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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Awesome psychedelic tune from Tucson's Black Sun Ensemble

Video by Mari Boine

Song from Peruvian band Los Yorks

Here is a song/video from today's show by Los Yorks, a psychedelic band from Peru.


Global Grooves Playlist and Download for 11/24/12

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Empresarios “Rompan Fila (Instrumental)” from VOLUME (Fort Knox Recordings 2012)

Riam Daranoi “Chan Ru Than "I know What Your'e Up To"” from single (LK 145) —Thailand grooves

Khánh Ly & Trịnh Công Sơn “Tinh Xa” from Sơn Ca 7 (unknown) —1974 Vietnamese double LP
Suang Santi “mao chon nuek mai ok” from 1 2 3 duan song thaeo (unknown) —Thai psych-pop from the 1970's "luk thung funk rock star suang santi! hailing from sukhothai, suang made his living as a boxer before joining with phiphat boribun & his band. after marrying bandmate namphueng boribun, he struck off on his own, first singing with siphrai chaiphra and finally mongkhon amatayakun's famous chularat band. suang pioneered a crossover style of luk thung and heavy funk rock which few others attempted, and won success not only with his own recordings but songs he penned for others, everyone from phanom nopphon to the royal sprites. sadly, suang was killed in a car accident in 1982 while on tour... this tape captures some of his last work, featuring a mix of straight funk tracks & few of his older hits redone in "talking music" style."

The Mokum Beat Five “Trouw Nooit (Never Marry)” from Biet-Het (Vol 1) (Delta) —1966 Psychedelic surf pop from Belgium

Los Yetis “Revolucionando” from Los Yetis: Historia Musical - 40 Éxitos (Discos Fuentes 2008) —Columbian psychedelia
" Compilation of the wildest moments of the best sixties garage-pop band from Colombia. 21 Nadaist (revolutionary pre-punk movement) tracks about war, revolution and girls. Both formats include previously unseen band photos and extensive notes. In 1966, a certain go-go fever takes over Medellín. The name of the virus: LOS YETIS. The city, one of the most conservative in Colombia, started to feel the shakes in its foundations as thousands of teenagers danced to the new sound, willing to distance themselves from the tango and bolero favoured by their parents. To achieve this, what better than the go-go spirit embodied by a fury and abominable snowman? Their true entrance to the music industry comes in February 1966 through the record label Discos Fuentes, with the support of a promotion strategy unheard-of in Colombia until then. They would become the new idols of thousands of teenagers infected by the go-go craze that The Beatles had originated a few years earlier. Los Yetis combined covers of international hits with their own songs, which, even if a little tame, had a wild spirit and lyrics with attitude set to beat, surf and garage rhythms."-Liner notes.

Los York's “Solo Estoy” from 68 (Munster 2007) —Peru 1968

Mari Boine “Sáráhka viina (Sáráhka's Wine)” from Eight Seasons (Gavcci jahkejudgu) CD ALBUM (Universal Music AS 2001) —Mellow grooves from Norwegian Saami singer

Sevara “Yol Bolsin” (Real World Records 2003) —Uzbekistan songstress


Yungchen Lhamo “Defiance” from COMING HOME (Virgin UK 1998) —Tibet

Usha Khanna “Tera Jasia Pyara Koi Nahin” from Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! (World Psychedelic Funk Classics 2010) —This week's Bollywood Matinee

Various Artists “Shalimar” from bollywood funk (?)

Ama Maiga “Djougou Sago” from UNE Fleche Malienne (unknown) —Mali circa 1977

Girma Beyene “Ene Negn Bay Manaesh” from Ethiopiques Volume 8: Swinging Addis (Buda Musique) —Ethiopia

Heywete “Tesfa-Maryam Kidane” from Ethiopiques Vol. 10: Tezeta (Buda Musique) —Traditional Ethiopian piece about nostalgia and longing.



Download about 45 minutes of today's show here:

Chief Brigadier Olu Oni & His Marathon System “Juju Marathon System Jam 1” (unknown) —Juju is Nigerian popular music based on Yoruban pecussion with electric guitars added in the 1960's
" A heavy juju set from Chief Brigadier Oluoni – working here in a version of the style that's much grittier one "Juju Marathon System Jam" that spans the course of both sides – a very offbeat version of the juju groove that often has a spacey sound in the echo, and lots of weirdly-tuned guitar parts that give the recording a very dark edge – even in some of the brighter moments! Vocals have lots of odd echo too, and when they drop out, the guitar parts get even weirder"

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Global Grooves playlist 11/17/12

