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)
The week’s show is the second show dedicated to late cantaora María Elena La Cordobesa, featuring three tracks from her CD, Añoranza a mi Córdoba, as well as songs by cantaoras Carmen Linares and Niña de la Puebla.
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.