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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday April 10th, 2016 with Rob Bitschofsky
Old and new

Some new stuff and some old stuff. South America, Africa, India and a visit with Tony Conrad, may he rest in peace.
Ndiyenda Nkuunika
Malawi Mouse Boys - Forever is 4 You New
Chan Chan
Alfredo Rodriguez - Tocororo New
Tenho Sede
Gilberto Gil - Refazenda
Se Ayiti Wi!
Lakou Mizik - Wa Di Yo New
Tanbou'n Frape
Lakou Mizik - Wa Di Yo New
Sembene
Daniel Haaksman - African Fabrics New
Black Woman (Rich Medina Afro Stepper Remix)
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 - Black Woman (Remixes) EP New
Kalakuta Boy (The Reflex Dub Remix)
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 - Black Woman (Remixes) EP New
Qathaka
Afrika Mamas - Afrika Mamas New
Chisomo
Malawi Mouse Boys - Forever is 4 You New
Kuthokoza
Malawi Mouse Boys - Forever is 4 You New
Zikutamanda
Malawi Mouse Boys - Forever is 4 You New
Taganraratt
Group Tagout - Every Song has its End: Dispatches from Traditional Mali New
Taka Kadi
Boukader Coulibaly - Every Song has its End: Dispatches from Traditional Mali New
N'Djaba
Bina Koumare and Madou Diabate - Every Song has its End: Dispatches from Traditional Mali New
Apolo
Mianka Cultural Troupe - Every Song has its End: Dispatches from Traditional Mali New
La Cordillera Negra
Aziza Brahim - Abbar el Hamada New
Dissolving Boundaries
Anoushka Shankar - Land of Gold New
Crossing the Rubicon
Anoushka Shankar - Land of Gold New
Mandala
Thievery Corporation (featuring Anoushka Shankar) - Radio Retaliation
A l'ecoute du moro
Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko - Jardins Migrateurs
Ahouye Vahshi
Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko - Jardins Migrateurs
La pas de l'eau (Cheshmeh)
Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko - Jardins Migrateurs
Fleuve (Fleuve Saint Louis)
Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko - Jardins Migrateurs
Hush
Gerardo Frisina - The Latin Kick
African Seeds
Gerardo Frisina - The Latin Kick
Mohammadu/Odo Yewu
Koo Nimo & Vishal Nagar - Koo Nimo & Vishal Nagar
This Side of the Machine
Tony Conrad and Faust - Tony Conrad and Faust
Interactive CKCU
PeterB
Lakou Mzik or Lakou Mizik? (not finding the former on the ol' interweb thingy)

1:28 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Bad eyes. I've fixed it now. Thanks, PB!

1:29 PM, April 10th, 2016
Mojo
Thank you for introducing me to Alfredo Rodriguez! Great show btw.

1:46 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hey there Mojo! Glad your diggin' it. The Rodriguez record is worth checking out. Stay tuned; more great stuff coming up!

1:47 PM, April 10th, 2016
Shelley Ann Morris
Hello Rob, Listening in while doing Sunday afternoon chores. Liked the Black Woman song. Great show! Music from all over the place!

2:16 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Yeah, that Black Woman remix is really great. I'm gonna have to dig up the original, which I don't think I've heard.

2:17 PM, April 10th, 2016
Shelley Ann Morris
Yes Reggae In The Fields has been around for a long time--I used to listen to it when I was in high school. I feel old.

2:52 PM, April 10th, 2016
PeterB
Really diggin' the new Anoushka Shankar / Land of Gold. No surprise there -- one of my most favouritest artists! Oddly, her own web site does not list it, nor tour dates for it -- seems to be pretty out of date. Is available through Deutsche Grammophon, iTunes etc. (About to go get.)

2:53 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Nah, you're not old. You're just gettin' started! Was Junior always the host? He only looks 40 himself!

2:54 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Yeah, I noticed its lack of presence on her website too, Peter. I guess she's too busy playing great music to write up web code.

2:55 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
If you get an e-booklet with it, can you tell us who played piano on Dissolving Boundaries?

2:56 PM, April 10th, 2016
Shelley Ann Morris
I believe so--except for a few very short breaks he was the mainstay and was quite responsible for bringing Reggae music to Ottawa audiences--been the soundtrack of my Saturday afternoon since I can remember. I think the show was different lengths--now on from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

2:57 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Well hats off to Junior, then. Also, he gets my vote for the best voice on CKCU. I could listen to him reading the phone book and be happy.

2:59 PM, April 10th, 2016
PeterB
Piano on track is quite possibly Anoushka herself. Though she seems to be touring with Tom Farmer. (http://www.indianfineartsacademy.org/concerts/concert/anoushka-shankar-land-of-gold/) Do not have CD / pamphlet in hand yet ... on its way ... Will check when it arrives.

3:05 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Yep, it looks like Farmer is indeed playing all keyboards on the shows, but who knows if he was on the record. If it was actually played by Anoushka I will fall off of my chair.

3:09 PM, April 10th, 2016
Shelley Ann Morris
Me too! I love when he sings along with the music. Junior sounds like he is having so much fun--and to have hosted the show for so long and still sound so enthusiastic!

3:10 PM, April 10th, 2016
PeterB
Well, she IS a terrific pianist!

3:12 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Seriously? I had no idea she even played. Amazing. No wonder you like her so much.

3:13 PM, April 10th, 2016
Shelley Ann Morris
What's this song that's playing right now? I really like it.

3:24 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
African Seeds by Gerardo Frisina. Wonderful, no?

3:25 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Italian guy. Very groovy.

3:26 PM, April 10th, 2016
PeterB
WOW! This Tony Conrad piece is melting my brain ...

3:41 PM, April 10th, 2016
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Oh you bet. This is some amazing stuff.

3:48 PM, April 10th, 2016
David Dalle (host)
Really enjoying this Tony Conrad. I only heard the first Constantinople piece, nice, but I would have expected more since hearing the Tabassian brothers with Ablaye Cissoko live at the Chamberfest in 2013. That was a terrific concert. I'll have to look at this album, it flew under my radar too.

3:58 PM, April 10th, 2016
Sonia
Hey Rob, amazing show as usual! I really learn so much every time I listen to TIE....Alfredo Rodriguez and Gerardo Frisina are really something. Thanks!

6:02 PM, April 10th, 2016
Mireille
J'ai découvert Tony Conrad avec votre diffusion de cet après-midi. Le décès de ce compositeur est une grande perte. Merci beaucoup pour l'ambiance sonore qui était magique.

8:12 PM, April 10th, 2016