Flower Travellin' Band “Satori, Pt. 1” from Satori (WM Japan 1998) —Japanese Psychedelic rock
Sadistic Mika Band “Nanika Ga Umi Wo Yatte Kuru” from Catch-22 (EMI Japan 1977)
Madeleine Chartrand “Ani Kuni” from Dom Thomas Presents Dreams of San Antonio (Brutal Music 2011) —Native American Psychedelic chant
Maki Asakawa “CONTROL (Govinda)” from SINGLE COLLECTION (EMI Japan 1988)
Dungen “C Visar Vägen” from Tio Bitar CD ALBUM (Kemado 2007) —Mind bending grooves from Denmark
Rachid Taha “Ha Baby” from Bonjour CD ALBUM (Universal Music Division Barclay 2009)
Gipsy Kings “Djobi Djoba” from Live! MP3 ALBUM (Elektra 1992)
Manu Chao “El Hoyo” from La Radiolina CD ALBUM (Nacional Records 2007)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook “My Heart, My Life (Remix)” from Star Rise (Real World Records 1997)
Wimme Saari “Gierran (enchantment)” from Nordic Roots 2 (Northside)
Zieti “Zemelewa” (Grigri Discs 2012)
Tinariwen “Assouf” from Aman Iman: Water Is Life CD ALBUM (Ponderosa Music & Art 2007)
Kiran Ahluwalia “Mustt Mustt (feat. Tinariwen)” from Aam Zameen: Common Ground ((RED) Avokado Artists Recordings 2011)
Oliver Mtukudzi “Pindurai Mambo” from Paivepo CD ALBUM (Sheer Sound 2000)
Issa Bagayogo “Diarabi” from Sya (Six Degrees Travel Series 1999)
Ithran “INSTRUMENTAL” from Ithran (unknown)
Amadou & Mariam “Senegal Fast Food” from Dimanche A Bamako MP3 ALBUM (Nonesuch 2005)
Habib Koité & Bamada “Cigarette Abana” from Baro CD ALBUM (Contre-Jour 2001)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Top Ten Psychedelic World Music Album Covers

Cool Video by Balkan Beat Box

Check out this great video by Balkan Beat Box from their album Blue Eyed Black Boy:

Global Grooves playlist 11/10/12

Balkan Beat Box “Blue Eyed Black Boy” CD ALBUM (Nat Geo 2010) —Songs of peace, tolerance and diversity on Global Grooves

"Co-founders Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat both met in Brooklyn, New York City, New York as teenagers. Both had grown up with music and Kaplan had been a klezmer clarinetist, while Muskat was a drummer in a punk rock band.[citation needed] They began playing together but had trouble finding a style that they felt represented themselves, so they decided to create one. They established their own unique sound by fusing the musical styles of Mediterranean and Balkan traditions with hip hop and dancehall beats.[1] The group was extremely influenced by Jamaican dub, another influence visible in their hybrid musical form. Balkan Beat Box’s goal was to take ancient and traditional musical traditions and fuse those with hip hop in order to create a new mix of musical styles out of the traditional world music context that would appeal to listeners in a club or a dancehall.[2] As children, they had felt that traditional music was outdated and felt as though it did not adequately reflect their experiences of the growing world culture, so hoped to bring new relevance to these old traditional musical forms.[3] They also hoped to encourage and foster peace between citizens around the world by combining traditional music from various areas in the world, hoping that by doing this they can create peace, and believe in the elimination of political borders.[citation needed]
Balkan Beat Box’s self-titled first album (released in 2005) and their 2007 follow-up album Nu Med both received global acclaim. While their first, self-titled album focused more on Mediterranean sounds, their new album included Arabic and Spanish influences. The song "Bulgarian Chicks" from their first album became popular in clubs and dancehalls by 2008.[4]"

DJ Nu-Mark “Oya Indebure (Inst.)” from Tropicalifornia (Hot Plate Records) —New music out this week

Domenico “01. Cine Privê” from Cine Privê (Plug Research Music 2012) —New music from Brazil-means private cinema in Portugeuse

Empresarios “Rompan Fila” from VOLUME (Fort Knox Recordings 2012) —New Tropical rhythms

Tamy “Samba Na Mão, Eu Tenho” from Putumayo Presents Brazilian Beat (Putumayo World Music 2012) —New compilation from Putumayo

Companyia Elèctrica Dharma “Poble Romaní” from 30 Anys - La Dharma L'Arma! (Música Global Discogràfica S.L 2006) —Grooves from Spain

