Open End with Frosty

Aloha Got Soul’s Warm Waves

120 minsFirst aired 6 Mar 2019
Artwork by Jesse Moretti

Roger Bong brings Hawaiian spirit to Open End with a selection of rare cuts from the creative corners of the islands.

Get ready to shatter schlocky lei-strewn clichés of Hawaiian music. Roger Bong is dedicated to unveiling and preserving the progressive, multicultural sounds of Hawaii through his record label and creative platform Aloha Got Soul. He joins Frosty on this episode of Open End to showcase spirited sounds from the islands’ undercurrent. Bong brings us a mix of revelatory vibrations uncovered in his explorations; private-press soul, tropical funk, cosmic dub, modern electro, new age and more awaits. Frosty bookends the show with new tunes and reissues from around the globe, including a world premiere from Dexter Story (whose new album Bahir merges the Horn of Africa with the Los Angeles underground).

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