Muse-Tripper’s taking to the airwaves! I’ve settled back into my routine as a music major at UC Santa Cruz, and though I’ll physically be here for the next nine months or so, I’ll be mentally (and aurally) touring the world once a week as a DJ on KZSC. Each week I’ll pick a new geographic location and check out the local music scene there, with a tilt towards music that’s developed as a response to political, economic, or social conflict (because happy music gets old fast). The show happens every Monday from 2 PM to 4 PM, and you can listen online at KZSC’s website. This’ll go on for about nine weeks or so, unless the station collapses before that (it’s not exactly up to earthquake code).
The first show’s today, and the location, of course, is Palestine. With last summer’s trip fresh in my mind, I thought we’d dive into Palestinian hip hop, which has become a form of protest against the Israeli occupation. Some of these artists, like DAM, Shadia Mansour, and Lowkey have gotten really big and tour all around the world.
Live Stream! Tune in here! —> http://www.kzsc.org/listen/