Posts Tagged ‘Cesaria Evora’

playlist #115 (5/17/10)-at home in the world

May 17, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #115 – At home in the world – and vice-versa.
Catch the show on 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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Señor Coconut: Beat It / Fiesta Songs / Nacional Records 54212 – (CHILE)
Mo’ Horizons: Hit the Road Jack (Pé na éstrada) / Brazil Remixed / Groove Gravy 1102 – (BRAZIL)
Paname Dandies: Tout est Calme / Le Swing de L’Escargot / Volvox 703 – (FRANCE)
Lucrecia: Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps) / Álbum de Cuba / Warner Music Latina 521459 – (CUBA)
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Jim Stout (Queen City Hot Club): Swing Gitan / (demo) – (MADE IN VT)
Jose Conde y Ola Fresca: Pititi y Titi / Revolucion / Mr. Bongo 54 – (NY, USA)
Karima Skalli: Habbînâ (In Love We Are) / Wasla / Moucharabieh 321077 – (MOROCCO)
Lokua Kanza: On Veut du Soleil (One Wants the Sun) / Nikolo / World Village 479043 – (BRAZIL) *NEW – released 5/11/2010*
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Cairo Sound Clash: Chiftidelic / Cairo Sound Clash / http://www.cairosoundclash.com 2009 – (ST. LOUIS, MO., USA)
La Caravane Passe: Karmen / Velkom Plèchti / Me & My Music 2006 – (HOLLAND)
Célia Mara featuring Amparo: Matriaméricas / Santa Rebeldia / Globalista 8 – (BRAZIL)
Bobby Valentin: Bad Breath / Bad Breath / Fania 77330344 – (PUERTO RICO)
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Cesaria Evora: Sangue de Beirona / The Very Best of Cesaria Evora / Bluebird 63984 – (CAPE VERDE)
Rachid Taha: Ah Mon Amour / Diwan 2 / Barclay 9843375 – (ALGERIA)
Zafa: Tariki / Israel / Putumayo 268 – (ISRAEL)
Tinariwen: Nar Djenetbouba / The Radio Tisdas Sessions / Wrasse Records 130 – (MALI)
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Mdungu: Afro What!? / Afro What!? / Zimbraz  3035 – (HOLLAND)
Claudia: Salve, Rainha / Black Rio 2 / Strut 45 – (BRAZIL)
La Otrabanda: Intro-Indigenas / Pueblo Vivo / Sanjonero Records 2004 – (VENEZUELA / WISCONSIN, USA)
Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze: Badingwoo / Sira / Obliq Sound 106 – (MALI / GERMANY)
Solas: The Maid on the Shore / Celtic Tides / Putumayo 141 – (USA)
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Cacique ’97: Eu Quero Tudo / Cacique ’97 / Footmovin’ Records 20 – (PORTUGAL)
Ilhan Ersahin featuring Erik Truffaz: Bosphorous / Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz / Nublu Records 23 – (TURKEY)
Umalali: Fuleisei (Favors) / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (GUATEMALA)
Kristi Stassinopoulou: Strong Winds Blockade / The Secrets of the Rocks / Tinder Records 861142 – (GREECE)
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Guagua: Subterranean Subterfuge / Tres / http://www.guaguavt.com 2010 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*

playlist #105 (3/8/10)-international women’s day

March 8, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #105 – Int’l Women’s Day
Catch the show on 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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Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman / In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry / Rhino Word Beat 72408 – (USA)
Telmary Diaz: Que Equivoca’o / A Diario / DM Ahora Records 3 – (CUBA)    
Umalali
: Yündüya weyu (Sun has set) / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (NICARAGUA)
Alicia Villareal: Celosa / Soy Lo Prohobido / Universal 440 014 824 – (MEXICO)
Malinky: Thaney / 3 Ravens / CD Trax 233 – (SCOTLAND)
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Angelique Kidjo: Zelie / Oyo / (demo) N/A – (BENIN)
Nikki Giovanni: The Women Gather / The Way I Feel / Collectables 6507 – (USA)
Angelique Kidjo: ekoléya (here we go, another war) / Logozo / Mango 162 539 918 – (BENIN) *NEW – released on 2/9/10 *
Malouma
: Lemra / Nour / Marabi 46819 – (MAURITANIA)
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Razia: Ny Alantsika (nature’s lament) / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW – released on 2/23/10 *
Saffire (the Uppity Blues Women): You Can Have My Husband / Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection / Alligator Records 112 – (USA)
Renata Rosa: Là em São Paulo / Zunido da Mata / Outro Brasil 50741 – (BRAZIL)
Coralie Clément: Samba de Mon Coeur Qui Bat / Paris / Putumayo 249 – (FRANCE)
Rupa & the April Fishes: Une Americaine à Paris / extraordinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (USA)
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Miriam Jarquín & Blues Latino: Quizás, quizás, quizás (Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps) / No hay palabras (I don’t have words) / http://www.blueslatino.com 2005 – (COSTA RICA)
Maryem & Ernie Tollar: Issalam (Peace) / Cairo to Toronto / ROM 9 – (EGYPT / CANADA)
Betty Davis: Don’t Call Her No Tramp / They Say I’m Different / Lita 27 – (USA)
Oumou Sangare: Wele, Wele Wintou / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI)
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Lhasa: La Frontera / The Living Road / Nettwerk 30375 – (USA / MEXICO)
Niamh Parsons: The Water Is Wide / Blackbirds & Thrushes / Green Linnet 197 – (IRELAND)
Cesaria Evora: Angola / Miss Perfumado / Windham Hill 18103 – (CAPE VERDE)
Dobet Gnahoré: Inyembezi zam (My tears) / Na Afriki / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
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Oum Kalsoum: Techouf Omuri / L’essential Oum Kalsoum / EMI 537605 – (EGYPT)
Chiwoniso & Vibe Culture: Ziva Kwaunobva (Respect where you’ve come from) / Timeless / Metro Sounds 3 – (ZIMBABWE)
Joyce: Feminina / The Essential Joyce 1970-1996 / Mr. Bongo Records 9 – (BRAZIL)
Celia Cruz: Yo Vivré (I Will Survive) / Siempre Vivré / Sony Discos 498544 – (CUBA)

playlist #97 (1/4/2010)-island vacation getaway

January 11, 2010

Boracay Island, Philippines (photo by Banshee0101)

World of Music
Pgm #97 – When the mercury heads south so does the music. It’s the annual island music special today!
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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The Brothers Cazimero: Hawaiian Paradise / Hawaiian Paradise / Mountain Apple Company 2013 – (HAWAII)
Bobby & Angelo: E Iti Taurua / Islands / Putumayo 129 – (TAHITI)
Sara Tavares: Sumanai / Xinti / 4Q World Connection 1818 – (CAPE VERDE)
Andy Narell and Relator: Gavaskar / University of Calypso / Heads Up 3168 – (TRINIDAD)
Steel Pulse: Steppin’ Out / Earth Crisis / Elektra 60315 – (JAMAICA)
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Anastasia Moutsatsou: Pino Pino / Greece: A Musical Odyssey / Putumayo 225 – (GREECE)
Cesaria Evora: Cumpade Ciznone  / Miss Perfumado / Windham Hill 18103 – (CAPE VERDE)
Cachao: Mi Guajira (My Country Girl) / Master Sessions Volume I / Crescent Moon 64320 – (CUBA)
Calypso Rose: Rum & Coca-Cola / Calypso @ Dirty Jim’s / EMI 5634790 – (TRINIDAD)
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Ramito: Amanecer Borincano / Los Pares de Franca vol. 6 / Ansonia Records 1397 – (PUERTO RICO)
Puerto Plata (feat. Guitarist Edilio Paredes): Mujer de Cabaret / Mujer de Cabaret / iASO 2 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Marcia Griffiths: Sea of Love / Truly / Heartbeat 11661 – (JAMAICA)
Les Kings: Oriza / Tumbélé / Soundway 17 – (MARTINIQUE)
Pulpo: Intense!! / Pulpo’s Hot Bread / The Mambo Project 801 – (PUERTO RICO)
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Gurejele: Watolea / South Pacific Islands / Putumayo 231 – (NEW CALEDONIA)
Black Uhuru: Peace & Love / Now / Mesa 79021 – (JAMAICA)
Kaya: Sensé / The Rough Guide to Music of the Indian Ocean / Rough Guide 1086 – (MAURITIUS)
Black Rose: Raude / Why take a plane? / Oceania Records 1 – (FIJI)
Sunshiners: Modern Love / Sunshiners / BMG 21074 – (OCEANIA)
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The New Islanders: Caribbean Cruise / Music of the Caribbean / Intersound 8906 – (TRINIDAD)
Henri Debs: Guantanamera / Mega Zouk / Stemra 3005012 – (GUADELOUPE)
Maria de Barros: Funana Ca Tem Frontera / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE)
The Waves Band: Anba Langar / Only A Dream / Take ONE Tonstudio 31003 – (SEYCHELLES ISLANDS)
Bernard Uedre: Si Celé / Si Celé / Mangrove 1470 – (NEW CALEDONIA)
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Terese Bright: Hame Pila / A Gallery / Pumehana Records 4935 – (HAWAII)
Bob Marley: Jammin’ / Legend / Island 1290169 – (JAMAICA)
Julian Marley: Sunshine / A Time & Place / Tugg Gong International 54610 – (JAMAICA)
Sunshiners: Woman / Welkam Bak Long Vanuatu / Ter A Terre 21 – (OCEANIA)
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the ‘other’ barefoot diva

May 22, 2009
5/21/09-Maria de Barros

5/21/09-Maria de Barros (bad pic but a lovely lady!)

Maria de Barros is the god-daughter of Cape Verde’s legendary Cesaria Evora, whose comfortable presence and symbolically shoeless performance style has earned her the nickname, “the barefoot diva”.

In last night’s show, the shoes (Maria’s) came off before the first song had even hit the chorus. It took a little while for everyone in the typically polite and reserved (Vermont) audience to come around, but by the end of the evening the chairs were pushed aside and discarded shoes lined the floor at the bottom of the stage as Higher Ground’s Showcase Lounge erupted in a world-class dance party. 2009-May21-MariaDeBarros03

Maria de Barros and her band sang and danced a warm musical embrace in a performance that exuded “morabeza” – an adjective, she said, that describes the kind hospitality and characteristically generous spirit of people from her native Cape Verde.

No surprise, then, that Morabeza is also the title of her brand new recording.

The show itself blended tunes from the new release, along with some from de Barros’ two previous recordings. Every song was sung in Portuguese, but their individual styles were as diverse as the wide cultural and historical crossroads of the West African islands themselves.

In a little over two hours, the mood bounced naturally from lilting samba and reggae grooves to emotionally infused morna love songs, and – de Barros’ specialty – outright party music in Cape Verde’s native coladeira style. Her light voice, bright smile, and radiant stage presence were a good match for the feel of the music.

2009-May21-MariaDeBarros02I would like to have heard more from some of the individual band members. The acoustic guitarist had a little solo time in the light, as did the the percussionist. The ukulele-reminiscent cavaquinho is a curious instrument native to this kind of music, and it’s an unusual enough sight in this part of the world that it could have been featured and highlighted more than it was to give another dimension to the performance. Nice to hear (and see) it played, nonetheless.

Near the end of the concert I ran into a couple of friends who had also attended Mariza’s amazing show, back in March. Though Mariza and de Barros both sing in Portuguese, and de Barros’ style can be considered “fado informed”, it’s not truly fado music. So deeper comparisons can’t really be made between the two. My friend and I agreed; listening to these two is better thought of like appreciating the special, individual qualities of two different wines: if Mariza is port, then surely de Barros’ lighter, tropical-flavored style is Viñho Verde.

Is it a coincidence, this comparison of a ‘barefoot diva’ to wine, and wine’s inevitable associations with barefoot grape-stomping? Nah. Like spending an evening with an artist of Maria de Barros’ caliber, it’s purely intentional even if the results are happily unexpected.

Last night’s concert was the latest in the ongoing Cumbancha/Putumayo World Music series at Higher Ground, next one’s coming up on July 7th: Nigeria’s pioneering King Sunny Ade and His African Beats!

For further listening: I like Morabeza, but for the choice of tunes and the blend of instruments I probably still prefer her earlier Dança Ma Mi (“Dance With Me” – 2005, Narada Records). Try both, you sure can’t go wrong.

cape verde in burlington

May 21, 2009
Maria de Barros (Photo: Johnny Fernandes)

Maria de Barros (Photo: Johnny Fernandes)

The day’s finally arrived, after months of anticipation – Cape Verdean singer Maria de Barros is in town for a show tonight! She’s on tour now with the new recording “Morabeza”, which was partly recorded here in Vermont at the Charles Ellers Studios.

