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

5 February 2010: Celebrating Bob Marley

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Celebrating Bob Marley

An hour of cover songs started off the show, celebrating the musicianship and life of reggae icon Bob Marley. Plus new releases and more in the second hour. Congrats to the listeners who won the CD and ticket giveaways this week.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Ojos de Brujo – Get Up Stand Up – Backspin
Yeshe – No Woman No Cry – World CitiZen
Yat-Kha – Exodus – Re-Covers
African Showboyz – Three Little Birds – Spiritual Song
Ruia & Ranea – Maakona Tamaroto (Satisfy My Soul) – Waiata of Bob Marley
Nenes – No Woman, No Cry – Cover the World
Liam Teague – Jammin’ – Impressions
Joshua Lebofsky – Redemption Song – Play a Little Prayer
Karamelo Santo – So Much Trouble in the World – El Baile Oficial
Wyclef Jean – No Woman No Cry – The Score OST
Ruia – Koingo Atu Nei Kia Koe (Waiting in Vain) – Nehenehe Nui

Hour 2
Them Mushrooms – Tribute to Bob Marley – Kazi Ni Kazi
Bob Marley – One Love/People Get Ready – Legend
Tommy T – East-West Express – The Prester John Sessions
SambaDa – Sangue African – Gente
Soweto Gospel Choir – O’Nkosi Yam – Grace
Jerry Leake – Geo – Cubist
The Erev Ravs – Naphtaly’s Freylach – advance single
Farafina – Nening – Kanou
Rag Dharma – Rag Jog (excerpt) – Live at the Mark
Mahotella Queens & Ulali – Ma’ Africa – 1 Giant Leap
Bakithi Kumalo – African Mountain – In Front of My Eyes
Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan – World Circuit Presents…

29 January 2010: Tunesia Meets Sweden

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Tunesia Meets Sweden

Is the accordion the common denominator between Sweden and Tunesia? That’s one of the themes you may hear in this week’s show ping-ponging between the music of the two nations. We also had a set of music from Haiti, some concert previews, and an exclusive preview of music from the Erev Ravs.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
DuOud – Zanzibar – Wild Serenade
Vasen – Squirrel – Gront
Ghalia Benali & Bert Cornelis – Hayamatni – Al Palna
Urban Turban – Persian Night – Overtime
Julie Marsellaise – Yama N’Chauf Haja Tegennen – Hot Women
Ellika & Solo – Mambore Tradgardsvalsen – World 2003
Chiha – I Was in Love – Mystic Bridges
Hoven Droven – Skogspolska – Groove
Zarzis – Na’ama – Tunisie:Chants & Rhythmes
Smadj – Fatwords w/Rokia Traore – Take It And Drive
Beata Soderberg & Justango – Tangogo – Bailata
Anouar Brahem – Zarabanda – Le Voyage de Sahar
Mynta – Ten Years Ago – Teabreak
Amina – Ederlezi – Nomad:Best of Amina

Hour 2
The Souljazz Orchestra – Negus Negast – Rising Sun
West Philadelphia Orchestra – What Innocence – West Philadelphia Orchestra
Orkestar Zirkonium – A New Light – Orkestar Zirkonium
Lataye – M Viv Ave Yo – Tu Manbre
Lole Lolay – Shada – Klasik Twoubadou
Sosyete Djouba – Viv o m rele gouvene – Alan Lomax in Haiti Vol.9
Les Loups Noirs D’Haiti – Jet Biguine – Tumbele! Biguine, afro & latin sounds from the French Caribbean 1963-74
Mahlathini & the Queens – Umkhovu – Next Stop…Soweto
Vusi Mahlasela – Silang Mabela – The Voice
Polokwane Choral Society – Sebakanyana – We Keep Singing
Jerry Leake – Nu Atsia – Cubist
Erev Ravs – Varshaver Please, Skotshne mix 2 – advance single
Angelique Kidjo – Senamou feat. Amadou & Mariam – Djin Djin

22 January 2010: Music from the Hottest Places on Earth

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Music from the Hottest Places on Earth

As a mid-winter break for those of us in the northern climes, we took a musical visit to the hottest places on the planet this week. You can find a list complete with temperatures here. What did we learn? That no matter how cold it gets here in the Pacific Northwest, I’m not planning a summer vacation to Al ‘Aziziyah, Libya (136 degrees F!).

