This is the playlist for the show which you can hear live at 8:00 pm my tine (19h00 UCT) Fridays and extended at 03h00 Saturdays.
Mixcloud episode to follow …
|MEUTE||Customer Is King||single||0:04:37|
|Paul Brady||Crazy Dreams||Hard Station||0:04:56|
|Mayra Andrade||Tan Kalakatan||Manga||0:03:58|
|Taraf de Haïdouks||Moldavian Shepherds’ Dance||Of Lovers, Gamblers & Parachute Skirts||0:03:16|
|Brendan Monaghan||Deep Dark Rosaleen (feat. Var. artists) [New Version 2018]||Unbroken||0:03:46|
|Altın Gün||Vay Dünya||gece||0:04:18|
|Tania Saleh||In Other People’s Land – في بلاد الآخرين||Intersection – تقاطع||0:03:46|
|La Bottine Souriante||Cette bouteille-là||Appellation d’origine contrôlée||0:04:30|
|Ethan Hanna||Perfect||Welcome to the Batlands||0:04:19|
|The Unthanks||The Night Is Darkening Round Me||Lines, Pt. 3: Emily Bronte||0:05:36|
|Banda Conmoción||Sin Querer Nos Quisimos||Festejos||0:03:28|
|Tinariwen||Kel Tinawen (feat. Cass McCombs)||Amadjar||0:03:57|
|The Who||Baba O’Riley||Who’s Next||0:05:00|
|The Hu||Shoog Shoog||The Gereg||0:04:01|
|Grainne Holland||Mise Agus Tusa||Corcra||0:04:10|
|Tita Nzebi||L’kwèle||From Kolkata||0:05:13|
|Suistamon Sähkö||Tuonelan tyttö||Kalevala elävänä tai kuolleena||0:03:49|
|Paleface & Maija Kauhanen||Tietäjän tie||Kalevala elävänä tai kuolleena||0:03:42|
|Katalena||Travnički||Človek Ni Zver||0:02:37|
|Brother Sea||All as One||Brother Sea – EP||0:04:32|
|Sharon Shannon & Alan Connor||The Midnight Special/Windchime||In Galway||0:05:04|
|Afro Celt Sound System||Thunderhead||0:07:16|
|12||Lykke Li||Youth Knows No Pain|
It has been a good year so far for Slovakia based band HRDZA. Probably the best in their 20 year career with the current album The new album, Neskrotený, entering the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE) at number 4 in April 2019. A month earlier their first single for the album Stefan topped the world music chart and last week the video achieved 6 million views on YouTube.
|MEUTE||Customer Is King||single|
Meute have confirmed a headline tour of the UK.
The techno marching band will take over London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town, the O2 Ritz in Manchester, the Stylus in Leeds, Glasgow’s SWG3 and Bristol’s Marble Factory between April 1 and 5, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 12pm on September 2.
|Paul Brady||Crazy Dreams||Hard Station|
|Mayra Andrade||Tan Kalakatan||Manga|
Cape Verdean singer who now lives and records in Portugal – she revives traditional Cape Verde morna dance music and is on a platform I mentioned last week Colors Studios – a show space for it seems solo artists https://colorsxstudios.com/shows/mayra-andrade-tan-kalakatan/ There is a link to her performance there on my blog – davysims. com where you’ll also find notes on most of the music I’m playing tonight on the show.
I’m Davy Sims – this is Around the world.
|Taraf de Haïdouks||Moldavian Shepherds’ Dance||Of Lovers, Gamblers & Parachute Skirts|
Their first album was in 1991 a Romany troupe of musicians who came from Romania, built an international following and yet still live in Clejani about 40 miles from Bucharest. That album from 2015 http://www.divanesco.com/taraf-de-haidouks
|Brendan Monaghan||Deep Dark Rosaleen||Unbroken|
Started his music career in Bangor in Northern Ireland in a post punk band then a roots country band Cattle Company – not constantly on the road playing festivals and clubs around Europe.
|Altın Gün||Vay Dünya||gece|
(Golden Day) (Wow World) (Night) They are Turkish, Indonesian and Dutch often taking Turkish folk songs and adding psychedica or funk or both also taking inspiration from 1970s Turkish bands and from the folk musician Neşet Ertaş
|Tania Saleh||In Other People’s Land – في بلاد الآخرين||Intersection – تقاطع|
Tania Saleh is a contemporary alternative Lebanese singer/songwriter/visual artist, one of the rare female singers/songwriters in the Arab world and one of the most respected independent artists in the region. Her lyrics mirror the reality of the Lebanese/Arab social and political turmoil.
Since her early debut in 1990, she has experimented with various genres, always challenging herself to explore new styles (musically, lyrically and visually), which has resulted in a fresh and original mix of Lebanese contemporary art. She revives traditional Arabic music like “Tarab”, “Mawwal” and “Dabke” but also experiments with folk, alternative rock, bossa nova, jazz and most recently electronic music. http://www.taniasaleh.com/about
|La Bottine Souriante||Cette bouteille-là||Appellation d’origine contrôlée|
The Smiling Boot started live in a region of Qubec where Acadian and Celtic roots intermingle. They’ve been making music French Canadian Celtic Canadian since 1976 some 30 different people have formed the band over that time. http://www.bottinesouriante.com/
|Emerson, Lake & Palmer||Hoedown (2015 – Remaster)||Trilogy|
|Ethan Hanna||Perfect||Welcome to the Batlands|
Debut Album, ‘Welcome To The Batlands’ now available to buy/stream.
