Posts Tagged ‘Rupa & The April Fishes’

playlist #165 (7/11/11)-new music & summer fests

July 11, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #165 – New music and info about summer shows
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – 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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Fishtank Ensemble: Opa Opa / Woman in Sin / Fishtank Ensemble 1003 – (USA) *NEW* – At Nectar’s on 8/3, 11pm
The Underscore Orkestra: Troll of the Mountain Swing / The Extraordinary Adventures of… / http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com 2011 – (USA) *NEW*
Rupa & The April Fishes: Soy Payaso / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (USA) *At Higher Ground this Weds., 7/13 at 8pm*
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Mia Doi Todd & José González: Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo / Red Hot + Rio 2 / EOM 5137 – (BRAZIL) *NEW*
Nisos: Evreiko / Nisos / http://www.myspace.com/nisos – (CZECH REPUBLIC, etc.) *NEW*
James Blake: Limit to Your Love / James Blake / Universal Republic 2 – (UK) *NEW*
Paolo Conte: Gelato al Limon / The Best of Paolo Conte / Nonesuch 79512 – (ITALY)
Steven Kroon: Tombo / Sin Duda (Without a Doubt) / Kroonatune Records 2011 – (USA) *NEW*
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Constantinople featuring Françoise Atlan: Premiers Songes / Early Dreams / Analekta 9989 – (CANADA) *NEW*
Aurelio Martinez: Nuwaruguma / Laru Beya / Stonetree 2011 – (HONDURAS) *NEW*
Will Patton: Charanga / Flow / King’s Hill Music 511 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*
Rupa & The April Fishes: Poder / eXtraOrdinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (USA) *At Higher Ground this Weds., 7/13 at 8pm*
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Vusi Mahlasela: Ba Kae? / Say Africa / ATO Records 21722 – (SOUTH AFRICA) *NEW*
Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell: Mi Declaración / Lágrimas Mexicanas / EOM 2110 – (BRAZIL / USA) *NEW*
Rosendo Martínez y su Orquesta: El Alegron / Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & the Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72 / Soundway 26 – (VENEZUELA) *NEW*
SMOD: Les Dirigeants Africains / SMOD / Nacional Records 54272 – (MALI) *NEW*
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Revolution Records: Wa2t El Thawra Gaya / Khalas Mixtape N/A – (EGYPT) *NEW*
Tiempo Libre: Prende la Radio (Turn on the Radio) / My Secret Radio / Sony Masterworks 84585 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Los Amigos Invisibles: Criticar / Not So Commercial / Nacional Records 54501 – (VENEZUELA) *NEW*
Freshlyground: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ / Radio Africa / Freeground Records 11 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
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Bombino: Tenere (The Desert, My Home) / Agadez / Cumbancha 20 – (NIGER) *NEW* – At Higher Ground on Fri., 7/22 at 8pm*
Amede Ardoin: Valse de Mon Vieux Village / Mama, I’ll Be Long Gone (Complete Recordings 1929-1934) / Times Square Records 2554 – (USA) *NEW*

playlist #162 (6/13/11)-freshly ground sounds

June 13, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #162 – New recordings including “Radio Africa” from South Africa’s Afro-funk band Freshlyground
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – 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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Freshlyground: Working Class / Radio Africa / Freeground 11 – (SOUTH AFRICA) * At Higher Ground on 7/9/2011 *
SMOD: Ca Chante / SMOD / Nacional Records 54272 – (MALI) *NEW*
Lök-Batan Folklore Group: Qalx ayaga Azerbaycan (Stand up, Azerbaijan) / Azerbaijan-Traditional Music / ARC Music 2318 – (Azerbaijan) *NEW*
Hilde Hefte: Vakker Natt (Corcovado) / Bossa Nova Around the World / Putumayo 306 – (NORWAY) *NEW*
Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell: Mi Declaración / Lagrimas Mexicanas / EOM 2110 – (BRAZIL/USA) *NEW*
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Les Doigts de L’Homme: St. James Infirmary / 1910 / Cristal Records 61412 – (FRANCE) *NEW*
Will Patton Ensemble: Sampa / Flow / King’s Hill Music 511 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*
Constantinople featuring Françoise Atlan: Amor di Ti / Ay!! Amor / ATMA Classique 2594 – (CANADA)
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Jarabe de Palo: ¡Yep! / Y Ahora Qué Hacemos? / Nacional Records 54539 – (SPAIN) *NEW*
Staff Benda Bilili: Tonkara / Très Très Fort / Crammed Discs 51 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Malika Zarra: Mossameeha / Berber Taxi / Motéma 60 – (MOROCCO) *NEW*
Nisos: Aidoni / Nisos / http://www.myspace.com/nisos – (CZECH REPUBLIC, etc.) – *NEW*
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Puerta Plata: Mujer de Cabaret / Mujer de Cabaret / iASO 2 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Rupa & The April Fishes: C’est Moi / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (USA) * At Higher Ground on 6/30/2011 *
The Underscore Orkestra: I’se Muggin-Noto Swing / The Extraordinary Adventures Of… / http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com 2011 – (USA) *NEW*
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Los Amigos Invisibles: G-String / Not So Commercial / Nacional Records 2011 – (VENEZUELA) *NEW*
Albertucho: La Primavera (Spring) / Palabras del Capitan Cobarde /  El Volcán Musica 42 – (SPAIN)
Freshlyground: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ / Radio Africa / Freeground 11 – (SOUTH AFRICA) * At Higher Ground on 7/9/2011 *
Ozomotli: Guerrillero / Embrace The Chaos / Interscope Records 694931162 – (USA)
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Impulse Ensemble: Senegal-America / Initiation / http://www.impulseensemble.com 2010 – (MADE IN VT)
DJ Afro: Free / Free / Nacional Records 54519 – (VENEZUELA)  

