"Kid Creole51" by Roland Godefroy - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Commons

“Kid Creole51” by Roland Godefroy – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Commons – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Of her next “Rock It Properly” broadcast (Sunday, January 3), DJ Darla Bea writes:

“Join me tonight as we start 2016 with a ‘Happy Nuyorican’ musical salute to the influence of Puerto Rican culture and artists on the music of New York City.

For tonight’s musical lesson 101, we’ll take a musical journey exploring the sonic diaspora from the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico to the so-called US melting pot on the island of Manhattan and throughout the city of New York.

Hear: Willie Bobo, Tito Puente, Joe Cuba, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Ray Barretto, MFSB and more Latin Soul / Funk artists from the Spanish Harlem region.

Get ready to rock out with me, DJ Darla Bea!”

“Rock It Properly” airs on Sundays during KCSB’s Fall Quarter from 8-10pm PST.