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2017-02-24 Music of Carnival and Mardi Gras

trinidad-and-tobago-carnivalThis week we celebrate the end of the Mardi Gras season as Fat Tuesday approaches. Carnival music from Brazil, New Orleans, Trinidad, and other Carnival-celebrating corners of the planet.

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2016-02-05 Carnival! Mardi Gras! Carnaval!

Carnival-in-TrinidadCarnival season is officially underway, and we celebrate with festive music from wherever Carnival is celebrated — particularly Brazil, Trinidad, and New Orleans. Plus new releases and requests in hour 2.

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2015-02-20 Mardi Gras & Carnival Music around the world

MardiGrasNewOrleans‘Tis the season… for music in the streets! The pre-Lenten celebration that is arguably more popular than Lent itself has spread around the planet. Music from Brazil, New Orleans, and other hotbeds of global carnival / carnaval / Mardi Gras music.

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2014-02-28 Mardi Gras / Carnival meets Balkan Night – a festive mashup

Brazil_Carnival meets Balkan MusicCarnival season is in full swing, and we’re celebrating with festive music from Brazil, New Orleans, and other corners of the globe where people know how to party musically. Plus sprinklings of Balkan music, since this weekend also brings the 3rd Annual Balkan Night Northwest to Seattle. Call it… Mardi-Balk!

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2012-02-17: Mardi Gras / Carnival / Carnaval!

We may be starting to see the hints of spring here in the north, but in Brazil it’s time for a full-on sweaty summer street party. Our Carnaval on the air features music from Brazil, Trinidad, New Orleans, and other corners of the earth where Carnival/Carnaval is celebrated. Plus some new releases and such in hour 2.

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2011-03-04 Covering Miriam + Mardi Gras

Miriam Makeba’s birthday. Mardi Gras. Unrelated events…or are they? They certainly are not in the eyes of Spin The Globe. We played Miriam’s covers of some famous songs, and others’ covers of her songs today, interspersed with party tunes from some Mardi Gras Indian brass bands, plus new releases and more in hour 2.Miriam Makeba + Mardi Gras

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Hour 1

Olympia Brass Band  –  Olympia on Parade  –  Here Come Da Great Olympia Band
Daude & Carlinhos Brown  –  Pata Pata (remix)  –  single
Miriam Makeba  –  I Shall Sing  –  Reflections
Angelique Kidjo  –  Lakutshn Llanga  –  Oyo
The Wild Magnolias  –  Saints  –  The Wild Magnolias
Miriam Makeba  –  House of the Rising Sun  –  The World of Miriam Makeba
Yma Sumac  –  Wimoweh  –  Ultra-Lounge Vol. 1 Exotica
Cowboy Mouth  –  Iko Iko  –  Mardi Gras EP
Soweto String Quartet  –  Pata Pata  –  Renaissance
Miriam Makeba  –  Mas Que Nada  –  Reflections
The Skatalites  –  Pata Pata (Skata Skata)  –  From Paris With Love
Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias  –  Big Chief  –  I’m Back…at Carnival Time!
Miriam Makeba  –  The Naughty Little Flea  –  Miriam Makeba

Hour 2

Cambodian Space Project  –  I’m Still Waiting for You  –  7″ EP
Ravid Kahalani  –  Yemen Blues  –  Yemen Blues
Hamdi Al Khayyat  –  Tabla Sahrawi  –  Rough Guide to Bellydance (Second Edition)
!Dela Dap  –  Sara  –  Sara La Kali
Susheela Raman  –  Daga Daga  –  Vel
Sidiki Camara Band  –  Baba Drame  –  Tolerance
MC Rai  –  Is’ha  –  Raivolutoin
Los Chicarrons  –  Timbuktu  –  Roots of Life
Sami Barghshoon  –  Listen to What I Say  –  Layla Majnoon
Macire Sylla  –  Oublier  –  Talitha
A Hawk and a Hacksaw  –  Mana Thelo Enan Andra  –  Cervantine
Pena  –  El Plebeyo  –  Pena Vol. 2

12 February 2010: Carnaval! Mardi Gras! Carnival!

Spin the Globe Playlist for 12 February 2010
Carnaval! Mardi Gras! Carnival!

Music from Rio, New Orleans, Trinidad, and wherever else people are celebrating Carnival / Carnaval / Mardi Gras this week. Plus a heap of concert previews and other music in hour 2.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
The Wild Magnolias – On a Mardi Gras Day – Life is a Carnival
Samba Squad – Maracatu Funk – Batuque
3Canal – Blue – Best of Rituals 2001
Trio Mocoto – Os Orixas – The Now Sound of Brazil
Zachary Richard – Iko Iko – Rough Guide to Louisiana
Coolbone – The Saints – Brass-hop
Steve Riley & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers – La Danse de Mardi Gras – Rough Guide to the Music of Louisiana
Salome de Bahia – Cada Vez – Brasil
King Posse – Retounen – Carnival
Wild Tchoupitoulas – Hey Mama (Wild Tchoupitoulas) – The Wild Tchoupitoulas
Bat Makumba – Vai Explodir – Boteco
Bat Makumba – Sambalele – Boteco
B’Negao – A Verdadeiro Danca Do Patinho – Rough Guide to the Music of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

Hour 2
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Hello My Baby w/Zap Mama – Long Walk to Freedom
Siora – Papirossen – Vision of the Dry Bones
Angelique Kidjo – Mama Golo Papa – Djin Djin
Tinariwen – Matadjem Yinmixan / Why All This Hate Between You? – Amam Iman: Water Is Life
Bismalahi Gargar – Aids Wadila – Imagine Africa
Zakir Hussain & the Rhythm Experience – Rapanagatun – Zakir Hussain & the Rhythm Experience
Fishtank Ensemble – Arabu Andaluz – Super Raoul
Luminescent Orchestrii – Mur Stojmeno – Neptune’s Daughter
Pablo Escovedo – Pete Kelly’s Blues – Pablo Escovedo Live
Vusi Mahlasela – Ntate Mahlasela – The Voice
The Sahel Band – Sahel – The Sahel Band Feat. Kane Mathis
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Kala Djula – advance single from Ali & Toumani