25 June 2010: Songs from the ‘Stans

Seven nations have names that end in “-stan” — We explore music from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. And perhaps a few tunes thrown in from some of the less formal ‘Stans, which include Hırvatistan, Habeşistan, and Gürcüstan. Extra credit if you can locate those on a map. And thanks to Dylan for this theme suggestion!Central Asia - The 'Stans

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Nasiba (Uzbekistan)  –  Az Dastad  –  Samarkand
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Pakistan)  –  Charkha  –  Charkha, The Album
Raushan Orazbaeva (Kazakhstan)  –  Ykhlas  –  Akku
Ustad Mohammad Omar (Afghanistan)  –  Tabla Solo  –  Virtuoso from Afghanistan
Ulytau (Kazakhstan)  –  Terishakpai  –  Jumyr-Kylysh / Two Warriors
Shafqat Ali Khan (Pakistan)  –  Dust to Dust  –  Shafqat Ali Khan
Sevara Nazarkhan (Uzbekistan)  –  Yol Bolsin (Where Are You Going?)  –  Yol Bolsin
Dordi Torik & Rahman Qilich Yomudi (Turkmenistan)  –  Lament  –  Silk Road, A musical caravan
Oleg Fesov (Tajikistan)  –  Marav  –  Lalaiki Pamir
Tengir-Too (Kyrgyzstan)  –  Gul / Flower   –  Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan
Zulya (Tatarstan)  –  Saginou / Yearning  –  Music from the Tea Lands
Adine Asimov & His Son (Tajikistan)  –  Ghazal By Lâhuti  –  Tadjikistan – Songs Of The Bards

Hour 2
Karen Gafurdjanov (Uzbekistan)  –  Yor Uzga  –  Gypsy Groove
Debashish Bhattacharya (Hindustan, aka India)  –  Raga Pahadi Jhinjhoti, Drut Gat in Tintal  –  Hindustani Slide Guitar
Ramin Rahimi & friends (Parsqastan, aka Iran)  –  Butterfly  –  The Pulse of Persia
Yulduz Uzmanova (Uzbekistan)  –  Mard Yigit  –  The Best of Yulduz
Yellow Sisters  –  Kiumbe  –  Tubab Woman
Sally Nyolo  –  Original  –  Beti
Euforquestra  –  Backbone  –  Soup
the Shin  –  The Epic Waltz of Mr. QQ  –  Manytimer
Donso  –  Kono  –  Donso
Lobi Traore  –  Tchana Diani  –  Electric & Acoustic Mali
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force  –  Victim of Life  –  Shoki Shoki

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18 June 2010: Music from the Volcanic Lands

Volcano Mural - ©Scott Allan StevensIn April, it was the volcano in Iceland. In May, we observed the 30th anniversary of our own Mount Saint Helens (KAOS was within the ashfall radius of that one!). So on this day in June, Spin The Globe played music from some of the most volcanically active spots on earth. Plus some new releases, a tribute to Busi Mhlango (who passed on a few days ago), and some musical inspiration for Algeria, who ran with it and held England goalless in a remarkable (if lackluster) result today.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Boban Markovic Orkestar – Voz / The Train – The Primise
Enzo Avitabile & Bottari – Dance With Me – Save the World
Roger Espinoza – Sacred Mountain – Café Fuego
Yoshida Brothers – Storm – Yoshida Brothers
Ernie Cruz Jr. – Fires of Pele – Portraits
EivØr Pálsdóttir – Føroyar Min Módir – EivØr Pálsdóttir
Telek – Go Ralum – Serious Tam
Juan Carranza – La Remolina – Mareas
Mike Manopol – Kultura – Tribu Kemistri
Gigi – Tew Ante Sew – Gigi
Rumi Koyama – Watashi No Inori – Nippon Girls Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970
Marsada – Pulo Samosir / Samosir Island – Pulo Samosir
La Guarimba de Papa – Marimba de Guatemala – Marimba de Guatemala Vol. 1

Hour 2
Sukwinder Singh & Shreya Ghoshal – Soniye Ni – Bhangra Groove
Te Vaka – Pate Pate – Ki Mua
Moana & the Moahunters – Ancestors – Rua
Rachid Taha – Ya Rayah (Party) – Rock El Casbah
Magnifico – Avanti Popolo – Magnification
Lyapis Trubetskoy – Ruzhovyya Akulyary – Agitpop
Etran Finatawa – Diam Walla – Tarkat Tajje / Let’s Go
Dennis Mpale – Orlando – Next Stop Soweto Vol. 3
Busi Mhlongo – Ukuthula / Live in Peace – UrbanZulu
Playing for Change artists – Don’t Worry – Playing for Change

