Spin the Globe World Music


Spin the Globe Playlist for 20 August 2004
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Islands + interview with Vakoka producer Sean Whittaker

Show Notes:
The islands of the world have produced some of the most engaging and influential music in the world - just think of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Jamaica, Hawaii. Each of those brings to mind distinct sounds, doesn't it? Today on Spin the Globe we musically explored these and other islands. We talked with Sean Whittaker, producer of the Malagasy group/project Vakoka. And we had a little trivia contest for the prize of a CD from Salsa Celtica. For the record, the answers are:

  • The largest islands in the world are Greenland, New Guinea, Borneo, Madagascar, and Baffin.
  • The tallest islands in the world are New Guinea (Mt. Carstensz - 16,503 ft), Hawaii (Mauna Kea - 13,796 ft), Borneo (Mt. Kinabalu - 13,431 ft), Taiwan (Yu Shan, 13,113 ft), and Sumatra (Kerinci - 12,467 ft).
  • The most populous islands in the world are Java (114M), Honshu (98M), Great Britain (58M), Luzon (43M), and Sumatra (40M)

Our #Cover Song of the Week# was a swinging reggae version of a Bob Dylan tune from the new compilation of such things called "Is It Rolling, Bob?"

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

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Rajery Veloma Volotany Label Bleu
Omara Portuondo Mueve la Cintura Mulato (Move to the Music) Flor de Amor World Circuit/Nonesuch
Grand Afro Cuban Orchestra of Generoso Jimenez A Bailar Tomason Generoso Que Bueno Toca Usted Pimienta
Andre Toussaint Calypso Island Bahamian Ballads Naxos
unidentified artists from Tonga Tau'a'alo South Pacific Island Music Nonesuch Explorer
Angaangaq My Father's Song Mountains of Ice self
Waldjinah Anoman Obong Rough Guide to Indonesia World Music Network
Rene Lacaille La Bou Dan Fon Mapou Tugboat
Yukiro Gota Ubue Rough Guide to Japan World Music Network
Vakoka Era Introducing Vakoka World Music Network

interview with Sean Whittaker, producer of Introducing Vakoka

Vakoka Manigne Introducing Vakoka World Music Network
Mike Hanopol feat. Grace Nono Buhay Seaman Tribu Kemistri Yikes
Charles Marcellesi with Mario Lucio & Boy Ge Mendes Santa Maria Corsicaboverde Lusafrica
Gusuwa String Band Long Ago Bosavi: Rainforest Music from Papau New Guinea Smithsonian Folkways
Paul Prince Hilo Two-Step Ocean Bells AfroPolynesian Records
Mighty Sparrow Teresa Calypso Awakening Smithsonian Folkways
* Salsa Celtica Cumbia Celtica El Agua Del La Vida Greentrax
Panpipe Ensemble: 'au tahana Music to Raise the House The Solomon Islands: The Sounds of Bamboo Multicultural Media
Kristi Stassinopolou Trigona Echotropia Tinder
Nasio w/ Drummie Zeb & the Razor Posse # Gotta Serve Somebody # Is It Rolling Bob? A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan RAS
* Joji Hirota & the Taiko Drummers Musashi Mai Uchi Japanese Taiko ARC
Kostas Mantizios Eleni Greece-A Musical Odyssey Putumayo

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

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