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Spin the Globe Playlist for 14 October 2005
Afrobeat + Curtis Pierre interview

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Show Notes


This week's free & legal mp3s

Kokolo "Democrazy" (more here)
Antibalas "Obanla'e"

Antibalas "Government Magic" (more free Antibalas mp3s here)


We celebrated Fela Kuti's birthday (Oct. 15) with a sampling of contemporary Afrobeat and covers of Fela's own compositions by the likes of the Schael Sick Brass Band. Plus Juli Kelen's interview with Brazilian percussionist Curtis Pierre, who's working to rebuild Casa Samba, New Orleans' first escola de samba, some throat singing, and some new releases.

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Artist | Song | Album | Label

hour 1: Fela & Afrobeat
Femi Kuti | I Wanna Be Free | Another World Is Possible | Attac
Schael Sick Brass Band | Colonial Mentality | Majnoun | Network
Lijadu Sisters | Orere Elejigbo | Nigeria 70 | Strut
Bantu feat. Ayuba | Listen Attentively | Fuji Satisfaction | Piranha
Antibalas | Big Man | Who Is This America? | Ropeadope
* Gangbe Brass Band | Remember Fela | Whendo | Contre Jour
Mamadou Diabate | Behmanka | Behmanka | World Village
Ikwunga | Di Bombs | ASAP: Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project | Modiba
Fela Kuti | No Agreement | The Best Best of Fela Kuti | MCA

hour 2
On Ensemble | Zeecha | Dust and Sand | self
* Lama Lo! | Balagula | Jerusalem's Balagula | Israel Music Center
Juli Kelen interview with Curtis Pierre, Brazilian percussionist and head of New Orleans' Casa Samba
Arakatuba & Fila Brazilia | Josimar | GlobeSonic Presents Bar Brasilia | Escondida
Choduraa Tumat | My Chest that Holds the Music | Belek: The Gift | Sketis
Nawal | Kweli (Truth) | Kweli | Nawal
HAPA | Kealoha Bebop with Charlie | Maui
Timbalada | Motumba | The Rough Guide to Brazil: Bahia | World Music Network

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