Tonight we celebrated the historic election of Barack Obama, while commemorating the life of my late Jamaican father-in-law Robert. And what better way to celebrate than with an All-Jamaican program? We got the party started with Cocoa Tea who satisfied both themes with his catchy Barack Obama song.
Thanks to Nikki Matteson, Rich Rue, and Carrie Deans (a.k.a. The Ruemates) for stopping in this morning. They brought some music to add to the mix and we chatted about their upcoming CD Release Party….
…..Friday night at the Nomad Pub with Spider John Koerner and John Wills also on the bill.
Today we began with music from the Amazon (Grem), followed by music from Algerian Berber singer, Houria Aichi (Ethnic), then music from Sardinian vocal group Tenores di Bitti (qbadisc), followed music of the African harp, the Kora, from Mali by Toumani Diabate (Hannibal), music from Venezuela by Cheo Hurtado (Ocora), music from India slide Chittra Vina master, Ravikiran (live recording), music from Albania (Rounder), music from North Viet Nam (Nimbus).
We also had in studio guest frm Sumarah, the local Gamolan Ensemble , with tracks from their latest recording. We also heard music from Romanian Gypsy group Taraf de Haidouks (Crammed Discs), music from Irish singer Paddy Tunney (green linnet), and music from local group Jellow Slave (live recording…engineer Mario Vano).