Music of Ancestors (#1196)

It’s almost Dia de los Muertos, a great time of year to celebrate (and hear music about) ancestors. Happy Halloween and Happy Day of the Dead!

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Hour 1
Ganga Giri – Ancestors – Beats Around The Bush
Karo Batak – Music to Call Spirits – Music In The World Of Islam, 5 : Reeds & Bagpipes
Francois Couture – Grandfather’s Song / Umma – QALLUNAK


Xumantra – Spirits Up Above – Dance of Life (feat. Marco Dolce & Erik Lawrence)
Ulali – All My Relations – Smoke Signals (Soundtrack)
lama lo”Lama Lo!” With Roman Kekhman – Grandmother’s Song – Jerusalem’s Balagula
Soema Montenegro – Abuelas – Ave del cielo
Bob Holroyd – Waking the Spirits (African Travels Re-Awakening Remix) – World Music: Remixed
Jörai Hrap – Summoning the Spirits – Gongs: Vietnam-Laos
Béla Fleck – Spirit Song/Kyebukube – Throw Down Your Heart – Africa Sessions Part 2
Expresso – Abuelo – Rumba y colorea (Rumbita güena)
Aco Bocina – Dance of the Spirits – Aco Bocina
Gnawledge – La Senda del Abuelo – Granada Doaba
Radmilla Cody – Grandmother – Seed of Life

Hour 2
Moana & The Tribe – Ancestors – Toru
Andy Palacio – Roots – Keimoun (Beat On)
Electric Kulintang – Anitos (Spirits) – Dialects
Obo Addy – Alagao Welcoming the Spirits – Wonche Bi
Oli Cima – Tango de la Abuela – Mar Y Sol
Ene-Sie – The Ancestors’ GIft – Alaak
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Lihl’ Ixhaba Likagogo (My Grandmother’s Kitchen) – Tip Toe Guys: The Soul Of – A Story Of Zulu Harmony
Spanglish Fly – Bugalú Pa’ Mi Abuela (feat. El Callegueso) – Ay Que Boogaloo!
Los Delinqüentes – El Abuelo Frederick – El Verde Rebelde Vuelve
Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra – Future Ancestors – Towards Other Worlds
Grey-haired Ural – Ancestors (Bashkir author’s song) – Spring Water
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars – Our Ancestors Forty Thousand Years Wide – Carnival Conspiracy
Carmen Rizzo & Huun Huur Tu – Ancestors Call (excerpt) – Eternal

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