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30 July 2010: Mali Music

Mali MusicMore than a few Spin The Globe listeners & callers have recently gushed about their love of Malian music. Something there is about this West African nation, which has produced an astounding array of artists including Oumou Sangare, Ali Farka Toure (and son Vieux), Amadou y Mariam, Tinariwen, Toumani Diabate … the list seems endless. We heard an array of Malian music, plus a few other sounds in the 2nd hour.

Hour 1
Soleil De Minuit  –  Mama Sissoko  –  Soleil de Minuit
Tata  –  Neba Solo  –  CAN 2000
Ah Ndiya  –  Oumou Sangare  –  Moussoulou
Tamiditin  –  Tamikrest  –  Adagh
Farako / the man who did not want to share  –  Moussa Diallo  –  Chiwara / Tales
Soly  –  Nahini Doumbia  –  Mali Percussion & Songs
Niger  –  Afel Bocoum, Damien Albarn, Toumani Diabate & Friends  –  Mali Music
Teye  –  Djelimady Tounkara  –  Solon Kono
Terriya  –  Mare Sanogo  –  Fourasi
Banani  –  Issa Bagayogo  –  Timbuktu
Madan (remixed by Gekko)  –  Salif Keita  –  Remixes from Moffou
Le Bonheur  –  Baba Salah  –  Gao

Hour 2
Yorodian Taga / Going Far Away  –  Idrissa Soumaoro  –  Kote
Tolonte Sebessa  –  Super Rail Band  –  Super Rail Band
Kote Don  –  Rokia Traore  –  Bowmboi
Bolokolonia  –  Djeneba Seck  –  The Truth
Watjoro  –  Cheick Tidiane Seck  –  MandinGroove
Superground  –  Pakava It’  –  Superground Highspeed Crossover
Shiva (Govinda Remix)  –  Thievery Corporation  –  Babylon Central
Siki Mambo  –  La Internacional Sonora Balkanera  –  Tan Lejos De Sarajevo
I raq yee  –  TurboTabla  –  Unregulated
Gullan Du (Hearing You)  –  Mari Boine  –  Leahkastin (Unfolding)
A Place to Rest  –  Esthema  –  The hereness and nowness of things

23 July 2010: Top 10 World Music CDs – July 2010

…in which we sampled the best songs from the ten best new global releases. Plus other summery sounds, listener requests, concert previews and other such fun. And…KAOS is having a mini-membership drive, so it’s a perfect time for you to become a listener-member (and get some great gifts, benefits, and discounts while you’re at it!) by calling 360-867-5267 or visiting http://kaos.evergreen.edu/membership/join.htmlSpin The Globe world music radio

Hour 1
10 – Mohsen Namjoo – Hammash – Oy
9 – Amabutho – Ndzeleketsi (Accompany Me) – Sikelela
8 – Etran Finatawa – Aitimani – Tarkat Tajje / Let’s Go!
7 – Tony Allen – Elewon Po – Secret Agent
6 – Rocky Dawuni – African Reggae Fever – Hymns for the Rebel Soul
5 – armen Sousa – Decison – Protegid
Imperial Tiger Orchestra – Emnete (Live) – Addis Abeba
4 – Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – No Woman No Cry – Tribute to a Reggae Legend
3 – Gotan Project – Desilusion – Tango 3.0

Hour 2
2 – Playing for Change Band – Fela Ngaye – Playing for Change Live
1 – Luisa Maita – Lero-Lero – Lero-Lero
Johnny Clegg & Savuka – Ring on Her Finger – Third World Child
Cuchata – Imposter (feat. Sly Lothario) – Amor, Cambio, y La Verdad
Gjallarhorn – Lille Dansa… / Dance a little – Sjofn
Jienat – Dancehall – Mira
Dobet Gnahore – Deka – Djekpa La You
Te Vaka – Tauasa – Haoloto

16 July 2010: Music for Madiba

July 18th is Nelson Mandela’s birthday — we celebrated a couple days early with some songs written about him and in tribute to him, from artists from South Africa and around the world. Plus some new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

I actually had a chance to meet Nelson Mandela some 20 years ago. I was working a The Christian Science Monitor in Boston when he made his first trip to the USA after being freed from prison. He deviated from his tightly planned schedule to drop by, and when he was spotted outside the newsroom, seasoned reporters jumped up and ran outside, neglecting duty and deadlines to meet this iconic figure.

Happy birthday, Madiba!