Jai Uttal “Ganesha Sharanam” from Kirtan! the Art and Practice of Ecstatic Chant (Sounds True courtesy of Big Fish Media 2003) —US/India

Jai grew up in New York City and lived in a home filled with music: “He began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old time banjo, harmonica, and guitar.”[3] At the age of 17, Jai heard Indian music for the first time, which he said, “touched his heart like sounds of home.”[4] At 19, Jai moved to California and studied under the famous Sarod player, Ali Akbar Khan.[5] He later began “regular pilgrimages to India, living among the Bauls, the wandering street musicians of Bengal, and singing with the kirtan wallahs in the temple of his guru, the highly revered saint, Neem Karoli Baba.”[1] Jai spent time with many great beings of both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. He became deeply absorbed in the practice of kirtan, the ancient yoga of chanting, or singing to God. This form of prayer became the core to Jai’s musical and spiritual life.[

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan “Mustt Mustt (Lost in His Work)” from Mustt Mustt CD ALBUM (Real World Records 1990) —Pakistan

"Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (Punjabi: نصرت فتح علی خان (Shahmukhī)) (October 13, 1948 – August 16, 1997), a world-renowned Pakistani musician, was primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. Considered one of the greatest singers ever recorded, he possessed extraordinary vocal abilities[1][2] and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours. Extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family, Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali music to international audiences.[3][4] He was popularly known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali", meaning "The King of Kings of Qawwali".[5]
Born in Faisalabad, Pakistan, Khan had his first public performance at age of 16, at his father's chelum. He became the head of the family qawwali party in 1971. He was signed by Oriental Star Agencies, Birmingham, England, in the early 1980s. Khan went on to release movie scores and albums in Europe, India, Japan, Pakistan, and the U.S. He engaged in collaborations and experiments with Western artists, becoming a well-known world music artist. He toured extensively, performing in over 40 countries.[6]"

Googoosh “Talagh” from 40 Golden Hits of Googoosh (Taraneh Enterprises Inc 2008) —Pre-revolution Iran

Faegheh Atashin (Persian: فائقه آتشین‎, Azerbaijani: فائقه آتشین, Faiqə Atəşin, born on 5 May 1950 in Tehran) also known by her stage name Googoosh (Persian: گوگوش‎, Azerbaijani: Ququş ) is an Iranian singer and actress. She is known for her contributions to Iranian pop music, but also starred in a variety of movies from the 1950s to the 1970s.[1] She achieved the pinnacle of her fame and success towards the end of the 1970s. Her overall impact and contributions to Middle Eastern and Central Asian pop-music earned her the title of the most iconic female pop-singer from those regions.[2] Due to her great talents and overall endearment to her people, she is a symbol of national pride to the Iranian people.
After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, she is famously known for remaining in Iran until 2000 and not performing again due to the ban on female singers. Still, her following grew. Younger people have rediscovered her music via bootleg recordings.[3] Outside of Iran, she has a significant following in many Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries, and has even caught the attention of western media and press.[4] Googoosh is rumored to reside in a four-bedroom, four-bath home in Beverly Crest, which she bought for $1.37 million from Jack M. Snyder and Stephanie E. Snyder on 13 April 2011,[5] and continues her career, albeit in a limited manner.


Roong Petch Laem Sing “Kob Kanong Fon” from Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular 2 1960s to 1980s (Sublime Frequencies) —Grooves from 1970's Thailand


Ros Sereysothea “Shave your Beard” from Dengue Fever presents Electric Cambodia (unknown) —Pre Khmer Cambodia

Alex Konadu “Asaase Asa” from One Man Thousand - Live In London (World Circuit 1988) —Groovin Nigeria


Issa Bagayogo “Baro” from Timbuktu CD ALBUM (Six Degrees Travel Series 2001) —Mali

Gigi “Gud Fella” from Gigi (Palm Pictures 2001) —Ethiopia songstress

Jump to Addis “KOKO” from Ethiopiques, Vol. 15: Europe Meets Ethiopia (Buda Musique 2004) —Ethiopia meets Europe


Hukwe Zawose & Master Musicians Of Tanzania “Lukunzi” from Mateso (Triple Earth 1987) —Tanzania

Prince Khonjo 99 with Midzi Heritage Sound “Binadamu” from Binadamu Hatosheki (unknown) —Recorded on the coast on Kenya

Ayub Ogada “Kothbiro” from En Mana Kuoyo CD ALBUM (unknown 2005) —Kenya

Tinariwen “Aldachan Manin” from Festival in the Desert CD COMP (World Village 2003) —Mali