MBE May 19: Brazilian disco, Ghanian Afro-rock, and Grace Jones’ birthday

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Today we’re serving up a hot, fresh take with “Moqueca,” a forthcoming single with some daytime Brazilian disco vibes courtesy of Raphael Futura and Captain Planet on production, in tribute to classic ‘70s Latin funk. Another artist by the name of Johnny! also draws inspiration from the ‘70s, specifically Zamrock, on a Ghanaian Afro-rock track titled “Only Love.” 

Plus, we hear mega groovers “Pull Up to the Bumper” and “Williams' Blood” in birthday celebration of the queen, Grace Jones. She’ll be playing the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday September 25th as a part of the KCRW Festival

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Anna Chang