Posts Tagged ‘Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars’

sierra leone’s refugee all-stars in the house!

May 24, 2011

We’re lucky to have so much great music come to little ol’ Vermont. Tonight Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars are playing at Higher Ground in Burlington. Doors at 7pm, show starts at 7:30.

Last time they came they filled up the room with a couple hundred dancing fans and some of the coolest grooves to hit the ballorom in a long time.

It’s not really luck that brings the Refugees here, their latest recording was released by Vermont’s own Cumbancha recording label. It was produced by the legendary New Orleans sound wizard Steve Berlin so it’s brassy, it’s a little r&b and a little bit reggae, and it’s all spunky spirit from the hearts and spirit of musicians with some very beautiful souls.

Recommended? Highly.

playlist #160 (5/23/11)-random handful of tunes

May 23, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #160 – Random selection of new recordings we’ve received recently, artists playing at this year’s Discover Jazz Festival, and a preview of tomorrow night’s concert in Burlington with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars.
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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Lubo & Kaba Horo: Abre / Contrabanda / http://www.luboalexandrov.com 2010 – (BULGARIA / CANADA)
The Burning Bush: Russian Shers / Yiddish, Klezmer & Sephardic Music / ARC Music 2332 – (UK) *NEW*
La Banda del Pepo: A Mil Besos (To a Thousand Kisses) / Tanto por Hacer / Galileo 11 – (SPAIN)
Hot 8 Brass Band: Sexual Healing / Tru Thoughts / Digital-only release 2009 – (N’AWLINS)
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José el Chatarra: Lola Mentos / De Chatarra…Corazón / Lolailo Productions 2010 – (SPAIN)
Makám Ensemble featuring Szilvia Bognár: Lily of the Valley / Best of Fonō Records / Fonō Records 2000 – (HUNGARY)
Red Stick Ramblers: Tes Parents ve Veulent Plus me Voir (Your Parents Don’t Want to See Me Anymore) / Made in the Shade / Sugar Hill Records 4038 – (USA)
Yam Yam: Bahama Mama / Eatdubafrobeat-The Big Chill Recordings / Factor 21 – (UK)
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Celia Cruz: Dos Dias en la Vida (Two Days in Life) / Siempre Vivré / Sony Discos 84132 – (CUBA)
The Jolly Boys: Perfect Day / Great Expectation / Geejam 2134 – (JAMAICA) *NEW*
Cuong Vu Quartet: En Se Ne / Agogic / T&C 1 – (USA) *NEW*
Dobet Gnahoré: Inyembezi zam (My Tears) / Na Afriki / Cumbancha 4 – IVORY COAST)
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Henri Texier: Santa Mana / Bagad Men Ha Tan / Naïve 3271 – (BRITTANY)
Jorge Drexler: Tres Mil Millones de Latidos / Amar La Trama / WEA 256468335 – (URUGUAY)
Les Amazones de Guinée: Wamato / Wamato / Sterns Music 1106 – (GUINEA)
Dengue Fever: Only a Friend / Cannibal Courtship / Fantasy 32622 – (USA) *NEW*
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars: Jah Come Down / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) * At Higher Ground tomorrow – http://www.highergroundmusic.com *
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Les Doigts de L’Homme: Les Doigts dans La Prise / Les Doigts dans La Prise / Cristal Records 2008 – (FRANCE)
Flamingo Star: Django’s Dub / I Wouldn’t Wait No Longer / peacelounge recordings 17 – (DENMARK)
Samir & Sanghamitra Chatterjee: Ei Jibaner Mahanander / Guru Pranam-The Eternal Songs of Sri Chinmoy / Chhandyan Productions 15 – (INDIA)
Toumast: Maraou Oran/ Ishumar / Real World 50999502436 – (NIGER)
Martina Camargo: La Luna Hermosa / Canto, Palo y Cuero / Chico World Music 2009 – (COLOMBIA)
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Ray Barretto: Bruca Maniguá / Energy To Burn / Fania Records 773130457 – (USA / PUERTO RICO)
Cheb Mami: Rani Maàk El Youm / Meli Meli / Mondo Melodia 186850007 – (ALGERIA)
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective: Águyuha Nidúheñu (My People Have Moved On) / Wátina / Cumbancha 3 – (BELIZE)

playlist #149 (2/21/11)-get up, stand up

February 21, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #149 – “There’s something happening here. What it is, ain’t exactly clear…” Today’s show is dedicated to the brave voices of revolution.
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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El Génèral: Rayes Lebled / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed /    http://www.enoughgaddafi.com  (download) – (TUNISIA)
El Génèral: Tounes Bledna / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed /    http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (TUNISIA)
Mohamed Ali Ben Jemaa: Ana Fhemtkoum / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (TUNISIA)
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Pedro Luis Ferrer: Fundamento / Rústico / Escondida 6507 – (CUBA)
Pedro Luis Ferrer: La Cumbanchera / Rústico / Escondida 6507 – (CUBA)
Pedro Luis Ferrer: El Molino de Constantino / Rústico / Escondida 6507 – (CUBA)
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El Génèral & Mr. Shooma: Ta7ya Tounes / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (TUNISIA)
Ramy Donjewan: Ded El 7koma / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (EGYPT)
Ahmed Rock: Mamno3 Mn El Ta3’eer / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (EGYPT)
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Seun Kuti: Mosquito Song / Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80 / Disorient 56 – (NIGERIA)
Chiwoniso: Matsotsi (The Land of Thieves) / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE)
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars: Living Like a Refugee / Living Like a Refugee / Anti- 86837 – (SIERRA LEONE)
Dobet Gnahoré: Pillage / Na Afriki (My Africa) / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
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Revolution Records: Wa2t El Thawra Gaya / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (EGYPT)
Lotfi Double Kanon: Rissala / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (ALGERIA)
Lotfi Double Kanon: 7oukouma / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (ALGERIA)
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Oswin Chin Behilia: Korupshon / Liber / Otrabanda Records 8010 – (CURAÇAO)
Jimmy Cliff: The Harder They Come / The Harder They Come / Mango 162539202 – (JAMAICA)
Peter Tosh: Get Up, Stand Up / Equal Rights / Columbia 34670 – (JAMAICA)
Lee “Scratch” Perry: Scary Politicians / Revelation / Megawave 342 – (JAMAICA)
Kobo-Town: Blood and Fire / Independence / Kobo 1 – (TRINIDAD)
Black Kold Medina: Trouble The Water / Trouble The Water / BKM 1 – (N’AWLINS)
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Ibn Thabit: Hadef Al-Assasi / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (LIBYA)
Ibn Thabit: Yassir / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (LIBYA)
Ibn Thabit: El Sooal / Khalas Mixtape, vol. I: Mish B3eed / http://www.enoughgaddafi.com (download) – (LIBYA)

playlist #140 (12/20/10)-listening to 2010, pt. 3

December 20, 2010

World of Music
Pgm #140 – Number three of four shows dedicated to some of the best international music of 2010
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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Dengue Fever & Ros Sereysothea: Cold Sky / Electric Cambodia / Minky Records 1 – (CAMBODIA)
Gorillaz: White Flag / Plastic Beach / Virgin 27547 – (USA)
The Mayapuris: Shiva Shiva / Mridanga / Equal Vision Records 190 – (INDIA)
Trio Azteca & de Norte a Sur: El Colas / The Best of Mexico / ARC Music 2302 – (MEXICO)
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Hot Club of Detroit: Equilibrium / It’s About That Time / Mack Avenue 1051 – (USA)
Tumi & The Volume: Asinamali / Pick A Dream / Sakifo Records 3216165 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Oswin Chin Behilia: Zikinzá / Liber / Otrabanda Records 10 – (CURAÇAO)
Lena Ka: Fais Semblant / Cinquième Saison / SACEM 31075120478 – (FRANCE)
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Raúl Paz: Gente / Havanization / Naïve 2010 – (CUBA)
Emad Sayyah: Raksat Loubnan / Bellydance from Lebanon / ARC Music 2278 – (LEBANON)
Balval: Mamo / Le Ciel Tout Nu / Whaling City Sound 53 – (FRANCE)
Diabel Cissoko & Ramon Goose: Totoumo / Mansana Blues / Dixiefrog 8683 – (MALI/UK)
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Master Drummers of Africa: Dagwamba / Master Drummers of Africa vol. 2-Ubuntu / ARC Music 2280 – (GHANA)
Nour Eddine: Laafou / Morocco-Traditional Sounds and Music / ARC Music 2289 – (MOROCCO)
Lobi Traoré: Moko ti y lamban don / Rainy Season Blues / Glitterhouse Records 711 – (MALI)
Giulia y los Tellarini: Ay Mi Niña / Eusebio / Music to Measure 2008 – (SPAIN)
Mike Mainieri & Charlie Mariano: Bye Bye Blackbird / Crescent / NYC Records 6041 – (USA)
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Trombone Shorty: On Your Way Down / Backatown / Verve 14194 – (N’AWLINS)
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars: Dununya / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE)
Dr. Michael White: King of the Second Line / Blue Crescent / Basin Street Records 504 – (N’AWLINS)
Kermit Ruffins: Ain’t That Good News / Happy Talk / Basin Street Records 111 – (N’AWLINS)
Galactic: Katey vs Nobby / Ya-Ka-May / Anti- 87002 – (N’AWLINS)
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Toots & The Maytals: Higher Ground / Flip and Twist / D&F Music 2010 – (JAMAICA)
The Whitefield Brothers: Pamukkale / Earthology / Now Again Records 2010 – (GERMANY)
Lil Queenie & The Percolators: My Darlin’ New Orleans / Treme / HBO Music 14910 – * 2010 Grammy nominee * – (N’AWLINS)
Sonia Brex: Good Times / Naif / Piranha 2442 – (GERMANY/ITALY)

