The third plan for today’s show finally stuck: A phone interview with Miles Arntzen of NYC-based Afrobeat group EMEFE, a brief tribute to the late Bob Brozman, and a pile of new global music assembled for your listening pleasure.
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Music from a nation in turmoil. A hijacked rebellion now finds the rebels turning against their former Islamist allies as the latter try to ban music, culture, tolerance, fun, and other things that have always made Mali, Mali. For clearer and more detailed explanations of the conflict, see this.
This show celebrates the music of Malian musicians, particularly those from the North, currently the location of much of the strife. Musicians are among those calling for an end to the violence, as in the video “Voices United for Mali” spearheaded by Fatoumata Diawara. And we talked about the conditions in Mali with Aja Salvatore of Kanaga System Krush Records, who recently spent some time in the west African nation and is making a documentary on Malian musicians.
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We counted down the best new global sounds from the July Spin The Globe / SoundRoots Top 10 chart this week, with a break in the middle for a fascinating conversation with guitarist Leni Stern, who has recently found a great groove in collaborating with West African musicians. She’s currently on tour as well.
If you’re around the Olympia area this weekend, be sure to drop by the KAOS booth at Lakefair. I’ll be down there this afternoon, and would love to talk with you about global music. Or drop me a line here with any show comments or suggestions.
Not one but two special features in this week’s show. First we heard from Christos Govetas about Seattle’s first annual Balkan Night Northwest, happening March 10 (http://www.balkannightnw.com) sandwiched amongst some tasty Balkan music.
Then in the second hour, we had live guitar music in the KAOS studios from touring musician Goh Kurosawa (http://www.happysad.org/goh/english/index.html). It was all over too quickly, alas.
With spring in swing, this weekend brings the Procession of the Species and Seattle’s World Rhythm Festival. We celebrated both with drumming and rhythms from many cultures on this week’s show, and also talked with Paul Smith, drummer for Dengue Fever, who are currently on tour with their new album Cannibal Courtship.
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Bollywood Brass Band – Main Albeli – Rahmania
Hadag Nahash – Maarbolet Shel Hol – 6
Socalled – Who Knows One? Feat. David Krakauer – The SoCalled Seder
Scharlatoene – Salamanca – Hals ueber Kopf
Vavamuffin – Koronowane Glowy – Mo’ Better Rootz
La Minor – Emmigrant Tango – Oboroty
Ritmodelia – Agrobiznes – It’s Not Batucada!
Hungry March Band – Kradical – Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias
Dengue Fever – Cement Slippers – Cannibal Courtship
Dengue Fever interview: Paul Smith
Dengue Fever – 2012 (Bury Our Heads) excerpt – Cannibal Courtship
Dengue Fever – Kiss of the Bufo Alvarius (excerpt) – Cannibal Courtship
Dengue Fever – Uku – Cannibal Courtship
Kristo Numpuby – Black +7 –
Kal – Komedija – Kal
Kiran Ahluwalia – Mustt Mustt (Feat. Tinariwen) – Aam Zameen / Common Ground
Shantel – Manolis – Disko Partizani!
Boom Pam – Sabale – Alakazam
Femi Kuti – E No Good – Africa for Africa
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra – Buzuki – I Lumia Mo Kher
Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats – Shake Hands – Heavy Heavy Heavy
Slavic Soul Party – Vranje – Teknochek Collision
Pena – El Tamalito – Pena Vol. 3 The Remixes
Bombino – Assalam Felawan (Peace To You) – Agadez
Celso Duarte – Coco – De Sur a Sur (From South to South)
We didn’t have the 900-pound drum in the KAOS studios, but we did get a chance to talk with KODO manager Jun Akimoto about the band’s new album Akatsuki (Dawn) and their current tour, which brings them to our neck of the woods this weekend. Plus other Japanese music in the first hour of the show, followed by new releases and the usual collage of sounds.
Yoshida Brothers – Overland Blues – Best of Yoshida Brothers
Dolomites – Wakannai? / I Don’t Know? – No End EP
Wa Dai Ko Matsuri Za – Festival Music of Dairakuji Town – Japanese Drum
Joji Hirota & Pete Lockett – Kokiriko-Bushi – Taiko To Tabla
Kodo – Burning – Akatsuki interview with Jun Akimoto of KODO
Kodo – Ogi Oiwake (excerpt) – Akatsuki
Kodo – Sora – Akatsuki
Yamato Ensemble – Futatsu No Den-En-Shi I (Pastoral) – The Very Best of Japanese Music
The Cupids – Bazazz Tengoku – Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-1970
Chanchiki – Yagaefu – Rough Guide to Japan
Shang Shang Typhoon – Yokosuka Burning Night – Shang Shang Typhoon 2
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Natty Parade – High Numbers
Chopteeth – Choferito-Plena – Chopteeth Live
Ritmodelia – Mamut – It’s Not Batucada!
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Future – Chamber Music
Sussen Deyhim – Glyphs on the Horizon – City of Leaves
Tiwitine – Tiwitine – Ishumar 2 – New Tuareg Guitars
The Sway Machinery feat. Khaira Arby – Shalom – The House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. 1
Shantala – Om Namo Bhagavate / Because the One I Love – Sri
Hossam Ramzy & Phil Thornton – Storm over Giza – Egypt Unveiled
Vusi Mahlasela – Naka Mokhura – Say Africa
Custodio Castelo – Homenagem a Paredes – The Art of Portuguese Fado Guitar