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    Melissa Aldana
    11 Mar
    Ron E. Beck
    29 Apr
    Pascal Bokar
    07 Oct
    Shanna Carlson
    18 Mar
    Sara Caswell
    25 Mar
    Carlos D'l Puerto
    22 Jul
    Kellye Gray
    15 Jul
    David Hart
    04 Nov
    Bruce Jenkins
    09 Dec
    Ellen Johnson
    17 Jun
    Steffen Kuehn
    02 Dec
    Paul McCandless
    08 Jul
    Allison Miller
    15 Apr
    Melissa Morgan
    29 Jul
    Linda Oh
    05 Aug
    Dafnis Prieto
    24 Jun
    Jim Pugh
    30 Sep
    Fred Randolph
    05 Feb
    Harvie S
    03 Jun
    Jake Shapiro
    10 Jun
    Marcus Shelby
    15 Jan
    Bria Skonberg
    04 Mar
    Paul Smith
    16 Dec
    Mark Soskin
    20 May
    Leslie Stoval
    19 Aug
    John Stowell
    08 Apr
    Toots Thielemans
    02 Sep
    Roseanna Vitro
    26 Feb
    Paul VornHagen
    14 Oct
    Don Was
    12 Aug
    Danielle Wertz
    27 May
    Howard Wiley
    28 Oct


    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