11 June 2010: Music of the World Cup

Whether you call it fußball, football, soccer, futbol, or just the beautiful game, you can’t avoid it this month as the FIFA World Cup comes to South Africa for the next month. Work stops, the moods of nations rise and fall with the performance of their select 11. Spin The Globe rung in the start of the competition (Yea South Africa!) with music about soccer and from the nations in the competition. And on June 12 we’ll be watching for a repeat of that 1950 result; sorry my English friends…

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
M’du  –  MaWe  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Rocky Dawuni  –  Wake Up the Town  –  FIFA 08 Soundtrack
Femi Kuti  –  Do Your Best feat. Mos Def  –  Fight to Win
Cheb Mourad  –  Ya Harami  –  unknown
Gotan Project  –  La Gloria  –  Tango 3.0
Filip Filipi feat. Neven Subotic & Tough Life  –  Kings of Africa  –  Vavilon
Macka B  –  Allez the Reggae Boys  –  Roots & Culture
Oreka TX  –  Adabegi  –  Quercus Endorphina
Jamaica United  –  Rise Up  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Shakira w/ Freshlyground  –  Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)  –  Listen Up! The official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited  –  Shumba Dzenhabvu / The Lions of Soccer  –  Chimurenga ‘98

Hour 2
K’naan  –  Waving Flag  –  FIFA 10 Original Soundtrack
Gipsy Kings  –  Oh Eh Oh Eh  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Serenje Kalindula  –  Nkana Red Devils  –  Zambian Legends
Groupe Univers & Amine Titi  –  Allez Allez  –  Groupe Univers & Amine Titi
Bonga  –  Sambila  –  Maiorais
Claudia Leitte & Lira  –  As Mascaras (S. Africa ’10 to Brasil ’14)  –  Listen Up! The official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
Lo’Jo  –  Yeyeki  –  Tu Connais Lo’Jo?
Tinariwen  –  Tahult In  –  Imidiwan / Companions
Boubacar Traore  –  Kar Kar Madison  –  Macire
Tony Allen  –  Secret Agent  –  Secret Agent
Delhi 2 Dublin  –  The Answer  –  Planet Electric
Amabutho  –  Uyaclaima / Boasting  –  Sikelela

 

4 June 2010: Global Music Mix + Farewell Lobi Traore

No theme this week, just track after track of great global music, both new and old. And a remembrance of Lobi Traore, who passed on earlier this week.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Anoushka Shankar  –  Red Sun w/ Bikram Ghosh & Tanmoy Bose  –  Rise
Idrissa Soumaoro  –  Dogoyama / Lack of Respect  –  Kote
Yellow Sisters  –  Smirena  –  Tubab Woman
The Shin  –  Nat Tsar Khek & Abdul Shah ill  –  Manytimer
various  –  Children of the World   –  Playing for Change Live
Sorma  –  Aouma  –  Mirage of the East
Imperial Tiger Orchestra  –  Bati (live)  –  Addis Abeba
Blk Sonshine  –  Nkosi  –  South Africa
Don Tiki  –  Da T’ing He Grow  –  The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki
Subaro  –  Boca Do Rio  –  Speaking in Tones
Ska Cubano  –  Megumi’s Amor  –  Mambo Ska
Tarika Sammy  –  Tonga Vahiny  –  Fanafody
Ferus Mustafov  –  Dikman  –  King Ferus: Macedonian Wedding Soul Cooking

Hour 2
Brass Menazeri  –  Kozarica Kolo / Goatherd girl Kolo  –  Vranjski San / Vranje Dream
Euforchestra  –  Soup  –  Soup
Lobi Traore  –  Sadiourou  –  Mali Blue
Salif Keita  –  Djele  –  La Difference
Amabutho  –  Satiwamina / My Wife  –  Sikelela
Mulatu Astatke  –  Ebo Lala  –  Timeless: Mulatu Astatke
Soul Brothers  –  Isigebengu  –  Rough Guide to the Soul Bros
Cirque du Soleil  –  Ants  –  Ovo
Red Baraat  –  Baraat to Nowhere  –  Chaal Baby
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Anibal VelasQuez y Su Conjunto  –  Mi Cumbia  –  Mambo Loco

