09 February 2008

Moon Music

On this week's Spin The Globe, we heard music about the moon for the Lunar New Year (The Chinese Year of the Rat) plus one song about rats. But the highlight of the show was a conversation with Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat and KKV Records head Erik Hillestad.
Songs from a Persian Garden
Vahdat and her sister Marjan have a beautiful new album out on KKV called Songs from a Persian Garden -- a live recording of a taboo-breaking public performance by women at the Italian embassy in Tehran -- right under the noses of a regime that frowns upon such expressions from women. The sisters also sang on the delightful KKV compilation Lullabies from the Axis of Evil.

KKV Records: www.kkv.no
Mahsa Vahdat: www.mahsavahdat.com

Playlist for Spin The Globe -- 08 February 2008

Artist - Song - Album

hour 1
Rim Banna - The Moon Glowed - The Mirrors of My Soul
Eastern Blok - The Moon in the Labyrinth - Folk Tales
Houssaine Kili - Ayour (The Moon) - Mountain to Mohamed
Bakra Bata - Rat Race - Get Up and Dance!
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Avaze Shoushtari - Songs from a Persian Garden
Interview: Mahsa Vahdat & Erik Hillestad of KKV Records
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Haleli - Songs from a Persian Garden

hour 2
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - The Flower of a Paradise Garden - Songs from a Persian Garden
Anoushka Shankar - Voice of the Moon - Rise
Saba - Hanfarkaan - Jidka (The Line)
Hugh Masekela - Ibala Lam - Revival
Toumast - Maraou Oran (For 12 Moons) - Ishumar
Limpopo - Ask The Nature - Live in Raleigh
Chinmaya Dunster - New Moon - Buddha Moon
Angelique Kidjo w/ Amadou et Mariam - Senemou - Djin Djin
Wu Man & Friends - White Snow in a Sunny Spring - Wu Man & Friends
Cuchata - Dia Del Sol - Cuchata

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