KCRW Presents: Joe Claussell A major player in the New York dance scene puts a modern spin on Latin classics pulled from the catalog of the famed Fania Records.
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KCRW Presents: Joe Claussell

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KCRW Presents: Joe Claussell

KCRW Presents: Joe Claussell

KCRW Presents: Joe Claussell

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Joaquin "Joe" Claussell.

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Joaquin "Joe" Claussell.

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Set List

  • "Chang√≥"
  • "God Is Love"
  • "Mongo Mambo"
  • "New York"
  • "African Fantasy"
  • "Dangerous"
  • "Jam Session"
  • "Funk Down"

Joaquin "Joe" Claussell has been a major player in the New York dance scene for many years. His visit to KCRW was a celebration of his latest project Hammock House: Africa Caribe, wherein he takes on songs from the famed Fania Records catalog and reinvents them.

In this session, Claussell discusses his fears and excitement in taking on those Latin classics and giving them a modern spin. Considering the amount of airplay he got with Hammock House, it's safe to say it was a successful effort.

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