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David Dalle
Thursday January 1st, 2015 with David Dalle
Some of my favourites from 2014 and other music from Ethiopia, Egypt, Mali, Morocco and more

Happy New Year! Today I will look at a few of my 2014 favourites in music, my full list can be seen here: I also have Mali and Ethiopia on the mind and we'll hear some great music from there as well as the latest volume in Hyperion's magnificent Romantic Piano Concerto series. Volume 64 is the 2nd in the series to look at a Portuguese composer and I am happy to say that as with the first, it is a very strong release in the series with a concerto from around 1890 by Portuguese composer Alfredo Napoleao. It is an unusual piece with the first movement being mostly a slow movement and definite traces of "Saudade", the specific sense of nostalgia and melancholy which enfuses Fado, which arose during Napoleao's lifetime.
The Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire - Strut Canadian
Kingdom Come
The Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire - Strut Canadian
Mahmoud Ahmed - Ethiopiques vol. 19 Alemye - Buda
I Faram Gami I Faram
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead - Strut
Where Can I Go Without You
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden - Last Dance - ECM
Hamadoun Toure
Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate - Toumani & Sidiki - World Circuit
Tinariwen - Emmaar - Wedge
Raquy and the Cavemen - Jordan - CD Baby
Ensemble Roudaniyat - al-Hal - Zimbraz
Sir bina Ya Qitar
Musicians of the Nile - Down By The River - Long Distance
Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major Op. 31
Alfredo Napoleao/Artur Pizarro, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins - The Romantic Piano Concerto vol. 64 - Hyperion New
Arun Ramamurthy Trio - Jazz Carnatica - Arun Ramamurthy
In Xanadu
Kyriakos Kalaidzidis, En Chordais, Ensemble Constantinople - The Musical Voyages of Marco Polo - World Village/Harmonia Mundi
Interactive CKCU
David Dalle (host)
Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for the tremendous support for CKCU in 2014 and I look forward to sharing a wonderful world of music with you in 2015!

2:12 PM, January 1st, 2015
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