5 March 2010: The Life and Music of Miriam Makeba

Spin the Globe Playlist for 5 March 2010
The Life and Music of Miriam Makeba

Born on March 4, 1932, South African singer Miriam Makeba was a pioneer of “world music” and her life reflected the troubled and triumphant path of her nation. While we didn’t get deep into the biography of Mama Africa, we spun some of her music from different periods of her life, and a couple of musical tributes to her as well. Plus new releases, concert previews and reviews, and more. Having seen Vusi Mahlasela and Zakir Hussain in the past week, I had to share more of their music. Plus a preview and ticket giveaways for Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation – Colours of Punjab (theme) – Big Drum Small World
Varttina – Ukko Lumi – Oi Dai
Oreka TX – Saapmi – Oreka TX
Rikard Wolff – Du Ijuger – Tango
Taffetas – Taffetas – Fanta
The Mothers – Breathe Together feat. Miriam Makeba – Township Sessions
Miriam Makeba – The Click Song – The World of Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba – House of the Rising Sun – Miriam Makeba
Angelique Kidjo – Lakutshn Llanga – Oyo
Miriam Makeba – Unhome – South African Legends
Actitud Maria Marta – Quimeras w/ Marina – sampler
Miriam Makeba & unidentified musicians – Mansane Cisse – Africa & Mansane Cisse EP
SambaDa – Mare – Gente!
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Why Aren’t You Happy? – Thuthukani Ngoxolo
Vusi Mahlasela – Two Birds – Wisdom of Foregiveness

Hour 2
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Be Mankan – Ali and Toumani
Dela – Yeye Ndiye – Paukwa
Nani Ajdinovic Orchestra – Cocek Zora – Golden Brass Summit
Balkan Beat Box – Smatron – Blue Eyed Black Boy
Zakir Hussain et al – Taal Vadya Kutcheri in Adi Taal – In memory of Alla Rakha, the wizard of Tabla Live Vol. II
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Hello My Baby – Live at Montreaux
Bokoor Band – Onukpa Shawarpo – Afro-Rock Vol. 1
Te Vaka – Katakata Mai – Haoloto
Amos Hoffman – Hamsa – Evolution
Meesak Nakaratch – Luk Ron (Love Hot) – Thai Funk Zudrangma Vol.1
Razia – Tiako Ro – Zebu Nation
Urban Legend – El Matador feat. Destani Wolf – Tropical Techniques

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