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 !
New Music from Rob Thorsen, Esperanza Spalding, Derrick Gardiner, and Bobby Sanabria. I devoted the hour from 11-12 to jazz versions of songs that were hits in the early 60s, when I deejayed for Friday Night Dances at St. Andrews Church in the Bronx.