The Latin connection DownUnder.
On my last visit to Australia I had the opportunity to meet with my friend Mick Williams, he is the host of The Latin Connection radio show on PBS 106.7fm in Melbourne Australia, as the name suggests attempts to create a link between the abundance of Latin culture here in Melbourne and their place of birth, this is why the music is community based. The program also caters for anyone interested in Latin music in general. As an English language program, it also provides an opportunity for non-Latins to find out about the backgrounds of artists and their music.
From the polyrhythmic drum beats of Brazil to the panflutes of the Andes. From the 50′s mambo dance halls of Havana to contemporary Latin Jazz. A wide range of music is played on the show, including salsa, samba, merengue, cumbia, flamenco, Latin jazz, Spanish pop and rock, son, and music from the Caribbean, just to name a few styles.
He radio show is on air Fridays – 9:00am to 11:00am Melbourne time.
Thursdays – 10:00pm to 12:00am Vancouver time. Listen to the interview here.
We touched on a range of topics from how’s Latin music is perceive in Canada to what’s the best taco join in Melbourne. His energy and enthusiasm takes you to another place while you are under the mic at his radio program. His approach to interviewing someone from overseas is absolutely brilliant, relaying on quality issues, translating some of the North American English to the unique and contagious Aussie slang to his audience. He goes deep as a broadcaster and delivers 100% value to his radio audience.