Musicians love singing about the things that unite and divide us. This week we hear some of both, but with an ear toward building bridges more than erecting walls.
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Watcha Clan “With Or Without the Wall” from Radio Babel
Transglobal Underground “We Come to Tear Your Wall Down” from The Stone Turntable
Akshara “mind the gap” from In Time
Ron Wiseman “jericho” from Mystical Mood
Ikwunga “Fence” from Calabash Afrobeat-Poems By Ikwunga Vol.1
Maracatu New York “Four Bridges” from Baque do Brooklyn
Rocky Dawuni “Walls Tumblin Down” from Hymns for the Rebel Soul
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe “The bridge” from The Bridge
Set break — KAOS Community Billboard
Hossam Ramzy & Rafa El Tachuela “Al Quantara (The Bridge)” from Flamenco Arabe
Elizabeth Schwartz & Jeff Pekarek “Among the Highest” from City of the Future: Yiddish Songs from the Former Soviet Union
Lila Downs “La Linea” from Border/La Linea
Skeletons “over the bridge” from Smile
Yawo “Take Out the Fences” from Take Out the Fences
Boubacar Traore “Mousso” from Dounia Tabolo
Alpha Ousmane Sankare “Haira Alhawa” from Ballébé-Calling All Africans
Galissa Liebeskind 4tet “Ibou (Live)” from Gêmeos
Autorickshaw “Nature Bhai” from Meter
Balkan Airs “Mange Kralica (Solo) / Con Hachazo al Costado [feat. Otros Aires]” from Otros Aires presents Balkan Airs
Astrid Kuljanic Transatlantic Exploration Company “Oj Vi Mlade” from Riva
Kalibé “Respire” from Mãe da Lua
Shujaat Husain Khan “Let Me” from Will You?
Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band “warriors” from Bone Reader
Gili Yalo “Selam” from Gili Yalo
Yungdrung Gyal & Wangmo “Lucky Time” from The Voice of Nature
Minor Empire “Mendilimin Yesili” from Uprooted