2010-11-26 Music of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday…despite the general overconsumption of food, the day is about gratitude for family, friends, and other blessings. It cuts across religious and ethnic lines, and is something we can celebrate together. Despite everything, there’s a lot to be grateful for. And this upbeat, family-friendly, positive-message show is the soundtrack to a day of gratitude over greed. Enjoy. Pumpkin pie with knife

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Hour 1
Amampondo  –  Yeye  –  Vuyani
Kobo Town   –  Beautiful Soul  –  Independence
Tony Allen  –  Celebrate  –  Secret Agent
Aurelio Martinez  –  Ereba (Cassava Bread)  –  Laru Beya
Ba Cissoko  –  Badina  –  Seno
Kari Iveland   –  O Store Gud  –  Avtrykk
SambaDa  –  Casa de Mainha (My Mother’s House)  –  Gente!
Olof Arnalds  –  Allt I Guddi  –  Innundir Skinni
Amanar  –  Awadam  –  Alghafiat
Vera Bila & Kale  –  Pandzdzenore (Five People)  –  Kale Kalore
Vilddas  –  Vilges Suola  –  Haliidan

Hour 2
Barrio Chino  –  Je Te Salue Marseille  –  Mediterra Nostra
Pena  –  El Mayoral  –  Pena
Johnny Clegg  –  Give Me the Wonder  –  Human
Ziggy Marley  –  I Love You Too  –  Family Time
Abraham Inc.  –  Moskowitz Remix  –  Tweet Tweet
Laya Project  –  Glorius Sun-Ya Allah-Muliya-Farihi (Ferenz Kallos Remix)  –  A New Day: Laya Project Remixed
Soznak  –  Traffic Jambo  –  Dear Dad Tango
Shye Ben-Tzur  –  Worshipper of Love  –  Shoshan
Edson X & MA3  –  Rhada Krishna (Maha Mantra)  –  Krishna Lounge
Dhiwoniso Maraire  –  Rebel Woman  –  Listen to the Banned
Fela Kuti  –  No Agreement (Part 2)  –  Fela-The Best of the Black President
Hard Proof Afrobeat  –  Alloy  –  Hard Proof

2010-11-19-Top 10 World Music CDs

Lots of new faces on this month’s chart. At #1 is a compilation of great music from artists whose music has been banned and repressed in countries as varied as Zimbabwe (Chiwoniso Maraire), Iran (Mahsa Vahdat), and Turkey (Ferhat Tunc).world music top 10 list from Spin The Globe

I’ve been raving about Abraham Inc., and their full album doesn’t disappoint me or the listeners who called in raving about “The H Song.” Then there’s the unexpected change of flavor on the new album from Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez, who has brought in guest artists including Youssou N’Dour and Orquestra Baobab, adding a West African root to his new-world music. I suspect I don’t need to sing Ojos de Brujo’s praises to you, and their 10-year celebration CD is a treat. And the final new addition is the collaborative Sufi-favored goodness of Nagore Sessions.

We also heard some new releases, show previews, a birthday song for Ofra Haza, and finished with a cut from one of Knitting Factory’s new re-releases of Fela Kuti albums, which just never get old.

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Hour 1
Mardi Gras.bb  –  Americanos  –  #10-Von Humboldt Picnic
Rahim AlHaj  –  Missing You / Mae Querida  –  #9-Little Earth
Nagore Sessions  –  Ya Haja  –  #8-Nagore Sessions
Ojos de Brujo  –  Corriente Vital (Feat. Nitin Sawhney)   –  #7-Corriente Vital: 10 Anos
Axum  –  Hakshivu Na  –  #6-Axum
Aurelio Martinez  –  Laru Beya / At the Beach (feat. Orquestra Baobab)    –  #5-Laru Beya
Pena  –  El Mayoral  –  #4-Pena
Abraham Inc.  –  The H Tune (Hava Nagila)  –  #3-Tweet Tweet
Justin Vali  –  Orchidee  –  Justin Vali
Afrocubism  –  Nima Diyala  –  #2-Afrocubism
Aziza Brahim  –  Regreso  –  #1-Listen to the Banned
Ofra Haza  –  Kirya  –  Kirya

Hour 2
Toto La Momposina  –  Yo Me Llamo Cumbia  –  La Bodega
Umnachter Project  –  Wurzelwicht  –  Schall und Rauch
Shye Ben-Tzur  –  Dar E Yar  –  Shoshan
SKRUK & Mahsa Vahdat  –  Med Blomster I Fang  –  I Vinens Spiel
Niraj Chag  –  Bangles  –  Yoga
Takashi Hirayasu & Bob Brozman  –  Chim Don Don  –  Nankuru Naisa
Correo Aereo  –  Petenera Del Itsmo  –  Provinces
Shiela Chandra  –  Quiet 1  –  Quiet
Forty Thieves Orkestar vs. Mahala Rai Banda  –  The Man Who Drinks  –  Electric Gypsyland 2
Fela Kuti  –  Sorrow Tears and Blood  –  Opposite People / Sorry Tears and Blood

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2010-11-12 Portugal Meets Pakistan

Is there musical common ground — or at least complementary sounds — in the music of these two very different nations? Can qawwali and fado co-exist? Listen and find out. Also in hour 2, some fantastic new releases that seem determined to complicate my almost-finished Best of 2010 list. Portugal Meets Pakistan - on Spin The Globe world music radio

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Hour 1
Ana Moura  –  A Penumbra  –  Leva-Me Aos Fados
Temple of Sound & Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali  –  Solar East  –  World 2002
Kumpania Algazarra  –  Gipsy Reggae  –  Kumpania Algazarra
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan  –  Rang Rangeela  –  Charkha the album
Lula Pena  –  Fria Claridade  –  World 2003
Sabri Brothers  –  Saazina or Naghma  –  Tasleem
Rui Junior  –  Em Certeza  –  Farol Musica sampler
Shabaz  –  Caravan  –  Shabaz
Dead Combo  –  Rumbero  –  Sound of the World
Gaudi + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  –  Dil Da Rog Muka Ja Mahi (Pinch Remix)  –  Dub Qawwali Remixes
Tucanas  –  Djidji  –  Maria Café
Badar Ali Khan  –  Kalander Trance Remix  –  Lost in Qawwali II

Hour 2
Mafalda Arnauth  –  O Voz Da Minh’ Alma  –  Women’s World Voices 5
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  –  Mustt Mustt (Lost in His Work)  –  Mustt Mustt
Cacique’97  –  Sr. Diplomata  –  Cacique ’97
Amanar  –  Alghafiat  –  Alghafiat
Willie Colon  –  Che Che Cole  –  Salsa Explosion: The NY Salsa Revolution 1970-1979
Antibalas Ft. Mayra Vega   –  Che Che Cole (Makossa)  –  Daptone Gold
Abraham Incorporated  –  Baleboste: A beautiful picture  –  Tweet Tweet
Think of One  –  Maconha Do Brasil  –  Chuva Em Po
Johnny Clegg  –  Congo  –  Human
Steve Steppa  –  Malaki Ha Shalom  –  Clavicula Salomonis
Toubab Krewe  –  Carnavalito  –  TK2
Pena  –  Huaquero Viejo  –  Pena
Amal Murkas  –  Bhallelak  –  Listen to the Banned

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2010-11-05 Music of Southern Africa

Music of Southern Africa on Spin The GlobeSouth Africa is a musical powerhouse, but other nations in southern Africa — including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, and Botswana — also have great musicians. This show explored the region’s sounds, and it comes to you from KAOS’s brand new (really, still under construction) studios. Photos coming soon to the Spin The Globe Facebook page — check them out!

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Hour 1
Vambozha Vauya    Patrick Mkwamba & the Four Brothers    Spirit of the Eagle: Zimbabwe Frontline Vol. 2
Shungu    Andy Brown & the Storm    Passage of Time
Jo’burg Style    Dark City Sisters    South African Jive Vol. 1 – Zulu Vocal Jive
Rosa    Francisco Mahecuane    The Rough Guide to Marrabenta Mozambique
Chomba Malaila    Los Comrados    Sounds of Zambia Vol. 2
Telela    Ngatu    Hand-full of Namibians
Totutuma (We Celebrate)    Oliver Mtukudzi    Tsivo / Revenge
Mambo (The Snake)    Qwii    Ancient Civilizations of Southern Africa
Mthandazo    Ipelegeng Ensemble    Ancient Civilizations of Southern Africa
Karimbo    Mabulu    Karimbo
Mbijane    Black Roses    Love Is More than Just…
Ndiwe Muroyi (Stop, Witch)    Mahube    Music from Southern Africa

