Category Archives: World Music

17 September 2010: Question-asking Music

Did you doubt that Spin The Globe could do a complete show playing only songs that ask questions? Did you think there weren’t enough songs from around the world that have unanswered queries? Did you think we wouldn’t be able to find them? Did you tune in and listen?question globe

Remember, you can catch the archive of this show for a limited time at soundroots.podomatic.com

Hour 1
Warsaw Village Band  –  Is Anybody In There?  –  Infinity
Antibalas  –  Who Is This America Dem Speak of Today  –  Who Is This Amerca?
Ansambl Mastika  –  Gde Si,Bre?  –  Gde Si,Bre?
DePedro  –  Que Puedo Hacer Por Ti?  –  DePedro
Tinga Stewart  –  Why Can’t We Live Together?  –  Darker Than Blue:Soul from Jamdown (1973-1980)
Rachid Taha  –  Tekitoi? / Who Are You?  –  Tekitoi
Sila & The Afrofunk Experience  –  Why?  –  Global Lingo
The Shin  –  What Then?  –  Egari
Pops Mohammed  –  How Far Have We Come?  –  How Far Have We Come
Terrakota  –  E Verdade?  –  Oba Train
Systema Solar  –  Quien es el Patron?  –  Systema Solar
Orishas  –  Que Pasa?  –  Antidiotico

Hour 2
Ozomatli  –  (Who Discovered) America?  –  Street Signs
Habana Abierta  –  Asere, Que Vola?  –  Boomerang
Joan Soriano  –  Que Pasara Manana?  –  El Duque de la Bachata
Moussu T e lei Jovents  –  As-ti pescat la sirena?  –  Mademoiselle Marseille
Bob Marley & The Wailers  –  Is This Love?  –  Legend
Mynta  –  What’s the Bag Dad?  –  Nandu’s Dance
Kila  –  Where Did You Hide That Train, Joe?  –  Lemonade & Buns
Balkan Beat Box  –  Why?   –  Blue Eyed Black Boy
Davide Swarup  –  Why Not?  –  Music for Hang
The Kora Band  –  Ngoni System  –  Cascades
Vavamuffin  –  Addis Fever  –  Mo’ Better Rootz
King Sunny Ade  –  Oro Yi Bale (Radio Edit)  –  Baba Mo Tunde

10 September 2010: New Global Releases

A slew of new releases this show, plus an interview with Kane Mathis of The Kora Band, who just released a CD called Cascades, and play a CD release show tonight at The Northern in Olympia (see Calendar). Enjoy the new sounds!

Remember, you can catch the archive of this show for a limited time at http://soundroots.podomatic.com/

New Releases on Spin The Globe world music radioHour 1
Brass Menazeri  –  Vranjski San  –  Vranjski San
Salsa Celtica  –  Guajira Sin Sol  –  En Vivo En El Norte
Grupo Celeste  –  Como Un Ave   –  The Roots of Chicha 2
Carmen Consoli  –  Mandaci Una Cartolina  –  Elettra
Sekouba Diakite  –  Mandela  –  Sejo
Monoswezi  –  Mugarandega  –  Monoswezi
Mohammed Alidu & the Bizung Family  –  Zomnilanisala  –  Land of Fire
King Sunny Ade  –  Baba Loun Sohun Gbogbo  –  Baba Mo Tunde
Gao Hong  –  Butterfly  –  Quiet Forest, Flowing Stream
The Kora Band  –  Za Ayi Neyi  –  Cascades
interview with Kane Mathis of The Kora Band

