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This Island Earth
Sunday December 24th, 2017 with Manmohan Panesar
My Favourite Releases of 2017

Welcome to THIS ISLAND EARTH, CKCU's world music program, broadcast every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. EST. Stay with us this afternoon (Sunday 1-4pm) at CKCU 93.1 FM in the greater Ottawa area or at from anywhere around the world. I'll be presenting my favourite 'world' music listens of the year 2017 - I've chosen 20 albums that caught my ear. Expect to hear wonderful tracks from Mali/Cuba, Mali, Argentina, Tunisia, Egypt, Cameroon, Brazil, Turkey, France, Mongolia, Belize, Mali/Niger, Algeria, Brazil, Ottawa (Canada), Reunion Island, Egypt, Senegal and some fusiony tracks. Enjoy and please do drop me a line. Sorry, no Christmas music today but Happy Christmas and Season's Greetings to all.
African Problems
Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80 - The Best of Mr. Bongo
After that musical appetizer, now on to my 20 Favourite releases of 2017
Tama-Tama (feat. Mosin Khan Kawa)
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita - Transparent Water
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan
Juana Molina - Halo
Qaadrii - Salaam Alaik - Massarh
Ifriqiyya Electrique - Rûwâhîne
Pop Makossa
Dream Stars - Pop Makossa (The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976 - 1984)
Nou Tout Sé Yonn
Bokanté - Nou Tout Sé Yonn
Take Five
Sachal Jazz - Interpretations of Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova
After that slight musical detour, back on to my 20 Favourite releases of 2017
Dona Onete - Banzeiro
Ben Bir Fındıkçı
Muammer Ketencoglu & Balkan Yolculuğu - Sandığımdan Rumeli Türküleri
Noisy Flower
Lo'jo - Fonetiq Flowers
Bayankhairkhan & gooj nan ai
Ts. Khash-Erdene - An Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii (Musique du monde: Mongolia-Overtone Singing)
Naguya Nei
Aurelio - Darandi
Orchestra Baobab - Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng
La Rumba Me Llamo Yo
Daymé Arocena - Cubafonía
Tinariwen - Elwan
Wainan Adobat
Tamikrest - Kidal
E Babilônia
Vitto Meirelles (feat. Seb Martel, Vincent Ségal, Bruno di Lulo, Wladimir Pariente & Rafael Rocha) - Vem Rei
Dog Eat Dog
The Souljazz Orchestra - Under Burning Skies Canadian
La Rosée Si Feulles Songes
Caméléon - Ote Maloya
Teskar Tebki
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca & Tamer Abu Ghazaleh - Lekhfa
Oumou Sangaré - Mogoya
That wraps up my my 20 Favourite releases of 2017. Now on to some random musical gems.
l Bood Allemni El Sahar
Oum Kalsoum - Arabian Masters Vol. 2
BSC (Ballavista Social Club) - Mestizo Music - Rebellion n America Latina
Lekan Babalola - The Best of Mr. Bongo
El Gordo Rojo
Zemog - The Best of Mr. Bongo
Free as the Morning Sun
Mr. Hermano - The Best of Mr. Bongo
Interactive CKCU
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Welcome to TIE! Hit us here with any comments, questions or criticisms. Let me know if you have any favorite listens of 2017 that might not be on my list.

1:13 PM, December 24th, 2017
Great show, Manmohan. Loved the first song in the current set (started about 1:50 p.m. I'm sure you said it was going to be a Brubeck cover, I believe it is. With sitar and Spanish guitar and orchestra and the continuous rhythmic drumming. Loved it.

2:05 PM, December 24th, 2017
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks, Mike! Yes, that was Brubeck's famous composition, "Take Five". Lots more great tracks coming up so stay tuned.

2:12 PM, December 24th, 2017
Heavy Ben
Lots of great material here that is new to me. Thanks for the 2017 recap, Manmohan!

3:24 PM, December 24th, 2017
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Ben!!

3:24 PM, December 24th, 2017
Hey Manmohan Great show.

3:51 PM, December 24th, 2017
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Vincent! I hope all is well with you.

3:52 PM, December 24th, 2017
Yes. have a good holiday

3:56 PM, December 24th, 2017