On Monday, June 16, from 6 till 9 PM, Eternals front man Damon Locks and I will be spinning bossa nova, samba, and other Brazilian sounds at a free event in Millennium Park. It’s part of the city’s Audio Picnic (PDF) series, allowing us to use the first-rate sound system embedded in the Frank Gehry trellis that stretches across the park’s Great Lawn. Admission is free, of course, and you’re invited to bring food and drink–duh, it’s called Audio Picnic. (Alcohol is OK if you’re legal, but no glass bottles or cans on the lawn, please.) Coincidentally, this year is the 50th anniversary of the release of what are commonly recognized as the first bossa nova records.

Today’s playlist:

Luigi Archetti & Bo Wiget, Low Tide Digitals II (Rune Grammofon)
Nação Zumbi, Fome de Tudo (Deckdisc)
Beta Erko, I’m OK You’re OK (Quecksilber)
Sonora Ponceña, Desde Puerto Rico a Nueva York (Inca/Fania)
Tamba Trio, Tamba Tamba Tamba (Philips, Japan)