From the Isle of Music, May 8-June 3
Cubadisco 2017, Cuba's largest and most important music awards program (a combination of something like the GRAMMYs® and much, much more) takes place during May, and we'll be away from the studio listening to Cuba's best new recordings and doing new interviews. While we are doing that, our episodes for May will be a combination of new episodes and some of the best of early 2016 for the benefit of our many new listeners.
May 7-13 will be part 2 of our conversations with Cuban musicologist and producer Gloria Ochoa along with some killer Cuban Jazz.
May 13-20 is a special dedicated to some of Cuba's very best charanga orchestras. Bring your dancing shoes.
May 21-27 is a replay of an early 2016 episode with special guest Cuban Jazz singer Zule Guerra, but also some 1970s Cuban Rock.
May 28-June 3 is a replay of an early 2016 episode featuring members of Conjunto Chappottin, one of Cuba's most historically important conjuntos, as well as a mix of other Cuban music genres.
Four possibilities to listen via shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions with 100 kW, Sundays 1500-1600 UT on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesdays 0000-0100 UT on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Mondays 8-9 PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesdays 1900-2000 UT and Saturdays 1200-1300 on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Come June, we will begin to share the best of Cubadisco 2017 - new music, new interviews, and of course the best of Cuba's recordings from the past as well.
II. Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, Thursdays
Our musical mystery box with the rest of the planet including the US and just enough weird (including a few laughs now and then) to keep us from being confused with a generic World Music program. No gravitas for us! We don't tell you what's coming up each week because the surprises are half the fun and we mix things up anyway. Every Thursday from 2300 to 2330 UT on WBCQ the Planet, 7490 kHz
Promo graphics attached. Our next email won't be until the week of the 28th (William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer, Tilford Productions, LLC, May 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST)