World Music

Today we listened to music from Provence by Patrick Vaillant, Renat Sette, and Bijan Chemirani (l’empreinte digitale), then Japan’s Yoshida Brothers on shamisen (dana), instrumnental music from Cambodia (Celestial Harmonies), music from India’s great Ravi Shankar (Columbia), followed the great dutar master from Northeast Iran-Khorassan, Hadj Ghorban Soleimani (Silkroad Images), Music from Martin Simpson, David Hildago, Viji Krishnan and Puvalur Srinivasan (Water Lily), India’s great Shenai master, Bishmillah Khan (Classic music-India).

In the second hour we had Polish bagpiper Blanche Krbecek. We also heard music from Tim O’Brien(Sugar Hill), gypsy music from Macedonia’s Kochani Orkestar (Ryko), and a number of tracks from the new release by Mozaik (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Bruce Molsky, Nikola Parav, and Rens van dar Zalm) (Compass).

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TITLES WITH ** INDICATES NEW RELEASES— Thanks to Miss Jamaica 2007 Wayne Wonder for Calling in.One Love

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Happy Birthday Captain Beefheart!
Part 1

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After the Rev. King holiday, I was shocked to hear of the passing of Andy Palacio. The bandleader from Belize had a phenomenal year in the spotlight including a visit here last August but died suddenly from a heart attack. After a few tribute songs I played a set of Caribbean dance Brasilian music to uplift our spirits and move toward Carnival season.

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Another MLK special inna Echo Chamber…and the dub was thumpin’. The highlighted artist/producer was Aram Scaram out of Toronto — featuring his latest project, Citizen Sound…

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