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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday February 24th, 2019 with Manmohan Panesar
Mixed grab bag of mainly exciting new releases from all over the globe!

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 mostly new releases, hot off the press with a few older odds and ends thrown in the mix. We will visit Poland, Hungary, Mali, Iraq, Madagascar, Argentina, Togo, Congo, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Benin, India, Lebanon, Brazil, Cuba, France, and who knows where else. Enjoy and please do drop me a line!
Starting in Hungary, with a frenetic new album by a group featuring not one but two cimbaloms (hammered dulcimers).
Cimbalom Brothers - Testveriseg Brotherhood New
This set features a number of new releases from the continent of Africa, but we start with an older track from the wonderful Nigerian Afrobeat artist, Peter King. Toward the end we veer off to Brazil.
Go Go's feast
Peter King - Shango
Lionel Loueke, Etienne Charles & Cyro Baptista - The Journey New
Akofa Akoussah - Akofa Akoussah New
Soleil de Volt
Baloji - 137 Avenue Kaniama New
Bipolaire - Les Noirs
Baloji - 137 Avenue Kaniama New
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Miri New
Objeto Opaco
Garotas Suecas - Futuro Do Pretérito New
We continue in Brazil with a couple of more tracks and then switch gears, moving to South Asia. There, we will hear a wild track from Psychedelic India and then some groovy flamenco/qawwali fusion, followed by some straight ahead qawwali, ending with some beats/electronica.
Batata Frita, O Ladrão De Bicicleta
Tim Maia - Tim Maia 1976
Tartaruguê (feat. João Donato)
Gilberto Gil - OK OK OK New
Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti - Rough Guide to Psychedelic India
Allah hu (Live)
Ensemble De Qawwali Faiz Ali Faiz, Duquende & Miguel Poveda - Qawwali Flamenco
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
Faiz Ali Faiz - L'amour de toi me fait danser (Hommage à Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
Ja Sha Taan (transglobal Underground Karachi Deathcult Mix)
FunDaMental - Asian Travels
Now on to brand new release that is a bit 'out-there', by a Lebanese darbuka percussionist, who utilises electronica and minimalism as his inspiration. Disturbing and Beautiful sounds! Even if it's not your cup of tea, persevere and give it a try with an open-mind, as you may be rewarded.
Prisme de 3 (feat. David Brossier, Amaryllis Billet, Léonore Grollemund & Anil Eraslan)
Wassim Halal - Le cri du cyclope New
Wassim Halal - Le cri du cyclope New
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider - Dreamers New
Great Tocsin of Intelligence
Huun-Huur-Tu, Vladimir Martynov, Tatyana Grindenko, Olga Vyguzova & Michael Stepanitch - Children of the Otter New
Well, hopefully we didn't scare away too many listeners or house pets that that last set of music. We move back to some more melodic sounds in this set. No pop but more soothing nonetheless. We start with a great new release from Armenia.
Trapizoni Par
Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gultekin - Karin New
Water Blues
Warsaw Village Band - Mazovian Roots New
Bint El Moshab
Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis - El Hajar New
Inchana Massina
Ali Farka Toure - The Source
Black and Brown Cherries
Abdullah Ibrahim - Voice of Africa
Peter King - Shango
Olatunji! - Drums of Passion
Exit stage left with some gorgeous nuevo tango from Argentina.
Chin Chin
Quinteto Astor Piazzolla - Revolucionario New
Interactive CKCU
Elorious Cain
Liking the Peter King!

1:18 PM, February 24th, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Welcome to TIE! Earthlings, hit us here with any comments, questions or running commentary! Do it!!

1:26 PM, February 24th, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Elorious! Stay tuned for more good stuff, especially with such crappy conditions outside. You really have no choice. I always enjoy THE GROOVE!

1:29 PM, February 24th, 2019
Just love this Thaker track! So much going on sonicly. The whole darn comp. is really terrific too.

2:02 PM, February 24th, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Hi Zork! I love this particular track and a couple of others on the album, but I'd say about half of the album doesn't do it for me.

2:04 PM, February 24th, 2019
Wow! Really diggin' the Wassim Halal. Super full of "puppy hears a new sound" sounds. ...Though agreed it is a challenging listen, and might make some peoples cats want to hide under the couch. Is the whole recording along these lines? Regardless, will check it our for sure!

2:46 PM, February 24th, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Its really eclectic but it's all out there. I have only listened to a few tracks carefully. I love what I have heard so far. We have probably dropped down to two listeners - you and me! Ha ha.

2:51 PM, February 24th, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Did any other Earthlings else out there dig the Wassim Halal? Curious to see if there are others out there?

2:51 PM, February 24th, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Zork, this one is for you! Throat singing with dramatic modern western classical. Actually his whole set!

2:58 PM, February 24th, 2019
Zork again
Ha! Not listening. I'm busy trying to get the cat out from under the couch. ;^) This is going to turn into a happy research project post-haste.

3:05 PM, February 24th, 2019
Elorious Cain
I really loved the Ja Sha Taan (transglobal Underground Karachi Deathcult Mix)!

3:14 PM, February 24th, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Me too, Elorious. Anything by FunDamental or Transglobal Underground is gold. They've both gone really quiet. I keep wondering when Aki Nawaz will resurface and with what sounds.

3:17 PM, February 24th, 2019
Tim A
Thanks for trip around the world on this wet and grey day! Hard not to warm up listening to this. Had the right speaker next to my ear for a while during Peter King- Shango, wow that beat and that little guitar riff...

5:28 PM, February 24th, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks, Tim A.! This Peter King album is in my opinion, one of the very finest Afro-beat albums of all time. A true classic!

7:37 PM, February 24th, 2019