;s <strong>Power Punch</strong> is a rollicking fusion of east and west, with traditional Kenyan lyre music melding with UK electronica. The result is at times trance-like.<br /><br />Of course, what would a night of Radio M be without at least one cumbia from Colombia right?</p><p>So, grab a friend turn up Radio M and welcome the weekend with abandon.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Radio M Playlist;</p><p>9PM</p><p>1. The Hi-Lo&#39;s - You and the Night and the Music- The Best of the Hi-Lo&#39;s</p><p>2. Miguel Aceves Mejia- Tu Solo Tu- 25 Exitos</p><p>3. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou- Ecoutes Ma Melodie- Vol. 3:&nbsp; The Skeletal Essences of Voodoo Funk</p><p>4. Roong Petch Laem Sing- Kob Kanong Fon( Frogs Dancing in the Rain)- Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol. 2</p><p>5. Bassekou Kouyate &amp; Ngoni Ba- Ne Me Fatigue Pas- Jama Ko</p><p>6. Momo- Irmaos- Live at WBEZ</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>9:30 PM</p><p>1. Miguel Aceves Mejia- Cucurrucucu Paloma- Exitos de Miguel</p><p>2. Staff Benda Bilili- Marguerite- Tres Tres Fort</p><p>3. Lester Sterling- Afrikaan Beat- Studio One Scorcher</p><p>4. Quantic Presents Flowering Inferno- Cumbia Sobre- Dog with a Rope</p><p>5. Alunni Del Sole- Concerto- Bar Roma: Coffee with Italian Music, Please</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>10PM</p><p>1. Miguel Aceves Mejia- Corrido de Pancho Villa- Exitos de Miguel</p><p>2. Dieuf Dieul de Thies- Na Binta- Aw Sa Yone Vol.1</p><p>3. Hafusa Abasi, Slim Ali &amp; the Yahoos Band- Sina Raha- Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970&#39;s-80&#39;s</p><p>4. Owiny Sigoma Band- Johny Ra Ha- Power Punch</p><p>5. Institutio- Juntando Coco- Muaritsstadt Dub</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>10:30PM</p><p>1. Peter Giger&#39;s Family of Percussion &amp; Archie Shepp- Here Comes the Family- A Drum is a Woman</p><p>2. Esmeray- Ayrilike Olsa Bile- Istanbul &#39;70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics</p><p>3. Ananda Shankar- Dance Indra- Ananda Shankar</p><p>4. Miguel Aceves Mejia- Pescado Nadador- Viejos Amigos</p><p>5. Mucca Pazza- Tube Sock Tango- Safety Fifth</p><p>6. Nahid Ahktar- Mahkey Hain Yeh- Dekha Jaye Ga</p><p>7. John Berberian &amp; The Middle East Ensemble- Tranquility- Middle Eastern Rock</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 10:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/radio-m/2013-05-03/radio-m-kenya-gets-funky-and-miguel-has-blues-106973