Today we began with cremation music from Thailand (Playasound), followed by Touareg musicians Tartit from Algeria (Fonti Musicali), and then music from Malian master of the Kora, Toumani Diabate (Hannibal), and then music from Iranian Mamak Khadem, followed by music from Herat, Afghanistan (Unesco), and then live music from North Indian Singers Sajan and Rajan Mishra, followed by music from Sweden’s Vasen (Northside), and then music from the Gbaya Pygmies of Central Africa (Gallo).
During the second hour we had live guests, the Spaghetti Western String Co. The show was closed out with music from Epirus, Greece by the Halkias Family Orchestra.
Habib Koite Lucky Dube kick off an Afrikan set leading into an Isaac Hayes tribute – followed by Arrested Development Ozomatli… always a lot more. Ending in a choral polyphonic male chorus from the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Another great mix of old and new, from the yard to the club… Brand new tracks just in from Madtone:http://www.myspace.com/onedeckmadtone, Sista M:http://www.myspace.com/sistamparis, the Soul Merchants, Tom Drexl, Natacha Atlas, and even Paul Weller (yup, the modfather himself). Also in the mix, part 2 the “Roots Rock Reggae” guest mix from DJ Cojo of the Bushwackers Soundsystem, and a birthday mix for my daughter. A real fun summer show…