2013-10-11 Fela vs. Nusrat

Nusrat-v-FelaThis week’s show starts with a celebration of the lives and music of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti and Qawwali king Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whose birthdays are this week. Without them, the face of “world music” would be far different. Though one is known for his vocal prowess in singing devotional Sufi music and the other for feisty anti-establishment poly-rhythmic funk-jazz, both are huge figures. Listen in to see how they sound side by side. Plus new releases from other parts of the planet in the second hour of the show.

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Hour 1
Fela Kuti
“No Agreement, Pt. 2” from The Best of the Black President

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan “Ya Hayyo Ya Qayyum” from The Rough Guide to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 “Colonial Mentality” from Opposite People / Sorrow Tears and Blood

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party “Khawaja Tum Hi Ho” from Dust to Gold

Set break — Community Billboard

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 “ZOMBIE” from Zombie

Hour 2
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
“Mustt Mustt (Lost in His Work)” from Mustt Mustt

Lala Njava “Dinako” from Malagasy Blues Song

Kheswa & Her Martians “Qula Kwedini” from Meadowlands, Stolen Jazz

Hanitra Ranaivo “Raopilany” from Songs From Madagascar

Anoushka Shankar “Chasing Shadows” from Traces of You

Intended Immigration “Tout Tourne” from La Demoiselle Du Fonque

Todo Mundo “Yemaya” from Conexion

Set break — Entertainment Calendar

Mercan Dede “Hayal” from Dünya, Vol. 1 (Sunrise)

Jaffa Road “Shavateynu Kabel” from Where the Light Gets In

Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra “Turbo Dizel (Turbo Diesel)” from Gipsy Manifesto

Bahama Soul Club “Tiki Suite Pt. 2 – Mirando Al Mar (feat. Arema Arega) (Club Des Belugas Remix)” from The Cuban Tapes

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