World Music

Today we listened to the great Swedish group Hedningarna recorded live at the 2008 Nordic Roots Festival, by Chris Dronen and Dan Rein

We also heard flamenco music from the Manolo Caracol, live music from Paddy O’Brien, Tom Klein, and Ensemble Limousin.

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TITLES WITH ** INDICATES NEW RELEASES.HAPPY 49 JAMAICA NUUF LOVE

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Yes, could it be… Chaino?

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Debt ceiling hangover: From Armadgideon Time to a Glory Day in Green Bay

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Funky, Bubbling, Afro-flavored Stew with a perfect balance of sounds from Colombia, Panama, Haiti, Ghana, Nigeria… featuring El Sexteto Miramar, Wganda Kenya, Manuel Alvarez, Tabou Combo, K Frimpong, Semi Colon, Akeeb Kareem, ROB, Max B many more…

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This program presents Trío Calaveras and María de Lourdes, from Mexico. From Peru, Susana Baca and Nicomedes Santa Cruz and, from the Latin American Southern Cone, some examples of the “Payada” tradition. The literature/language section presents “Cantinflas”, or the art of masking language —and being hilarious in the process.

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Yusuf Shalita from Marimba Africa joined us today to talk about the band’s upcoming residency at Ras Ethiopian Restaurant in St. Paul. (They’re also going to be opening for and playing with Samba Mapangala at the Cedar on August 13.) We also heard a typically eclectic mix of music including songs from Cape Verde, Angola, Cameroon, Kenya, Mali, and Senegal, along with a brand new track from the Addis Acoustic Project, a group of top musicians playing acoustic versions of Ethiopian popular songs of the 50’s and 60’s.

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