2011-12-16 Klezmer + interview with Frank London of the Klezmatics

With this show, Spin The Globe shisn tsvey hozn mit eyn shos (killed two birds with one stone), gettingFrank London of the Klezmatics an advance jump on Hanukkah (Dec. 20-28), and previewing the upcoming visit of the Klezmatics with an interview with founding member Frank London. London was a blast to talk with, going from intellectual to silly, all with unbridled verve (and he says Joshua Nelson is a bundle of energy!). I think you’ll enjoy the interview, the klezmer music, and the new releases tucked into the end of the show.

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Hour 1
Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra  –  O Se Shalom  –  East Atlanta Passover Stomp
Klezmonauts  –  Oy to the World  –  Oy to the World
David Krakauer  –  Klezmer a la Bechet “Remix”  –  Live in Krakow
Max Pashm  –  Klezmernaki  –  Never Mind The Balkans
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi  –  Getshinke  –  The Devil’s Brides
Mook E  –  Shabak Music  –  Shtetl Superstars – Funky Jewish Sounds from Around the World
The Klezmatics  –  Ale Brider  –  Shvaygn=Toyt
The Klezmatics  –  I Ain’t Afraid  –  Live at Town Hall
interview with Frank London of the Klezmatics

Hour 2
The Klezmatics  –  Elijah Rock w/ Joshua Nelson  –  Live at Town Hall
Erran Baron Cohen  –  Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah  –  Erran Baron Cohen Presents: Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah
Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys  –  Farmers Market  –  2nd Avenue Square Dance
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra  –  Kozatsky ‘Til You Dropsky  –  Klezmer Nutcracker
Roger Davidson  –  Sunflowers at Dawn  –  On the Road of Life
Brazuka Fina  –  Samba Ti, Samba Eu  –  Brazilian Beat
Chris Berry & the Bayaka of Yandoumbe  –  Lari’s Song  –  Lari’s Song (End Theme)
Barika  –  Down the Mountain  –  Remember
Wona Baba Maraire  –  Mabasa  –  Wona Baba Maraire
Dusu  –  Essential  –  Doni Doni Che Be Jdimi
Les Barons  –  Lagos Sound System  –  African Beat
James Whetzel  –  The Dreidel Sarod  –  single

2011-12-09 Best Global Music of 2011

Hours of excruciating data entry and listener research by telephone were the backbone of this Best of 2011 episode of Spin The Globe. Or maybe we just set all our nominees out on the floor and watched which ones the office cat slept on the most. We’re not really going to reveal our secrets, but these are still some of the best songs from some of the best albums of the year. We promise. So sit back and enjoy the music, and use this as a buying guide if you need holiday gifts for your loved ones. It’s been a good year, so be generous. Spin The Globe's Best World Music CDs of 2011

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Hour 1
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Mustt Mustt (feat. Tinarwen)  –  Aam Zameen:Common Ground
Tribeqa  –  Vaudoo  –  Qolors
Nation Beat  –  Sebastiana  –  Growing Stone
Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestra & Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  Devla  –  Balkan Brass Battle
Ravid Kahalani  –  Eli  –  Yemen Blues
Trio Chemirani  –  Alou Soroma feat. Ballake Sissoko  –  Invite
DeLeon  –  Yo M’enamori  –  Casata
Kora Jazz Band  –  Mandjou  –  And Guests
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Contigo Jamas  –  Taurus
Les Freres Smith  –  Afro!  –  Contreband Mentality
Sia Tolno  –  Odju Watcha  –  My Life

Hour 2
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Nakupenda Africa feat. Angelique Kidjo  –  Say Africa
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo  –  Pardon  –  Cotonou Club
Nawal  –  For a Dignified Humanity  –  Embrace the Spirit
Te Vaka  –  Moemiti  –  Havili
Aurelio Martinez  –  Yurumei  –  Laru Beya
Tinariwen  –  Iswegh Attay  –  Tasili
Cacique ’97  –  Jorge de Capadocia  –  Cacique ’97
Hadag Nahash  –  Ani Maamin  –  .    6
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  A La Truko  –  I Lumia Mo Kher
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  Roma Project  –  I Lumia Mo Kher
Malika Zarra  –  Berber Taxi  –  Berber Taxi
Youssou N’Dour  –  Africa Dream Again feat. Ayo  –  Dakar-Kingston
Bombino  –  Adouni (Life)  –  Agadez

