World Music

8/24/2008 Century Song

Today during the first hour we listened to Aruna Sayeeram, one of South India’s most popular singers. This was a concert from the Indian Music Society of Minnesota’s archive. The concert was fron 24 May 2003 and was recorded, mixed and edited by Dan Rein.

The second hour began with Hot Gypsy music from the latest release by Romania’s Taraf de Haidouks (Crammed), that was follow by Khen music from Southern Laos by Molam Lao (Nimbus), and then music from Cholly, a Touareg musician from Algeria (Al Sur), and then Iran’s great Ney master(flute), Hassan Kassa’i (Kassa’i music), and then an Uzbek sufi text sung by the great Monajat Yultchieva (Ocora), then a bit of Irish music from the Brock McGuire Band, then music from locals, Dark Dark Dark (Blood Onion Records), and then a tune from the new release by Irish masters, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill (Green Linnet), and finishing with Cape Breton great, Jerry Holland (Odessy Records).

8/23/2008 Sangam
8/23/2008 Caribbean Jam


8/23/2008 Sabados Alegres
8/22/2008 Radio Antilles

Radio Antilles Playlist 8/22/08: Opening track of the show One Day from Australian band Blue King Brown’s got a hard kick to it. New stuff from Kasai Allstars / Kafuulu Balu / ongotraonics 3 / from Crammed (Belgium label) about 30 min into hour 1. The Slackers also got a new batch out with Everyday is Sunday / Self Medication /Indication record label 4 songs into the ska set at 15 min into hour 2. Also check out the sign off song – Sharon Jones and The Dap-kings /How Long Do I have to Wait For you ? / Sharon Jones and The Dap-kings / Daptone. Caught them live on Thur 8/21/08 at the MN State Fair and they played this tune. Pulled a guy out of the crowd to dance with Sharon on stage. Stood on a picnic table groovin and it was fun. 55 min into hour 2.

8/22/2008 Fubar Omniverse
8/21/2008 African Rhythms
8/20/2008 Global Beat

An opening set of Latin tunes of the Caribbean region then the greater South American continent. Closing with a lesson from Fela Kuti.

8/20/2008 Echo Chamber

DJ Baby Swiss goes solo once again in the Echo Chamber. And, despite the fact that he arrived empty-handed (and had to rely on KFAI’s CD library), he cooked up a real fun ecelectic mix. Helping out the situation was the hand-delivered new King Tubby vs. The Assessor disc (Big Up Jeremy!). Loads of funn indeed.