Hour 2
The Kora Band  –  Tantine  –  Cascades
Rahim Alhaj  –  Athens to Baghdad  –  Little Earth
Riad Abdel-Gawad  –  Ghagar (Egyptian Gypsy)  –  Egypt Mother of the World
Natacha Atlas  –  Muwashah Ozkourini  –  Mounqaliba
Bulgarian Voices Angelite & Huun Huur Tu  –  Mountain Fairytale  –  Legends
King Sunny Ade  –  Baba Mo Tunde – King Britt Remix  –  Baba Mo Tunde
Yuko Ito  –  Mania De Voce  –  Mania De Voce
Axum  –  Kool Wahed  –  Axum
Joan Soriano  –  Maria Elena  –  El Duque De La Bachata
Vavamuffin  –  Bez Piatala  –  Mo’ Better Rootz

03 September 2010: Afro-Funk

Afro Funk Explosion

With the Budos Band passing through the area tomorrow for Bumbershoot (see calendar), this is a perfect time for a roaring dose of Afro-funk. And Afrobeat. And related Afro-musics, new and old. Plus new releases and some Bumbershoot previews.

Hour 1
Inemo  –  Afrofunk  –  Afro Funky Beats
The Budos Band  –  Mark of the Unnamed  –  The Budos Band III
The Pleb  –  One for Senegal  –  African Groove
Ali Hassan Kuban  –  Habibi  –  Rough Guide to Ali Hassan Kuban
Brigth Engelberts And The B.E. Movement  –  Tolambo Funk  –  Booniay!! A Compilation Of West African Funk
Lungiswa  –  Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)  –  Lungiswa
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca  –  Nganga Kisi  –  Sao Salvador
The Sweet Talks  –  Eyi Su Ngaangaa  –  Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana
Gnonnas Pedro  –  I Got You (I Feel Good)  –  The Best of Gnonnas Pedro
The Daktaris  –  Give It Up Turnit Loose  –  Soul Explosion
Dele Sosimi  –  Phaze 2 (What Next?)  –  Turbulent Times

Hour 2
Manu Dibango  –  Super Kumba  –  Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
Mr Something Something & Ikwanga  –  Abankwa  –  Deep Sleep
Tony Allen  –  Woman To Man  –  Home Cooking
Peter King  –  African Dialects  –  Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
Magic Drum Orchestra  –  Drop It (Like a Funky Muppet)  –  In The Studio
Konono No. 1  –  Wumbanzanga (excerpt)  –  Assume Crash Position
Luisa Maita  –  Mire E Veja (Look and See)  –  Lero-Lero
Joan Soriano  –  Mal Pensado  –  El Duque De La Bachata
The Heshoo Beshoo Band  –  Wait and See  –  Next Stop…Soweto Vol. 2
Natacha Atlas  –  Taalet  –  Mounqaliba
Balkan Beat Box  –  Gypsy Queens  –  Nu Med
Monoswezi  –  Tsvimborume  –  Monoswezi

27 August 2010: Music of Cape Verde

Cesaria Evora - Rogamar
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To celebrate Cesaria Evora‘s birthday today, we heard music from her and fellow Cape Verdeans, plus a few new releases and faves thrown in the second hour.

Hour 1
Cesaria Evora  –  Zinha  –  Nha Sentimento
Tete Alhinho  –  Barco di Papel  –  African Playground
Bius  –  Fidjo D’Africa  –  Palop Africa!
Boy Ge Mendes  –  Cumba Ietu  –  Lagoa (The Lagoon)
Mo’Kalamity & The Wizards  –  Vision  –  African Reggae
Maria de Barros  –  Nos Tradicon  –  Danca Ma Mi
Simentera  –  Dor di Amor  –  Mondo Africa
Bau  –  Momentos Em Paris  –  Inspiracao
Tcheka  –  Ana Maria  –  Lonji
Teofilo Chantre  –  Nha Fe (My Faith)  –  Cape Verde
Cesaria Evora  –  Beijo De Longe (A Kiss from Afar)  –  Café Atlantico
Augusto Cego  –  Mar  –  African Odyssey
Fantcha  –  Saia de Travada  –  Viva Mindelo

