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Episode #3293

World Music Tour

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear some world music from Congo, in both Staff Benda Bilili and the Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji.  Staff Benda Bilili are a 8-piece group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa.  They'll serve up some rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and tin-can guitar solos.

There’s also music from the Andean group Sukay, drawing from regions of Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia.  Then we’ll hear music from Cape Verde, by a male pop-griot singer, Tcheka. He plays traditional percussive guitar and weaves the batuku style (a style traditional to the islands that was banned by the Portuguese, but continued by the women in the fields as they worked.) Plus, music for accordion and double-bass from Finland, and traditional music of West Java, featuring the kacapi, a boat-shaped zither.  And more.

PROGRAM # 3293, World Music Tour (First aired on 1/23/2012)                                                              

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Sambasunda Quintet

Java

Paddy Pergi Ke Bandung, excerpt [1:30]

Riverboat TUG1058
www.worldmusic.net

Sidi Touré

Koïma

Tondi karaa (The White Stone) [4:22]

Thrill Jockey Records Thrill 301
www.thrilljockey.com

Alamayehu Eshete

Ethiopiques 9

Yeweyn Haregitu [3:44]

Buda Musique #829832
www.budamusique.com

Staff Benda Bilili

Tres Tres Fort

Moto Moindo [5:48]

Crammed Discs CRAW 51CD
www.crammed.be or
Download from Emusic.com or iTunes

Sambasunda Quintet

Java

Teman Endah [5:36]

Riverboat TUG1058
www.worldmusic.net

Planxty

The Well Below The Valley

 

The Well Below The Valley [5:35]

Shanachie 79010
www.shanachie.com or Download from Emusic.com/iTunes

Tcheka

Dor de Mar

Fla Mantenha [4:25]

Lusafrica Recs / RCA Victor 88697963812
www.lusafrica.com

Sambasunda Quintet

Java

Paddy Pergi Ke Bandung [6:34]

See above.

Lepistö&Lehti

 

Radio Moskova

Raudanselka [4:18]

Aito Records
lepistolehti.com
Try www.amazon.co.uk

Sukay

Rough Guide to Music of the Andes

Concepcion [3:52]

World Music Network
Out of print, but try Amazon.com

Baloji

Kinshasa Succursale

Congo Eza Ya Biso

Crammed Discs  CRAM 183
www.crammed.be

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