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!

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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.

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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

2011-01-21: Local Global Music

This week’s show started off with an hour of local global music: local and regional artists who play global sounds. All in anticipation of the 22 January Ethnic Festival (see calendar). We may have once been known as grunge central, but Western Washington (and Portland and Vancouver BC) have a rich vein of global music as well. Enjoy.local drummers - photo (c) Scott Allan Stevens, www.nwexposure.com

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Hour 1
Children of the Revolution  –   Alythia  –   Chapter 1
Bakra Bata  –   Kalinda  –   Get Up and Dance
Erev Rav  –   Naphtaly’s Freylach  –   Oly Shtetl Klezmer
James Whetzel feat. Vishal Nagar  –   Dha. Vivid Response to Life  –   Capitol Hill Secret Tracks
The Makedonians  –   Two Dudes in the Slammer  –   Folklor
Andrew Oliver Kora Band  –   Fanta Groove  –   Just 4 U
Shantala (Benjy & Heather Wertheimer)  –   Baba Hanuman  –   Sri
Los Flacos  –   Hierbabuena  –   Rosa Celeste
Alma Villegas  –   Mi Tierra  –   Alma Villegas
3 Leg Torso  –   Zemer Attic/Tanz Tanz Yiddelach  –   Astor in Paris
The Sahel Band  –   Yarabi  –   The Sahel Band
Duo En  –   Danza Lucumi  –   Affinity
Gaelica  –   Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch  –   Live at Traditions
Sonando  –   Donde Estabas Anoche  –   Tres

Hour 2
Ockham’s Razor  –   Oro, Se Do Bheatha Bhaile  –   Wolves in the Walls
Zein Al-Jundi  –   Ya Habibi  –   Sharrafouni
Simphiwe Dana   –   Hay’ Ihambo  –   Kulture Noir
Os Kiezos  –   Comboio  –   Angola Soundtrack: Special Sounds from Luanda 1965-1978
Kiuila  –   Orovela  –   Kolo
Pooja Goswami Pavan  –   Kyon Mujhe Maut Ke (excerpt)  –   How Shall I Say?
Didye Kergrin  –   Kosa  –   Somin La Vi
Vusi Mahlasela  –   Vezebuhle  –   Say Africa
Bikram Ghosh  –   Little Krishna  –   RhythmScape
Empresarios  –   Sabor Tropical  –   Empresarios
Kodo  –   Sora  –   Akatsuki
Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha  –   Tummaa Verta  –   Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal  –   Historie De Molly  –   Chamber Music

2011-01-14: Grooving Globally

Vagabond Opera couldn’t make it for the planned live studio set, but we found a fair amount of other music to share this week, from Japanese ska to a rhythmic remix of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech to a children’s rights dub and much more. Keep grooving globally with social justice in your hearts. mlk stamp

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Hour 1
Ex-Centric Sound System  –  The Original Ragga  –  West Nile Funk
Mavis Maseko and the Movers  –  Bayeza  –  Amabungu
Dave Holland & Pepe Habicheula  –  Puente Quebrao  –  Hands
Chopteeth  –  Eyi Su Ngaangaa  –  Chopteeth Live
Hellborg, Lane, Selvaganesh  –  Savitri  –  Good People in Times of Evil
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra  –  World Ska Cruise  –  World Ska Symphony
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Woza  –  Say Africa
Baba Zula & Mad Professor  –  Biz Size Asik Olduk  –  Ruhani Oyun Havaları
Vagabond Opera  –  Svi Te Terren  –  Vagabond Opera
Tiwitine  –  Tiwitine  –  Ishumar 2: New Taureg Guitars
Cankisou  –  Lahore  –  Le La
Sidi Toure  –  Haalah  –  Sahel Folk

Hour 2
Toto La Momposina  –  Tembandumba  –  La Bodega
The Creole Choir Of Cuba  –  Chen Nan Ren  –  Undiscovered Voices of the Carribean
Duo Jalal  –  A Different World  –  A Different World
A Hawk and a Handsaw  –  Mana Thelo Enan Andra  –  Cervantine
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal  –  Chamber Music  –  Chamber Music
Aurelio Martinez  –  Yange  –  Laru Beya
James Whetzel/MLK  –  I Have a Dream Remake  –  single
Ilgi  –  One Sun, One Earth  –  Ne Uz Vienu Dienu
Dorin Gall, Arnito, Oliver Delplanque  –  Premiers flocons  –  Ashain Trio
Galeet Dardashti  –  Hagar/Sarah  –  The Naming
Kodo  –  floor  –  Heartbeat
Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha  –  Han Ei Lemmi Mua  –  Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha
Indigenous Resistance  –  Luana (Soy SOS Mix)  –  IR 25 Dubversive

2011-01-07: New York Calling London

New York Calling London - Spin The Globe playlistOn this day in 1927, the first transatlantic telephone service was established…from New York City to London. Chew on that, all you children of the Web! To mark this telecommunications milestone we spun global-minded bands from both great cities, followed by a slew of new releases and a couple of tunes for my new friend in Cyprus.

Happy New Year!

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Hour 1
3 Mustaphas 3  –  Linda Linda  –  Friends, Fiends & Fronds
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars  –  Out of What?  –  Carnival Conspiracy
She’koyokh Klezmer Ensemble  –  Nikolaev Bulgar  –  Sandanski’s Chicken
Grupo Fiesta  –  Caliente  –  Grupo Fiesta
Yaaba Funk  –  Me Nye Me Dofo  –  Afrobeast
Pistolera  –  La Espera  –  Siempre Hay Salida
Bollywood Brass Band  –  Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna (Keep the henna on your hands)  –  The Bollywood Brass Band
Copal  –  Ceutara  –  Into the Shadow Garden
Susheela Raman  –  Amba  –  Love Trap
Yale Strom w/ Hot Pstromi & Klazzj  –  Papirossen / Cigarettes  –  Garden of Yidn
London Afrobeat Collective  –  Survival of the Fittest  –  L.A.C.

Hour 2
Red Baraat  –  Tunak Tunak Tun  –  Chaal Baby
Aurelio  –  Weibayuwa / Sharks  –  Laru Beya
James Whetzel  –  Theme to the Rhythm (Amponsah & Kamdar Mix)  –  Vibrance
Olof Arnalds  –  Vinur Minn  –  Innundir Skinni
Shye Ben-Tzur  –  Daras Bin  –  Shoshan
Wise-Magraw  –  Entrainment  –  How the Light Gets In
Lila Downs  –  Cielo Rojo  –  Una Sangre / One Blood
Ali Farka Toure  –  Cousins  –  Niafunke
Kolektifistanbul –  (2008)  –  Nestinar  –  Krivoto
Damian Nisenson Trio  –  Chanson de q  –  3 en concert
Sy Kushner  –  Hoy Down  –  From my Soul
Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha  –  Muistojen Tiella  –  Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha
Kodo  –  Berimbau Jam  –  Mondo Head
Vagabond Opera  –  Russian Jazz Waltz  –  The Zeitgeist Beckons

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