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World on 3, Friday 28 November - solo flight

PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:21 pm
by Charlie

Seq - Artist - Song Title - Album - Country - Label - Cat no

1 - Ravid Goldschmidt -Silvia de Perez Cruz - Vestida de Nit - Ravid Hang - Spain - Quantum Evolution - QERAV001

2 - Calexico - El Gatillo - Carried to Dust - - City Slang - Promo

3 - Bonga - Nguenda - Bairro - Angola - Lusafrica - 562212

4 - Radio Kajida - Agua e'nieve - Agua Nieve EP - Switzerland/Peru - Wrasse - WRASS promo

5 - La Piro de M'Banga - No Make Erreur [feat Jimmy Cliff] - No Make Erreur - Cameroon - Sonodisc - SD 17

6 - Miriam Makeba - Emabhaceni - Sangoma - South Africa - Warner - 925 673-1

7 - Nkan Eledua - Ijo Nkan/Ise mare o - Songs of My Ancestors - Nigeria - EKO - EKOCD009

8 - Novalima - Se Me Van - Coba Coba - Peru - Cumbancha - CMB-CD-9

9 - Andrea Parodi & Elena ledda - Ruzaju - Rosa resolza - Sardinia - Sard Music - Sardcd0004

10 - Sjahin During - Otra mundo - Afro Anatolian tales - Turkish - Reinmusic - RMP8057

11 - Buika - no habra nadie en el mundo - niña el fuego - Spain - Atlantic - 256 469 5477

12 - Hector Zazou - Naza Sham [ feat Toir Kuziyev] - In the House of mirrors - hector Zazou & Swara - Crammed Discs - Craw 47

13 - Enzo Avitabile & Bottari - nuie e Ll'acqua - Festa Farina e forca - Italy - Il manifesto - CD180

14 - Alessandro Fernandez - Ojo por Ojo - Que Seas muy Feliz - Mexico - Epic (Sony Music) - EPC 479835 2

15 - Alberto Pacheco - Cumbia Cienaguera - Arriba la Cumbia! - Colombia - Crammed Discs - Craw 49

16 - Chiwoniso - Matsotsi - Rebel Woman - Zimbabwe - Cumbancha - CMB-CD8

17 - Franco et Le TPOk Jazz - Ma Bele [feat Sam Mangwana] - Francophonic - Zaire - Sterns - STCD3041-42

18 - Tarrus Riley - One Two Order - Parables - Jamaica - Cannon - VPCD2334

19 - Gangbe Brass Band - Un Ete a Vodelee [feat piet marie] - Asiko - Benin - Contre Jour - CJ021

20 - Issa Bagayogo - Poye - Mali Koura - Mali - Six Degrees - 657036 v1151 2

21 - Alton Ellis - Rock Steady - Be True to yourself -the godfather of Lovers' Rock Anthology - - Trojan - TJDDD205

This programme was scheduled to feature Buika, in performance and swapping records. But as she contracted a sore throat during her UK tour, she was excused promotional duties for a day which enabled her to recover and deliver rivetting performances, accompanied by grand piano and kit drum. Although disappointed to have missed the chance to meet her, I have been reassured that the radio encounter would be rescheduled and as I sat watching her performance at the QEH, I was grateful to realise that a very different set of records might be appropriate for me to take in to play to her. I won't give the game away now by mentioning what crossed my mind. Meanwhile, this solo show was improvised from the box of CDs I had prepared for Buika, reinforced by one or two held over from previous weeks and not yet featured. Hopefully, the rematch with Buika will be broadcast early next year.

Calexico's new album has slipped by unnoticed, partly because my promotional copy was sent in a slip case that is hard to find when flicking through the racks of recent arrivals. As I listen to it more, it sounds better and better, possibly the group's most consistent album yet.

Arriving about half way though this year, Buika's own album has turned out to be my album of the whole year, perhaps in a tie with the Garifuna Women's Project by Umalali.

Next week, the winner of the fRoots critics poll albums of the year will be announced during a discussion and conversation with journalist Nigel Williamson. The top ten is already posted at showing a wider geographical range than usual, with 'only' four from Africa (three from West Africa and all three of those from Mali) and four from the British Isles (all four from England,). For the past six years, the winning album has been from West Africa, so it will be interesting to see whether that run continues (the contenders are by Rokia Traore, Toumani Diabate and Issa Bagayogo) or if one of those English albums makes it. The fact that those English albums are in the top 10 is a reflection of the make-up of the voting panel, drawn from experts, activists and practitioners in both folk music and world music, with approximately three times as many in the second camp as in the former.

There has been a long running discussion ('controversy' may be too strong a word for such an obscure debate) as to whether English and/or British folk music should be regarded as a thread of world music or whether it should be left in its own category as folk music, which has its own awards organised by BBC Radio 2. All will revealed next week, when the Zimbabwe singer Chiwoniso is in the studio to play four songs with her trio and to swap records with me. Having met Chiwo earlier in the year for a World Service programme, I have fallen under her spell, as singer, writer and conversational companion.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:27 pm
by Charlie
email from Andrew Downs:

Dear Charlie,

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This last one may be have some spurious entries.

Hope this helps,


PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:59 pm
by savamac
Charlie -

Brilliant as ever ....

We didn't realize you were doing this programme and only found it by accident. Great to hear your dulcet tones again. Hope you're in rude health these days.

a spot of feedback from the colonies

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:15 am
by Ken Josenhans
The Calexico track was the highlight for me; unfortunately later in the show my attention got distracted by some work issues.

Was also good to hear something from Sangoma by the late Miriam Makeba -- I need to excavate my own copy of that album. My discovery of Ms. Makeba's early-60s LPs in the early 1980s, 20 years after their release, was one of the steps leading towards interest in music from a bigger world, in those pre-world-music-label days.

I need to look up a bit more about Ravid Goldschmidt and that "hang" whateveritis.