This was the planned running order – there were a few minor changes in order, (I was a bit tired and opened the wrong fader a couple of times leading to hilarious consequences).
There are some notes below.
|Flor de Toloache & Josh Baca||El Corrido de David y Goliat||Indestructible||0:03:32|
|Hafdís Huld||I Want to Break Free||Variations||0:03:31|
|Barry White||You’re the First, The Last, My Everything||Single||0:03:33|
|Africa Express||Bittersweet Escape (feat. BCUC, Nonku Phiri & Mr Jukes)||EGOLI||0:04:42|
|Canto Antico||Malarazza||South Beat||0:06:05|
|Habelas Hainas||Marmuradoras||Livres e Loucas||0:04:10|
|Vigüela||Seguidillas Vene||Aguardiente y el Agualimón||0:04:24|
|String Machine||Rattle on the Spoke||Death of the Neon||0:03:39|
|Ana Alcaide||Leyenda||Ana Alcaide||0:04:08|
|Melanie||Lay Down||Candles in the wind||0:07:50|
|Elephant Sessions||Colours||What Makes You||0:05:22|
|Old Man Luedecke||Wake Up Call||Easy Money||0:02:48|
|Yemen Blues||It’s All Love (feat. Omer Avital)||single||0:04:08|
|Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá||Canción De Amor Y Muerte||Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá||0:04:40|
|Tita Nzebi||Ba ngu||From Kolkata||0:04:15|
|Flook||Reel for Rubik / Toward the Sun||Ancora||0:05:11|
|Marc Ribot||Bella Ciao||Songs of Resistance (1942 – 2018)||0:03:38|
|Wynone Bleash||Eyes Burning|
|Chrysta Bell||Everest||Feels like love||0:04:06|
|Mogwai||Yes! I am a long way from home||0:05:57|
|Notes 16 August
All woman mariachi band Flor de Toloache with accordionist and founder of Texmaniacs Josh Baca
Played this several times on the show although it’s from 2010 – just can’t stop listening to it. Musicians for Cuba and Mali. Many of the musicians on the Cuban side are or have been members of the Buena Vista Social Club. The Malian musicians met with them in
Last week I played a track from Hafdís Huld – a well established Icelandic singer. Her new album is called Variations – it’s a covers album, something I’d normally ignore. But she takes each song – a very well known song – and strips down to its simplest – Just guitar and vocal – maybe a touch of strings … like this …
The track I played from Hafdís Huld last week was Barry White – now, on this show I feature Folk, Fusion, Roots, Rock, Experimental, Electronica … but sometimes you need a little soul …
from 1974 …
Africa Express is Damon Albarn’s project it has been running for 13 years – in January last year he and others went to South Africa to record with more than 20 musicians and bands. The result is a stunning album EGOLI
Bring me frame drums, being me accordions from Italy. From Milan ???
Canto Antico from the north of Italy Tarenta normally associated with Soouthern Italy …
More music from Italy next week – and next Saturday if you find yourself within striking distance of Salento in the south of Italy, you could be one of 200,000 people in the town square at Lecce at Notte Della Taranta – more about that next week. Checking the website there were still Backstage tickets this morning – for about €35 – very tempted to go to that… http://www.madeinsouthitalytoday.com/the-pizzicarella-dance.php
From Santiago Galicia – drums and bagpipes
Castilla La Mancha Spain centred in Toledo – have been playing all over Europe this summer and you can find lots of videos of them playing, rehearsing, arriving, departing – Facebook https://www.facebook.com/viguelavihuela/ and You Tube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVk-TNz9pxL5xgmuRSsJi4Q
Found this on Band Camp and had a listen first thoughts were hmmm don’t think much of this – oh that’s interesting, oh that’s good — ended up very impressed with Pittsburgh Indie Band String Machine
1970 With the Edwin Hawkins Singers – written after Woodstock
WINNERS OF THE BBC SCOTS TRAD MUSIC AWARDS ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’ 2017 AND ‘LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR’ 2018
Antonio Forcione (Italy guitar), Seckou Keita (Senegal kora master) and Adriano Adewale (Brazil – percussion) playing together as a three piece since 2011. https://www.folkradio.co.uk/2019/05/aka-trio-joy/
A bit poppier than usual for me – started listening to the album through the week and for the first couple of tracks thought it was pretty standard euro/us pop. Remove the vocal track and it could be from anywhere. Then this played
Canada’s slightly eccentric Old Man Luedecke singling songs about middle aged crisis, death and what it would be like to live on an island – you know – the usual things.
Playing in a lot of European Summer festivals this year and now heading across the Atlantic.
Bringing together music from Colombo in South America and The Congo in Africa
Born in Gabon studied and began her music career in Paris then on to Kolkata – hence the name of the album.
They’ve been around for about 25 years, split reformed and recorded a new album Ancora (Again) Anglo Irish band.
Released about a year ago – the old Italian ant-Fascist song Goodbye Beautiful – Bella Ciao.
Ukrainian electro-folk group ONUKA was founded in 2013 and quickly became one of the main new artists on the local scene. Three years later, in 2017, the group gained an international recognition after their performance as an interval act at Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals in Kyiv