Mar 10

Pop World Cup – Radio Roundup 8

Pop World Cup Podcast2 comments • 258 views

Special DPRK adjutant liaison Mark Sinker again joins Peter Baran and Roger Bozack in PWC2010’s luxurious control suite, this time for some surprising results from the Group H matches between Switzerland and Spain and Chile and Honduras. Juniper Moon, Touch El Arab, Banda Blanca and Kudai all take the pitch. The closing song is “Ella Quiere Ron” by Omar La Chercha.

Produced by Elisha Sessions.


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    Jonathan Bogart on 15 Mar 2010 #

    The cheerful mispronunciation of every Spanish word is a minor peeve; I’m sure anyone who speaks any of the other languages in play winces just as much. But Honduras stealing from Africa? This cannot stand.

    If Honduras (and punta rock in general) is stealing from anyone, they are stealing from Cuba. Cuban music for the past two hundred years has been least three quarters African; and West and Central African pop of the past fifty years has been explicitly indebted to Cuban forms. Honduras, as befits a nation with a Caribbean coast, has a minor but musically influential population of African descent, and punta rock is (thirty years after it originated in Belize) now simply the music of the western Central American coast. I certainly heard it in Guatemala in the early 90s, and I wasn’t particularly paying attention.

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    Jonathan Bogart on 15 Mar 2010 #

    Er, imagine the above spoken in the voice of Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons.

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