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Spin the Globe Playlist for 9 May 2003

World Music for and about Moms (for Mother's Day, of course)
plus a live interview with bassist Jonas Hellborg

* = Specific listener request/response

Artist
Song
Album
Label
Hijas del Sol Esa'ri Kotto Intuition
Coco Mbassi Mbombo Sepia Tinder
*Barahúnda La Matica Al Sol de la Hierba ?
Abdelli Ayema-yema (O My Mother) Among Brothers Real World
*Rasha Ummi (My Mother) Let Me Be Nubenegra
Hugh Masekela Happy Mother Time Columbia
Khadja Nin Mama Ya... Mondo Melodia
Fania Tunka Sopi Tinder
Sawt el Atlas Mama (Mother) Donia Tinder
Boubacar Traoré Bebe Bo Nadero Maciré Indigo
*Baaba Maal Mamadi Missing You (mi yeewnii) Palm Pictures
Jonas Hellborg Anchor Icon Bardo

live phone interview with Jonas Hellborg

Jonas Hellborg Escape Icon Bardo
King Sunny Ade Adena Ike The Best of the Classic Years Shanachie
 

Show Notes: Jonas Hellborg provided some great thoughts, including music as a language and as a unifying force in a divisive world. He spoke from his New York apartment, and the traffic and street noises in the background reminded me how loud big cities can get. Quite a difference from the quiet, forested surroundings of KAOS.

I received several requests by email for this show, and I failed to find two of them: Toure Kunda's "Nanam" and Baaba Maal's "Mariama." I thought I had the latter, since it appears on the 3-CD compilation African Never Stand Still, which is in the KAOS library; but CD 2, which contains that track, was missing. Sigh. Thanks to Araceli Tzigane Sánches of Madrid for hooking me up with the Sephardic band Barahúnda.

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