Show Notes: Hiphop's
impact is being felt the world over. Reflected
in the culture of another place, the music
is being transformed into unique expressions
and world views. From Spain to Senegal, New
Zealand to Mexico, the result is energetic,
engaging, and danceable. Today's show surveyed
some of the world's best, a
far cry from commercial American hiphop.
For more info and some mp3s, see these sites: African
Hiphop (note the article on government
efforts to ban hiphop in D.R. Congo), Polish
Hiphop (in French).
Our cover song of the week # was Miriam Makeba's version
of the Brazilian classic "Mas Que Nada." And I couldn't help giving
another spin this week to Lila Downs' retooling