 

playlist #111 (4/19/10)-earth day

April 19, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #111 – Songs from the natural world for Earth day’s 40th anniversary this week
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)
Los Mirlos: La Danza de los Mirlos (dance of the birds) / The Roots of Chicha / Barbès Records 16 – (PERU)
Lila Downs: Los Pollos (the chickens) / Shake Away / EMI 2437 – (MEXICO)
Ozomotli: La Gallina (the hen) / Latin Funk / Rough Guide 1196 – (USA)
Emilie-Claire Barlow: O Pato (the duck) / The Very Thought of You / EMG 443 – (CANADA)
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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Stairway to Heaven / Rodrigo y Gabriela / ATO Records 30 – (MEXICO) * On the Flynn Mainstage – Sat. 5/8, 8pm – FLYNNTIX.ORG *
Consuelo Luz: Las Estreyas (the stars) / A Jewish Odyssey / Putumayo 182 – (CHILE/CUBA/USA)
Buika & Chucho Valdes: Luz de Luna (moonlight) / El Último Trago / Warner Music Spain 68614 – (SPAIN/CUBA)
Color de Rumba: Estrellita (little star) / Color de Rumba / Cassava Latin Rhythms 9 – (TORONTO, CANADA)
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Rose: Saisons (seasons) / Rose / Source etc. 696582 – (FRANCE)
Georges Brassens: Le Vent (the wind) / Georges Brassens / Wagram Music 3093622 – (FRANCE)
Maryem & Ernie Tollar: Il Matar (the rain) / Cairo To Toronto / http://www.maryemtollar.com 9 – (EGYPT/CANADA)
Calima: Gatito Perdido (lost kitten) / Azul / EMI 94877 – (SPAIN)
Niyaz: Golzar (come, the meadows are in bloom) / Niyaz / six degrees 657036 – (IRAN) * on a poem by Rumi *
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Peret (“King of the Rumba”): El Mosquito / La Salsa de la Rumba / Sony 837122 – (SPAIN)
Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80: Mosquito Song / Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80 / disorient 56 – (NIGERIA)
Lila Downs: La Cucaracha (the cockroach) / Una Sangre / EMI 78049 – (MEXICO)
La India Canela: La Culebra (the snake) / Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic / Smithsonian Folkways 40547 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
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Tinariwen: Mano Dayak / Aman Iman-Water Is Life / World Village 468067 – (MALI)
The Idan Raichel Project featuring Anat Ben Hamo: Mai Nahar (river waters) / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL)
Mariza:  Vozes do Mar (voices of the sea) / Terra (earth) / 4Q 1814 – (PORTUGAL)
Kronos Quartet:  Kara Kemir / Floodplain / Nonesuch 518349 – (SAN FRANCISCO/KAZAKHSTAN)
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Rajery: Gasikara (madagascar) / Sofera / Marabi 46820 – (MADAGASCAR)
Razia: Ny Alantsika (nature’s lament) / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW*
The Eames Brothers Band: Earth Blues / Open Road / http://www.eamesbrothersband.com 2005 – (MADE IN VT)
Rupa & the April Fishes: Les abeilles (the bees) / eXtraordinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (USA)
Steel Pulse: Earth Crisis / Earth Crisis / Elektra 60315 – (JAMAICA)
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Walela (Rita Coolidge, Priscilla Coolidge, & Priscilla’s daughter Laura Satterfield): Wash Your Spirit Clean / New Native Music / Narada 63933 – (USA)  *sung in Cherokee*

