World Music

DJ Mermaid digs through the music and artists coming to us out of the Wonderwheel record label. Wonderwheel was founded by DJ/producer/remixer Nickodemus and is based out of Brooklyn, NYC. Wonderwheel Recordings identifies their sound as "rooted in the eclectic dancefloor sounds of the globe".

Global dance and tropicalia tracks from artists like The Brooklyn Gypsies, Jeremy Sole, Populous, Rodrigo Gallardo & Nikola Cruz, and much more.

What originally started out as a "Protest Songs" theme, morphed into a "Songs Against the System" theme, until it finally bloomed into a theme of "Patterns of Oppression". Tonight's show highlights some of the music that gave voice to those within the struggle, and those who stood up against it. These songs were written and performed during various events (past and current) in world history such as the Apartheid, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Tulsa Race Riots, and much more.

Kepano Carvalho

"Nā Kani o ka ʻĀina" literally translates to "The Sounds of the Land", but metaphorically alludes to the many melodic and harmonic voices that have come out of Hawaiian music. Much like the multitudes of sounds in nature, such are the voices of this land. Throughout the generations a wide variety of Hawaiian music has been produced - from ancient chants to the modern contemporary mele of today. DJ Mermaid explores the different sounds and styles of Hawaiian music on tonight's edition of Bridging the Gap.

DJ Mermaid comes back to us from a week in Aotearoa (New Zealand) full of mahalo for the tangata whenua (peope of the land) that hosted her so well. Tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap honors the people, places, and language of Aotearoa through the waiata (songs) that the whanau (family) shared with her, along with other music she heard during her time there.

For tonight's Bridging the Gap, Harrison Patino explores some of the most exciting new releases in indie, folk, world, punk and much more. All new music from across the musical spectrum.

Harry B. Soria Jr., Territorial Airwaves

This year the Territorial Airwaves program turns 40 years old. Hosted by Harry B. Soria Jr., Territorial Airwaves is the longest continuously running Hawaiian music radio show in Hawaiʻi, and the longest running Hawaiian radio show in the world. DJ Mermaid pays tribute to Harry B. and Territorial Airwaves tonight by digging through her personal archives of mele Hawaiʻi and pairing them with stories learned from listening to Territorial Airwaves.

Matthew Diomataris

For tonight's Bridging the Gap, DJ Harrison Patino fills in for DJ Mr. Nick - eschewing genre and categoritzation to jump from one end of the musical map to the other. Expect lots of indie, world, folk - and everything in between.

Dan Clarke Photography
Dan Clarke Photography

Taking a global hop for this session of Bridging the Gap, and running through a lot of the World Music that’s been building up, as well as a few favorites.

Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid explores a small slice of world music, along with tracks that are influenced or utilize foreign sounds. Tonight's first hour is more upbeat, with latin-inspired tracks and remixes. The second hour winds down with a mixture of Maori and Japanese music. There's even some Ukranian music in there somewhere! Tune in and take a quick trip around the world.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño mixes together a set of indie rock and world music for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Tonight's show is a companion to last night's world music focused show. But instead of keeping it mellow, i'm letting the pot overflow into a Friday night party. Expect swirling sitars, big brass, swinging samba and more.

Jordi Puig
Jordi Puig

Shaping tonight's show to be mellow, but with a distinctly global feel. That means some sitar driven downtempo, modern bolero, and so much more.

Putting together a show of (almost) all world music for this Wednesday night. Expect music from India to Africa... from tango to calypso... and everything else in between.

Picking out a mixed bag of music tonight to sail us into the weekend... everything from Garage Rock, to Congolese Rhumba.

Tonight's show is going to be a World Music 2 for 2.  I'm going to play two songs from either a country or style, and then jump to a diffrent one... all while trying to string them together somehow. (The things we as DJs do to amuse and/or challenge ourselves).  

Full Disclosure...  This show has nothing to cats in kimono, it was just a really cute picture.  But the show will have some Japanese music, and will be filled with World Music in general.