2011-03-25 World Music Top 10

We ran through our Top 10 World Music albums for March today, plus some new releases and old faves in hour 2. Congrats to the listeners who won tickets to see the Flying Karamazov Brothers during this show!

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Hour 1
(artist – song – [# on chart] album)
Pena  –  Cardo o Ceniza  –  9-Pena Vol. 2
Feloche  –  Emile  –  10-Rough Guide to Paris Lounge
Ritmodelia  –  Selva  –  8-It’s Not Batucada!
Duo Jalal  –  Klezmer a la Bechet  –  7-A Different World
Sussan Deyhim  –  Glyphs on the Horizon  –  6-City of Leaves
Amsterdam Klezmer Band  –  Katla  –  5-Katla
Aurelio Martinez  –  Ineweyu feat. Njaaya  –  4-Laru Beya
Nuriya  –  Tanita  –  3-Tanita
Watcha Clan  –  Gypsy Dust  –  Radio Babel
Ravid Kahalani  –  Min Kalbi  –  2-Yemen Blues
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Ba Kae?  –  1-Say Africa
Ladysmith Black Mambazo  –  Ntulube (Away You River Snakes)  –  Songs from a Zulu Farm

Hour 2
Al Jawala  –  Borderbounce  –  Asphalt Pirate Radio
Slavic Soul Party  –  Laughter Club  –  Taketron
Terrakota  –  Slow Food (radio edit)  –  single
Jamshied Sharifi  –  The Salt Road  –  A Prayer for the Soul of Layla
Boom Pam  –  Uniton  –  Alakazam
Jim Guttman  –  Sadegurer Chusidl (Take Off That Shmatte)  –  Bessarabian Breakdown
Onno Krijn  –  Immamachin  –  Don’t Be a Stranger
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo  –  Pardon  –  Cotonou Club
Bones & Tones  –  In the Valley of Dreams  –  Bones & Tones
Sidi Camara Band  –  Yankadi  –  Tolerance
Watcha Clan  –  Hasnaduro  –  Radio Babel
Sawt el Atlas  –  Mouminine (The Faithful, the believer)  –  Donia
Los Seven del Swing  –  Silencio  –  Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & the Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-1972

2011-03-18 Music of Nordic Lands

To honor the last gasps of winter, we heard music from the Nordic lands today in the first hour of the show, then music from warmer places and selections from new Winter Sunreleases. Plus a bit of Japanese music, since that nation and it’s current struggles are so much on our mind these days.

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Hour 1 (artist – song – album)
Burlakat  –  Ei Tee Mieli (I Cannot Sing)  –  Tsastuska
Mari Boine  –  Mielahisvuohta (Lunacy Lunacy)  –  Leahkastin (Unfolding)
Wimme  –  Fadnu  –  Barru
Hoven Droven  –  Kjellingen  –  Groove
Rhythm Funk Masters  –  Arctic Rainforest  –  Afro-American-Arctic
Mynta  –  Ganglat Fran Laggars  –  First Summer
Lepistö & Lehti   –  Helsinki  –  Helsinki
Hurdy-Gurdy  –  Tok Jons  –  Prototyp
Rhythm Funk Masters  –  Frantic Activity  –  Afro-American-Arctic
Unni Lovlid  –  Morketid (Polar Night)  –  Rite
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Vasen  –  Mordar Cajsas Polska  –  Vasen Street

Hour 2
Varttina  –  Tumma (Dark)  –  Iki
Nuriya  –  Pagar  –  Tanita
Amsterdam Klezmer Band  –  Desert Banjo  –  Katla
Oliver Mtukudzi  –  Nhaka  –  Sugar Pie
Yoshida Brothers  –  Storm  –  Yoshida Brothers
Federico Aubele  –  Efemera feat. Ka)  –  Berlin 13
Susheela Raman  –  Vel Undu  –  Vel
Guy Kark & Between Times  –  Asif  –  4 Quarters
Turlu Tursu  –  Turban Dance Squad  –  The All Weathers Country
Randy Raine-Reusch  –  A Sleeping Rain  –  Bamboo Silk & Stone
Sidiki Camara Band  –  Uwele  –  Tolerance
Los Chicharrons  –  Ma Do Nar  –  Roots of Life
Vinicius Cantuaria & Bill Frisell  –  Calle 7  –  Lagrimas Mexicanas


2011-03-11 African Women

Rokia TraoreFollowing up last week’s show on Miriam Makeba, we’ll use the appearance this weekend of Khaira Arby (with The Sway Machinery) and this week’s International Women’s Day as an excuse to spin a range of other African women making wonderful music. I tried to stick to mostly less well known artists, so I hope you find a few new discoveries for yourself in this show, and dig a little deeper.

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Hour 1 (artist – song – album)
Seheno  –  Ka  –  Ka
Cesaria Evora w/ Lura  –  Moda Bo  –  & …
Lungiswa  –  The Crab Song  –  Lungiswa
Martha Mdenge & Harmony Crotchets  –  Tell me how long the train’s been gone  –  Music Was Born in Africa
Les Go de Koteba  –  Samba  –  Les Go de Koteba
Fegegeta  –  Minjar  –  Fegegeta
Dorothy Masuka  –  Hamba Notsokolo  –  The Definitive Collection
Madame Afrique  –  Indaba  –  She’s Hot!
Lungiswa  –  Inner City Blues (Xhosa version)  –  Lungiswa
Les Nubians  –  Nü Soul Makossa ft. Manu Dibango  –  Nu Revolution
Eneida Marta  –  Garandessa  –  Lope Kai
Simphiwe Dana  –  Ndim Nawe  –  Kulture Noir

Hour 2
Khaira Arby   –  Sourgou  –  Timbuktu Tarab
Chiha   –  Moleschech  –  Mystic Bridges
Dobet Gnahore  –  Deka  –  Djekpa La You
Patience Dabany  –  Levekisha  –  Patience Dabany
Freshlyground  –  Moto  –  Radio Africa
Sibeba  –  Rea (The Moon)  –  Hijas Del Sol
Les Amazones de Guinee  –  Be Ni Son  –  Wamato
Saba  –  Jidka (the Line)  –  Jidka
Simphiwe Dana  –  Felas Azania  –  Kulture Noir
Sally Nyolo  –  Solidarity  –  Multiculti
Rokia Traore  –  Koronoko  –  Tchamanche
Chiwoniso  –  Kurima  –  Rebel Woman

2011-03-04 Covering Miriam + Mardi Gras

Miriam Makeba’s birthday. Mardi Gras. Unrelated events…or are they? They certainly are not in the eyes of Spin The Globe. We played Miriam’s covers of some famous songs, and others’ covers of her songs today, interspersed with party tunes from some Mardi Gras Indian brass bands, plus new releases and more in hour 2.Miriam Makeba + Mardi Gras

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Hour 1

Olympia Brass Band  –  Olympia on Parade  –  Here Come Da Great Olympia Band
Daude & Carlinhos Brown  –  Pata Pata (remix)  –  single
Miriam Makeba  –  I Shall Sing  –  Reflections
Angelique Kidjo  –  Lakutshn Llanga  –  Oyo
The Wild Magnolias  –  Saints  –  The Wild Magnolias
Miriam Makeba  –  House of the Rising Sun  –  The World of Miriam Makeba
Yma Sumac  –  Wimoweh  –  Ultra-Lounge Vol. 1 Exotica
Cowboy Mouth  –  Iko Iko  –  Mardi Gras EP
Soweto String Quartet  –  Pata Pata  –  Renaissance
Miriam Makeba  –  Mas Que Nada  –  Reflections
The Skatalites  –  Pata Pata (Skata Skata)  –  From Paris With Love
Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias  –  Big Chief  –  I’m Back…at Carnival Time!
Miriam Makeba  –  The Naughty Little Flea  –  Miriam Makeba

Hour 2

Cambodian Space Project  –  I’m Still Waiting for You  –  7″ EP
Ravid Kahalani  –  Yemen Blues  –  Yemen Blues
Hamdi Al Khayyat  –  Tabla Sahrawi  –  Rough Guide to Bellydance (Second Edition)
!Dela Dap  –  Sara  –  Sara La Kali
Susheela Raman  –  Daga Daga  –  Vel
Sidiki Camara Band  –  Baba Drame  –  Tolerance
MC Rai  –  Is’ha  –  Raivolutoin
Los Chicarrons  –  Timbuktu  –  Roots of Life
Sami Barghshoon  –  Listen to What I Say  –  Layla Majnoon
Macire Sylla  –  Oublier  –  Talitha
A Hawk and a Hacksaw  –  Mana Thelo Enan Andra  –  Cervantine
Pena  –  El Plebeyo  –  Pena Vol. 2

2011-02-25 Rhythm

Snow and ice disrupted our regular rhythm here in the Pacific Northwest this week, so we’ll see if music can’t get us back on track. Rhythms of percussion, voice, and more in this show, plus a song from Shiyani Ncobo, who passed away Feb. 18 when we had just started getting to know him. A tribute calls him “a gentle and intense man with remarkable insights into human nature.” We’ll miss him.shiyani ncobo


Hour 1
Tony Allen  –  Pariwo  –  Secret Agent
IndiaLucia  –  Taliquete  –  IndiaLucia
Shiyani Ncobo –  Yekanini  –  Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends
Nereu  –  Balanca Menina  –  Rough Guide to the music of Brazil
Karnataka College of Percussion  –  Konnakkol (Percussion Language)  –  River Yamuna
Te Vaka  –  E Keli  –  Te Vaka (The Canoe)
Gamelan X  –  Gammafro  –  Satu
Rotfront  –  Ya Piv  –  Emigrantski Raggamuffin
Electric Kulintang  –  Anitos (Spirits)   –  Dialects
Keyvan Chemirani et al.  –  Kunte Ko  –  The Rhythm of Speech II
Aurelio Martinez  –  Ereba  –  Laru Beya
Ritmodelia  –  Selva  –  It’s Not Batucada!

Hour 2
Oumou Sangare  –  Yala  –  Oumou
Mickey Hart & Planet Drum  –  Frog Dance  –  Supralingua
The Kora Band  –  The Funnel and the Vacuum Cleaner  –  Just 4 U
Rosapaeda  –  O Re Re  –  Mater
Konono No. 1  –  Guiyome  –  Assume Crash Position – Congotronics 4
Ravid Kahalani  –  Yoducha  –  Yemen Blues
Ravid Kahalani  –  Jat Mahaibathi  –  Yemen Blues
Ramoro Dioubate’s Kakande  –  Paya Paya  –  Dununya
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Say Africa  –  Say Africa
Kartick and Gotam  –  Tamil Bossa  –  Business Class Refugees
A Hawk and a Hacksaw  –  Uskudar  –  Cervantine
Susana Baca  –  Caras Lindas  –  Susana Baca

2011-02-18 – Celebrating World Languages

We took a musical approach to celebrating linguistic diversity this week with the approach of the United Nations International Mother Language Day (21 February), spinning tunes with a wide variety of sung languages. I got to around 35 languages before I lost count. And that’s just the tip of the globe’s linguistic iceberg of some 6,000 languages. Enjoy, even if you don’t speak all the lingos of this show. Linguistic Diversity map


Hour 1
Korossorok  –  Zuboly  –  Ertem a Kujonsagot
Sibi   –  Becaye Aw  –  Sibi
O Mundo  –  Karnak  –  Karnak
Wacha Matata  –  Maalesh  –  Yelela
Forest Love  –  Khac Chi Ensemble  –  Moonlight in Vietnam
Hela Hela  –  No Blues  –  Hela Hela
Nani Dschann  –  Aquabella  –  Nani Dschann
La Vielha  –  Lo Cor de la Plana  –  Tant Deman
Suknijica  –  Ziveli Orkestar  –  La Peau De L’ours
Veu Acorada   –  Franca Masu  –  La veu catalana de Sardenya
Rebirth  –  Roya Bahrami  –  I Am I Am Not
The Chocolate Butterfly  –  Dunkelbundt  –  Morgenlandfahrt
Iwiye  –  Coco Mbassi  –  Sepia
Sili  –  Cheb Jilani  –  Oyouni Sahara

Hour 2
Tindo  –  Baaba Maal  –  Television
Chalomot Shel Acherim (Other People’s Dreams)  –  Idan Raichel Project  –  Within My Walls
Kochämbi Kärsädi-Alämäna  –  Mahmoud Ahmed  –  Tezzetta Enqu
Gorilla-eating Python Fable  –  Baka people  –  Songs from the Forest
Historia De Un Amor  –  Cesaria Evora feat. Tania Libertad  –  & …
Wan Maha Sanook  –  Plearn Promdan  –  The Sound of Siam
Longing for Suliko  –  The Shin  –  Black Sea Fire
Sens  –  Tara Fuki  –  Sens
Kolo  –  Kiula  –  Kolo
Killiecrankie  –  Jim Malcolm  –  Acquaintance
Laru Beya  –  Aurelio Martinez  –  Laru Beya
Shosholoza  –  Ladysmith Black Mambazo  –  Long Walk to Freedom
At Av’ani  –  Ravid Kahalani  –  Yemen Blues

2011-02-11: World Music Top 10 (plus more Egypt!)

It’s not every day you wake up to a revolution. Though halfway across the world, the events in Egypt are no less thrilling and fascinating to all who stand with the people against undemocratic, unrepresentative rule. May the people of Egypt (and elsewhere) find a smooth transition to something better. The whole world will be the better for it.

We started the music today with Nubian grooving, then launched into a countdown of the ten best new global releases, from #10 AfroCubism to #1 Yemen Blues. Other fun followed in the second hour, from Irish by request to more Egyptian music and a preview of the new Pena Vol. 2 album. Enjoy!

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

Hour 1
(artist – song – album)
Ali Hassan Kuban  –  Henna  –  Rough Guide to Egypt
AfroCubism  –  Djelimady Rumba  –  10 – AfroCubism
Abazar Hamid (Sudan)  –  Salam Darfur  –  9 – Listen to the Banned
Ritmodelia  –  Samba Nao E  –  8 – It’s Not Batucada!
Sidi Toure  –  Bon Koum  –  7 – Sahel Folk
Hossam Ranzy & Phil Thornton  –  Om Faraon (Mother of Pharaoh)  –  6 – Egypt Unveiled
Nuriya  –  Lai Lara  –  5 – Tanita
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal  –  Houdesti  –  4 – Chamber Music
Wimme  –  Don Leat (You Are)  –  3 – Mun
Aurelio  –  Yurumei (Island of St. Vincent)  –  2 – Laru Beya
Ravid Kahalani  –  Min Kalbi  –  1 – Yemen Blues

Hour 2
Geoff Berner  –  Victory Party  –  Victory Party
Moussu T e lei Jovents  –  Empêche-moi  –  Putan de Cancon
Vusi Mahlasela w/ Taj Mahal  –  In Anyway   –  Say Africa
Ti Celeste  –  Popilation Basse-Terrienne au Abois  –  Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque
Kila  –  Gwerzy  –  Tog e Go Bog e
Jugalbandi  –  Paddy Fahey’s Reel  –  From Is to Was
Roya Bahrami  –  On the Path  –  I Am I Am Not
Richard Khuzami  –  Malfouf  –  Fused
Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  Ciocarlia si Suite  –  Radio Pascani
Mahmoud Fadl  –  The 2nd Night in Mohamed ‘Ali Street  –  The Drummers of the Nile Go South
Lo’Jo   –  Fils de Zamal  –  Tu Connais Lo’Jo?
Burlakat  –  Poven Poltto  –  Magie
Pena  –  Punchaynikipi  –  Pena vol. 2

2011-02-04: Music of Egypt + Reggae

People of Egypt (and other locations with popular uprisings): Spin The Globe listeners are with you. This week’s show prompted an unusually large number of listener phone calls, all in solidarity with the people demanding more say in their future and how their government is run. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Music of Egypt + Reggae

This week’s show also featured global reggae in celebration of the Feb. 6 birthday of Bob Marley, along with some new releases and requests.

Get up, stand up!

