16 April 2010: Top 10 + Pledge!

This show featured selections from the best new world music CDs along with other new releases and a bit about why you should be supporting KAOS and its diverse programming. Pledge online or call 360-867-5267 – and thanks to everyone who called during this show to support KAOS community radio and Spin The Globe!

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
10-Red Baraat – Punjabi Wedding Song (Balle Balle) – Chaal Baby
9-Markscheider Kunst – Odnazdhy – Utopia
8-Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band – Hey Ma Durga – Devaloka
7-Al-Andalus Ensemble – Martil (excerpt) – 21 Strings
6-Three Ality – Vrij Ende Franck – ‘t Minne
5-Angelique Kidjo – Kekele – Oyo
4-VM Bhatt & Matt Malley – The Eternal Wait – Sleepless Nights
3-Razia Said – Tiako Ro – Zebu Nation
2-Te Vaka – Katakata Mai – Haoloto

Hour 2
1-Lila Downs y La Misteriosa – La Cumbia del Mole – En Paris Live a Fip
Tony Allen – Ijo – Secret Agent
Ocho Pies – Petro – Tropical Footprint
The Erev Ravs – Wedding Trance – Oly Shtetl Klezmer
Los Flacos – Virgenes del Sol – Rosa Celeste
Bela Fleck – Mali Jam – Throw Down Your Heart – Africa Sessions Part 2
Refugee All Stars – Living Stone – Rise & Shine
Gotan Project – Peligro – Tango 3.0
1 Giant Leap – Freedom (Feat. Nana Tsiboe & African Show Boys) – What About Me?

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9 April 2010: Sacred Music & Marching Bands

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This week’s show includes music previewing and celebrating two great events this weekend: HonkFest West in Seattle (http://honkfestwest.com), and the World Sacred Music Festival’s presentation of the Al-Andalus Ensemble here in Olympia (http://olysacredmusic.org). Plus other fun music and a few words about why you should be supporting community radio and its diverse programming, since the KAOS spring membership drive begins April 10. Pledge online (http://kaos.evergreen.edu/membership/join.html) or call 360-867-5267.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Mahala Rai Banda  –  Balkan Reggae  –  Ghetto Blasters
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band  –  Jai Hanuman (Faith)  –  Devaloka
Red Baraat  –  Dum Maro Dum  –  Chaal Baby
Bapi Das Baul / Baul Bishwa  –  Jaibon Amar (Sitting on the Love Branch)  –  Madness & happiness
Balkan Warehouse Orchestra  –  Ah Yabibi  –  Balkan Warehouse Orchestra
Unni Lovlid  –  Den Fyrste Song  –  Vita
Hungry March Band  –  Red Box  –  Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias
Al-Andalus  –  Portrait of Zahra  –  Genetic Memories
Cicala Mvta  –  Rajamati Kumati  –  Ching-Dong The Return Of Japanese Street Music
VM Bhatt & Matt Malley  –  Rainbow in My Heart  –  Sleepless Nights
Soweto Gospel Choir  –  Mangisondele Nkosi Yam  –  Grace
Bollywood Brass Band  –  Love is Sweeter than Sugar  –  The Bollywood Brass Band

Hour 2
Bela Fleck  –  Salam Aleikum  –  Throw Down Your Heart Africa Sessions Part 2
Chicago Afrobeat Project  –  Fix and Release  –  (A) Move to Silent Unrest
Boban Markovic Orkestar  –  Mesecina  –  Live in Belgrade
King Sunny Ade  –  Merciful God  –  Seven Degrees North
Mary McHenry  –  Zominamina  –  World Vol. X #1
Ali Hassan Kuban  –  Leila  –  Nubian Magic
Three Ality  –  Wij Meiskens Net  –  ‘t Minne
Al-Andalus Ensemble  –  Baghdad (excerpt)  –  21 Strings
Girish  –  Hanuman 2  –  Shiva Machine
Andrew Oliver Kora Band  –  Jarabi  –  Just 4 You
Stella Chiweshe  –  Cachimurenga  –  Talking Mbira
Nawal  –  Dunia Udjissa / the World Is Beautiful  –  Kwel

 

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2 April 2010: New Releases, Concert Previews, +

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New Releases, concert previews, etc.

New releases, concert previews and a couple of other things in today’s show, from familiar names (Lila Downs, Ozomatli, Youssou N’Dour) to some very promising newcomers (Red Baraat, Markscheider Kunst, Tibet2Timbuk2). Enjoy.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Lila Downs y La Misteriosa – La Cucaracha – En Paris – Live a Fip
Los Fulanos feat. Peret – Gato – RG2 World Music for Children
Chicago Afrobeat Project – Talking Bush – Chicago Afrobeat Project
Ozomatli – Cabalito – Fire Away
Red Baraat – Baraat to Nowhere – Chaal Baby
Avishai Cohen – Alon Basela – Aurora
David Starfire – Shimla – Bollywood Bass
Balkan Beat Box – Kabulectro – Blue Eyed Black Boy
Markscheider Kunst – Manush v Gorah – Utopia
Red Baraat – Chaal Baby – Chaal Baby
Mehran – Yare Dabestani (Traditional Persian Protest Song) – Angels of Persepolis
Al-Yaman – Azan – Isanyya

Hour 2
Irka Mateo – Hombre de la Tierra / Man of the Land – Anacaona
Ishtar Alabina – Lamouni (Ligharou Meni) – RG2 Arabic Lounge
Al-Andalus Ensemble – Taktokah – Illumination
Youssou N’Dour – Leteuma – Dakar-Kingston
Brooklyn Funk Essentials – Big Apple Boogaloo (The Sir George Radio Edit) – Latin Party
Tibet2Timbuk2 – Little Things – Music Is Life
Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band – Calling Ganesha – Devaloka
Vanessa Lively – Los Hermanos – Canto y Cantera
Very Be Careful – Manantial del Alma – Danger Room
Jon Sterckx – Recycle – Drumscapes
Sahel Band feat. Kane Mathis – Serifu Sidi – The Sahel Band
Angelique Kidjo – Dil Main Chuppa Ke Pyar Ka – Oyo
Susana Baca – De Los Amores – Eco de Sombras

26 March 2010: Serbian Brass

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Serbian Brass

Sure, brass bands are worldwide, but somehow Serbians seem a few steps ahead of the rest of the planet. Check out this playlist, and you’ll hear what I mean.
Plus new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Boban Markovic Orkestar – The Promise – The Promise
Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra – Was Romeo Really a Jerk – The Best of Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra
Saban Bajramovic – Pena / Soap Foam – Gypsy Caravan
Sanja Ilic & Balkanika – Bottle Rhythm – Balkan Koncept
Gaetano Fabri vs. Kocani Orkestar – Siki, Siki Baba – Electric Gypsyland
Orkestar Slobodana Salijevica – Stani, stani Ibar vodo – Srbija Sounds Global All Stars
Goran Bregovic & his Wedding & Funeral Band – Trucker’s Song – Alcohol
Duvacki Orkestar – Kristijanov vatreni c¹oc¹ek – Bakija Bakic
Slavoljub Bogojevic´ Kale – Kad sveci marsiraju – Serbian Brass Bands Play Serbian & World Music Hits Vol. 2
Slobodan Salijevic Orchestra – Prekodolski Cocek – Golden Brass Summit
Gypsy Groovz Orchestra Goes TuttiMundi – Hot Water Festival (part 3) – Night Train For Lovers And Thieves
Boban Markovic Orkestar – Disko-Dzummbus – Rough Guide to the Balkans
Giorgios Dalaras & Goran Bregovic – Sou Aksize Mia Kalyteri Agkali / You Deserve A Better Love – Yannena With Two Canvas Shoes

