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This Island Earth
Sunday May 7th, 2017 with Rob Bitschofsky
Planet hopping on a soggy Sunday

Will spring ever come?
Watusi Fever
Dem Juju Poets - Single
El Oro de la Tolita (Feat. Taribo)
Thornato - Bennu New
Quick as White (Clap! Clap! Remix)
Kasai Allstars/Clap! Clap! - Félicité (Remixes) New
Flowers For Lions
Dem Juju Poets - Liberated Thoughts New
At the Jubilee Gardens
Dem Juju Poets - Liberated Thoughts New
Voodoo Jazz
Dem Juju Poets - Single New
Welcome to Vynologie! It's my new feature, wherein I'll slap a couple of tracks in from the vast and very cool vinyl library here at CKCU's superterranean global HQ. Today, some freaky 70s free jazz and a little french gypsy jazz. Groovy!
The People's Republic
The Revolutionary Ensemble - The People's Republic
After You've Gone
Django Reinhardt - Djangologie 2
La Bamba
Quetzal - The Eternal Getdown New
El Rayo-X
David Lindley - El Rayo-X
The Great Woggie
Dennis Alcapone - Soul to Soul DJ's Choice
Ojo Abameta
The Shaolin Afronauts - Follow the Path
On to an atmospheric North African set of music brought to us by bassist Bill Laswell. We'll hear the first cut off of the new live album by the Master Musicians of Jajouka along with his band Material. Tune in to This Island Earth on the Victoria Day long weekend show to hear the whole thing with Peter B. Before that, a song from Laswell's 2016 gnawa set with Maâlem Mokhtar Gania and one of my favorite tracks from Laswell's wife Gigi, from her 2003 record Illuminated Audio.
Tew Ante Sew
Gigi - Illuminated Audio
Sidi Fkih Shamharouch
Maâlem Mokhtar Gania & Bill Laswell - Tagnawwit - Holy Black Gnawa Trance
Dancing From the Heart
The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar with Bill Laswell and Material - Apocalypse LIve New
Tony Allen - A Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers New
Rooh (The Soul)
Ahmed Abdul-Malik - East Meets West
Rama Rama
Alice Coltrane - World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda New
Dar Shems (The House of the Sun)
Yacine Boulares, Vincent Segal and Nasheet Waits - Abu Sadiya
Sunrise in Chennai
Miklós Lukács, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland - Cijmbalom Unlimited
Letter 8: Voices to Remember
Rahim Alhaj - Letters From Iraq: Oud and String Quartets New
Ryuchi Sakamoto - async New
Kikagakyu Moyo - Stone Garden New
Boufou Safou
Amadou & Mariam - Boufou Safou New
Orchestra Baobab - Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng New
Orchestra Baobab - Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng New
Nissodia (Joie de l'optimisme)
Idrissa Soumaoro et L'Eclipse de L'Ija - The Original Sound of Mali New
Interactive CKCU
Shelley Ann Morris
Yeah, great time to be alive indeed--especially when you have access to CKCU On Demand. If you miss your show, you can catch up later on. Listening in this afternoon.

1:34 PM, May 7th, 2017
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hey hey Shelly Ann! Welcome! C'mon in, sit down and dig some seventies afro-jazz magic with me! And I have good news on the accessibility front; Colin is cooking up a method of adjusting the background colors for shows so that I can up the contrast on those ones where it's hard to read. No ETA at the moment, but we will be able to fix this up soon.

1:39 PM, May 7th, 2017
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Kids, I have just uploaded an image of the back cover of this awesome Revolutionary Ensemble record, so you can see for your self (although it's very small) just how utterly hip the Revolutionary Ensemble looks. Pretty much as hip as they sound, no?

1:44 PM, May 7th, 2017
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
1976, incidentally. According to Discogs.

1:45 PM, May 7th, 2017
Hi Again Rob, Much appreciated about the high contrast on the website--that will help a LOT, especially when I want to comment on shows like Curiocity and Candy Shop. I know that you are all volunteers, so I really appreciate the time and energy you and Colin put in to the site--a true labour of love. Thank you sooooo much.

1:56 PM, May 7th, 2017
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Thank you, Shelly, for pointing the contrast thing out. Helps me not only here at the station's website, but in my day-to-day life as a graphic designer.

2:07 PM, May 7th, 2017
Oh yes, there is a lot that Graphic Designers can do to make websites just that much easier for us to read. As people age, they too may have vision issues--good contrast helps many. Really enjoying the Bill Laswell music. BTW, did I hear you say that Miriam and Amadu (sp?) are coming up on the playlist? You probably know this already, they are blind.

2:42 PM, May 7th, 2017
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Yeah, you bet! Amadou & Miriam with their first new thing in like five years. And I did not know that they're blind!

2:45 PM, May 7th, 2017
Yes, It's true. Some time ago, Vincent S. guest hosted on our show and we asked him to present 'world musicians with disabilities.' He introduced us to Miriam and Amadu, Paul Pena and a band from the Congo called Staff Bendi Bilili. Unfortunately, that show is long gone off the on demand now, but we had a lot of fun. I'm always on the lookout for musicians with disabilities to feature on Welcome To My World.

3:00 PM, May 7th, 2017
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Cool concept! If you haven't already heard it, I strongly recommend the album from Mbongwana Star. It came out a couple of years ago and has two former members of Staff Bendi Bilili. Superb record.

3:08 PM, May 7th, 2017
will do. Thanks for a great show this afternoon.

3:49 PM, May 7th, 2017