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Spin the Globe Playlist for 12 November 2004
Sacred Music + new releases & requests

* = Specific listener request/response

Show Notes: Maybe it was the hangover from last week's election, but for whatever reason listeners flooded the phone lines with calls to Spin the Globe today, making requests, asking about artists and songs, and offering thanks for STG as a cultural education resource. If I didn't have a radio show to do, I would have talked all day! Today's theme was sacred music, coinciding with the end of Ramadan. Literally the "Festival of Breaking the Fast," Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations, and we celebrated in hour 1 with Muslim/Sufi songs and sacred music from other traditions. For those curious about Ramadan, check out this Ramadan primer. Hour 2 featured new releases and requests.

Also, this week I watched an amazing movie about African music - specifically the bala (or balafon) tradition of the Kone family in Ouagadougou. Great Great Great Grandparents' Music is a remarkable film that tracks the family over time, from stories of how their ancestors were given the bala to how the adults train their children in the ways of the Jali (or Jeli, or griots). I found it at the local public library; you can also get it from the African Family Film Foundation. They have other African films also worth checking out. Tell them Spin the Globe sent you....

By the way, for those feeling discouraged by the results of the US election, give yourself a booster shot of hope by reading this article from the Winter 2005 edition of Yes magazine: A Phoenix from the Ashes by Van Jones.

Most of the music played on Spin the Globe is available at cdRoots.com or CD Universe or the calabash.

* indicates specific listener response/request

Mercan Dede Vefaname Sufi Traveler Doublemoon
Oliver Mtukudzi Hear Me Lord Tuku Music: The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection Putumayo
* Wally Brill Kiddush Le-Shabbat The Covenant Six Degrees
* Women's Hadra Ensemble of Taroudant (Iraq) The Roudaniyates The Spirit of Fes Le Chant Du Monde
Basiki Walugo Katonda Oya Malimana (God Is All-Knowing) Abayudaga: The Music of the Jewish People of Uganda Smithsonian Folkways
Tekameli Que Viene Religious Gypsy Songs Long Distance
* Joseph Spence & the Pindar Family Cecil Gone in the Time of Storm Kneelin' Down Inside the Gate Rounder
The Optina Pustyn Male Choir of St. Petersburg Blessed Is the Man Orthodox Chants from Russia ARC
* Baul Bishwa Deho-Mone Sacred Music of the World ARC
The Yuval Ron Ensemble Shaya Dance Under the Olive Tree Magda
Choying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts Mandala Selwa Six Degrees
Coco Mbassi Na Pii Sisea Tropical Music
Whirimako Black Wahine Whakairo South Pacific Islands Putumayo
* Les Nubians with Talib Kweli Temperature Rising One Step Forward Omtown
*Rachid Taha Rock El Casbah single Barclay
Reveling Crooks Di Grine Kuzine From Heaven Into Hell Weltwunder
Epifani Barbers Marannui Marannui Forest Hill
* Tinariwen Amidinin Amassakoul World Village
Musasa Marimba Ensemble Chemutengure Live self
Susana Baca Valentin Music from the Chocolate Lands Putumayo
* Enzo Avitabile & Bottari Carry the Sun Inside Save the World Wrasse
Radio Tarifa Elli Yeddi Haq Ennas Fiebre World Circuit / Nonesuch

Most of the music played on Spin the Globe is available at cdRoots.com or CD Universe or the calabash.

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