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Hour 1
Mahmoud Fadl   –  Jibal Al Nuba (Mountains of Nubia)  –  The Drummers of the Nile Go South
Freshlyground  –  Africa Unite  –  Tribute to a Reggae Legend
Alnubia Band  –  Kobana  –  Egypt Noir, Nubian Soul Treasures
Casper Loma-da-wa  –  How the West Was Won  –  The Sounds of Reality
Hossam Ramzy & Phil Thornton  –  Planet Egypt  –  Egypt Unveiled
Rocky Dawuni  –  Download the Revolution  –  Hymns for the Rebel Soul
Mohamed Mounir  –  Waylaneh, Ya Salam  –  Ode To Liberty Dunia Soundtrack
Ron Wiseman  –  Promised Land  –  Mystical Mood
Natacha Atlas  –  La Nuit Est Sur La Ville  –  Mounqaliba
Hossam Ramzy & Phil Thornton  –  Naima’s Desert Castle  –  A Tribute to Samy El Bably
King Sunny Ade  –  Nibi Lekeleke Gbe Nfosho  –  Gems from the Classic Years (1967-1974)
Lucky Dube  –  Different Colours  –  Retrospective
Baaour  –  Ayazonno  –  Egyptian Pop

Hour 2
Refugee Allstars  –  Weapon Conflict  –  Living Like a Refugee
Wilman de Jesus  –  Walk Like An Egyptian (Pytter mix)  –  single
duoJalal  –  Klezmer a la Bechet  –  A Different World
Cornershop  –  Double Digit  –  Cornershop & The Double O Groove Of
Moussu T e lei Jovents  –  Putan De Cançon  –  Putan De Cancon
Juliana & Pava  –  Don’t Cry, Cuckoo Bird  –  Let the Bird Fly
Ravid Kahalani  –  Um Min Al Yaman  –  Yemen Blues
Sidi Toure  –  Hallah  –  Sahel Folk
Sidi Toure  –  Taray Kongo  –  Sahel Folk
Ali Hassan Kuban  –  Hela Houb (Let’s Do It)  –  Real Nubian
Aurelio   –  Tio Sam  –  Laru Beya
Amr Diab  –  Amarain  –  Arabic Groove
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Vezubuhle  –  Say Africa
Wise-Magraw  –  Jade  –  How the Light Gets In

2011-01-28: Music of Japan + KODO interview

Kodo (photo by Taro Nishita)

We didn’t have the 900-pound drum in the KAOS studios, but we did get a chance to talk with KODO manager Jun Akimoto about the band’s new album Akatsuki (Dawn) and their current tour, which brings them to our neck of the woods this weekend. Plus other Japanese music in the first hour of the show, followed by new releases and the usual collage of sounds.

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

Hour 1
Yoshida Brothers  –  Overland Blues  –  Best of Yoshida Brothers
Dolomites  –  Wakannai? / I Don’t Know?  –  No End EP
Wa Dai Ko Matsuri Za  –  Festival Music of Dairakuji Town  –  Japanese Drum
Joji Hirota & Pete Lockett   –  Kokiriko-Bushi  –  Taiko To Tabla
Kodo  –  Burning  –  Akatsuki
interview with Jun Akimoto of KODO
Kodo  –  Ogi Oiwake (excerpt)  –  Akatsuki
Kodo  –  Sora  –  Akatsuki
Yamato Ensemble  –  Futatsu No Den-En-Shi I (Pastoral)  –  The Very Best of Japanese Music

Hour 2
The Cupids  –  Bazazz Tengoku  –  Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970
Chanchiki  –  Yagaefu  –  Rough Guide to Japan
Shang Shang Typhoon  –  Yokosuka Burning Night  –  Shang Shang Typhoon 2
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra  –  Natty Parade  –  High Numbers
Chopteeth  –  Choferito-Plena  –  Chopteeth Live
Ritmodelia  –  Mamut  –  It’s Not Batucada!
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal  –  Future  –  Chamber Music
Sussen Deyhim  –  Glyphs on the Horizon  –  City of Leaves
Tiwitine  –  Tiwitine  –  Ishumar 2 – New Tuareg Guitars
The Sway Machinery feat. Khaira Arby  –  Shalom  –  The House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. 1
Shantala  –  Om Namo Bhagavate / Because the One I Love  –  Sri
Hossam Ramzy & Phil Thornton  –  Storm over Giza  –  Egypt Unveiled
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Naka Mokhura  –  Say Africa
Custodio Castelo  –  Homenagem a Paredes  –  The Art of Portuguese Fado Guitar

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