Last-minute change of topic this week due to current events. We’ll mix up music from Muslim musicians/nations and New Zealand groups. (Read about the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings here.) As-salāmu ʿalaykum.
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Hour 1 Moana & The Tribe – Ancestors – The Best Of Moana & The Tribe
Maori group Whiri Tū Aka is in Seattle tonight, and this weekend is Seattle’s Romanian Film Festival. So let’s get these two disparate cultures together, and see what happens. Brass bands + haka + fiddle tunes + Polynesian flavors = what this show sounds like.
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This week, a sort-of celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Which is happening now, all around you. Plus some new releases, including a “the future sound of South Africa” set from Freshlyground and Skip & Die, and new releases from Ethiopian girl group Yegna, Vieux Farka Toure, and Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Kats.
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We talked with Opetaia Foa’I, leader of the pan-Polynesian group Te Vaka today, about their music and their show Monday night at Seattle’s Triple Door. Plus other music from Polynesian islands, and in the second hour music from the rest of the world.
Hapa – Olinda Road – Hapa
Toni Huata – Hikoia Te Whetu – Iwi Hit Disc 14
Wai – Te Tokomauri Manawa – Wai 100%
Ruia & Ranea – Tuhurihuri – Whare Maori
Te Vaka – Ika Ika / Fish – Pacific Music
– Interview with Opatia Foa’i of Te Vaka –
Te Vaka – Tui Moana – Haoloto
Te vaka – Tauasa – Haoloto
Pacific Curls – Kookaa Tauwhiri – Mothersline
Te Vaka – Samulai – Tutuki
Moana & the Moahunters – Ancestors – Rua
Matato’a – Mana Ma’Ohi – South Pacific Islands
Waitiki 7 – Bali Ha’i – New Sounds of Exotica
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Juan Loco – Rodrigo y Gabriela
Telek – Waitplela Gras – Telek
Don Tiki – Bla Bla Cha Cha – South Of The Boudoir
Jienat – Fredrik Albert – Mira
Indian Ocean – Nam Myo Ho – Jhini
Harry Allen – Mapuana – Legends of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar
Loyko – Sare Patrya – The Rough Guide to Russian Gypsies
Budos Band – Golden Dunes – Budos Band III
Kekele – Pinzoli Ya Africa – Rumba Congo