Today we began with Norwegian cow calling by local artist Peggy Larsen (live track), followed by Irish accordionist Martin O’Connor (Mulligan), Japanese epic music by the great biwa master Kinshi Tsuruta (ocora), followed by pan pipe music of the Are Are, of the Solomon Islands (Chante du Monde), flamenco music from guitarist Miguel de la Bastide (la Bastide productions), music from the great singer Dick Gaughan (Appleseed), music from Mahmoud Fadl and his Drummers of the Nile as they go South (Piranha).
During the second hour we heard music from Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny’s Mozaik (Compass), followed the flamenco master Manuel Torre (Mandala), then music from the Aborigines of Papau New Guinea in the Sepik Province (Playasound), then we heard from the great Pakistani Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Multimedia), the we heard Native drum music from Owicakeyakapo (Makoche), and we finished of with a set of Irish tunes from the latest release by Patrick Street (Loftus).
Starting with an alternating tribute to two musicians we lost last year; Floyd Red Crow Westerman Ali Farka Toure’. Also some reflections and connections from the current MSP Int’l. Film Festival highlights. Still time to look ahead as well with a couple Chicago Afrobeat Project tunes – since they return to town May 9 at the Cedar Cultural Center.
Some great new arrivals tonight from Eva Be, The Crucialites, Fågel Roc, Autorickshaw, Daddy Rings, and Dub Spencer Trance Hill. Then there was the fresher-than-fresh tracks from the upcoming Lee Perry album as originally broadcast on Jak Maken Zasial’s More Than Reggae radio program on Radio Poland. Added to this was a nice set from Half Pint to celebrate his May 4 show in Minneapolis. And that’s just a start…