A soul singer from Japan dies and lives on in the Americas

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 5:24pm

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Host Marco Werman tells us about Japanese soul singer Mieko "Miko" Hirota, who died July 21. We hear from Pablo Yglesias — also known as DJ Bongohead — that he has a Miko 45 "Cumbia of Love" that he plays at regular speed for some parties in the US and half-speed for Mexican dance parties where the groove is slower.