Hour 2
Lila Downs y La Misteriosa – La Linea – En Paris – Live a Fip
Al-Andalus Ensemble – Confluence – 21 Strings
Cecilia Noel – Asi Se Compone – Latin Party
Lo’Jo – Je prends la nuit – Cosmophono
Burlakat – Astuin Kulas / Mandzoimarja – Magie
Cuchata – Asuncion (Radio Edit) – Amor, Cambio, Y La Verdad
Susana Baca – Lundero – Travesias
Irka Mateo – Liborio – Anacaona
The Spam Allstars – Charanga E-350 – RG2 World Music For Children
Angelique Kidjo – Afia – Oyo
Te Vaka – Tolu Afe – Haoloto
Naby Camara & Lagni Sussu – Fon Moneba – Kanteli

19 March 2010: Global Music of Tolerance & Respect

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Global Music of Tolerance & Respect

With March 21 marking the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we heard global songs of tolerance, respect, and just plain getting along with one’s neighbors. Plus new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Larry McDonald – Brother Man – Drumquestra
Tarika – Sonegaly (Senegalese) – Son Egal
Beyo – Ayiti Leve – Reference
Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars – Oruwiebie Magazine Bobo Medley – Rise and Shine
Naby Camara & Lagni-Sussu – Konkoba – Kantelli
Various – War/No More Trouble – Playing for Change
The Black Seeds – Strugglers – Solid Ground
Tony Allen – No Discrimination – Afro Disco Beat
Andrew Oliver Kora Band – Bina Na Ngai Na Respect – Live at Jimmy Marks
Yawo – Take Out the Fences – Take Out the Fences
Razia – Salamalama Aby – Zebu Nation

Hour 2
Kobo Town – At the Edge of the City – Independence
DJ Dolores y Orchestra Santa Massa – A Danca da Moda – World 2004
Camile – Au Port – Sound of the World
Angelique Kidjo – Monfe Ran E feat. Dianne Reeves – Oyo
CeU – Mais Um Lamento – CeU
Cuchata – Ritual – advance single
Madrigaia – Tourdion – Pleiades
Madman Jaba – Hankuri – Nigeria Afrobeat Special
Mulatu Astake – Boogaloo – Mulatu Steps Ahead
Quentin Dujardin – Tolaria feat. Njava – Echoes Of The World vol. 2
Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats – Heavy Heavy Heavy – Afro-Rock Vol. 1
The Marcians – If Only They Came Back – Traditional Greek Music
IndiaLucia – Raag & Ole – IndiaLucia

12 March 2010: The Music of Russia

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The Music of Russia

On this day in 1918, Moscow became the capitol of Russia, and would soon be the center of the USSR, a huge cultural, political, and military force from 1922 until its collapse in 1991. We explored the diverse sounds of Russia this week, from city to steppe. Plus new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
La Minor – White Acacia – Oboroty
Julia Vorontsova – Older – Sound of the World
Limpopo – When My Dear Mother Was Seeing Me Off To The Army – …traffic jam in Moscow
The Optina Pustyn Male Choir St Petersburg – Joyful Light – Orthodox Chants from Russia
Mark Bernes – Temnaya Noch / Dark Night – Rough Guide to Russia
Drobinska – Nani Nani – Ethnology
Reel – Ja Jodila, Ja Gulyala – Ethnology
Inflammable Orchester – Trombones – 01
5Nizza – Soldat / Soldier – RussenSoul
Svetilen – Woe is me, a sinner – My Soul, Rise Up
Lena Sergeeva & NE TE – Princess – EBU World Music Workshop Vol. 2
St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review – Oriental Guest – Live at the Red Club
Baba Yaga – Back in the USSR – Secret Combination

Hour 2
Balkan Beat Box – Sunday Arak – Balkan Beat Box
Choc Quib Town – Son Bereju – Oro
Andrew Oliver Kora Band – Hidmo – Just 4 You
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Musow-For Our Women – I Speak Fula
Louis Mhlanga – Song in My Dream – Tinganekwane
Los Flacos – La Lloroncita – Rosa Celeste
Grupo Fantasma – Sacatelo Bailando – El Existential
Lawson Rollins – Blue Mountain Bolero – Espirito
Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars – Dununya / The World – Rise & Shine
Habib Koite & Bamada – Massake – Afriki
Zum – Allegro Tangabile – Zum Play Astor Piazzolla
Razia – Salamalama Aby – Zebu Nation

