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2013-01-11 World Music Mix

planet-earth-with-headphonesWe wandered all throughout time and space today, spinning tunes from artists worldwide, from old Colombian music to brand new South African music. Thanks as always for the calls and requests during the show.

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2011-11-25 Global Songs About Birds

This week’s show is dedicated to our flying friends. Not to exclude flight-challenged birds (kiwi, ostrich, Thanksgiving turkey), but most of these songs are about wilder birds. Then it was on to new releases, concert previews, and other featherless songs in hour 2. Enjoy!World  Music about Birds

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Hour 1
Kobo Town  –  Corbeaux Following  –  Independence
Yma Sumac  –  Chicken Talk  –  Mambo!
Zulya and the Children of the Revolution  –  Children’s Bird Song  –  3 Nights
Rabih Abou-Khalil  –  Maltese Chicken Farm  –  The Cactus of Knowledge
The Shin  –  Pigeon Sirba  –  Black Sea Fire
Think of One  –  Een Dooi Vogeltje  –  Naft
Ladysmith Black Mambazo  –  Vuka (Wake Up Little Chicks)  –  Songs From a Zulu Farm
Rim Banna  –  Fly and Slow Down, Goose  –  A Time to Cry: A Lament over Jerusalem
Talitha Mackenzie  –  Funky Bird  –  Solas
Mariah Parker  –  First Flight  –  Sangria
Forro in the Dark  –  Asa Branca feat. David Byrne  –  Bonfires of Sao Joao
Varttina  –  Musta Lindu (Black Bird)  –  Musta Lindu (Black Bird)
Tito Puente  –  Mambo Birdland  –  The Complete 78s Vol. 2 (1949-55)
Lord Tanamo  –  Yellow Bird  –  I’m in the Mood for Ska

Hour 2
Hazmat Modine  –  Mocking Bird  –  Cicada
Howard B. Hayes & Malinda Parker  –  Chicken Is Nice  –  Songs of the African Coast: Café Music of Liberia
Awale  –  Merhaba  –  Just Have to Grow
Zafa  –  Wasmaee  –  Funky Grooves of Yemen
The Klezmatics  –  Nign  –  Jews With Horns
Fredy Massamba  –  Zonza  –  African Beat
Lightsweetcrude  –  A Call to You, Piloo  –  Listen to the Colour
Raya Brass Band  –  Arkabarka  –  Dancing On Roses, Dancing On Cinders
Sola Rosa  –  Del Ray  –  Get It Together
Sia Tolno  –  Aya Ye  –  My Life
Istiklal Trio  –  Suz-nak Oyun Havasi  –  Istiklal Trio
Shazalakazoo  –  Plus 49 (feat. Wikluh Sky)  –  Karton City Boom
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Cumbia La Magdalena  –  Taurus

2011-11-04 Faves, New Releases, Concert Previews, Requests

And there arose a great music in the land, and behold voices and instruments from many nations were gathered together, and gave voice to a great diversity of sounds, though they were in one accord together for the glorification of the creative spirit.

And that just about sums things up this week. The show features some old faves, new releases, and a healthy serving of concert previews. Explore, enjoy, and return next week when we’ll take you on a new audio adventure.global music grab bag

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Hour 1
Boom Pam  –  Gross  –  Boom Pam
Gipsy.cz  –  Cokolada  –  Desperado
Kadola  –  Bazuka Dance  –  Ethnojazz
Les Freres Smith  –  Afro!  –  Contreband Mentality
Eric St-Laurent Trio  –  Wild Intent  –  Ruby
Baka Beyond  –  Ybunga  –  Kisumani
Neco Novellas  –  Yeke Yo  –  New Dawn / Ku Khata
Achanak  –  Kuria Ne Suniya (Beautiful Woman Listen To Me)  –  The Rough Guide to the Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Tribeqa  –  Sun  –  Qolors
Mauricio Velasierra  –  Hay Simona  –  Rodar
Pistolera  –  Escucha  –  El Desierto y la Ciudad
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Say Africa  –  Say Africa

Hour 2
Seckou Keita Quartet  –  Ke Djulo  –  Afro-Mandinka Soul / Tama-Silo
Nawal  –  Zim Spirit  –  Embrace the Spirit
Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band  –  Calling Genesha  –  Devaloka
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Mustt Mustt Redux  –  Aam Zameen / Common Ground
Gaelic Storm  –  Punjab Paddy  –  How are we getting home?
Theodosii Spassov Trio  –  Tatovata Rabotilnitsa  –  The Fish Are Praying for Rain
Djelimady Tounkara  –  Diaoura  –  Sigui
Rajery  –  Mahafinaritra  –  Volotany
Lightsweetcrude  –  Ahir / Now  –  Listen to the Colour
Jadid Ensemble  –  Tango Arabe  –  Sigh of the Moor
The Lijadu Sisters  –  Amebo  –  Danger
Albino!  –  Democracy  –  Rhino

2011-08-26 Top 10 World Music Albums-August

Nation Beat - Growing Stone
Nation Beat - Growing Stone

This week’s show features selections from the SoundRoots / Spin The Globe August Top 10 Global Albums chart in the first hour, and various old and new music in the second hour.

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Hour 1
Hadag Nahash  –  Maarbolet Shel Hol  –  #10: 6
The Creole Choir of Cuba  –  Fey  –  #9: Tande-La
Lobi Traore  –  Bi Donga Fa Ko  –  #8: Bwati Kono
Donso  –  Mogoya  –  #7: Putumayo Presents African Beat
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Contigo Jamas  –  #6: Taurus
Seun Anikulapo-Kuti  –  Mr. Big Thief  –  #5: From Africa with Fury: Rise
The Funk Ark  –  From the Rooftops  –  #4: From the Rooftops
The Funk Ark  –  Horchata  –  #4: From the Rooftops
The Klezmatics  –  Tepel  –  #3: Live at Town Hall
Boban & Marko Marcovic Orkestra vs. Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  Caravan (Fanfare Ciocarlia)  –  #2: Balkan Brass Battle
Nation Beat  –  Meu Girassol  –  #1: Growing Stone

Hour 2
David Wax Museum  –  Chuchumbe (Bellybutton)  –  Everything is Saved
Heyraneh  –  Beloved’s Whisper  –  Promise to Freedom
Shareholder Tom  –  Mango Chow  –  single
Mark Atkins  –  Spontaneous Combustion  –  Dreamtime
Samba Toure feat. Oumou Sangare  –  Moussoya  –  Crocodile Blues
Tinariwen  –  Tameyawt  –  Tassili
Shukar Collective  –  Verbal Fight  –  Urban Gypsy
Cheikh Lo  –  Conia  –  Jamm
Aziz Sahmaoui  –  Ana Hayou  –  University of Gnawa
Ry Cooder & VM Bhatt  –  Ganges Delta Blues  –  A Meeting by the River
Nisos  –  Evreiko  –  Nisos
Mark Weinstein & Omar Sosa  –  Children at Play  –  Tales from the Earth
Anoushka Shankar  –  Red Sun  –  Rise

Best Global Music of 2010

It’s that time of year…the time when the spiders disappear to parts unknown, media outlets try to guilt you into spending thousands of dollars on gifts, and eggnog lattes show up at drive-through espresso stands. Which means it’s time for the annual review of global music over the past year.

2010 wasn’t the biggest year. Wars here and there, the Winter Olympics, tsunamis and volcanoes and mine collapses and earthquakes. Wikileaks, elections, and the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Neither was it a big year for most of our favorite names in world music. No new albums from Youssou N’Dour or Oliver Mtukudzi, Fanfare Ciocarlia or Susheela Raman, Baka Beyond or Antibalas.

The good news is that without big-name-artist releases hogging the limelight, the year was open to new artists — artists such as Ethiopian-Israeli rappers Axum, NYC-bhangra troupe Red Baraat, and the mysterious sounds of Norwegian group Jienat.

Use this as a shopping list for your global-music friends and family, or as a starting point for your own further exploration of modern world music sounds. Each album links to a review or a site where you can hear song samples and/or purchase the album. The list is in no particular order, and is a combination of fact (airplay, listener response, emails, comments) and my own tastes. I spelled out my criteria in an earlier post:

The best global albums … should first of all be ones that you turn to again and again. They should have some global impact, perhaps spawning imitators and spreading certain rhythms. And they should have clear roots in their local culture, have a message that’s rooted in that culture but is also universal. Finally, they should simply hit you where it counts.

Here are the top 20 albums of 2010 that hit Spin The Globe where it counts:

Most of these have been reviewed previously on SoundRoots, so dig around and enjoy the music. Happy exploring, friends!

17 September 2010: Question-asking Music

Did you doubt that Spin The Globe could do a complete show playing only songs that ask questions? Did you think there weren’t enough songs from around the world that have unanswered queries? Did you think we wouldn’t be able to find them? Did you tune in and listen?question globe

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Hour 1
Warsaw Village Band  –  Is Anybody In There?  –  Infinity
Antibalas  –  Who Is This America Dem Speak of Today  –  Who Is This Amerca?
Ansambl Mastika  –  Gde Si,Bre?  –  Gde Si,Bre?
DePedro  –  Que Puedo Hacer Por Ti?  –  DePedro
Tinga Stewart  –  Why Can’t We Live Together?  –  Darker Than Blue:Soul from Jamdown (1973-1980)
Rachid Taha  –  Tekitoi? / Who Are You?  –  Tekitoi
Sila & The Afrofunk Experience  –  Why?  –  Global Lingo
The Shin  –  What Then?  –  Egari
Pops Mohammed  –  How Far Have We Come?  –  How Far Have We Come
Terrakota  –  E Verdade?  –  Oba Train
Systema Solar  –  Quien es el Patron?  –  Systema Solar
Orishas  –  Que Pasa?  –  Antidiotico

Hour 2
Ozomatli  –  (Who Discovered) America?  –  Street Signs
Habana Abierta  –  Asere, Que Vola?  –  Boomerang
Joan Soriano  –  Que Pasara Manana?  –  El Duque de la Bachata
Moussu T e lei Jovents  –  As-ti pescat la sirena?  –  Mademoiselle Marseille
Bob Marley & The Wailers  –  Is This Love?  –  Legend
Mynta  –  What’s the Bag Dad?  –  Nandu’s Dance
Kila  –  Where Did You Hide That Train, Joe?  –  Lemonade & Buns
Balkan Beat Box  –  Why?   –  Blue Eyed Black Boy
Davide Swarup  –  Why Not?  –  Music for Hang
The Kora Band  –  Ngoni System  –  Cascades
Vavamuffin  –  Addis Fever  –  Mo’ Better Rootz
King Sunny Ade  –  Oro Yi Bale (Radio Edit)  –  Baba Mo Tunde

10 September 2010: New Global Releases

A slew of new releases this show, plus an interview with Kane Mathis of The Kora Band, who just released a CD called Cascades, and play a CD release show tonight at The Northern in Olympia (see Calendar). Enjoy the new sounds!

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New Releases on Spin The Globe world music radioHour 1
Brass Menazeri  –  Vranjski San  –  Vranjski San
Salsa Celtica  –  Guajira Sin Sol  –  En Vivo En El Norte
Grupo Celeste  –  Como Un Ave   –  The Roots of Chicha 2
Carmen Consoli  –  Mandaci Una Cartolina  –  Elettra
Sekouba Diakite  –  Mandela  –  Sejo
Monoswezi  –  Mugarandega  –  Monoswezi
Mohammed Alidu & the Bizung Family  –  Zomnilanisala  –  Land of Fire
King Sunny Ade  –  Baba Loun Sohun Gbogbo  –  Baba Mo Tunde
Gao Hong  –  Butterfly  –  Quiet Forest, Flowing Stream
The Kora Band  –  Za Ayi Neyi  –  Cascades
interview with Kane Mathis of The Kora Band

