Global Beat 7/9/08

Doug is on his way to the Winnepeg Folk Festival and handed the reins of the Global Beat show to me today. On the show we bounced all over the globe, taking in new music from Pacifika (seen above), Seun Kuti, Jackson Conti, Sonantes, and Kylie Auldist, plus vintage tracks from Hugh Masekela, Jackie Edwards & Judy Mowatt, The Mighty Diamonds, and many more. You can stream the show here for two weeks from today, and the playlist follows the break.

Pacifika – Me Cai
album: Asuncion; label: Six Degrees

Seun Kuti – Think Africa
album: Seun Kuti + Egypt 80; label: Disorient

Mighty Diamonds – Revolution
album: Indestructible; label: Alligator

Cheikh Lo – M’Beddemi
album: Bambay Gueej; label: Nonesuch

Lura – M’Bem Di Fora
album: M’Bem Di Fora; label: Lusafrica

Manecas Costa – Paraiso Di Gumbe
album: Africa Remix; label: Milan

Jackson Conti – Praca Da Republica
album: Sujinho; label: Mochilla

Afro Cuban All Stars – Amor Verdadero
album: A Toda Cuba Le Gusta; label: Nonesuch

Cornell Campbell – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
album: 7″; label: Attack

Elizabeth Shepherd – Con Alma
album: Parkdale; label: Do Right Music

Eric Donaldson & the Keystones – Freedom Street (12″ Mix)
album: Down In A Tenement Yard; label: Trojan

Sonantes – Defenestrando
album: Sonantes; label: Six Degrees

Carl Craig – Kilode Remix
album: Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Chop Up; label: Honest Jons

Diplo – Tuck In Yuh Belly (Diplo Mix)
album: 12″; label: Money Studies

Augusto Santos – Olvida Ese Hombre
album: Bachata Roja; label: Iaso

Jackie Edwards & Judy Mowatt – In Paradise
album: Jackie Edwards: This Is My Story; label: Trojan

Joe Bataan – Keep The Change
album: Call My Name; label: Vampi Soul

Kylie Auldist – Cut You Loose
album: Just Say; label: Tru Thoughts

Willie Colon – Panamena
album: Willie Colon: The Player; label: Fania

Erykah Badu – Honey
album: New Amerykah; label: Motown

Quantic Soul Orchestra – Regi Bugalu
album: Tropidelico; label: Tru Thoughts

Hugh Masekela – Ashiko
album: The Boy’s Doin’ It; label: Casablanca

Orchestra Baobab – Ndeleng Ndeleng
album: Made In Dakar; label: Nonesuch

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2 Responses to “Global Beat 7/9/08”

  1. tiann Says:

    I wanna listen to it all

  2. Nation Beat Says:

    I stumbled across your blog when I was looking for Brazilian music related websites. What an awesome playlist!! I was wondering if you would be interested in checking out a new Brazilian fusion band from Brooklyn, Nation Beat.

    Here is a link for three free tracks from our brand new album. We hope you enjoy!

    http://www.nationbeat.com/freetracks/

    -NB

    Here is a bit of writing from the press release:

    “…Nation Beat specializes in Brazilian (maracatu) and New Orleans second-line funk… the obvious affection for their sources and sheer moxie they bring make Nation Beat’s sound near addictive.” — Time Out Chicago

    Which nation, and which beat? What makes this group special is that it offers no simple answers. They are rhythm gatherers, harvesting the fruit of 500 years of cultural crossbreeding, which is why the sounds of the northeast of Brazil and the southern United States blend together so seamlessly; NPR’s All Things Considered music writer Banning Eyre calls them “the most original and alluring fusion group I have heard in years.”

    At the heart of Nation Beat’s new album, Legends of the Preacher, lies a totally original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms, Appalachian-inspired bluegrass music, funk, rock, and country-blues. Conjuring the spirit of powerful and liberated carnival queens, rising Brazilian star Liliana Araujo fronts the ensemble with her soaring powerhouse vocals. A recent finalist on Brazil’s “American Idol” spin-off program FAMA, Araujo evokes the righteous soul singers of America’s gold age of soul.

    Bandleader Scott Kettner describes maracatu as “a really high-energy, percussive, Afro-Brazilian dance rhythm that gets all up in your bones and makes you shake. Imagine the sound of thunder when you see a big storm coming across the ocean — that’s what it sounds like when a maracatu group is parading toward you in Brazil.” Nation Beat brings the audacious energy of this musical storm to both their recorded work and especially their electric live performances. As a result, their explosive live show has attracted music fans from a wide demographic: bluegrass and country music fans, Brazilian music lovers, outdoor festival-goers, and pretty much anyone who loves to dance.

    Please give us a listen and let us know what you think!

    Tu-maraca! NATION BEAT

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