Six Degrees of Mickey Hart (STG #1138)

Mickey Hart was born this month in 1943. He had an early career with a modestly successful jam band, but is known to Spin The Globe listeners more for his work in collaborating with and recording musicians including Bela Fleck, The Gyuto Monks, Zakir Hussain, Jazayer, and Ustad Sultan Khan, to name a few. We celebrate his global music connections this week by going down three “Six degrees of Mickey Hart” rabbit holes.

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Hour 1
Mickey Hart – The Dancing Sorcerer – Planet Drum
Mickey Hart – Under One Groove (feat. Zakir Hussain (#1), Sikiru Adepoju & Giovanni Hidalgo) – Global Drum Project (feat. Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju & Giovanni Hidalgo)
Maghrebika with Bill Laswell (#2) – Al Insan – Neftakhir
Gigi (#3)– Gud Fella – Gigi
Foday Musa Suso (#4) – Beach Party – The Two Worlds
Go: Organic Orchestra, Brooklyn Raga Massive & Adam Rudolph (#5) – Africa 21 – Ragmala
Hassan Hakmoun (#6) – Dima Dima (Always) – Unity
Mickey Hart – Damawoo – Planet Drum Supralingua
Bakithi Kumalo (#1) – Mbali (Flower) – San Bonan
Vusi Mahlasela (#2) – Say Africa – Sing to the People
Louis Mhlanga (#3) – Spreading Some Love – World Traveller
Regis Gizavo (#4) – Mikea – Mikea

Hour 2
The Justin Vali Trio (#5) – Rambala (The Wanderer) – The Truth (Ny Marina)
Kepa Junkera (#6) – Andrakaseko errementaria – Trikitixa Zoom
Mickey Hart & Planet Drum – Umasha – Supralingua (with Bakithi Kumalo (#1))
Paul Simon (#2), General M.D.Shirinda & The Gaza Sisters – I Know What I Know – Graceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (#3) – Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain – Shaka Zulu
Bonnie Raitt (#4) & Oliver Mtukudzi – Hear Me Lord – Austin City Limits
Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi (#5) – Hope – Nhava
Habib Koite (#6), Afel Bocoum, Oliver Mtukudzi – Gomni – Acoustic Africa In Concert
Manu Dibango – Haters Anthem (feat. Wayne Beckford) – Past Present Future
Chico César – Benazir – Aos Vivos
Cheb i Sabbah – Maname Diname – Krishna Lila

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