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"I am a scholar of life. Every night before I got to sleep, I analyze every detail of what I did that day. I evaluate things and people, which helps me avoid mistakes. I don't sit in the corner waiting for death: death has to pursue me. I'm going strong. I hope to reach 100 and ask for an extension, just like my grandmother did."
-- Compay Segundo in a 2000 interview. He died July 15 at the age of 95.

Spin the Globe Playlist for 18 July 2003

Indian and Cuban music plus a few show previews

* = Specific listener request/response

*Celia Cruz La Negra Tiene Tumbao La Negra Tiene Tumbao Sony
*Buena Vista Social Club Chan Chan Buena Vista Social Club Nonesuch
Susheela Raman Amba Love Trap Narada
John Wubbenhorst & Facing East Infectuoso Groovatissimo Facing Beloved Facing East Productions
Osdalgia Beribe La Culebra Lusafrica
Eliades Ochoa Saludo Compay Sublime Illusion Higher Octave
*Puentes Brothers La Rumba Primero Morumba Cubana Alma
Sharmistha Sen Drut Gat in Tintal Sitar India Archive Music
dj Cheb i Sabbah / Trilok Gurtu Have We Lost Our Dream? as far as...a dj mix Six Degrees
Najma Dil Laga Ya Tha Qareeb Shanachie
*Whetzel & Mazzone Aré DJ advance single Olin Place
Wicked Tinkers Bog Loud Thistle Picks
Bobi Cespedes Obatala Rezos Six Degrees
Jonas Hellborg Bhakti Ras Good People in Times of Evil Bardo
*Cubanismo Con Maña Se Rompa Reencarnación Hannibal
*#Orishas 537 C.U.B.A. a lo Cubano Universal
Celia Cruz Saoco Cuba Bella Golden Stars
Grupo Afro Cuba Changó Raices Africanas Shanachie
Bappi Lahiri Churia "The Bangles" Bappiwood Remixes Bappiwood
Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman Digi Digi Dum Dum Mahima Riverboat
Vusi Mahlasela Silang Mabebe The Voice Ato


Show Notes: It was a sad week for world music fans, and especially for Cubans. Tuesday marked the passing of Compay Segundo (born Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz) and Wednesday we lost salsa diva Celia Cruz. Also, master valiha player Sylvestre Randafison from Madagascar (who was an artist in residence at the University of Washington in the early 1990s) passed on this week. On the positive side, today is the 85th birthday of Nelson Mandela, still an outspoken advocate of justice and peace.

# Our cover song of the week was a hiphop adaptation of Compay Segundo's famous "Chan Chan" by the Paris-based Cuban group Orishas.


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