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playlist #127 (9/20/10)-more new tunes

September 20, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #127 – More new tunes from Jamaica, Germany, Curaçao…
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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Sara Tavares featuring Ana Moura: De Nua / Balancé / Times Square Records 9054 – (CAPE VERDE/PORTUGAL)
Diabel Cissoko & Ramon Goose : Mansana Blues / Mansana Blues / Dixiefrog 8063 – (MALI/UK) *NEW*
Los Macosos: Spill the Wine / Shades of Brown / six degrees 1049 – (USA)
Bendeniz: Kirmizi Biber / Turkish Groove / Putumayo 248 – (TURKEY)
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Dr. Michael White: Crescent City Calypso / Blue Crescent / Basin Street Records 504 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
Lena Ka: Fais Semblant / Cinquième Saison / SACEM 31075120478 – (FRANCE) *NEW*
Debashish Bhattcharya: Priyatameshu / O Shakuntala! / Riverboat 1053 – (INDIA)
Joan Soriano: Su Lado de Cama / El Duque de la Bachata /  iASO 5 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) *NEW*
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Anura Jayasingha & The Balladeers: Kaju Gas Sewane / Welcome to Sri Lanka / Arion 64087 – (SRI LANKA)
Malena Muyala: Golondrinas / Viajera / Agadu 3667 – (URUGUAY)
Dota und die Stadtpiraten: Utopie / Bis Auf Den Grund / Kleingeld Prinzessen Records 12708 – (GERMANY) *NEW*
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs: Demasiada Presión / Lo Esencial Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / Norte 8869706443 – (ARGENTINA)
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Red Baarat: Tunak Tunak Tun / Chaal Baby / Sin Records 110 – (NY CITY, USA) *NEW*       
Angélique Kidjo
: Seyin Djro / Oyaya! / Columbia 89063 – (BENIN)
Black Uhuru: Hey Joe / Now / Mesa Records 79021 – (JAMAICA)
Dengue Fever: Don’t Speak / Electric Cambodia / Minky 1 – (CAMBODIA/USA) *NEW*
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Oswin Chin Behilia: Den Bo Kushina / Liber / Otrabanda Records 10 – (CURAÇAO) *NEW*
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars: Oruwiebie / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) *NEW*
Rale Micic: Thirty Three / 3 / CTA Records 8 – (SERBIA) *NEW*
Degas-Weiser: Heideröslein / Heimat-von fern so nah / Piranha 2008 – (GERMANY/BRAZIL) *NEW*
Calima: Gatito perdido (Lost kitten) / Azul / EMI 94877 – (SPAIN)
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Lee “Scratch” Perry: Weatherman / Revelation / Megawave 342 – (JAMAICA) – *NEW*
Lila Downs: El Corrido de Tacha “La Teibolera” / La Cantina / EMI 34248 – (MEXICO)
Haitiando: Gròg Mwen / The Rough Guide to the Music of Haiti / Rough Guide 1067 – (HAITI)
Vieux Farka Toure (remixed by Fabian Alsultany): Courage / UFOs Over Bamako / Modiba 5 – (MALI)




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
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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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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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playlist #92 (12/7/2009)-year-end 2009 review

