Today we began with Music from Crete (Greek label), followed by music of the Gond of India (Gallo), and then music from Afghanistan (World Network), and music for the Mbira (African Thumb Piano) from Zimbabwe by Dumisani Maraire and Ephat Mujuru (Music of the World), and then music from the great Guitarist from Mali, Boubacar Traore (Sterns Africa), and then a track from the new release of Martin Hayes (Green Linnet), followed by a Basque tune from the Secret Museum of Mankind V. 1 (Yazoo), a track from the new release by the Brass Kings, new tracks from the super group Mozaik (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Bruce Molsky, Nicola Parov, and Rens van der Zelm) (Compass), and a track from the latest by the Taraf de Haidouks of Romania Maskarada (Crammed Discs).
During the second hour we listened to an interview with Irish accordionist, Paddy O’Brien and guitarist Daithi Sproule…The music we was Paddy and Daithi and Paddy and Brian Miller (Hosmer concert).
As Fidel Castro finally lets go of the reins of power as El Presidente in Cuba – Global Beat takes a fond look at the musical heritage his reign gave us. In the second hour I move from North Africa to Pakistan to Spain and home.
With our pal Randy joining us inna Echo Chamber, the doctors of dub tried out lots of new dub downloads…plus a few other new and old releases. Sure we featured some reknowned artists, like Babatunje Olatunji, Michael Rose, Lee Perry, and Sly Robbie. But the long list included the likes of I Boochi, King Chilla, Fleur Earth, Manwel T (remixing Hotdrop), Disrupt, Blue Elephant Studio, and Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures. By the end of the show, Randy’s head had become a crazy, bulbous, punchbag of sound…