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This Island Earth
Sunday December 27th, 2015 with Manmohan Panesar
Favourite Listens of 2015

Welcome to THIS ISLAND EARTH, CKCU's weekly 3 hour program featuring global sounds. This week I will guide you through my FAVOURITE LISTENS OF 2015, all of which were actually released this past year. Enjoy!
Skratch My Bach (Skratch Bastid Remix)
Afiara Quartet - Spin Cycle Canadian
Second Wind
Afiara Quartet - Spin Cycle Canadian
Dokuz Seki/Esmerim
Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra - The Reason Why Vol 2
Diplômé
Titi Robin And Mehdi Nassouli - Taziri
El Khaylou Wa el Laylou
Souad Massi - El Mutakallimûn
Diabaro
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Musique de Nuit
Mandé
Seckou Keita - 22 Strings
Ni Sama'i Ni Qadim
Tarek Abdallah & Adel Shams El-Din - Wasla: Suites Musicales Egyptiennes
Deldar
Alireza Ghorbani - Eperdument...Chants d'Amour Persans
Kodhi
Ayub Ogada & Trevor Warren - Kodhi
Waritarita
Ayub Ogada & Trevor Warren - Kodhi
Naaba
Amadou Balake - In Conclusion
Abé Sumaya
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power
Nordeste Oculto
Cabruêra - Cabruêra
Son de Difuntos
Lila Downs - Balas y Chocolate
El Súchil
Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano - Tradicion, Arte y Pasion
Shock and Awe
The Souljazz Orchestra - Resistance Canadian
We Three Kings
The Souljazz Orchestra - Unreleased Canadian New
Real Blues
St. Germain - St. Germain
Rirollalla
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Quaranta
Taranta
Alessia Tondo, Cinzia Villani, Enza Pagliara, Ludovico Einaudi Ensemble & Mauro Durante - Taranta Project
Inezdjam
Faris - Mississippi to Sahara
Folk Dreams
Jyotsna Srikanth (feat. N. Amruth & Shadrach Solomon) - Bangalore Dreams
Mera Miran
Ustad Dildar Hussain Khan - Sur Sangeet
Degg Gui
Cheikh Lô - Balbalou
Malukayi (feat. Konono N°1)
Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
Cyclon
Kimmo Pohjonen - Sensitive Skin New
Final Thought
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Interactive CKCU
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Welcome to THIS ISLAND EARTH, CKCU's weekly 3 hour program featuring global sounds. This week I will guide you through my FAVOURITE LISTENS OF 2015, all of which were actually released this past year. Enjoy! Please drop me a line if you have any questions or comments!

1:11 PM, December 27th, 2015
PeterB
Just joined in... Skratch Bastid, Spin Cycle yes? Whatever it is, pleasing fusion.

1:12 PM, December 27th, 2015
PeterB
Oh, playlist just updated. Yup.

1:13 PM, December 27th, 2015
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Yes! Thanks for switching last week! Greeat show. I hope you're unjoying your holidays, PB.

1:18 PM, December 27th, 2015
PeterB
Will be digesting for weeks... ;^)

1:22 PM, December 27th, 2015
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Muscially or culinarily? Put on a few pounds, PB?

1:23 PM, December 27th, 2015
Vincent E. Strohmaier (host)
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas

1:29 PM, December 27th, 2015
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Vincent. We had some family illness to deal with but it's much better now. We don't celebrate Christmas but do relax, cook, bake and eat a lot during this time period! :-) I hope you are having a fun holiday season.

1:52 PM, December 27th, 2015
Shelley Ann Morris
Hi Manmohan, Enjoying the music this afternoon. Always interesting to hear what members of the T.I.E. collective are listening to these days--both here as well as Loosely Connected.

1:57 PM, December 27th, 2015
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Shelley Ann! Stay tuned for lots more. Happy New Year to you.

2:00 PM, December 27th, 2015
Dr. Ron Emoff
Excellent set man. Am a music prof and musician (kora for one) tuned in from central Ohio. Thanks. Dr. Ron Emoff Ohio State University School of Music

2:03 PM, December 27th, 2015
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Wow...thanks Dr. Ron Emoff! How did you find out about CKCU and our show?

2:05 PM, December 27th, 2015
Dr. Ron Emoff
From cruising internet for cool college radio stations. You guys rock. What an asset and aural gift! (I also used to do college radio). Keep on man, and good new year. Ron

2:11 PM, December 27th, 2015
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Excellent surfing/cruising, Dr. Emoff. THIS ISLAND EARTH is on air every Sundaty afternoon for three hours of global sounds. If you miss the program in real time our shows are archived and anyone is able to listen ON-DEMANd at their convenience. Thanks for writing to me - you made my day! http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/32/info.html

2:16 PM, December 27th, 2015
PeterB (host)
Hey Dr. Ron, just adding to the joy. YES! Thank you for joining the fun. We do like to think T.I.E. does not suck too badly ;^) We are a collective of various hosts -- 4-6 of us, depending on counting skills -- so each show is different in nature. If you have any recorded music to pass along, things we should dig into, or any other comments, you can also reach us directly through email at thisislandearth@ckcufm.com. From my physical travels and surfing at least, CKCU is one of the most diverse community stations on the planet. PeterB, one of the other TIE hosts.

2:58 PM, December 27th, 2015
PeterB
Looking back through the comments, after some chores... Merry Christmas Shelly Ann! Hope you are having a nice break. Thanks for the plug on Loosely Connected too. ;^) Yeah, probably some faves there next Weds at noon.

3:10 PM, December 27th, 2015
PeterB
Terrific show today Man'!! Thanks! Yeah, 2015 has a bumper crop of great new releases.

3:54 PM, December 27th, 2015
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks PB...great comment to Dr. Ron. I hope that he responds.

8:44 PM, December 27th, 2015
Tanya M.
Dear Manmohan, After a hectic few days driving and visiting relatives it was sheer bliss to sit and watch the wild birds at my feeder while listening to your 2015 favourites. I particularly liked the loose jazz track with voice in Arabic early in the broadcast - which was that? And the track taht ended at 15:00 with a women's east European choir sound. Best wishes in the new year

8:52 AM, December 28th, 2015
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks so much, Tanya! I'm guessing that you are referring to Souad Massi, the Algerian vocalist. and the Taranta Project album. If you go back and listen on-demand you should be able to double check that those are the pieces that did it for you! Thanks for listening - I'm glad that the music was the soundtrack for birdwatching! I am a birder as well.

11:05 PM, December 29th, 2015