Hour 2
Sara Tavares  –  One Love  –  Balance
Lura  –  Mundo E Nos  –  Di Korpu Ku Alma
Katchupa Rica  –  Bengosin (Come On)  –  The Spirit of Cape Verde
Cesaria Evora  –  Tchom Frio (Cold Ground)  –  Nha Sentimento
Mairy Lepiera  –  Mane  –  Soro
Papaya Republik  –  Fayaguaya feat. Systema Solar  –  Papaya Republik
Andrew Oliver Kora Band  –  Segu  –  Just 4 U
Gurdas Maan  –  Enna Pyar Ni  –  Kahan Tak
King Sunny Ade  –  Baba Loun Sohun Gbogbo  –  Baba Mo Tunde
Khaira Arby  –  unidentified song  –  Festival in the Desert: The Tent Sessions
Herbie Hancock w/ K’Naan, Los Lobos and Tinariwen  –  Tamatant Tilay / Exodus   –  The Imagine Project
Max Wild feat. Sam Mtukudzi  –  Ndakuvara  –  Tamba
Cheikh Lo  –  Seyni  –  Jamm

20 August 2010: Top 10 World Music Albums

We went in some interesting directions today, first in a wide diversity of new releases in our Top 10 segment, then all over the world with both old and new releases, and no small percentage of instrumental pieces. Perhaps I was a little looser having guest-hosted Xenophilia yesterday. Whatever it was, this was one fun show…and the feedback confirms that listeners were enjoying the mix as well. Flag Globe

Hour 1
Dessoin  –  Wapi Yo? / Where Are You?  –  #10 Roots of OK Jazz: Congo Classics 1955-1956
Rahim Alhaj w/ Yacouba Sissoko  –  The Other Time  –  #9 Little Earth
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  #8 Mira
Achanak  –  Lak Noo Bhangra Mix (Purely Percussive)  –  #7 Rough Guide to Bhangra
Mohsen Namjoo  –  Qashqai  –  #6 Oy / Dig
King Sunny Ade  –  Alaji Rasaki  –  #5 Odu (stand-in for the new release Baba Mo Tunde)
The Budos Band  –  Mark of the Unnamed  –  #4 The Budos Band III
Ghulam Hussain  –  Ba Ayadat Beya  –  Rough Guide to the Music of Afghanistan
Real Situation  –  Funkadesi  –  #3 Tribute to a Reggae Legend
Luisa Maita  –  Fulaninha / Jane Doe  –  #2 Lero-Lero
Axum  –  Kool Wahed  –  #1 Axum
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars  –  Out of What?  –  Carnival Conspiracy

Hour 2
Kilema  –  Ao Va Nareo? / Are You There?  –  Lavi-Tany
Ketama, Toumani Diabate, Jose Soto  –  De Jerez a Mali  –  Songhai 2
Lata Mangeshkar & Sonu Nigam  –  Khamoshiyan Gungunane Lagi  –  King Khan: Songs from the films of Shahruky Khan
Sursumcorda  –  Il Gorgo  –  L’Albero Dei Bradipi
Sonic Tribe   –  Circle 3  –  Sonic Tribe
Run (excerpt)  –  U Srinivas & Michael Brook  –  Dream
Bob Brozman, John McSherry And Dónal O’Connor  –  Beer Belly Dancing  –  Six Days In Down
Ray Spiegel Ensemble  –  Barun’s Boogie  –  Raga Jazz
Natacha Atlas  –  Batkalim  –  Mounqaliba
Gaby Kerpel  –  Toritos  –  Carnabailito
Rajery  –  Misahotaka Ny Akama  –  Fanamby

13 August 2010: Pacific Island Music + Te Vaka interview

We talked with Opetaia Foa’I, leader of the pan-Polynesian group Te Vaka today, about their music and their show Monday night at Seattle’s Triple Door. Plus other music from Polynesian islands, and in the second hour music from the rest of the world. Te Vaka

