Friday, December 18, 2009

HHSOPB in style: October 18

One of our finest shows yet minus the 15 min of static at the end. This episode feature hip hop outta France Italy Haiti Tanzania Canada Spain and Cameroon.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pan African Hour: Best Compilations from 2000-2009

Aired on Dec 2 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
The end of the first decade of the 21st century is at hand. This decade saw the release of some killer African music compilations. DJ Baba Ram Dass and DJ Be Here Now go over the top ten compilations, as well as awarding some honorable mentions. Pretty much all of the music is from the 70's, that glorious decade when African funk reigned supreme and cheesy synths and the "World Music" market had not yet corrupted African perfection. This is some of the greatest music ever, and perhaps our best show yet. Also, the blogging of this show marks the point where our blogs become contemporary to the shows being produced. From here on out we'll try to have a weekly update.

Pan African Hour: You Say Party, We Say Dice

Aired Nov 25 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
A bourgeois cocktail party is interrupted by two dice wielding rude boys, who cut off the lounge jazz and insist on randomly selecting music from 6 CDs by dice rolls. Its the return! As the party becomes more and more intense with African grooves, people start getting out of control, and a bunch of kids start cheering after every track and bring a lion to the festivities...

Pan African Hour: Alien Encounters in Southern Africa

Aired on Nov 18 2009 on CJLO
When two alien groups (the Swamp Sex Robots and the Zardozians) take over CJLO, they play music from Mozambique, Malawi and Angola, all the while proclaiming rulership over Earth and the culinary delights of human...flesh!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Pan African Hour: C is for Caribbean and Columbia

Aired on Nov 11 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
This episode is brought to you by the letter C, which stands for Caribbean, Columbia, calypso and cabbages. Crazy...

Pan African Hour: Cuba and Puerto Rico

Aired on Nov 4 2009
The Caribbean contains many styles of music. This episode of the PAH looks at Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Pan African Hour: Brazil

Aired on Oct 28 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
All types of music from Brazil, from old school Tropicalia to contemporary electro experimentalism.

Pan African Hour: Peru

Aired on Oct 21 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
Music from Peru, specifically, Afro-Peruvian music, but also a bit of 60's and 70's Peruvian psychedelic rock. Features music from one of our favorite contemporary groups, Novalima.

Pan African Hour: Ring Around West Africa Part 2

Aired on Oct 14 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
Our favorite DJs move in a ring around West Africa, staring in Cameroon, moving along the coast, turning inward at Mauritania, and finishing in Burkina Faso.

Pan African Hour: Musical Styles of Jamaica

Aired on Oct 7 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
A comprehensive look at post-mento musical styles in Jamaica. Special guest DJ Rankin' B (Hip-Hop Spread on the World Bread) delivers exacting knowledge on the subject, and chaos reigns in the music studio when four of our friends show up and do rasta chants with us.

Pan African Hour: African Hip-Hop

Aired on Sept 30 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
In collaboration with DJ Rankin' B and DJ Wot!? from Edmonton, the PAH brings you hippity hip-hop you don't stop from Africa. DJ Rankin' B represents for Hip-Hop Spread on the World Bread, our blogspot compadres from CJSR (Edmonton).

Pan African Hour: Mali

Aired on Sept 23 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
Music from Mali, a country with a diverse and flourishing musical scene.

Pan African Hour: From Ska to Dub

Aired on Sept 16 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
Learn a bit about Jamaican music, from ska in the 60's to dub in the 70's.

Pan African Hour: DJ Doo Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Doo's Favorite Picks

Aired on Sept 9 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
Flying solo, DJ Doo Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Doo gives us an eclectic show, from afro-beat to ska.

Pan African Hour: Montreal Summer Festivals 2009

Aired on July 22 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
Two festivals that occur every summer in Montreal which feature African music are the Montreal Jazz Festival and, of course, Nuits D'Afrique. Check out some of our favorite acts featured in one of these festivals in the 2009 summer.

Pan African Hour: Reggae

Aired on July 15 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
Check out Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, and Mikey Dread. DJ Kool Merc shows off his latest vinyl acquisitions which he discovered in New York. Special guest DJ Chaos-tal.

Pan African Hour: Dance!

Aired on June 10 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
African dance music! No talk spots, just pure grooving the whole show through.

Pan African Hour: Return of Lucadon!

Behold the rampage of the Lucadon! One of the original hosts of the West African Hour, Lucadon appears here on its successor show, the Pan African Hour. With Driijkodactyl and Stefanosaurus Rex, carnage spreads across Montreal.

Pan African Hour: Eastern West Africa vs Western West Africa Part 2

Aired on May 27 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
The game of dice continues as Eastern West Africa and Western West Africa do battle for supremacy. Check out the exciting conclusion!

Pan African Hour: Eastern West Africa vs Western West Africa

DJ Gates McFadden represents Western West Africa and DJ Finnaeus Ginch represents Eastern West Africa. Who shall prevail? Find out over a game of dice, where chance is the only determinant.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pan African Hour: Nuits D'Afrique 2009

Aired on May 13 2009 on CJLO (Montreal)
Nuits D'Afrique (African Nights) is a festival that goes on every summer in Montreal which brings in musicians from the African Continent and the Diaspora, as well as local musicians involved in African music. In anticipation of its 23rd year we play tracks from some of the compilations representing previous years.

Pan African Hour: Southern Africa

Aired on May 6 2009 on CJLO
Check out music from South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, and Zambia.

