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

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

Listen to Sounds of Survivance with Kevin Sur and Tory J every Monday from 3-5am PT, or anytime on the 2-week archive, at or the KEXP App.

Hosted and produced by: Isabel Khalili and Janice Headley
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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