Fubar Omniverse Playlist, Friday, February 27, 2009
Kalman Balogh The Gypsy Cymbalom Band: Macedon Tunes (Gypsy Jazz; Rounder)
Ghymes: Üzenet/Message (Fóno Records Sampler; Fóno)
Kalman Balogh The Gypsy Cymbalom Band: Transylvania Suite (Gypsy Jazz; Rounder)
The Kâmkârs: Har Yakam Bahar (The Living Fire; Nettwerk)
Sheila Chandra: Shennai Song (The Zen Kiss; Real World)
A.R. Rahman: Wedding Qaawali (Bombay Dreams; The Really Useful Group)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Yeh Jo Halka Halka (The Day The Night The Dawn The Dusk; Shanachie)
In the first half, Laura Flynn joins us in the studio to talk about her warmly received memoir about growing up in the care of a schizophrenic mother. Her book, Swallow the Ocean, has recently been issued in paperback.
In the second half of the show, we talk with Reese Erlich, author of Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba. Reese Erlich is a freelance print and broadcast reporter, regularly filing for NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle and CBC Radio, among others. He shared a 2006 Peabody award. His previous books include Target Iraq and The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis.