2011-08-26 Top 10 World Music Albums-August

Nation Beat - Growing Stone
Nation Beat - Growing Stone

This week’s show features selections from the SoundRoots / Spin The Globe August Top 10 Global Albums chart in the first hour, and various old and new music in the second hour.

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Hour 1
Hadag Nahash  –  Maarbolet Shel Hol  –  #10: 6
The Creole Choir of Cuba  –  Fey  –  #9: Tande-La
Lobi Traore  –  Bi Donga Fa Ko  –  #8: Bwati Kono
Donso  –  Mogoya  –  #7: Putumayo Presents African Beat
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Contigo Jamas  –  #6: Taurus
Seun Anikulapo-Kuti  –  Mr. Big Thief  –  #5: From Africa with Fury: Rise
The Funk Ark  –  From the Rooftops  –  #4: From the Rooftops
The Funk Ark  –  Horchata  –  #4: From the Rooftops
The Klezmatics  –  Tepel  –  #3: Live at Town Hall
Boban & Marko Marcovic Orkestra vs. Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  Caravan (Fanfare Ciocarlia)  –  #2: Balkan Brass Battle
Nation Beat  –  Meu Girassol  –  #1: Growing Stone

Hour 2
David Wax Museum  –  Chuchumbe (Bellybutton)  –  Everything is Saved
Heyraneh  –  Beloved’s Whisper  –  Promise to Freedom
Shareholder Tom  –  Mango Chow  –  single
Mark Atkins  –  Spontaneous Combustion  –  Dreamtime
Samba Toure feat. Oumou Sangare  –  Moussoya  –  Crocodile Blues
Tinariwen  –  Tameyawt  –  Tassili
Shukar Collective  –  Verbal Fight  –  Urban Gypsy
Cheikh Lo  –  Conia  –  Jamm
Aziz Sahmaoui  –  Ana Hayou  –  University of Gnawa
Ry Cooder & VM Bhatt  –  Ganges Delta Blues  –  A Meeting by the River
Nisos  –  Evreiko  –  Nisos
Mark Weinstein & Omar Sosa  –  Children at Play  –  Tales from the Earth
Anoushka Shankar  –  Red Sun  –  Rise

2011-08-19: Horn of Africa

Somali singer Maryam MursalMusic from the Horn of Africa today (including Maryam Mursal, pictured), to help draw attention the the need for famine relief, political reform, and other changes in Somalia and surrounding countries. In the second hour of the show, new releases and a few other tunes. Enjoy!

If you need ideas for how to help Somalia, visit: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/Africa-Monitor/2011/0720/UN-declares-famine-in-Somalia-How-to-help

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Hour 1
Waaberi  —  Rog Rogosho (Changing)  —  New Dawn
Tlahoun Gessesse   —  Yèné Felagoté  —  Ethiopiques Vol. 17
Teshome Meteku  —  Mot Adeladolgn  —  Ethiopiques Vol. 1
Saba  —  Huwaiahuwa  —  The Rough Guide to African Lullabies
Seynab Cige & Shego Band  —  Walee Aniga  —  Jaalaleey
Alèmayèhu Eshèté  —  Honey Baby  —  Ethiopiques Vol. 8
Getachew Mekuria & The Ex  —  Aha Begena  —  Moa Anbessa
Addis Acoustic Project  —  Enigenagnalen  —  Tewesta (Remembrance)
Mulatu Astatke  —  Mulatu’s Mood  —  Mulatu Steps Ahead
Maryam Mursal   —  Sodewou (Welcome)  —  The Journey
Bole 2 Harlem  —  Hi Loga  —  Bole 2 Harlem

Hour 2
Fredy Mossamba  —  Zonza  —  African Beat
Nation Beat  —  Tropicana (Morena Tropicana)  —  Growing Stone
El Rego  —  E Nan Mian Nuku  —  El Rego
Chiwoniso  —  Irobukairo  —  Rebel Woman
Dumisani Maraire  —  Chaminuka  —  African Odyssey
Mamani Keita  —  Douba  —  Gagner l’argent français
Bio Ritmo  —  Majadero  —  la Verdad
Kotolan  —  Techno Salsa  —  La Tienda de Groove
Cascadia ’10  —  Moon Go-Go (excerpt)  —  Live
Elspeth Savani  —  La Flor de la Canela  —  Flights of Mind
Rafa el Tachuela  —  Marmol y Granito  —  Best of Flamenco
Mamadou Diabate  —     —  Courage

2011-08-12: Sacred Sounds

sacred music - taiko drumsWhat is sacred music? I’ve asked that question of many musicians, and received many answers. Some even said that all music is sacred. Sounds nice, but no. It’s not. There’s crassly commercial music that doesn’t even try to cloak its purpose. And there’s plain bad music. But I understand that the impulse to create music can be deeply inspired, and it often comes from the intent not just to entertain listeners, but to move and change them.

On this week’s show, we explored some of this music, from Hindi-Christian chant to Jewish gospel to Afro-Sami music and beyond. It wasn’t planned, but the show took on a definite interfaith feel with these collaborations alongside some more traditional sacred music. Enjoy!

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Hour 1
Aradhna  –  Khat Khataao  –  Amrit Vani
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan  –  Sain Nazar  –  Nazrana-e-Aqeedat
Nahawa Doumbia et al  –  Terik’e (The Present Moment)  –  The Rhythms of Speech II
The Afro-Semitic Experience  –  Avinu Malkeinu  –  Further Definitions of the Days of Awe
Kitka & Tzvetanka Varimezova  –  Tsmindao Ghmerto  –  Sanctuary: A Cathedral Concert
Mari Boine  –  Conversation with God  –  Sterna Paradisea
Cheikh Lo  –  Dieuf Dieul  –  Jamm
Aomusic  –  Ena Na Lena  –  …and Love Rages On!
Tompi  –  Assalamualaika  –  Soulful Ramadan

Hour 2
The Klezmatics feat.Joshua Nelson  –  Elijah Rock  –  Live at Town Hall
Gaudi + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  –  Jab Teri Dhun Main Raha Karte They  –  The Rough Guide To Sufi Music
Moana and the Moa Hunters  –  Kahu  –  Rua
Soweto Gospel Choir  –  Hakeleje  –  Live at the Nelson Mandela Theater
Svetilen Ensemble  –  Like Peter I Am Drowning in the Sea  –  My Soul, Rise Up!
Yuval Ron Ensemble  –  Erev Shel Shoshanim / Shalom-Shalam  –  Seeker of Truth
Ancient Future  –  Lakshmi Rocks Me  –  World Without Walls
Googoosh  –  Nimeyeh Gomshodeyeh Man  –  Googoosh
Benji Kaplan  –  In Memory of Luke  –  Meditacoes no Violao
Nation Beat  –  Sumico do Urucu  –  Growing Stone
Fredy Mossamba  –  Zonza  –  African Beat
Pape Kanoute  –  Afrique  –  Griot from Senegal
Pandit Nikhil Banerjee  –  Gat in Matta Taal (excerpt)  –  Pratibha

2011-08-05: Global Music Grab Bag

Global Music Grab BagA summery, shimmery, shimmy-inspiring two hours of music from all over the planet. No boundaries, just great global songs of past and present.

Hour 1
Salem Tradition (Christine Salem)  –  Bato Fou  –  Krie
Lo’Jo  –  Un Grand Voyage  –  Bazar Savant
Brave Combo  –  Katiusha  –  Polkas for a Gloomy World
Sola Rosa  –  Del Rey  –  Latin Beat
Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela  –  Subi La Cuesta  –  Hands
Taraf de Haidouks  –  Turceasca  –  Taraf de Haidouks
Lo Cor de la Plana  –  Leva ti dau mitan  –  Tant Deman
Dissidenten  –  Blue World  –  Instinctive Traveler
Regis Gizavo, Louis Mhlanga, David Mirandon  –  Efa Olo Be  –  Stories
Thomas Mapfumo  –  Pasi Inhaka (This World)  –  Toi Toi (Protest)
Mercan Dede  –    800  –   800

Hour 2
Hadag Nahash  –  Maarbolet Shel Hol  –    6
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan  –  Kanday Utay  –  Charka The Album
Vas  –  Izgrejala  –  Feast of Silence
Da Cruz  –  Papo De  –  Sistema Subversiva
The Funk Ark  –  Diaspora  –  From the Rooftops
Isnebo & Fadaah Kawtal  –  Hallende  –  Divine
Karim Baggili  –  Tanto Poco  –  Lea & Kash
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Will You Have Time?  –  Miyela Afrika
Kotoja  –  Water No Get Enemy  –  Sawale
Le Trio Joubran  –  Masar  –  Majaz
Nikitov  –  Az Der Rebe  –  Amulet
Charles Marcellesi  –  Santa-Maria  –  Corsicaboverde
Jienat  –  Dancehall  –  Mira

2011-07-29: The Sound of Joy

Joyful elephant and riderPrompted by the Ananda Mela festival’s subtitle — “joyful festival of India” — this week’s show included joyful music from all over the planet. Including India, of course. Plus an interview with Beloved Festival director Elliot Rasenick about his August 11-15 gathering of sacred music and arts near the Oregon coast.

