WGXC-90.7 FM

Music for the Masses: Oh Freedom!

Jun 16, 2024: 1pm - 3pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere

Hosted by Neva E. Wartell.

On the occasion of both Father's Day and Juneteenth, this broadcast is dedicated to the memory of my beloved father, Harry Wartell (1911-1987), and his life-long dedication to resistance, persistence, and solidarity with people's struggles for liberation throughout history and around the world.

"Music for the Masses" invites you on an excursion of sound and rhythm. Discover the music of established and emerging artists, both signed and unsigned, on the international music scene. For the avid globe-hopper and armchair traveler alike. You might want to pack a map and a sandwich. Catskill resident "DJ Neva" is an ethnomusicologist, producer, and long-time cultural activist, specializing in music from the entire African continent, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America, the Maghreb and Middle East, and the Roma (Gypsy) diaspora. Formerly the producer of "Continental Drift" on WBAI-FM and New York International on Haitian community station Radio Soleil in NYC. The show is broadcast live from Catskill, NY.

Playlists and more information here.

Selection of original DJ mixes here.

  • TVC15 (1991 - Remaster) / David Bowie
  • Taking It Back / Akoya Afrobeat
  • We Are the People / Allen Toussaint
  • The Same Thing (feat. Nona Hendryx) / Global Noize
  • Big Brother / Kaïssa
  • Blue Was Angry (Funkified Version) / Allan Harris
  • Isn't It a Pity (Remastered) / Nina Simone
  • Everybody Deserves To Be Free / Resistance Revival Chorus Feat. Deva Mahal
  • Liberation Music / Dumi Right
  • El Negrero / Family Atlantica
  • Slavery Days / Tiken Jah Fakoly
  • Still Here / Violet and the Undercurrents
  • Testigos Mudos / Calle Maestra
  • Together We Stand / Richie Spice
  • D'Journey (Make It) / Ella Andall
  • Freedom No Go Die / The Souljazz Orchestra
  • Don't Give Up / The William Singers
  • O Mary Don't You Weep / Deron Johnson
  • Neverland / Don Faro
  • Keep Your Head Up (feat. Eme Alfonso) / Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Sam's People / 47SOUL
  • By Any Means / Jorja Smith
  • Come by Here / Barbara Dane
  • Following the North Star / Rhiannon Giddens