Posts Tagged ‘Colombia’

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
—-
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
—-
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)
—-
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)
—-
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)
—-
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)
—-
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)
—-
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 #96 (1/4/2010)-grooving into 2010

January 6, 2010

(Appalachian Gap, VT - 1/5/2010)

World of Music
Pgm #96 – Comin’ in from the cold with great grooves to get the new year started
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
—-
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
—-
Featured set with some of the best recordings of 2009:
The Very Best: Angonde / The Warm Heart of Africa / Green Owl Records 8.99864 –  (MALAWI / ENGLAND)
Debashish Bhattcharya: Milaap / O Shakuntala! / Riverboat Records 1053 – (INDIA)
Oumou Sangare: Kounadya / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI)
Allen Toussaint: St. James Infirmary / The Bright Mississippi    Nonesuch    480380    (N’AWLINS)
Mamane Barka: Wo Kuru / Introducing Mamane Barka / World Music Network 114 – (NIGER REPUBLIC)
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Kaise Main Kahoon (How Do I Say It?) / Yatra – Nomadic Souls / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA)
—-
Dr. No’s Oxperiment: Oxcity Sickness / Oh No / Stones Throw 2165 – (USA)
Mexican Institute of Sound: A Girl Like You / Mexican Institute of Sound / Nacional Records 68487 – (MEXICO)
The Exciters: Exciters Theme / Panama! / Soundway Records  7 – (PANAMA)
—-
Kayhan Kahlor: Beloved, Do Not Let Me Be Discouraged / The Silent City / ( download ) – (IRAN)
Emilie-Claire Barlow: Ç’est Si Bon / The Very Thought of You / Empress Music Group 443 – (QUÉBEC)
—-
Banda La Republica: Todo Bien (All is Well) / Neo Tropico / MTM 15001 – (COLOMBIA)
Ruben Blades: El Telefonito / The Best / Sony 80718 – (PANAMA)
Clara Moreno: Se Acaso Você Chegasse & Meu Samba Torto / Meu Samba Torto / Farout Recordings 4460 – (BRAZIL)
Cheb Mami: Parisien du Nord / Meli Meli / Mondo Melodia 186 850 007 – (ALGERIA)
—-
Angelique Kidjo: You Can Count On Me / Oyo / (demo) N/A – (BENIN) *NEW – to be released on 2/9/2010*
Bob Marley: Coming in from the Cold / Songs of Freedom / Tuff Gong 6740 – (JAMAICA)
Le Trio Joubran: Sama-Sounounou / Majâz / Randana 2 – (PALESTINE)
Burhan Öçal & The Trakya All Stars featuring Smadj-Opaz: Beste se vöz / Istanbul Twilight / DoubleMoon 43 – (TURKEY)
—-
Balkan Beat Box: Pachima / Nu*Med / Jdub Music 106 – (USA / ISRAEL / EUROPEAN UNION)
Kristi Stassinopoulou: Patithraki / The Secrets of the Rocks / Tinder Records 861142 – (GREECE)
Honny and the Bees Band: Psychedelic Woman (Bonobo Mix) / Sound Affects Africa / P&C Mr. Bongo Records 45 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
—-
Preview of a couple of the new recordings to look forward to in 2010:
Frigg: Kisapolska / Arctic Paradise / Arctic CD 2010 – (FINLAND) – *NEW – to be released in 2010 *
Razia Said: Yoyoyo / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery  / (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW – to be released on 2/23/2010*
Goran Bregovic: Pampur Galbeno / Goran Bregovic’s Karmen with a Happy Ending / Mercury 984 848 – (SERBIA)
—-

playlist #95 (12/28/2009)-international new year dance party

December 30, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #95 – International dance party to ring in 2010, happy New Year!
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
—-
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ – (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
—-
Pelay: Happy New Year / Christmas Lucian Style / VCD 339 – (WEST INDIES)
Cecilia Noël: El Cumbanchero / A Gozár / Compass Records 4501 – (PERU) *New – 2009 release*       
Palmeras Kanibales
: La Culebra / La Liga / Mamut Records 2009 – (VENEZUELA) *New – 2009 release*
Dukes of Dixieland: Holiday Time in New Orleans / New Orleans Christmas / Putumayo 256 – (N’AWLINS)
—-
Oumou Sangare: Soun Soumba / Seya / Nonesuch / 519650 (MALI) – *New – 2009 release*
The Lost Fingers: Pump Up the Jam / Lost in the ’80s / Sony 88697556082 – (QUÉBEC) *New – 2009 release*
Novalima: Tumbala / Coba Coba Remixed / Cumbancha 11 – (PERU) *New – 2009 release*
Puerto Candelaria: Muerta / Puerta Candelaria / Merlín Studios 2009 (COLOMBIA) *New – 2009 release*
—-
Kiran Ahluwlia: Vo Kuch (Passion) / India / Putumayo 288 – (INDIA) *New – 2009 release*
Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo: Beyou Motema / Immortal Franco: Africa’s Unrivalled Guitar Legend / Riverboat 1050 – (CONGO) *New – 2009 release*
Rupa & The April Fishes: Culpa de la Luna (Blame it on the Moon) / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO) *New – 2009 release*
Willie Colón: Héctor Lavoe Medley / El Malo II: Prisoneros del Mambo / Lone Wolf 804 (PUERTO RICO) – *New – 2009 release*
—-
Color de Rumba: Lando por Bagdad / Cassava / Cassava Latin Rhythms 9 – (TORONTO) *New – 2009 release*
K’Naan: People Like Me / Troubadour / A&M Octone 12478 – (SOMALIA) *New – 2009 release*
Tinariwen: Imidiwan / Afrik Temdam / Imidiwan (Companions) / World Village 468096 – (MALI) *New – 2009 release*
Martina Camargo: Me Robaste El Sueño / Canto, Palo y Cuero / Chico World Music 2009 (COLOMBIA) *New – 2009 release*
—-
Amsterdam Klezmer Band: Vesna / Re-Tour Mexico 2009 Anthology / Muziek Centrum Nederland 2009 – (NETHERLANDS) *New – 2009 release*
Minino Garay: Que Lo Pario! / Que Lo Pario! / Naïve 145176 – (ARGENTINA) *New – 2009 release*
Akim El Sikameya: Chouia L’Mon Coeur / Introducing Akim El Sikameya / World Music Network 113 – (ALGERIA / FRANCE) *New – 2009 release*
11 Acorn Lane: Le Sexe au Téléphone (Redial remix) / Painting Coconuts / http://www.11acornlane.com  2009 – (FRANCE) *New – 2009 release*
Elisete: Le de Longe (From far away) / Minhas Cores / http://www.elisete.com 2009 – (ISRAEL / BRAZIL) *New – 2009 release*
—-
Johnny Cunningham & Friends: Auld Lang Syne / The Spirit of Christmas / North Star Music 118 – (SCOTLAND)
Ivan Lins: Novo Tempo – Fim de Ano / Um Novo Tempo / Abril Music 1107019 – (BRAZIL)
Lightning Hopkins: Happy New Year / Blue Yule / Rhino 70568 – (USA)
Michael Doucet: Auld Lang Syne / It’s Snowing All Over the World / Rock River Records 105 – (N’AWLINS)
—-

playlist #94 (12/21/2009)-mo’ holidays & 2009 year-end review

December 21, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #94 – Holiday sounds & 2009 year-end review (pt. III)
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
—-
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
—-
El Pacto: La Caravana / La Liga (Latin artist music sampler) / Mamut Produciones 2009 – (VENEZUELA) *2009 RELEASE*
Marta Gómez: Como Un Secreto / Entre Cada Palabra / Chesky 301 – (COLOMBIA) *2009 RELEASE*
Ismael Rivera: Navidad de Nuevo / Feliz Navidad / Fania 773130180 – (PUERTO RICO)
Pelay: Carnival or Christmas / Christmas Lucian Style / VCD 339 – (ST. LUCIAN, WEST INDIES)
—-
11 Acorn Lane: Le Sexe Au Téléphone / Painting Coconuts / http://www.11acornlane.com 2009 – (FRANCE) *2009 RELEASE*
Emily Loizeau: The Princess and The Toad / Pays Sauvage / Opendisc 531407 – (FRANCE) *2009 RELEASE*
Les Triaboliques: Black Earth Boys / rivermudtwilight / World Village 468088 –  (UK/WORLD FUSION) *2009 RELEASE*
A.R. Rahman & Chinmayee: Tere Bina / India / Putumayo 288 – (INDIA) *2009 RELEASE*
—-
Woody Phillips: Ding Dong Merrily on High / A Toolbox Christmas / Gourd Music 124 – (USA)
Oliver Lake Steel Quartet: Santa Baby / Have Yourself A Merry… / Passin’ Thru Records 41216 – (USA)
Houseman (from Galactic): Pimp My Sleigh / Christmas Gumbo / Flambeau Records 3344 – (N’AWLINS)
Sinsemilia: Le Retour des Cowboys / En Quête de Sens / http://www.sinsemilia.com 2009 – (FRANCE) *2009 RELEASE*
Agnese Manganaro: Ferma e Piccola / Mille Petali / Irma Records 846 – (ITALY) *2009 RELEASE*
—-
Looking ahead to 2010 – three new releases coming out soon in the new year:
Ulla Pirttijärvi: Leammi / Arctic Paradise / Arctic 2010 – (FINLAND) *2010 PREVIEW*
Angelique Kidjo: Kelele / Oyo / (demo) N/A – (BENIN) *2010 PREVIEW*
Razia Said: Omama (sung in the native language of Betsimisaraka) / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *2010 PREVIEW*
—-
Ingrid Lucia: Zat You, Santa Claus? / New Orleans Christmas / Putumayo 256 – (N’AWLINS)
Sarah Taylor & Bill Mumy: I’ve Got Some Presents for Santa / I’ve Got Some Presents for Santa / Rhino 74447 –  (USA)
HK Crew featuring K11NA: Tatangi (Jingle Bells) / Meri Kirihimete / Jayrem Records 389 – (NEW ZEALAND)
Cyril Pahinui: Mele Kalikimaka / Kihō’alu Christmas / Dancing Cat Records 38037 – (HAWAII)
Solly Burton: Greensleeves / Oasis Acoustic Radio Sampler / Oasis Volume VIII #6 – (USA)
—-
Enzo Avitabile: Amaro Nunn’êss”a Essere Màje / Enzo Avitabile in Napoletana / Folk Club Ethnosuoni 5378 – (ITALY) *2009 RELEASE*
Maria do Barros: Funana Ca Tem Frontera / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE) *2009 RELEASE*
MC Yogi featuring Krishna Das: Rock On Hanuman / Elephant Power / White Swan Records 83 – (INDIA) *2009 RELEASE*
Los Straitjackets: Let It Snow / Tis The Season For Los Straitjackets / YepRoc 2041 – (NASHVILLE)
—-
Daby Touré & Skip McDonald: Riddem / Call My Name / Real World Records 37005 – (MAURITANIA / USA) *2009 RELEASE*
Maria Bethânia: Feita Na Bahia / Encanteria / Quitauda 18 – (BRAZIL)  *2009 RELEASE*
Ivan Lins:  Boas Festas / Um Novo Tempo / Abril Music 1107019 – (BRAZIL)
Gary Walker & The Boogie Kings: Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag / Louisiana Christmas / Jin 9039 –  (N’AWLINS)
Gipsy Kings: Navidad / World Christmas / Metro Blue 36928 – (SPAIN)
—-

playlist #91 (11/30/09)-international jambalaya

November 30, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #91 – No particular theme this week, it’s an international free-for-all. Kind of like a UN meting, but a lot more fun!
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
—-
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
—-
Oumou Sangare: Wele, Wele, Wintou / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI) *NEW*
Chopteeth: Weigh Your Blessings / Afrofunk Big Band / Grigri Discs 1001 – (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  *NEW*
La Bouttine Souriante: Le Lac à Beauce / Anthologie II / Mille-Pattes 2044 – (QUÉBEC)
The Gipsy Kings: Pajarito / Tierra Gitana / Nonesuch 79399 – (SPAIN)
Niyaz: Beni Beni / Nine Heavens / Six Degrees 657036 – (IRAN)
—-
Ernest Ranglin: Black Disciples / Below the Bassline / Island 314 524 299 – (JAMAICA)
Willie Colón: Skinny Papa / El Malo / Fania 773 130 029 – (PUERTO RICO)
Lila Downs: La Cumbia del Mole (en espagñol) / La Cantina / EMI 34248 – (MEXICO)
—-
Lila Downs: La Cumbia del Mole (en inglés) / La Cantina / EMI 34248 – (MEXICO)
—-
Rick Trolsen: Exactly Like You / Sunrise on Bourbon Street / Lort Records 403 – (N’AWLINS)
Jambalaya Cajun Band: Les Flammes d’en Fer (The Flames of Hell) / Cajun / Putumayo 184 – (N’AWLINS)
Victor Démé: Deni Mouke Ila / Victor Démé / Chapa Blues 2008 – (BURKINA FASO)
Yasmin Levy: Una Noche Mas (One More Night) / Mano Suave / 4Q 1817 – (JERUSALEM)
Martin Lubenov Orkestar: Sar o Me Mangav Tut (How Much I Want You) / Dui Droma (Two Roads) / Connecting Cultures 50018 – (BULGARIA)
—-
The Bop Pills: The (Rockin’) Flu / Gun Crazy / Hayride 1003 – (USA)
Lariba: Lo Unico Que Yo Quiero (The One That I Want) / Como Lo Ves / Ventilador Music 66 – (SWITZERLAND) *NEW*
María Mulata: A Dónde Van? / Los Vestidos de la Cumbìa / Alé Kumá ? – (COLOMBIA)
Sertab Erener & Demir Demirkan: Shenaz On Shiraz / Painted on Water / MTM 23 – (TURKEY)
—-
Danielle Martineau: Novembre Sur La Grave / Les Secrets du Vent / Dama 401 – (QUÉBEC)
Maria Bethânia: Fonte / Tua (You) / Biscoito Fino 914 – (BRAZIL) *NEW*
Shweta Jhaveri: To A Beloved / Gardens Of Eden / Putumayo 186 – (INDIA)
Wadih Mrad: Da’ El Hawa / Wadda’ Ni El Habib / Take 5 Music 4103 309 172 – (LEBANON)
—-
Zeca Bailero: Heavy Metal do Senhor / Por Onde Andara Stephen Fry? / MZA Music 222 – (BRAZIL)
Ingrid Lucia & The Flying Neutrinos: Mr. Zoot Suit & Violent Love / The Hotel Child / Ao! Records 60246 – (N’AWLINS)
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies: Zoot Suit Riot / Zoot Suit Riot / Mojo 53081 – (USA)
la-33: My Favorite Things / Gozalo: Salsa con Sabor / http://www.la-33.com 2007 – (COLOMBIA)
—-

