Playing tracks by
MINYO CRUSADERS, HIBARI MISORA, TADAAKI MISAGO AND HIS TOKYO CUBAN BOYS, MONAURAL MINI PLUG, YASUBA JUN & AN CHANG PROJECT and more.
Lewis Robinson of the record label, Mais Um, has long championed Brazilian music. Luckily for us, he has looked to the east for his latest release, with the superb Minyo Crusaders, and their reworking of folk songs with Latin, African, Caribbean and Asian rhythms and styles. Lewis talks about his label and how he came across the band, plays a few other Japanese discoveries and favourites, such as Monaural Mini Plug, Yasuba Jun Anchang Project and Churashima Navigator. Meanwhile I play a few tracks that Mincru have cited as influences including minyo/ Latin inspired tracks from the 1950s and 60s by Hibari Misora and Tokyo Cuban Boys, and other recent takes on minyo. Full track listing http://www.farsidemusic.com/radio/290519_tracks.html