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AfroRock with a Canadian twist, Joni Mitchell and the Royal Drummers of Burundi.

This week’s show opens by featuring a novel instrument called an Ngoni, which has been modernized to merge the traditional past into a modern future. The skills of “Ngoni Ba” will astound you.

Close in its heels comes “The Jungle Line” from Joni Mitchell, a most interesting piece of jazz superimposed on a “Royal Drummers of Burundi” field recording, immediately followed by one of her happier love songs which at least did OK on the Canadian charts.

Hanging out in the Shed

It’s almost that time of the week again, where for four hours, we open up the Shed doors and make as much noise as we can and enjoy every minute of it.
That’s from 11pm Eastern tonight, that’s 4pm Sunday in NZ and 4AM in the UK.
And to the Listeners from Ireland, party time!
It’s not that often I enjoy watching the all Blacks lose, but today is certainly an exception.
Chicago Cubs, you had 108 years to wait, and now that’s over, but Ireland, Ireland had to wait 111!
Records are indeed, made to be broken.

The Mosen Explosion's gone to the dogs. We tour The Seeing Eye.

It's the travelling Mosens back again for another extremely action-packed travelling edition of the travelling Mosen Explosion.
Remember, the clocks go back in North America tonight, so if you're in New Zealand or Australia and some other parts of the world, we start an hour later. If you're in Europe, we once again are on at the usual time of 7 PM UK. Boy how confusing.
This week, the Mosen Explosion comes to you from Fredericksburg Virginia, where we are seeing cool people, and Bonnie's cool horse. How cool is this!

It's the Groove Records Story this week on The Juke In The Back

In late 1953, RCA Victor launched a new subsidiary to focus on the Rhythm & Blues market, called Groove Records.  They intended for Groove to compete with the independent labels like Chess, Atlantic and Vee-Jay that were dominating the genre.  RCA treated Groove as an indie by setting up its own record distribution network, like an indie, ignoring the mighty distribution arm of RCA Victor.  That might have been the label’s downfall.

It's an All Loreena McKennitt Special this week on Come By The Hills!

As regular listeners will know by now, Come By The Hills is nothing if not eclectic in terms of how it defines Celtic music. I try every week to give you a range of styles, content and artists. However, this week, in honour of the fact that my husband and I will be attending a Loreena McKennitt concert this coming Tuesday, I've decided that this Sunday's show will be devoted to a look at the career and of course the music of that artist. Not only is she an excellent musician and businesswoman, but she has been an amazing ambasador for Canada throughout the world.

Magic and Mystery Abound this week on Come By The Hills!

Shell out! Shell out! There are witches in the air! It is the eve of All Hallows Eve, and on this night before the big night of costumes and candy, Come By The Hills will be exploring some of the deep Celtic roots of this frightening and fun festival. I'll be taking you into the world of elves and fairies, ghosts and witches, myth, magic and mystery, where the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest and strangeness abounds.

It’s Halloween in the Shed.

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the shed!
Oh yes, from 11pm tonight, that’s 3am in the UK, and 4pm here in New Zealand, the Halloween party begins.
The shed has completely transferred itself, with plenty of decorations, and food.
Four hours of music ahead, with a Halloween flavour, and plenty of talk in between.
Want to learn about some of New Zealand’s most haunted places? Tune in, and you will.
To interact with the show simply e-mail: anthony at mushroomfm dot com

The Mosen Explosion takes you on a journey

First, let me say this. "This". OK, having said that, let me say something else. "Something Else".

Now I also want to say that if you are in Europe or the UK, yes I am now making the distinction so I can start getting used to them being separate, the clocks go back this weekend, one week ahead of Eastern US time, which is Mushroom FM's official time zone. Because of that, the Mosen Explosion will start an hour earlier for you if your clocks go back this weekend.

It's not hot air! It's Bonair

It’s not hot air, but Bonair, Saturday 6:00 8:00 p.m. EST on mushroomfm.com and on all your fav music apps. It’s steamy in Phoenix where we are broadcasting from but nice and cool here with the ac. This week is a special show as one of my besties from childhood, Aimee Lewis, who traded the humidity of Florida for the hot desert heat will be co-hosting the show. Our significant others, john and Jonathan will probably chime in as well, so grab a cold drink and a fan and tune in for a trip down memory lane with lots of laughs and lyrics from the playlist.

Indo-Canadian Blues? Montreal Congolese Mardi Gras? Visits to Romania and Lebanon?

Everything in the title and more in yet another “Woofman’s World Music” tour, Monday, 9 PM Eastern. (Replay, Thursday, 10 AM).

What has become apparent during the short evolution of this show is the large number of very good Canadian musicians who now collaborate with others from around the world, joining forces to create whole new genres of “Canadian-born” world music. Thus, the “Canadian twist”.

The first two tracks come from Ellen McIlwain with her slide guitar and tablas. Two tunes. One funky blues, the other, meditation music that boogies!

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