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Saturday, February 6, 2010 Options
Tanya Tagaq, New & Mixed

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Tanya Tagaq is a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award-winning Inuit singer from Nunavut in far northern Canada. She has morphed the region's traditional throat-singing (which you may be familiar with from the acclaimed Inuit indie film Atanarjuat) into her own wildly dynamic, very un-traditional style. She's noted for her collaborations, having worked with Björk and Kronos Quartet among others. Tanya will join Kronos and an array of Arctic artists for a big northern-climes concert extravaganza, "Tundra Songs", at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on Saturday, March 13. On tonight's show she previews her latest CD, Auk/Blood.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Cuban Cowboys: Shipwrecked Sailors Options / The Devil's Dance / Round Whirled / *

Grupo Monumental: Tremendo Tremendo Options / Various Artists: Si Para Usted Volume 2 / Waxing Deep

Los Brito: El 4 5 6 Options / Various Artists: Si Para Usted Volume 2 / Waxing Deep

Les Gypsies de Petion Ville: Una Muneca Options / Loa Baron / Antilles Mizik

Coupé Cloué: Chok Challet Options / Racine / R. Francis

Clifford Sylvain: Pale Avem Options / Rara Machine / Zin Production

Webert Sicot: Bebe Transistor Options / La Fleche d'Or d'Haiti / Ibo

Nemours Jean Baptiste: Nape Voye Bayo Options / The Sensation of the Day / Ibo

Alfredo Guttierez: La Gota Fria Options / Various Artists: Las Cien Canciones Nominadas a La Cancion Colombiana del Siglo, Volume 5 / Sonolux

Los Hermanos Lora: Compae Chipuco Options / Various Artists: Las Cien Canciones Nominadas a La Cancion Colombiana del Siglo, Volume 5 / Sonolux

Silvia Blanco: Barubana Yagian Options / Various Artists: Umalali / Cumbancha / *
Take Me Away (CD is from 2008 but new to WFMU library)

Sol Okarina: Calypso Town Options / Sumergible / Polen

Sylvia Ivalu, Lucy Tulugarjuk (I think): Throat Singing excerpt Options / Film audio from Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)

Tanya Tagaq: Fox - Tiriganiak Options / Auk (Blood) / Ipecac

Tanya Tagaq: Fire - Ikuma Options / Auk (Blood) / Ipecac
With Mike Patton

Tanya Tagaq: Burst Options / Auk (Blood) / Ipecac
With Shamik

Tanya Tagaq: Tategak Options / Auk (Blood) / Ipecac

Tanya Tagaq: Hunger Options / Auk (Blood) / Ipecac

Homer Simpson, Inuit Shaman: Throat Singing excerpt Options / Film audio from the Simpsons Movie

Ulla Pirttijarvi: Leammi Options / Áibbaseabmi / Vuelie

Tsuumi Sound System: Casino Options / Hotas / Aito Records

Jouhiorkesteri: Rackulbacka Options / Nikodemus / Nature Always Wins
Band name = "The Horse-Hair Orchestra"

Unknown DJ: You Are My Sunshine Options / Inuit CBC Strike Audio
Find this and other excerpts from a rather remarkable strike broadcast at a CBC station in Nunavut, on WFMU's Beware of the Blog, here (long uncut excerpt of the broadcast, plus some songs from a 1981 CBC Northern Services LP by Inuit singer Tumasi Quissa) and here (edited excerpts including individual songs).

Tribecastan: Little Grasshopper Options / 5 Star Cave / Evergreene / *

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Cornbread and Butter Beans Options / Genuine Negro Jig / Nonesuch / *

Jean Noel: Ela Lia Options / Various Artists: Tulear Never Sleeps / Sterns

The Big Four: Wenzani Umoya Options / Various Artists: Next Stop Soweto - Township Sounds of The Golden Age of Mbaqanga / Strut / *
Hey kids - if you dig this, check out the groundbreaking and classic Earthworks Records South African comps from the 1980s onwards, particularly the Indestructible Beat of Soweto series.

Grace: Siza Nkosi Options / Heavenly Beauty / Par
Contemporary South African gospel

Khumbula: Khetha Options / Khetha / African Cream
From African Cream: Gauteng group Khumbula broke into the South African music scene with their smash debut album called ‘Bayakhuluma’ and followed it with their equally successful second album, ‘Kheta’. The group is Skipper Shabalala, Andile Nqubezelo, Msizi "Chunky" Mashiyane, and Bheki Masina, and their unique "Afro-beat" musical style melds a North African influence into their dynamic combination of Maskanda and Fusion, to create the songs on ‘Khetha’.

Orchestre les Abidjanais: Kognima Kadi Options / Various Artists: African Pearls - Cote D'Ivoire / Syllart / *

Les Freres Dejean: Naide Options / L'Univers / Macaya

Mario Caribe: Cravo e Canela Options / Bacuris / Caber
Milton Nascimento cover (used as music bed for concert listings).

Kaissa: I'm So Happy Options / Pre-release / *

Burkina Electric: Ligdi Options / Paspanga / Cantaloupe / *

Angelique Kidjo: Dil Main Chuppa Ke Pyar Ka Options / Oyo / Razor & Tie / *
Bollywood cover - originally sung by Mohammed Rafi for Dilip Kumar in Aan, 1952.

Listener comments!

  Sat. 2/6/10 6:20pm byrd:

who is this right now???
  Sat. 2/6/10 6:21pm byrd:

haha.... nevermind
  Sat. 2/6/10 7:37pm Irwin:

Great interview, Rob. Tanya's voice is gorgeous — even when she just speaks.
  Sat. 2/6/10 7:53pm Your DJ:

  Sat. 2/6/10 8:47pm Ike:

I wonder how the food at Grand Dakar is. Haven't been there. Also heard it mentioned Thursday night on WKCR during an African music show (which I didn't even know existed until then).
  Sat. 2/6/10 8:56pm Your DJ:

Haven't been either! I've heard good things though. Short review from the Village Voice:
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