Posts Tagged ‘Chabuca Granda’

playlist #168 (8/8/11)-vox femina

August 8, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #168 – women’s voices from around the globe
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – 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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Nazan Öncel: Atiyosun (Making It All Up) / Turkish Groove / Putumayo 248 – (TURKEY)
Iness Mêzel: Awah / Deux Voix Berbères des Sons du Monde / Silex 225066 – (ALGERIA)
Rokia Traoré: Koronoko / Tchamantché / Universal Music France 530785 – (MALI)
Chabuca Granda: La Flor de la Canela / Lo Mejor de la Música Criolla / Phantom Records 2005 – (PERU)
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Kristi Stassinopoulou: Summer Moon / The Secrets of the Rocks / Tinder Records 861142 – (GREECE)
Lucrecia: Qué Bueno Baila Usted / Álbum de Cuba / Warner Music Latina 521459 – (CUBA)
Karima Skalli: Arrûhu bi hubbikum tatûh (My soul rejoices in your love) / Wasla / Moucharabieh 321077 – (MOROCCO)
Mariza: Feira de Castro / Fado Curvo / Times Square Music 9033 – (PORTUGAL)
Fernanda Porto: De Graça / Giramundo / Trama 978 – (BRAZIL)
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Nisos: Anatoli / Nisos / http://www.myspace.com/nisos 2011 – (CZECH REPUBLIC) *NEW*
Umalali: Yündüyu Weya (The Sun Has Set) / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (GUATEMALA)
Lila Downs: Ojo de Culebra / Shake Away / EMI 946392437 – (MEXICO / USA)
Oumou Sangaré: SounSoumba / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI)
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Claudia Acuña: Vuelvo al Sur / en este momento / Marsalis Music 74946 p (CHILE)
Constance Amiot: Décrocher La Lune / Fairytale / Tôt ou Tard 2007 – (FRANCE)
Angélique Kidjo: Congoleo / Oyaya! / Columbia Records 89053 – (BENIN)
Malouma: Lemra / Nour / Marabi 46819 – (MAURITANIA)
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Gaida: Indulgence / Levantine Indulgence / Palmyra Recordings 2009 – (SYRIA)
Miriam Jarquín & Blues Latino: Piel canela / No Hay Palabras / http://www.blueslatino.com 2005 – (COSTA RICA)
Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha 17 – (BRAZIL)
Les Amazones de Guinée: Deni Wana / Wamato / Sterns 1106 – (GUINEA)
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Telmary Diaz (featuring Kumar): Ves / A Diario / DM Ahora Records 2007 – (CUBA)
Marcia Griffiths: Shimmering Star / Truly / Heartbeat 11661 – (JAMAICA)
Dobet Gnahoré: Têlo dé / Na Afriki / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
Miriam Makeba: Africa / Welela / Mercury 838208 – (SOUTH AFRICA)

playlist #142 (1/3/11)-looking forward to 2011

January 3, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #142 – Starting the new year with good tunes, good cheer, and optimism!
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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Los Lobos: When You Wish Upon a Star / Los Lobos Goes Disney / Disney Sound 174502 – (USA)
Jimmy Cliff: I Can See Clearly Now / Jimmy Cliff Ultimate Collection / Hip-O Records 314546727 – (JAMAICA)
Savina Yannatou: Radile Primavera en Salonico / ECM 2057 – (GREECE)
Belgistan: Tot / La Fanfare du Belgistan / http://www.belgistan.be 1003 – (BELGIUM)
Niyaz: Molk-E-Divan / Nine Heavens / six degrees 657036 1150 – (IRAN)
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Andy Palacio: Nabi / Keimoun / Intuition Oversees 3171 – (BELIZE)
Busi Mhlongo: Nguye Lo (He’s the one) / Urbanzulu / M.E.L.T. 2000 211B – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Vusi Mahlasela (featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo): Heaven in my Heart / Guiding Star / ATO Records 86088-21560 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Chabuca Granda: Fina Estampa / Lo Mejor de Chabuca Granda / CD-DIS 26040 – (PERU)
Lucky Dube: Rasta Man’s Prayer / Trinity / Tabu 314530479 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
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Harry Manx: Afghani Raga / Mantras for Madmen / Dog My Cat Records 13982 –  (CANADA)
Fernanda Porto: Giramundo / Fernanda Porto / Trama 978 – (BRAZIL)
Lazaro Ros: Cantos Iyesá / Songs for Eleguá / Ashé 2001 – (CUBA)
Soul Rebels: Shut Up Po’ / More Jams from No More Parades / Tuff America 8502 – (N’AWLINS)
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Kandia Kouaté: Sambayaya / Kita Kan / Stern’s Africa 1088 – (MALI)
Alex Cuba: Solo Tu / Alex Cuba / Caracol Records 8759180050 – (CUBA/CANADA)
Joyce: Aldeia de Ogum / The Essential Joyce 1970-1996 / Mr. Bongo Records 9 – (BRAZIL)
Roswell Rudd & the Mongolian Buryat Band: Honey on the Moon / Blue Mongol / Soundscape 1147 – (USA/MONGOLIA)
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Bombón: Se Escaparon (They escaped) / ¡Mo Vida! / Putumayo 166 – (HONDURAS)
Indian Ocean: Maa Reva / Kandisa Times Music 1 – (INDIA)
Pistolera: Nuevos Ojos / En Este Camino / http://www.pistolera.net 2008 – (NEW YORK, USA)
Paname Dandies: Je sais parler aux femmes (I know how to talk to the ladies!) / Le Swing de L’escargot / Volvox Music 703 – (FRANCE)
Telmary Diaz: Que equivoca’o / A Diario / DM Ahora Records 2007 – (CUBA)
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Mestre Ambrósio: Cacimba Nova / Baiao de Viramundo-Tributo a Luiz Gonzaga / yb music 4 – (BRAZIL)
Gaudi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Ena Akhiyan / Noo Dub Qawwali / six degrees 657036 1137 – (UK/PAKISTAN)

