Tom Schnabel from KCRW shares some of the music from a new CD by a group that is updating bossa nova.
Tom Schnabel, from KCRW in Santa Monica, California, is our guest DJ today. He plays tracks from two African artists who died too soon. They are Zani Diabaté and Sory Kandia Kouyaté.
Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa and Jaques Morelenbaum have come together to release a new CD called "Alma."
Tom Schnabel's DJ pick for today is vintage music from Cotonou, Benin. It's music recorded in the 1960s and 70s that has never been released in the United States before. The 2-CD set is part of a series called AfroLatin.
Today's Global Hit takes us to Iran, but not contemporary Iran. We're going back to the 60s and 70s. TWO new compilation CDs of the era have come out this year. Music programmer for KCRW in Santa Monica, California, Tom Schnabel, dips into both of them.