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2006 - week 37, from 16 Sept - Experiments in Spanish

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:21 pm
by Charlie
Seq - Artist - Song Title - Album - Country - Label - Cat no

1 - Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Ravid Goldschmidt - Vestida de nit - Llama - Spain / Israel - MA Recordings - M070a

2 - Juana Molina - Malherido - Son - Argentina - Domino - WIGCD176

3 - Cut Chemist - The Garden - The Audience's Listening - USA - Beatdown/Warner - 9362485592

4 - Faltriqueira - Fatou Yo - Effecto - Spain - Resistencia - RESCD193

5 - Tango Crash - Otra Sanata - Otra Sanata - Argentina / Switzerland - Galileo - GMC013

6 - Free Hole Negro - Cómo arde - Superfinos Negros - Cuba - Atlantic - 5101 104 482

Experiments in Spanish

People often ask, ‘How do you find your records?’ Mostly they come through the post, sent by the labels relieved to find somebody who might consider playing them on the radio.

But this week’s show starts with a track discovered by a more convoluted route. Ravid Goldschmidt is an Israeli musician based in Pallafrugel, a small town north of Barcelona in Spain, where he earns a living by playing the Hang. Made in Switzerland, this hi-tech instrument looks like a couple of shiny steel woks joined together, but sounds like a Trinidadian steel drum with more notes. The British musician David Lowe, who has a holiday home nearby, heard Ravid and sent me his CD, along with a second album Ravid had recorded with the Spanish singer Silvia Peréz Cruz (*). Haunting and spectacular, ‘Vestida de Nit’ (which means something like ‘clothes for the night’) is just the kind of thing that usually elicits enquiries from listeners to the World Service. Ravid's website:

Juana Molina is among the few actresses to succeed in becoming a convincing singer/writer/musician. Son is the third or fourth album from this Argentinean, and the best yet - experimental and yet accessible, especially on ‘Malerido’.

Cut Chemist is part of the Spanish-speaking Los Angeles group Ozomatli, whose live shows are legendary for their audience participation. The Brazilian-flavoured ‘The Garden’ is the stand-out track from the first solo album by the group’s DJ and remixer.

Faltriqueira is an all-female group from Northern Spain whose album Effecto is flavoured with folk touches in both vocal style and instrumentation. But the opening song, a Spanish language version of Toure Kounda’s ‘Fatou Yo’, defies categorisation. Toure Kounda was a Senegalese group who were commercially successful in both France and Spain back in 1982-83, just before the term world music was adopted to classify such music. It’s very encouraging to see this young Spanish group absorb a song from such an unusual source into their repertoire.

(*) actually, she sings in Catalan - see email from Liz Abbott, below

email from South India

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:44 am
by Charlie
Ram Brown, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, South India

Really liked your program this week- esp. The Garden by Cut Chemist. Is it possible somehow to download this track from you?- would be happy to pay for it. Or could you suggest where I could go for this? (And for other tracks I might like on your program).



Ram Brown (Canadian), living in Tiru (about 200kms south-west of Chennai).

Thanks for the message, Ram

We are still trying to figure this out, how to provide a means of downloading the tracks featured on the show. See the correspondence in the topic headed 'Other Radio, websites, Downloading, etc'.

In the meantime, this particular album is on a major label (Warner) and relatively easy to find as CDs on the usual mail order websites (Amazon, etc) or as downloads from iTunes, etc (but I'm not sure if these sites operate in India).



PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:03 pm
by Charlie
email from: Liz Abbott, Prades, France

Good evening Charlie.

Sorry but the first song on this show isn't in Spanish ... it's in Catalan.

But it's a lovely song, anyway!

second email from Liz Abbott

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:53 am
by Charlie
"Vestida de nit" means "clothed in night". I have a 1996 version of the song (with a lot more words) sung by "Duet" on the label "Audio-Visuals de Sarrià" ref 25.1575 (which, by coincidence, I bought in Palafrugell).

I like the bit - which is in in Sílvia Pérez Cruz's version - "escampant amb canyella totes las cales" (sprinkling all the little coves with cinnamon).

I wonder if one of the singers on my version is in fact Sílvia's father. The song was written by him (Càstor Pérez) and Glòria Cruz (his wife ??)

Best wishes.

Keep your show going for ever!


email from Linda McCrae

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:35 am
by Charlie
looking for a brazilian song played on sat sept 16 or sun. sept 17 early morning.

my husband thinks it was called "an audience listening"...

do you have any idea what it is called and where we can hear it again or buy it...



Artist: Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Ravid Goldschmidt CD Title:

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:34 pm
by Charlie
email from Shulamith Behr, Bowdon, UK:

Great Iberian programme!

Where can we order:

Country: Spain/Israel
Title: Vestida de nit
Artist: Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Ravid Goldschmidt
CD Title: Llam
Label: MA Recordings
Cat. Number: M070


links to each record are shown in the playlist on our home page


PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:58 pm
by Alan