December 11, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #92 – Reviewing some of 2009’s top world recordings
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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Ska Cubano: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / Ay Caramba! / Cumbancha 1 – (CUBA)
Pistolera: No Suspires (No Sighs) / Siempre Hay Salida / http://www.pistolera.net 2006 – (NY CITY)
Tchavolo Schmitt: Antsela /French Essentials / BurexJazz 5 – (FRANCE)
Abdul Aziz Al Mubarek: Bitgoolila / Abdul Aziz Al Mubarek / GlobeStyle Records 23 – (SUDAN)
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Telmary Diaz: Que Equivoca’o / A Diario / DM Ahora Records 3 – (CUBA)
Béaturia: Teléphone / MIDEM Sampler / http://www.picap.cat 2008 – (SPAIN)
Bole 2 Harlem: Ya Selam / Volume 1 / Sounds of the Mushroom v.1 – (ETHIOPIA)
Shruti Sadolikar: Raga Bhairavi / Shruti Sadolikar / Nimbus 5346 – (INDIA)
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Easy Star All-Stars featuring Sugar Minott: When I’m Sixty-Four / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band / Easy Star Records 21622 – (JAMAICA)
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs: Arde Buenos Aires / Lo Esencial Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / norte  706443 – (ARGENTINA)
Rokia Traoré: Tounka / Tchamantché / Universal 530 785 – (MALI)
Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion: Mambozart (on Mozart’s Symphony #40) / Classic Meets Cuba / Sony 93090 – (CUBA)
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Chango Spasiuk: Alvear Orilla, Estancia Santa Maria, Tío Marcos, La Ratonera / Pynandí / World Village 468083 – (ARGENTINA) *2009 release*
Tinariwen: Lulla / Imadiwan: Companions / World Village 468096 – (MALI) *2009 release*
Willie Colón: Cuando Me Muera / El Malo vol. II / Lone Wolf Records 804 – (CUBA) *2009 release*
Angelique Kidjo: Zelie / Oyo / N/A *DEMO* – (BENIN) * preview – coming out in 2010 *
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Debashish Bhattcharya: Milaap / O Shakuntala! / Riverboat Records 1053 – (INDIA) *2009 release*
K’Naan: Take a Minute / Troubadour / A&M Octone / 12478 – (SOMALIA) *2009 release*
Oumou Sangare: Kounadya / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI) *2009 release* – Grammy nominee, Best Contemporary World Music Album
Syran Mbenza & Ensemble: Rumba Kongo / Zozo Visi / Immortal Franco: Africa’s Unrivaled Guitar Legend / Riverboat Records 1050 – (CONGO) *2009 release*
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Jon Balke & Amina Alaoui: A la Dina Dana / Siwan / ECM 2042 – (NORWAY / MOROCCO) *2009 release*
Les Léopards: D’Leau Coco (Coconut Milk) / Tumbélé: Biguine, Afro and Latin Sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74 / Soundway 17 – (MARTINIQUE) *2009 release*
Mamane Barka: Wo Kuru / Introduucing Mamane Barka / World Music Network 114 – (NIGER) *2009 release*
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Kaise Main Kahoon (How Do I Say It?) / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA) *2009 release*
Omara Portuondo featuring Jorge Drexler: Gracias / Gracias / World Village 479021 – (CUBA) *2009 release* – Latin Grammy winner, Best Traditional Tropical Album
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…and listen for more new 2009 world releases in the next show!

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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calcutta slide guitar

September 20, 2009
brothers, Subhasis & Debashish Bhattcharya

brothers, Subhasis & Debashish Bhattcharya

“I didn’t introduce myself or the music at the beginning. Music is the best voice to speak in.”

Those were the words offered by slide guitarist Pandit (“master”) Debashish Bhattacharya at the conclusion of the first couple of unannounced ragas in tonight’s recital with his brother, tabla master Subhasis Bhattcharya. It was held at the UVM recital hall, sponsored by the Friends of Indian Music and Dance. And it was the opening concert on the brothers’ tour in support of their new (third) recording, O Shakuntala! on Riverboat Records.

Several years of listening to their first two recordings (Calcutta Slide Guitar, and last year’s Grammy nominee, Calcutta Chronicles) were little preparation for the impact of their live show. How do two people make that much music? Part of the answer lies in the 22-string chaturangui, an instrument of Debashish Bhattcharya’s own invention, and one of the self-described “trinity of guitars” he plays. It makes a big sound. But that’s only part of it.

The truth is, brothers Debashish and Subhasis are a singleminded musical force. They think and play as one, in music that ranges from the esoterically introspective to the frenetically precise, in the traditional Hindustani classical music of North India to the vocally-oriented Carnatic sounds of the South…often all in the same piece.

I couldn’t have enjoyed this more.


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