playlist #103 (2/22/2010)-black history month

February 22, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #103 – Black History month with the sounds of Africa, change, and revolution
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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Chuck Bernstein: Kindred Spirits / Delta Berimbau Blues / CMB Records 102844 – (USA)
Nikki Giovanni: A Greater Love of God and Country / In Philadelphia / Collectables 6508 – (USA)
Mahalia Jackson: I’m Going to Wait Until My Change Comes / Amazing Grace / MCA 20489 – (USA)
Keb Mo’: America The Beautiful / Yes We Can / Hidden Beach Recordings 70 – (USA)
Guelel Kumba featuring John Sinclair: Njulli (Fulani Journey) / Afrissippi: Fulani Journey / Knock Down South 11 – (SENEGAL / USA)
Gil Scott-Heron: Me & The Devil / I’m New Here / XL Recordings 471 – (USA) *NEW*
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Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective: Amuñegü (In Times to Come) / Wátina / Cumbancha 3 – (BELIZE)
Chabuca Granda: Callecita Encendida / Lo Mejor de Chabuca Granda / CD-DIS 26040 – (PERU)
Chiwoniso: Rebel Woman / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE)
Gil Scott-Heron: New York is Killing Me / I’m New Here / XL Recordings 471 – (USA) *NEW*
Les Amazones de Guinée: Demembalou / Wamato / Sterns Music 1106 – (GUINEA)
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Perú Negro: Taita Guaranguito / Jolgorio / Times Square Records 9035 – (PERU)
Black Uhuru: Freedom Fighter / Now / Mesa Bluemoon Recordings 79021 – (JAMAICA)
Nina Simone: Revolution (Parts 1 & 2) / Forever Young, Gifted and Black / RCA 74413 – (USA)
Nas: America / Nas / Def Jam 115050 – (USA)
Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) / What’s Going On / Motown 3746353392 – (USA)
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Mahotella Queens: Masibambaneni / Mahotella Queens / Label Bleu 2571 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Madagascar Slim: Take Me Home / Good Life Good Living / MS 901 – (MADAGASCAR)
Novalima: Chinchiví / Afro / Mr. Bongo Classic Recording 41 – (PERU)
Sly & The Family Stone: Poet / There’s A Riot Goin’ On / Epic Legacy 82876759112 – (USA)
Ram: Marassa Elu / The Rough Guide to the Music of Haiti / Rough Guide 1067 – (HAITI)
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Rokia Traoré: Sara / Bowmboï / Nonesuch 79852 – (MALI) *Coming to the Flynn Main Stage on 4/18*
Ali Farka Toure: Okatagouna / Ali Farka Toure / SonoDisc 8448 – (MALI)
Langston Hughes: The Weary Blues / The Voice of Langston Hughes / Smithsonian Folkways 47001 – (USA)
Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars: Tamagbondorsu (The Rich Mock the Poor) / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) *NEW – coming out on March 23rd *
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Marva Wright: Change is Gonna Come / After the Levees Broke / AIM 5015 – (N’AWLINS)
Omara Portuondo featuring Jorge Drexler: Gracias / Gracias / World Village 479021 – (CUBA)

