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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday February 25th, 2018 with Rob Bitschofsky
Mostly new releases, a dancey set, lots of Ethiopian influences, some Habibi Funk and a peek at a delightful new record by Mélissa Laveaux.

Kouzen
Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl Canadian New
Visions
Alma Negra - Single New
Endless Summer
Alma Negra - Endless Summer EP
Afroleans
Alma Negra - Endless Summer EP
Down in the Basement
The Mauskovic Dance Band - Down in the Basement EP New
Repeating Night
The Mauskovic Dance Band - Single
Orisa (Atjazz Love Soul Remix)
Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura - The Search Continues
My Brother
The Survivals - Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie In 1980s South Africa New
Do You Trust Amajita?
Ntombi Ndaba - Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie In 1980s South Africa New
Storm Windows (feat. Anthony Joseph)
XOA - One001
The Good Side of Bad
Black Flower - Intermediate State EP New
Bones
Black Flower - Artifacts
Amrew Demkew
Hailu Mergia - Hailu Mergia & His Classica Instrument: Shemonmuanaye
Gum Gum
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu New
Yefikir Engurguro
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu New
Emnete
Mulatu Astatke - Ernesto Chahoud Presents TAITU: Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia New
Tezeta
Menelik Wossenachew - Ernesto Chahoud Presents TAITU: Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia New
Chiro Adarie Negne
Alemayehu Eshete - Ernesto Chahoud Presents TAITU: Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia New
Ayonha
Hamid El Shaeri - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music from the Arab World New
Bsslama Hbibti
Fadoul - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music from the Arab World New
Casablanca Shuffle
Belbao - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music from the Arab World New
Best to Live on the Good Side
Femi Kuti - One People One World New
E Get As E Be
Femi Kuti - One People One World New
Bonne Nuit Madame
Theo Ceccaldi & Freaks - Amanda Dakota New
Straight On Version
Ethiopian and His All-Stars - The Return of Jack Sparrow New
E Isso Ai
Sidney Miller - Brazilika
Le ma monte chwal mwen
Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl Canadian New
Nan fon bwa
Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl Canadian New
Jolibwa
Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl Canadian New
Tolalito
Mélissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwèl Canadian New
Thitae
Toto Bona Lokua - Bondeko
Innocence In Harlem
Sameer Gupta - A Circle Has No Beginning New
Interactive CKCU
PeterB
Great tunage to fend off and ignore a TRULY CRAPPY weather day here in Ottawa Rob! My tapping toes thank you, from the bottom of their soles.

1:44 PM, February 25th, 2018
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hey PB! Yup, wet and grey and slippery outside, red-hot and groovy in here! Glad you're diggin' it!

1:52 PM, February 25th, 2018
Shelley Ann Morris
Hello Rob, Really enjoying the up-beat music this afternoon. Just perfect for a yucky day for sure. Interesting to hear the stories about the musicians, too.

2:20 PM, February 25th, 2018
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hi Shelly Ann! Always a pleasure to have you aboard for the ride! Stick around, too; loads of good stuff to come throughout the afternoon. I'm especially excited about a new record by Mélissa Laveaux that we'll sample in a little while.

2:33 PM, February 25th, 2018
Manmohan
Groovy tunage, RobB. Awesome!

3:08 PM, February 25th, 2018
S.A.M.
Hi again Rob, Really enjoying the continued upbeat music today. Listening in while drinking a huge cup a tea! Like the song that’s playing as I write this—best to leave a good life.

3:12 PM, February 25th, 2018
S.A.M.
Hi again Rob, Really enjoying the continued upbeat music today. Listening in while drinking a huge cup a tea! Like the song that’s playing as I write this—best to leave a good life.

3:12 PM, February 25th, 2018
Manmohan
I wonder how much overlap there is between the Ernesto Chahoud Presents TAITU and the Ethiopiques series of recordings.

3:12 PM, February 25th, 2018
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
I wonder that too, Manmohan! I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but among the tracks I heard, I knew at least one from elsewhere. Might have been an Ethiopiques track. In any case, it all sounds great!

3:36 PM, February 25th, 2018
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hey Shelly . Great tea music, to be sure!

3:38 PM, February 25th, 2018
S.A.M.
Your music brought the sunshine out!

3:49 PM, February 25th, 2018
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
No way! Score one for This Island Earth!

3:52 PM, February 25th, 2018
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
...or, more likely, one for Mélissa Laveaux. That record is filled with sunshine!

3:53 PM, February 25th, 2018