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 #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 #88 (11/9/2009)-nyquil for the soul

November 9, 2009
Nyquil
World of Music
Pgm #88 – Down with the flu blues – back by popular demand, this is the second annual flu season special. Songs of commiseration, consolation, and outright INDIGNANT OUTRAGE! If this don’t make you feel better, baby – you dead!
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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Squirrel Nut Zippers: La Grippe (the Flu) / The Inevitable Squirrel Nut Zippers / Mammoth Records 105 – (USA) * At Higher Ground tomorrow night: http://www.highergroundmusic.com/calendar/show/3345/ *
Big Joe Tex: Pneumonia / Hip To The Jive 2 / Sonic Scenery 708021 – (USA)
Shasha Marley: Evil Spirits Walk Away / Lost & Found / http://www.shashamarley.com 1229 – (GHANA)
Françoise Hardy: Comment te dire adieu? (It Hurts To Say Goodbye) / Divine Divas / Rounder 5071 – (FRANCE)
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Rupa & The April Fishes: Ç’est Pas d’l’amour/ extraordinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (SAN FRANCISCO) * At Parima tonight, 8pm: http://www.parimathai.com *
Will Patton Ensemble: Valse 29 / 6th Street Runaround / King’s Hill Music 2008 – (MADE IN VERMONT)
Albert Collins & The Icebreakers: Dyin’ Flu / Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection / Alligator Records    112 – (USA)
Johnny Long: Healin’ Touch / Lost & Found / Delta Groove 106 – (ST. LOUIS, MO)
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The Lost Fingers: Billy Jean / Lost In The ’80s / Sony 88697 – (QUÉBEC) *NEW*
Maria Bethânia: Feita na Bahia / Encanteria / Quitanda 18 – (BRAZIL) *NEW*
Los Silvertones: Tamborito Swing / Panama!2 / Soundway 13 – (PANAMA)
The Very Best: Chalo (World) / Warm Heart of Africa / Green Owl Records 8.98864 – (MALAWI / FRANCE / ENGLAND) *NEW*
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Rocky Fuller: Funeral Hearse At My Door / Chess Blues / Chess Records 9340 – (USA)
Neville Brothers: Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Yellow Moon / A&M Records 5240 – (N’AWLINS)
Allen Toussaint: St. James Infirmary / The Bright Mississippi / Nonesuch 480380 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
Tom Waits: Cold, Cold Ground / Franks Wild Years / Island 422-842 – (USA)
Robert Cray: I Shiver / Blues Guitar Greats / Universal 314 556 719 – (USA)
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Alex Cuba: Amor Infinito (Infinite Love) / Les Nuits d’Afrique Compilation 2007 / Les Nuits d’Afrique 2099 – (CUBA)
Omara Portuondo: Gracias / Gracias / World Village 479021 – (CUBA) * NEW – Latin Grammy winner, Best Contemporary Tropical Album *
Rupa & The April Fishes: La Linea (The Border) / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO) *NEW – at Parima tonight, 8pm: http://www.parimathai.com *
Aswad: Don’t Turn Around / Distant Thunder / Mango 9810 – (JAMAICA)
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Mathieu Mathieu: Cette Ville / Québec / Putumayo 279 – (QUÉBEC)
Hot Club of Detroit: Belleville / Hot Club of Detroit / Mack Avenue Records 1030 – (DETROIT)
Paolo Conte: Happy Feet / The Best of Paolo Conte / Nonesuch 79512 / (ITALY)
Haugaard & Høirup: Raaby Hopsa (Traditional Danish stick dance) / Lys (Light) / GOØ 501 – (DENMARK)
Kermit Ruffins: Kermit’s Second Line / Kermit Ruffins / Putumayo 233 – (N’AWLINS)
Shemekia Copeland: Turn The Heat Up / Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection / Alligator Records    112 – (USA)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Me Like It Like That & Kidd Jordon’s Second Line / The New Orleans Album / Columbia    45414 – (N’AWLINS)
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este mundo (this world)

November 9, 2009

Rupa-Este MundoImmigration, health care access, bad airline experiences…any one of these could be an NPR story (these same issues have made for many NPR stories, come to think of it) but these topics are also a broad sampling of the issues addressed in the music of Rupa and the April Fishes.

What else would you expect from a band whose front woman spends the non-touring half of the year as a doctor at San Francisco General? True story. And what a source of inspiration it proves to be.

