Soul Cocina

Eco Chef Roger Feely

It's All About The Worms

Will Allen, Director and co-founder of Growing Power

Tune: The Worm by Jimmy McGriff who just passed away this week last year.
The great Jimmy Smith

Tune: All About You by Tony Matterhorn

Tune: All About My Money by Busy Signal

Tune: All About da Purple by Chuck Fender also on the Truth and Rights Riddim

Tune: All About Love by Major Christie ft. Capleton

Tune: It's All About You by Johnny "Guitar" Watson

I recognized Mr Allen from the preview for Food Fight while watching a preview for another exciting documentary on food and agriculture.


Coming to a theatre near you.

Tune: Def Fresh Crew by Roxanne Shante and Biz Markie

A silly little discussion arguing the importance of flavor vs the knowledge of the source of food. But true flavor comes from the best sources, so why all the bickering? Funny thing is, next to two big influences of mine, the pastry fool Duff actually offers the most compelling view on the subject in this little clip. Food vs Food. Can't we all get along?

Tune: Don't Fuss Nor Fight by Barrington Levy

Tune: Dem a Fight We by Chezidek on the Truth and Rights Riddim

Tune: Below The Waist by Queen Ifrica on the Stop the Fighting Riddim

It's like Willy Wonka vs Muhammad Ali and his gang. Most of you know about Willy Wonka. He makes magical candy. But there is a lesson to be learned in each bite. But do you know about the "Biggest Fight of the Century"? Muhammad Ali and His Gang Fight Mr. Tooth Decay! Brother Ali raps about being the greatest by eating right and brushing your teeth. In the tune below they talk about organic farming and using dates to sweeten ice cream with a colorfull farm on the back of the LP, Brother Ali and his gand were on the farm to table tip over thirty years ahead of their time. The Ali vs Mr. Tooth Decay LP came out in 1975, about 4 years after the Willy Wonka soundtrack dropped.

Tune: Mr. Saint John from The Fight of the Century: Ali and His Gang Vs. Mr. Tooth Decay

Brother Ali was not the Only BMF on the organic farming tip in the mid seventies. Check The Godfather of Soul with his 1976 LP "Mutha's Nature"

Tune: If You Don't Give A Dogone About It

Need More JB?

Tune: Oompa Loompa by The Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Tune: Round 3 by The Optimist - Gza Vs Tom Waits

Tune: International Players Holiday [JBlow mix] - UGK feat Outkast vs the Meters via

Tune: Dos Pa Ti [Orion edit] - Henry Castro vs. Camp Lo
Check DJ Orion @ Orion Myspace, Peligrosa Allstars Myspace and Peligrosa blaog

Tune: Revedere Message - [dunkelbunt] vs. Grandmaster Flash

Tune: Ain't hard to Zoso - Nas vs Led Zeppelin

Tune: 3 The Hard Way - Kidda vs Beastie Boys

Tune: L'orient Est Roots by Koçani Orkestar Vs Bigga Bush aka Lightning Head

Tune: Preguntas Por Que feat. Blanquito Man aka Zuzuku by Bigga Bush from the Thirteen Faces of Lightninghead LP
This record has stayed on my turntable since I bought it last week at Amoeba. recomended.

Tune: Aguasalá by Bomba Estereo

Mas Fuego de Bomba Estereo

Tune: Fruta Madura by Pernett

Tune: Safari feat. Fire Tea by Oneshot

Tune: Rotten Town also by Oneshot

Soul Cocina's Sea to Table video EL PEZ

Soul Cocina Plant the Seed video.
Soundtrack: Kush Arora's Seed Haffi Grow feat Jukali

Soul Cocina Pasture to Butcher to Table video
Skin The Goat [warning: heavy footage]
Shot in Calcutta, Nasik and Panjim


Head over to El Tecolote Verde to listen to Boima's Calypso mix.
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