34 minutes | Mar 16th 2020

51. The Hunt for a Legend's Calypso Tapes, with Niels Werdenberg

Costa Rica's 100-year-old "calypso king," Walter Gavitt Ferguson, used to record his songs live onto blank cassettes, selling each one-off tape without making himself a copy. Now Swiss music fan Niels Werdenberg runs a "tape hunt" to track down the sold tapes — and preserve a beloved piece of Costa Rica's cultural heritage.   The Walter Gavitt Ferguson Tape Hunt website • Buy Don Walter's music • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' • Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch • Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions • www.forkeepspodcast.com
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