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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:22 pm
by Charlie
email from:

1. Robleh Wais, Town: Milwaukee, WI

I would like to hear some Brazilian artists like Ed Motta and Jorge Ben Jor (my favorite, half-Ethiopian, fits with my 2nd generation Somali identity). BTW, why learn Spanish, when Portuguese is the language that the worlds most beautiful music is being made in. I have a list that is too long to input here, but I hope this msg generates some interests in these two artists.

2. Address: b.harris, East Sussex

Charlie, Your programmes seem to favour African (especially WEST African) music.

As the programme is supposed to be (quote) 'World' (unquote) music, could we hear some music from the Far East.

For example, from China, Japan, Indonesia, etc. please?

Kind regards,

B.Harris.

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3. Colin Creswell, Casares, Málaga, Spain

can thoroughly recommend Mexican guitar duo, Rodrigo and Gabriela, on Rubyworks label published 2006, CD title as per artists, particularly track 2 called Diablo Rojo.  Enjoy

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4. Michelle Elliott, Jhunan, Taiwan (UK national)

Hi Charlie, I'm new to listening and it's a bit sporadic at the moment. great tunes, love to hear such a variety of artists. really enjoyed the Manu Chao special. sad i missed the Natasha Atlas one. hope to be more regular - keep up the great work!

su trabajo es muy bueno!

Michelle

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5. Bob Hensen, Rotterdam. Holland

Hi Charlie Gillet,

I love your World of Music, especially as I am a big fan of African music of which you play a liberal amount. My suggestions would be: Remmy Ongala aka Dr. of Music; Ethiopian Hammelmal Abate; Luo Music from Kenya.

Thanks a lot and keep the music coming!

Ato Bob

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6. Mohammed Hussein, Egypt

I'm 24 y.o. Arabic Muslim peaceful

Mohammed

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:40 pm
by Neil Foxlee
How about some Surinamese soul (see Sir Shambling's Deep Soul Heaven thread in Websites section)? If you can get hold of any, that is...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:01 pm
by Charlie
email from:

1. MEUTER Sacha, Lausanne, Switzerland

Hi Charlie,

I really wanted to thank you for the amazing artists you made me discover!

It's precious to have somebody bringing us the best pollen from this huge garden of world artists. You are making a great honey out of it!


But I am a little bit frustrated because I use to listen to your programmes
thanks to the Mondomix Audio Archive of BBC London Shows and I can't find any more these archives. Furthermore, the BBC iPlayer only play the last week show.

Is there still a possibility to listen to your previous programs?

Best

Sacha

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CG reply: Mondomix does plan to reinstate that archive of the Radio London shows but unfortunately in regard to the current programmes, the BBC does not have the rights to make its national network and World Service shows available for longer than a week

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:19 pm
by Charlie
email from:

1. donald proan, stavanger, norway

You would enjoy the music of the Sami artist Mari Boine e.g. on her new CD Idjgiedas (In the hand of the night), 2006 Universal Music Norway.

Heard her in concert last night - fantastic.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:11 pm
by Hugh Weldon
I think Donald is right, Mari Boine would fit very neatly into most CG shows. Just checked the album on Spotify, track 5, 'Mu Ustit Engeliid Sogalas' stood out for me on a first hearing.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:55 pm
by Alan
A lovely song, Hugh

I think Charlie played this on Radio 3, back in Sept 2007

http://open.spotify.com/search/Mu+Ustit ... id+Sogalas

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:38 pm
by Charlie
email from: Jeannette

Hi Charlie and Team. I was recently in Libya and heard a fab track - and am now trying to get hold of it in the uk. any suggestions as to good places to try - london or internet.

I have title in arabic on piece of paper but think translation is something like: Moserat Almadir or el sadnir and / or mezmar elmehdi - el tushani for the artist and 'madi seli' / hadeer elshelal for the track or album...

Would appreciate some help on this...

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CG note - any ideas or suggestions out there?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:13 pm
by Dominic
Charlie wrote:CG note - any ideas or suggestions out there?

