Manuel Galban, legendary Cuban guitarist and last surviving member of Los Zafiros, passed away last Friday at the age of 80. Tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC remembers his work as leader of Los Zafiros and contributing member of the Buena Vista Social Club. Tune in 10 to midnight, 89.3 Chapel Hill.
Today on Hell or High Water (1-2PM): We pay tribute to Mount Airy fiddler Benton Flippen, a true North Carolina musical legend, who passed away on June 28 at the age of 90. RIP, Benton. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBqVzOhHp7Y
Tim Carless hosts tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC on art rocker Kate Bush, one of England's most prolific singer-songwriters. Her career began in the 1970s public houses of London and has since graced radio, stage and screen. Nine to midnight on WXYC Chapel Hill, 89.3.
Tonight on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC, The Jazz Loft Project researcher Dan Partridge hosts a show dedicated to recordings from a phenomenal effort to catalog Eugene Smith’s photographic and audio documentation of a jazz collective in NYC's flower district. Rarely heard tracks and interviews with loft artists are just a few of the gems promised in tonight’s show, 9 to midnight!
This evening on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC , veteran DJ and The Jazz Loft Project research associate Dan Partridge hosts a show dedicated to recordings from the project, a phenomenal effort to catalog and share seven years’ worth of W. Eugene Smith’s photographic and audio documentary work, which includes miles of tape on atmospheric street scenes, after-hours banter and pick-up sessions featuring such greats as Thelonious Monk and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Tonight on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC, Nanci O Is Hip Hop hosts a birthday tribute to the late Tupac Shakur and explores the relevance of street rappers in the current economic climate on Episode 83 of 'Where Is Hip Hop" with Randy Roper, music editor of Ozone magazine. Tune in, 9 to midnight, for obscure hip hop and more, straight from the vaults of Nanci O on WXYC!