28 May 2010: Africa in America + interview with Dr. George Francois

This week we celebrated the musicians who have brought the music and rhythms of African cultures to the USA, plus an interview with Dr. George Francois of the African Music and Dance Festival 2010 in Leavenworth WA running June 13-17, 2010.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World  –  Shakti
Chata Addy  –  Mi Nya Ho  –  The Children  –  self
Prince Diabate  –  Mandingo Reggae  –  New Life   –  Sunrise
Fula Flute  –  Teriya  –  Fula Flute  –  self
Obo Addy & Kukrudu  –  Abongo  –  Let Me Play My Drums  –  Burnside
interview with Dr. George Francois of Sankusem African Music Festival in Leavenworth, WA
Abdoulaye Diabate et. al.  –  Nanfulen  –  Badenya – Manden Jaliya in New York City  –  Smithsonian Folkways
The Sahel Band  –  Highlife  –  The Sahel Band  –  self
Markus James  –  Far as I Can Run / Majirica Samba  –  Timbuktoubab  –  Firenze
Yawo  –  It’s Alright  –  Celebrate!  –  Caveman

Hour 2
Alpha Yaya Diallo  –  Dewe  –  Aduna “The Future”   –  Tinder
Lora Chiorah-Dye & Sukutai  –  Nyoka Musango / Snake in the Grass  –  Safarini In Transit  –  Smithsonian Folkways
Tony Allen  –  Ayenlo  –  Secret Agent  –  World Circuit
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International  –  Odo Bra WaWaWa  –  Odo Sanbra  –  self
Mezcla  –  Mambo Influenciado  –  Akimba!  –  Khaeon
Orchestre N’Guewel  –  Mi Guajeo  –  Africa Boogaloo  –  Honest Jons
Quetzal  –  Para Sanar  –  Die Cowboy Die  –  self
Gotan Project  –  Peligro  –  Tango 3.0  –  XL Recordings
Donso  –  Hunters  –  Donso  –  Comet Records
Donso  –  Mogoya  –  Donso  –  Comet Records
Rachid Taha  –  H’absu-Hum (Ask them for an Explanation)  –  Teketoi  –  Wrasse
On Ensemble  –  Zeecha  –  Dust and Sand  –  self

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21 May 2010: Celebrating Cultural Diversity

True, Spin The Globe is inherently a celebration of diversity. This show goes the extra mile, highlighting multicultural groups and songs that promote diversity and understanding. Today is, after all. the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a day “to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to ‘live together’ better”.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World –  Shakti
Tiken Jah Fakoly & Tribo de Jah  –  Baba  –  Drop the Debt  –  World Village
Regis Gizavo, Louis Mhlanga & David Mirandon  –  Fenelus  –  Stories  –  Marabi
Tibet2Timbuk2  –  Beautiful Girl/Bhumo Zhema  –  Music Is Life  –  self
Marie Daulne & Unni Wilhelmsen  –  Mali Sista!  –  Women Care  –  KKV
Ska Cubano  –  Mambo Ska  –  Mambo Ska  –  Casinosounds
Funkadesi  –  Dolare  –  Yo Baba  –  self
Mamadou Diabate et al  –  Sigui Dyarra  –  Strings Tradition  –  Felmay
Zuba  –  Kuwa  –  Chameleon  –  Iona
Global Village Orchestra  –  Little Shiva  –  Globalistics  –  Random Chance
Yawo  –  Misogbe  –  Take Out the Fences  –  Caveman
Pivio & Aldo de Scalzi  –  Dies Irae  –  Planet Soup  –  Ellipsis Arts…
Selva de Mar  –  Dub Almighty  –  Selva de Mar  –  Whatabout Music

Hour 2
Delhi2Dublin  –  The Happy Track  –  Planet Electric  –  self
Mad Manoush  –  Tumbala  –  Gypsy R-Evolution  –  ESP
Michael Spiro & Michael Williams  –  Mutsu Mutandari / Iyesa  –  BataMbira  –  self
The Crescendos  –  Bengawan Solo  –  The Complete Crescendos  –  ?
Tabla Beat Science  –  Magnetic Dub (excerpt)  –  Live in SF at Stern Grove  –  Palm
Freshlyground  –  Mowbray Kaap  –  Nomvula  –  Freeground
Kartick and Gotam  –  Tamil Bossa  –  Business Class Refugees  –  EarthSync
Enrico Capuano  –  Tammuriatarock  –  Tammuriatarock  –  self
Ramin Rahimi & Friends  –  Dance  –  The Pulse of Persia  –  ARC
Noid  –  Ehali Soldaty  –  single from band  –  self
Elikeh  –  Lonlon  –  Aaje! Aaje!  –  Azalea City
Sergio Mendes w/ Seu Jorge  –  Maracatu Atomico  –  Bom Tempo  –  Concord
Gotan Project  –  Tango Square  –  Tango 3.0  –  XL Recordings