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
—-
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
—-
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*
—-
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)
—-
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*
—-
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)
—-
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*
—-
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)
—-

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.

marta gomez – what a songwriter

September 28, 2009
Marta Gomez and World Music Latina

Marta Gomez and World Music Latina

She sings, yes, beautifully. She also plays guitar, and the band is great.

But Marta Gómez impressed me most of all last Friday night with her songwriting. From songs about her own family and the women who have influenced her to traditional Colombian melodies and rhythms and contemporary jams, Gómez and her band World Music Latina filled the UVM recital hall with a colorful serenade of stories for close to two hours.

Many of the songs came from the new release Musiquita, like the soulful Rio and Manos de Mujeres, and the upbeat Carnavaliando. Other songs went back further, a warm breeze blowing in from Gómez’s combined past of schooling at Berklee and younger life in Bogotá.

Really nice.          


marta gomez, coming soon

September 17, 2009
(photo courtesy of the UVM Lane Series)

(photo courtesy of the UVM Lane Series)

Quick note here about a show you’ll want to add to your calendar: Colombia’s Marta Gómez is coming to Burlington for a single show with the UVM Lane Series – Friday evening the 25th at 7:30.

You might have heard her recently as a featured guest on Idan Raichel’s new recording, Within My Walls, and she’s touring now with new songs she’s written for her latest release, Musiquita.

Born in Bogotá and educated at Berklee, her voice is sweet and the music – warmly polished and frequently shaped with a jazz dialect – still remains firmly rooted in the folk traditions and everyday experiences of the people in her native Colombia.

I can’t wait.

—-

More stories:

Marta interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition

Idan Raichel Project at NPR Music

retro

August 28, 2009
'Colombia!' from Soundway

'Colombia!' from Soundway

A couple of years ago in late December, I was reading through one of those “best of” year-end lists, this one highlighting some of the best world music recordings that had come out in 2007.

One recording in particular caught my eye, with its retro-feel bright blue and yellow angular cover art — “COLOMBIA!”, it exclaimed.

Within a week or so it was in my hands, and I featured Colombia! that year on World of Music ‘s annual New Year’s eve show. (Could have had it sooner, downloads, yeah yeah yeah. I do know this. But I like actually touching and holding my tunes, and lingering over the liners. So there it is once and for all.) Great stuff, anyway, with enough groovy surf guitar cumbias and chicha to keep us dancing well into the new year.

'Tumbele', available this October

'Tumbele', available this October

That recording was also my introduction to Soundway, a recently formed recording label devoted to “unveiling forgotten chapters from some of the world’s richest musical cultures”. They live up to every bit of that mission statement. Nigerian funk, disco, and soul from the dance floors of ’60s and ’70s Lagos? Got it. Ghana, Panama, and Benin…they’ve all been the focus of Soundway recordings, which generally pick a stated timeframe (of the past) from which to draw the collection.

I’m mentioning all of this today because yesterday I got a preview of the next Soundway release, and it just might be my favorite one so far. Tumbélé! moves away from Africa (but only geographically – musically, this is still very much African music)  to showcase “Biguine, afro & latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74”.

It’s exciting, it’s unusual, and the selections are solid, track for track. The production is also clean. (ie: this is no hack job ‘best of’ survey with song fragments and poorly edited fadeouts.)

And how else would you ever have a chance to relive the ’60s, via music from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique? So many different influences are at play in this music: West Africa, Haiti, Latin rhythms and percussion from neighboring Cuba and Puerto Rico…the recording’s title – tumbélé – we learn, is the name of a dialect from Cameroon. It comes about as close as anything could in describing the unifying rhythmic undercurrent that connects every moment on this diverse and vibrant recording.

I’ll be featuring this one soon on World of Music – ’til then, don’t stop dancing.


%d bloggers like this: