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As fragrant as a Flower!

As fragrant as a Flower!

Hey Hey youse beautiful beings! I hope you are feelin’ as IRIE as I and I am. The summer solstice is near and the sun’s fiery, lovely light will shine upon some of us in the northern hemisphere and stand still. WOWZERS! I know at least in Bellingham, Washington I already hear the sweet chirps of fowl welcoming the first glimpse of rays at 343in the glorious morning and the light slowly vanishes into the Northern Sound around 10 pm. I nearly caught the sunset’s tail, but it eludes me till the morrow. I’m sure I’ll catch it one day. I can’t wait!! Here’s a summery mix that has a lotta of irie sour diesel vibrations through it. May you shine brighter than the SUN and Catch his TAIL!

https://jasperjonesradio.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/summer-solstice-2013.mp3 <<<– LEfty clicky to melt into yer lawn chair being baked in the sun or RiGhty Clicky to keep floatin on and on and on.

2) Just Leave It to Me – Debutantes 00:33
3) This Generation – The Lions feat Malik Moore & Black Shakespeare 02:44
4) Sundialing – Caribou 06:30
5) Keleya – Moussa Doumbia 10:56
6) Kaya Version – Bob Marley & The Wailers 17:25
7) Lying In The Sun – Kouskik 20:01
8) Milk and Honey – Dennis Alcapone 23:32
9) Pegion Rock – Sister Nancy 26:13
10) No Agreement, Pt. 2 – Fela Kuti 29:33
11) Estimated Prophet – Burning Spear 37:14
12) I’ll Be Around – Gregory Isaacs 43:54
13) One Thousand Swords – Augustus Pablo 47:00
14) No/Where – Garages 49:00
15) Ekassa 34 – Victor Uwaifo 51:52
16) Worldwide Love – Dennis Alcapone 58:28
17) Mirrors – the Comettes 01:01:37

Antibalas Dirty Money


If you haven’t checked out the afrobeat highlife band Antibalas, this video is a good place to start. They follow in the funky Nigerian brass shoes of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who doesn’t mind stomping and dancing on the toes of the oppressors. Antibalas new album ,by the same name, is so dope and thick with the funk that it will allow you to shake yer hips while you hold yer picketing sign condemning the injustices of the world that is fueled by greed. Get ready to wash yer hands after some DIRTY MONEY!



In celebration of black history month I wanted to bring a mix starting from our ROOTS, not necessarily Kunta Kintie, but dear Mother Afrika, where we all originated from. This mix contains everything from Afrikan inspired Music from Mali, Nigerian Highlife Funk, Afrikan psychedelia, the Singer Akon's father Mor Thiam, Ethiopian spirituals, And of course the original Black President, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. So grab a Djembe and beat your drum with the Spirit of the Ancient Ancestors of Afrika. WARNING: Headphone users beware around the 25 min mark Ayo Ayo Nene there’s some original ear piercing feedback I could not get rid of.

“When the music changes, so does the dance” – Afrikan Proverb

1) Weapon Conflict – Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
2) Aki Special – Prince Nico Mbarga
3) Zulu Nation Throwdown – Afrika Bambataa
4) Dododo ((Ekassa No. 1)) – Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Mae
5) Ayo Ayo Nene – Mor Thiam
6) Chicago Falcon – The Budos Band
7) Phantom Of The Panther – Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics
8) Hand Tan – Toubab Krewe
9) Zombie – Fela Anikulapo Kuti
10) Metche Dershe (When Am I Going To Reach There) Mulatu Astatke
11) Asmarina – Mulatu Astatke
12) Chant To Mother Earth – Bio
13) Ruby РAli Farka Tour̩ & Toumani Diabat̩