Módulo Lunar

2022-04-02T13:46:33-04:00

Módulo Lunar // The Lunar Module is a monthly program hosted by Luis Luna, producer, host and organizer at the Working Families Party. Luis was born in Quito, Ecuador. From an early age grew up undocumented. This show is a platform for diverse Latinx music from across the American Continent including the U.S. This drapes as the acoustic stage to discuss and elevate social justice issues and themes of collective liberation. Luis brings activists, organizers and members of the community from across Connecticut and the U.S. to amplify our collective struggle. Resilience Behind the Walls is a radio collaboration between Melting the ICE // Derritiendo el Hielo radio project ...

El Bailarín del Mambo

2022-04-02T13:47:13-04:00

El Bailarín del Mambo with Frank Delgado plays indigenous mambo, son, guaguanco, plena, bomba, guajira and son montuno salsa. This music is indigenous to the Greater Antilles Islands. Mambo often called Salsa is primarily Cuban son, a fusion of Spanish Cancion combined with African infused percussion merged with North American music genres such as Jazz, Rock, R&B and Funk. Mambo is a Latin dance that has evolved from the original Danzon since the music of the same name became popular. Check out “El Bailarín del Mambo” playing the indigenous sounds on WPKN, and take a look at some of the mambo steps using the YouTube link above. I’ve been collecting music in this genre for more than 50 years, ...

Jazz – 100 Years of Mingus

2022-04-09T15:05:45-04:00

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of Louisiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in European harmony and African rhythmic rituals. Charles Mingus, Jr. Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer, and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered ...

My Balagan

2022-03-02T06:57:27-05:00

My Balagan with Kevin Gallagher is heavy on the ’60s & ’70s, new artists, Boogie Blues, Blues-Rock, Alt-country, Folk, Funk, Acid Jazz, World Music and Latin Jazz. Drop-in every other Monday 4-7 pm for musical meanderings with Kevin Gallagher. He’ll drop the bucket down WPKN’s musical well and see what he drags up. “I know where things will start out, but I’m never quite sure where we’ll end up. It’s all about playing any kind of music that fires me up, with the occasional Interview thrown in”. -Kevin On My Balagan, Kevin talks with Musicians, pundits, and activists. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud ...

The Jazz Sound

2022-03-01T19:08:33-05:00

The Jazz Sound is hosted by Rick Petrone who plays mostly Jazz recordings from the ’40s to the present. He also presents interviews with Jazz Artists. A professional musician for 50+ years, Petrone was in charge of Stamford station WJAZ 96.7 from 1980-92. It was a 24/7 Commercial jazz station with all programming by Petrone. Today, Petrone can be heard from every Monday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm. Rick Petrone is a bassist who has been active in jazz since the 1960s. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

La Esquina Latina

2022-01-31T07:54:14-05:00

La Esquina Latina - with Luis “Lou” Pomales and Edwin Muñiz La Esquina Latina (LEL) humbly began in 1974 with the sole purpose of bringing the Latino culture into the homes of WPKN’s listening audience, regardless of ethnicity or language spoken. Presented in English and the occasional Spanish, LEL focuses on the cultural significance of the lyrics, the syncopated rhythms, and the melodic runs of the Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban song, including Latin Jazz and other indigenous Latin American influences. More importantly, it has always been about the music and not the person behind the microphone. This is so important! Projecting a social and time-honored cultural consciousness has always ...

My Other Music (MOM)

2021-12-26T15:07:54-05:00

My Other Music (MOM) with Joseph Celli is a wide-ranging interest in Western classical, R&B, experimental & avant-garde, Cajun, Latin, and the whole history of American Jazz. YES! The whole history from early 20th century to new explorations in improvisation. Joseph Celli is an American musician and composer specializing in contemporary and improvised music for oboe and English horn. In addition, he plays the Yamaha WX7 MIDI breath controller, as well as double reed instruments from several Asian cultures, including the Korean hojok and piri, and the Indian mukha vina. His early training was as a jazz saxophonist which allowed him to work his way through ...

ReHumanize Yourself Radio

2021-09-16T16:11:57-04:00

ReHumanize Yourself Radio with host Herman Olivera III celebrates music, and optimizes the listener's experience through interviews from various noted guests and shared tips geared towards uplifting the mind, body and spirit. I look forward to continuing to serve the WPKN community and beyond. Thank you in advance for taking this journey with me. My greatest passion in life has always been music. Most kids had toys on their Christmas lists, but I would ask Santa for vinyl records and cassettes. You see as a child I was raised on radio because we always had one on in the house or playing in the car. As ...

Band Central Radio

2021-09-04T17:02:37-04:00

Rob Fried hosts the Band Central Radio (formerly Band Together Radio) show on WPKN, on the 4th Monday of the month, 12 Noon to 1 PM with talk, music, & interviews with special guests. Rob Fried is the Founder and Executive Director of Connecticut based music charity organization, Band Central with a mantra to show up, get down and do good. Learn more about his activities on his website. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

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