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Sunday October 12th, 2014 with PeterB
Music from all over the pan-galactic N-dimensional map! And, Tagaq at Polaris!!

Mostly just lots of long sets, and long tracks, today. From east to west and pole to pole. How we like it! Including, a mini-feature focusing on Tanya Tagaq at Polaris Music Awards. Just WOW! Fasten your seat belts!
A mellow and contemplative start. A nice long set, of expansive pieces. Get a cup of whatever, and grab your headphones. This calmness will not last...
Erik Truffaz - Benares - Blue Note (2008)
Anil [live]
Erik Truffaz - Benares - Blue Note (2008)
4D Suite
Warren Cuccurullo and Ustad Sultan Khan - The Master - Six Degrees (2014) New
Rez Abbasi - Bazaar - Zoho Music (2006)
Keeping going in an Indo-jazz-fusion-ish mood. And migrating to North Africa beats.
Autorickshaw - The Humours of Autorickshaw - independent / Bandcamp (2013) Canadian
Anoushka Shankar - Rise - Angel Records (2005)
Bulería Con Ricardo
Anoushka Shankar - Traveller - Deutsche Grammophon (2011)
Kanan Neni
Rokia Traoré - Wanita - Indigo (2002)
Yéré Uolo [live]
Rokia Traoré - Wanita (bonus CD) - Indigo (2002)
Tilliaden Osamnat
Tinariwen - Tassili - Anti (2011)
Tar Hani
Bombino - Agadez - Cumbancha (2011)
OK, there is just no easy way to get from Africa to Nunavut... But go there we shall!

We now move to intense avant-guarde throat singing, if we dare call it that, from Canadian / Inuk, Tanya Tagaq. Her performance at the Polaris Music Prize gala this year, which drives this set, is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Totally different. Not to mention she won the award, for her album Animism. A very challenging listen, to be sure. Definitely not your Elders throat singing. We'll ease into it a bit first.

For the full performance on video, go to the link below (full Polaris gala), and forward to about 03:18. It is also amazing performance art, at its highest. The intros and extros are very worthwhile too.

Tagaq will be performing Nov 7th at NAC 4th Stage.

Fasten your seat belts! And be prepared to feel the "fight-or-flight", right in your bones...
Tanya Tagaq - Auk/Blood - Jericho Beach (2008) Canadian
Tanya Tagaq / Björk - Sinaa - Jericho Beach (2005) Canadian
Uja/Umingmak [from Animism]
Tanya Tagaq - Live at Polaris Music Awards 2014 - YouTube Canadian New
Now, let's wind our way back to world-hopping fusion tracks to wrap up the show.
Lady of the Dancing Water
King Crimson - Lizard - Island / JVC (1970)
Brian Eno / David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts - Sire (1981)
White Flag
Gorillaz w. Bashy - Plastic Beach - EMI Records (2010)
Strong Culture
Asian Dub Foundation - Frontline 1993-97, Rareitires and Remixes - Beggars Banquet / Nation (2002)
Rivers of Dub
Asian Dub Foundation - Frontline 1993-97, Rareitires and Remixes - Beggars Banquet / Nation (2002)
Jah Has Cool Girl
Karsh Kale - Asian Massive - Six Degrees (2002)
dj Cheb i Sabbah - Asian Massive - Six Degrees (2002)
dj Cheb i Sabbah - La Kahena - Six Degrees (2005)
Les Escrocs - Mandinka Rap from Mali - Naxos World (2005)
Se Tu Lutas Tu Conquistas
Somos Nós a Justiça - The Rough Guide to Brazilian Hip-Hop - World Music Network (2004)
Saudades Mil
509-E - The Rough Guide to Brazilian Hip-Hop - World Music Network (2004)
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - World Circuit (2010)
Interactive CKCU
Peter B (host)
Welcome to today's adventure. Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy!

1:09 PM, October 12th, 2014
Shelley Ann Morris
Hi Peter, Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Doing some last minute stuff-- family get-together later this afternoon. Quite an array of music today. Looking forward to it, especially the fusion tracks.

1:20 PM, October 12th, 2014
Peter B (host)
Hi Shelly Ann,fellow fusion head;^) Steel yourself for Tagaq's astounding performance too. Yeah, I'll be heading home to over-indulge after the show as well. Enjoy!

1:25 PM, October 12th, 2014
Shelley Ann Morris
It's still very sunny outside.

2:38 PM, October 12th, 2014
I am reminded of the children's story The Emperor's New Clothes as I listen to the new Polaris award winner!

2:55 PM, October 12th, 2014
Shelley Ann Morris
I have to say that while it is all good music this is not exactly my cup of tea--that's the great thing about CKCU--there is something for everyone's taste in music, which is great. Looking forward to the fusion....

3:00 PM, October 12th, 2014
Peter B (host)
Fair enough Ron. I admit, even say out loud, Tagaq is not for everyone, and a hard listen for sure. Very primal. Takes some listens to get used to...

3:14 PM, October 12th, 2014
good to hear dj cheb i sabbah. great traveling music. Happy thanksgiving peter

11:45 AM, October 17th, 2014
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