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Hour 1
Klezmer Juice  –  Happy Nigun  –  Jewfro
The Latin Blues Band feat. Luis Aviles  –  (I’ll be a) Happy Man  –  Brown Sugar – Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo
Adam Rafferty  –  Overjoyed  –  Gratitude
Moses Khumalo  –  Celebrate Mzansi  –  Mntungwa
Seheno  –  Blue Joy  –  Ka
–  Interview with Beloved Festival director Elliot Rasenick  –
Jai Uttal  –  Malkouns  –  Shiva Station
Ekrem & Gypsy Groovz  –  Cocek Srece [Chochek of Happiness]  –  Rivers of Happiness
Shooglenifty  –  Delighted  –  Solar Shears

Hour 2
SINGH Talvin & KUMAR Niladri  –  The Bliss  –  Together
Tony Allen  –  Celebrate   –  Secret Agent
Smiling Osei  –  Happy Maker  –  Wayo Tactics
Slavic Soul Party  –  Laughter Club  –  Taketron
Etran Finatawa  –  Tekana (The Beauty of the Desert)  –  Desert Crossroads
Razia Said  –  Salamalama Aby  –  Zebu Nation
Delhi 2 Dublin  –  The Happy Track  –  Planet Electric
La Cherga  –  Sufi Dub  –  Revolve
Keith & Ken With The Jamaican Steel Band  –  Joy Ride  –  Jamaica
Oliver Mtukudzi  –  Totutuma (We Celebrate)  –  Tsivo (Revenge)
Freshlyground  –  Moto  –  Radio Africa
Bole 2 Harlem  –  Aya Bellew  –  Bole 2 Harlem
Absolute Ensemble  –  Oyun 1  –  Arabian Nights

2011-07-22: New/Old/Fave Global Tunes

Spin The Globe promo poster 2011A somewhat random spin of the globe this week, from Balkan brass to Gnawa blues to klezmer, kora, and Ethio-funk.

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Hour 1
Slavic Soul Party  –  Occapella (Have a Beer)  –  Technochek Collision
Orchestre National de Barbès  –  Chkoun  –  Rendez-Vouz Barbès
Kevin Keller   –  Sitarkha  –  Dvija
The Funk Ark  –  Katipo (The Spider)  –  From the Rooftops
Yemen Blues  –  Min Kalbi  –  Yemen Blues
Raco Borda  –  Per La Natura  –  Sens Rumb
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam  –  Naanthaan Ungappanda  –  Ilaiyaraaja Solla Solla
Debo Band  –  Musicawi Silt  –  Flamingoh (Pink Bird Dawn) EP
Shareholder Tom  –  Mango Chow  –  single
Roger Davidson w/ Frank London Klezmer Orchestra  –  Sunflowers at Dawn  –  On the Road of Life
Fanfare Ciocarlia vs. Boban & Marko Markovic  –  Asfalt Tango  –  Balkan Brass Battle
Louis Mhlanga  –  Kugarisana Nevamwe Zvakanaka  –  Shamwari

Hour 2
Freshlyground  –  Waliphalal’ Igazi  –  Radio Africa
Palo!  –  Oro  –  This Is Afro-Cuban Funk
Antonio Zambujo  –  Nao Me Dou Longe De Ti  –  Guia
Kolotan  –  La Boca De Cultura  –  La Tienda De Groove
DeLeon  –  More than Wine  –  Casata
Kady Diarra  –  Lada   –  Musique Traditionnelle Du Burkina-Faso
The Souljazz Orchestra  –  Negus Negast  –  Rising Sun
The Shaolin Afronauts  –  Kilmanjaro  –  Flight of the Ancients
Cheikh Lo  –  Warico  –  Jamm
Aziz Sahmaoui  –  Black Market  –  University Of Gnawa
Toto Bona Lokua  –  Seven Beats  –  Toto Bona Lokua
Mamadou Diabate  –  Humanity  –  Courage

2011-07-15: Music of the Women’s World Cup

Women's World Cup: Japan vs. USATwo days before the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, we had a musical preview of the competition with music by women from finalists USA and Japan, and runners-up Sweden and France. Also some new releases and other sounds in the second hour. And congrats to the STG listener who won the new Freshlyground CD for their very own.