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14 May 2010: Flamenco Flavors

Cover of "Nina de Fuego"

Cover of Nina de Fuego

Flamenco. Not only is it a rich music and dance tradition, it has also leaked into the music of many multicultural and cross-genre musical groups, from the flamenco hip-hop of Chambao and Ojos de Brujo to the music from the likes of Lo’Jo, Radio Tarifa, and IndiaLucia. And tonight, a chance to see some great flamenco if you’re in or near Olympia.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
IndiaLucia  –  Mohabbat ka khazana  –  IndiaLucia
Chano Dominguez  –  Bemsha Swing  –  Flamenco Jazz
Lo’Jo  –  Les Humains  –  Au Cabaret Sauvage
Rodrigo y Gabriela  –  Diem  –  Futuro Flamenco II
Agua Loca  –  La Plazuela  –  Playa Azul Flamenco Chill
La Troba Kung-Fu  –  Subway Walk  –  A la Panxa del Bou
Chambao  –  Pokito a Poko –  Pokito a Poko
Buika  –  Culpa Mia  –  Nina de Fuego
Jerez Texas  –  Birdland  –  Sun
Sergio Monroy  –  Cuando Diga Jazz  –  Flamenco Jazz
Chris Burton Jacome  –  Ritmo-Canix  –  Levanto
Arnito  –  Rumbo Este (bulerías)  –  Mi Granito De Sal
Children of the Revolution  –  Rumba Athena  –  Children of the Revolution

Hour 2
Ojos de Brujo  –  Feedback  –  Techari
Cosmic Rocker  –  Papo  –  Futuro Flamenco II
Hossam Ramzy & Rafa El Tachuela  –  Silk Road Suite: Juntos/Together  –  Flamenco Arabe
Martires del Compas  –  Negrapata  –  No Paleles / No Papers
Longital  –  Zrkadlo / Mirror  –  Gloria
Markscheider Kunst  –  Sudak  –  Utopia
Di Melo  –  Se O Mundo Acabasse En Mel  –  Di Melo
Red Baraat  –  Hey Jamalo  –  Chaal Baby
Commander in Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers  –  Onyebu Chi  –  Nigeria Special Vol. 2
Tibet2Timbuk2  –  Crane Song  –  Music is Life
Salif Keita  –  Djele  –  La Difference
Bazali Bam  –  Bazali Bam  –  Next Stop…Soweto Vol. 2
Delhi 2 Dublin  –  The Answer  –  Planet Electric
Aserela Main Youth Chorus  –  God Calls Abraham  –  Oasis World Vol. X #2

 

7 May 2010: Norway Meets Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are in town next week, so we ping-ponged music from them and their fellow Sierra Leoneians with music from Norway. Plus new releases, requests, and show previews in the 2nd hour of the show. If you’re in Western Washington, do yourself a favor and check out one of the best quiet little global culture festivals around: Giant Magnet runs May 11-17 in Seattle and Tacoma, featuring world music, dance, puppetry, and circus acts.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Vilddas  –  Boadan du lusa  –  Haliidan
Sami Kamara and his Black Diamonds  –  E hallah wye  –  Songs and rhythms of Sierra Leone
Vajas  –  Sparrow of the Wind  –  Sacred Stone
Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats  –  Heavy Heavy Heavy  –  Afro-Rock Vol. 1
Skruk  –  La Den Brenne  –  Til Alle Tider
Famous Scrubbs & His Band  –  Poor Freetown Boy  –  Africa Elegant – Sierra Leone’s Kru Krio Calypso Connection
Annbjorg Lien  –  Larry Goes Log-Driving  –  Aliens Alive
S.E. Rogie  –  Koneh Pelawoe / Please Open Your Heart  –  Dead Men Don’t Smoke Marijuana
Terje Isungset  –  Mountain  –  Two Moons
Seydu  –  Waka Waka  –  Diamond Tears
Mari Boine  –  Claudine’s Song  –  Sterna Paradisea
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars  –  Tamagbondorsu / The Rich Mock the Poor  –  Rise and Shine

Hour 2
Fri Flyt  –  Mykoniatissa  –  Flyr Fritt
unidentified artists  –  Xylophones Karanko  –  Sierra Leone – Musiques Traditionelles
Funky Butt  –  Mama Inez  –  Whoopin’
Grupo Fantasma  –  Juan Tenorio w/ Larry Harlow  –  El Existential
Jienat  –  Daja Juoida  –  Daja
Erev Rav  –  Fun Tashlich  –  Oly Shtetl Klezmer
Ana Moura  –  Talvez Depois  –  Leva-Me Aus Fados
Aida Nadeem  –  Khadri  –  Out of Baghdad
On Ensemble  –  Someday Six  –  Dust and Sand
Lokua Kanza  –  Nakozonga  –  Nkolo
Phinda Mtya  –  Tiki Tiki  –  South Africa
Salif Keita  –  San Ka Na  –  La Difference

