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Spin the Globe Playlist for 25 July 2003

World Voices: focus on world music singers

* = Specific listener request/response

Artist
Song
Album
Label
Vusi Mahlasela Weeping The Voice ATO
*Susheela Raman Half Shiva Half Shakti Love Trap Narada
Nasiba Kaidasan Samarkand Blue Flame
China Dolls Oh Oh Oh Rough Guide to Thailand World Music Network
Guncecha Brothers Charukesi Vocal India Navras
*Yo-yo Ma with Rosa Passos Chega de Saudade Obrigado Brazil Sony
Bayuba Cante Oba Ibo Orunmila's Dance Network
Perla Batalla Cine de Llantos Discoteca Batalla Mechuda
*Soweto String Quartet Straight Lingo Four BMG Africa
*Vusi Mahlasela Silang Mabele The Voice ATO
Cesaria Evora Angola Miss Perfumado Lusafrica
Batata y Su Rumba Palenquera El Cascabel Radio Bakongo Network
*Quetzal This Is My Home Worksongs Vanguard
Shaan Mana Janab Ne Pukara Nahin Salsa Around the World Putumayo
Sahara Girls Tala Lil Yalah Amigos Time Zone
Mercedes Sosa Taki Ongoy II De Mi Tropical
*Lila Downs Soy Pescador Border - La Linea Narada
*Celia Cruz Baho Kende Cuba Bella Golden Stars
#Celia Cruz Quizas Quizas Quizas Cuba Bella Golden Stars
#Angelique Kidjo Malaika Logozo Mango
*Zap Mama Sabsylma (What's Your Name?) Sabsylma Luaka Bop
Soweto String Quartet Pata Pata Renaissance BMG Africa
Soweto String Quartet Mangwane / Ee'Motswala Renaissance BMG Africa
*Chico Cesar & Les Fabulous Trobadors Il Faut Payer (devoe não nego) Drop the Debt World Village
Bembeya Jazz Yelema Yelemaso Bembeya World Village
Sally Nyolo & Shingo2 Tilma (remix) Drop the Debt World Village

 

Show Notes: A disappointing morning blossomed into a wonderful show. I'd planned to interview Vusi Mahlasela this morning about his new CD The Voice and his remarkable personal and musical history, only to receive a phone call at the last minute cancelling. In New York for a week of concerts, Vusi had gone to Canada for a show, and the US authorities refused to let him return to the US, so he was forced to cancel shows and interviews and return to South Africa. I'm not pleased with my tax dollars being used to refuse entry to musicians, but I'm assured that he will return to the States in October, and we'll get the interview then. Still, the show featured a great variety of vocal-led music, and generated a lot of phone calls in response (and making requests). Thanks to you listeners for helping turn my day around!

# Our cover songs of the week were the late great Celia Cruz doing the classic "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) and Angelique Kidjo singing the traditional Swahili song "Malaika," made famous by Miriam Makeba.

 

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