Kevin Sur: Y La Bamba, T H R O N E, Wyatt C. Louis

In Our Headphones

In this episode, Isabel Khalili talks with Kevin Sur, co-host of KEXP's global Indigenous music show, Sounds of Survivance.

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y la bamba // photo by Jenn Carrillo
T H R O N E  // photo courtesy of the artist
Wyatt C. Louis // photo by Vanessa Heins

In this episode, Isabel Khalili talks with Kevin Sur, co-host of KEXP's global Indigenous music show, Sounds of Survivance. They discuss the way he approaches his show and defining "Indigeneity," then Kevin shares the stories behind three new songs he's been loving. He also talks about his journey to find the origins of a West Papuan funk track from the '70s, and what it taught him about their freedom struggle.

Plus, KEXP Music Director Chris Sanley shares a haunting new track about isolation and connection.

  1. Y La Bamba – “Nunca
  2.  T H R O N E – “Wrestling God
  3. Wyatt C. Louis – “Dancing With Sue"
  4. The Black Brothers – “Saman Doye
  5. mary in the junkyard - "ghost"

Listen to Sounds of Survivance with Kevin Sur and Tory J every Monday from 3-5 AM PT, or anytime on the two-week archive or the KEXP App

Hosted and produced by: Janice Headley and Isabel Khalili
Mixed by: Emily Fox
Editorial Director: Larry Mizell Jr.

Our theme music is “好吗 (Hao Ma)” by Chinese American Bear

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