For Black History Month, KEXP asked our specialty show DJs to pick an outstanding African American artist in their genre. DJ Chilly, host of El Sonido on KEXP, recommends the "Queen of Salsa," Celia Cruz.
Born Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad in 1925, this Afro-Cuban superstar wisely went by the name Celia Cruz. She's been crowned "The Queen of Latin Music" for helping pioneer the genre of salsa in the 20th century. Over seventy albums, seven Grammys awards and countless other honors and collaborations attest to the legacy and influence of this charismatic performer known to shout "¡Azúcar! during her live shows.
Lalin St. Juste discusses embracing afro-futurism, finding inspiration from Maya Angelou, and finding her own voice through music.
In celebration of Black History Month, KEXP spoke with soulful Seattle singer/songwriter Tiffany Wilson about what "Black History Month" means to her, and the continued relevance of Nina Simone.
By way of Mexico City, and now living in New York City, Aldo Villegas, a.k.a. Bocafloja, stopped by the KEXP studios for a live in-studio. Rapping in his native Spanish, Bocafloja displayed flows and styles that, even to those ignorant to the language, are filled with tremendous cadences and infl...
For the rest of the year, we'll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Tune in on Thursday, December 19th for KEXP's One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners.