Posts Tagged ‘India’

playlist #101 (2/8/2010)-the 2nd centennial show

February 9, 2010

World of Music
Pgm #101 – It’s the first week anniversary of the 100th show today, we’ll continue the celebration with some of the defining songs and sounds of the last 2 + 1/2 years together
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Madison’s Lively Stones: When The Saints Go Marching In / Saints’ Paradise / Smithsonian Folkways 40117 – (MASSACHUSETTS, USA)
Ingrid Lucia & The Flying Neutrinos: I Believe In Miracles / Hotel Child / Ao! Records 33 – (N’AWLINS, USA)
Mojarra Eléctrica: Parió La Luna / Calle 19 / MTM 18332 – (COLOMBIA)
Rupa & The April Fishes: Culpa de la Luna (Blame it on the moon) / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO, USA)
Rachid Taha: Rock el Casbah / Téketoi / Wrass Records 126 – (ALGERIA)
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Le Vente du Norde: Les Trois Frères Roy / Maudite Moisson! / Borealis 151 – (QUÉBEC) – At the Lebanon Opera House on 3/13/2010, 7:30pm
Twist of the Wrist: Donna Lombarda / Twist of the Wrist / (self-produced) 2009 – (MADE IN VT)
Hamed Daye: Ne Me Quitte Pas / La grande épopée du Hip-Hop français / Blackdoor Music 25663 – (FRANCE)
Oslo Gospel Choir: Vaer Meg Naer (Kumbayah) / Salmeskatt / FXCD 272 – (NORWAY)
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The Baka Forest People: Call of the Forest / Rhythm Tree / MAHA 20 – (CAMEROON)
Dobet Gnahoré: Intro Pygmé-Youné / Ano Neko / Contre Jour 14 – (IVORY COAST)
Marco Calliari: Bella Luna / Che La Vita / Cosa Nostra 1935 – (ITALY)
Alicia Villareal: Pepe Le Pew / Cuando El Se Cruza / Universal 2264 – (MEXICO)
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Te Vaka: Sei Ma La Losa / South Pacific Islands / Putumayo 231 – (NEW ZEALAND)
Rajery: Sofera / Sofera / Marabi 46820 – (MADAGASCAR)
Ozomotli: La Gallina / Rough Guide to Latin Funk / Rough Guide 1196 – (CALIFORNIA, USA)
Bishi: Nights At The Circus / Nights At The Circus / Gryphon 3 – (INDIA / UK)
Tiris: El Leil, El Leil (The Night, The Night) / Sandtracks / Sandblast Recordings 1 – (WESTERN SAHARA)
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Novalima: Se Me Van / Coba Coba / Cumbancha 9 – (PERU)
Jon Balke & Amina Alaoui: A La Dina Dana / Siwan (Equilibrium) / ECM 2042 – (NORWAY / MOROCCO)
Kadda Cherif Hadria: Echdek / Djezaïr / Naïve 36911 – (ALGERIA)
Aurelio Martinez: Tumari Tibarimu (Her son-in-law is her lover) / Paranda / Stonetree Records 18 – (BELIZE)
Marcia Griffiths: Sea of Love / Truly / Heartbeat 11661 – (JAMAICA)
Marc Ribot: Congo / Musica de la Tierra Vol. II / Music of the World 207 – (HAITI)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo feat. Taj Mahal: Mbube / Long Walk To Freedom / Heads Up Records 3109 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
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Debasahish Bhattacharya: Gypsy Anandi / Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey / Riverboat 1049 – (INDIA)
Mito y Fusión Rapa Nui:  Cada Mañana / Piri Ote Mana / Bizarro Records 263067 – (CHILE)
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Chaandan Mein / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA)
Mercedes Sosa: Gracias a La Vida / Homeneje a Violeta Parra / Philips 818332 – (CHILE)

