Posts Tagged ‘Lhasa’

playlist #126 (9/13/10)-new tunes

September 13, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #126 – New tunes from the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and beyond
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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Joan Soriano: Mal Pensado / El Duque de la Bachata / iASO 5 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) *NEW*       
Alpha Ya Ya Diallo
: Djarabi / African Guitar Summit / CBC Records 3014 – (GUINEA/VANCOUVER, CANADA)
Michèle Choinière: Tant Mon Mari / La Violette / http://www.michelechoiniere.com  2010 – (MADE IN VT!) *NEW*       
Systema Solar
: Chico / Systema Solar / Chusma Records 2 – (COLOMBIA)    *NEW*
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Luisa Maita: Desencabulada / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha Discovery 17 – (BRAZIL) *NEW*       
Bruno Morais
: A Vontade / A Vontade Superstar / YB Music 49 – (BRAZIL)
Calypso Rose: Rum & Coca-Cola / Calypso @ Dirty Jim’s / EMI 5634790 – (TOBAGO)
Martha Mavroidi: Turtle / The Garden of Rila / C+P Wesaw Productions 2009 – (BALKANS)
Richard Kara: Fenko / Tingué / http://www.richard-kara.com 2009 – (IVORY COAST/CANADA) *NEW*
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The Hot Club of San Francisco: Le Jongleur / Bohemian Maestro: Django Reinhardt & The Impressionists / Azica 72241 – (SAN FRANCISCO,USA)
Raúl Paz: Havanization / Havanization / Naïve 2010 – (FRANCE)
Slavic Soul Party: Laughter Club / Taketron / Barbès Records 23 – (NY CITY, USA)
Soul Rebels: L.O.V.E. U. / Let Your Mind Be Free / Mardi Gras Records 1020 – (N’AWLINS)
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The Musicians of Kunduz & Faizabad: Uzbek-Pashtun-Herati Folk Songs / Afghanistan-On Marco Polo’s Road / Multicultural Media 3003 – (AFGHANISTAN)
Tumi & The Volume: La Tête Savante / Pick A Dream / Sakifo Records 2010 – (JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA) *NEW*
Lhasa: La Celestina / La Llorona / Atlantic Records 83120 – (MEXICO/CANADA/USA)
The Sirba Octet featuring Isabelle Georges: Bei Mir Bist Du Scheyn / From the Shtetl to New York / Ambroisie 173 – (FRANCE/USA)          
Mosha Ben Ari
: Eem Rak Na’iz / Israel / Putumayo 268 – (ISRAEL)
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Bellemou: Nediha Gaouria / The Rough Guide to Raï / Rough Guide 1100 – (ALGERIA)
Tamy: Dançar no me lugar / Tamy / Vale  ? – (BRAZIL)
Howe Gelb & A Band of Gypsies:  Where the Wind Turns the Skin to Leather / Alegrías / Eureka 2010 – (ARIZONA, USA)
Easy Star All-Stars: Within You Without You / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band / Easy Star Records 21622 – (JAMAICA)
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Staff Benda Bilili: Je t’aime / Très Très Fort / Crammed Discs 51 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Sonia Brex: Good Times / Naif / Piranha Musik 2442 – (GERMANY/ITALY)
Omar Souleyman: Jamila (Beautiful Woman) / Dabke 2020 / http://www.sublimefrequencies.com 49 – (SYRIA) 

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 #99 (1/25/2010)-gypsy jazz swingin’

January 26, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #99 – Happy birthday, Django! Celebrating the guitar master’s life, music, and lasting legacy
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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Django Reinhardt & Coleman Hawkins: Nuages / Nuages / Arkadia Jazz 71431 – (FRANCE)
Zotran Predin & Mar Django Quartet: Our Planet is a Dancer / Amant à Toutes Fins Utiles (All-Purpose Lover) / Levi Breg 2005 – (SERBIA)
Will Patton Ensemble: Valse 29 / 6th Street Runaround / King’s Hill Music 2008 – (MADE IN VT)
John Jorgenson: La Journée des Tziganes / Ultraspontane /  JJ 7050 – (USA)
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Swing Noire: Tchavolo Swing / Hot Jazz in the Tradition of Django Reinhardt & The Quintette of the Hot Club of France / http://www.swingnoire.com 2009 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*
Paname Dandies: Les Chips / Le Swing de L’Escargot / Volvox Music 703 – (FRANCE)
Romane: Passion / Impair & Valse / Arco Iris 3001 821 – (FRANCE)
Benoît Charest & Béatrice Bonifsassi: Belleville Rendez-Vous / The Triplets of Belleville soundtrack / Higher Octave Music 96811 – (FRANCE)
Kruno: Spiderman / Gypsy Jazz Guitar / GJD 2006002 – (CROATIA)
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Orchestre Tropical d’Haïtï featuring Ti Joe Zenny: Gason Total / 40 ème Anniversaire Vol. 1 / SOCD 6 – (HAITI)
Cedric Watson: Cochon de Lait / Cedric Watson / Valcour Records 4 – (N’AWLINS)
Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars: Watching All Your Ways / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) *NEW – to be released on 3/23/2010*
Frank Vignola: Swing Gitane / 100 Years of Django / Azica 72244 – (USA)
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Twobadou: An Chime / en Folie / Antilles Mizik 9107 – (HAITI)
Lhasa: I’m Going In / Lhasa / Nettwerk 30844 – (CANADA) *Remembering Lhasa, d. 1/1/2010*
Hot Club of Detroit & Dave Bennett, clarinet: J’Attendrai / Night Town / Mack Avenue 1041 – (DETROIT, MI)
Rebati Kay-La: Rebuild the House / Konbit: Burning Rhythms of Haiti / A&M 5281 – (HAITI)
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Hot Club of Cowtown: Orange Blossom Special / Continental Stomp /  Hightone Records 8163 – (AUSTIN, TX)
Hot Club of San Francisco: La Gitane / Postcards from Gypsyland / Lost Wax Records 501 – (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) *At the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre 2/6: “Silent Surrealism” (1920s silent Surrealist films with live music) – http://www.pentanglearts.org/events/event.cfm?EventID=138 *
Hot Club of Detroit: Stompin’ at Decca / Hot Club of Detroit / Mack Avenue 1030 – (DETROIT, MI)
Biréli Lagrène: Swing 49 / Django Reinhardt NY Festival 2000 Live at Birdland / Division One 83498 – (FRANCE)
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Ti-Loca & Wanga Nègès: An Tan Mango / Haïti-Colibri / Accordes-Croisés 127 – (HAITI)
Big Joe Burrell & Sandra Wright: I Love Him So/Three Times / Vermont Blues & Jazz Festival 1999 / The Creation Foundation 1999 – (MADE IN VT) *Remembering Sanda Wright, d. 1/11/2010*
Tchavolo Schmitt: Antsela / French Essentials / Burex Jazz 5 – (FRANCE)
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Django Reinhardt & the Quintette de Hot Club de France: When Day Is Done / Classic 1936-1937 Recordings / Naxos 8.120686 – (FRANCE)
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remembering Lhasa de Sela

January 7, 2010

The new year begins with the loss of a genuinely original voice in our world’s music.

Word has been slow to circulate, as the family mourns and final arrangements are made for the Montreal-based singer Lhasa de Sela. She was 37 when she died on New Year’s day after a long battle with breast cancer.

I discovered Lhasa’s music with her debut 1998 recording La Llorona. A friend who knew how much I loved the music of Violeta Parra suggested I might like Lhasa’s debut release, which had just come out. (The same friend turned me on Lila Downs. What would we ever do without our friends and the invaluable introductions like this that shape our listening lives?) I did enjoy it very much, appreciating in particular the intimacy and warmth of Lhasa’s singing and the strength of her songwriting.

Her 2003 followup recording, The Living Road, expands on the life experiences described in La Llorona as Lhasa’s own creative life flourished by moving to Marseilles. (She lived the rest of her life shared between France and Canada.) The Living Road is another solid collection of originals sung in French, Spanish, and English.

