The Beat Authority

Fridays from 3 pm to 5 pm

The Beat Authority with David Sommerstein is a Friday show (Friday at 3:06 pm to be exact.) It’s a kick into the weekend, a bounce for your afternoon, a swing for your end-of-the-week step. A fresh, eclectic choice of dance music from all over the world. You may hear cumbia or bluegrass or afrobeat or jazz, but it’ll keep your head a-noddin’ and your spirits up. Join in the groove and enjoy. And if you have suggestions, e-mail ’em in!

David SommersteinHost David Sommerstein says:

Ever since I got a Fisher Price record player for Chanukkah when I was four, I’ve been a musical sponge. My favorite stuff is music that ventures across genres, and music that makes you dance.

Globalization has been a mixed bag, but it’s sure invigorated the world of music. Salsa from Israel, flamenco from east L.A., Algerian rai from Paris, hip-hop from Senegal, reggae from Morocco–artists are borrowing at will, threading the sounds they hear on TV and radio into their own traditions.

David Sommerstein

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  1. Hi David,
    I am co-hosting a Record Fair at the Monopole Restaurant on Sunday, March 25 noon till 5 pm.
    There will be vendors from NY and Vermont. Thousands of records, CDs, 45s and more. Would you be able to mention on air? I could not find a spot on NCPR website to send info to. Perhaps I just over looked it. Thanks so much. Gary Peacock Plattsburgh

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