playlist #100 (2/1/2010)-the centennial show

February 1, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #100 – It’s the centennial show today as we review some of the defining songs and sounds of the last 2 + 1/2 years together
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Les Boukakes: L’Alawi / Bledi / Mosaic Music 364652 – (MOROCCO)
Claudia Acuña: El Cigarrito / en enste momento / Marsalis Music 74946 – (CHILE)
Tinariwen: Chatma / Amassakoul / Independent Records 14 – (MALI)
Umalali: Fuleisei (Favours) / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (BELIZE)
Eladio Romero Santos: La Muñeca / Bachata Roja-Acoustic Bachata from the Cabaret Era / iASO 3 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
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Jiang Ting: Tea Leaf Picking Dance / Dance / MA Recordings 66A – (CHINA)
Chiwoniso: Kurima (Planting) / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE)
Petru Guelfucci: Zittelluccia di Rumania (Little Girl from Rumania) / Corsica / Tinder Records 42821002 – (CORSICA)
Mariza: Há Festa Na Mouraria (There’s a Festival in the Town) / Fado en Mim / Times Square Records 9026 – (PORTUGAL)
Gilberto Gil: Metáfora / Gil Luminoso / dg Brazil / 31618 – (BRAZIL)
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Tiddas: Inanay / The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music / Rough Guide 1207 – (AUSTRALIA)
Andy Palacio: Weyu Lárigi Weyu (Day by Day) / Wátina / Cumbancha 3 – (BELIZE)
Ludovic & Kruno: Oleo / Philadelphie Sur Seine / Gypsy Jazz Distribution 2008 – (CROATIA / FRANCE / PHILLY, PA)
Indian Ocean: Khajuraho / Kandisa / Times Music 1 – (INDIA)
Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe: Ghana’E / La Gran Fuga / Fania Records 773130228 – (PUERTO RICO)
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Beethova Obas: Lina / Caribe! Caribe! / Putumayo 153 – (HAITI)
Luna Itzel: Besame Mucho / Frida / Global e Rack 13217 – (MEXICO)
Cristobal Perez y Su Conjunto: La Negra Celina / The Rough Guide to Cumbia / Rough Guide 1043 – (COLOMBIA)
Gaudi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Bethe Bethe Kese Kese / Dub Qawwli / six degrees 657036 1137 – (PAKISTAN / UK)
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Lee “Scratch” Perry: Invisible Dub / Spirits in the Material World / Shanachie 45067   (JAMAICA)
Sunshiners: Notorious / Welkam Bak Long Vanuatu / Ter a Terre Records 21 – (OCEANIA)
International Velvet featuring Mustafa Akbar: Sundown / The New Gold Standard 2 / Fort Knox Records 28 – (WASHINGTON DC, USA)
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Debashish Bhattacharya: Aviskaar / Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey / Riverboat Records 1049 – (INDIA)
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playlist #93 (12/14/2009)-holidays & 2009 review

December 14, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #93 – Holiday sounds & 2009 year-end review (pt. II)
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Michael Doucet: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Christmas Bayou / Swallow 6064 – (N’AWLINS)
Catarina Cardeal & Mike Siracusa: Noite Feliz / Sounds of the Season /CBC 3018 – (PORTUGAL / CANADA)
Liuba Maria Hevia: Venid Fieles Todos (Adeste Fideles) / Christmas Around the World / Putumayo 218 – (HAITI)
Singing Francine: The Christmas Clock / Parang Parang / PCD 2408 – (TRINIDAD)
Alton Ellis: Christmas Coming / Reggae Christmas From Studio One / Heartbeat 118 – (JAMAICA)
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Novalima (EarthRise “Bedouin Breakdown” Mix): Se Me Van / Coba Coba Remixed / Cumbancha 11 – (PERU)
Sarazino: Mundo Babilón 2 / Ya Foy! / Cumbancha 13 – (ECUADOR / CANADA)
Rupa & The April Fishes: Espero La Luna (Waiting for the Moon) / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO)
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Dilruba (Beloved) / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA)
Idan Raichel Project featuring Maya Avraham: Shev (Stay) / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL)
Kimi Djabaté: Fatu (Tribute to Fatunata) / Karam / Cumbancha 12 – (GUINEA BISSAU)
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Papi Brandao y Sus Ejecutivos: Decidede Mi Amor / Panamá! 2 / Soundway 13 – (PANAMÁ)
Akim El Sikameya: Chouia L’Mon Coeur / Introducing Akim El Sikameya / World Music Network 113 – (ALGERIA)
Claudia Acuña: El Cigarrito / En Este Momento / Marsalis Music 74946-10 – (CHILE)
Giorgio Conte: Balla Con Me (Dance With Me) / Italia / Putumayo 290 – (ITALY)
Martina Camargo: La Tambora de Cayetano / Canto, Palo y Cuero / Chico World Music 2009 – (COLOMBIA)
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The Baileys: Star of the County Down / A Song for Ireland / Toucan Cove Entertainment 1105 – (IRELAND)
Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg: Buenos Aires / Saints & Tzadiks / World Village 468089 – (IRELAND / USA)
Isabelle Georges & The Sirba Octet:  Basarabye / From the Shtetl to New York / Ambroisie 173 – (FRANCE)
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Allen Toussaint: Long, Long Journey / The Bright Mississippi / Nonesuch 480380 – (N’AWLINS)
Tony Whedon & PoJazz: Things to Pray to in Vermont / PoJazz: Live at the Black Door / http://www.jsc.edu/Academics/WritingAndLiterature/Clubs/PoJazz.aspx – (MADE IN VT)
Maria Bethânia: Guriatã / Tua (You) / Biscoito Fino 914 – (BRAZIL)
Minino Garay: Poder Decib Te Amo / Que Lo Pario! / Naïve 145176 – (ARGENTINA)
Elisete: Fantasy / Minhas Cores / http://www.elisete.com 2009 – (ISRAEL)
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Rodrigo Chávez: La Vida Simple / Color de Rumba / Cassava 9 – (TORONTO)
La Severa Matacera: Horny and Free-To / V.I.S.A. / Kallpa Records 2009 – (COLOMBIA)
The Lost Fingers: Straight Up / Lost In The ’80s / Sony 88697556082 – (QUÉBEC)
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the first minute of a new day

October 25, 2009

Gil-Scott HeronIt’s poetry and music this week on World of Music, featuring Gil-Scott Heron’s classic, The First Minute of a New Day, and more from the new Vermont-made collection Last Days: Live from the Black Door.

New releases from India, Colombia, and Mali also play into the mix along with dub versions of classics from The Beatles and Prince.

World of Music is blues, jazz, poetry, and world music every Monday on the Radiator, 3-5pm ET. Online, or at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT.

the goddess sings

March 26, 2009

Aesop’s moral might be: when you dump an artist, you must be prepared for the most extraordinary of responses.

‘Extraordinary’ is just the word for Nina Paley’s 82-min. animated tour-de-force, Sita Sings the Blues, showing now at the Green Mountain Film Festival. I haven’t raved like this about a film (ranted, tried to convert friends and family and coworkers…) since last fall, upon seeing Let The Right One In – coincidentally, another of this year’s Festival offerings. Before that? I don’t remember.sita-blues1

The single fact that Paley’s work is autobiographical goes a long way to fast-track it to the top of the genre, and advance this remarkable vision far beyond most definitions of an ‘animated feature’. More than a breakup catharsis (surely must have been that too, though) Sita speaks to the greater arc of human relations, survival, and self-realization – in the most humorous ways imaginable.

The film employs the full range of artistic devices and expression. An epic Indian text (the Ramayana) gives us the story of Rama, an Indian Prince, and Sita, his virtuous, suffering, and wrongly accused wife. This is interwoven seamlessly with Paley’s own incredible experience of getting dumped (by e-mail!), while she’s on a business trip in New York and her husband is in India.

Three congenial Indonesian shadow puppets offer contradictory interjections in a sort of ‘chorus’ role, to advance (and, sometimes hilariously confuse) the narrative.

The story is visually realized through a combination of paper collages and cutouts, hand-painted watercolor backdrops, and lush, colorful computer-generated 2D animation techniques that appear to exist in their own unique universe of time/space relationships. There is art of untold riches to be found in breaking the rules, and Sita is nothing if not artful.

And finally, now that your imagination is nearly saturated, I’ll mention that the whole story is punctuated by Sita’s clever music/dance interludes, overlayed by the superb singing of ’20s-era diva Annette Hanshaw. It’s eerie how the well-worn lyrics to standards like “Mean to Me”, “Moanin’ Low” and “Who’s That Knockin’ At My Door” take on new life in this setting, it’s as though they’ve been waiting the better part of a century for this very chance to come together in a single voice and illustrate the story of Nina, Sita, and lovers everywhere. Why Annette Hanshaw? The filmmaker can explain that one.

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Sita is  joyous. It’s naughty, irreverent, exuberantly inventive, and, deeply touching.

When you see Sita, you will likely find it so captivating you will want to own it. To watch it over and over again yourself, and share the special experience with others. To which Paley says, ‘no problem’! You can buy a copy (when the film becomes available commercially, possibly next month…or not…) but you can also download, share and copy the film absolutely free under the creative commons provision.

And then of course there’s the other option: you could make your own version of the film. If you’re the creative-minded type you may want to seriously consider going to the website’s store and buying Nina Paley’s 320G hard drive, signed by the artist (how do you sign a hard drive? :) and jam-packed with all of the original, high-resolution digital files that were used to make the movie. Think of the possibilities there!

How fitting that Sita is so accessible, for a film about love, loss, (empowerment!) and other such commonly shared human experiences.

“That’s all”!

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Sita Sings the Blues has two more screenings at the Festival; Sat. the 28th at 6:30am and Sun. the 29th at 11:30am. With greatest thanks to Ms. Paley for the gift of this exceptional film, her genorosity in sharing this personal experience in such an inspired creative expression, and – for the laughs! Preview Sita here on YouTube.


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