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Spin the Globe Playlist for 8 February 2008
Lunar New Year + Mahsa Vahdat & Erik Hillestad interview


Music of the moon for the Lunar New Year (The Chinese Year of the Rat) plus one song about rats. But the highlight of the show was a conversation with Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat and KKV Records head Erik Hillestad. Vahdat and her sister Marjan have a beautiful new album out on KKV called Songs from a Persian Garden -- a live recording of a taboo-breaking public performance by women at the Italian embassy in Tehran -- right under the noses of a regime that frowns upon such expressions from women. The sisters also sang on the delightful KKV compilation Lullabies from the Axis of Evil.

KKV Records: www.kkv.no
Mahsa Vahdat: www.mahsavahdat.com


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Artist - Song - Album

hour 1
Rim Banna - The Moon Glowed - The Mirrors of My Soul
Eastern Blok - The Moon in the Labyrinth - Folk Tales
Houssaine Kili - Ayour (The Moon) - Mountain to Mohamed
Bakra Bata - Rat Race - Get Up and Dance!
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Avaze Shoushtari - Songs from a Persian Garden
Interview: Mahsa Vahdat & Erik Hillestad of KKV Records
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Haleli - Songs from a Persian Garden

hour 2
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - The Flower of a Paradise Garden - Songs from a Persian Garden
Anoushka Shankar - Voice of the Moon - Rise
Saba - Hanfarkaan - Jidka (The Line)
Hugh Masekela - Ibala Lam - Revival
Toumast - Maraou Oran (For 12 Moons) - Ishumar
Limpopo - Ask The Nature - Live in Raleigh
Chinmaya Dunster - New Moon - Buddha Moon
Angelique Kidjo w/ Amadou et Mariam - Senemou - Djin Djin
Wu Man & Friends - White Snow in a Sunny Spring - Wu Man & Friends
Cuchata - Dia Del Sol - Cuchata

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