 

30 April 2010: Music of the Townships

In April 1963, the townships south west of Johannesburg got a name: Soweto. Today, Soweto and other South African townships are remembered for their spirited resistance to apartheid, and celebrated for their vibrant music, which isfeatured on today’s show, with particular attention to the great new Strut releases entitled Next Stop…Soweto.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Brenda Fassie – Vuli Ndela – South African Rhythm Riot
Phillip Encobo – Lady Smith Jive – Soweto Street Music
Marianne Antonsen – Blomster I Soweto (Flower of Soweto) – Blomster I Soweto
Reggie Msomi’s Hollywood Jazz Band – Midnight Ska – The History of Township Music
African Swingsters – Emuva – Next Stop…Soweto
Johannesburg Street Band – No Passport – Dancin’ through the Streets
Soweto Gospel Choir – Ndikhokhele – Grace
Sipho Gumede – Godfather Special – Down Freedom Avenue
Mzwakhe-Dub Poet of Soweto – Now Is the Time – Change is Pain
The Mothers w/ Miriam Makeba – Breathe Together – Township Sessions
unknown artists – Nobamba – Soweto
Amaswazi Emvelo – Thul’ ulalele – The Indestructible Beat of Soweto

Hour 2
Mahotella Queens – Wozani Mahipi – Next Stop…Soweto Vol. 2
Miriam Makeba & the Skylarks w/ Spoke Mashiyane – Uile Ngoan’a Batho – The History of Township Music
Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu’s Mood – Mulatu Steps Ahead
Fishtank Ensemble – Opa Opa – Woman in Sin
Gotan Project – Tu Misterio – Tango 3.0
Passport Royale – Obla-D-Obla-Da – single from artist
Francisco Banchini & Louisa John-Krol – La Battaglia degli Elfi – Love Sessions 2
Tribecastan – From Bamako to Malibu – 5 Star Cave
Lord Pretender – The Human Race – The Man Who Never Ever Worried
Tony Allen – Secret Agent – Secret Agent
Ana Moura – Fado das Aguas – Leva-Me Aos Fados
Ahheahedon Tuareg Women’s Jam (Nickodemus Remix) – Tuareg Nomads Kiah Keya – Footsteps in Africa Soundtrack Nomadic Remix
Balkan Beat Box – Smatron – Blue Eyed Black Boy

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23 April 2010: The Rhythm of Nature

Steamy, danceable tunes this week to ring in in the World Rhythm Festival in Seattle and the Procession of the Species here in Olympia. Please do not remain seated.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Ganga Giri  –  Afrodisiac  –  Tribe Vibe
Larry McDonald  –  Mento in 3  –  Drumquestra
Te Vaka  –  Kaluve Pepe  –  Haoloto
Fanga  –  Follow Me  –  Sira Ba
Gamelan X  –  Hot Crossed Bronze  –  Satu
Dolomites  –  Wakannai? (I DON’T KNOW?)  –  No End EP
Red Baraat  –  Drum ‘n’ Brass  –  Chaal Baby
Ale Muniz  –  Ie Mama  –  Festa Brazil
Samy El Bably  –  Asrar El Ein  –  Saharan Groove
The Amber Ensemble  –  Azul  –  Del Mar
Salem Tradition  –  Waliwa  –  Krie
Luis Garay Percussion World  –  Afrodezia  –  Sacumba

Hour 2  –    –
Tony Allen  –  Elewon Po  –  Secret Agent
Nii Tagoe  –  Tsi-obenkemi (Come Close to Me)  –  African Roots
Razia  –  Slash and Burn  –  Zebu Nation
Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussain  –  Baba  –  Global Drum Project
SambaDa  –  Iguana  –  Gente!
Binder  –  Billo Raneeay  –  Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars  –  Gbrr Mani (Trouble)  –  Rise and Shine
Mamadou Barry  –  Africa Five  –  Niyo
Mahmoud Fadl  –  Maqsoum  –  Africa North
Zakir Hussain  –  Conversation in 3 2 3  –  Rhythmic Impressions
Sajra Tambaj  –  Hay  –  PD: Buen viaje
Greg Ellis  –  Form 8  –  Kala Rupa