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2018-07-20 The Sound of French Football: Music from French Africa

France's African World Cup

This week we celebrate the French World Cup victory,  particularly  highlighting the music of the countries from which the immigrant players came or to which they have family ties: Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Angola, and Morocco. Plus a few other gems in the last segment of the show.

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2014-06-13 Soccer/Football Music – World Cup 2014

Music of the World Cup 2014The 2014 FIFA World Cup has begun in Brazil. So that’s going to be a big distraction for me over the next month, and I don’t want you to feel left out so I’ll spin lots of soccer-themed songs this week. And probably more over the next four weeks as well.

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11 June 2010: Music of the World Cup

Whether you call it fußball, football, soccer, futbol, or just the beautiful game, you can’t avoid it this month as the FIFA World Cup comes to South Africa for the next month. Work stops, the moods of nations rise and fall with the performance of their select 11. Spin The Globe rung in the start of the competition (Yea South Africa!) with music about soccer and from the nations in the competition. And on June 12 we’ll be watching for a repeat of that 1950 result; sorry my English friends…

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
M’du  –  MaWe  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Rocky Dawuni  –  Wake Up the Town  –  FIFA 08 Soundtrack
Femi Kuti  –  Do Your Best feat. Mos Def  –  Fight to Win
Cheb Mourad  –  Ya Harami  –  unknown
Gotan Project  –  La Gloria  –  Tango 3.0
Filip Filipi feat. Neven Subotic & Tough Life  –  Kings of Africa  –  Vavilon
Macka B  –  Allez the Reggae Boys  –  Roots & Culture
Oreka TX  –  Adabegi  –  Quercus Endorphina
Jamaica United  –  Rise Up  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Shakira w/ Freshlyground  –  Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)  –  Listen Up! The official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited  –  Shumba Dzenhabvu / The Lions of Soccer  –  Chimurenga ‘98

Hour 2
K’naan  –  Waving Flag  –  FIFA 10 Original Soundtrack
Gipsy Kings  –  Oh Eh Oh Eh  –  Music of the World Cup ‘98
Serenje Kalindula  –  Nkana Red Devils  –  Zambian Legends
Groupe Univers & Amine Titi  –  Allez Allez  –  Groupe Univers & Amine Titi
Bonga  –  Sambila  –  Maiorais
Claudia Leitte & Lira  –  As Mascaras (S. Africa ’10 to Brasil ’14)  –  Listen Up! The official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album
Lo’Jo  –  Yeyeki  –  Tu Connais Lo’Jo?
Tinariwen  –  Tahult In  –  Imidiwan / Companions
Boubacar Traore  –  Kar Kar Madison  –  Macire
Tony Allen  –  Secret Agent  –  Secret Agent
Delhi 2 Dublin  –  The Answer  –  Planet Electric
Amabutho  –  Uyaclaima / Boasting  –  Sikelela