July 4 is an important day in the story of the USA’s freedom. But freedom is a universal aspiration, and this week we hear songs from musicians both yearning for and celebrating freedom in their own lands. Plus new releases and other sounds in hour 2.
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Yannick Noah “Redemption song” from Hommage
Femi Kuti “i Wanna Be Free” from Africa Shrine
Flavia Coelho “Liberdade” from Bossa Muffin
Toni Tornado “Me Libertei” from Baile Funk 2: Agora E Moda
Achanak “Dushman Da Badla (Freedom From Oppression)” from 20 Years of Bhangra
Les Nubians “Liberte” from Nü Revolution
Christine Vaindirlis “Call to Freedom” from Dance Mama!
Stewart Copeland “Liberte” from The Rhythmatist
Roger Davidson & Frank London “Freedom dance” from The Rough Guide to Klezmer (Second Edition)
Set break — KAOS Community Billboard
The Souljazz Orchestra “Freedom No Go Die” from The Rough Guide to Afrobeat Revolution
Soweto String Quartet “freedom” from four
Yasmin Levy “Libertad” from Libertad
Khaled “Liberte” from Liberte
Bob Marley & the Wailers “Redemption song” from Legend
Karolina Cicha & Shafqat Ali Khan “Ałe” from Poland – Pakistan. Music Without Borders
Elektro Hafiz “Dubb-i Akbar” from Elektro Hafiz
Thomas Blondet “Curry Flava (feat. Kiran Ghandi)” from Future World
Moken “Jerusalem” from Chapters of My Life
Fanfare Ciocarlia “Bunica Bate Toba” from Onwards To Mars!
Janusz Prusinowski Kompania “Mazurek na Piechote (Mazurek on Foot)” from Wild Music from the Heart of Poland
Amsterdam Klezmer Band “Falko’s Groove” from Oyoyoy
Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar
Hard Proof “institution” from Public Hi-Fi Sessions 03 – EP
Oumar Konate “Dangai” from Maya Maya
Anoushka Shankar “Say Your Prayers” from Land of Gold
Opium Feat. MC Raï “Freedom Is Free (Jef Stott Super Mix)” from Samaya: A Benefit Album For Cheb i Sabbah