November 2nd: All Souls Day and the conclusion of Mexico’s Diá de los Muertos commemoration. And, there’s a full moon tonight! This week’s World of Music digs deep to unearth an other-worldly mix of spirited sounds for the season.
We’ll hear from Lila Downs, a native of Oaxaca, Mexico – her La Llorona tells the traditional folk tale of the “weeping woman” who haunts the banks of the river where she drowned her children. Fela Kuti’s Zombie, Tony Trischka’s Leatherwing Bat, and El Esqueleto del Terror (“The Skeleton of Terror”) will all make appearances along with a grooving mix of voudou drums and chants from Haitian and Creole origins.
World of Music is a haunting blend of blues, jazz, poetry, and world music every Monday on the Radiator, 3-5pm ET. Online, or at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT.
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