2011-12-02 India Meets Nigeria

Inspired by a couple of upcoming shows on the Calendar, we ping-ponged this show between music from India and Nigeria. Curious similarities and contrasts emerged, which you’ll hear along the way. And in hour 2, more global explorations and new releases. Enjoy!India Meets Nigeria - world music on Spin The Globe radio

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Hour 1
Balkar Siddhu  –  Vyah  –  Bhangra Groove
Najite Olokun Prophecy  –  Honesty  –  Africa Before Invasion
Anoushka Shankar  –  Dancing in Madness  –  Traveller
King Sunny Ade  –  Bombibele Horojo  –  The Best of the Classic Years
Bapi Das Baul / Baul Bishwa  –  My Sweet Black Bee  –  Sufi Baul: Madness & Happiness
Lagbaja  –  Liar-Liar  –  Sharp Sharp
Shiela Chandra  –  The Struggle  –  Roots & Wings
Joni Haastrup & MonoMono  –  Wake Up Your Mind  –  Wake Up Your Mind
Autorickshaw  –  Chennai Five-O  –  Four Higher
The Lijadu Sisters  –  Danger  –  Danger
Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar   –  Ananta  –  Together

Hour 2
Tony Allen  –  Celebrate  –  Secret Agent
Baka Beyond  –  Way’ya  –  Kisumani
Locureleza  –  Jontre  –  Putumayo Presents Latin Beat
Raya Brass Band  –  Tavernitsa  –  Dancing on Roses, Dancing on Cinders
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi  –  Intro to Dire Gelt / Dire Gelt  –  The Devil’s Brides
Zafa  –  Yuma  –  Funky Grooves of Yemen
Gonzaga  –  Kedna  –  Shangri-La Goa: Traditional & Popular Songs from Goa
Sia Tolno  –  Blind Samaritan  –  My Life
Debashish Bhattacharya  –  Prabha (Early Bright)  –  Calcutta Slide Guitar
Kora Jazz Band  –  Ewagne  –  & Guests
Bombino  –  Tenere (The Desert My Home)  –  Agadez
Mauricio Velasierra  –  Paso 1  –  Rodar

2011-11-25 Global Songs About Birds

This week’s show is dedicated to our flying friends. Not to exclude flight-challenged birds (kiwi, ostrich, Thanksgiving turkey), but most of these songs are about wilder birds. Then it was on to new releases, concert previews, and other featherless songs in hour 2. Enjoy!World  Music about Birds

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Hour 1
Kobo Town  –  Corbeaux Following  –  Independence
Yma Sumac  –  Chicken Talk  –  Mambo!
Zulya and the Children of the Revolution  –  Children’s Bird Song  –  3 Nights
Rabih Abou-Khalil  –  Maltese Chicken Farm  –  The Cactus of Knowledge
The Shin  –  Pigeon Sirba  –  Black Sea Fire
Think of One  –  Een Dooi Vogeltje  –  Naft
Ladysmith Black Mambazo  –  Vuka (Wake Up Little Chicks)  –  Songs From a Zulu Farm
Rim Banna  –  Fly and Slow Down, Goose  –  A Time to Cry: A Lament over Jerusalem
Talitha Mackenzie  –  Funky Bird  –  Solas
Mariah Parker  –  First Flight  –  Sangria
Forro in the Dark  –  Asa Branca feat. David Byrne  –  Bonfires of Sao Joao
Varttina  –  Musta Lindu (Black Bird)  –  Musta Lindu (Black Bird)
Tito Puente  –  Mambo Birdland  –  The Complete 78s Vol. 2 (1949-55)
Lord Tanamo  –  Yellow Bird  –  I’m in the Mood for Ska

Hour 2
Hazmat Modine  –  Mocking Bird  –  Cicada
Howard B. Hayes & Malinda Parker  –  Chicken Is Nice  –  Songs of the African Coast: Café Music of Liberia
Awale  –  Merhaba  –  Just Have to Grow
Zafa  –  Wasmaee  –  Funky Grooves of Yemen
The Klezmatics  –  Nign  –  Jews With Horns
Fredy Massamba  –  Zonza  –  African Beat
Lightsweetcrude  –  A Call to You, Piloo  –  Listen to the Colour
Raya Brass Band  –  Arkabarka  –  Dancing On Roses, Dancing On Cinders
Sola Rosa  –  Del Ray  –  Get It Together
Sia Tolno  –  Aya Ye  –  My Life
Istiklal Trio  –  Suz-nak Oyun Havasi  –  Istiklal Trio
Shazalakazoo  –  Plus 49 (feat. Wikluh Sky)  –  Karton City Boom
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Cumbia La Magdalena  –  Taurus

2011-11-18 Gypsy Music + Sean Gaskell (kora) live!

The scheduled interview with Lache Cercel was derailed by a family emergency that forced Lache to cancel his scheduled Olympia show and fly back to Romania, but I’m hoping we’ll get to that at a later date. But we did get an hour of great Romani music in, and part 2 of our Double Live show did happen, with Sean Gaskell and his kora performing four songs for us in the second hour of the show.

Sean Gaskell playing kora live on Spin The Globe radio

Sean Gaskell

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Hour 1
Mahala Rai Banda  –  Am Plecat de Jos  –  Ghetto Blasters
Karavan Familia  –  Gipsy Crossroads  –  Gipsy Crossroads
Gabi Lunca  –  Hora Lautareasca  –  Sounds from a Bygone Age, Vol. 5
Ljiljana Buttler  –  Ja K’o Ostala Deca  –  The Mother of Gypsy Soul
Esma Redzepova  –  Sastalise Cigani  –  The Art of Seduction: Gypsy Nights
Vera Bila & Kale  –  Chaje, Chaje  –  Kale Kalore
Mad Manoush  –  Tumbala  –  The Gypsy R-Evolution
Lache Cercel & the Roma Swing Ensemble  –  Egyptian Girl  –  Muzika Konkordo
Jony Iliev & Band  –  Arizona  –  Ma Maren Ma
Ekrem & Gypsy Groovz  –  Cocek Srece (Chochek of Happiness)  –  Rivers of Happiness
Taraf de Haidouks  –  Bride in a Red Dress  –  Band of Gypsies
Fanfara din Cozmesti  –  Hora de la Valea Mare  –  Gypsy Brass
Shukar Collective  –  Napolament  –  Rromatek

Hour 2
Gipsy.cz  –  Besav Andre Praha  –  Desperado
Tinariwen  –  Tameyawt  –  Tassili
Bombino  –  Bring Us Together  –  Agadez
Sean Gaskell  –  Allah La Ke  –  live in the KAOS performance studio
Sean Gaskell  –  Tabara  –  live in the KAOS performance studio
Sean Gaskell  –  Djourou Kara Nany  –  live in the KAOS performance studio
Sean Gaskell  –  Kaira  –  live in the KAOS performance studio
Kora Jazz Band  –  Oye Como Va  –  & Guests
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Pirata  –  Taurus
Sola Rosa  –  Humanized  –  Get It Together

2011-11-11 This One Goes to Eleven — and Manooghi Hi, live

Here’s a quiz you can use to find out a lot about your friends. Ask them which is the more important 11/11/11 observation: Veteran’s Day, or Nigel Tufnel Day. What about you?

Manooghi Hi at KAOS-fm - photo ©2011 Scott Allan Stevens, www.NWexposure.com

Manooghi Hi at KAOS-fm -- photo ©2011 Scott Allan Stevens, www.NWexposure.com

We didn’t spend a lot of time with either of those themes on Spin The Globe today, but we did observe the numerological oddity of the date by playing only track #11 from a wide variety of global albums. There was also a wonderful live-music interlude from Seattle-based Hindi-rock band Manooghi Hi, who braved a drenching rainstorm to get to the KAOS studios. Thanks to them for the music, and to Daniel (DJ Hearttone) for engineering the show.

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Hour 1
Oojami  –  Like That  –  Boom Shinga Ling
Celia Cruz  –  Canto a la Habana  –  Resumen Musical
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Nessuno  –  Taurus
Leningrad  –  Banany  –  Piraty XXI Veka
Gotan Project  –  Domingo (feat. Jimi Santos)  –  Lunatico
La Minor  –  Murka  –  Oboroty
SoCalled  –  Baleboste  –  Ghettoblaster
Lila Downs  –  Dios Nunca Muere (love never dies)  –  Pecados Y Milagros
Zap Mama  –  Mamadii  –  Sabsylma
Al-Yaman  –  Ethnic Session  –  Insanyya
Te Vaka  –  Manuia  –  Havili

