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Sunday January 16th, 2011 with Alnoor Allidina
2011 Acquisitions / Battle of the Horns: NYC vs. London

Feeling list peer pressure, Alnoor Allidina presents his top acquisitions of 2011 thus far. The program will also feature a battle of the bands between two horn-heavy powerhouses: NYC and London.
Maltrato
Freddy Y Sus Afro Latinos - Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 - Soundway
Descarga Tentacion
Bolita Y Su Tentacion Latina - Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 - Soundway
Benséma
AfroCubism - AfroCubism - World Circuit New
Dakan
AfroCubism - AfroCubism - World Circuit New
In the next set, we feature some gritty and groovy rock, starting with Lobi Traore, a fantastic guitarist from Mali who passed away in 2010. We then hear from two stunning Ghanaian outfits: septuagenarian Ebo Taylor and his band of Afrobeaters, and The Psychedelic Aliens, lovingly re-released by Voodoo Funk.
Juguya Magni
Lobi Traore - The Lobi Traore Group - Astralwerks
Yo Ya Yo
Lobi Traore - The Lobi Traore Group - Astralwerks
African Woman
Ebo Taylor - Love and Death - Strut
Okponmo Ni Tsitsi Emo Le
The Psychedelic Aliens - Psycho African Beat - Academy/ Voodoo Funk
Blofonyobi Wo Atale
The Psychedelic Aliens - Psycho African Beat - Academy/ Voodoo Funk
"Ma-Ma" FC
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal - Chamber Music - Six Degrees New
Halinkata Djoubé
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal - Chamber Music - Six Degrees New
Originally recorded in 1978, this session features jazz trumpeter (and world pioneer) Don Cherry and Indian percussionist Latef Khan. It was re-released in 2009.
One dance
Don Cherry / Latif Khan - Music Sangam - Heavenly Sweetness
Rhythm 58 ½
Don Cherry / Latif Khan - Music Sangam - Heavenly Sweetness
Like Ethiopiques, the Zanzibara series focuses on a specific region of the globe in great details. This time it is Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania, as well as its close surroundings. Volume 1 features taarab music (sung in Swahili but with Arabic and Indian influences) and pays tribute to the longest running club in Zanzibar -- The Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club.
Cheo chako
Zanzibara - Zanzibara Vol.1: Ikhwani Safaa - Buda
Wushate
Asmara All Stars - Eritrea's Got Soul - Out Here
Safir Hilet
Asmara All Stars - Eritrea's Got Soul - Out Here
Zumba
Comadre Fulozinha - Tocar na Banda - YB Music
É ou Não É
Comadre Fulozinha - Tocar na Banda - YB Music
Sao Lam Plearn
Chaweewan Dumnern - Sound of Siam : Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 - 1975 - Soundway New
Kai Tom Yum
Kawaw Siang Thong - Sound of Siam : Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 - 1975 - Soundway New
In the final hour, we present a battle of the horns, featuring two great musical cities: London and New York. Dial in at 520-2528 or email earthckcu@gmail.com with your vote!

In our first match-up, we hear Red Baraat vs. Saravah Soul. Red Baraat is a New York-based "dhol and brass" band, and started out as an Indian wedding band. Featuring three percussionists (including leader Sunny Jain on the Indian dhol drum) and many horns, this band plays the music of Northern Indian.

Saravah Soul is based in London and Brazil. They mix Afro-Brazilian rhythms with funk and soul music and were formed in 2005 by Otto Nascarella.
Tunak Tunak Tun
Red Baraat - Chaal Baby - Sinjl
Drum 'n' Brass
Red Baraat - Chaal Baby - Sinjl
Fire
Saravah Soul - Cultura Impura - Tru Thoughts
Se Da Do
Saravah Soul - Cultura Impura - Tru Thoughts
Our second match-up pits Slavic Soul Party against the Heliocentrics, a true battle for the ages. Led by percussionist and composer Matt Moran, Slavic Soul Party play high-energy music from the Balkans. "Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, killer Gypsy accordion, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC's official #1 brass band for Balkan Soul Gypsy Funk."

The Heliocentrics, led by Malcolm Catto, have some of the biggest ears in music today. Alongside their own solo recordings, they have worked with the likes of Ethiopian legend Mulatu Astatke and Iranian music virtuosos Lloyd Miller. Talk about padding your resume.
Taketron
Slavic Soul Party! - Taketron - Barbes
Sancti Petri
Slavic Soul Party! - Taketron - Barbes
Electricone
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - Strut
Dewel
Mulatu Astatke / The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information 3 - Strut
Our final match-up pairs two Afrobeat bands. Antibalas is renowned the world over for their take on Fela Kuti's music. In fact, they currently play the music for the hit Broadway show, Fela.

Yaaba Funk hair from North London and play a mix of "afrobeat, hi-life, broken beat, and funk.

Yaaba Funk may be feeling some pressure here as the oddsmakers pick Antibalas as the clear favourite in this afrobattle.
Beaten Metal
Antibalas - Security - Anti
Bukom Mashie
Yaaba Funk - Afrobeast - Yaabaphone