From the Isle of Music, Week of April 9-15, 2017

From the Isle of Music, Week of April 9-15, 2017
This week, special guest Pablo Menéndez, former member of GESI and current leader of Mezcla, returns to discuss Mezcla (in English), one of Cuba’s most important Fusion ensembles. We also listen to music by other former GESI members such as Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés and Emiliano Salvador.
Four opportunities to listen via shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, April 13, 2017
Episode 7 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, a  semi-clandestine musical variety program that features genres from A-Z, will air on WBCQ the Planet, 7490 KHz, Thursday, April 13 from 2300-2330 UTC (7:00pm-7:30pm EDT in the Americas). Brought to you by Tilford Productions, which also brings you From the Isle of Music.
(It isn’t showing on the WBCQ website yet, but it’ll be on.)
Uncle Bill seldom admits what he’s up to,  but with both Easter and Passover coming, it’s a safe bet that there will be a least a little something related to those.   Whether it  will be normal or weird is what is hard to predict.

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About Bill Tilford

Bill has been a shortwave listener since the 1960s, a program host and producer for the past several years, and he currently produces and hosts From the Isle of Music, Uncle Bill's Melting Pot and WBCQ Concert Hall in addition to curating the Radio Angela block of entertainment programs on that station and periodic collaborative specials with other stations. He also writes about Cuban music including on the website and is active in the music industry as a producer and liner notes writer.

2 thoughts on “From the Isle of Music, Week of April 9-15, 2017

  1. Pete

    Another quality show, Uncle Bill. This one especially appealed to me as I’ve been a ska’ fan in the ’80’s and again in the mid/late-90’s. I’ve had Slim Galliard’s, “Matzo Balls, Gefilte Fish” stuck in my head since Thursday’s show. What was the name of the second Slim Galliard (?) song? Chicken Rhythm?

    1. Uncle Bill

      Thank you Pete. Chicken Rhythm indeed, there were a few different versions of that, and you might even see it pop up as The Dirty Rooster now and then as a consequence.
      Yes, Slim had a knack for making earworms before anyone had coined the phrase…….
      Hope you enjoy what’s coming in future weeks.
      –Uncle Bill


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