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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday January 24th, 2010 with Alnoor Allidina
Rest of the Best + interview with Philippe Lafreniere

Longer cuts and other omissions from our group 'Best of the Decade' show that aired on January 10th. One of our top picks was Ottawa/Mexico based People Project and so today we also feature an in-studio interview with co-leader Philippe Lafreniere.
Hour one begins in India with French trumpeter Erik Truffaz.
Tarana
Erik Truffaz - Benares - EMI
Sittin' On Top Of The World
Harry Manx - West Eats Meet - Independent Canadian
Crazy Love
Harry Manx - Wise And Otherwise - Independent Canadian
Clandestino
Manu Chao - Clandestino - Virgin
Desaparecido
Manu Chao - Clandestino - Virgin
Houe djein nada
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Echos Hypnotiques - Analog Africa New
Ahouli Vou Yelli
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Echos Hypnotiques - Analog Africa New
Who Is This America dem Speak of Today?
Antibalas - Who Is This America? - Artemis
We spend hour two with guest Philippe Lafreniere, talking about People Project, Souljazz Orchestra, and and new funk/r&b project called Phil Motion.
Les Mots
People Project - Natural - Independent Canadian
People
People Project - People Project - Independent Canadian
People, People
The Souljazz Orchestra - Manifesto - Do Right! Canadian
Negus Negast
The Souljazz Orchestra - Rising Sun - Strut Canadian New
The Streets
People Project - Natural - Independent Canadian
Higher Than Mercy
Kobo Town - Independence - Independent Canadian
The Rocket
Phil Motion - Unreleased - Independent Canadian
Worth While
Phil Motion - Unreleased - Independent Canadian
Felicidade
People Project - People Project - Independent Canadian
Hour three is the reverse of hour 1 -- we begin in Africa and end as we began, with a raga.
Hwa-Hwa
Thomas Mapfumo - Hokoyo - Water
Nyoka Musango
Lora Chiorah-Dye and Sukutai - Safarini in Transit: Music of African Immigrants - Smithsonian Folkways
Chakacha
Frank Ulwenya - Safarini in Transit: Music of African Immigrants - Smithsonian Folkways
Mwari Komborera I Africa
Lora Chiorah-Dye and Sukutai - Safarini in Transit: Music of African Immigrants - Smithsonian Folkways
Tene
Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko - Africa to Appalachia - Independent Canadian
The instrumentation on the next track was incorrectly announced. Impressively, there are only two instruments on this cut -- Sakhi plays rubab and Toryalai Hashimi plays tabla.
Raga Madhuvanti
Homayun Sakhi - The Art of the Afghan Rubab - Smithsonian Folkways