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Pauline Black, The Queen Of Ska; MiWi La Lupa Plays Live; Salaam Remi's Orchestral R&B

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Friday, January 24, 2014

MiWi La Lupa performs in the Soundcheck studio. MiWi La Lupa performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: Pauline Black, frontwoman for the influential British band The Selecter, discusses growing up multi-racial and adopted -- and talks about the socially conscious music movement known as 2 Tone ska.

Then, MiWi La Lupa, a sideman who's played with David Byrne and Red Baraat turns to songwriting on his latest solo album. Hear him and his band play songs from New Way Home, in the Soundcheck studio.

And, Salaam Remi -- the producer best known for his work with Grammy-winning R&B singer Amy Winehouse -- talks about why he decided to step out of the studio and into the spotlight on his debut solo album, One: In The Chamber.

Guests:

Pauline Black, MiWi La Lupa and Salaam Remi

Pauline Black: The Queen Of Ska

Pauline Black, frontwoman for the influential British band The Selecter, discusses growing up multi-racial and adopted -- and talks about the socially conscious music movement known as 2 Tone ska.

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Producer Salaam Remi's Orchestral R&B

Salaam Remi -- the producer best known for his work with Grammy-winning R&B singer Amy Winehouse -- talks about why he decided to step out of the studio and into the spotlight on his debut solo album, 'One: In The Chamber.'

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Watch: MiWi La Lupa, Live On Soundcheck

Watch singer-songwriter MiWi La Lupa perform songs from his brand new album, New Way Home, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Soundcheck On The Hold Steady's New Song

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