World Music

Starting with an alternating tribute to two musicians we lost last year; Floyd Red Crow Westerman Ali Farka Toure’. Also some reflections and connections from the current MSP Int’l. Film Festival highlights. Still time to look ahead as well with a couple Chicago Afrobeat Project tunes – since they return to town May 9 at the Cedar Cultural Center.

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Some great new arrivals tonight from Eva Be, The Crucialites, Fågel Roc, Autorickshaw, Daddy Rings, and Dub Spencer Trance Hill. Then there was the fresher-than-fresh tracks from the upcoming Lee Perry album as originally broadcast on Jak Maken Zasial’s More Than Reggae radio program on Radio Poland. Added to this was a nice set from Half Pint to celebrate his May 4 show in Minneapolis. And that’s just a start…

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Viagem no Brasil, pasando por Aztlan, gracias a Ramon / Trip to Brazil, with a stop at Aztlan, thanks to Ramon

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Playing records from the KFAI Spring record sale!

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In Gilberto’s absence, program kindly hosted by Pablo Miranda and friends

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Today we began with ancient wedding dance music from Azerbaijan (Pan), followed by Finnish Kantele music by Eino Tulikari (Finnish label), then we listened to Gadet Hobak Leili by the Arabic worlds, great singer Oum Kalthoum (Dejavu), then music from the latetes recording of Mozaik (Compass), with Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Bruce Molsky, Nikola Parov, and Rens van der Zalm, and the hour was finished of with music for daf from Northern Khorasan, Iran (Mahoor).

In second hour we heard Sufi music from the Sindhi Music
Ensemble of Pakistan (Wergo), Music by Vaclav Trojan for Czech animation (Supraphon), music for Japanese Shamisen by the Yoshida Brothers (Domo), Dhrupad music from North India by Uday Bhawalkar (live recording), Music from Brittany by Jacky Mollard (live recording), music by the Pines (Red House), and bagpipe music from the Spanish Asturias (Arc).

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