The music’s diversity goes beyond its topicality. The songs are sung in French,  English, and Spanish, and the resulting mix is whimsical, ‘gypsy’, cabaret, poignant, and 100% original.

The last time Rupa and the April Fishes visited Burlington it was shortly after the release of extraordinary rendition, their debut release on the Charlotte, VT-based Cumbancha Records.

And so it is this time. Their second recording (Este Mundo) is less than two weeks old and  tonight you can seem them in a special one-night only show at Parima Thai Restaurant. It’s expected to be standing room only. You’ll find once they start playing you wouldn’t have it any other way.

tonight and thinking ahead

October 20, 2009

TheEssentialRaviShankarTonight at Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center: sitar legend Ravi Shankar and his daughter, Anoushka Shankar – a righteous sitar player on her own merits.

I’m going, but I just noticed today that the show has sold out. While I can’t do much about that for you I CAN let you know right now there are a couple of other hot shows coming along soon that will also likely sell out, and you’ll miss out if you don’t plan ahead to be there:

Sunday, Nov. 1st @ the Flynn –Dee Dee Bridgewater and her “Lady Day” tribute to Billie Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 9th @ Parima Thai Restaurant – Rupa & the April Fishes: With a signature blend of gypsy/Indian/Spanish/French influences, their energetic second release “Este Mundo” is due out later this month on Vermont’s own Cumbancha label.

Sunday, April 18 – Mali’s Rokia Traoré: The new recording (Tchmantché) fuses traditional instruments with blues guitar and Rokia’s powerful voice, furthering her reputation as one of Africa’s most eclectic and vibrant musicians.

There will be others, I know. Keep an eye out here. And if you hear of them before I do – let me know!

playlist #84 (10/12/2009) – en memoria de Mercedes Sosa

October 12, 2009
Mercedes Sosa, 1973 (photo property of public domain)

Mercedes Sosa, 1973 (photo property of public domain)

World of Music
Pgm #84 – Remembering the incredible spirit and musical power of Mercedes Sosa, 1935-2009
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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Sunshiners (covering John Lennon): Woman / Welkam Bak Long Vanuatu / Ter a Terre 21 – (OCEANIA)
Bob Marley: No Woman No Cry / Legend / Island 90169 – (JAMAICA)
Jon Balke & Amina Alaoui: A La Dina Dana / Siwan / ECM 2042 – (NORWAY / MOROCCO) *NEW*
Kobotown: Abatina / Kobotown / MusicDish Network 2005 – (TRINIDAD / CANADA)
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Lisa Ono: Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me a Lot) / Romance Latino, vol. 3 / EMI 341318 – (JAPAN)
Paname Dandies: Je Sais Parler aux Femmes (I Know How to Talk to the Ladies) / Le Swing de l’Escargot / Volvox Music 703 – (FRANCE)
Hüsnü Şenlendirici: Şina Nari / The Joy of Clarinet / Doublemoon 30 – (TURKEY)
Renata Rosa: Lá em São Paulo / Zunido da Mata / Outro Brasil 741-490 – (BRAZIL)
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FUNK SET
Kerekas Band: Ördöngös/Black Magic / Pimasz (Cheeky): Magyar Funk / BGCD 170  – (HUNGARY)
Lil’ Lavair and the Fabulous Jades: Cold Heat / Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities, 1968-1974, vol. 1 / Now-Again Records 5017 – (FLORIDA, USA)
Irakere: Bocalao Con Pan / Si, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba, vol. 1 / Wxing Deep Records 2006 – (CUBA)
S-Job Movement: Love Affair / Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor, 1974-1979 / Soundway 10 – (NIGERIA)
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THA’ CLASSICAL BREAKDOWN
Tiempo Libre: Olsa de Yemaya-Batá (on Bach’s Cello Suite Prelude in C) / Bach in Havana /
Sony Classical 44701 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Nelly Palacios: Ay! Mujer (on Bach’s Cello Suite Prelude in C) / Nicaragua Presente! / Rounder Records 1564 – (NICARAGUA)
Omara Portuondo & Richard Bona: Drume Negrita (on Leo Brouwer’s ‘Canción de Cuna’, the Afro-Cuban Lullaby) / Gracias / World Village 479021 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Los Destellos: Para Elisa (on Beethoven’s ‘Für Elise’) / The Roots of Chicha / Barbès Records 16 – (PERU)
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Bole 2 Harlem: Bole 2 Harlem / Bole 2 Harlem vol. 1 / Sounds of the Mushroom 1 – (ETHIOPIA)
DJ Click & Hightone: Bad Weather / Labesse (You’re Alright?) / No Fridge Records 4 – (UK / NORTH AFRICA)
El Tanbura: Zayy El Nhardah (The Canal Song) / Between the Desert and the Sea / World Village 450002 – (EGYPT)
Jeszcze Raz: Les Catastrophes S’enchaînent / 2 Univers / MusicAction 10174 – (QUÉBEC)
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Badar Ali Khan: I Fall In Love With You / Lost in Qawwali II / Media Creature Music /http://www.mediacreature.com– (PAKISTAN)
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Tsuumi Sound System: Hotas / Hotas / Aito Records 10 – (FINLAND)
Rupa & The April Fishes: L’elephant / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO, USA) *NEW* – * Rupa & the April Fishes at Parima on Nov. 9th: http://www.parimathai.com *
Pablo Ziegler & Quique Sinese: Fuga y Misgterio / Bajo Cero / Zozo Music 200504 – (ARGENTINA)
Mercedes Sosa: Gracias a la Vida / Homenaje a Violeta Parra / Philips 818 332 – (ARGENTINA) * Remembering Mercedes Sosa, 1935-2009 *
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playlist #82 (9/21/2009) – last day of summer!