Hour 2
Nufeko Disole    Batida feat. Bras Firmino    The Sound of Club Secousse Vol. 1
Gidamba    Woima Collective    Tezeta
Fulaninha (Maga Bo Remix)    Luisa Maita    Maita Remixed
Tweet Tweet    Abraham Inc.    advance single
Arooss-e-Aftaw    Farhad Darya    Listen to the Banned
Lo Mesahek Itah    Axum    Auxm
Arugula    Carne Cruda    Oakland’s Tight
Gela Phuro    Balval    Le Ciel Tout Nu
Bird in a Web    Pickpocket Ensemble    Memory
Qaasim    Rahim AlHaj    Little Earth
Mosquito    Flaming Souls    Next Stop…Soweto Vol. 2
Negus Negast    The Souljazz Orchestra    Rising Sun

2010-10-29 Music of Mexico, Halloween, Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead skeletons with guitarHalloween may not be a truly global holiday, but between Day of the Dead, general spooky world music, and music specifically about the ghoulish US version of this autumn celebration, we rounded up some great tunes for your listening pleasure. Including zombie songs by special request. Plus new releases in hour 2. Have a happy halloween, and thanks to everyone who supported KAOS during the recent membership drive (If you missed it, it’s always a good time to  pledge online)!

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Hour 1
Omar Torrez  –  Llorona  –  Corazon de Perro
Lo’Jo  –  Brule la Meche  –  Boheme de Cristal
The Budos Band  –  Ghost Walk  –  Daptone Gold
Terra Linda  –  Demon’s Cumbia  –  Tortilla Western Serenade
Cicala Mvta  –  Ghost Requiem  –  Ghost Circus
Mahala Rai Banda  –  Zabrakadabra  –  Ghetto Blasters
Potentia Animi  –  Nachtfrass  –  Das Erste Gebet
Los Flacos  –  El Diablo Suelto  –  Rosa Celeste
Hossam Ramzy  –  Halloween  –  Sabla Tolo II
The Moontrekkers  –  Night of the Vampire  –  Halloween Instrumentals
March Fourth Marching Band  –  Nightmarika  –  Rise Up
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca  –  Nganga Kisi  –  Sao Salvador
Tarika  –  Avelo (Ghost)  –  Son Egal

Hour 2
Besh o Drom  –  Once I Catch the Devil  –  Once I Catch the Devil
Varttina  –  Aijo  –  Ilmatar
Brass Menazeri  –  Mejra na Tabutu (Mejra in the Casket)  –  Vranjski San
The Big Guys  –  Zombie  –  Halloween Instrumentals
Mahsa Vahdat  –  Mystery  –  Listen to the Banned
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Rahim AlHaj w/ Glen Velez  –  Dance of the Palms  –  Little Earth
The Vampires of Dartmoore  –  Dr. Caligari’s Gruselkabinett  –  Halloween Instrumentals
Balval  –  Rodipen  –  Le Ciel Tout Nu (the Naked Sky)
Ojos de Brujo  –  Corre Lola feat. Los Pericos  –  Corriente Vital
The Souljazz Orchestra  –  Mamaya  –  Rising Sun
Ebo Taylor  –  Love and Death  –  Love and Death

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2010-10-22 Music of Cuba & pledging

On the heels of Celia Cruz’s Oct. 21 birthday, we celebrated the music of the island nation along with some new releases and other great sounds. All meant to inspire you to pick up your phone and pledge your support for KAOS community radio, which makes it possible for you to hear Spin The Globe every week. You can also pledge online or call 360-867-5267. Thanks for your support!

Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz

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Hour 1
AfroCubism  –  Mali Cuba  –  AfroCubism
Ska Cubano  –  Mambo Ska  –  Mambo Ska
Celia Cruz  –  Quimbara  –  Global Divas
Alex Cuba  –  En El Cielo  –  Alex Cuba
Santa Tae  –  Frank Emilio Flynn Dert Remix   –  Cuban Remix Project
Alfredo Valdes  –  Canto a la Vueltabajera  –  Congo to Cuba
Conjunto Rumbavana  –  No Me Llores  –  Cuba Classics 2: Dancing with the Enemy
Tito Gonzales y su Son de Cuba  –  Fiesta en el Barrio  –  Al Doblar la Esquina
Orishas  –  537 C.U.B.A.  –  A lo cubano

Hour 2
Habana Abierta  –  Lo Bueno no sale barato  –  Boomerang
Mardi Gras.bb  –  Monk Punk  –  Von Humboldt Picnic
The Souljazz Orchestra  –  Agbara  –  Rising Sun
March Fourth Marching Band  –  Happiness  –  Rise Up
Matuto  –  Radio AM  –  Matuto
Hard Proof  –  Mahout  –  Hard Proof
Mahotella Queens  –  Wozani mahipi  –  Next Stop…Soweto Vol. 2
Ebo Taylor  –  Nga Nga  –  Love and Death

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2010-10-15: Afrobeat Outside Africa

Afrobeat has been one of the most contagious musics produced by Africa, and it has found root in nations as far-flung as Germany, Colombia, England, and here in the USA. This week we celebrated the Oct. 15 birthday of Afrobeat creator Fela Kuti with the sounds of his rhythms gone globally viral. Plus some music from the founder of Afrobeat himself, and some new releases. Spin The Globe Loves Afrobeat

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Hour 1
Schael Sick Brass Band  –  Colonial Mentality  –  Majnoun
Shareholder Tom  –  Stopover Abeokuta  –  advance single
Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble  –  Pelotera  –  Introducing the Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble
The Haggis Horns  –  The Traveller Part One  –  Hot Damn!
Cacique ’97  –  Eu Quero Tudo  –  Cacique ’97
Hard Proof Afrobeat  –  Buffalo  –  Hard Proof Afrobeat
Superkali  –  Daktari Walk  –  Superkali
Cafe-Creme et les Frères Smith  –  La Marche des Smith  –  We Love Afrobeat
London Afrobeat Collective  –  Lagos Junction  –  L.A.C.
Afrodizz  –  Propaganda  –  Kif Kif

Hour 2
Palanca  –  Cumbia Reggae Funky  –  Para Cambiar El Rumbo
Belgian Afrobeat Association  –  Femme Fatale  –  Belgian Afrobeat Association
Fela Kuti  –  Swegbe and Pako  –  The Underground Spiritual Game
Toubab Krewe  –  Beacon  –  TK2
Alpha Yaya Diallo  –  M’ma Love  –  Imme
Picoso  –  Descarga  –  Mas Picao
Shukar Collective  –  Oh, Girl…  –  Rromatek
Ebo Taylor  –  Kwame  –  Love and Death
Nana Vasconcelos  –  Nizinga  –  Brazilian Rhythms
Abazar Hamid  –  Salam Darfur  –  Listen to the Banned


2010-10-08: Music of South Asia

Where, exactly, is South Asia? According to the UN, it encompasses Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It’s the most densely populated region of the world, and it’s culturally and musically diverse. We explored that diversity this week on Spin The Globe, then threw in a few new releases and show previews. Congratulations to the winner of our on-air giveaway for the new Alpha Yaya Diallo album Imme!South Asia

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Hour 1
ShivaNova  –  Sundance  –  Rough Guide to Asian Underground
Surinder Kaur  –  Mainu Heere-Heere Akhde  –  The Nightengale of Punjab
Niyaz  –  Dilruba  –  Niyaz
Janaka Selekta  –  Anklets  –  Pushing Air
Ratnabali Adhikari  –  Supreme Bliss  –  India
Babla & his Orchestra  –  The Witness  –  Sitar Beat Vol. 2
Snehashish Mozumber & Som  –  Monsoon  –  Jazz & North Indian Styles
Chemerani Trio  –  Le Retour de Molla Nasr’din  –  Qalam Kar
Bollywood Brass Band  –  Dola Dola  –  Rahmania: The Music of A.R. Rahman
Laya Project  –  Glorious Sun-Ya Allah-Muliya-Farihi (Ferenz Kallos Remix)  –  Laya Project Remixed

Hour 2
Ashwin Batish  –  A Tabla for Two  –  Sitar Power #2
The Garo of the Madhupur Forest  –  Danses Au Village De Joynagacha  –  Bangladesh-Garo De La Foret
Debashish Bhattachara  –  Maa  –  Rough Guide to Indian Lounge
Pedram Derakhshani  –  Bala Bala  –  Tehran Nights
Ustad Sultan Khan  –  Jaadu (Magic) (Nickodemus & Osiris remix)  –  RaReElements
Dobet Gnahore  –  Salde  –  Djekpa La You
The Good Ones  –  Amagorwa y’Abagabo  –  Kigali y’ Izahabu
Alpha Yaya Diallo  –  Sara  –  Imme
Afrocubism  –  Karamo  –  Afrocubism
Pena  –  Alma Corazon Y Vida  –  Pena
Natacha Atlas  –  Mounqaliba  –  Mounqaliba
Nana Vasconcelos  –  Nizinga Com Ritmo  –  Trilhas (Trails)

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01 October 2010: Global Jazz

Blending ethnic music with jazz is nothing new, but a slew of new releases take the trend in new directions. Jazz teams up with ethnic music from China, Zimbabwe, the Middle East and beyond in this genre-bending episode of Spin The Globe.