Hour 1
Hapa  – Olinda Road  –  Hapa
Toni Huata  – Hikoia Te Whetu  –  Iwi Hit Disc 14
Wai  – Te Tokomauri Manawa  –  Wai 100%
Ruia & Ranea  – Tuhurihuri  –  Whare Maori
Te Vaka  – Ika Ika / Fish  –  Pacific Music
– Interview with Opatia Foa’i of Te Vaka –
Te Vaka  – Tui Moana  –  Haoloto
Te vaka  – Tauasa  –  Haoloto
Pacific Curls  – Kookaa Tauwhiri  –  Mothersline
Te Vaka  – Samulai  –  Tutuki

Hour 2
Moana & the Moahunters  – Ancestors  –  Rua
Matato’a  – Mana Ma’Ohi  –  South Pacific Islands
Waitiki 7  – Bali Ha’i  –  New Sounds of Exotica
Rodrigo y Gabriela  – Juan Loco  –  Rodrigo y Gabriela
Telek  – Waitplela Gras  –  Telek
Don Tiki  – Bla Bla Cha Cha  –  South Of The Boudoir
Jienat  – Fredrik Albert  –  Mira
Indian Ocean  – Nam Myo Ho  –  Jhini
Harry Allen  – Mapuana  –  Legends of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar
Loyko  – Sare Patrya  –  The Rough Guide to Russian Gypsies
Budos Band  – Golden Dunes  –  Budos Band III
Kekele  – Pinzoli Ya Africa  –  Rumba Congo

 

06 August 2010: Music of Desert Lands

Tinariwen - Music of Desert LandsMusic from some of the nations and cultures living in and around the planet’s largest deserts. The biggest deserts on the planet, by the way, aren’t particularly warm and they’re definitely not sandy. Read more about deserts here. In the second hour of the show, we moved on to some new releases and concert previews.

Hour 1
Tinariwen  –  Matadjem Yinmixan (radio edit)  –  Aman Iman: Water Is Life
Dr Didg  –  Devon  –  Out of the Woods
Malouma  –  Welfi  –  Dunya
Qallunak  –  Qikturriak / Counting  –  Qallunak
Tartit  –  Abacabok  –  Abacabok
Setona  –  Sawani  –  Rough Guide to the Music of Sudan
Kadim Al-Sahir  –  Waleede Al Tayib / My Good Father  –  Al Hob Al Mustaheel
Mercedes Sosa  –  La Solitaria  –  Sina
Moh Alileche  –  The Natives (Imawlan Tmurt)  –  Kabylia Music – Tragedy: A Tribute To Matoub Lounes
Houssaine Kili  –  Attan / Hurt  –  Mountain to Mohamed
Egschiglen  –  Govin Undur / The Hills in the Gobi  –  Sounds Of Mongolia
Dalinda  –  El Shams  –  Turquoise
Toumast  –  Ezeref / My Camel  –  Ishumar / Identity

Hour 2
Inna & the Farlanders  –  Northern Dances  –  The Dream of Endless Nights
Rasha  –  Diya Wo Ailan  –  Sudaniyat
Mari Boine  –  Mielahisvuohta (Lunacy Lunacy)  –  Unfolding
Vieux Farka Toure  –  Souba Souba  –  Live
The Apples  –  Batash (Alwoojdi)  –  Kings
Balkan Beat Box  –  BBBeat  –  Nu Med
Luisa Maita  –  Fulaninha (Maga Bo Remix)  –  Lero-Lero (remix)
The Budos Band  –  Aynotchesh Yerefu  –  The Budos Band
Laya Project  –  Hai La Sa (Eastern Spirit Remix)  –  A New Day-Laya Project Remixed
Rob  –  More  –  Afro Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves – Ghana & Togo 1972-1979
Mafikizolo   –  Marabi  –  Sibongile
Imperial Tiger Orchestra   –  Djemeregne   –  Addis Abeba

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