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This Island Earth
Sunday September 5th, 2010 with Alnoor Allidina
Best of Both Worlds Revisited

Back to school, or what we remember of it. Alnoor Allidina builds sets around tunes taken from the ear-opening Best of Both Worlds compilation. Released in 1994, this collection introduced many to Earthling sounds never imagined.
We begin the first hour in a Spanish sort of vein and move into a set of African pop.
Vente Pa Madrid
Ketama/Diabate/Thompson - The Best of Both Worlds - Rykodisc
Farruca 'El Albacin'
Sabicas - Masters of Flamenco Guitar - EMI Hemispheres
Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11
Sei la conchiglia
Gianmaria Testa - Altre Latitudini
Kanda Bongo Man - The Best of Both Worlds - Rykodisc
D.D. Misiani - The King Of History - Classic 1970s Benga Beats From Kenya
Exomcula (The Musicians)
The Dark City Sisters - Soweto Never Sleeps Classic Female Zulu Jive - Shanachie
Fote Mogoban
Jali Musa Jawara - The Best of Both Worlds - Rykodisc
Lora Chiorah-Dye and Sukutai - Safarini in Transit: Music of African Immigrants - Smithsonian Folkways
We spend most of the second hour in Eastern Europe with forays into West and South Asia.
Snoshti Sem Minal, Kuzum Elenke
Trio Bulgarka - The Best of Both Worlds - Rykodisc
Fly, Fly My Sadness
Angelite & Huun-Huur-Tu The Bulgarian Voices - Fly, Fly My Sadness
Una Serenata (Lucilla Galeazzi)
Banda Citta Ruvo Di Puglia - La Bandas
Mavra Dhakria
Maza Mezé - Hypnotika
Tavasz Tavasz
Marta Sebestyen - The Best of Both Worlds - Rykodisc
Mominsko Horo
Ivo Papasov - The Best of Both Worlds - Rykodisc
Polska Fran Polska
Warsaw Village Band - Infinity
Köhlen Atim
Kronos Quartet - Rainbow - Smithsonian
Sanu Ik Pal Chain
Galitcha - Satraang
The final hour begins with two of the giants of Earthling music - Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate.
I Go Ka
Ali Farka Toure - The Best of Both Worlds - Rykodisc
Toumani Diabate - The Best of Both Worlds - Rykodisc
Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko - Africa to Appalachia
Torin Torin
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - I Speak Fula
Moussa Dombia - World Psychedelic Classics, Vol. 3: Love's a Real Thing - Luaka Bop
Du Riz et des Armes
Apkass - En marchant vers le soleil
The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
People Project - People Project
Tony Allen - Homecooking
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - Lloys Miller & The Heliocentrics - Strut New