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David Dalle
Thursday June 14th, 2018 with David Dalle
2018 World Cup! Music from the five African nations. Some highlights from the upcoming Ottawa Jazz Festival and more.

2018 World Cup! Being an eternal dreamer, I start every World Cup cheering for the African teams, this time is no different! We will hear music from Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, and Senegal. We will also hear some of my picks from the upcoming Ottawa Jazz Festival beginning next Thursday.
Do You Mind If I Play
Youssou N'Dour - Music of the World Cup - Columbia
I was in Morocco during the 2002 World Cup. Senegal were in their first World Cup and were playing the defending champions France in the opening game. Against all expectations they beat France, I remember Moroccans exploding with joy! Their team did not qualify, but they were thrilled a fellow African team had beaten the World Champions! Senegal continued their tremendous running making it to the quarter finals. Hoping for a similar story with an African team this time.
Hommage à Tonton Ferrer
Orchestra Baobab feat. Youssou N'Dour, Ibrahim Ferrer - Specialist in All Styles - World Circuit/Nonesuch
Ablaye Cissoko - Le griot rouge - Ma Case
Compagnie Jellouli & Gdih - L'appel des oasis - Institut du monde Arabe
Ayami Yami
Compagnie Meskaoui - L'appel des oasis - Institut du monde Arabe
El Guelb Ely Yehwek
Lotfi Jormana Group - Music of Islam vol. 4 Folkoric Music of Tunisia - Celestial Harmonies
Kelmti Horra
Emel Mathlouthi - Kelmti Horra - World Village
King Mensah - Africa Plays On... - Because
Fuji music - unknown
Wahala Project - Africa Plays On... - Because
Leyl Y A Bo Elyali
Salamat - Mambo El Soudani - Piranha
Some of my picks from the upcoming Ottawa Jazz Festival:
UK pianist Django Bates
authentic New York City Salsa with Spanish Harlem Orchestra

The unbelievable Finnish experimental accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen

Who is a terrific fit with both Tanya Tagaq and Norweigan Sami singer Mari Boine:
Opening Day
Anouar Brahem, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Django Bates - Blue Maqams - ECM New
Samos Iguales
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Un Gran Dia En El Barrio - Ryko
Kimmo Pohjonen - Sensitive Skin - Ondine
Pohjonen Alanko Trio - Northern Lowland - Svart Records New
Tanya Tagaq - Animism - Six Shooter Records Canadian
Tanya Tagaq - Animism - Six Shooter Records Canadian
In The Hand of the Night
Mari Boine - Idjagiedas - Lean
Ahpi (Wide as Oceans)
Sofia Jannok - Ahpi (Wide as Oceans) - Songs to Arvas
Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa - Independent Canadian New
Interactive CKCU
Ha! If you really wanted to be the "eternal dreamer" ... you'd be playing all Canadian music. ;^) But still, perfectly good excuse to play some awesome African music.

2:21 PM, June 14th, 2018
David Dalle (host)
We will get our chance in 2026 ;)

2:32 PM, June 14th, 2018
Great JazzFest preview David. Though you did do a few spoilers so far, and stole some thunder for 'Loosely Connected' program next Weds. ;^) And. NEVER miss a chance to witness Tanya Tagaq live!!! (Playing as we type.) She is AMAZING! Incredibly intense. Even if you have no hair on the back of your neck, it will stand up. Definitely not your Grandmothers' throat singing...

3:48 PM, June 14th, 2018
David Dalle (host)
Kimmo Pohjonen, Mari Boine, Tanya Tagaq, all appearing in the same festival in the same year in Ottawa seems quite frankly, shocking!

3:52 PM, June 14th, 2018