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Spin the Globe Playlist for 22 August 2003

Music from all over Asia, plus a few new /favorite songs

* = Specific listener request/response

Dhol Foundation Colours of Punjab Big Drum: Small World Shakti
Takashi Hirayasu Chon Chon Kijimuna Jin Jin / Firefly Riverboat
Dadawa Zhouma of Zhoumas Sister Drum Sire
Rasa Panduranga Shelter New Earth
Black Bombay Karnatak Journey Black Bombay Amiata
Grace Nono Ader 'Sang Buhay BMG Filipinas
Shang Shang Typhoon Yokosuka Burning Night Shang Shang Typhoon 2 Epic / Sony
Izumi-Kai Original Instrumental Broup Midare Classical Japanese Koto Everest Records
John Wubbenhorst & Facing East Continuous Celebration Facing Beloved Facing East
Kongar-ol Ondar Medley in the Style of Ondar Echoes of Tuva Tuva Much
The Chinese Deep South Ensemble Sanpi Winpeng (Melody to Welcome Guests) China: Many Faces Ellipsis Arts
Dick Lee with Jasintha Mustapha The Mad Chinaman WEA Singapore
Kodo Nobi Ibuki Tristar
#Susheela Raman #Trust in Me# Salt Rain Narada
Egschiglen Buyant Gol (The Beauty of Nature) Sounds of Mongolia ARC
and some non-Asian sounds:
Djelimady Tounkara Amary Ndaou Sigui Label Bleu
Ndala Kasheba Dezo Dezo Yellow Card Limitless Sky
Planet Percussion Jammin' Druids Planet Percussion Planet Percussion
Shimita El Diego & Affro-Muzika Afro Beat K.O. (Knockout) Shimita
Ali Farka Toure Ali's Here Niafunké Hannibal


Show Notes: Of course I had far more music from Asia than i could possibly play, but I got a good sampling in, from classical Japanese koto to Singapore pop and Indian devotional. Got up to Seattle to see Stella Chiweshe (Zimbabwe) and Djelimady Tounkara (Mali) this week. Stella played as a woman posessed - the spiritual tradition that suffuses m'bira playing was clear. Djelimady put on an excellent show - even better than last years' shows here in Olympia. The whole band was energetic, and seemed to be having a great deal of fun. Playing with amazing virtuosity, they were not only impressive, but fun to dance to. The floor of Meany Theater was bouncing with people swaying along with Bamba Dembele's beats. If you get a chance, see these guys. I did miss n'goni player Foday Sacko, who played with them last year. Still, with their new Tacoma Guitars, Djelimady and rhythm guitarist Samba Diabaté tore up the place. At the start of the second set, they did a duet that ended with a rapid exchange of kora riffs, and Samba was matching Djelimady note for note. I'll try to scribble up a longer review this weekend and post it.

# Our cover song of the week was Susheela Raman's version of the Jungle Book's "Trust In Me," from her cd Salt Rain. Very straightforward, but still a little creepy, even with a woman singing instead of that slippery serpent....


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