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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Hour 1
The Wild Magnolias
“All on a Mardi Gras Day” from Life Is a Carnival

Mighty Panther “Barbados Carnival” from Calypso Legends – Mighty Panther / Macbeth the Great (1953 – 1956)

Samba Squad “Seu Samba, Meu Samba” from Batuque

Edmundo Ros “Samba samba” from Samba Samba

Olympia Brass Band “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” from Ultimate New Orleans Second Line Funk!

Maria De Barros “Manha de Carnaval” from Nha Mundo

¡Cubanismo! “Mardi Gras Mambo (feat. John Boutté & The Yockamo All-Stars)” from Mardi Gras Mambo – ¡Cubanismo! In New Orleans (feat. John Boutté & The Yockamo All-Stars)

The Mighty Duke “Racial Segregation” from Caribbean Carnival

Ashen & Walker “Batucada Ostinata” from Rough Guide to Brazilian Street Party

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

Maya F.S. “Samba #9” from Brazil Remixed

Mardi Gras.BB “Funkin’ Up Your Mardi Gras” from Alligatorsoup

Cesaria Evora “Carnaval de Sao Vicente” from Cafe Atlántico

Coolbone Brass Band “The saints” from Brasshop

Hour 2
Celia Cruz
“la Vida Es un Carnaval” from Mi Vida Es Cantar

Chico César “Papo Cabeça” from Festa Brasil

Frankie Anderson “The Limbo Song” from Calypso

Nation Beat “Puxa o Boi” from Growing Stone

Harry Belafonte “Don’t Stop the Carnival” from Banana Boat Song

Liberty Brass Band “Paul Barbarin’s Second Line” from Through the Streets of the City: New Orleans Brass Bands

Toucans Steel Drum Band “Take Me to the Carnival” from Toucans Play Calypso!

The Mighty Sparrow & Lord Melody “Picong Duel” from Calypso Awakening

The Wild Tchoupitoulas “Big Chief Got a Golden Crown” from The Wild Tchoupitoulas

Zap Mama “Iko-Iko” from A Ma Zone

Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar

Bakra Bata “Gimme de Ting” from Blessings in Disguise

Gilberto Gil “Tata Engenho Novo” from O Sol De Oslo

Treme Brass Band “The Sheik of Araby” from Through the Streets of the City: New Orleans Brass Bands

King Radio “Man Smart Woman Smarter” from The Rough Guide to Calypso Gold

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