Since his days hosting Spirit of Carnaval, a popular 1980s Sunday night show on KPFA, David McBurnie has always presented an upbeat mix of music from throughout the African diaspora. Now host of the Friday ten-to-noon edition of KPFA’s Music of the World, he continues to delight listeners with tastefully sequenced tunes from a fount of never-ending musical surprises. Originally from Trinidad, McBurnie brings a seasoned perspective as a dancehall mixologist in local clubs and radio announcer with nearly 25 years behind the microphone. Whether traversing from samba to soca to salsa all in the same set, the mighty McBurnie is a great way to roll in the weekend. His show is also a perfect example of the artistic and cultural richness offered by listener-sponsored community radio that you’ll never, ever get from any DJ on the Clear Channel payroll.
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