Our September edition of Heavy Rotation features an African legend, an indie-folk orchestra from Portland, and a French band ready to catch on in America. But first, our panelists:
David Dye, host of WXPN's World Cafe
Anne Litt, a host on KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif.
Kevin Cole, program director at KEXP in Seattle
Matt Reilly, program director at KUTX in Austin
Carmel Holt, assistant music director at WFUV in New York
Jessi Whitten, music director of Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir
Ms. Florida, host of WEAA's Strictly Hip-Hop in Baltimore
Vicky Gregor, music director of KRCC in Southern Colorado
Kim Ruehl, blogger for FolkAlley.com
Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR Music producer
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— Ellis Ludwig-Leone.
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— Laura Veirs.
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— Typhoon's Kyle Morton.
Typhoon's Kyle Morton.
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— Amanda Shires.
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— Mulatu Astatke.
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— La Femme.
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— Scout Niblett.
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— David Ramirez.