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    Steve Adams
    30 May
    Cheryl Bentyne
    17 Oct
    Will Bernard
    11 Apr
    Barbara Borden
    21 Mar
    Jim Butler
    13 Jun
    Ian Carey
    21 Feb
    Judy Chaikin
    17 Jan
    Mike Clark
    10 Oct
    Freddy Cole
    21 Nov
    Beth Custer
    01 Aug
    Harry Duncan
    03 Oct
    Kai Eckhardt
    03 Jan
    Lisa Engelken
    26 Sep
    Don Friedman
    07 Nov
    Roger Glenn
    05 Dec
    Kimberly Gordon
    28 Mar
    Marty Grosz
    29 Aug
    Alex Hahn
    08 Aug
    Bill Holman
    28 Feb
    Tommy Igoe
    07 Mar
    Namita Kapoor
    22 Aug
      Meklit
    27 Jun
    Lisa Mezzacappa
    24 Oct
      Najee
    25 Jul
    Glenn Richman
    15 Aug
    Alfredo Rodriguez
    25 Apr
    Dan Sabanovich
    02 May
    Grant Stewart
    12 Dec
    Judy Wexler
    04 Apr


    Most Recent Castaway - 10th August, 2018
    Betto Arcos (2018)

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    Betto Arcos is a radio journalist, DJ, professor and music promoter, all at the same time.

    Born in Xalapa, Mexico, and now based in Los Angeles, Betto got his BS degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

    For a decade, Betto has been a regular contributor to PRI’s "The World". He is the host and producer of the podcast “The Cosmic Barrio”, and produced and hosted the daily music program “Global Village” on KPFK in Los Angeles. He humorously and seamlessly weaves in history, diaspora, and the blending of cultures in music—he's a full-service reporter.

    Betto has also taught arts and culture and broadcast journalism at Loyola Marymount University, and has developed a unique musical companion for Harvard University’s Divinity School. For the past few years, Betto has been a guest speaker at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, lecturing on “New Trends on Latin American Music” to mid-level career diplomats.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 El Changüí Majadero Changüí Majadero Mayumbero self-released
    # 2 Son Major Y Qué Aguabela Changüí
    # 3 Boogaloo Assassins Love Dies Hard Mi Jeva self-released
    # 4 Rumbankete Arcoiris Corazón de Cuba Belá Music
    # 5 Telmary Fuerza Arará Ibeyis Tunecore
    # 6 Quantic and Nidia Góngoa Curao María No Me Llevo Tru Thoughts
    # 7 Victoria Sur Tu Continente Bésame Mucho self-released
    # 8 La Mambanegra El Galegüeso y Su Malamaña El Sabor de la Guyaba Afropicks
             
    Book Gabriel García Márquez, "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
             
    Luxury Item Blue Agave Mescal