February 2009 Global Beat Archives

From music of Iran back to Spain and Africa… lots of samples from Rokia Traore Vusi Mahlasela – both in town this week – along with some Grammy nominations. The World today.

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Highlight is in-studio interview with the entire trombone section of The Brass Messengers celebrating their cd release at the Cedar this Friday evening starting at 7:30 pm. Fun music will not be all there is for the Carnival of celebration and community.

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Miriam Makeba Thomas Mapfumo take stage together followed by Black Stalin Lord Kitchener in anticipation of Carnival in the Caribbean – Trinbagonian-style. Happy Carnival !

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Carnival season never ends on Ash Wednesday on Global Beat – the dance party continues with New Orleans Brass sounds, and Trinidad-Tobago Soca Pan music and a taste of Brasil. Lots more as well – including some Nina Simone for her birthday.

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