I had a customer asking for Libyan music only a couple of days ago - but there's nothing at all on the Stern's database. Sorry!

edit - come to think of it, I think the customer said he'd heard some great Libyan reggae...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:42 am
by John Leeson
Charlie wrote:email from: Jeannette

Hi Charlie and Team. I was recently in Libya and heard a fab track - and am now trying to get hold of it in the uk. any suggestions as to good places to try - london or internet.

I have title in arabic on piece of paper but think translation is something like: Moserat Almadir or el sadnir and / or mezmar elmehdi - el tushani for the artist and 'madi seli' / hadeer elshelal for the track or album...



Nothing to offer yet on places to try. I've been to Libya a couple of times in the last few years (music was not too common there), and emailed a Libyan friend today, who thought Mezmar el Mehdi - el tushani "sounded familiar". I've asked if he can find out any more. Will update here if I do get some info.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:39 pm
by Charlie
email from:

Peter Holewinski, Westport, CT, USA

during one of your recent shows, you played a croatian gypsy musician called Eran Blagovich (sp?) or something similar. I just wanted to get the full spelling of his name, since I liked the music very much. Seemed to be a fusion of traditional gypsy and rock and jazz.
I looked on the BBC website for past program music lists, but could find none other than the most recent. I believe this was presented in North America within the past 4-6 weeks.
Sincerely,
Peter Holewinski

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CG reply. Not sure which this was, Peter. Maybe try the search engine on the home page for Serbia, Croatia, etc until you hit the spot

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:37 am
by Dominic
Charlie wrote:email from:

Peter Holewinski, Westport, CT, USA

during one of your recent shows, you played a croatian gypsy musician called Eran Blagovich (sp?) or something similar. I just wanted to get the full spelling of his name, since I liked the music very much. Seemed to be a fusion of traditional gypsy and rock and jazz.
I looked on the BBC website for past program music lists, but could find none other than the most recent. I believe this was presented in North America within the past 4-6 weeks.
Sincerely,
Peter Holewinski

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CG reply. Not sure which this was, Peter. Maybe try the search engine on the home page for Serbia, Croatia, etc until you hit the spot


Sounds like Saban Bajramovic, the late Serbian king of Gypsy music. Charlie played a track from the Princes Amongst Men compilation back in mid-December:
http://www.charliegillett.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9414

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:07 pm
by Philellinas
Goran Bregovic may be closer to the mark...or the bull's eye.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:24 pm
by Dominic
Philellinas wrote:Goran Bregovic may be closer to the mark...or the bull's eye.

That's what I thought at first, but the last time Charlie played a Bregovic track was back in July 08.

Ry Cooder

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:49 pm
by Charlie
email from mick sells, newton abbot, devon

I semi-awoke a while back and heard what sounded like Ry Cooder asking if he could smoke in here. Come the morning I wasn't sure if it was a dream. I checked at Phoenix Sounds in Newton Abbot (plug) and my dream came true a week later.

Thank you Charlie,

Mick

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:22 pm
by Charlie
from:

1. Isha, Auroville, India

http://www.oliverrajamani.com/discography.html

Caught a concert on Oliver Rajamani's tour of So India, and at this link you find his 2 CDs and also sample tracks online.

Other pages give biographical info - South India - Israel - Texas, USA. Very interesting mix of experiences. Email contact address also there.

Also now broadcasting your show at 4pm on Saturdays (GMT + 5.30) is perfect for us shortwave listeners (in addition to noon on Sunday when reception is poor).

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2. kate strong, london

Dear Charlie

I like your show a lot - I used to love your show on BBC London too. It keeps stopping mid show on the listen again. I listen to lots of radio on listen again but only encounter this problem with yours. Please help

Kate

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3. Chibili Mugala, Lusaka, Zambia

I love your show. Lately, I've been listening to Vampire Weekend, that I first heard on your show. The diversity of their album is intriguing, from my neighbouring Congo kwasakwasa to punk. I love it.

Charlie you should sample Maureen Lilanda, She a Veteran Zambian soul musician.Her music is sheer poetry, she's the best Africa has to offer.
I told her this when I met her.

Chibili, Lusaka