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Hugh Masekela  –  Bring Him Back Home   –  Hope
Marianne Antonsen  –  Nelson Mandela  –  Blomster i Soweto
Johnny Clegg & Savuka  –  Asimbonanga (Mandela)  –  Third World Child
Khadja Nin  –  Mzee Mandela  –  Ya…
Daniel Waro (La Reunion)  –  Mandela  –  Bwarouz
Zulu Spear  –  Mandela  –  Welcome to the USA
The Special AKA (The Specials)  –  Free Nelson Mandela  –  The Singles Collection
Salif Keita  –  Mandela  –  Folon … The Past
Abdullah Ibrahim & WDR Big Band Cologne  –  Mandela  –  Bombella
Hukwe Ubi Zawose  –  Nelson Mandela  –  The Art Of Hukwe Ubi Zawose
Linda Kekana  –  A Song For Madiba  –  South African Women With A Voice Chapter 2
Youssou N’dour  –  Nelson Mandela  –  Nelson Mandela (1986)

Hour 2
Brenda Fassie  –  Black President  –  Best Of
Bright Blue  –  Madiba 1990  –  Single
Ndeye Mbaye (Senegal)  –  Nelson Mandela  –  Ndaamal Daaru
Sechaba (Zambia)  –  Welele  –  Sechaba (cassette)
Vusi Mahlasela  –  When You Come Back  –  The Voice
Mahube  –  Mayibuye  –  Qhubeka!
Herbie Hancock w/ K’naan, Los Lobos & Tinariwen  –  Tamatant Tilay / Exodus  –  The Imagine Project
Brass Menazeri  –  Cocekahedron  –  Vranjski San
Djoumbush  –  Tekirdag Karsilamasi  –  Djoumbush
Santana  –  Mandela  –  Freedom
CeU  –  Concrete Jungle  –  Tribute to a Reggae Legend
Ziggy Marley  –  Africa Land  –  Wild and Free
Somi  –  Prayer to the Saint of the Brokenhearted  –  If the Rains Come First

 

9 July 2010: Netherlands vs. Spain

Ping-ponging tunes from the two nations battling for the 2010 World Cup trophy in the final match on July 11. Plus a consolation song for Germany, requests, and new releases.

By the way, Paul the World Cup octopus has chosen Spain to win.  And he’s got an amazing track record of choosing winners… Who do you think wins this musical World Cup?

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Chambao  –  Caprichos de Colores  –  Con Otro Aire
Alec Kopyt  –  Tramvay  –  Shtetl Superstars – Funky Jewish Sounds from Around the World
Gecko Turner  –  Que Papa e esse?  –  Play Up
Mdungu  –  Pick Up  –  Afro What
Buika  –  Mentirosa  –  Nina de Fuego
Three Ality  –  Wat Hoor Ik Daar…  –  T’Minne
Peret  –  Para Poder Olvidarla  –  Espana
Koi  –  If You Know Me  –  Eerste X
Oreka TX  –  Areloreak  –  Nomadak TX
Esencia Flamenca  –  Tangos  –  En Tunez
Les Freres Guisse & Paul Van Kemenade Quintet Plus  –  Ummo  –  Fouta
Radio Tarifa  –  Bulerias Turcas  –  Fiebre

Hour 2
Amsterdam Klezmer Band  –  Sadagora Hot Dub (Shantel Remix)  –  Gypsy Groove
Ojos de Brujo  –  Memorias Perdias  –  Bari
Ronald Snijders  –  Sa Ra Ka Ma  –  Black Straight Music -1981
Diego Carrasco  –  Asereje (Ketchup Song)  –  Flamenco Nuevo
Polkaholics  –  Polka Kebab  –  The Great Polka Swindle
Erev Rav  –  Wedding Trance  –  Oly Shtetl Klezmer
Sambatuque  –  Falsa Baiana  –  Brazilian Songbird
Sonu Nigam, Swanand Kirkire & Shaan  –  Aal Izz Well  –  3 Idiots soundtrack
Freshlyground  –  Africa Unite  –  Tribute to a Reggae Legend
Playing for Change band  –  Love Is My Religion feat. Ziggy Marley  –  Playing for Change Live
Funkadesi  –  Real Situation  –  Tribute to a Reggae Legend
Terrakota  –  World Masala  –  World Masala (single)

2 July 2010: Music of South Africa

Putumayo Presents South AfricaPutumayo has a new compilation CD of music from South Africa; we took things a step farther today, spinning everything from Safrojazz to kwaito to Zulu choirs and beyond, to give you an idea of the South Africa beyond the soccer stadiums and TV soundbites. Congrats to Andrew of Olympia who won our giveaway of the Amabutho CD.

Congrats to our listeners who are Netherlands & Uruguay fans; sorry to the Brazil & Ghana supporters, and to the rest of the African continent supporting Ghana. If only….

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Madame Afrique  –  Island Style  –  She’s Hot!
Joseph Mazibuko  –  Vrede OFS  –  Greatest Accordion Hits Vol 3 – South Africa (1972)
Paulus Masina  –  Umalusi  –  Greatest Accordion Hits Vol 3
Shaluza Max  –  Mangase  –  Tales of Urban S.A.
Juluka  –  Shake My Way  –  Scatterlings
Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa  –  Johannesburg Hi-Lite Jive  –  Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa (1971)
Arling & Cameron  –  Voulez-vous?  –  Euro Lounge
Tebogo  –  Phambili Ma Afrika  –  Kwela Tebza
Dark City Sisters  –  Change Jive Bafana  –  South African Jive Vol. 1
Amampondo  –  African Pride  –  Ruyani
Allen Kwela Octet  –  Question Mark  –  Next Stop Soweto…Vol. 3
Zamajobe  –  Ye Wena Sani  –  South African Women With a Voice Chapter 2
Lucky Dube  –  Hero  –  The Other Side
Ladysmith Black Mambazo  –  Imbube  –  In Harmony

Hour 2
Brenda Fassie  –  Sum’bulala  –  Greatest Hits
Lungiswa  –  Fundal / Ilonga  –  Lungiswa
Judith Sephuma  –  Naka Di A Lela  –  A Cry…A Smile…A Dance
Miriam Makeba  –  Liwawechi  –  Homeland
Amabutho  –  Amabutho / The Warriors  –  Sikelela
Rocky Dawuni  –  African Reggae Fever  –  Hymns for the Rebel Soul
Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited  –  Moto Uyo  –  Chimurenga Explosion
Dollar Brand  –  Anatomy of a South African Village (excerpt)  –  Anatomy of a South African Village
African Rhythm Travellers  –  Khululuma  –  African Groove
Konono No. 1  –  Guiyome  –  Assume Crash Position
Africa Unite  –  Play Another Game  –  Play Up
Vieux Farka Toure  –  Diaraby Magni w/ Yossi Fine  –  Live

25 June 2010: Songs from the ‘Stans

Seven nations have names that end in “-stan” — We explore music from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. And perhaps a few tunes thrown in from some of the less formal ‘Stans, which include Hırvatistan, Habeşistan, and Gürcüstan. Extra credit if you can locate those on a map. And thanks to Dylan for this theme suggestion!Central Asia - The 'Stans

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Nasiba (Uzbekistan)  –  Az Dastad  –  Samarkand
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Pakistan)  –  Charkha  –  Charkha, The Album
Raushan Orazbaeva (Kazakhstan)  –  Ykhlas  –  Akku
Ustad Mohammad Omar (Afghanistan)  –  Tabla Solo  –  Virtuoso from Afghanistan
Ulytau (Kazakhstan)  –  Terishakpai  –  Jumyr-Kylysh / Two Warriors
Shafqat Ali Khan (Pakistan)  –  Dust to Dust  –  Shafqat Ali Khan
Sevara Nazarkhan (Uzbekistan)  –  Yol Bolsin (Where Are You Going?)  –  Yol Bolsin
Dordi Torik & Rahman Qilich Yomudi (Turkmenistan)  –  Lament  –  Silk Road, A musical caravan
Oleg Fesov (Tajikistan)  –  Marav  –  Lalaiki Pamir
Tengir-Too (Kyrgyzstan)  –  Gul / Flower   –  Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan
Zulya (Tatarstan)  –  Saginou / Yearning  –  Music from the Tea Lands
Adine Asimov & His Son (Tajikistan)  –  Ghazal By Lâhuti  –  Tadjikistan – Songs Of The Bards

Hour 2
Karen Gafurdjanov (Uzbekistan)  –  Yor Uzga  –  Gypsy Groove
Debashish Bhattacharya (Hindustan, aka India)  –  Raga Pahadi Jhinjhoti, Drut Gat in Tintal  –  Hindustani Slide Guitar
Ramin Rahimi & friends (Parsqastan, aka Iran)  –  Butterfly  –  The Pulse of Persia
Yulduz Uzmanova (Uzbekistan)  –  Mard Yigit  –  The Best of Yulduz
Yellow Sisters  –  Kiumbe  –  Tubab Woman
Sally Nyolo  –  Original  –  Beti
Euforquestra  –  Backbone  –  Soup
the Shin  –  The Epic Waltz of Mr. QQ  –  Manytimer
Donso  –  Kono  –  Donso
Lobi Traore  –  Tchana Diani  –  Electric & Acoustic Mali
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force  –  Victim of Life  –  Shoki Shoki