Lhasa’s final, eponymous recording was released last spring, and it’s her first recording sung entirely in English. I haven’t heard it yet. When I do, I know it will be with no small measure of sadness in realizing that Lhasa represents the final expression of an artistic spirit silenced far too soon.

The official obituary for Lhasa concludes with a line that is especially touching:

“It has snowed more than 40 hours in Montreal since Lhasa’s departure.”

playlist: #70 (5/4/09)-cinco de mayo fiesta

May 4, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #70 – 5/4/09 – celebration of Latino music from Mexico and across the States
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT 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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Lila Downs: Los Pollos (Chickens) / Shake Away / EMI 92437 – (MEXICO)
Ozomotli: La Gallina (The Hen) / The Rough Guide to Latin Funk / Rough Guide 1196 – (LOS ANGELES)
Pistolera: Policia / En Este Camino / http://www.pistolera.net 2008 – (NY CITY)
Mariachi Cobre: El Burro (The Donkey) / Este Es Mi Mariachi / Kuckuck 11105 – (MEXICO)
B-Side Players: Alegria / Fire In The Youth / Concord Picante 2256 – (SAN DIEGO)
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Luna Itzel: La Panchita / Frida / Global e Rack 13217 – (MEXICO)
The Iguanas: Ven a Bailar (Let’s Dance) / Nuevo Boogaloo / MCA 10993 – (N’AWLINS)
Mariachi Los Camperos: Noches Tenebrosas (Gloomy Nights) / Amor, Dolor y Lágrimas: Música Ranchera / Smithsonian Folkways 40518 – (MEXICO)
Lhasa: El Desierto (The Desert) / La Llorona / Atlantic 63120 – (MEXICO)
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Los Macosos: Spill The Wine / Shades of Brown / Six Degrees 657036 – (SAN FRANCISCO)
Lila Downs: La Cumbia del Mole / La Cantina / EMI 34248 – (MEXICO)
Los Caminantes: Juana La Taquera (Juana the Taco-maker) / Con Canciones / CLUR 130 – (MEXICO)
Don Tosti’s Pachuco Boogie Boys: Pachuco Boogie / Pachuco Boogie / Arhoolie 7040 – (LOS ANGELES)
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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Stairway to Heaven / Rodrigo y Gabriela / ATO 21557 – (MEXICO)
Ozomotli: Palante (Struggle) / Embrace the Chaos / Interscope Records 694931162 – (LOS ANGELES)
Alicia Villareal: Ladrón / Soy Lo Prohibido (film soundtrack) / Universal 2001 – (MEXICO)
Los Jóvenes del Barrio: ¡Es Diferente! / El Querendon / Shanachie 66025 – (NY CITY)
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Pistolera: No Suspires (No Sighs) / Siempre Hay Salida / http://www.pistolera.net 2006 – (NY CITY)
Los Straitjackets: Whittier Boulevard / Rock en Español vol. one / Yep Roc 2135 – (NASHVILLE)
Lila Downs: La Linea (The Border) / Border / Narada World 10265 – (MEXICO)
Ry Cooder: Los Chucos Suaves / Chávez Ravine / Nonesuch/Perro Records 79877 – (LOS ANGELES)
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Los Amigos Invisibles: Yo Soy Asi (Me too!) / The Rough Guide to Latin Funk / Rough Guide 1196 – (LOS ANGELES)
Mariachi Los Camperos: Flor de Azalea (Azalea Flower) / Amor, Dolor y Lágrimas: Música Ranchera / Smithsonian Folkways 40518 – (MEXICO)
Lila Downs: La Iguana / Tree of Life / Narada World 49798 – (MEXICO)
Mariachi Cobre: El Pajara Cu & El Silencio de la Noche / Este Es Mi Mariachi / Kuckuck 11105 – (MEXICO)
Ozomotli: Dos Cosas Ciertas / Embrace the Chaos / Interscope Records 694931162 – (LOS ANGELES)
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Lila Downs: La Cucaracha / Una Sangre / EMI 78049 – (MEXICO)
Los Caminantes: Con Canciones (With songs) / Con Canciones / CLUR 130 – (MEXICO)
B-Side Players: Taquerito / Fire In The Youth / Concord Picante 2256 – (SAN DIEGO)
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