She’s the god-daughter of Cape Verdean legend Cesaria Evora, carrying forward in that Portuguese fado-inspired tradition and bringing her own upbeat style to the music as well.

Ready to dance? Me too. What a way to launch summertime!

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Doors at 7:30pm, the show starts at 8 in the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge. Click here for ticket/accessibility info.

playlist: #62 (3/2/2009)-AFRICA, pt. 2 ‘Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)’

March 2, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #62 – 3/2/09 – “exploring Africa”, pt. 2 – featuring the new “Open Remix” recording, a partnership between IntraHealth and Grammy-winning Senegalese singer/humanitarian Yousou N’Dour. Free downloads of hot remixes. Get the music, get the mission. Make a contribution to IntraHealth – and, better healthcare in Africa.
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Gaudi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: (Theme song) Bethe Bethe Kese Kese / Dub Qawwalli / six degrees 657036-1137 – (PAKISTAN/UK) 
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Chiwoniso: Kurima (“Planting”) / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE) 
Alpha Yaya Diallo: Fissiriwaly / Deep Roots/Future Grooves / Wicklow 1 – (GUINEA/VANCOUVER, B.C.) 
Tartit: Aï Hele Dumahele / Ichichilia / Network 36584 – (MALI)
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TODAY’S FEATURED RECORDING:
Youssou N’Dour featuring Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)-REMIX / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (SENEGAL) *NEW*
Gavin Hardkiss featuring Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)-REMIX / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (SENEGAL) *NEW*
Afrissippi featuring Youssou N’Dour, Neneh Cherry & Guelel Kumba: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)-REMIX / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (SENEGAL) *NEW*
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Angélique Kidjo: Malaïka / Logozo / Mango 162539918 – (BENIN) 
Vusi Mahasela: A Prayer For Our Time / The Voice / ATO Records 11 – (S. AFRICA) 
Les Amazones de Guinée: Reine Nyepou / Wamato / Sterns Music 1106 – (GUINEA) 
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TODAY’S FEATURED RECORDING:
Duncan Sheik featuring Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)-REMIX / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (SENEGAL) *NEW*
Q-Burns Abstract Message featuring Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)-REMIX / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (SENEGAL) *NEW*
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Lobi Trahore: Tiekoroba / Mali Blue / DixieFrog 8574 – (MALI) 
Miriam Makeba: Soweto Blues / Welela / Mercury 838208 – (S. AFRICA) 
Soweto Gospel Choir: Pride (In The Name of Love) / In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 / Shout Factory 10608 – (S. AFRICA) 
Orlando Julius: Selma to Soweto / Sound Affects-Africa / P&C Mr. Bongo Records 45 – (NIGERIA) 
Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars: Compliments for the Peace / Living Like a Refugee / Anti- 86837 – (SIERRA LEONE) 
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TODAY’S FEATURED RECORDING:
Beef Wellington: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)-“Fantabulous REMIX” / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (SENEGAL) *NEW*
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Baka Forest People: Call of the Forest / Rhythm Tree / March Hare Music 20 – (CAMEROON) 
Dobet Gnahoré: Intro Pygmé & Youné / ano neko / Contre Jour 14 – (IVORY COAST) 
Papa Wemba: Mi Amor / Best Of / Suave 6942139 – (CONGO) 
Malouma: Nebine / Nour / Marabi France 46819 – (MAURITANIA) 
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Tarika: Koba (Franglais Mix) / Rough Guide to Music of the Indian Ocean / Rough Guide 1086 – (MADAGASCAR) 
Cesaria Evora: Angola / The Very Best of Cesaria Evora / Bluebird 63984 – (CAPE VERDE) 
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TODAY’S FEATURED RECORDING:
Toubab Krewe & DJ Equal featuring Umar Bin Hassan, Youssou N’Dour & Nenah Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)-REMIX / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (SENEGAL) *NEW*
Nas featuring Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling)-REMIX / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ / (download) – (SENEGAL) *NEW*
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