18 June 2010: Music from the Volcanic Lands

Volcano Mural - ©Scott Allan StevensIn April, it was the volcano in Iceland. In May, we observed the 30th anniversary of our own Mount Saint Helens (KAOS was within the ashfall radius of that one!). So on this day in June, Spin The Globe played music from some of the most volcanically active spots on earth. Plus some new releases, a tribute to Busi Mhlango (who passed on a few days ago), and some musical inspiration for Algeria, who ran with it and held England goalless in a remarkable (if lackluster) result today.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Boban Markovic Orkestar – Voz / The Train – The Primise
Enzo Avitabile & Bottari – Dance With Me – Save the World
Roger Espinoza – Sacred Mountain – Café Fuego
Yoshida Brothers – Storm – Yoshida Brothers
Ernie Cruz Jr. – Fires of Pele – Portraits
EivØr Pálsdóttir – Føroyar Min Módir – EivØr Pálsdóttir
Telek – Go Ralum – Serious Tam
Juan Carranza – La Remolina – Mareas
Mike Manopol – Kultura – Tribu Kemistri
Gigi – Tew Ante Sew – Gigi
Rumi Koyama – Watashi No Inori – Nippon Girls Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970
Marsada – Pulo Samosir / Samosir Island – Pulo Samosir
La Guarimba de Papa – Marimba de Guatemala – Marimba de Guatemala Vol. 1

Hour 2
Sukwinder Singh & Shreya Ghoshal – Soniye Ni – Bhangra Groove
Te Vaka – Pate Pate – Ki Mua
Moana & the Moahunters – Ancestors – Rua
Rachid Taha – Ya Rayah (Party) – Rock El Casbah
Magnifico – Avanti Popolo – Magnification
Lyapis Trubetskoy – Ruzhovyya Akulyary – Agitpop
Etran Finatawa – Diam Walla – Tarkat Tajje / Let’s Go
Dennis Mpale – Orlando – Next Stop Soweto Vol. 3
Busi Mhlongo – Ukuthula / Live in Peace – UrbanZulu
Playing for Change artists – Don’t Worry – Playing for Change

11 June 2010: Music of the World Cup

Whether you call it fußball, football, soccer, futbol, or just the beautiful game, you can’t avoid it this month as the FIFA World Cup comes to South Africa for the next month. Work stops, the moods of nations rise and fall with the performance of their select 11. Spin The Globe rung in the start of the competition (Yea South Africa!) with music about soccer and from the nations in the competition. And on June 12 we’ll be watching for a repeat of that 1950 result; sorry my English friends…

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
M’du  –  MaWe  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Rocky Dawuni  –  Wake Up the Town  –  FIFA 08 Soundtrack
Femi Kuti  –  Do Your Best feat. Mos Def  –  Fight to Win
Cheb Mourad  –  Ya Harami  –  unknown
Gotan Project  –  La Gloria  –  Tango 3.0
Filip Filipi feat. Neven Subotic & Tough Life  –  Kings of Africa  –  Vavilon
Macka B  –  Allez the Reggae Boys  –  Roots & Culture
Oreka TX  –  Adabegi  –  Quercus Endorphina
Jamaica United  –  Rise Up  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Shakira w/ Freshlyground  –  Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)  –  Listen Up! The official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited  –  Shumba Dzenhabvu / The Lions of Soccer  –  Chimurenga ‘98

Hour 2
K’naan  –  Waving Flag  –  FIFA 10 Original Soundtrack
Gipsy Kings  –  Oh Eh Oh Eh  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Serenje Kalindula  –  Nkana Red Devils  –  Zambian Legends
Groupe Univers & Amine Titi  –  Allez Allez  –  Groupe Univers & Amine Titi
Bonga  –  Sambila  –  Maiorais
Claudia Leitte & Lira  –  As Mascaras (S. Africa ’10 to Brasil ’14)  –  Listen Up! The official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
Lo’Jo  –  Yeyeki  –  Tu Connais Lo’Jo?
Tinariwen  –  Tahult In  –  Imidiwan / Companions
Boubacar Traore  –  Kar Kar Madison  –  Macire
Tony Allen  –  Secret Agent  –  Secret Agent
Delhi 2 Dublin  –  The Answer  –  Planet Electric
Amabutho  –  Uyaclaima / Boasting  –  Sikelela

