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The Tide Was Always High

80 minsFirst aired 15 Jul 2016This episode is unavailable. Why?

USC professor and critic Josh Kun digs in the jazz, mambo and funk crates to explore the influence of Latin-America on LA music.

Author, journalist and USC professor Josh Kun – whose work focuses on the music of the US-Mexico border, popular music, Los Angeles, and Jewish-American musical history – curates a radio show around his recent research for the Getty Foundation on the role of Latin-American musicians in the shaping of LA music. Expect deep-crate gems – from jazz and mambo to funk and folk – from this music aficionado, cultural critic and LA historian, following along the lines of his books like The Ballad of Tijuana: Music Across the California-Mexico Border (UC Press), Allá: Mexican Music in 21st Century America (Duke UP) and his recent To Live and Dine in L.A.: Menus and the Making of the Modern City (2015, Angel City Press).

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