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Spin the Globe Playlist for 23 May 2003

World Vocal Styles

* = Specific listener request/response

Artist
Song
Album
Label
Vocal Sampling La Negra Tomasa Una Forma Mas Sire
Serart Narina Serart Serjical Strike
Sally Nyolo Make Up Multiculti Tinder
*Albert Pla El Lado Mas Bestia de la Vida (Take a Walk on the Wild Side) Cover the World Putumayo
Brasil & Company Tico-Tico No Fuba Brasil & Company Cathexis
*Zawose & Brook with Marie Daulne Chilumi Kigumu (Tricky Voices) Assembly Real World
Mahlathini Wavutha Umlilo King of the Groaners Earthworks
Aster Aweke Etitite! (Shivering) Aster Columbia
David Lyndon Huff Mozambique Worldbeat Africa Green Hill
*Ondar Tuva Groove Back Tuva Future Warner
Wimme Fádnu Bárru Northside
*James Whetzel with Vishal Nagar Dha, Vivid Response to Life Capitol Hill: Secret Tracks Olin Place
*Bill Frisell Baba Drame The Intercontinentials Nonesuch
Wendo Kolosoy Bisse Bintsie Amba World Village
Susana Baca Golpe e' Tierra Echo of Shadows Luaka Bop
The Klezmatics I Ain't Afraid Rise Up! Shteyl Oyf! Rounder
Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli Djonni Electro Bamako Palm
*Hassan Hakmoun & Zahar Soudan Minitara Trance Real World
Lágbájá Africalypso ...C'est Un African Thing Motherlan'
Saikouba Badji & Modiba Traore Ribaynolal Babu Casamance! Cafe Tilibo
Tania Libertad Historia de un Amor Costa Negra World Village
*Horace X Bad Lies Sackbutt Omnium

 

Show Notes: Tying to distill a show on "world vocals" from the vast array of available music demonstrates the absurd riches of music humanity has to offer. From the joik singing of the indigenous Nordic people to the growling of souther Africa's Mahlathini and Dr. Hukwe Zawose, to the nimble speed of Brasil and Company.... One can't hope to do the world justice in a mere two hours, but it's possible to show listeners the tip of the iceberg. Callers seemed especially interested in the variety of throat-singing techniques during the set I played from Tuva, Finland, and the US. Maybe that would make a good future show theme all by itself.

 

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