Posts Tagged ‘Oyo’

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
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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)    
: 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)
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 *
: Lemra / Nour / Marabi 46819 – (MAURITANIA)
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)
Miriam Jarquín & Blues Latino: Quizás, quizás, quizás (Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps) / No hay palabras (I don’t have words) / 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)
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)
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)

what’s new?

January 8, 2010

A few recordings you’ll want to look out for in 2010:Razia Said’s “Zebu Nation” – when Razia returned to her native Madagascar after several years away she was moved to create this recording in response to the deforestation and environmental devastation that had become so prevalent in her absence. This is a melodic, heartfelt collection of original songs sung mainly in Razia’s first language, Malagasy. Beautiful package all the way around. (release date: 2/23/2010)

Arctic Paradise” – the annual survey of Finland’s best folk music from the Helsinki-based Finnish Music Information Center. Generous liners, detailed notes on the songs and artists (with English translations), and of course – great music.

Angelique Kidjo’s “Oyo” – ‘eclectic’ is a fair description of the latest release from Benin’s Angelique Kidjo. The songs range from African folk tunes to originals by Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana, and Sidney Bechet. Never content to rest on her powerhouse voice and reputation for uncomprimising artistry, Kidjo offers both an adventurous and highly personal effort in Oyo with songs that have all influenced her in one way or another. This is an interesting recording with a lot of appeal on a lot of levels. (release date: 2/9/2010)

Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars’ “Rise and Shine” – one of the most anticipated releases of 2010 (and recent years), Rise and Shine is the second release from the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, and it’s been four years in the making. How does it sound? Well it turns out that a world tour and international celebrity (among music and indie film audiences) haven’t done a thing to diminish the All Stars’ hallmarks of straightforward observations and messages all delivered with catchy tunes and those soulful, pure vocals. Rise and Shine was partly recorded in Free Town (Sierra Leone) and partly in New Orleans, where it was also produced by the noted egineer Steve Berlin. Is there any town in the world whose own history is more aligned with Sierra Leone’s cycle of disaffection and personal redemption through music, than New Orleans? Yes, the Crescent City has worked its magic on the All Stars’ new release. Wait ’til you hear the results. This will likely be one of my favorites of the year. Check out “Living Stone”, an advance track from the disc. (release date: 3/23/2010)

first show of the year!

January 4, 2010

Happy new year! My resolution was to launch the first show for 2010 with a non-stop parade of great grooves, old and new.

Among other things, today’s World of Music features Bob Marley’s Coming in From the Cold from his Songs of Freedom. We’ll hear a new version of the French classic, Ç’est Si Bon, and preview upcoming 2010 recordings by Angelique Kidjo, and Madagascar’s Razia Said.

World of Music is an optimistic, 2010-ready mix of blues, jazz, poetry, and world music every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator.  Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.

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