The Stroumboulopouli

The Stroumboulopouli

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UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tonight on the Strombo Show - June 16th, 2013

 Best of Strombo!!  k-os and Eric Alper

Trinidadian Canadian k-os (aka Kevin Brereton)  was born and raised in Toronto and spent his teen years in Whitby, Ontario.  The rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer recently released his fifth studio album, BLack on BLonde.  The long awaited double album features a new slate of original hip hop songs (Black) and rock songs (Blonde).  If you're really lucky, you might get your hands on the edition that comes complete with commentaries, giving us insight into the mind and heart of k-os himself.   Here is a cut from the album that just happens to be my favourite.  


February 3rd, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa, a small plane goes down taking the life of four people.  The victims just happened to be rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, and the pilot, Roger Peterson.  The tragedy took three musicians who were flying high in their musical careers and prompted Don McLean to write a song about it - American Pie. That day became known as "The Day The Music Died".  Listen in tonight for more on the story.

Lastly, Eric Alper returns to play "'Three Degrees of That Eric Alper".

The Strombo Show airs on CBC Radio 2 Sundays from 8 pm until 11 pm.  

See you there.  :) 

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