Hour 2
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Mustt Mustt (Extended)  –  Aam Zameen: Common Ground
Manooghi Hi  –  Om Baba  –  Live in the KAOS studios
Manooghi Hi  –  Kismet  –  Live in the KAOS studios
Manooghi Hi  –  Where India Begins  –  Live in the KAOS studios
Manooghi Hi  –  Space that Drops In  –  Live in the KAOS studios
Manooghi Hi  –  Hmmm  –  Manooghi Hi
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  Buzuki  –  I Lumia Mo Hker
Tony Allen   –  Black Voices (12″ Mix)  –  Home Cooking
Terakaft  –  Kek Amidi Nin  –  Artan N Azawad
Boom Pam  –  The Souvlak  –  Boom Pam
Samba Squad  –  Seu Samba, Meu Samba  –  Batuque

2011-11-04 Faves, New Releases, Concert Previews, Requests

And there arose a great music in the land, and behold voices and instruments from many nations were gathered together, and gave voice to a great diversity of sounds, though they were in one accord together for the glorification of the creative spirit.

And that just about sums things up this week. The show features some old faves, new releases, and a healthy serving of concert previews. Explore, enjoy, and return next week when we’ll take you on a new audio adventure.global music grab bag

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Hour 1
Boom Pam  –  Gross  –  Boom Pam
Gipsy.cz  –  Cokolada  –  Desperado
Kadola  –  Bazuka Dance  –  Ethnojazz
Les Freres Smith  –  Afro!  –  Contreband Mentality
Eric St-Laurent Trio  –  Wild Intent  –  Ruby
Baka Beyond  –  Ybunga  –  Kisumani
Neco Novellas  –  Yeke Yo  –  New Dawn / Ku Khata
Achanak  –  Kuria Ne Suniya (Beautiful Woman Listen To Me)  –  The Rough Guide to the Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Tribeqa  –  Sun  –  Qolors
Mauricio Velasierra  –  Hay Simona  –  Rodar
Pistolera  –  Escucha  –  El Desierto y la Ciudad
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Say Africa  –  Say Africa

Hour 2
Seckou Keita Quartet  –  Ke Djulo  –  Afro-Mandinka Soul / Tama-Silo
Nawal  –  Zim Spirit  –  Embrace the Spirit
Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band  –  Calling Genesha  –  Devaloka
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Mustt Mustt Redux  –  Aam Zameen / Common Ground
Gaelic Storm  –  Punjab Paddy  –  How are we getting home?
Theodosii Spassov Trio  –  Tatovata Rabotilnitsa  –  The Fish Are Praying for Rain
Djelimady Tounkara  –  Diaoura  –  Sigui
Rajery  –  Mahafinaritra  –  Volotany
Lightsweetcrude  –  Ahir / Now  –  Listen to the Colour
Jadid Ensemble  –  Tango Arabe  –  Sigh of the Moor
The Lijadu Sisters  –  Amebo  –  Danger
Albino!  –  Democracy  –  Rhino

2011-10-28: Halloween & Dia de los Muertos music

Like zombies digging their way out of the cemetery, spooky global tunes this week to celebrate Halloween, plus some perhaps less spooky songs about ancestors and the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Things didn’t work out for the planned interview with Cuban jazz innovator Omar Sosa, but we still spun some of his music and gave away some tickets to his show next week at Jazz Alley in Seattle. Congratulations to the winners, and to everyone who listened all the way through this scaaaaary show.jackolantern planet

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Hour 1
Tarika – Avelo (Afro Celt Ghost Mix) – 10: Beast, Ghosts & Dancing with History
Chet Nuneta – Llorona – Ailleurs
Tara Linda – Demon’s Cumbia – Tortilla Western Serenade
The Budos Band – Ghost Walk – The Budos Band
Tango Siempre – Dance of Death – Only Human
Cicala Mvta – Ghost Requiem – Ghost Circus
Brass Menazeri – Mejra Na Tabutu (Mejra in the Casket) – Vranjski San
Slide to Freedom – Spooky – 20,000 Miles
Tango Saloon – Kiss of Death – Transylvania
Lila Downs – La Reya del Inframundo – Pescados y Milagros
Zuco 103 – Sací (Ghost Boy in the Whirlwind) – Tales of High Fever
Divoký srdce – Nebeští jezdci / Ghost Riders in the Sky – Late Gathering
Zulya and The Children of The Underground – The Night Is Dark – 3 Nights

Hour 2
Omar Sosa & Greg Landau – Llorona – D.O. A Day Off
Ginger Johnson and his African Messengers – Witchdoctor – African Party
Zeep – Ghost Town (Isso não da) – Brazilution 5.8
Kocani Orkestar – La Llorona – The Ravished Bride
Tinariwen – Tameyawt – Tassili
Jadid Ensemble – Ayat – Sigh of the Moor
Omar Sosa – Aguas – Calma
Akiran Ahluwalia – Yaar Naal – Aam Zameen: Common Ground
Tango Saloon – Dance of the Dead – Transylvania
Kobo Town – Blood and Fire – Independence
DeLeon – La Ner V Livsomim – DeLeon
Te Vaka – Tamaiti Uma – Havili
Goran Bregovic – Imagine – Alkohol

2011-10-21: Top 10 World Music CDs, October

This week’s show started with a journey ascending the October World Music Top 10 Chart, then freewheeled into other territory, including previews of upcoming concerts and some newly released songs. Congrats to the winner of the Quetzal tickets, and more generally to everyone who, like me, loves this music.

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Hour 1Les Freres Smith - Contreband Mentality
Cankisou  –  Narapundey  –  #10 – Fayt
Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra  –  Tumbalalaika  –  #9 The Travelling Jewish Wedding (from The Mickey Hart Collection)
Nation Beat  –  Tropicana (Morena Tropicana)  –  #8 Growing Stone
Vagabond Opera  –  King of Gypsies  –  #7 Sing for Your Lives
Te Vaka  –  Taku Uo Pele  –  #6 Havili
March Fourth Marching Band  –  Delhi Belly  –  #5 Magnificent Beast
Boban & Marko Marcovic Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  Caravan – Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  #4 Balkan Brass Battle
Tribeqa  –  Diana Mogo  –  #3 Qolors
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Contigo Jamas  –  Taurus
Nawal  –  Mantra for Four Chakras  –  #2 Embrace the Spirit
Les Freres Smith  –  Contreband Mentality  –  #1 Contreband Mentality

Hour 2
Manisha Shahane  –  Girls Gone World  –  When Parallel Lines Meet
Camille  –  Allez Allez Allez  –  Iol Veyou
Quetzal  –  Luna Sol  –  Worksongs
Nancy Murillo  –  Africa Mia  –  Tia Yova
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Raqba  –  Aam Zameen:Common Ground
Perunika Trio  –  Rekoh Ti, Tsone  –  The Rough Guide To The Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Syran Mbenza  –  Heritage Ya Luambo  –  The Rough Guide To The Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba  –  I Speak Fula  –  I Speak Fula
KG Omulo  –  Ayah Ye!  –  Ayah Ye! Moving Train
Joe Lasqo  –  Raga: Asavari  –  Turquoise Sessions
Gabriel Palatchi Band  –  Electroshock  –  Diario de Viaje
Tribeqa  –  Vaudoo  –  Qolors
Thomas Mapfumo  –  Kune Rima  –  Chimurenga Explosion

2011-10-14: Nusrat vs. Fela

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Now… this week’s show fell right between the birthdays of two global music giants, so we ping-ponged with their music in the first hour, then added in some other great artists in the second hour of the show. Qawwlafrobeat, anyone?

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Hour 1
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  –  Mustt Mustt (Lost in his Work)  –  Mustt Mustt
Fela Kuti  –  Mr Follow Follow  –  The Underground Spiritual Game
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook  –  Crest  –  Night Song
Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Afrika 70  –  No Agreement (excerpt)  –  Shuffering and Shmiling / No Agreement
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Ustad Sultan Khan   –  Main to Piya Se Naina Lagaa Aayi Re  –  Pukaar
Fela & the Africa 70  –  Buy Africa  –  Shakara
Gaudi + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  –  Dil Da Rog Muka Ja Mahi (Pinch Remix  –  Dub Qawwali Remixes

Hour 2
Fela Kuti  –  Shakara  –  The Best of the Black President
Lo’Jo  –  Debosz  –  Ce Soir La
MarchFourth Marching Band  –  Sin Camiseta  –  Magnificent Beast
Kal  –  Duj Duj  –  Kal
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars  –  Midnight Banda Judia  –  Carnival Conspiracy
Quetzal   –  Para Sanar  –  Die Cowboy Die
DeLeon  –  Yoi M’enamori  –  Casata
Te Vaka  –  Vevela  –  Havili
Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman  –  Jibaner Gan  –  Mahima