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2011-03-04 Covering Miriam + Mardi Gras

Miriam Makeba’s birthday. Mardi Gras. Unrelated events…or are they? They certainly are not in the eyes of Spin The Globe. We played Miriam’s covers of some famous songs, and others’ covers of her songs today, interspersed with party tunes from some Mardi Gras Indian brass bands, plus new releases and more in hour 2.Miriam Makeba + Mardi Gras

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Hour 1

Olympia Brass Band  –  Olympia on Parade  –  Here Come Da Great Olympia Band
Daude & Carlinhos Brown  –  Pata Pata (remix)  –  single
Miriam Makeba  –  I Shall Sing  –  Reflections
Angelique Kidjo  –  Lakutshn Llanga  –  Oyo
The Wild Magnolias  –  Saints  –  The Wild Magnolias
Miriam Makeba  –  House of the Rising Sun  –  The World of Miriam Makeba
Yma Sumac  –  Wimoweh  –  Ultra-Lounge Vol. 1 Exotica
Cowboy Mouth  –  Iko Iko  –  Mardi Gras EP
Soweto String Quartet  –  Pata Pata  –  Renaissance
Miriam Makeba  –  Mas Que Nada  –  Reflections
The Skatalites  –  Pata Pata (Skata Skata)  –  From Paris With Love
Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias  –  Big Chief  –  I’m Back…at Carnival Time!
Miriam Makeba  –  The Naughty Little Flea  –  Miriam Makeba

Hour 2

Cambodian Space Project  –  I’m Still Waiting for You  –  7″ EP
Ravid Kahalani  –  Yemen Blues  –  Yemen Blues
Hamdi Al Khayyat  –  Tabla Sahrawi  –  Rough Guide to Bellydance (Second Edition)
!Dela Dap  –  Sara  –  Sara La Kali
Susheela Raman  –  Daga Daga  –  Vel
Sidiki Camara Band  –  Baba Drame  –  Tolerance
MC Rai  –  Is’ha  –  Raivolutoin
Los Chicarrons  –  Timbuktu  –  Roots of Life
Sami Barghshoon  –  Listen to What I Say  –  Layla Majnoon
Macire Sylla  –  Oublier  –  Talitha
A Hawk and a Hacksaw  –  Mana Thelo Enan Andra  –  Cervantine
Pena  –  El Plebeyo  –  Pena Vol. 2

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