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Caceres – Triste Febrero – Rough Guide to Argentina
Los de Abajo – Pepepez – Los de Abajo
Musafir – Moria Badnawa – Dhola Maru
Ganga Giri – Bertie Beatle – Beats Around the Bush
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Kainda-e-Qalandar – Nazrana-e-Aqeedat
Mohammad Abdu – Ya Keif – Inti El Hawa
Brenda Fassie – Sum’ Bulala – Memeza
Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu – Mulatu of Ethiopia
Boom Pam – Gross – Boom Pam
Delta Nove – Tororo – The Future Is When
Dalinda – Maahboubi Khanni / My Beloved Deceived Me – Turquoise

Hour 2
[dunkelbunt] & Cloud Tissa – Kebab Connection – Balkan Grooves
The Spy from Cairo – Ala Shan – Secretly Famous
Sauti Sol – Asante Sana Baba – Mwanzo
SambaDa – Sangue Africano Remix – Gente!
Umalali – The Sun Has Set – The Garifuna Women’s Project
Soweto Gospel Choir – Ingoma – Grace
Lhasa – Con Toda Palabra – The Living Road
Siora – Vaynikehu – Vision of the Dry Bones
Zingaros – Sher – Cirkari
The Sahel Band – Yarabi – The Sahel Band
Ojos de Brujo – Bailaores – Techari
Masters of Haiti – Ti Chans (Pou Ayiti) – Rough Guide to Haiti

15 January 2010: Guest Host David “Xenophilia” Moseley

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Guest Hosted by David “Xenophilia” Moseley

David — guest-hosting while your regular host was out of town on, ahem, very important business — spun the globe to Haiti and somewhat beyond.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Caetano Veloso – Haiti – The Best of Caetano Veloso
Beethova Obas – Lina – Caribe! Caribe!
Mizik Mizik – Blakawout – rough guide to the music of Haiti
Zin – Kanpe Sou Yon Bit – French Carribean
Boukman Eksperyans – Peye Loa Yo – revolution
Fishner Augustin and la troupe Makandal – Rara Processional – New York City, Global Beat of the Boroughs
Boukman Eksperyans – Baron – revolution
Wyclef Jean – Sang Fez – New World Party

Hour 2
King Posse – Retounen – Carnival
Ram – Marassa Elu – rough guide to the music of Haiti
Orchestre Tropicana D’Haiti – Gason Total – Putumayo World Party
Oro Solido – Verano Solido – The Rough Guide to Merengue
Kiala – Batumwindu – Afrobeat no go die
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Hello Bonjour – Global Lingo
Peter King – Shango – Nigeria 70
Nomo – Discontinued – Nomo
The Sahel Band with Kane Mathis – North Mali – The Sahel Band

8 January 2010: New Releases & Old Faves

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New Releases & Old Faves

This week: new world music releases, and some of our favorite older tunes. Sorry I wasn’t able to fulfill the request of the caller asking for Inuit women’s throat singing–there wasn’t any to be found in the KAOS music library. Will get to that in a future show.

Also, please note that I’ll be on vacation next week and the show will be hosted by David Moseley, the regular host of KAOS’s Xenophilia show. If possible, I’ll post the archive of that show after I return from my journey. And I’ll be back with you on January 22 for a show featuring music from hot lands.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Lo’Jo – C’est La Vie – Bazar Savant
Ipercussonici – Ula – Tuttipari
Seheno – Teo – Ka
La Otrabanda – Viene Temporal – Pueblo Vivo / Vibrant People
Tierra Negra & Muriel Anderson – Fantasia de Fuego – New World Flamenco
Chambao – Comeme – En El Fin del Mundo
Siora – Shney Shoshanim – Vision of the Dry Bones
Varttina – Fanfaari – Seleniko
Vocal Baobab – Orula – Afro-Cuban Chants
Either/Orchestra – Antchim Endelela – Live in Addis: Ethiopiques 20
Jerry Leake – Chrysalis – Cubist
Daniel Kahn, Psoy Korolenko, Oy Division – Ekh lyuli lyuli – The Unternationale
!Dela Dap – Shukar Dijes – Sara La Kali
Balval – Loli Rokla – Blizzard Boheme

Hour 2
Les Amazones de Guinee – Zawi – Wamato
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Kala Djula – single from Ali & Toumani
Susana Baca – Siempre – Travesias
Susheela Raman – Mamavatu – Salt Rain
Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra – O Se Shalom – East Atlanta Passover Stomp
Deniz Gezmis Oynicam! Feat. Yuzzuf Kenan Billy G. – Sultan Tunc – Beyond Istanbul 2 – Urban Sounds Of Turkey
Zed Nkabinde – Inkonjane Jive – Next Stop…Soweto
L’Orchestre Jeunesse de Paul-Emile Haliar – La Vie Critique – Tumbele
Mamar Kassey – Foulbe Gari – Alatoumi
Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu – Mulatu of Ethiopia
Mounira Mitchala – Assamony – Talou Lena
Sahel Band – Thierno Diop – Sahel Band
Mahmoud Fadl – Ya Beer Zamzam – Cairosonic
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Amy feat. Zoumana Tereta – I Speak Fula

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