This episode takes you around the planet to explore some seriously funky music. From a Thai cover of James Brown to Portuguese Afrobeat to New Orleans horns, there’s never a dull moment. Hour 2 features new world-music releases and a concert calendar. Thanks for listening, and Go Seahawks!
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Continue reading 2014-01-31 Global Funk
What a way to round out the month… the Polyrhythmics joined me live in the KAOS performance studio for a rousing set of funky global music, including songs from their recent album Labrador and some unrecorded tracks. You may think of global funk as an evening sound, but they proved it works for the morning hours too. Special thanks to Daniel for manning the mixer and making it all sound great!
Continue reading 2012-01-27: Polyrhythmics live at KAOS
With the Budos Band passing through the area tomorrow for Bumbershoot (see calendar), this is a perfect time for a roaring dose of Afro-funk. And Afrobeat. And related Afro-musics, new and old. Plus new releases and some Bumbershoot previews.
Inemo – Afrofunk – Afro Funky Beats
The Budos Band – Mark of the Unnamed – The Budos Band III
The Pleb – One for Senegal – African Groove
Ali Hassan Kuban – Habibi – Rough Guide to Ali Hassan Kuban
Brigth Engelberts And The B.E. Movement – Tolambo Funk – Booniay!! A Compilation Of West African Funk
Lungiswa – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Lungiswa
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca – Nganga Kisi – Sao Salvador
The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa – Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion in 70’s Ghana
Gnonnas Pedro – I Got You (I Feel Good) – The Best of Gnonnas Pedro
The Daktaris – Give It Up Turnit Loose – Soul Explosion
Dele Sosimi – Phaze 2 (What Next?) – Turbulent Times
Manu Dibango – Super Kumba – Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
Mr Something Something & Ikwanga – Abankwa – Deep Sleep
Tony Allen – Woman To Man – Home Cooking
Peter King – African Dialects – Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
Magic Drum Orchestra – Drop It (Like a Funky Muppet) – In The Studio
Konono No. 1 – Wumbanzanga (excerpt) – Assume Crash Position
Luisa Maita – Mire E Veja (Look and See) – Lero-Lero
Joan Soriano – Mal Pensado – El Duque De La Bachata
The Heshoo Beshoo Band – Wait and See – Next Stop…Soweto Vol. 2
Natacha Atlas – Taalet – Mounqaliba
Balkan Beat Box – Gypsy Queens – Nu Med
Monoswezi – Tsvimborume – Monoswezi