5 March 2010: The Life and Music of Miriam Makeba

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The Life and Music of Miriam Makeba

Born on March 4, 1932, South African singer Miriam Makeba was a pioneer of “world music” and her life reflected the troubled and triumphant path of her nation. While we didn’t get deep into the biography of Mama Africa, we spun some of her music from different periods of her life, and a couple of musical tributes to her as well. Plus new releases, concert previews and reviews, and more. Having seen Vusi Mahlasela and Zakir Hussain in the past week, I had to share more of their music. Plus a preview and ticket giveaways for Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Varttina – Ukko Lumi – Oi Dai
Oreka TX – Saapmi – Oreka TX
Rikard Wolff – Du Ijuger – Tango
Taffetas – Taffetas – Fanta
The Mothers – Breathe Together feat. Miriam Makeba – Township Sessions
Miriam Makeba – The Click Song – The World of Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba – House of the Rising Sun – Miriam Makeba
Angelique Kidjo – Lakutshn Llanga – Oyo
Miriam Makeba – Unhome – South African Legends
Actitud Maria Marta – Quimeras w/ Marina – sampler
Miriam Makeba & unidentified musicians – Mansane Cisse – Africa & Mansane Cisse EP
SambaDa – Mare – Gente!
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Why Aren’t You Happy? – Thuthukani Ngoxolo
Vusi Mahlasela – Two Birds – Wisdom of Foregiveness

Hour 2
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Be Mankan – Ali and Toumani
Dela – Yeye Ndiye – Paukwa
Nani Ajdinovic Orchestra – Cocek Zora – Golden Brass Summit
Balkan Beat Box – Smatron – Blue Eyed Black Boy
Zakir Hussain et al – Taal Vadya Kutcheri in Adi Taal – In memory of Alla Rakha, the wizard of Tabla Live Vol. II
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Hello My Baby – Live at Montreaux
Bokoor Band – Onukpa Shawarpo – Afro-Rock Vol. 1
Te Vaka – Katakata Mai – Haoloto
Amos Hoffman – Hamsa – Evolution
Meesak Nakaratch – Luk Ron (Love Hot) – Thai Funk Zudrangma Vol.1
Razia – Tiako Ro – Zebu Nation
Urban Legend – El Matador feat. Destani Wolf – Tropical Techniques

26 February 2010: Haiti Meets the Dominican Republic

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Haiti Meets the Dominican Republic

In the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the nation is forging a new normal, including a new relationship with neighboring Dominican Republic. Spin The Globe ping-pongs between the musics of these two very different nations that share an island home. Plus new releases, concert previews, and more.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Luis Vargas – Tranquila – Republica Dominicana
Fragyl – Kalekow – Kalonnen
Puerto Plata – Mujer Perjura – Casita de Campo
Boukman Experyans – Mariah Azaka – Revolution
La India Canela – La Culebra (The Snake) – Merengue Tipico from the Dominican Republic
Rara Machine – Bade – Voudou Nou
Tito Chicoma – Abuso – Africa in America
Boukan Ginen – Kouman Nap Fe – Global Voices Contemporary
Robert Drasnin – Mirage – Voodoo
Elvis Martinez – Serpiente – Rough Guide to Bachata
Tabou Combo – Chalè Lanmou – Caribbean Party
Chichi Peralta – Sin No Te Veo – Vuelta al Barrio
Marlene Dorcena – Mèsy Bondye – Mesy

Hour 2
Balkan Beat Box – Pachima – Nu Med
Lo Cor de la Plana – Nau Gojatas – Tant Deman
Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri – Nigeria Afrobeat Special: the New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria
Vusi Mahlasela – Melodi Ya Mamelodi – The Voice
Razia – Omama – Zebu Nation
Iyasa – Ijongosi (The Maiden) – African Homeland
Radio Tarifa – La Tarara – Temporal
Tierra Negra & Muriel Anderson – Nosotros – New World Flamenco
Ernest Ranglin – Outernational Incident – Modern Answers to Old Problems
Herb Ohta Jr. – Pua Lokelau – Ukulele Romance
Fanfare Ciocarlia – Hora cu Strigaturii – Radio Pascani
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Warbe – Ali and Toumani
Zakir Hussain & The Rhythm Experience – Balinese Fantasy – Zakir Hussain & The Rhythm Experience

