Posts Tagged ‘Staff Benda Bilili’

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 #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 #119 (7/12/10)-earthly delights

July 12, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #119 – A cool garden of tunes for a hot afternoon
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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Maria Montalvo: Cantos del Alma / Cantos del Alma / Putumayo 174 – (CHILE)
Babukishan: Divine Love / Gypsy India / Star Music 24 – (INDIA)
Tom Waits: Earth Died Screaming / Bone Machine / Island 314512580 – (USA)
Kimi Djabaté: Djombé / Karam / Cumbancha 12 – (GUINEA-BISSAU)
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Guagua: Chinaman Rastafari / Tres / http://www.guaguavt.com 2010 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*
Angelique Kidjo: Zelie / Oyo / (demo) / N/A – (BENIN) *NEW*
Los Nemus del Pacifico: La Lengua Viperina / Grandes Exitos (Greatest Hits) / Discos Fuentes 10266 – (COLOMBIA)
Lila Downs: La Linea (The Border) / Border / Narada World 10265 – (MEXICO)
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba: Jamana Be Diya / I Speak Fula / Next Ambience 1 – (MALI) *NEW*
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Galactic featuring Katey Red & Sissy Nobby: Katey vs. Nobby / Ya-Ka-May / ANTI- 87002 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
Slavic Soul Party: Baltika / Taketron / Barbès Records 23 – (USA)
DJ Frane: In The Garden / Electric Garden of Delights / Tuff City Massive 3 – (USA)
Luisa Maita: Alento / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha 17 – (BRAZIL) *NEW-being released on 7/27 *
Velha Guarda da Portela: Sabiá Cantador / Tudo Azul / Redcircle Music 2 – (BRAZIL)
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Hot Club of San Francisco: Be That Way / Be That Way / Panda Digital 217 – (USA)
Cristina Branco: Musa / Corpo Illuminado / Emarcy 14151 – (PORTUGAL)
Staff Benda Bilili: Moto Moindo / Très Très Fort / Crammed Discs 51 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Mike Mainieri: I Love You / Crescent / NYC Records 6041 – (USA) *NEW – being released on 7/17 *
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Easy Star All-Stars: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band / Discos CNR 21622 – (JAMAICA/USA)
Mongo Santamaria: Day Tripper / Jazz Moods-Cha Cha Party / Concord 5220 – (CUBA)
The Bad Plus + Wendy Lewis: Comfortably Numb / For All I Care / Heads Up 3148 – (USA)
Easy Star All-Stars: Us and Them / Dub Side of the Moon / Easy Star Records 21606 – (JAMAICA/USA)
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Kirmizi Biber: Bendeniz / Turkish Groove / Putumayo 248 – (TURKEY)
Cornelius Claudio Kreusch: Trip Soka / Fēfē / BlackMud Sound 1 – (GERMANY)
Totó La Mompasina: Cosas Pá Pensar / La Bodega / Astar 8 – (COLOMBIA)

playlist #117 (6/21/10)-the world cup of music

June 22, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #117 – …the show that’s like a World Cup, for your ears!
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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Sonny Rollins: St. Thomas / Saxophone Colossus / Prestige 1501 –  (USA)
Kali: L’Histoire du Zouk / Caribbean Party / Putumayo 132 – (MARTINIQUE)
The New Islanders: Caribbean Cruise / Music of the Caribbean / Intersound 8906 – (TRINIDAD)
Sunshiners (covering John Lennon): Woman / Welkam Bak Long Vanuatu / Ter A Terre 21 – (OCEANIA)
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Emad Sayyah: Balla Tghanni Ya Mourkos / Bellydance from Lebanon / ARC Music 2278 – (LEBANON) *NEW*
Celia Cruz: Celia’s Oye Como Va / Siempre Vivré / Sony 489544 – (CUBA)
Mario Grigorov: Cuban Soil, Cuban Sun / Paris to Cuba / Warm & Genuine Records 1 – (BULGARIA)
Toots and the Maytals (covering Phish): Back On The Train / Dub Like An Antelope / Red Hillz Music 2009 – (JAMAICA)
Madagascar Slim: Good Life / Good Life Good Living / MS 1 – (MADAGASCAR)
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Trombone Shorty: Hurricane Season / Backatown / Verve 14194 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
Golem!: Tell Her You Love Her / Citizen Boris / JDub 113 – (USA)
Razia: Yoyoyo / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW*
Staff Benda Bilili: Je t’aime / Très Très Fort / Crammed Discs 51 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
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Long-ge: Playing Mahjong / Blues Around The World / Putumayo 253 – (TAIWAN)
The Cottars: Fare Thee Well, Northumberland & The Purple Wave / Feast / Rounder Records 7068 – (CAPE BRETON) *NEW*
Chuck Bernstein: Delta Berimbau Blues / Delta Berimbau Blues / CMB Records 102844 – (USA)
Gil Scott Heron: New York Is Killing Me / I’m New Here / XL Recordings 471 – (USA) *NEW*
Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott: Pelham Gardens / East-West Trumpet Summit / Origin Records 82561 –  (USA) *NEW*
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Fela Kuti: No Agreement / The Best of the Black President / Universal 3145431972 – (NIGERIA)
Alicia Villareal: No, Oh, Oh / Se Cruza / Universal 2264 – (MEXICO)
The Hot Club of San Francisco: Spivy / Gypsyland / Lost Wax Records 501 – (USA)
La Macanita: Adiós Tristeza / The Rough Guide to Flamenco / Rough Guide 1189 – (SPAIN)
Señor Coconut: Firecracker / Yellow Fever! / Nacional Records 54124 – (CHILE)
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Black Uhuru: Hey Joe / Now! Dub / Mesa 79022 – (JAMAICA)
Novalima: Coba Guarango (Toni Economides Remix) / Coba Coba Remixed / Cumbancha 11 – (PERU)


feeling uninspired?

May 25, 2010

Staff Benda Bilili are a band of paraplegic musicians who were discovered playing on the streets of Kinshasa in 2004. Last year their first recording was released, and now the documentary about them has been the source of the biggest buzz generated at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Read their story.

Listen to – and WATCH – their music. And next time you’re feeling down, think about the uncrushable optimism of Staff Benda Bilili.


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