2011-06-17 Music of Desert Lands

We celebrated the music of desert areas of the world this week, along with a warning about creeping desertification on this, the UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Plus in hour 2, music from Irish band Kila (who play in Olympia June 19), new releases, requests, and more.

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Hour 1
Kadda Cherif Hadria  –  Djezair  –  Desert Blues 2
Salamat  –  Ya Tear  –  Mambo El Soudani
Emmanuel Jal & Abdel Gadir Salim  –  Nyambol  –  Ceasefire
Imaran  –  Takmo-Séparation  –  Ihendja
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu  –  Djarimirri  –  Gurrumul
Mariem Hassan  –  Tefla Madlouma  –  Rough Guide to Desert Blues
Khukh Mongol Ensemble  –  Chinggis Khaan  –  Chinggis Khaan
Lobi Traore  –  Bi Donga Fa Ko  –  Bwati Kono
Anouar Brahem  –  Zarabanda  –  Le Voyage de Sahar
Wu Man & Friends  –  Cossack Lament  –  Wu Man & Friends
Terakaft  –  Ahod  –  Artan N Azawad
Khaira Arby  –  Tidjani Ascofare  –  Timbuktu Tarab

Hour 2
Kila  –  Hebden Bridge  –  Luna Park
Los Lobos  –  Kiki & the Lavender Moon  –  Kiko
Chiekh Lo  –  Bourama  –  Jamm
Roaring Lion  –  Love Thy Neighbor  –  Sacred 78s
Amsterdam Klezmer Band  –  Desert Banjo  –  Katla
AR Rahman  –  Hey Kaala Bandar  –  Delhi 6 Soundtrack
Maraca  –  Presentacion  –  Formula Uno
Mamadou Diabate  –  Kora Journey  –  Courage
Las Guitarras de Espana  –  Cejilla  –  Tantas Cosas
Oreka TX  –  Adabegi  –  Quercus Endorphina
Red Baraat  –  Baraat to Nowhere  –  Chaal Baby
Kila  –  Furlough’s  –  Lemonade & Bun

2011-06-10 Indian and Flamenco Fusions

Ojos de Brujo
Ojos de Brujo

Many styles of music have emerged from India, and this show traces a few modern styles that have Indian and flamenco influences, but are mostly far from “traditional” arrangements. Plus some some shiny new releases and concert previews in hour 2 (and a CD giveaway of DeLeon’s Casata!). Thanks for listening.

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Hour 1
Autorickshaw – Ikat – Autorickshaw
Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar – River – Together
Solar Sides – El Duende Organico – Rough Guide to Flamenco Nuevo
Titi Robin & Faiz Ali Faiz – Mast Qalandar – Jaadu
IndiaLucia – Indialucia – IndiaLucia
Ojos de Brujo – Tantas Flores – Aocana
Djeli Moussa Diawara – Flamenkora – FlamenKora
Jerez Texas – Balada Inch’Allah – Patchwork
Chris Burton Jacome – Ritmo-Canix – Levanto
Appart – Gipsy Breakout – Flamencotronics
Nuriya – Ay De Me – Tanita

Hour 2
Mynta – Ganglat Fran Laggars – First Summer
Kiran Ahluwalia – Raqba – Aam Zameen / Common Ground
Nisos – Piji – Nisos
Roge – Mae Natureza – Fala Geral
DeLeon – Yo M’enamori – Casata
Gipsy.cz – Cim Vic Cukru – Desperado
Addis Acoustic Project – Fikir Ayarejim – Tewesta / Remembrance
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – For Dem Eye – From Africa with Fury: Rise
Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar – Jogi – Together
Kila – Tine Lasta – Lemonade and Buns
Hadag Nahash – Maarbolet Shel Hol – _ 6
Susana Baca – Reina de Africa – Afrodiaspora

2011-06-03 World Music Cover Songs

Putumayo Presents Cover The WorldAnother strange and adventurous excursion to the land of world music covers of pop and rock songs this week, from the Beatles in Tuva to the Clash in Jamaica. Plus some new releases in the second hour of the show. Live locally, cover globally!

