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Adventures In Modern Music 28 April 2011

Adventures In Modern Music this week digs in the crates with the Numero Group. The Chicago label, founded in 2003, is dedicated to unearthing obscure, overlooked and lost recordings the world over. Numero has shed light on musical ecosystems which persisted, even thrived, outside the parameters of the mainstream record industry from the middle of the century onwards: the salsa of Puerto Rican immigrant communities on Chicago's West Side; studio and label set-ups run by local entrepreneurs from Beaumont, Texas to Ecorse, Michigan; panglobal funk from Belize to the Bahamas which spawned in the aftershocks of the the American R&B boom. Derek Walmsley will be spinning a selection of music from Numero's seemingly endless archives, and dialling up Numero HQ in Chicago to discuss the art of capturing lost music.

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