Lines is a song cycle by the Unthanks Part One – Lillian Bilocca, Part Two – World War One, Part 3 Emily Bronte Words by Emily Brontë
Music by Adrian McNally, arranged by Adrian McNally, Rachel Unthank, Becky Unthank.
|The Unthanks||The Night Is Darkening Round Me||Lines, Pt. 3: Emily Bronte|
Words by Emily Brontë
Music by Adrian McNally, arranged by Adrian McNally, Rachel Unthank, Becky Unthank. The songs were written and recorded on Emily’s own piano in the Parsonage in Haworth
|Banda Conmoción||Sin Querer Nos Quisimos||Festejos|
From Valparaíso, Chile a nineteen piece band with 9 trumpets Festejos is their 3rd album. They’ve been around so long they have a My Space page – dormant but it’s there. https://myspace.com/bandaconmocion
|Tinariwen||Kel Tinawen (feat. Cass McCombs)||Amadjar|
|The Who||Baba O’Riley||Who’s Next|
|The Hu||Shoog Shoog||The Gereg|
The album is released on September 13, Shoog Shoog – like the band’s two previous videos, Yuve Yuve Yu and Wolf Totem, which have garnered a combined 28 million plays on YouTube – is a mixture of traditional Mongolian music and bands like System of Down and Foo Fighters.
|Grainne Holland||Mise Agus Tusa||Corcra|
This is the third album from Irish singer/songwriter Gráinne Holland, and the first featuring her own original work. the songs, are rooted in Irish traditional music but with a very modern contemporary feel. Some in English and some I nGaeilge https://www.grainneholland.com/
|Tita Nzebi||L’kwèle||From Kolkata|
Late October 2017, Tita Nzebi was in Kolkata for her first tour in West Bengal. During this trip she finalized some songs and created other ones. Leaving France for India, she had some ideas on a possible new album. Coming back she knew what this second album would; this is the reason of this title “From Kolkata”. A lot African, a little French, a little Asian, a little jazz, a little gospel choir, a great sound, A wonderful voice. Four stars.
|Suistamon Sähkö||Tuonelan tyttö||Kalevala elävänä tai kuolleena|
Kalevala elävänä tai kuolleena (Kelevala alive or dead) Don’t understand what this compilation is about … reading bits in pieces in Finnish Press (loosing a lot in translation) it’s like coming in half way into a story and not knowing the main characters. I’m sort of guessing a well known Finnish musician has stopped writing and recording and this album is something to do with that – or else it’s a compilation of band who appeared at a festival – it’s an awfully interesting album.
On August 30, the Vol 1 album, Kalevala Alive or Dead, will be released. The recording features an interesting set of domestic artists who could not be directly associated with the Kalevala. Featured are Judge Nurmio & Doctor Hillilä, Paleface & Maija Kauhanen & Paleface & Mikko Heikinpoika, Ismo Olando, Pharao Pirttikangas & Nubians, Pekko Käppi & K: H: H, Mara Balls, Jaakko Laitinen & Wrong Money and Suistamo Electric. Artists have been given a free hand to interpret their own contradictory relationship to this classic, and the most interesting performances will soon be heard on this recording. All the songs are new songs written and lyrics specifically for this album.
|Paleface & Maija Kauhanen||Tietäjän tie||Kalevala elävänä tai kuolleena|
Maija Kauhanen Artist & One Woman Band from Finland
|Brother Sea||All as One||Brother Sea – EP|
English – Devon and Cornwall – Folk band
Brother Sea are a Cornwall and Devon based folk band that brings together the acclaimed duo, Harbottle & Jonas, with the award winning song writers Kris Lannen and Richard Trethewey, alongside the haunting Celtic tones of Annie Baylis-Gray on fiddle.
|Sharon Shannon & Alan Connor||The Midnight Special/Windchime||In Galway|
Sharon Shannon (born 8 June 1968) is an Irish musician best known for her work with the accordion and for her fiddle technique. She also plays the tin whistle and melodeon. Alan Conor is a multi instrumentalist who has served as right hand man to International Artists Sharon Shannon & Jack L over the past 10 years. He has toured extensively all over the world including the USA, Australia, Asia, Canada & all over Europe. He has also played with artists such as Imelda May, Shane MacGowan, Something Happens, Mary Black, Steve Earle, Mary Coughlan, Frances Black, Finbar Furey and many more
|Lykke Li||Youth Knows No Pain||Wounded Rhymes|
Wounded Rhymes is the second studio album by Swedish singer and songwriter Lykke Li. It was released on 25 February 2011 by LL Recordings and Atlantic Records. Written in Los Angeles and recorded in Stockholm,