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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday December 30th, 2018 with Manmohan Panesar
My Favourite Listens of 2018 - about 25 Recordings that caught my ear in the last 12 months!

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. This afternoon, I'll be presenting my favourite 'world' music listens of the year 2018 - I've chosen about 25 albums that caught my ear. Expect to hear wonderful tracks from Indigenous Australia, the south Pacific Islands, Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Golan Heights, Cuba, Inner Mongolia, Haiti, Tunisia, Iraq, France, India, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Niger, Mali, Morocco, Somalia, and some fusiony tracks. Enjoy and please do drop me a line. Season's Greetings to all.
We start with a stellar record from the late Australian indigenous artist, Gurrumul, accompanied by the Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, West Australian symphony orchestras and Queensland's Camerata Chamber Orchestra. Stunningly beautiful. The we move to the South Pacific and from there to Cuba and Haiti with a couple of fine recordings from artists from each of those islands.
Galiku (Flag)
Gurrumul - Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) New
Alie Sike
Small Island Big Song Feat Ben Hakalitz & Koyawa - Small Island Big Song New
Okonkolo - Cantos New
Cuidado con el tumbador
Orquestra Akokan - Orquestra Akokan New
Moso moso
Moonlight Benjamin - Siltane Caribbean New
Melissa Laveaux - Radyo Siwel Canadian New
For the second set we move to the Middle East and North Africa with some truly amazing recordings!
Waliye (feat. Lotfi Attar)
Fanfaraï Big Band - Raï Is Not Dead New
Mehdi Rostami & Adib Rostami - Melodic Circles: Urban Classical Music from Iran New
Ayez Awsal
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca & Tamer Abu Ghazaleh - Lekhfa New
47Soul - Balfron Promise New
Sidi Kommi
Ammar 808 - Maghreb United New
TootArd - Laissez Passer New
NES - Ahlam New
In this third set we hear several cuts from the continent of Africa, starting off in Niger with a duo of women Tuareg vocalists.
Eghas Malan
Les Filles de Illighadad - Eghas Malan New
3MA (Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi & Rajery) - Anarouz New
Djeneba & Fousco - Kayeba Khasso New
Fatoumata Diawara - Fenfo New
Dur-Dur Band - Dur-Dur of Somalia Vols 1 & 2 New
BCUC - Emakhosini New
Mayaya (Pt. 1 & 2)
Stella Chiweshe - Kasahwa: Early Singles New
Now on to Inner Mongolia with an outstanding recording from AnDa Union, followed by a couple of excellent South Asian releases...
AnDa Union - Heemor New
Maya’s Dream (Kalavati)
Anandi Bhattacharya - Joys Abound New
The Veil of the Temple: Mother of God, Here I Stand (with Sarod Improvisation)
Soumik Datta, O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra & Hugo Ticciati - White Light: The Space Between New
Letter 4. The Last Time We Will Fly Birds – Riyadh
Rahim Al Haj - Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet New
We end of the show with some fusiony tracks and odds and ends I somehow did not insert earlier on in the show.
Sinko Moy
The Turbans featuring the London Bulgarian Choir - The Turbans New
Lokkhi Terra meets Dele Sosimi - CUBAFROBEAT New
Cria de Favela
Criolo - Espiral de Ilusao New
Interactive CKCU
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Welcome to TIE! Earthlings, hit us here with any comments, questions or criticisms. Let me know if you have any favorite listens of 2018 that might not be on my list!!

1:15 PM, December 30th, 2018
Hi there, listening and enjoying the show - thank you

3:09 PM, December 30th, 2018
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Jas! More good stuff coming up.

3:22 PM, December 30th, 2018
Lovely picks Manmohan! Some of my faves also. Of the zillion or so possible picks over the year. Yet again a bumper crop. I've got a few of my own in reserve too ;^)

3:42 PM, December 30th, 2018
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Zork! I look forward to hearing what you chose.

3:46 PM, December 30th, 2018