2017-12-22 Music of Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees, and the Holidays

immigrationDecember 18 is International Migrants Day. STG observes the occasion with songs of migrants and immigrants (and maybe a few refugees) from around the planet. Plus a few holiday songs thrown in for good measure. Happy Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanzaa, and/or Christmas to all!

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Hour 1
Urban Turban
“Overtime” from Overtime

Golem “Grine Kuzine” from Homesick Songs

Ini Kimoze “All I Really Want for Christmas” from A Putumayo World Christmas

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars “Living Like a Refugee” from Living Like a Refugee

Wawali Bonane with Yoka Nzenze “Tcheni Tcheni” from Safarini In Transit: Music of African immigrants

El Vez “Poncho Claus” from Merry MeX-mas

The Immigrant Orchestra “La Cronica” from Home Away from Home

Quetzal “Migra” from Die Cowboy Die

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

Shantel “Immigrant Child” from Disko Partizani

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan “Joy to the World (Remix)” from Breaking Barriers

Cesaria Evora “Partida (Departure)” from Cabo Verde

Hugh Masekela “Stimela (Coal Train)” from Tomorrow

Hour 2
Alton Ellis
“Praise Jah, It’s Christmas” from Christmas Greetings from Studio One

Orishas “Emigrantes” from Emigrante

The Souljazz Orchestra “Life is What You Make It” from Resistance

Pape Kanoute “Kelo” from Griot from SenegalKelo

Sally Nyolo “Bonne annee (happy new year)” from Beti

Talike “Where Are You” from Women Care

Henri Dikongué “Bekusedi” from Diaspora

Forro In the Dark “Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer” from Christmas EP

Oliver Mtukudzi “Hear Me Lord” from The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection

Juluka “Simple Things” from Scatterlings

Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar

Akshara “Mohana Blues” from In Time

Punjabi Tadka “Bhangra Jingle Bells” from Bhangra Jingle Bells

Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra “Light the Winter’s Dark” from Song of Solstice

Joseph Spence “Santa claus is comin’ to town” from Must Be Santa! The Rounder Christmas Album

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

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