Thanks to Andy Arsham for filling in last week while I was in DC. I picked up some Thievery Corporation while I was in their hometown, including a great compilation of artists they put together to benefit an open clinic in the DC area, The Underground Sound of DC. We also heard Zappa every hour in honor of Earl Root, and we heard Utah Phillips, including a song he wrote performed by The Sorry Muthas. We lost two heroes of music on May 23rd in Earl and Utah Phillips, and we are blessed for having shared in their passion for sharing sounds and stories with us.
today we began with music from the great Argentinian tango master, Astor Piazzolla (American Clave), we also heard music from Irish concertina master, Noel Hill (Shanchie), followed by Bakhshi Olyo-Gholi Yegane from the Turkoman Sahra of Iran (Mahoor), then music from the New song movement of South America by Atahualpa Yupanqui (le Chante du Monde), music from the group SWAP (Northside), then music of the Bororo Indians of Brazil (Unesco), then music from Sitar master, Purbayan Chatterjee (Virgin).
During the second hour we had in studio guests, the Northern Latitudes Mandolin Quartet. We finished the hour with music from Japan’s Yoshida Brothers(Dana), and Son de la Frontera of Spain (World Village).