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Hour 1
Quetzal  –  This Is My Home  –  Worksongs
Kyoko Okada  –  Donnafuni  –  Tokyo Bossa Nova Lounge
Fishtank Ensemble  –  Pena Andaluz  –  Woman in Sin
Maya Angelou  –  Peas and Rice  –  Miss Calypso (1957)
Ayame Band  –  Hiyami Kachi Bushi  –  Rough Guide to Japan
A Bossa Eletrica  –  Sob a luz do Sol (Everybody loves the Sunshine)  –  Do Norte
Camille  –  Au Port  –  Le Fil
Jun Miyake  –  The Silence Ahead  –  Play Up
Olivia Ruiz  –  Thérapie de groupe  –  Pop du France: Femme Femme Femme
Ellika & Solo  –  Mambore Tradgardsvalsen  –  World 2003
Rupa & the April Fishes  –  Culpa de la Luna  –  Este Mundo
Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors  –  Sun Dust Eclipse  –  Bardo
The Surf Champlers  –  James Bond Theme  –  Rough Guide to Japan
DeLeon  –  Yo M’enamori  –  Casata

Hour 2
Deladap  –  Kaj Tu Salas  –  Sara la Kali
Goran Bregovic  –  Hop Hop Hop  –  Welcome to Goran Bregovic
Girish  –  Sita Ram  –  Shiva Machine
Oleg Kostrow  –  Bukva F  –  Russkie Wig-Out! Demented Surf / Electro / Exotica From Behind The Iron Curtain
Kila  –  Her Royal Waggeldy Toes  –  Gamblers’ Ballet
Freshlyground  –  Big Man  –  Radio Africa
Kimani & Naya  –  Tout le monde vient danser  –  Pass It On
Group Duoeh  –  Maziza  –  Zayna Jumma
Absolute Ensemble  –  Dawr Hindi  –  Arabian Nights
Kevin Keller  –  Sitarkha  –  Dvija
Taraf de Haidouks and Kocani Orkestar  –  Talk to Me, Duso  –  Band Of Gypsies 2
Antonio Zambujo  –  Nao Me Dou Longe De Ti  –  Guia
D’Gary  –  Bobo-Drano  –  Akata Meso

2011-07-08 Voices of Global Women

Zolani Mahola of Freshlyground
Zolani Mahola of Freshlyground

A show devoted to women’s voices this week, from Madagascar to the Middle East to Tibet to Canda…and beyond! Unfortunately the scheduled interview with Freshlyground didn’t happen, but we heard a couple tracks from their new album nonetheless.

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Tarika  –  Bibiango  –  10: Beasts, Ghosts & Dancing with History
Amina Alaoui  –  Que Fare  –  Arco Iris
Angelique Kidjo  –  Refavela  –  Black Ivory Soul
Susheela Raman  –  Ennapane  –  Vel
Julia Sarr & Patrice Larose  –  Waruna  –  Set Luna
Azam Ali  –  Faith  –  From the Night to the Edge of Day
Nawal  –  Hima (Get Up)  –  Aman
Moana & The Tribe  –  Titokowaru  –  Toru
Mehrpouya  –  Soul Raga  –  Persian Funk
Autorickshaw  –  Maa  –  So the Journey Goes
Inbar Bakal  –  Hallelujah  –  Inbar Bakal
Freshlyground  –  Baba  –  Radio Africa
Fania  –  Setlou  –  Sopi

Hour 2
Palo  –  Camina Con Los Codos  –  This is Afro Cuban Funk
Yasmin Levy  –  Si Veriash  –  Mano Suave
Yungchen Lhamo  –  Ngak Pai Metog  –  Coming Home
Abyssinia Infinite  –  Embe Ashafergne  –  Zion Roots
Nasiba  –  Yokasiz  –  Samarkand
Najma  –  Pukar  –  Pukar (Calling You)
Romashka  –  Zaznobilia & Baro Foro (She Messed with My Head in the Great City)  –  Romashka
Zap Mama  –  M’toto  –  A Ma Zone
Soema Montenegro  –  Flores del Desierto  –  Passionaria
The Legendary Mama Sana  –  Soary  –  Music from Madagascar
Esma Redzepova  –  Chaje Shukarije  –  Chaje Shukarije
Malika Zarra  –  All the Same  –  On the Ebony Road
Freshlyground  –  Working Class  –  Radio Africa
Chiwoniso  –  Matsotsi  –  Rebel Woman

2011-07-01 Afro-Cuban Music

The roots of a musical style can be tough to pin down. That’s certainly the case with Afro-Cuban music. Certainly the roots lie in Africa, but styles have bounced back and forth across the ocean for many generations, and now the music is played wordwide. Today’s show samples Afro-Cuban and broader Afro-Latin (Brazil, Haiti) music of present and past. Plus new releases and a very special cover song (which we’ll call a Persian version) in the second hour. Congratulations to the ticket winners for next week’s AfroCubism show!Rough Guide to Afro-Cuba CD

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Hour 1
AfroCubism  –  Nima Diyala  –  AfroCubism
The Creole Choir Of Cuba  –  Edem Chante  –  Tande-La
Susana Baca  –  Baho Kende + Palo Mayimbe  –  Afrodiaspora
Mulatu Astatke  –  I Faram Gami I Faram w/ Ethiopian Quintet  –  New York-Addis-London
Palo  –  Pa’ Chango  –  This is Afro Cuban Funk
Miriam Makeba  –  Mas Que Nada  –  Reflections
Ska Cubano  –  La Trova  –  Mambo Ska
Laurent Lomande  –  Akimi Magai Na Bubu  –  The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo, 1954-55
Kumar  –  Medio Siglo Después  –  Pelicula de Barrio
Manu Dibango  –  Mi Niya  –  Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
Cubanismo  –  Mambo UK  –  Reencarnacion
Tabou Combo  –  Compas Popcorn  –  Respect…
AfroCubism  –  Djelimady Rumba  –  AfroCubism

Hour 2
Africando  –  Sabador (“La Bamba”)  –  Vol. 2 Tierra Tradicional
Celia Cruz  –  Metida Con You  –  Rough Guide to Celia Cruz
Papa Noel  –  Tshe Tshe  –  Bel Ami
Cheikh Lo  –  Sankara  –  Jamm
Amina Alaoui  –  Buscate en Mi, var.  –  Arco Iris
Vieux Farka Toure  –  Wonda Guay  –  The Secret
Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80  –  African Soldier  –  From Africa with Fury: Rise
Googoosh  –  Respect  –  Persian Funk
Jugalbandi Trio  –  Troyee  –  Brindiban
Ojos de Brujo  –  Quien Engana no Gana  –  Bari
Freshlyground  –  Chicken to Change  –  Radio Africa
Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar  –  Dzumbus Funk  –  Go Marko Go!
Turlu Tursu  –  Maha Bhara Tatouille  –  The All Weathers Country

2011-06-24: Top 10 World Music CDs, June 2011

 

Ocote Soul System - Taurus
Ocote Soul System - Taurus

This week’s show ran through our ten favorite new releases in the whole world… plus some new releases, faves, and concert previews. For more on the chart-topping CDs heard here, see the charts page.

 

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Hour 1
Manooghi Hi  –  Om Baba  –  #10 Silence
Youssou N’Dour  –  Marley  –  #9 Dakar-Kingston
Of Montreal + Os Mutantes –  Bat Macumba  –  #8 Red Hot + Rio 2: Nova Tropicalia
Da Cruz  –  Tschu Tschu  –  #7 Sistema Subversiva
Zaz  –  Ni Oui Ni Non  –  #6 Zaz
Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80  –  You Can Run  –  #5 From Africa with Fury: Rise
Hadag Nahash  –  Maarbolet Shel Hol  –  #4   6
Ketewel Village  –  Gambangan  –  From Kuno to Kebyar
DeLeon  –  Nimrod  –  #3 Casata
Susana Baca  –  Que Bonito Tu Vestido (feat Quetzel)  –  #2 Afrodiaspora
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Pirata  –  #1 Taurus

Hour 2
Group Doueh  –  Zayna Jumma  –  Zayna Jumma
Ana Moura  –  Venho Falar dos Meus Medos  –  Coliseu
Amina Alaoui  –  Fado Menor  –  Arco Iris
Rhydhun  –  Rhy-dhun (Nothing but Voice)  –  An Odyssey of Rhythm
Freshlyground  –  I Am the Man  –  Nomvula
Terakaft  –  Kek Amidi Nin  –  Aratan N Azawad
Rob  –  Boogie On  –  Funky Rob Way
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard  –  Malaika Mlongo  –  Karibu
Sorry Bamba  –  Astan Kelly  –  Volume One 1970-1979
Gipsy.cz  –  Cernej Gadzo  –  Desperado
AfroCubism  –  Karama  –  AfroCubism

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