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Hour 1
Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela  –  Hands  –  Hands
Orange Winds  –  Dahab Walk  –  Dahab Walk
John Huie and the Clear Wind Band  –  Mei Gui Mei Gui Wo Ai Ni  –  Shanghai Jazz 2
Ojoyo  –  Fax Max  –  African Gold
Monoswezi  –  Hello Mama  –  Monoswezi
Yale Strom & Klazzj  –  Ilinka’s Smile  –  Wandering Jew
Siora  –  Papirossen  –  Vision of the Dry Bones: Jewish Songs
Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band  –  Egypt Strut  –  Egyptian Jazz [1968-73]
Rahim Alhaj   –  Rocia feat. Roshan Jamal Bhartiya  –  Little Earth
Ray Spiegel Ensemble  –  El Camino Alto  –  Raga Jazz

Hour 2
Genevieve Laloy  –  Gilles au Bord de l’eau  –  Si la terre…
Global Village Orchestra  –  Slavic Brew  –  Globalistics
Max Wild  –  Tinomutenda feat. Sam Mtukudzi  –  Taimba
Trilok Gurtu  –  Cherry Town  –  The Glimpse
Tchavolo Schmitt  –  The Sheik of Araby  –  Miri Familia
Ali Hassan Kuban  –  Eshmana / Why?  –  Real Nubian
Natacha Atlas  –  Batkallim  –  Mounqaliba: In a State of Reversal
Alpha Yaya Diallo  –  G’nife Papa  –  Imme
Gangbe Brass Band  –  Jesu Ohun  –  Whendo
Panjabi By Nature  –  Jagoo  –  Rough Guide to Bhangra
Salksa Celtica  –  Café Colando part 1  –  En Vivo En El Norte

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24 September 2010: Music of Italy

We stuck by our guns and the strains of “That’s Amore” were not heard on this show, though much other (more authentic) music of Italy was. Plus a few new releases.

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Hour 1Music of Italy on Spin The Globe
Mao Mao  –  La Casa Brucia  –  Dea
Sezen Aksu  –  Kahpe Kader  –  World 2003
Alessandra Belloni  –  Agur Iziarko  –  Tarantata:Dance of the ancient spider
Alacran  –  Reflejo De Luna  –  Women’s World Voices 5
Lucilla Galeazzi  –  Terras De Canto  –  Rough Guide to Mediterranean Café Music
Enzo Avitabile & Bottari  –  Let’s Save the World  –  Save the World
Fiamma Fumana  –  Mixedblood  –  Home
Figli Di Madre Ignota  –  Sadoman  –  Fez Club
Acquaragia Drom  –  Shanandoi & Satanasso  –  Mister Romano
Alpha Bass feat. Mascarimiri  –  Aradanse  –  Rough Guide to Italia Nova
Rosapaeda  –  Ta Travudia (The Rootsman Remix)  –  Rough Guide to Italia Nova
Faraualla  –  Elleipseis  –  Faraualla
Gianmaria Testa  –  Petite Reine / Little Queen  –  Lampo

Hour 2
Re Niliu  –  E Stasira Caminandu  –  Rough Guide to the Music of Italy
La Squadra  –  La Partenza  –  EBU World Music Workshop Vol. 2
Il Trillo w/ Lucilla Galeazzi  –  Sogna Fiore Mio  –  A Mediterranean Odyssey
Prema Hara  –  Udu Sita Ram  –  Sweet Surrender
Matuto  –  Dos Nordestes  –  Matuto
Yuko Ito  –  Qui Nem Jilo  –  Mania De Voce
Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela  –  Subi La Cuesta  –  Hands
Nirmala Rajasekar  –  Niravathi Sukhada  –  Into the Raga
Dobet Gnahore  –  Deka  –  Djekpa La You
King Sunny Ade  –  Oro Yi Bale  –  Baba Mo Tunde
Alpha Yaya Diallo  –  G’nife Papa  –  Imme

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