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This Island Earth

This Island Earth
Sunday April 29th, 2012 with Alnoor Allidina
Recent Acquisitions

Alnoor Allidina presents a host of 2012 acquisitions, including Chicha Libre, The (Vieux Farka) Tourée-Raichel Collective, David Krakauer, Spanglish Fly, Rocket Juice & The Moon (Tony Allen + Flea + Damon Albarn), and on and on. In summary: a wonderfully eclectic afternoon of Earthling music!
We begin the program with a postlude to our Second Annual Awards Show Show, where we surveyed the nominees in the world music categories of various awards. No real surprises in the North American wards: Tinariwen picked up the Grammy, and Kiran Ahluwalia got the Juno. In France, Tinariwen was bested by Jehro, who won the Victoire de la Musique for world music ablum of the year.
Why Me?
Jehro - Cantina Paradise - Warner Music France
Yaar Naal
Kiran Ahluwalia - Aam Zameen: Common Ground - World Connection Canadian
Walla Illa
Tinariwen - Tassili - Anti
We devote the rest of the program to recent acquisitions. Enjoy!

Let's begin with the "heavy" soul sounds of German-Nigerian Nneka. Maybe you caught her performance in Lorient, France yesterday? No? Nor did we -- here's a taste of her latest album.
Soul Is Heavy
Nneka - Soul Is Heavy - Decon
Shining Star
Nneka - Soul Is Heavy - Decon
V.I.P.
Nneka - Soul Is Heavy - Decon
Two New York-based bands up next. Chicha Libre is heavily influenced by surf and Peruvian pop. Spanglish Fly is focused on reviving and spreading the message of boogaloo. The message apparently is: "dance!"

Both bands are quite active currently; Chicha Libre just finished up a South American tour, and Spanglish fly plays regularly in and around NYC.

http://chichalibre.com
http://spanglishfly.com/
Popcorn Andino
Chicha Libre - Sonido Amazonico - Barbès
Primavera en la Selva
Chicha Libre - Sonido Amazonico - Barbès
Six Pieds Sous Terre
Chicha Libre - Sonido Amazonico - Barbès
Think (Pensamiento)
Spanglish Fly - Latin Soul Y Bugalú - Spanglish Fly
Let My People Bugalú
Spanglish Fly - Latin Soul Y Bugalú - Spanglish Fly
New York Soul
Spanglish Fly - Latin Soul Y Bugalú - Spanglish Fly
From the "if you can imagine it, it exists" file. Remember when you imagined how great it would be if Tony Allen recorded an album with Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorrilaz)? Well, it happened, and just like in your imagination, they called themselves Rocket Juice & The Moon.
Forward Sweep
Rocket Juice & The Moon - Rocket Juice & The Moon - Honest Jon's New
Follow-Fashion (feat. Fatoumata Diawara & M.anifest)
Rocket Juice & The Moon - Rocket Juice & The Moon - Honest Jon's New
Lolo (feat. Fatoumata Diawara & M.anifest)
Rocket Juice & The Moon - Rocket Juice & The Moon - Honest Jon's New
Next up: a great new compilation put out by Electric Cowbell Records. From their website:

"Electric Cowbell Records is a Brooklyn-based record label started by Jim Thomson that releases vinyl 45 records with no genre-specific agenda. Songs released on Electric Cowbell will also be available for downloads."

http://electric-cowbell.com
Dans Le Couer Du Feu
Karthala 72 - For Whom The Cowbell Tolls - Electric Cowbell New
NO BS! Brass
NO BS! Brass - For Whom The Cowbell Tolls - Electric Cowbell New
Pink Wasabi
Polythythmics - For Whom The Cowbell Tolls - Electric Cowbell New
Os Magrelos
Bossa - For Whom The Cowbell Tolls - Electric Cowbell New
Since we're imagining things today, how about that time you imagined Leonard Cohen arranged for ukele, and played by Hawaiian ukele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro? That happened too.

http://jakeshimabukuro.com
Hallelujah
Jake Shimabukuro - Peace Love Ukulele - Hitchhike Records
The Quest
Remi Kabaka - Black Goddess - Soundway
Slave March
Remi Kabaka - Black Goddess - Soundway
Israeli pianist and singer Idan Raichel met Vieux Farka Touré in a German airport in 2008. The chance meeting led to a November 2010 recording session, and a 2012 album release.

http://www.toureraichel.com/
Azawade
The Touré-Raichel Collective - The Tel Aviv Session - Cumbancha New
Experience
The Touré-Raichel Collective - The Tel Aviv Session - Cumbancha New
Maru Bihag Gat And Jhala In Drut Tintala
Debashish Bhattacharya - Live In Calcutta - Network
David Krakauer fits in perfectly with the eclectic nature of This Island Earth. He is a world renown clarinetist, known both for his work in classical music as well as klezmer. This disc finds him collaborating with Canadian hip-hop artist Socalled.

http://www.davidkrakauer.com
B Flat à la Socalled (feat. Socalled & Klezmer Madness)
David Krakauer - Bubbemeises - Lies My Gramma Told Me - Label Bleu
Ms N.C (feat. Socalled & Klezmer Madness)
David Krakauer - Bubbemeises - Lies My Gramma Told Me - Label Bleu
Long… Short, Long (les colocs) (feat. Socalled & Klezmer Mad
David Krakauer - Bubbemeises - Lies My Gramma Told Me - Label Bleu
We finish the program with a longer cut, recorded in 1965. Kulu Se Mama was composed by Juno Lewis, who also plays percussions and sings on the track.
Kulu Se Mama (Juno Se Mama)
John Coltrane - Kulu Se Mama - Impulse!
Interactive CKCU
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Today's program is brought to you by imagination. Hope you enjoy it!

1:09 PM, April 29th, 2012
Colin
Awesome cover of popcorn! It's been a while since I heard the Hot Butter version!

1:37 PM, April 29th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
It's been a while since I've heard the name Hot Butter! Glad you liked it.

3:04 PM, April 29th, 2012
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