19 February 2010: Top 10 World Music Albums

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Top 10 World Music Albums

Selections from our Top 10 world music albums of the month this week. Plus concert previews and other music in hour 2.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
10. Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje – Awofuni Ukulandela Na? – Next Stop…Soweto
9. Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu’s Mood – Mulatu Steps Ahead
8. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Jamana Be Diya (feat. Kasse Mady Diabate, Toumani Diabate) – I Speak Fula
7. Jerry Leake – Nu Atsia – Cubist
6. Seheno – Aiza – Ka
5. Kagero – My Daddy Is A Thief – Japanese Gypsy Rock
4. The Souljazz Orchestra – Agbara – Rising Sun
3. The Sahel Band feat. Kane Mathis – Lamban – The Sahel Band
Jerry Leake – Aldebaran – Cubist
2. Te Vaka – Kaluve Pepe – Haoloto
1. SambaDa – Casa De Mainha – Gente
1. SambaDa – Rabo De Arraia – Gente

Hour 2
Coco Mbassi – Bila – Sepia
Al-Yaman – Si-raa – Insanyya
Djeli Moussa Diawara – FlamenKora – FlamenKora
Razia – Babanao – Zebu Nation
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Doudou – Ali and Toumani
Nation Beat – Mare Cheia feat. The Klezmatics – Legends of the Preacher
Bebel Gilberto – Sun Is Shining – All In One
Kat Parra – Hanukia – Dos Amantes
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas – Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’awu – Afro-Rock Vol. 1
Urban Legend – El Matador – Tropical Techniques
Suzanna Owiyo – Tich en Tich – Imagine Africa
Novalima – Alcajazz – Afro

12 February 2010: Carnaval! Mardi Gras! Carnival!

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Carnaval! Mardi Gras! Carnival!

Music from Rio, New Orleans, Trinidad, and wherever else people are celebrating Carnival / Carnaval / Mardi Gras this week. Plus a heap of concert previews and other music in hour 2.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
The Wild Magnolias – On a Mardi Gras Day – Life is a Carnival
Samba Squad – Maracatu Funk – Batuque
3Canal – Blue – Best of Rituals 2001
Trio Mocoto – Os Orixas – The Now Sound of Brazil
Zachary Richard – Iko Iko – Rough Guide to Louisiana
Coolbone – The Saints – Brass-hop
Steve Riley & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers – La Danse de Mardi Gras – Rough Guide to the Music of Louisiana
Salome de Bahia – Cada Vez – Brasil
King Posse – Retounen – Carnival
Wild Tchoupitoulas – Hey Mama (Wild Tchoupitoulas) – The Wild Tchoupitoulas
Bat Makumba – Vai Explodir – Boteco
Bat Makumba – Sambalele – Boteco
B’Negao – A Verdadeiro Danca Do Patinho – Rough Guide to the Music of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

Hour 2
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Hello My Baby w/Zap Mama – Long Walk to Freedom
Siora – Papirossen – Vision of the Dry Bones
Angelique Kidjo – Mama Golo Papa – Djin Djin
Tinariwen – Matadjem Yinmixan / Why All This Hate Between You? – Amam Iman: Water Is Life
Bismalahi Gargar – Aids Wadila – Imagine Africa
Zakir Hussain & the Rhythm Experience – Rapanagatun – Zakir Hussain & the Rhythm Experience
Fishtank Ensemble – Arabu Andaluz – Super Raoul
Luminescent Orchestrii – Mur Stojmeno – Neptune’s Daughter
Pablo Escovedo – Pete Kelly’s Blues – Pablo Escovedo Live
Vusi Mahlasela – Ntate Mahlasela – The Voice
The Sahel Band – Sahel – The Sahel Band Feat. Kane Mathis
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Kala Djula – advance single from Ali & Toumani