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Spin the Globe Playlist for 9 January 2004
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Hour 1: Music of Tanzania, in memory of Dr. Hukwe Zawose, who passed on December 30.

Artist
Song
Album
Label

Music of Tanzania

* Hukwe Zawose Chilumi Chibite Real World
Jay Dee (Judith Wambura Mbibo) Usiusemee Moyo Binti (Daughter) A'mish
Orchestra TX Seleleka Watoto Wetu (Our Children -- --
Tanzanian National Dance Troupe with Hukwe Zawose Muendeke Music of Tanzania King Record Co. (Japan)
*Hukwe Zawose & Michael Brook Kuna Kunguni / The Bedbugs Bite Assembly Real World
Askari Wa K.A.R. Ya Sita (6th K.A.R.) Kofia Nyekundu Echoes of Africa: Early Recordings Wergo
Hukwe Zawose & Michael Brook with Marie Daulne Chilumi Kigumu / Tricky Voices

Assembly

Real World
Ndala Kasheba Kokolay Yellow Card Limitless Sky
unidentified artists Masula Getu Mambi Masumbi - Wagogo Entertainment Music Ocora
Tondo Wangapi Tanzanian Classics Dakar Sound
Watafiti Project Afrika Tumechoka (Africa we are fed up) -- --
unidentified artists Wagogo Marriage Ritual East Africa Ceremonial & Folk Music Nonesuch Explorer
38 (Tatunane) Mapet -- --

Hour 2: Music from elsewhere

The Mighty Popo Dunia Yote (The Whole World) Dunia Yote --
*Richard Bona Couscous Munia / The Tale Verve
* Oi Va Voi A Csitari Hegyek Alatt Laughter Through Tears Outcaste
Ivica Mit & Morava River Band Sopska Igra Ivica Mit & Morava River Band Production MIT
Ivica Mit & Morava River Band Dve Devojke Ivica Mit & Morava River Band Production MIT
Adonai & I Sim Shalom Adonai & I I-Town
Olodum with Jimmy Cliff # No Woman No Cry # A Musica do Olodum - 20 Anos Sony Brasil
Teresa Garcia Caturla La Siguaraya Llego Tete Pimienta
Taufiq Kabul Catwalk Taalisma - An Ode to Rhythm Blue Flame
World Meditation Ensemble Ayers Awakening Sacred Fusion Omega
Khukh Mongol Ensemble Dorvon Oirad Chinggis Khaan Eigenverlag
Mamadou Xarit (Friendship) Djibi self


Show Notes:
Only in the last few years did I discover the amazing polyphonies of the Wagogo people of Tanzania, and that thanks to the work of Dr. Hukwe Zawose. In truth, he's not a real doctor, having had very little formal schooling. The title comes from an honorary doctorate awarded by Finnish Sibelius Academy, an indication of how far-reaching his musical influence was. I wasn't too surprised to find -- as I pulled Tanzanian music for this show -- that multiinstrumentalist Zawose figured prominently on the Japanese release "Music of Tanzania." And his last release, with Michael Brook, is a delight for those who don't mind some updating of their traditional music. While Zawose left us with too little of his music, his son Charles has been working with him for years, and, we hope, will carry on the tradition.

For more on this remarkable man, see The Leopard Man's African Music Guide or Afropop Worldwide.

# Our cover song of the week was Olodum's drum-heavy version of "No Woman No Cry" with guest singer Jimmy Cliff.

 

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