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. 

 

 

Artist Track Album Dur
Flor de Toloache & Josh Baca El Corrido de David y Goliat Indestructible 0:03:32
AfroCubism Djelimady Rumba AfroCubism 0:03:11
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
      0:54:07
       
AKA Trio Baracoa Joy 0:04:38
Sonja Sleator  Protection Single 0:03:33
Sherine Hobboh Ganna Nassay 0:05:02
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
ONUKA Zenit   0:04:31
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

 

Flor de Toloache & Josh Baca El Corrido de David y Goliath Indestructible

 

All woman mariachi band Flor de Toloache with accordionist and founder of Texmaniacs Josh Baca

 

AfroCubism Djelimady Rumba AfroCubism

 

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

Hafdís Huld I Want to Break Free Variations

 

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 …

Barry White You’re the First, The Last, My Everything The Complete 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979)

 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

 

 

Africa Express Bittersweet Escape (feat. BCUC, Nonku Phiri & Mr Jukes) EGOLI

 

Bring me frame drums, being me accordions from Italy. From Milan ???

Canto Antico Malarazza South Beat

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

https://www.lanottedellataranta.it/en/

 

Habelas Hainas Marmuradoras Livres e Loucas

 

From Santiago Galicia – drums and bagpipes

 

Vigüela Seguidillas Vene Aguardiente y el Agualimón

 

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

String Machine Rattle on the Spoke Death of the Neon

 

Melanie Lay Down Candles in the wind

 

1970 With the Edwin Hawkins Singers – written after Woodstock

 

Elephant Sessions Colours What Makes You

 

WINNERS OF THE BBC SCOTS TRAD MUSIC AWARDS ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’ 2017 AND ‘LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR’ 2018

 

 

AKA Trio Baracoa Joy

 

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/

 

Sonja Sleator Protection Single

 

New release.

Streamhttps://soundcloud.com/sonja-sleator-1/protection/s-2yLW7

Downloadhttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/8r9jgxa8ommro7e/AADV5PxHuAuqcoWXfr_ehdSda?dl=0

Watchhttps://youtu.be/33pYWpnNGzA

 

 

Sherine Hobboh Ganna Nassay

 

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

Old Man Luedecke Wake Up Call Easy Money

 

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.

 

Yemen Blues It’s All Love (feat. Omer Avital) single

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

Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá Canción De Amor Y Muerte Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá

 

Tita Nzebi Ba ngu From Kolkata

 

Born in Gabon studied and began her music career in Paris then on to Kolkata – hence the name of the album.

 

Flook Reel for Rubik / Toward the Sun Ancora

 

They’ve been around for about 25 years, split reformed and recorded a new album Ancora (Again) Anglo Irish band.

 

Marc Ribot Bella Ciao

 

Released about a year ago – the old Italian ant-Fascist song Goodbye Beautiful – Bella Ciao.

 

ONUKA Zenit  

 

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