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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 #89 (11/16/2009)-songs for ‘stick’ season

November 16, 2009

Hanksville, VT

World of Music
Pgm #89 – Songs for ‘stick’ season: Autumn’s ending, winter’s not quite here yet. A few uplifting tunes will go a long way to keep the spirits up while we wait for the snow.
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 /www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Nation Beat: Sobe A Poeira (Let Your Hair Down, Come Fall Into My Arms) / Legends of the Preacher – Modiba 7 – (NY CITY)
Orchestra Baobab: Cabral / Made in Dakar / Nonesuch 433788 – (SENEGAL)
Hermanas Ferrin: Pensamiento (Thoughts) / Mi Linda Guajira / La Raiz Sonora 8484172 – (CUBA)
MC Yogi featuring Krishna Das: Rock On Hanuman / Elephant Power / White Swan Records 83 – (INDIA)
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Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis: Ruileadh Cailleach, The Bird’s Nest, Harris Dance / Scotland the Real / Smithsonian Folkways 40511 – (SCOTLAND)
John McCutcheon: Waiting For Snow / Wintersongs / Rounder 8038 – (USA)
Rolf Lislevand & friends: Piva (by Joan Ambrosio Dalza) / Diminutio / ECM 2088 – (NORWAY) *NEW*
Marta Topferova: Mar Y Cielo (Sea and Sky) / Trova / World Village 468090 – (CZECH REPUBLIC / USA) *NEW*
Cedric Watson: J’ai Été Tout Auteur du Pays / Cedric Watson / Valcour Records 4 – (TEXAS)
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The Lost Fingers: You (Shook Me All Night Long) & Pump Up The Jam / Lost In The ’80s / Sony 88697556082 – (QUÉBEC) *NEW*
Easy Star All-Stars: Money / Dub Side Of The Moon / Easy Star Records 21606 – (JAMAICA)
Los Mocosos: Spill The Wine / Shades Of Brown / Six Degrees 657036 – (SAN FRANCISCO)
The Denver Dub Collective: I Would Die 4 U / Purple Dub / http://www.DenverDubCollective.com 1 – (DENVER) *NEW*
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Gordon Sanchez: L’Aléas de L’Hiver (The Uncertainties of Winter) / Acoustic France / Putumayo 281 – (FRANCE)
Tiris: El Leil, El Leil (The Night, The Night) / Sandtracks / Sandblast 1 – (WESTERN SAHARA)
Marta Gómez: Negrito / Entre Cada Palabra /Chesky 301 – (COLOMBIA) *NEW*
Bebo y Cigala: La Bien Pagá (Good Wages) / Lágrimas Negras (Black Tears) / Calle54 653086 – (CUBA / SPAIN)
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Andy Narell & Relator: Pan on Sesame Street / University of Calypso / Heads Up 3168 – (TRINIDAD) *NEW* – 40th anniversary of PBS’ “Sesame Street” last week
Aurelio Martinez: Yau (“Uncle” – traditional Garifuna) / Garifuna Soul / Stonetree 26 – (BELIZE)
Alicia Villareal: Soy Lo Prohibido / Soy Lo Prohibido / Universal 440 414 824 – (MEXICO)
Khaled: Melha / Kenza / Ark 21 Records 186 850 012 – (ALGERIA)
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Black Sea Hotel: Dimianinka / Black Sea Hotel / http://www.BlackSeaHotelUSA.com 2008 – (BULGARIA / USA)
Abou Chihabi: Lewo! Lewo! (Today! Today!) / Folkomor Ocean / Playasound 65188 – (LA RÉUNION)
B*Side Players: Radio Afro Mexica / Radio Afro Mexica / Global Noize 127 – (SAN DIEGO) *NEW*
DJ Bitman: My Computer Is Funk / Latin Bitman / Nacional Records 20002 – (CHILE)
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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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