Afternoon Freeform

A diverse music showcase uncovering common roots in music from different places and times.

Mon. 7/25 at (roughly) 140pm: Pistolera/Moona Luna will drop by the KUNM studios for a short performance and interview with DJ Peggy Hessing. Pistolera is a critically acclaimed New York band whose accordion-driven dance music has fans around the world dancing cumbias to the group's socially conscious songs?en espa?ol?about immigrants' rights, war, racism, feminism, and life on the border. Their alter ego Moona Luna is a bilingual family band.

Thurs. 7/15 at 130pm: Travis Parkin plays two themed sets featuring some of "the best music you've never heard."

In our first theme-driven set, we'll be serving up a handpicked selection of mostly obscure and unheralded original versions of songs that went on to be big hits for other artists. Featured in the set will numbers by Gloria Jones, Yma Sumac, Arthur Alexander, Tim Hardin and John D. Loudermilk.

Thurs. 6/30 at 130pm: Travis Parkin plays three fabulous theme-drive sets featuring some of the "best music you've never heard."

New Mexico is about to wrap up one of the hottest Junes on record and in our first theme-driven set, we'll be frying the airwaves with a collection of our favorite heat wave selections. Featured artists include Arrow, Ray Charles, Los Manolos, and Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae.

Mon. 6/20 at 130pm: Take a trip with DJs Mello and Tahnee, spinning afternoon cruising jams.

Hosts: Mello and Tahnee

Thurs. 5/19 at 2pm: Travis Parkin brings you three theme-drive sets featuring some of the very "best music you've never heard."

2011 has brought us one of the windiest springs on record here in New Mexico and in our first theme driven set we'll do our best to blow you away with a few of our favorite breezy melodies. Featured artists include J.J. Cale, Lyle Lovett, Gllian Welch, and Jamie Cullum.

Also on today's program, 10 of our favorite songs about songs with selections from The Escorts, Justin Walden, Townes Van Zandt, Nouvelle Vague and others.

Wed. 3/23 at 2pm: A singer, songwriter, guitarist and kantele player (Finnish folk harp), Diane Jarvi is a versatile performer of folk and world music. Diane will be joined by Dan Newton (aka Daddy Squeeze) on accordion.

In addition to her own compositions, Jarvi is known for her intimate and authentic interpretations of tangos, waltzes, gypsy music, ballads, jazz standards and cabaret songs from around the world. On Wild Gardens, her latest CD, Jarvi travels through the gardens of France, Finland, Sweden, Chile, the British Isles and Texas.

Thurs. 3/10 at 1:30pm: Travis Parkin plays three more excellent theme-driven sets featuring some of the best music you've never heard.

Tues. 2/22 at 2:30pm - Lucio Urbano is joined by New Mexico folk musician Richard Martin.

Click here for Richard Martin's website.

Thurs. 2/24 at 1:30pm: Travis Parkin plays three themed sets featuring some of "the best music you've never heard."

Thurs. 1/27: This week, host Travis Parkin's eclectic themed sets include "We Got the Boogie" and "State of the Union." Plus, a set of songs written by Jerome Kern in honor of (what would have been) his 126th birthday.

In today's first theme-based set, We Got the Boogie, we'll be playing a handpicked selection of our favorite Boogie Woogie compositions from a range of musical genres. Featured artists include Eddie Heywood, Cuarteto Don Ramon, John Lee Hooker, T. Texas Tyler and others.