Tonight we'll be hearing drum-driven dialogue between artists and cultures, from the Akiwowo train man of Nigeria to the edifice of the Waldorf Astoria, with genuine African percussions, ethnoforgeries, knowing appropriations, and earnest collaborations, as well as a wealth of percussion orchestras, big bands, and rumba outfits. It's a rhythmic hodge-podge of exotic and exoticist sounds, in other words: we're gonna give the drummer some.
On that note, it's time for WFMU's October hush-hush fundraiser. You're not going to hear too much about it on air, unlike the big one that comes later, but it's still a crucial time to help, if you can, keep this station lubricated and roaring down the tracks. As my esteemed colleague Gary, of Bodega Pop, said:
"If the shared cultural experience of mind-warping music radio curated by people with awe-inspiring collections and zero obligation to advertisers, corporations, or government agencies is something you care about, then show your love by pledging here, and ensure its continued existence on this planet – which, I hardly need to remind you, is your planet, too."