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Saturday, August 15, 2009
Gato Loco de Bajo
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Gato Loco is a NY-based band with three different incarnations. But all three play some variant of Afro-Cuban music filtered through an aggressively improvisational jazz lens, with classical and rock influences in the mix as well. The group recently released a debut CD, "Coconino," featuring its 12-piece psychotic-mambo-band look. Today (August 15) happens to be leader / sax player Stefan Zeniuk's birthday. So Gato Loco - in its "Low End" manifestation, a remarkably unique low frequency take on the music - will honor the occasion by playing live in our studios - before the big-band Gato Loco heads off to the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery on Wednesday August 18 for a more public celebration.
Gato Loco home: http://www.gatolocomusica.com
Gato Loco on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/gatoloconyc
Thanks to our illlustrious engineer Chris Stubbs!
This Week's Playlist:(* = new)
Super Negro Bantous:
One Day Suffer Go Finish
/ Super Negro Bantous
Nigerian guitar music heavily influenced by Congolese music ("Sweet Mother" by the late Prince Nico Mbarga is the most famous song of this type). Interestingly this music made it to Baranquilla, Colombia in the 70s and influenced the African-inspired champeta genre that emerged there - which has recently had a revival and is now influencing young Colombian bands. The worm turns...
/ Alick Macheso & Orchestra Mberikwazvo
Contemporary artists playing old-school Zimbabwean sungura guitar music - similar to the previous track, a genre influenced in the 70s and 80s by Congolese guitar dance band music.
Sat. 8/15/09 6:26pm
Miguel Almeida Deca:
You guys are on every week?
This recent selection of material, Wax Poetics, and now Noite e Dia, is just kick-ass. Never heard these people before.
Good stuff. I myslef listen to a lot of Manu Dibango and King Sunny Ade, but this stuf is fresh and strong. Also, I'm Portuguese.
Anyway, keep it comin' I'm lovin' it.
Sat. 8/15/09 6:26pm
hi Rob! GATO LOCO!!!!!!! i am sure that the kitties are going to LOVE them!
Sat. 8/15/09 6:34pm
Thanks Miguel! I don't always play so much dancefloor stuff, it varies, but glad you've been enjoying it...
Sun. 8/16/09 11:03pm
great show man