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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday April 21st, 2019 with Manmohan Panesar
Lots of gems from two great new compilations, Happy Easter, and a tribute to the late great Kenyan vocalist/musician, Ayub Ogada

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 ckcufm.com from anywhere around the world.
Happy Easter if you are celebrating this weekend. The first track feature some polyphonic vocals from Corsica.
Dio vi salvi Regina
Cinqui So - Pulifunii Corsi
Now we dip into one of the aforementioned compilations, a 6 disc collection of quirky tracks from all over the globe. Lots of electronica, rap, funk, etc but also several gems from all over the globe, including many from the Francophonie. We start in Japan...
Hana
Asa-Chang & Junray - Nova la Nuit New
Mae Kha Som Tam
Onuma Singsiri - Nova la Nuit New
Sad Nile (feat. Hailu Mergia)
Polyversal Souls - Nova la Nuit New
Bani
Susso - Nova la Nuit New
Tia
Artur Nunes - Nova la Nuit New
Tongos'a
Kokoko! - Nova la Nuit New
Ju Ju Man
Noir - Nova la Nuit New
Deixa A Gira Girar
Os Tincoas - Nova la Nuit New
Now for some French language music. We dip back into "Nova la Nuit for one more track, featuring the French avant-garde vocalist Brigitte Fontaine. Then we check out another treat, a second new compilation called "Par les damné​.​e​.​s de la terre," featuring French music of resistance from all over the globe. AS noted by the title of the compilation, the curator was inspired by the great theorist/radical from Martinique, Franz Fanon and his epic book, "The Wretched of the Earth." We start with this compilation with the Quebecois duo, poet Claude Péloquin and electronic wizard Jean Sauvageau. I love this track!
C'est normal
Brigitte Fontaine/Areski - Nova la Nuit New
Monsieur l’indien
Péloquin Sauvageau - Par les damné​.​e​.​s de la terre New
Complexium - After Aimé Césaire
Dane Belany - Par les damné​.​e​.​s de la terre New
Je suis un sauvage
Alfred Panou & l'Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Par les damné​.​e​.​s de la terre New
Chérie
Idrissa Soumaoro - Kote
SB - Le Voyageur
Wasis Diop - No Sant
Tapha Niang
Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Boulevard de L'Independence
The Kenyan vocalist and nyatiti (plucked lyre) musician, Ayub Ogada, sadly passed away on Feb.1. I only recently learned of his passing and will spin a couple of cuts from his most recent recording, with guitarist Trevor Warren. It's a fine album with Ayubs's trademark soulful vocals.
Kodhi
Ayub Ogada - Kodhi
Waritarita
Ayub Ogada - Kodhi
Eru Aiya
Lekan Babalola - Songs of Icon
Nzonzing Familia
Konono No. 1 Meets Batida - Konono No. 1 Meets Batida
Yankees Gone
Mighty Sparrow - Calypso Awakening from the Emery Cook Collection
Picong Duel
Mighty Sparrow & Lord Melody - Calypso Awakening from the Emery Cook Collection
Cowboy Sparrow
Lord Melody - Calypso Awakening from the Emery Cook Collection
Reply to Melody
Mighty Sparrow - Calypso Awakening from the Emery Cook Collection
We'll migrate to Venezuela and then to Brazil in this next set.
Lloviendo en Guatire
Insólito UniVerso - La Candela del Río New
Yo soy mi río
Insólito UniVerso - La Candela del Río New
Esplendor
Cibelle - Ziriguiboom - The New Sound of Brazil 2
Por acaso pela Tarde
Celso Fonseco - Ziriguiboom - The New Sound of Brazil 2
Trancelim de marfin (feat. Isaar)
DJ Dolores - Ziriguiboom - The New Sound of Brazil 2
We go out with a track from the classic, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.
The Jezebel Spirit
Brian Eno - David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Interactive CKCU
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Welcome to TIE! Earthlings, hit us here with any comments, questions or running commentary! Do it!!

1:15 PM, April 21st, 2019
Shubham
Great songs Manmohan

1:56 PM, April 21st, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Shubham. Lots more coming up.

1:57 PM, April 21st, 2019
Shubham
Did this show start in 1999

2:36 PM, April 21st, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
We don't know when it actually started in it's current format as a 'world music' program. Prior to out collective taking over, the regular host was the wonderful, Tony Daye. who hosted this program for many, many years and also featured music from all over the globe.

2:40 PM, April 21st, 2019
Shubham
What’s this playing at 2:48

2:48 PM, April 21st, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Lekan Babalola

2:56 PM, April 21st, 2019
Shubham
Where is Professor Mike

3:01 PM, April 21st, 2019
PB
Darn, i hate this program sometimes. Faaaaar too much happy homework to dig into! ;^) Big fan of compilations. Well, at least the well curated and produced/mastered ones. TONS of new finds to be had on good ones, and often for cheap too. Will be digging into these for sure.

3:02 PM, April 21st, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
PB, I love compilations as well. The Nova one is really inexpensive for 6 CDs. Some great stuff there!

3:12 PM, April 21st, 2019
BigDaddy93.1
hearing hints of board of Canada in this track presently

3:28 PM, April 21st, 2019
BigDaddy93.1
the background beat accompanying this lovely voice certainly has that BoC feel .... nice

3:29 PM, April 21st, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Hi BigDaddy93.1 . Solid handle you chose! Interesting observation. You may be right - now I may need to listen to BoC to check out the resemblance.

3:43 PM, April 21st, 2019
Chris
Without trying to preach to the choir... wonderful sounds this afternoon (and as always)

3:52 PM, April 21st, 2019
BigDaddy93.1
thank u thank u! :) and note they are from Scotland!

3:52 PM, April 21st, 2019
PB
Bush of Ghosts! JUST HOLY WOW!!! Still waaaaay ahead of its time, even decades later.

3:55 PM, April 21st, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
Thanks Chris!

3:55 PM, April 21st, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
BigDaddy93.1, from Scotland? See I learned something right away.

3:56 PM, April 21st, 2019
Manmohan Panesar (host)
PB, timeless music lives on.

3:56 PM, April 21st, 2019
Shubham
Happy Easter Manmohan and have a good day

3:58 PM, April 21st, 2019