February 25, 2009

Musica Exotica

Dave van Dijk, one of the pioneers on Dutch radio of black music in general and latin and african music in particular, has died yesterday. He had been ill for quite a while.

For a lot of music lovers in the Netherlands in the 1980s Dave's radio show "Musica Exotica" was the first introduction into new and exciting music styles. Although broadcast initially in the middle of the night (but always live!), the show soon gathered a loyal group of followers. Dave's expertise lay primarily in latin and salsa music, so he invited others to his show with knowledge of other music styles.

Dave was also responsible for a impressive series of live recordings.

To commemorate this radio legend I would like to share this lp from Côte D'Ivoire featuring one of Dave's favourite salsa artists, Monguito El Unico.

This one's for you, Dave.

Sacodis LS 48

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great lp, great post, great artist. I digitized my copy a few years ago. Sorry to hear about your friend.

Alexsam

avocado kid said...

thanks for the music - sorry it comes at the expense of your friend.

moos said...

condolences from the Global Groove.
Sweet LP by Monguito ! thanks.

jeanluc said...

Ah dat is Dave van Dijk? Goed om te zien. - He introduced me to Les Gypsies and I felt in love with that band... and compas, ...and Les Difficiles.

The programm Backline Tropical I loved as well. But later the VPRO stopped their activities and I had to turn over to belgian radio.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the lead vocals on this lp are by Melcochita, the AfroPeruvian singer and comedian.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the lead vocals on this lp are by Melcochita, the AfroPeruvian singer and comedian.

Thanks,

Alexsam

NGONI said...

La vida es limitada.

Con la música y la danza vivimos el instante,
es en ese momento, cuando conectamos con el universo,
el lugar de donde llegamos y donde volveremos.

Ummm que ritmo Monguito¡¡,
sigamos bailando¡

WrldServ said...

@Alexsam (anonymous): You are right. I had planned to post another Monguito album (but couldn't/can't find the cover).

I will post yet another Monguito lp later (very soon).

Anonymous said...

Link seems to be bad now (Dec 2011) unfortunately