you say you want a revolution

October 2, 2010

Interesting, that this week’s episode of the public radio show To the Best of our Knowledge would be about how music is informed by (and informs) social and political revolution. This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, and Germany’s reunification.

Soundtrack to War and Peace is a thoughtful investigation into everything from the horror of war in the West African nations of Sierra Leone, and Benin – to Napoleon’s invasion of Beethoven’s Vienna, and the expulsion of Jews from 15th-century Spain.

Music is surpsisingly the biggest, but not the only, uniting factor in all of the explorations in the hour. Absolutely fascinating. Give yourself an hour to listen to this, it’s worth it.

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 #116 (5/24/10)-africa, pt. 3

May 24, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #116 – The latest installment in our occasional series exploring the multitude of sounds from Africa
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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African Vision: Africa / African Vision / Ethno World Music 4008 – (WORLD FUSION)
Baloji: Tout Ceci Ne Vous Rendra Pas Le Congo / Kinshasa Succursale / EMI 68613 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Mahotella Queens: Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) / Sound Offerings from South Africa, vol. 2 / Gallo Record Company 632 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Atongo Zimba: Guuse, en sugro / Barefoot In The Sand / Hippo Records 1055 – (GHANA)
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The Anambra Beats: Ayamma / Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues / Soundway 9 – (NIGERIA)
Trio Tambours: Oust / Port du Capricorne / http://www.runmusic.com (demo) – (LA RÉUNION)
Chiwoniso: Karima (Planting) / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE)
Victor Démé: Deni Mouke Ila / Victor Démé / Chapa Blues 2008 – (BURKINA FASO)
Bako Dagnon: Bélébélé / Titati / Discograph 6099245 – (MALI)
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The LA Drivers Union Por Por Group: Por Por Akwaaba (Welcome) / Por Por Honk Horn Music from Ghana / Smithsonian Folkways 40531 – (GHANA)
(Four Shi musicians from the Bantu Tribe in Congo): Uni Urmi / Music of the Shi People / Alula Origins 5008 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars: Watching All Your Ways / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) *NEW*
Master Drummers of Africa: Imichingo (Dust Devil) / Master Drummers of Africa, vol. 2: Ubuntu / Arc Music 2280 – (TANZANIA, GHANA, etc.) *NEW*
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Maria de Barros: Funana Ca Tem Frontera / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE)
Lulendo: Angola / Angola / Buda Musique 2005 – (ANGOLA)
Ba Cissoko featuring Tiken Jah Fakoly: Africa / Electric Griot Land / 3D Family Music 2005 – (MALI)
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Tarika: Koba / Rough Guide to the Indian Ocean / Rough Guide 1086 – (MADAGASCAR)
Ghorwane: Mayvavo / Mozambique Relief / Naxos World 76019 – (MOZAMBIQUE)
Manou Gallo: Chanter L’Amour (Love Song) / Manou Gallo / Zig Zag World 1 – (IVORY COAST)
Papa Wemba: Esclave (Slave) / Molokai / Real World 2373 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
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Issa Bagayogo: Touba / Tassoumakan / Six Degrees 6570361103 – (MALI)
Terakaft: Arghane Manine / Akh Issudar / World Village 468084 – (MALI) *(written by Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, lead singer from Tinariwen)
Habib Koité: Africa / Afriki / Cumbancha 5 – (MALI)
Dobet Gnahoré: Têlo Dé / Na Afriki (My Africa) / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
Orchestra Baobab: Papa Ndiaye / Made in Dakar / World Circuit 433788 – (SENEGAL)
The Waves Band: Angba Langar / Only A Dream / Kelele Records / 31004 – (SEYSCHELLES ISLANDS)

