04 July 2008

Zimbabwe Meets USA

Playlist for Spin The Globe - 4 July 2008
as heard on radio KAOS - 89.3 FM

marimba hands - photo ©Scott Allan Stevens
We honored the coincidence of two cultural events -- USA Independence Day and the opening day of 2008's Zimfest -- by alternating music from Zimbabwe and the US in the first hour, followed by more widely ranging tunes in hour 2. I was dearly hoping to play "The Flintstones Meet the President" by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band -- a song that captures something true and sublime about politics -- but was unable to locate the CD this morning (you can hear a streaming version here). But we had time for much other goodness, as you can see from the playlist.

Hour 1 (artist - song - album)

Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Freeway to Uskudar - In the BuzzBag
Tendai Muparutsa - Ndangariro / Reminiscence - Zimbabwe Acoustics
Pepe & the Bottle Blondes - Rumba de 5 Kilos - Latenight Betty
Fallen Heroes w/ Solomon Skuza - Patimile - Jit Soundtrack
3 Leg Torso - Frog…Secret Agent - Astor in Paris
Chiwoniso - The Way of Life - Ancient Voices
Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban - Monte Adentro - Mambo Sinuendo
Oliver Mutkudzi - Raki - Bvuma / Tolerance
Correo Aereo - La Petenera - Provinces
Mawungira Enharira - Chitovapasi / Traditional Beer - Hurongwa
Fishtank Ensemble - The Last Shamisen Master - Super Raoul
Bongo Love - Malaika - Afrocoustics

Hour 2
Rachid Taha - Ida / If… - Rock El Casbah-The Best Of
Grupo Fantasma - Rebotar - Sonidos Gold
Francois Lindemann & Tewan - Kaey Kio Kaow - Thai
Nation Beat - The Preacher feat. The Klezmatics - Legends of the Preacher
Children of the Revolution - Eleftheria - Chapter One
Bajofondo - Hoy feat. Juan Subira - Mardulce
Niyaz - Ramana (acoustic) - Nine Heavens
Kasai Allstars - Mpombo Yetu - Kasai Allstars-Congotronics 3
Sa Dingding - Mama Tian Na - Alive
Alex Cuba - Agua del Pozo - Agua del Pozo

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