Eat My Country- Black Cowboy Music

Eat My Country Nov 16 2009
Black cowboy music, worksongs, prison songs and Alan Lomax anthologies.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

(Insert funny title here)

This one's about Madagascar, a place we've never been...

Ring Around West Africa, with Dj Sasparilla going lone wolf. With special guests Tom Waits and Morrisey

More cuba

From Zambia to Ethiopia

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

So much fun...

Here's an episode from March 25th, 2009. Featuring Brazilian music with special guests Terry and Deaner. Where the fuck is Tron! (Fubar, 'sayin'?)

Yet another episode on Mali. Mali Fest!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

World Series of Dice

So here are two more dice episodes. This time the beef is between the West Coast and the East Coast. So watch out or you might get shot. So heated we needed two episodes.March 11, 2009.

The continuation. Who's gonna win?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spend a little time with your PAH

February 25th episode. Return of the Dice, this time with more success- Mali Vs. Jamaica, what can go wrong?

An episode about North Africa. From Morocco to Upper Egypt, it's pretty darn good. Except for cornbread's stuffed nose.

Monday, November 16, 2009

HHSOPB with Jam

This show was aired Sept.20, tracks outta Phillipines, Brazil, Ukraine, London, Tanzania and good ol' Canada.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MORE Pan African Hour...2009 begins

Here's an episode from January 28, 2009. It's our first dice show! Roll them bones- sometimes you get burned (in this case most of the time...), sometime it pays off, but it's always wacky!

Another episode, focusing on music from Kenya and Tanzania. East Coast!

This episode focuses on the DRC. From "Tribal Music" to the Rumba

HHSOPBread kicks it again! Oct.13

The return of Rankin' B...alongside Dj Spooky Luke spinnin' mad world wax from Mexico, South Korea, Senegal, Mali, Togo as well as some Tanzanian Bongo Flava!

Hip Hop Spread On Planet Bread: Brazilian Wax

Another Episode of HHSOPB featuring DJ Spooky Luke kickin it Lone Wolf Stlyee!
This episode profiles hot raps outta Brazil

Monday, November 9, 2009

The First and Second Episodes of Eat My Country- Death N' Dyin' & Ramblin'

Here they are folks, Alberta Bertha's big radio debut! This first episode is from November 2nd, 2009 and is all about Death and Dyin' (but don't be sad)

2nd episode. This time focusing on Ramblin', movin', and gettin' gone generally. With special guest Little Orphan Andy! Oh yeah, and Edmund-Chuck is there too...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The First Episodes of the Pan African Hour!

Yeah, I know, same old jokers, different name, that's actually almost the same and is just as lame. But now we can make jokes about your PAH, get it? Plus we can play whatevah we want, so get off our backs!
Here's the first of the PAH's. Pay no attention to the stumbles over the catch-phrases, we're just trying to seem genuine... November 19, 2008, all about the Caribbean

This one's all about North Africa. From November 26th, 2008

This one returns to roots. It's all about West Africa (so soon after we switch to 'Pan' we come back home)- good times

A split focus show: Mbira music (or for all y'all who don't know, thumb-harp/thumb-piano) from Central and Southern Africa; and Portuguese Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, etc. Yes yes!

Friday, November 6, 2009

First Episode/Demo of Hip Hop Spread On Planet Bread!

The First Show we used to get on at CJSR, Hope it gets you off!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Last Three Episodes of the West African Hour

Here's an episode from November 5th, 2008. Again moving away from 'West Africa' (you can see why we change the name), it focuses on Angolan and Southern African music.

Here's an episode featuring music of Mali and the Congo region

The last episode of the West African Hour! This is a spotlight on the music of Nigeria (goin out West coast, yo) featuring five styles from Highlife to Afrobeat

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More West African Hour

Here are a few more episodes of the West African Hour.
This episode highlights the influences of American music on the music of West Africa. All types of crazy styles!

This episode features the music of Mauritania, highlighting the Islamic influence. Check the Doors guitar halfway through

One of our first forays beyond the confines of West Africa. This episode features music of Ethiopia off the Ethiopiques collection cause it's bangin!

This episode focuses on Mali and Guinea, the roots of the West African Hour. Highlighting Djeli music and Dance Bands- crazy combo, but Trust Me!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Still West African Hour, but not so Spooky

So now it's the regular hosts of many aliases. This episode is all psychedelic. Put on your poncho and kick off your sandals and just feel it, man!

Another episode. Featuring superstars (at least as we see them) from Senegal and Nigeria

The Last Two Episodes of the West African Hour with Spooky Luke

Episode 8: This features African Hip Hop, mostly coming from Spooky Luke's tape collection, assembled while in Mali

Episode 9: Last one with Luca, all about the Kora (watch out, it 'looks like a penanis)

Monday, October 26, 2009

More West African Hour

Fourth Episode of the West African Hour: Festival Nuits D'Afrique

Fifth Episode: Oumou Sangare

Sixth Episode: Burkina Faso and Tinariwen

Seventh Episode: Cape Verde

First Episodes of the West African Hour!

Here's what came before the Pan African Hour- The West African Hour! More of a strict mandate, more Spooky Luke (later of Planet Hip hop fame). First Episode- Malian Superstars!

Second Episode: Nigerian Juju!

Third Episode: Fela Kuti!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Eat My Country-Death N' Dying

Here's the first episode of Eat My Country, with our own Alberta Bertha.

A new blog....

So here's the radio show again, cause we got kicked off before and I don't know why.
June 10, 2009, Pan African Hour, on It's a dance show, so y'all should, you know, dance!