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Spin the Globe Playlist for 6 February 2004
* = Specific listener request/response

hour 1: Throat singing
hour 2: new releases

Artist
Song
Album
Label
Huun Huur Tu Borbanngadyr The Orphan's Lament Shanachie
Kongar-Ol Ondar hidden track - explanation and examples of throat singing Back Tuva Future Warner
Kongar-Ol Ondar with Bill Miller Two Lands, One Tribe Back Tuva Future Warner
*Paul Pena Kargyraa Moan Genghis Blues Six Degrees
Leo Tadagawa The Sea Cucumber The Jews Harp World Etnisk Musikklubb
*Arthur Miles Lonely Cowboy n/a n/a
James Whetzel with Vishal Nagar Dha, Vivid Response to Life Capitol Hill: Secret Tracks Olin Place
Khukh Mongol Ensemble Dorvon Oirad Chinggis Khaan  
Egschiglen The Beauty of Nature Sounds of Mongolia ARC
*Oleg Kuular Collection of Hoomei Styles Deep in the Heart of Tuva Ellipsis Arts
*Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha O Dynggyl Dai Deep in the Heart of Tuva Ellipsis Arts
Whetzel & Lybarger James vs. the Tabla Machine Color Me Impressed Olin Place

 

hour 2: new releases

Abyssinia Infinite Gele (Body) Zion Roots Network
*Habib Koite & Bamada Nanale Foly! World Village
Djiguiya Nima Gnani Sakidi Daqui
*Luis Garay Percussion World Tumba Coco Sacumba Percumba
*Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion # Salsa No. V # Classic Meets Cuba Sony Classical
Juan Carranza Fugata Mareas Oliver Sudden
Scottinho African Children's Song Batizado Scott Anderson
Wawali Bonane with Yoka Nzenze Wumba Wumba Safarini In Transit Smithsonian Folkways
Yair Dalal & the AIOI Ensemble Petra - Camel Dance The Perfume Road Magda
Ali Hassan Kuban Henna The Rough Guide to the Music of Egypt World Music Network
David Krakauer Dusky Bulgar Live in Krakow Label Bleu


Show Notes:
This week's show featured various styles of throat singing. Throat singing (or overtone, or multitone, or harmonic singing) is the practice of using the natural resonance of your throat and mouth to create two or more audible notes, from low growls to high whistles. This musical tradition emerged in Central Asia as well as with the Inuit. To learn more about throat singing and hear some mp3 samples, click here!

# Our cover song of the week was something different for Spin the Globe: a cover of a classical piece. It's from the new CD "Classic Meets Cuba" - a collaboration between the German Klazz Brothers and two Cuban percussionists. The idea of such hybrids is often more enticing than the music itself, but this CD is the exception. They don't try too hard, leaving some parts almost pure classical while others are great conga-driven dance interpretations of well-known classics. This song is a cover of Beethoven's 5th.

 

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