Watcha Clan: Goumari (one of nine million remixes of song; I think this one is the EarthRise Sound System remix; Piranha)
Tinariwen: Tamatant Tilay (Aman Iman: Water Is Life; Harmonia Mundi/World Village)
Vieux Farka Touré: Wosoubour (Vieux Farka Touré; Harmonia Mundi/World Village)
Amadou Mariam: Batoma/Sekebe (Welcome to Mali; Because/Nonesuch)
Diane Jarvi: Tähdet Meren Yllä (Wild Gardens; Lupine)
Snekka: Jonkun Täytyy Tietää ([sic]; Lusti Music Arts Oy)
Tsuumi Sound System: Meteor (Hotas; Aito)
Special guest Ben Fink speaks on the International Pedagogy Theatre of the Oppressed Conference in town at Augsburg College – May 18-24. Check out www.ptoweb.org . Also celebrating the end of slavery in Brasil – May 13. Musically a lot of Brasil Africa with an outro from Cuba !
What a huge week for new dub! Starting out with the outrageous double-CD trip called Return from Planet Dub from Dubblestandart (with Lee Scratch Perry, Ari Up, and David Lynch). Then there was the excellent self-titled Ragana and the heavy self-titled Dubterror (both on Universal Egg). Rounding out the top of the new release list was the very cool Meditronica – the new project from Ashtech, Dub Gabriel, Paolo Polcari, and Eraldo Bernocchi.
What a nice way to start the day…
Karen Tweed Timo Alakotila: Riverside Aby (May Monday; NorthSide)
Maria Kalaniemi and Aldargaz: Angskar / Säda (Live at Nordic Roots Festival 2001; KFAI field recording)
Karen Tweed Timo Alakotila: Melting (May Monday; NorthSide)