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Spin the Globe Playlist for 30 June 2006
Music of Congo + new releases

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Show Notes


Konono No. 1:
"T.P Couleur Cafe"

"When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee's house some day."
- Congolese proverb

Today is Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo -- a great time to celebrate this African music powerhouse. Think soukous. Think African rumba. Think Mbilia Bel, Kekele, Ricardo Lemvo, Konono No. 1. For some great background, read the Economist's article on Congolese music. Then stop reading and thinking, and just dance. Plus some new releases, concert previews, and requests in the second hour of the show.


See Spin the Globe's CD Reviews for reviews and info on new releases. Most of the music played on Spin the Globe is available on CD at cdRoots.com or CD Universe or via mp3 downloads at the Calabash.

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Artist | Song | Album | Label

hour 1
Kekele | Baninga | Rumba Congo | Stern's Africa
Tshala Muana | Lekela Muadi | Congo to Cuba | Putumayo
Papa Noel & Bana Congo | Soukous Son | World Music Festival Highlights Spring 2005 | Radio Netherlands
Franco | Infidelite Mado | The Rough Guide to the Music of Franco | World Music Network
Lokua Kanza | Mbiffe | Toyebi Te | Yewo
Wendo Kolosoy with Vula Missy | Soki Olingi Ngai | Marie Louise | Indigo
Manu Dibango | Oh Koh | The Very Best of Manu Dibango | Manteca
Sobanza Mimanisa | Kiwembo | Congotronics 2 | Crammed
So Kalmery | Bendera | Bendera | Pygmalion / Tinder

hour 2
* Gotan Project | Mi Confesion (feat. Koxmox) | Lunatico | XL Recordings
Ska Cubano | Tabu (Taboo) Ay Caramba! | Cumbancha
Los Cafres | Nice Time | Tributo a Bob Marley | Delanuca
Think of One | Maria Chegou | Trafico | Crammed
Ojos de Brujo | Sultanas de Merkaillo | Techari | WEA
* Wawali Bonane | Sandoka | Resolve | Flingshot
* Nina Pastori | Angelitos Negros | Joyas Prestadas | Sony BMG
Yang Ying | Funky Chinese Jig | Blurring Boundaries | Wensar
Angelique Kidjo | Conga Habanera (Jez COlin Remix) | Remix EP | Columbia
Bradyaga | Komitas | Promesses | Home Records
Prince Diabate | Djeleron \ Djeleron | Kora Company
Barad | Dar Har Rage Man (Within Each of My Veins) | The Rough Guide to the Music of Iran | World Music Network

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

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