September 21, 2009
Kailash Kher
World of Music
Pgm #82 – Fun in the Sun: welcoming tomorrow’s autumn equinox with the last summer world party music of the season
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 Blind Boys of Alabama (with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band): Uncloudy Day / Down in New Orleans / Time Life 19548 – (N’AWLINS)
Marcia Griffiths: I Shall Sing / Truly / Heartbeat 11611 – (JAMAICA)
The Jolly Boys: Ripe Tomato / Sunshine ‘n’ Water / Ryko 10187 – (JAMAICA)
Rupa & The April Fishes: La Linea / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO, USA) *NEW – preview, not yet released! *
Kronos Quartet: Nihavent Sirto (Trad. Turkish) / Floodplain / Nonesuch 518349 – (SAN FRANCISCO /TURKEY) *NEW*
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Simone Lo Porto: Il Girasole (The Sunflower) / Italia / Putumayo 290 – (ITALY) *NEW*
Sidestepper: San Juan Good Vibe Mix / La Buena Vibra Sound System / Sony 88697 – (COLOMBIA)
Belgistan: Iggy Bop / Musiques et Danses du Belgistan / http://www.belgistan.be 1003 – (BELGIUM)
NG La Banda: No me Molestas Más / The Best of NG La Banda / Hemisphere 21391 – (CUBA)
Calypso Rose featuring Soft/Fred Deshayes: Summertime / Calypso Rose / CMG 2308 – (TOBAGO)
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Indian Ocean: Khajuraho / Kandisa / Times Music, India 1 – (INDIA)
Alicia Villareal: Pepe LePew / Cuando el Se Cruza / Universal    2264 – (MEXICO)
Rajery: Sofera / Sofera / Marabi 46820 – (MADAGASCAR)
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Ensemble La Perfecta: Jojo / Tumbélé / Soundway 17 – (GUADELOUPE) * NEW – preview – being released in early October *
Emily Loizeau: Dis-moi Que Toi Tu Ne Pleures Pas (Tell Me You’re Not Crying Anymore) / Pays Sauvage / Opendisc-Polydor 531407 – (FRANCE) *NEW*
Giorgio Conte: Gnè, Gnè / Il Contestorie / Historie di Note 30 – (ITALY)
Mariachi “Arriba Juárez”: Tenías Que Ser Tan Cruel / Gracias, Juan Gabriel! / Spartacus 27006 – (MEXICO)
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Emeline Michel: Moso Maman / Cordes et Ame / Cheval de Feu 1 – (HAITI)
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Kar Kar Main Haara / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA) *NEW – preview, not yet released! *
Niyaz: Arezou /Niyaz / Six Degrees 657036 – (IRAN)
Ralph Thamar: Les Enfants du Soleil (Children of the Sun) / Mega Zouk / Stemra 3005012 – (FRENCH WEST INDIES)
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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Work Song / An Anthology-The Elektra Years / Elektra 62124 – (USA)
Tinariwen: Chet Boghassa / Amassakoul / Triban Union 14 – (WESTERN SAHARA)
Rokia Traoré: Koronoko / Tchamantché / Emarcy 530785 – (MALI)
Kaya: Sensé / Rough Guide to the Music of the Indian Ocean / Rough Guide 1086 –  (LA RÉUNION)
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