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2011-10-28: Halloween & Dia de los Muertos music

Like zombies digging their way out of the cemetery, spooky global tunes this week to celebrate Halloween, plus some perhaps less spooky songs about ancestors and the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Things didn’t work out for the planned interview with Cuban jazz innovator Omar Sosa, but we still spun some of his music and gave away some tickets to his show next week at Jazz Alley in Seattle. Congratulations to the winners, and to everyone who listened all the way through this scaaaaary show.jackolantern planet

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Hour 1
Tarika – Avelo (Afro Celt Ghost Mix) – 10: Beast, Ghosts & Dancing with History
Chet Nuneta – Llorona – Ailleurs
Tara Linda – Demon’s Cumbia – Tortilla Western Serenade
The Budos Band – Ghost Walk – The Budos Band
Tango Siempre – Dance of Death – Only Human
Cicala Mvta – Ghost Requiem – Ghost Circus
Brass Menazeri – Mejra Na Tabutu (Mejra in the Casket) – Vranjski San
Slide to Freedom – Spooky – 20,000 Miles
Tango Saloon – Kiss of Death – Transylvania
Lila Downs – La Reya del Inframundo – Pescados y Milagros
Zuco 103 – Sací (Ghost Boy in the Whirlwind) – Tales of High Fever
Divoký srdce – Nebeští jezdci / Ghost Riders in the Sky – Late Gathering
Zulya and The Children of The Underground – The Night Is Dark – 3 Nights

Hour 2
Omar Sosa & Greg Landau – Llorona – D.O. A Day Off
Ginger Johnson and his African Messengers – Witchdoctor – African Party
Zeep – Ghost Town (Isso não da) – Brazilution 5.8
Kocani Orkestar – La Llorona – The Ravished Bride
Tinariwen – Tameyawt – Tassili
Jadid Ensemble – Ayat – Sigh of the Moor
Omar Sosa – Aguas – Calma
Akiran Ahluwalia – Yaar Naal – Aam Zameen: Common Ground
Tango Saloon – Dance of the Dead – Transylvania
Kobo Town – Blood and Fire – Independence
DeLeon – La Ner V Livsomim – DeLeon
Te Vaka – Tamaiti Uma – Havili
Goran Bregovic – Imagine – Alkohol

2010-10-29 Music of Mexico, Halloween, Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead skeletons with guitarHalloween may not be a truly global holiday, but between Day of the Dead, general spooky world music, and music specifically about the ghoulish US version of this autumn celebration, we rounded up some great tunes for your listening pleasure. Including zombie songs by special request. Plus new releases in hour 2. Have a happy halloween, and thanks to everyone who supported KAOS during the recent membership drive (If you missed it, it’s always a good time to  pledge online)!

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Hour 1
Omar Torrez  –  Llorona  –  Corazon de Perro
Lo’Jo  –  Brule la Meche  –  Boheme de Cristal
The Budos Band  –  Ghost Walk  –  Daptone Gold
Terra Linda  –  Demon’s Cumbia  –  Tortilla Western Serenade
Cicala Mvta  –  Ghost Requiem  –  Ghost Circus
Mahala Rai Banda  –  Zabrakadabra  –  Ghetto Blasters
Potentia Animi  –  Nachtfrass  –  Das Erste Gebet
Los Flacos  –  El Diablo Suelto  –  Rosa Celeste
Hossam Ramzy  –  Halloween  –  Sabla Tolo II
The Moontrekkers  –  Night of the Vampire  –  Halloween Instrumentals
March Fourth Marching Band  –  Nightmarika  –  Rise Up
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca  –  Nganga Kisi  –  Sao Salvador
Tarika  –  Avelo (Ghost)  –  Son Egal

Hour 2
Besh o Drom  –  Once I Catch the Devil  –  Once I Catch the Devil
Varttina  –  Aijo  –  Ilmatar
Brass Menazeri  –  Mejra na Tabutu (Mejra in the Casket)  –  Vranjski San
The Big Guys  –  Zombie  –  Halloween Instrumentals
Mahsa Vahdat  –  Mystery  –  Listen to the Banned
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Rahim AlHaj w/ Glen Velez  –  Dance of the Palms  –  Little Earth
The Vampires of Dartmoore  –  Dr. Caligari’s Gruselkabinett  –  Halloween Instrumentals
Balval  –  Rodipen  –  Le Ciel Tout Nu (the Naked Sky)
Ojos de Brujo  –  Corre Lola feat. Los Pericos  –  Corriente Vital
The Souljazz Orchestra  –  Mamaya  –  Rising Sun
Ebo Taylor  –  Love and Death  –  Love and Death