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Diana Ratsamee: South Acid Mimi, Habibi, TamTam

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To celebrate the start of “Pushing Boundaries,” KEXP’s programming for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Isabel Khalili chats with Diana Ratsamee. Diana is the host of Eastern Echoes, KEXP’s weekly show exploring music of all styles from Asia and the Asian diaspora. They talk about the 1980’s Lao song that connects Diana with her family’s story, plus three new songs that span the globe, from brain-tingling electro-punk from Southern China to Middle Eastern surf rock.

And, as always, we hear about one standout release recently added to KEXP’s rotation, straight from KEXP Music Director Chris Sanley.

Songs featured:

  1. Sothy – “Lam Seung Bang Fai”
  2. South Acid Mimi – “The End”
  3. Habibi – “On The Road”
  4. TamTam –  “Ramble In the Rainbow”
  5. Mei Semones – “Tegami”

Listen to the full songs on KEXP's "In Our Headphones 2024" playlist on Spotify.

Listen to Eastern Echoes with Diana Ratsamee every Thursday at 7-10pm PT, or anytime on the 2-week archive, at or the KEXP App.

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

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