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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday March 25th, 2012 with Rob Bitschofsky
Planet Fusion

Anoushka Shankar vs. flamenco, Abdullah Ibrahim vs. remix culture, free-jazz trombone guru Roswell Rudd vs. kora virtuoso Toumani Diabate, Javanese Gamelan vs. 20th century minimalism and early European musicians vs. South America in another roundup of intriguing planetary fusions. Some new releases, some old faves and the usual planet hopping.
Follias Criollas: Gallarda Napolitana
Jordi Savall - El Nuevo Mundo
Boy Meets Girl
Anoushka Shankar - Traveller New
Ishq
Anoushka Shankar - Traveller New
Casi Uno
Anoushka Shankar - Traveller New
Si No Puedo Verla
Anoushka Shankar - Traveller New
Lola's Lullaby
Anoushka Shankar - Traveller New
Bamako
Roswell Rudd, Toumani Diabate - MALIcool
Jackie-ing
Roswell Rudd, Toumani Diabate - MALIcool
Johanna
Roswell Rudd, Toumani Diabate - MALIcool
MALIcool
Roswell Rudd, Toumani Diabate - MALIcool
Mindif (Trio Version)
Abdullah Ibrahim / DJ Spooky - re:BRAHIM
Did You Hear That Sound
Abdullah Ibrahim / Toshio Matsuura - re:BRAHIM
Blues For A Hip King
Abdullah Ibrahim / Kinderzimmer Productions - re:BRAHIM
Damara Blue
Abdullah Ibrahim / Motorcitysoul - re:BRAHIM
Blackwater
Rain Tree Crow - A Victim of Stars 1982 - 2012 New
Krishna Blue
David Sylvian - Dead Bees on a Cake
All My Mother's Names
David Sylvian - Dead Bees on a Cake
Praise (Pratah Smarami)
David Sylvian - Dead Bees on a Cake
Let the Happiness In
David Sylvian - A Victim of Stars 1982 - 2012 New
Darkest Dreams
David Sylvian - A Victim of Stars 1982 - 2012 New
Montilla (Golpe)
Christina Pluhar & L'Arpeggiata - Los Pajaros Perdidos New
Pájaro Campana (Polca)
Christina Pluhar & L'Arpeggiata - Los Pajaros Perdidos New
Pájarillo Verde (Pájarillo)
Christina Pluhar & L'Arpeggiata - Los Pajaros Perdidos New
Isla Sacá (Polca)
Christina Pluhar & L'Arpeggiata - Los Pajaros Perdidos New
Caballo Viejo (Pasaje) - Alma Llanera [Joropo]
Christina Pluhar & L'Arpeggiata - Los Pajaros Perdidos New
Ojito de Agua
Christina Pluhar & L'Arpeggiata - Los Pajaros Perdidos New
Cumbes
Jordi Savall - El Nuevo Mundo
El Cielito Lindo
Jordi Savall - El Nuevo Mundo
Jacaras
Jordi Savall - El Nuevo Mundo
El Pajarillo
Jordi Savall - El Nuevo Mundo
Guaracha "Ay que me abraso"
Jordi Savall - El Nuevo Mundo
We end today's fusion show with a taste of a record that I'll play some more of next time I'm on. Gamelan music was a big influence on the minimalist composers of the 20th century, and the Gamelan of Central Java returns the favor with a record influenced by Terry Riley's seminal "In C" on traditional Javanese Gamelan instruments.
In Nem One (Phrases: Group Improvisation)
Gamelan of Central Java - XV. Returning Minimalism: In Nem New
Interactive CKCU
PeterB
Nice start. I have not heard Traveller, but am a HUGE Anoushka fan. BTW, Kathak dance and Flamenco also have a very deep shared history -- migration of the Gypsies...

1:18 PM, March 25th, 2012
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Those Gypsies are fertile! I'll have to check out Kathak. Don't know anything about it! But yeah, if you're a fan of Anoushka, I recommend the new album - well, listen for yourself!

1:24 PM, March 25th, 2012
D.D. Rocker
Beautiful music playing - I love the sitar!

1:27 PM, March 25th, 2012
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Glad you like it, DD. That's a particularly lovely piece, the last one on that album.

1:40 PM, March 25th, 2012
D.D. Rocker
'still listening in and enjoying it immensely!

2:25 PM, March 25th, 2012
Bill Nagle
Rob, great show! Mr.rudd was good, and the `fusion`is terrific! Anoushka and flamenco was beautful. Where would one pick up the CD.

2:27 PM, March 25th, 2012
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
Hey folks! Sorry for my tardy replies here: my browser wasn't reloading the chat, so I just saw these now. DD: glad you stuck around. Lots of cool stuff today. Bill: glad you're listening. We miss you, and I figured you'd like the Anoushka, since it's really the combination of two string traditions. The CD is out there, on Deuthsche Grammaphone records. Should be easily available online now.

3:26 PM, March 25th, 2012
Rob Bitschofsky (host)
...just spell "Deutsche Grammaphon" better than I did if you're looking up the lable!

3:32 PM, March 25th, 2012
PeterB
Whaaaaah. Very cool transition to Gamelan. Lots of nice long sets today; thanks. ;-) Say hi to Jacques.

3:55 PM, March 25th, 2012
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