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Listen: Joachim Cooder Has Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week


The seeds of our Song of the Week were sown from a tune that Los Angeles area musician Joachim Cooder would sing to his houseplant, called a Fuchsia Machu Picchu. Cooder plays an electric mbira and sings accompanied by Gabe Noel on bass and Sam Gendel on saxophone.

"It's Hot in the City But Don't Let That Get To You" -Joachim Cooder "Fuchsia Machu Picchu"

“Fuchsia Machu Picchu” can be found on the album of the same name, and Cooder is also featured on The Prodigal Son, the latest from his father Ry Cooder.

You’ll hear Joachim Cooder’s set, plus performances by M. Ward, Laura Veirs, The Sea The Sea and Dead Horses, on this week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage starting this Friday.

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Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage
Sam Gendel, saxophone, Joachim Cooder on Mbira and Gabe Noel on bass.