BRINGING YOU SOME FUN MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD, THE HOUR OF MUSIC MUSIC HOUR, FOCUSES ON TRADITIONAL FORMS OF MUSIC AND THEIR SPLINTERING OFFS INTO MORE POPULAR IDIOMS. YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR MANY RECORDINGS MADE BEFORE THE SECOND WORLD WAR ON 78 RPM SHELLAC. A LOT OF MUSIC PRESENTED WAS RECORDED IN AFRICA, CENTRAL ASIA, THE CARIBBEANS, AS WELL SOME AMERICAN FIDDLING AND FOLK-BLUES WILL SURFACE ON THESE EPISODES. I SPENT THE LAST 20 YEARS DIGGING THROUGH CRATES OF OLD LPS, CDS, AND 78 RPMS. THE SHOW BASICALLY GIVES A SAMPLE OF SOME OF THE TRACKS I FOUND DIGGING OVER THE LAST 20 ODD YEARS AND LIKED MOST.
Mark Van Yetter, (*1978, Pennsylvania) Mark Van Yetter is an American artist and co-founder of the exhibition space Marquise Dance Hall. His paintings have been presented internationally for over a decade. He is also an avid collector of recordings of vernacular music and is currently working on an anthology compilation of recording made in central Africa in the 1950’s as well as one of female Turkish pop singles from the 60’s and 70’s.