2013-12-06 Nelson Mandela, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Hanukkah – songs of passing

Nelson "Madiba" MandelaSongs of passings today… for a week that saw the deaths of South African icon (and global inspiration) Nelson Mandela, and of Congolese soukous originator Tabu Ley Rochereau. Also, a few straggling Hanukkah songs, transitioning into Christmas songs, and some new releases.

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Hour 1
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
“Nkosi Sikelei ‘lAfrica” from Long Walk to Freedom

Bright Blue “Madiba 1990” from Bright Blue

Vusi Mahlasela “When You Come Back” from The Voice

Brenda Fassie “Black President” from Greatest Hits: The Queen of African Pop 1964-2004

Johnny Clegg & Savuka “Asimbonanga (Mandela)” from Third World Child

Youssou N’Dour “Nelson Mandela” from Nelson Mandela

Salif Keita “Mandela” from Folon “The Past”

Marianne Antonsen “Nelson Mandela” from Blomster I Soweto

Set break — Community Billboard

Hukwe Ubi Zawose “Nelson Mandela” from The Art of Hukwe Ubi Zawose

Tabu Ley Rochereau “Imaculee” from Muzina

Erran Baron Cohen “Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah” from Erran Baron Cohen Presents: Songs In the Key of Hanukkah

Klezmonauts “Oy to the World” from Oy to the World

Hour 2
James Whetzel
“The Dreidel Sarod” from Holiday: Sarod & Beats

David Krakauer “Bubbemeises (feat. Socalled & Klezmer Madness)” from Bubbemeises – Lies My Gramma Told Me (feat. Socalled & Klezmer Madness)

Craig ‘n Co. “Chanukah Rap” from My Jewish Discovery

El Vez “The Dreidl Song” from Sno-Way Jose

Erran Baron Cohen “Ocho Kandalikas (feat. Yasmin Levy)” from Erran Baron Cohen Presents: Songs In the Key of Hanukkah

Triakel “Julgranspolska (The Christmas Tree Polka)” from Wintersongs

New Birth Brass Band “Santa’s Second Line” from New Orleans Christmas

Christine Salem “Maloki” from Salem Tradition

Ablaye Cissoko “Champion” from Mes Racines

Set break — Concert Calendar

Anoushka Shankar “Maya” from Traces of You

Koalas Desperados “Fado Chupao (feat. A Naifa & Laura Lopez Castro)” from Koalas Desperados

Mahotella Queens “Tate Nswarele” from Pitša Tše Kgolo

Rokia Traoré “Lalla” from Beautiful Africa

Derek Gripper “Bakoye” from One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali

Forro In the Dark “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” from Christmas EP

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