 

4 June 2010: Global Music Mix + Farewell Lobi Traore

No theme this week, just track after track of great global music, both new and old. And a remembrance of Lobi Traore, who passed on earlier this week.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Anoushka Shankar  –  Red Sun w/ Bikram Ghosh & Tanmoy Bose  –  Rise
Idrissa Soumaoro  –  Dogoyama / Lack of Respect  –  Kote
Yellow Sisters  –  Smirena  –  Tubab Woman
The Shin  –  Nat Tsar Khek & Abdul Shah ill  –  Manytimer
various  –  Children of the World   –  Playing for Change Live
Sorma  –  Aouma  –  Mirage of the East
Imperial Tiger Orchestra  –  Bati (live)  –  Addis Abeba
Blk Sonshine  –  Nkosi  –  South Africa
Don Tiki  –  Da T’ing He Grow  –  The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki
Subaro  –  Boca Do Rio  –  Speaking in Tones
Ska Cubano  –  Megumi’s Amor  –  Mambo Ska
Tarika Sammy  –  Tonga Vahiny  –  Fanafody
Ferus Mustafov  –  Dikman  –  King Ferus: Macedonian Wedding Soul Cooking

Hour 2
Brass Menazeri  –  Kozarica Kolo / Goatherd girl Kolo  –  Vranjski San / Vranje Dream
Euforchestra  –  Soup  –  Soup
Lobi Traore  –  Sadiourou  –  Mali Blue
Salif Keita  –  Djele  –  La Difference
Amabutho  –  Satiwamina / My Wife  –  Sikelela
Mulatu Astatke  –  Ebo Lala  –  Timeless: Mulatu Astatke
Soul Brothers  –  Isigebengu  –  Rough Guide to the Soul Bros
Cirque du Soleil  –  Ants  –  Ovo
Red Baraat  –  Baraat to Nowhere  –  Chaal Baby
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Anibal VelasQuez y Su Conjunto  –  Mi Cumbia  –  Mambo Loco

28 May 2010: Africa in America + interview with Dr. George Francois

This week we celebrated the musicians who have brought the music and rhythms of African cultures to the USA, plus an interview with Dr. George Francois of the African Music and Dance Festival 2010 in Leavenworth WA running June 13-17, 2010.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World  –  Shakti
Chata Addy  –  Mi Nya Ho  –  The Children  –  self
Prince Diabate  –  Mandingo Reggae  –  New Life   –  Sunrise
Fula Flute  –  Teriya  –  Fula Flute  –  self
Obo Addy & Kukrudu  –  Abongo  –  Let Me Play My Drums  –  Burnside
interview with Dr. George Francois of Sankusem African Music Festival in Leavenworth, WA
Abdoulaye Diabate et. al.  –  Nanfulen  –  Badenya – Manden Jaliya in New York City  –  Smithsonian Folkways
The Sahel Band  –  Highlife  –  The Sahel Band  –  self
Markus James  –  Far as I Can Run / Majirica Samba  –  Timbuktoubab  –  Firenze
Yawo  –  It’s Alright  –  Celebrate!  –  Caveman

Hour 2
Alpha Yaya Diallo  –  Dewe  –  Aduna “The Future”   –  Tinder
Lora Chiorah-Dye & Sukutai  –  Nyoka Musango / Snake in the Grass  –  Safarini In Transit  –  Smithsonian Folkways
Tony Allen  –  Ayenlo  –  Secret Agent  –  World Circuit
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International  –  Odo Bra WaWaWa  –  Odo Sanbra  –  self
Mezcla  –  Mambo Influenciado  –  Akimba!  –  Khaeon
Orchestre N’Guewel  –  Mi Guajeo  –  Africa Boogaloo  –  Honest Jons
Quetzal  –  Para Sanar  –  Die Cowboy Die  –  self
Gotan Project  –  Peligro  –  Tango 3.0  –  XL Recordings
Donso  –  Hunters  –  Donso  –  Comet Records
Donso  –  Mogoya  –  Donso  –  Comet Records
Rachid Taha  –  H’absu-Hum (Ask them for an Explanation)  –  Teketoi  –  Wrasse
On Ensemble  –  Zeecha  –  Dust and Sand  –  self