Show Notes: I've managed to collect a large number of
cover songs, covers of both western pop tunes and well-known "world
music" tunes. So each week I'll be playing one or two of
these, starting with this week's Arabic-flavored cover of the
Cuban classic "Chan-Chan." I'm still trying to figure
out more about Rhany and how -- living in Tunesia and Morocco
-- he got his taste for salsa and Cuban music.
This show had several distinct sets. Etienne Cakpo was unable
to come to the studio for a scheduled interview during the recent
International Childrens Festival, but kindly sent some CDs from
Benin, including those from Gasango Music & Dance, Fâ,
and Dénagan Janvier Honfo. We also had three sets prompted
by listener requests: a fiddling/Nordic set (starting with Frifot),
a didjeridoo set (starting with Dr Didj), and a couple South African
township tunes from the CD "Only the Poorman Feel It."