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Music: October 2012 Archives

Incredible Comeback

Forty years back, a singer from Detroit by the name of Rodriguez released a pair of albums before slipping into obscurity. He is enjoying new found fame and our music columnist Errol Nazareth shared what he feels is one of the most incredible stories in music. Rodriguez is playing the Mod Club on College Street tonight and a documentary on him titled "Searching for Sugarman" is showing at the Varsity Cinema.
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International Lullabies for Kids

Our music columnist Errol Nazareth recommended four storybook-music CD sets for new parents on the show this morning: Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree: French Creole Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes; External Site Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes; External Site W is for Wapiti! - An Alphabet Songbook, External Site and Songs in the Shade of the Olive Tree: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from the Maghreb. External Site


Cumbia Beat

"Cumbia Beat: Experimental Guitar Driven Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966-1983" is a rollicking mix of cumbia, Cuban salsa, surf music and a lot of psychedelic rock. Just as the Tropicalismo movement began reshaping Brazilian music in the late 60s, the artists on this 2-CD compilation were revolutionizing Peruvian music at the same time. Our music columnist Errol Nazareth brought in a few samples this morning.
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