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Spin the Globe Playlist for 30 May 2003

New releases & requests

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Artist
Song
Album
Label
King Sunny Ade Synchro System Synchro Series Indigedisc
Paul Alexandre John & Ray Spiegel Nomadic Melody Dusk Monsoon Simla House
The Klezmatics Ale Brider Shvaygn=Toyt Rounder
*The Klezmatics Kats un Moyz (Cat and Mouse) Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! Rounder
Les Yeux Noir Cioara Live World Village
Les Yeux Noir Sanie cu Zurgale Live World Village
*Rahmatolláh Badiyi Zarbí Sounds of the Violin & Kalmáncheh Amity
Serart Narina Serart Serjical Strike
Kali Parfum des Iles French Caribbean Putumayo
*Agatsuma In Memory of NY Beams Domo
Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman Digi Digi Dom Dom Mahima Riverboat
Tara Fuki Pada Piosenky do Snu Indies
Paolo Conte Dancing Reveries Nonesuch
Hassouna Bangaladish Azza Hossam Ramzy Presents Azza - Music From Sudan ARC
Jackie Mittoo One Step Forward Champion in the Arena Blood and Fire
Boom Tali Posse Supm Gwan Wrong Is It Love Or Too Much Tribulation Cord International
Yaya Diallo Samba / Truck Driver Dounoukan Onzou
Old Blind Dogs A Wild Rumpus The Gab O Mey Green Linnet
Shooglenifty Maxine's Polka The Arms Dealer's Daughter Compass
N. Scott Robinson Afrindia World View New World View
*Mo' Horizons Hit the Road Jack (Pé na éstrada) Brazil Remixed Groove Gravy
Pape Kanouté Kewoulo Griot from Senegal ARC
Seckou Badji & Modibo Traore Acoustic Bougarabou Babu Casamance! Cafe Tilibo

 

Show Notes: Lots of new releases arriving at the station these days. A batch just in from our friends at the Czech label Indies, a new release and two re-releases from the Klezmatics (on Rounder), two new Putumayo CDs, and much more. I'm intrigued by Serart, the new collaboration between Armenians Arto Tuncboyacian and Serj Tankian (System of a Down), though I haven't really reached a conclusion about it. One of the delightful surprises was Pape Kanoute's "Kewoulo" -- I was expecting this to be a traditional kora track, only to find that Kanouté also plays sax and is into jazz. The combination is wonderful, and I look forward to hearing more. We sampled a lot of it on this show, though I was left with a pile that I didn't have time for. There's always next week...

Oh, and last Sunday I made it to the Seattle Folklife Festival, and ran across Modibo Traore busking with his bougarabou drums. After hearing his new CD, it was a delight to see him play and entrance the passers-by. Humble as well as talented, he kept telling listeners "If you like this, you should hear my teacher!" Also heard Gina Salá singing and chanting. Both Gina and Modibo are based in Seattle, and I hope to get them into the studios soon for an interview and some music.

 

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