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This Island Earth
Sunday July 31st, 2011 with Alnoor Allidina
Summer funk / Soundway Records

Alnoor Allidina presents the usual assortment of planet hopping, including a look at Soundway Records: "Soundway’s mission is to present the very best in obscure a-sides, b-sides and album cuts from around the world that have remained unavailable… until now"
We beging with a wonderful collaboration between tablaist, producer, & DJ Talvin Singh, and sitarist Niladri Kumar. Kumar also plays his own invention: a 5 string sitar / guitar hybrid known as the zitar.
Jogi
Talvin Singh and Niladri Kumar - Together - World Village
Joy
Talvin Singh and Niladri Kumar - Together - World Village
River
Talvin Singh and Niladri Kumar - Together - World Village
Morgenlandfahrt (feat. Deborat Mishra)
[dunkelbunt] - Morgenlandfahrt - CKP
La Revedere (feat. Amsterdam Klezmer Band)
[dunkelbunt] - Morgenlandfahrt - CKP
Asfalt Tango (feat. Raf Mc & Fanfare Ciocarlia)
[dunkelbunt] - Morgenlandfahrt - CKP
Born to French and Spanish parents, Garcia's latest project is a tribute to the musical stylings of Colombia. This island earth...
Ojos Inocentes
Sergent Garcia - Una y Otra Vez - Cumbancha
Brujería
Sergent Garcia - Una y Otra Vez - Cumbancha
Vasito de Agua
Sergent Garcia - Una y Otra Vez - Cumbancha
Anacos
Mercedes Peon - SOS - Fol
Falar mellor
Mercedes Peon - SOS - Fol
Desaparecer
Mercedes Peon - SOS - Fol
A Blade Won't Cut Another Blade
The Funk Ark - From the Rooftops - ESL Music New
Horchata
The Funk Ark - From the Rooftops - ESL Music New
Power Struggle
The Funk Ark - From the Rooftops - ESL Music New
Eno does Afrobeat? Seun Kuti's latest was recorded in Rio and produced by Brian Eno.
African Soldier
Seun Kuti - From Africa With Fury: Rise - Knitting Factory New
You Can Run
Seun Kuti - From Africa With Fury: Rise - Knitting Factory New
Funky Rob Way
Rob - Funky Rob Way - Analog Africa
Your Kiss Stole Me Away
Rob - Funky Rob Way - Analog Africa
Sister in the Radio
Dengue Fever - Cannibal Courtship - Fantasy
We spend the rest of the program focusing on an outstanding world music label: Soundway Records. We have featured recordings from this label on many episodes of This Island Earth, which is remarkable since we all have such varied tastes. In fact, the people at Soundway also have greatly varied tastes which results in a great breath of music in each compilation they produce, as well as in their catalog overall. From the Soundway website:

"Soundway Records is dedicated to unveiling forgotten chapters from some of the world’s richest musical cultures. From the Highlife, disco and rock sounds of 70s Nigeria to the golden age of Panamanian music, Benin’s Afro-Latin grooves, Colombia’s Champeta and all other forms of Tropical and Afro sounds imaginable. Soundway’s mission is to present the very best in obscure a-sides, b-sides and album cuts that have remained unavailable… until now"

We start with music from Thailand: "As Soundway’s entry point into the Asian music world, The Sound of Siam CD and double LP offers a unique vantage point to the most experimental period in Thai musical history. The 19 tracks reflect the outcome of a twentieth century journey from Thai classical to Luk Krung and Luk Thung – music that incorporated western influences such as jazz, surf guitar, ballroom and even Latin and African."
Sao Lam Plearn
Chaweewan Dumnern - THE SOUND OF SIAM Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 -1975 - Soundway
Nom Samai Mai
Saknatee Srichiangmai - THE SOUND OF SIAM Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964 -1975 - Soundway
El Mensaje
Los Fabulos Festivals - Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 - Soundway
New Bag
The Exciters - Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 - Soundway
Viva Tirado
Los Mozambiques - Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 - Soundway
Panama Esta Bueno Y... Ma
Los Exagerados - Panama! - Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 - Soundway
Oriza
Les Kings - TUMBÉLÉ! Biguine, afro & latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74 - Soundway
Manze Mona
Raphael Zachille - TUMBÉLÉ! Biguine, afro & latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74 - Soundway
Edamise Oh!
Lola Martin - TUMBÉLÉ! Biguine, afro & latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74 - Soundway
Hedzoleh!
Hedzoleh Soundz - Hedzoleh - Soundway
Onwu Ama Dike
St. Augustine & His Rovers Dance Band - Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970-6 - Soundway
I Want a Break Thru'
The Hykkers - Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970-6 - Soundway
Eguae Oba
Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7 - Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970-6 - Soundway