World Music

As Fidel Castro finally lets go of the reins of power as El Presidente in Cuba – Global Beat takes a fond look at the musical heritage his reign gave us. In the second hour I move from North Africa to Pakistan to Spain and home.

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With our pal Randy joining us inna Echo Chamber, the doctors of dub tried out lots of new dub downloads…plus a few other new and old releases. Sure we featured some reknowned artists, like Babatunje Olatunji, Michael Rose, Lee Perry, and Sly Robbie. But the long list included the likes of I Boochi, King Chilla, Fleur Earth, Manwel T (remixing Hotdrop), Disrupt, Blue Elephant Studio, and Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures. By the end of the show, Randy’s head had become a crazy, bulbous, punchbag of sound…

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Boogaloo con tango, flamenco, bachata, cantos del Istmo de Tehuantepec y mas/ Boogaloo with tango, flamenco, bachata, songs from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and more

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Get clean with the antiseptic sounds of Jet Set Planet!

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Un pequeño homenaje a: Beny Moré, a 45 años de su muerte; el General de Hombres Libres, Augusto César Sandino, de Nicaragua, a 74 años de su sacrificio; el escritor argentino Julio Cortázar, a 24 años de su muerte.

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Today we listened to Nuba Raml al Maya performed by Ensemble Masano Tazi of Morocco (le Chante du Monde). This is music of the Arab-Andalousian tradition that was part of the Moorish empire of Spain and North Africa.
In the second hour we heard music from the Madmen of Bengal (le Chante du Monde)…the are the street mystics. We also heard music from Son De la Frontera from the flamenco tradition of Spain (World Village), music of the Luba-Shankadi of Zaire, the Okros ensemble of Hungary (Rounder), Ougenweide, a folk-rock group singing in Medieval German (Bear), music from the latest release of Paddy O’Brien’s Chulrua (Shanachie), Music from French Canada by Andre Brunet (Green Linnet) and Jean Carignan (Tout Grin).

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