2015-12-11 Songs from and about Mountains

table-mountainDec. 11 is International Mountain Day, and to prove that mountains are as integral to music as they are to climate and culture, I curate some lofty songs about Earth’s highest places.

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Hour 1
Sally Nyolo
“Kilimanjaro” from Tiger Run

Miriam Makeba “Table Mountain” from Golden Voices of Africa

Karavan Sarai “High mountain” from Woven Landscapes

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra “Blue Mountain” from Arkestra

Joel Harrison & Anupam Shobhakar “Devil Mountain Blues (feat. Todd Isler)” from Multiplicity: Leave the Door Open (feat. Gary Versace, Hans Glawischnig & Dan Weiss)

The Shin “Danas Caucasica” from Many Timer

Mahmoud Fadl “Jibal al Nuba (Mountains of Nuba)” from Drummers of the Nile Go South

Moh Alileche “Toward the Summit” from North Africa’s Destiny?

Lloyd Price Thomas “Climbing the Mountain” from Virgin Islands: Quelbe & Calypso, 1956-1960

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

The Budos Band “Magus Mountain” from Burnt Offering

Bantu “Mt. Fuji (feat. Ayuba)” from Fuji Satisfaction (feat. Ayuba)

Chava Alberstein “High Atop a Mountain” from Foreign Letters

Techung and the Wind Horses “Himalaya – Abode of Snow” from Tashi Sho

Authentic Light Orchestra “Mountain Dance” from Forgotten Runes

Hour 2
James Whetzel
“To the Mountains” from Capitol Hill: Secret Tracks

Prince Nico Mbarga “Sweet Mother” from Sweet Mother

The Undercover Hippy “Coming To the Gambia” from Monkey Suit

Zűrös Banda “Zöld Erdőben, De Magos (Gree Woods, Tall Trees)” from Zűrös Banda

Super Hi-Fi “Silent Night” from Yule Analog, Vol. 2

Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express “Junun Brass” from Junun

Riserva Moac “Babilonia (feat. Master App)” from Babilonia

Ceu “Rainha” from Live

Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar

Kora Jazz Band “Konon” from Live au New Morning

Boogat “En la Montana” from Neo-Reconquista

Ba-Boom “BamBam” from Somos Um

Seffarine “Masari” from De Fez a Jerez

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