playlist #109 (4/5/10)-tasty bits

April 5, 2010

World of Music
Pgm #109 – Leftovers: a little of this, a little of that. You know. Whatever we can scrape up.
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 / ww.intrahealth.org/open/  (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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The Underscore Orkestra: Dobur Yecher / No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us / http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com / (self-produced) – (USA) *NEW*
Flowriders: Experience / R.U.E.D.Y. / Mr. Bongo Records 56 – (HOLLAND)
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Matt Malley: The Scalding Rain / Sleepless Nights / World Village / 468097 – (INDIA/USA) *NEW*
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Moishe’s Bagel: Tantz Glassidic / Salt / Eachday Music & Moishe’s Bagel 2 – (SCOTLAND)
The Sway Machinery: A Staff of Strength in the Hands of the Righteous / Hidden Melodies Revealed – JDub 112 – (USA)
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars: Dununya (The World) / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) * NEW – at Higher Ground this Weds. At 8pm *
Rokia Traoré: Sara / Bowmboï / Nonesuch 79852 – (MALI) * On the Flynn Main Stage – 4/18/10, 7:30pm *
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Salif Keita: Tekere / “Folon”…The Past / Mango 531022 – (MALI)
Neco Novellas: Zuma Luei / New Dawn Ku Khata / World Connection 10326 – (MOZAMBIQUE)
Waltel Branco: Sonho No Céu / Meu Balanco / Mr. Bongo Records 2 – (BRAZIL)
Norma Madrid: Moon River / Historias de Luna / http://www.historiasdeluna.com (self-produced) – (VENEZUELA)
Eddie Jefferson: Lester’s Trip To The Moon (Paper Moon) / The Jazz Singer / Evidence 22062 – (USA)
Peter Mossman & Per Liebeck: Couldn’t Get Enough / Hotel VW-A Musical Journey From Bangkok to Copenhagen / http://www.hotelvw.com (self-produced) – (DENMARK+)
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Banda La República: La Fiesta / Neo Tròpico / NMC 15001 – (COLOMBIA)
Sara Tavares: Di Alma / Xinti / 4Q 1818 – (CAPE VERDE)
Le Trio Joubran: Laytana / Majâz / Randana 2 – (PALESTINE)
I Muvrini: Terzetti di u Piuvanu / Puliufnie / Higher Octave World 82621 – (CORSICA)
Gil Gilberto: Metáfora / Gil Luminoso / DRG Brazil 31618 – (BRAZIL) *National Poetry Month*
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Manu Chao: Me Llaman Calle / La Radiolina / Nacional Records 68496 – (SPAIN/FRANCE)
Kristi Stassinopoulou: Sol Invictus / EchoTropia / Tinder Records 860962 – (GREECE)
Kad: Cómo Te Quiero / Société / Skycap 23 – (FRANCE)
Meira Asher: Tiring Night / Spears Into Hooks / Cram 95 – (ISRAEL)
Baster: Redemption Song / Kaf Gong Reggae / B.R.P. 7 – (LA RÉUNION)
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NG La Banda: Cara de Guante / The Best of NG La Banda / Hemisphere 21391 – (CUBA)
Patsy Geremy & Souskay: Chayew Ale / Caribbean Party / Putumayo 132 – (FRENCH ANTILLES)
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba featuring Vieux Farka Toure: I Speak Fula / I Speak Fula / Out Here Records 1 – (MALI) *NEW*
John Brown’s Body: Satisfaction Feeling / This Day / Shanachie 45045 – (USA)