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Hour 1
Bugotak  –  Kon’ Togethy  –  Coverlar
Celtic Pink Floyd  –  Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2  –  Celtic Pink Floyd
Ewan McGregor, Jose Feliciano, Jacek Koman  –  Tango de Roxanne  –  Moulin Rouge OST
Tigerstyle   –  Nachna Onda Nei  –  The Rising
Baaba Maal et al.  –  Three Little Birds  –  Playing for Change 2
Anath  –  Rapture  –  Rapture
Dolapdere Big Gang  –  Smoke on the Water  –  Local Strangers
Mandragora Tango Orchestra  –  Espíritu Adolescente (Smells Like Teen Spirit)  –  Let’s Have Dinner and Go Dancing with the Mandragora Tango Orchestra
Baba Yaga  –  Back in the USSR  –  Secret Combination
Merengada  –  No Woman No Cry  –  Claude Challe Presents Lovely Reprises By K’lid
Lamatumba  –  Non Tes Corazón  –  A Orbita da Banda Hipnotica
Ojos de Brujo  –  Get Up, Stand Up! (live)  –  Techari Live

Hour 2
Boom Pam  –  Alakazam  –  Alakazam
The Jolly Boys  –  I Fought the Law  –  Great Expectation
Rachid Taha  –  Rock El Casbah  –  Rock El Casbah
Divoký srdce (Wild Heart)  –  Nebeští jezdci (Ghost Riders)  –  Pozdní sběr (Late Harvest)
The Cat Empire  –  Hotel California  –  Triple J Like A Version
Wilman de Jesus  –  Walk Like an Egyptian  –  Walk Like an Egyptian EP
Kar Èeš Brass Band  –  Shake Your Body Down to the ground  –  Live in Cerkno 05
Da Cruz  –  Ethiopia  –  Sistema Subversiva
Susana Baca  –  Detras de la Puerta  –  Afrodiaspora
Mamadou Diabate  –  Dafina  –  Courage
Regina Carter  –  Artistiya  –  Reverse Thread
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80  –  Rise  –  From Africa with Fury: Rise

2011-05-27 NW Folklife Festival preview

With the NW Folklife Festival looming over this weekend, we took an hour to preview some of the global acts appearing, with a few extra Bulgarian tunes thrown in to honor the festivals focus this year on Bulgaria. In hour 2, mostly new releases. Have a great holiday weekend if you’re in the USA and a simply great weekend if you’re elsewhere. NW Folklife Festival - Seattle WA

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Hour 1
Picoso  –  Solo Se Van  –  Mas Picao
Tequila Mockingbird Ochestra  –  Granada Pt. II  –  The Tequila Mockingbird Ochestra
KlapaDooWapella  –  Omili Mi U Selu Divojka  –  KlapaDooWapella
Amir Beso  –  Gypsyland  –  Fatamorgana
Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band  –  Rise Up  –  Give and Take
Di Nigunim  –  Havenu Shalom  –  Balagan
Ockham’s Razor  –  Jock Stewart  –  Wolves in the Walls
Orkestar Slivovica   –  Usti Usti Baba  –  single from band
Juliana & Pava  –  My Dear Bridesmaids  –  Let the Bird Fly
Ala Nar  –  Zeina  –  Ala Nar
Jony Iliev & band  –  Nasfalilo  –  Ma Maren Ma
Los Flacos  –  Hierbabuena  –  Rosa Celeste
Ivo Papasov & Yuri Yunikov  –  Lenorije Chaje  –  Rough Guide to the Music of Balkan Gypsies

Hour 2
Soema Montenegro  –  Flores del desierto  –  Passionaria
Deleon  –  Yo M’enamori  –  Casata
Umnachter Project  –  Wurzelwicht  –  Schall und Rauch
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Yaar Naal  –  Aam Zameen / Common Ground
Playing For Change  –  Redemption Song  –  Playing for Change 2
Hadag Nahash  –  Maarbolet Shel Hol  –    _  6
Sergent Garcia  –  Vasito de Agua  –  Una y Otra Vez
Rob  –  Loose Up Yourself  –  Funky Rob Way
Lobi Traore  –  Jama  –  Bwati Kono
Mamadou Diabate  –  Bogna  –  Courage
Youssou N’Dour  –  Medina  –  Dakar-Kingston
Hadag Nahash  –  Lo Maspik  –    _  6

2011-05-25 Scatterlings of Africa

Mamdou Diabate - CourageHad the chance to guest-host the KAOS show Scatterlings of Africa, and had a great time choosing some less-known old and new tunes, along with a scattering of the big names in African music. If you need a place to start for more exploration, be sure to check out Mamadou Diabate’s gorgeous new album Courage. Thanks to Don for the chance to guest host!

Hour 1
Johnny Clegg & Savuka  –  Scatterlings of Africa  –  In My African Dream
London Afrobeat Collective  –  Survival of the Fittest  –  LAC
Ibrahim Djo Experience  –  Anchar Dalen  –  Azeman
Vieux Farka Toure  –  The Secret feat. Ali Farka Toure  –  The Secret
Chris Berry & the Panjea  –  Why Do We  –  Dancemakers
Dr Sir Warrior & The Oriental Brothers  –  Ilhe Chinyenre  –  Highlife Time Vol. 2
Mamadou Diabate  –  Humanity  –  Courage
Youssou N’Dour  –  Africa Dream Again  –  Dakar-Kingston
Yaaba Funk  –  Bukom Mashie  –  Afrobeast
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou –  Ye Ye We Nou Mi  –  The First Album

Hour 2
Ba Cissoko  –  Likhirin  –  Free Africa
Lionel Loueke  –  Abominwe  –  Virgin Forest
Lobi Traore   –  Banan Ni  –  Bwati Kono
Rajery  –  Tandremo  –  Sofera
113 Feat. Oumou Sangare  –  Voix du Mali  –  Dans L’urgence
JuJu (Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara )  –  Jombajo  –  In Trance
Euforquestra  –  Elegua  –  Explorations in Afrobeat
Polyrhythmics  –  Leggo My Relleno  –  Polyrhythmics
Terakaft  –  Amazzagh  –  Aratan N Azawad
Sally Nyolo  –  Tilma  –  Aaione
Simon Nwambeben  –  Awa  –  Bitibak 1

2011-05-20 World Music Top 10 CDs

Hadag Nahash - 6Time again for a run though the top 10 chart. Not some fluffy, predictable pop chart, but the globally esteemed Spin The Globe Top 10 Chart (it even gets capitalized!). Lots of new albums in this month’s chart, from the desert blues of Vieux Farka Toure (and some prominent guests) to the urban funk of Israeli group Hadag Nahash. In hour 2, you’ll find more new releases, along with some concert previews. Thanks for grooving globally with us!

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Hour 1
Malika Zarra  –  Mon Printemps / My Spring  –  #10 Berber Taxi
Vieux Farka Toure  –  Sankare Diadje  –  #9 The Secret
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Cumbia la Magdalena  –  #8 Taurus
Azam Ali  –  Faith  –  #7 From the Night to the Edge of Day
M.A.K.U. Sound System  –  A Mi Señora  –  #6 Vamos Bien
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars  –  Who Knows One?  –  #5 The Rough Guide to Klezmer, 2nd Edition
Scharlatone  –  Gimi Moa  –  #4 Hals uber Kopf
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  Roma Project (ft.Kocani Orkestar)  –  #3 I Lumia Mo Kher
A Bossa Eletrica  –  Sem Escuridao  –  #2 Do Norte
Hadag Nahash  –  Ani Maamin  –    #1  6

Hour 2
Mamadou Diabate  –  Birigo Blues  –  Courage
Three Little Birds  –  Playing for Change  –  Playing For Change 2
Vanessa Lively  –  Estoy Volando  –  Uncovering Stones
Leningrad  –  Malen’kiy Mal’chik  –  Everything Is Illuminated OST
Loga Ramin Torkian  –  Chashme Jadu (your bewitching eyes)  –  Mehraab
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Raqba  –  Aam Zameen (Common Ground)
Addis Acoustic Project  –  Yene Hassab  –  Tewesta (Remembrance)
Chancha via Circuito  –  La Revancha de Chancha ft. Fauna  –  Rio Arriba
Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats  –  E Ma S’eka  –  Nigeria 70: Sweet Times
Lionel Loueke  –  Kponnon Kpete  –  Virgin Forest
See-I  –  Inside Move  –  See-I
Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica  –  Terre Exotique  –  Third River Rangoon
Skatalites  –  Guns of Navarone  –  From Paris With Love
Samite  –  Olugendo  –  Embalasa

2011-05-13 Global Horns

HonkFest WestHorns. If you can’t hear them, you’re not paying attention. And I don’t mean the polite horn section of some soft soul hit. I’m talking big brash in-your-face horns marching down your street to take your lawn ornaments hostage. This weekend Seattle will be full of such windbag miscreants (and I mean that in the nicest way) as HonkFest West (http://honkfestwest.com/) returns. Spin The Globe celebrates their seasonal migrationthink Canada geese with megaphones and drum sections — with its own blast of global brass, from Bollywood to Brazilian to Balkan to New Orleans, and wherever else great global brass music is made. Can you handle it?

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Hour 1
Mahala Rai Banda  –  Kolo Baro  –  Ghetto Blasters
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  –  Alyo  –  Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Gangbe Brass Band  –  Tagbavo  –  Togbe
Dejan Petrović  –  El Chumbachero  –  Bands Play Serbian & World Music Hits
Bollywood Brass Band  –  Ramta Jogi  –  Rahmania
Boom Pam  –  Bulgarock  –  Alakazam
Samy El Bably  –  Asrar El Ein  –  Sahara Groove
Pitsicato Brass Band  –  Balkan Kan Muvi  –  Pitsicato Brass Band
The Haggis Horns  –  The Traveller Part One  –  Hot Damn!
The Sway Machinery w/ Khaira Arby  –  Skin to Skin  –  House of Friendly Ghosts Vol. 1
Tubaluba  –  St. James Infirmary  –  advance single
March Fourth Marching Band  –  Ah Ya Bibi  –  March Fourth Marching Band

Hour 2
Fanfare Vagabontu  –  Bubamara  –  Rabbids Go Home (OST)
Schael Sick Brass Band  –  Kostadin  –  Kesh Mesh
Jambalaya Brass Band   –  Jambalaya Got Fire  –  It’s A Jungle Out There
Balkan Beat Box  –  Sunday Arak feat. Dana Leong  –  Balkan Beat Box
Va Fan Fahre  –  Ethiopian Gypsy  –  Zet Je Maar
Boban Markovic Orkestar feat. Marko Markovic  –  The Train  –  The Promise
Haïdouti Orkestar  –  Pesma  –  Tek Tek
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  Basalaja feat. Marko Markovic  –   I Lumia Mo Kher
The Haggis Horns  –  The Traveller Part Two  –  Hot Damn!
Skatalites  –  Freedom Sounds  –  From Paris With Love
Femi Kuti  –  Fight To Win feat. Jaguar Wright  –  Fight to Win
Samite  –  Nalubale  –  Embalassa

2011-05-06 World Music for Kids + Tigerstyle interview

tigerstyleWith the Giant Magnet Festival happening next week, gather the youngsters around the radio for two hours of great, kid-focused global music. And along with the music, a conversation with Pops of the UK-based bhangra group Tigerstyle, who play at Giant Magnet, then at the City of Bhangra festival in Vancouver, BC.

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Hour 1
Michael Franti & Spearhead  –  Hello Bonjour  –  Global Lingo
Moussu T e lei Jovents  –  Quand je la vois, je fonds  –  Putan de Cancon
Di Grine Kuzine  –  Karel’s Kumbia  –  Funky Pukanky
Ska Cubano  –  Malanga Ska (DJ Floro & Alex Acosta Remix)  –  The Rough Guide to Music for Children
The Coconut Heads  –  Busy  –  The Roots
Jaime Cuadra  –  Cholo Soy (edit)  –  Cholo Soy Peruvian Waltz Chillout
Kheswa  –  Beautiful Day  –  Picnic Playground
Mahotella Queens  –  Kgarebe Tsaga Mothusi [Mothusi’s Daughter]  –  Marriage Is a Problem
Tigerstyle  –  Heer  –  Mystics, Martyrs, and Maharajas
Zap Mama  –  Zap Bebes  –  Ancestry in Progress
Magnifico  –  Pismu Kumu (Rambo Rambo)  –  Magnification
Dick Lee  –  Wo Wo Ni Ni  –  The Mad Chinaman
Blind Blake  –  The Monkey Song  –  Native Caribbean Rhythms and Songs Sampler
Ca Chante  –  SMOD  –  SMOD
Ziggy Marley  –  I Love You Too  –  Family Time
Tigerstyle  –  Jatt mele Chaliya  –  Mystics, Martyrs, and Maharajas

Hour 2
interview with Pops from Tigerstyle (appearing at Giant Magnet festival)
Tigerstyle  –  Maan Doabe Daa  –  Mystics, Martyrs, and Maharajas
Tomas Gubitsch et al  –  Toma Que Toma  –  Songs of Innocence
Luminescent Orchestrii  –  Neptune’s Daughter  –  Neptune’s Daughter
Ladysmith Black Mambazo  –  Uthekwane (The Prettiest Bird?)  –  Songs from a Zulu Farm
Manu Chao  –  Bongo Bong  –  World Playground
Soznak  –  Tata y Mama  –  Dear Dad Tango
Teresa Cristina  –  Se a Alegria Existe  –  Brazilian Playground
Tony Rebel  –  Bare Necessities  –  Reggae for Kids Movie Classics
Jaime Cuadra  –  El Plebeyo  –  Cholo Soy Peruvian Waltz Chillout
Tony Allen & Tweak  –  Leroy  –  Rough Guide to African Music for Children
Lokua Kanza  –  Good Bye  –  Toyebi Te

2011-04-29 Mexico Meets Macedonia

Mexico is on our mind this week as Mexican harpist/multi-instrumentalist Celso Duarte rolls into town for a show. And the Balkans are never far from thought. So we combined the two in one of our famous ping-ponging shows, alternating between two very different nations in the pursuit of one global musical groove. Macedonia Meets Mexico

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Hour 1
Lila Downs  –  Little Man  –  Shake Away
King Naat Veliov & the Original Kocani Orkestar  –  Berlin Melodij  –  Gypsy Follies
Los Aguas Aguas  –  Ecliastic  –  Easy And Tropical Machine
Ensemble Pece Atanasovski  –  Ovcepolsko Oro  –  Unblocked: Music of Eastern Europe
Rodrigo & Gabriela  –  Mr. Tang  –  Live: Manchester and Dublin
Pitsicato Brass Band  –  Mozart in Balkan Style  –  Pitsicato Brass Band
Rana Santacruz  –  Yo Se  –  Chicavasco
Esma Redzepova  –  Bistergan Man  –  Gypsy Carpet
Conjunto Jardin  –  La Bruja  –  Mexico
Vlatko Stefanovski i Miroslav Tadic  –  Jano, Mori  –  Krushevo
MIS  –  OK!  –  Mejico Maxico
Maleshevski Melos  –  Nesatova Sa-Sa  –  Rough Guide to the Balkans
Los De Abajo  –  El Indio  –  Cybertropic Chilango Power
La Internacional Sonora Balkanera  –  Bucovina  –  Tan Lejos de Sarajevo

Hour 2
Celso Duarte  –  Iguana  –  De Sur a Sur / From South to South
Razia Said  –  Ny Alantsika  –  Zebu Nation
Amjad Ali Khan  –  Malkauns  –  Samaagam
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Zindagi  –  Aam Zameen: Common Ground
Bambino  –  Tenere / The Desert My Home  –  Agadez
DeLeon  –  Yo M’enamori  –  Casata
Black Brothers  –  Saman Doye  –  Those Shocking Shaking Days
Ernest Ranglin  –  One Chord Stylee  –  Surfin’
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo  –  Holonon  –  Cotonou Club
Sidiki Camara Band  –  Lalikan  –  Tolerance
Amsterdam Klezmer Band  –  Oscar’s Cocek  –  Katla
Ojos de Brujo  –  Todo Tiende  –  Techari

2011-04-22 Rhythm + Dengue Fever interview

Dengue Fever at Bumbershoot, SeattleWith spring in swing, this weekend brings the Procession of the Species and Seattle’s World Rhythm Festival. We celebrated both with drumming and rhythms from many cultures on this week’s show, and also talked with Paul Smith, drummer for Dengue Fever, who are currently on tour with their new album Cannibal Courtship.

Thanks for your support for KAOS and Spin The Globe during last week’s membership drive. Or if you missed that, please take a moment right now to call 360-867-6894 or donate online at www.KAOSradio.org Thanks!

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Hour 1
Bollywood Brass Band  –  Main Albeli  –  Rahmania
Hadag Nahash  –  Maarbolet Shel Hol  –  6
Socalled  –  Who Knows One? Feat. David Krakauer  –  The SoCalled Seder
Scharlatoene  –  Salamanca  –  Hals ueber Kopf
Vavamuffin  –  Koronowane Glowy  –  Mo’ Better Rootz
La Minor  –  Emmigrant Tango  –  Oboroty
Ritmodelia  –  Agrobiznes  –  It’s Not Batucada!
Hungry March Band  –  Kradical  –  Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias
Dengue Fever  –  Cement Slippers  –  Cannibal Courtship
Dengue Fever interview: Paul Smith
Dengue Fever  –  2012 (Bury Our Heads) excerpt  –  Cannibal Courtship
Dengue Fever  –  Kiss of the Bufo Alvarius (excerpt)  –  Cannibal Courtship

Hour 2
Dengue Fever  –  Uku  –  Cannibal Courtship
Kristo Numpuby  –  Black +7  –
Kal  –  Komedija  –  Kal
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Mustt Mustt (Feat. Tinariwen)  –  Aam Zameen / Common Ground
Shantel  –  Manolis  –  Disko Partizani!
Boom Pam  –  Sabale  –  Alakazam
Femi Kuti  –  E No Good  –  Africa for Africa
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  Buzuki  –  I Lumia Mo Kher
Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats  –  Shake Hands  –  Heavy Heavy Heavy
Slavic Soul Party  –  Vranje  –  Teknochek Collision
Pena  –  El Tamalito  –  Pena Vol. 3 The Remixes
Bombino  –  Assalam Felawan (Peace To You)  –  Agadez
Celso Duarte  –  Coco  –  De Sur a Sur (From South to South)

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