playlist #86 (10/26/2009)-poetry and all that global jazz

October 27, 2009
2009-Oct26-RichmondFog
World of Music
Pgm #86 – Poetry, politics and a lot of new music
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 Chalga Band: Ratka Pirata / Ratka Pirata / Arpa 24 – (ITALY / BALKANS)
Jon Balke & Amina Alaoui: Ya Safwati / Siwan / ECM 2042 – (NORWAY / MOROCCO) *NEW*
Tinariwen: Imazeghen N Adagh (Toureg of the Adagh) / Imidiwan: Companions / World Village 468096 – (MALI) *NEW*
Martina Camargo: Me Robaste El Sueño (trad. Tambora style) / Canto, Palo Y Cuero / Chaco World Music 2009 – (COLOMBIA) *NEW*
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Debashish Bhattcharya: Milaap / O Shakuntala! / Riverboat Records 1053 – (INDIA) *NEW*
Vincent Nsengiyumva: Intaramanaguhiga (Be A Hero) / Humura (Don’t Worry) Africa – (self-produced) 2007 – (RWANDA)
Chabuca Granda: Bello Durmiente / Lo Mejor de Chabuca Granda / Repertorio Sono Radio 26040 – (PERU)
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Café Accordion Orchestra: Swing 42 / Le Disque Français DN    44 – (MINNEAPOLIS)
Grace Albert-Gardner & friends: La Soeur (Sister) / PoJazz – Last Days: Live at the Black Door / PoJazz 1 – (MADE IN VERMONT) *NEW – CDs can be purchased online for $10 at:
http://www.digistation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000036245  *
Jake Shimabukuro: While My Guitar Gently Weeps / Live / Hitchike Records 1109 – (HAWAII) *NEW*
Easy Star All-Stars featuring Bunny Rugs & U Roy: Lovely Rita / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band / Easy Star Records 21622 – (JAMAICA)    *NEW*
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B-Side Players: Alegria / Fire In The Youth / Concord Picante 2256 – (LOS ANGELES)
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson: The Liberation Song (Red, Black, Green) / The First Minute Of A New Day / TV    4350 – (USA)
Alpha Yaya Diallo: Politik / Djama / Jericho Beach Music 501 – (GUINEA / CANADA)
Manu Chao: Politik Kills / La Radiolina / Nacional Records 68496 – (SPAIN / FRANCE)
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Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi: Majnooni-Bedaah-e bar Asaas-e Nagmeh Panj Zarbi & Maqam-e Alwand-avaz / In The Mirror Of The Sky / World Village 468030 – (IRAN)
Razia Said: Ny Alantsika (Nature’s Lament: the trees and animals are crying out to be heard, it’s time to listen) / Zebu Nation / http://www.raziasaid.com 1 – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW – to be released on the Vermont-based Cumbancha Discovery label in February *
The Denver Dub Collective: When Doves Cry / Purple Dub / http://www.emusic.com/album/Denver-Dub-Collective-Purple-Dub-MP3-Download/11585948.html 1 – (DENVER, CO) *NEW*
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Fernanda Porta: Giramundo / Giramundo / Trama 978 – (BRAZIL)
Bambara Trans: Khalouna / Khalouna / http://www.bambaratrans.com 1 – (MOROCCO / FRANCE / QUÉBEC / NOVA SCOTIA)
Dr. John: Now That You Got Me / Creole Moon / Blue Note Records 34591 – (N’AWLINS)
Sonia Bazanta Vides (aka: “Totó La Mompasina”): Fiesta Vieja / La Bodega    Astar Records 1 – (COLOMBIA)
Gipsy Kings: Si Tu Me Quieres / Pasajero / Nonesuch 79959 – (SPAIN)
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the black pacific

October 18, 2009
(photo courtesy of Times Square Records)

Perú Negro (photo courtesy of Times Square Records)

Afro-Peruvian, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Caribbean, Pan-African…there don’t seem to be any limit to the ways that Africa has become hyphenated over the last few centuries of cultural blending and development.

UVM music professor Alex Stewart went a long way to sort it all out in last night’s pre-concert talk at Burlington’s Amy Tarrant Gallery.

The evening’s concert featured Afro-Peruvian singer/goddess Eva Ayllón, and with a night of traditional valses, festejo, and landó ahead a bit of explanation greatly helped in understanding how all these related but distinct musical styles came together.

A few illuminating stats opened the discussion, like the fact that half of Lima’s population was black in the year 1593. By the year 1940 only 0.47% of the population was black, as intermarriage had become common.

It wasn’t really until the mid-1950s with increased international civil rights awareness that Black Pacific* culture was revitalized and recognized for its uniqueness, thanks largely to the efforts of Jose Duran’s Pancho Fierro Dance Company, and brother/sister musicians Nicomedes and Victoria Santa Cruz. The old dances, the traditions and musical language were revisited through the recollections of the elders, and restored with a new infusion of sounds and rhythms.

I didn’t get to the concert itself, but Stewart’s compelling pre-show discussion sent me on a late-night dig through my archive to hear some of the sounds he had mentioned. From my own collection, a few recommendations: Coba Coba, a new recording from the contemporary Afro-funk band Novalima; Lima’s own roots folk band Perú Negro; singer/guitarist Chabuca Grande; singer Susana Baca; and Eva Ayllón (who is both a force of nature AND pop culture).

For further reading: Paul Gilroy’s 1993 book, The Black Atlantic & this article about Peruvian folk styles.

* (Stewart generally identifies the “black Pacific” culture with Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and the Guerrero and Oaxaca regions of Mexico)


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