2014-02-21 World Music in English – Global Sounds for the Monoglot

Feb. 21 Mother LanguageToday is UN International Mother Language Day, and we celebrated with global music in my mother language, English. Sure, a smattering of other languages sneaks in here and there, but that’s to be expected when one grooves globally. Enjoy, and spread the word that great global music doesn’t have to be entirely in incomprehensible tongues.

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Hour 1
Ska Cubano
“Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” from ¡Ay Caramba!

Abraham Inc. “Tweet-Tweet” from Tweet Tweet

Palm Wine Boys “It’s Important” from Up & Down

Soul Throbs “Little Girl” from Next Stop Soweto Vol 2: Soultown, R&B, Funk, and Pysch Sounds from the Townships

Freshlyground “Ask Me” from Ma’cheri

Autorickshaw “A NIGHT IN TUNISIA” from Four Higher

Danny Michel & The Garifuna Collective “What Colour Are You?” from Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me

Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz “Edward the VIII” from Go Calypsonian

Femi Kuti “Fight To Win” from Fight to Win

Set break — Community Billboard

Funky Mama “You Can Dance” from Funky Mama – EP

Gina Chavez “Fire Water” from up.rooted

Tony Allen “Elewon Po” from Secret Agent

Mr Something Something & Ikwunga the Afrobeat Poet “Di Bombs (Radio)” from Deep Sleep

Hour 2
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate
“New York” from Faya

Leni Stern “Jelell (Take It)” from Jelell

Oliver Mtukudzi “Deaf Ear” from Sarawoga

Hugh Masekela “Send Me” from Time

Zap Mama “1000 Ways” from Supermoon

Vusi Mahlasela “Weeping” from The Voice

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars “Rich But Poor” from Libation

Sergio Mendes “Bananeira (Banana Tree) [feat. Mr. Vegas]” from Timeless

Set break — Concert Calendar

Abbas Premjee “Saqi, The Divine Giver” from Crescent Moon

Keola Beamer “Sweet River” from Island Born

Shantel “Susuleker” from Disko Partizani

Vagabond Opera “Scary Tale Theater” from Get On the Train

Kobo Town “Higher Than Mercy” from Independence



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