This weekend brings the Northwest Folklife Festival — a writhing mass of musicians and fans and BBQ — to the Seattle Center. We kick things off by spinning live recordings of great global music performances.
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Lo’Jo “Senor Calice” from Ce Soir là
Fatoumata Diawara “Clandestin (Live)” from Kanou – EP
Angelique Kidjo “Tche Tche” from Reggae On The River The 10th Anniversary
Monty Alexander “Regulator (Reggae-Later) [Live]” from Harlem Kingston Express, Vol. 2: The River Rolls On
Isle of Klezbos “When Gomer Met Molly (Live)” from Live from Brooklyn
Opa Cupa “Artigana” from Live in Contrada Tangano
Kar Ces Brass Band “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground” from Live in Cerkno 05
David Krakauer “Dusky Bulgar (feat. Klezmer Madness! & Socalled)” from Krakauer Live In Krakow (feat. Klezmer Madness! & Socalled)
Boban Marković Orkestar “Hava Naguila” from Live In Belgrade
Set break — KAOS Community Billboard
Debashish Bhattacharya “Anandam In Anandi (Raga: Mishra Shivaranjani) (Live)” from Live In Calcutta
Trio Mocoto “Kibi Cru” from Music Meetings 2001-2003 Festival Highlights
Professor Longhair “Big Chief (Live)” from The Rough Guide to the Music of New Orleans
Vusi Mahlasela & Louis Mhlanga “Woza” from Vusi & Louis Live at the Bassline
St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review “SkaTango” from Live At the Red Club
Ojoyo “Sophiatown Society” from Ojoyo Plays Safrojazz
Ladysmith Black Mambazo “Homeless (1989)” from Live At Montreux 1987, 1989, 2000 (Live)
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band “Eyi Su Ngaangaa” from Chopteeth Live
Oliver Mtukudzi “Hear Me Lord” from Shanda
Guy Mendilow “Awendeje” from Guy Mendilow: Live
Set break — Concert Calendar
Bernard Woma “Gyil Nyog Me Na (I’m Addicted to the Xylophone)” from Bernard Woma In Concert
Tito Rodriguez “El Sabio (Live)” from El Inolvidable
Tarika “Ady (Live at WOMAD)” from Tarika: 10 Beasts, Ghosts & Dancing with History
Tony Allen “Black Voices (Commodore Ballroom Vancouver)” from LIVE