Hour 2
The Kora Band  –  Tantine  –  Cascades
Rahim Alhaj  –  Athens to Baghdad  –  Little Earth
Riad Abdel-Gawad  –  Ghagar (Egyptian Gypsy)  –  Egypt Mother of the World
Natacha Atlas  –  Muwashah Ozkourini  –  Mounqaliba
Bulgarian Voices Angelite & Huun Huur Tu  –  Mountain Fairytale  –  Legends
King Sunny Ade  –  Baba Mo Tunde – King Britt Remix  –  Baba Mo Tunde
Yuko Ito  –  Mania De Voce  –  Mania De Voce
Axum  –  Kool Wahed  –  Axum
Joan Soriano  –  Maria Elena  –  El Duque De La Bachata
Vavamuffin  –  Bez Piatala  –  Mo’ Better Rootz

23 July 2010: Top 10 World Music CDs – July 2010

…in which we sampled the best songs from the ten best new global releases. Plus other summery sounds, listener requests, concert previews and other such fun. And…KAOS is having a mini-membership drive, so it’s a perfect time for you to become a listener-member (and get some great gifts, benefits, and discounts while you’re at it!) by calling 360-867-5267 or visiting http://kaos.evergreen.edu/membership/join.htmlSpin The Globe world music radio

Hour 1
10 – Mohsen Namjoo – Hammash – Oy
9 – Amabutho – Ndzeleketsi (Accompany Me) – Sikelela
8 – Etran Finatawa – Aitimani – Tarkat Tajje / Let’s Go!
7 – Tony Allen – Elewon Po – Secret Agent
6 – Rocky Dawuni – African Reggae Fever – Hymns for the Rebel Soul
5 – armen Sousa – Decison – Protegid
Imperial Tiger Orchestra – Emnete (Live) – Addis Abeba
4 – Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – No Woman No Cry – Tribute to a Reggae Legend
3 – Gotan Project – Desilusion – Tango 3.0

Hour 2
2 – Playing for Change Band – Fela Ngaye – Playing for Change Live
1 – Luisa Maita – Lero-Lero – Lero-Lero
Johnny Clegg & Savuka – Ring on Her Finger – Third World Child
Cuchata – Imposter (feat. Sly Lothario) – Amor, Cambio, y La Verdad
Gjallarhorn – Lille Dansa… / Dance a little – Sjofn
Jienat – Dancehall – Mira
Dobet Gnahore – Deka – Djekpa La You
Te Vaka – Tauasa – Haoloto

4 June 2010: Global Music Mix + Farewell Lobi Traore

No theme this week, just track after track of great global music, both new and old. And a remembrance of Lobi Traore, who passed on earlier this week.

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Anoushka Shankar  –  Red Sun w/ Bikram Ghosh & Tanmoy Bose  –  Rise
Idrissa Soumaoro  –  Dogoyama / Lack of Respect  –  Kote
Yellow Sisters  –  Smirena  –  Tubab Woman
The Shin  –  Nat Tsar Khek & Abdul Shah ill  –  Manytimer
various  –  Children of the World   –  Playing for Change Live
Sorma  –  Aouma  –  Mirage of the East
Imperial Tiger Orchestra  –  Bati (live)  –  Addis Abeba
Blk Sonshine  –  Nkosi  –  South Africa
Don Tiki  –  Da T’ing He Grow  –  The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki
Subaro  –  Boca Do Rio  –  Speaking in Tones
Ska Cubano  –  Megumi’s Amor  –  Mambo Ska
Tarika Sammy  –  Tonga Vahiny  –  Fanafody
Ferus Mustafov  –  Dikman  –  King Ferus: Macedonian Wedding Soul Cooking

Hour 2
Brass Menazeri  –  Kozarica Kolo / Goatherd girl Kolo  –  Vranjski San / Vranje Dream
Euforchestra  –  Soup  –  Soup
Lobi Traore  –  Sadiourou  –  Mali Blue
Salif Keita  –  Djele  –  La Difference
Amabutho  –  Satiwamina / My Wife  –  Sikelela
Mulatu Astatke  –  Ebo Lala  –  Timeless: Mulatu Astatke
Soul Brothers  –  Isigebengu  –  Rough Guide to the Soul Bros
Cirque du Soleil  –  Ants  –  Ovo
Red Baraat  –  Baraat to Nowhere  –  Chaal Baby
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Anibal VelasQuez y Su Conjunto  –  Mi Cumbia  –  Mambo Loco