This episode of GRR is a deep exploration of folk traditions and their evolution into contemporary global beats, from the 1950s til present day. Deep cuts, archival compilations, and new releases that share stories of joy, spring, and dance through a common thread of roots music. You can expect to hear Moroccan inspired noise-dub, Surinamese power funk, electric Luk Thung grooves from North-East Thailand, anti-colonial anthems from the Congo, classical Indian-infused house music, and more.
New Music Drops is a monthly series on T&E where we share some of our favorite new releases from this year in rock, pop, metal, punk, hip-hop, and global. In the March installment, you'll find some aggressive J-core, instrumental Houston hip hop, experimental Creole free jazz, and so much more.