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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday May 5th, 2013 with Alnoor Allidina
Bob Brozman / Fania Records

Alnoor Allidina hosts three hours of world music. Along the way, we will listen to New York salsa from the Fania record label. We will also sample from the late, great, Bob Brozman's recorded output, including collaborations with Takashi Hirayasu, Debashish Bhattacharya, and Ledward Kaapana.
Just the Way I Am
Danny Michel & The Benque Players - Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me Canadian
El Guapo
Los Diablos Rojos - The Roots of Chicha
Linda Nena
Juaneco Y Su Combo - The Roots of Chicha
Muchachita del Oriente
Los Mirlos - The Roots of Chicha
Passport
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate - Faya
Wonamati
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate - Faya
Gentle
Tanya Tagaq - Auk / Blood Canadian
The Chant
DRUMHAND - Moving Still Canadian
The Chase
DRUMHAND - Moving Still Canadian
Ne Me Fatigue Pas
Bassekou Kouyate + Ngoni ba - Jama ko New
Sinaly
Bassekou Kouyate + Ngoni ba - Jama ko New
Dancing In Madness
Anoushka Shankar - Traveller
Kanya
Anoushka Shankar - Traveller
In the second hour, we present a tribute to the late Bob Brozman (1954-2013). Brozman was a guitarist and ethnomusicologist, who picked up his first guitar at age 6. Originally a lover of National resonator guitars and a student of the delta blues, he branched out into many different styles over his career. He collaborated with musicians from many parts if the world, including Japan, India, Hawaii, and Reunion Island. Brozman recorded over 30 albums, including one featuring "The Bob Brozman Orchestra" -- Brozman played every instrument on this recording.

In this hour, we sample from Brozman's diverse output, finishing with his very first recording, Blue Hula Stomp.

Read more about his life here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/apr/28/bob-brozman
Bahu Dur Dur
Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman - Mahima
Konkani Memories
Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman - Mahima
Tagore Street Blues
Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman - Mahima
Jidai No Nagare
Takashi Hirayasu & Bob Brozman - Nankuru Naisa
Nankuru Naisa
Takashi Hirayasu & Bob Brozman - Nankuru Naisa
Ska Waltz Train
Bob Brozman - Lumière
Afro Mada
Bob Brozman - Lumière
Lumière de la Mer
Bob Brozman - Lumière
Kukuna O Ka La
Ledward Kaapana & Bob Brozman - In The Saddle
Wai'alae Waltz
Ledward Kaapana & Bob Brozman - In The Saddle
C Stomp Blues
Bob Brozman - Blue Hula Stomp
Body and Soul
Bob Brozman - Blue Hula Stomp
In the final hour, we listen to recordings from the New York-based Fania record label. Formed in 1964 by Dominican-born composer and bandleader Johnny Pacheco and Jerry Masucci in 1964, the label went on to release some of the most influential salsa albums of the sixties and seventies.

In the words of allmusic.com: "Fania is, bar none, the greatest Latin recording label of all time, the home of the most sparkling salsa and the boogiest boogaloo ever set down on a mold of wax barely able to resist melting from the heat."

The label's most celebrated artists included: Celia Cruz, Larry Harlow, Ray Barretto, Ralfi Pagan, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Bobby Valentín, Rubén Blades, Héctor Lavoe.

To give us a sense of how big this label was, we will start the hour with a few cuts from the label's signature band, the Fania All-Stars. Over the course of a few years, they went from playing small clubs in Greenwich Village (~1968) to playing Yankee Stadium (1973)!

Fania's website is:
http://www.fania.com/
Introduction Theme (Red Garter)
Fania All-Stars - Live At The Red Garter Vol. 1
Sabor Sabor
Fania All-Stars - Live At The Red Garter Vol. 1
Estrellas De Fania
Fania All-Stars - Fania Records 1964-1984 - The Incendiary Sounds of New York
Que Rico Suena Mi Tambor
Fania All-Stars - Live At Yankee Stadium Vol I
O Elefante
Ray Barretto - Fania Records 1964-1984 - The Incendiary Sounds of New York
Acid
Ray Barretto - Acid
Mercy Mercy Baby
Ray Barretto - Fania Records 1964-1984 - The Incendiary Sounds of New York
Safari
Tito Puente - Fania Records 1964-1984 - The Incendiary Sounds of New York
La Murga
Willie Colón - Fania Records 1964-1984 - The Incendiary Sounds of New York
Quimbara
Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco - Fania Records 1964-1984 - The Incendiary Sounds of New York
Interactive CKCU
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Some sunny tunes to match your sunny Sunday afternoon. Enjoy!

1:21 PM, May 5th, 2013
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Ray Barretto is killing it!

3:39 PM, May 5th, 2013
Bill Nagle.
Great show Alnoor! I loved Anoushka Shankar! Diud you get to see Sigur Ros? A little late, but worth the wait!

3:53 PM, May 5th, 2013
Alnoor
Thanks Bill! I was thinking about seeing them, but didn't make it in the end. Glad it was a good show. Hope all is well.

3:58 PM, May 5th, 2013
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