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2009 - week 24, from 20 June

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:15 pm
by Charlie
Seq - Artist - Song Title - Album - Country - Label - Cat no

1 - Kilema - Nanitsanitsa - Mena - Madagascar - Snail - SR 66010

2 - Invisible System - Hode Baba - Punt: Made in Ethiopia - Ethiopia/UK - Harper Diabate - HD001

3 - Beáta Palya - Szép Szemü Szeretöm - Adieu Les Complexes - Hungary - Naïve - WN145120

4 - Guardaloop - Ilha do amor - Guardaloop - Brazil - SMD - AA1000

5 - Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck - Laam Tooro - Djam Leelii - Senegal - Palm Pictures - YOFFCD0001

6 - Daphna Sadeh - Avinu - Reconciliation - Israel - Tzadik - TX8314

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In a comment under ‘Charlie’s compilations’ Howard Male wonders if it would be more interesting from a marketing point of view if I were to suggest that the records played in these programmes have been unearthed after exhausting and even dangerous searches in every corner of the globe. Unfortunately, as he is aware, the more mundane reality is that the only difficulties encountered in finding these records is in greeting the postman (hello Spencer, who incidentally doubles as manager of The Mr Jones Project – check ‘em out on MySpace) while being careful not to cut oneself while opening the packages. I am a long way from Sublime Frequencies, the Americans who really do go out on long adventures and celebrate their discoveries by bringing some of them to play on tours in the rest of the world. It has to be admitted, there is no romance in the way this programme was assembled, although there surely was for some of the people making the records featured in it.

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Kilema

Kilema is from Madagascar but appears to be based in Europe, where he made the album Mena in studios in both Belgium and Spain.

Invisible System is the project of Dan Harper, a Somerset-based producer who has made himself known in this forum after pulling together an album from his collaborations with Ethiopian musicians. Dan was also involved in helping out on A Town Called Addis by Dub Colossus, but where that album features songs with a recognisable structure, Dan has favoured a more freeform approach. ‘Hode Baba’ features contributions from his neighbours Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara.

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Beáta Palya [photo courtesy www.beata.orpheia.hu ]

The album by Hungarian singer Beáta Palya has been sitting on my shelf for several months, but has belatedly surfaced to claim a space here. I think she may be based in France, and am very taken with both this song and a different track on the album which will be in next week’s show. Coincidantally, Beáta will be playing at La Mar de Musica festival in Cartagena, Spain, in July.

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Guardaloop

I know nothing about Guardaloop, except that they are based in Brazil. Their unusual rhythms and ‘surf’ guitar sound as if they come from Pernambuco in the North East. Does anybody know for sure?

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Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck

I tried valiantly to like even one track on the new album Television by Baaba Maal, but eventually abandoned the effort and went back to a song from his debut album in partnership with Mansour Seck.

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Daphna Sadeh

Daphna Sadeh is an Israeli bass player who lives in Cambridge.

Re: 2009 - week 24, from 20 June

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:26 pm
by Dominic
Charlie wrote:I know nothing about Guardaloop, except that they are based in Brazil. Their unusual rhythms and ‘surf’ guitar sound as if they come from Pernambuco in the North East. Does anybody know for sure?

Their My Space page http://www.myspace.com/guardaloop says they're from Olinda which is indeed "a historic city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco".

emails

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:05 pm
by Charlie
email from:

1. maria-vittoria, london

hello charlie

today for the first time I listened to your program and I totally fell in love with it!

On today's program you featured Beata Palya. I really liked her music and I found out she also featured in the movie transylvania.

would you be able to tell me if she is going to perform in london any time soon? or where i could find this out?

I would like to thank you to bring to our home a little bit of world!

kind regards

Maria-Vittoria

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CG reply. Here's her website (English language version):
http://www.palyabea.hu/en/

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2. Ian, Ross-on-Wye. UK

Love the prog.---- but where to buy the c/d's?
Still searching for "Guardaloop" As BBC seems to be short of cash --why don't they sell Music featured on your show?

Ian

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CG Reply:

BBC is not a retailer

But you can contact Guardaloop through their Myspace site, linked in the applicable section of this forum

Re: 2009 - week 24, from 20 June

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:26 pm
by Charlie
Dominic wrote:Their My Space page http://www.myspace.com/guardaloop says they're from Olinda which is indeed "a historic city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco".

Thanks Dominic. I have posted the link into your MySpace thread. Here's what is says:

Guardaloop was born underneath the hat of the drummer Hugo Carranca (Nana Vasconcelos, Bonsucesso Samba Club, Otto, Think Of One, Sheik Tosado), who was saving sonorous ideas in his sampler from his neighbourhood Guadalupe, in Olinda.

The name of the band sends to the name of his neighbourhood "Guadalupe" and at the same time to the main function of sampler: to keep loops.

To transform his ideas into songs, Carranca invited some friends and mounted a conceited team of brazilian musicians. Erasto Vasconcelos, Maciel Salu, Urêa (Eddie), Da Lua (Nação Zumbi), Hugo Gila (Academia da Berlinda), Gabriel (Academia da Berlinda, Isaar), Joe (Mundo Livre S/A) which brought to life the idea of his project. Part of these songs are in the first album of the band called "Guardaloop" that was recorded in live sessions on Fábrica Studios (PE) and overdubed on Batuka Studio (PE). Bern Vieira (Batuka) and Buguinha Dub (Plant) were in charge of the mixing process. Buguinha Dub was also responsible of masterizing the first album wich was released in 2008.

Right now, the band is working on the second album, meanwhile the next album is not released the band is on tour, playing along on the stages of Olinda, Recife and other northeast cities of brazil. In 2009, when the next album should be on the streets, Guardaloop is planning a live tour in Brazil and abroad (Europe and North america).

Guardaloop is: Hugo Carranca (Drums and sampler), Igor San (Bass, backing vocals), Marquinhos (lead voice), Iberê (keyboards and backing vocals) and Vitor Magall (guitar).

Dub, Afrofunk, Samba, Carimbó. That's what you'll hear after you press the play button and increase the volume.

If you want to find out how Guardaloop sounds live, or to request materials, get in touch and Guardaloop will be pleased to assist you.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:05 pm
by Charlie
This took some days to be available online but it's there now:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/arts/ ... lett.shtml