Transpacific Sound Paradise
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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This Week's Playlist:
(* = new)
Late great Cambodian singer, one of the inspirations for Dengue Fever (who played Terre T's show earlier today)
Eternal is the Word of Poets
From Istanbul, Turkey
The Devil's Bomb. Project of Hungarian musician Bela Agoston, who sings and plays saxophone and bagpipes.
/ Dances of Resistance
Valkyrien All Stars:
Hvis Jeg Var Deg
/ Valkyrien All Stars
/ Phantom Sound & Vision
From Norway, and coming to NYC Jan 11 for the annual world music mega-showcase Globalfest (Jan 11, Webster Hall NYC)
/ Diaspora Hi-Fi
From Marseille, France - playing in this year's Globalfest (Jan 11, Webster Hall NYC)
/ Rokku Mi Rokka
Youssou's Great African Ball is this Wed / Thurs at the Nokia Theatre NYC
/ Kora Company Collection
Kora Player / Band leader from Guinea via California.
Featuring Abdelkrim Sami "Diablo"
/ Banyan Tree
From Iran via Southern California, where a lot of Iranian music is made
Heyla Ya Wasee
/ Live in San Francisco
/ Voix de l'Orient
Unsafe at any speed?
/ Akh Issudar
/ World Village
Latest Southern Saharan guitar band to make the scene - from Mali
Bogge Oromo (Shewa)
/ In Search of My Roots
/ AIT Records
Ethiopian bassist who lived in US for a while, now back in Ethiopia, and has worked with many of the country's greats.
/ Poo Productions
Popular band from Mozambique. Thanks to http://www.calabashmusic.com.
Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga:
/ African Classics
Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila:
/ Nalilia Mwana
Don't Speak With Two Mouths / from WOMAD's anthology of selections from Ongala's East African label releases.
New CD from the artsy Colombian band
Me Llaman Calle
/ Various Artists: Beyond the Horizon
/ Warner Classics & Jazz
Charlie Gillett comp
Los Cuatro Ases de Jarana:
Jarana 1 (excerpt)
/ Vocal Duels from the Streets of Lima
The jarana is a type of improvised vocal duel performed in the back streets of Lima, Peru. This cd is a collection of previously unreleased field recordings made in the 1950s by Latin American literary historian José Durand Flórez (1925-1990). (Info from http://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/jarana.htm.)
Ojo de Culebra
/ Shake Away
From Mexico via Minneapolis via NYC - this latest cd is with her "New York Band"
/ Legends of the Preacher
With the Klezmatics
Rita Rasa Krita
/ Kaza Kapa Debesis (A Goat Climbed to the Sky)
Halling Efter Hjalmar Fjellhammer
/ Folk and roll
"Protect Me." From Hungary
/ Liege & Lief
Much of the European neo-trad or folk rock music I played tonight owes a huge debt to Fairport, the pacesetters
Altan Urag Folk Rock Band:
/ Made in Mongolia
From Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Band name means "The Golden Family".
Ej Hora, Hora
/ Gypsy, Moravian and Slovakian Songs
/ Lotos Records
From Czech Republic
/ Psyche (Weores Sandor)
Poems of Hungarian author and poet Sandor Weores. Palya makes her solo NYC debut Jan. 30 at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.
Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider:
/ Silent City
/ World Village
Renowned Kurdish-Iranian kamancheh player and western classical players from Brooklyn get together
It Calls Me
With Huun Huur Tu - they're playing together Sunday night Nov 23 at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC