Tag Archives: King Sunny Ade

El Sonido: Primavera Sound

This week in El Sonido, I’ve got a video round-up and mixtape preview of Primavera Sound 2017. First though, a quick recap of my favorite things from last year. Hands down I have to say my favorite performance from 2016’s edition of Primavera was PJ Harvey. I’ve been a super fan since the early 90s,Read more…

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Tonight, bid Jon Kertzer adieu as he departs The Best Ambiance

Tonight KEXP bids farewell to one of our founding fathers. Thirty years ago, Jon Kertzer was hired as the station manager of KCMU (as we were known then) and over the next several years founded our continuing programs Audioasis (1982), our Northwest music show, The Best Ambiance (1984), focusing on music from the continent ofRead more…

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Live Video: The Best Ambiance 25th Anniversary with King Sunny Ade

The Best Ambiance, KEXP’s African music show on Monday nights, is continuing its long run into its 25th this year, and host Jon Kertzer celebrated the anniversary with one of the artists who started it all for him, King Sunny Ade. The Chairman, as he is known, is now in his sixties but continues toRead more…

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The Best Ambiance 25th Anniversary: Interview with Jon Kertzer

interview by Ken Frye The special 25th Anniversary of The Best Ambiance at the Triple Door in Seattle, tonight, June 29th: featuring King Sunny Ade and the African Beats, in their first Seattle appearance in eight years, and the first performance in Seattle by the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International. Two shows at 7PM andRead more…

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