playlist #107 (3/22/10)-for charlie

March 22, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #107 – New releases, World Water Day, and a remembrance of BBC broadcaster Charlie Gillett
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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Antonio Carlos Jobim: Águas de Março (Waters of March / The Best of Antonio Carlos Jobim / Hip-O Records 429702 – (BRAZIL) * World Water Day *
Ana Moura: Fado das águas / Leva-Me Aos Fados / World Village 468099 / (PORTUGAL) * NEW *
The Spy from Cairo: Oud Funk / Secretly Famous / Wonderwheel Recordings 8 – (ITALY)
Badar Ali Khan: Drowned in Your Eyes / Lost in Qawwali III / Media Creature Music / http://www.mediacreature.com – (PAKISTAN)
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Quadro Nuevo: Tango Jalousie / Tango Bitter Sweet / Justin Time 8530 – (GERMANY)
11 Acorn Lane: Live It Up / Everybody’s Here / http://www.11acornlane.com – (UK?)
Rob Curto: A Voz de Razão / Forró for All / Mezzogiorno Records 2006 – (USA/BRAZIL)
Rokia Traoré: Finini / Mouneïssa / Indigo 2524 – (MALI) * at the Flynn on 4/18/2010, 7:30pm *
Shooglenifty: Loreen’s Tune / Troots / Shoogle 6005 – (SCOTLAND)
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Thanks to the late Charlie Gillett for my first introduction to Franco, Mariza, and Šaban:
Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo: Liwa Ya Franco / Rumba Kongo: Immortal Franco / Riverboat 1050 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Mariza: Há Festa Na Mouraria / Fado em Mim / Times Square Records 9026 – (PORTUGAL)
Šaban Bajramović: Vasilica / Gypsy King & Drunkard / Balkanika 13937 – (SERBIA)
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The Underscore Orkestra: Devil With The Devil / No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us / http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com 2009 – (PORTLAND, OR) * NEW – at Langdon Street Café in Montpelier tonight, 8pm *
Le Vent du Nord: l’Heure Bleue / Dans les Airs / Borealis 189 – (QUÉBEC)
Lágrima Ríos: El Abrojito / Canción Para Mi Pueblo / Acqua Records 78 – (URUGUAY)
Tony Mastaler: Over The Rainbow / Moonlight Expressions / (self-produced)  – (MADE IN VT)
Rachid Taha: Agi / Bonjour / Wrasse Records 251 – (ALGERIA) * NEW *
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Soweto Kinch: The Opening Theme / A Life in the Day of B19: Tales from the Tower Block / Dune 14 – (UK)
Palmeras Kanibales: Internacional Socialista / La Ruta / PCDI 2006 – (VENEZUELA)
The Mitchell & Dewbury Band featuring Billie Godfrey: Beyond the Rains / Beyond the Rains / Mr. Bongo 47 – (UK)
Biakuye Percussion Group: Nana Yaa / Jumbie Sampler / Jumbie 11 – (GHANA)
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Junkyard Productions: Grateful / The Sound Invasion: World Music Crossroads from Denmark / WMD 2007/08 – (DENMARK)
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars: Global Threat / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) * NEW *
Gecko Turner: Monosabio Blues / Chandalismo Ilustrado / Love Monk 15 – (SPAIN)

tango for two

March 22, 2010

This week’s World of Music samples some new recordings and pays tribute to the late BBC broadcaster Charlie Gillett.

Charlie’s world music show was one of the inspirations behind this program. He passed away last week, after more than 30 years spent introducing radio audiences to artists like Franco, the Congolese guitarist; Portuguese fado singer Mariza; Serbian vocalist Šaban Bajramović, and many, many others.

We’ll hear from some of Charlie’s favorites along with the Underscore Orkestra, which is visiting Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier tonight on their current Northeastern tour.

New releases this week include Quadro Nuevo’s Tango Bittersweet (a 2006 release, but something we just picked up); Portugal’s Ana Moura in her fourth recording for World Village records; and Rise & Shine, the latest from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars – it’s being released in the States tomorrow.

World of Music is a reverential, groove-shaking mashup of blues, poetry, jazz, 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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