I dig into a big stack of new global music this week (and throw in a few old favorites). Plus an interview with Danny Mekonnen, one of the founders Ethio-funk/rock group Debo Band whose new album “Ere Gobez” comes out May 20, followed by a tour.
Note: STG will have a guest host for the next two weeks as I’m off traveling. Stories and adventures to be related later!
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Alma Afrobeat Ensemble “It’s time” from It’s Time
Solo Cissokho & Indre Jurgeleviciute “Damma – Gerve” from Solo&Indre
Afro Celt Sound System “Mansani Cissé/Tàladh” from The Source
Tarika “Fety” from D
Aly Keita, Jan Galega Brönnimann & Lucas Niggli “Makuku” from Kalo-Yele
Debo Band “Jegoul Naw Betwa” from Ere Gobez
***Interview with Danny Mckonnen of Debo Band
Debo Band “Ele” from Ere Gobez
Derek Gripper “Bafoulabe” from Libraries on Fire
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate “Rising Tide” from Monistic Theory
Set break — KAOS Community Billboard
Anoushka Shankar “Boat to Nowhere” from Land of Gold
17 Hippies “Uz Ti Sceglie” from Metamorphosis
Alê Kali “Da Bahia” from Alê Kali
Nasrat Fateh Ali Khan “Taa Deem” from Mustt Mustt
Tomas Kocko & Orchestr “Velesu” from Velusu
Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar
Konono N°1 “Um Nzonzing” from Konono N°1 Meets Batida
Dagadana “Nie Bede Sie Kłopotała (I shall never fear at all)” from Meridian 68
Vesevo “’O rre rre” from Vesevo
Ali Hassan Kuban “Leila” from Nubian Magic
Yoshida Brothers “Overland Blues” from Yoshida Brothers III