Alternate Take: Spotlight on Orquesta Akokán, Milton Nascimento, Kim Gordon + more

Listen to “Alternate Take” with host Liz Warner every Thursday from 8-10 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio 101.9 WDET.

Orquesta Akokán

Orquesta Akokán

On this episode Alternate Take, I travel the globe with new music from Brazil’s Milton Nascimento, Cuban Latin jazz ensemble Orquesta Akokán, Los Angeles’ Kairos Creature Club and Kim Gordon.

Plus, I also include WDET’s The New Music Show host Shigeto and The Boulevard host Waajeed — and more music from Detroit.

See the playlist below and listen to the episode on-demand for two weeks after it airs using the player above.

Alternate Take Playlist for June 6, 2024

  • Status IV – “You Ain’t Really Down (Jazzanova’s Hey Baby Remix)”
  • Kairos Creature Club – “Exile”
  • Apifera – “Theodor Marmalade”
  • Will Gregory Moog Ensemble – “Young Archimedes (feat. BBC National Orchestra of Wales)”
  • Weval – “Where It All Leads”
  • Hania Rani – “Don’t Break My Heart”
  • Kate Bollinger – “Any Day Now”
  • The Folk Implosion – “My Little Lamb”
  • Kim Gordon – “Sketch Artist”
  • Infinite River – “Track 5”
  • George Harrison – “Wah-Wah”
  • Masino – “I’m Lonely”
  • La Comitiva – “Paradiso”
  • Bebel Gilberto – “So Nice (Summer Samba)”
  • Air – “Cherry Blossom Girl”
  • Orquesta Akokán – “Con Altura”
  • Milton Nascimento & Esperanza Spalding – “Outubro”
  • Seefeel – “Blue Easy Sleep” Polyfusia | 1993 UK
  • Tammy Lakkis – “Hello??”
  • DJ Holographic – “Gemini”
  • The Detroit Escalator Co. – “Abstract Forward Motion as a mission”
  • Brijean – “Roller Coaster”
  • Material – “Black Light”
  • Mark de Clive-Lowe, Shigeto & Melanie Charles – “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence”
  • Waajeed – “The Rock (Bridge to a New Day)”

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  • Liz Warner
    Liz Warner — known to late-night Detroit audiences as Liz Copeland — is an award-winning multimedia journalist specializing in audio. She started in Detroit as a nightly live radio producer and host on WDET in 1995.