July 19, 2016
July 18, 2016
Their debut album, Dedication To Sylvia Rexach, was released on June 17 and just hit #3 on CMJ's New World chart; they were featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" and on CNN en Espanol; they finished a six-city tour in support of the album; and they're about to play NYC's Lincoln Center Out Of Doors on a bill with Puerto Rican superstars Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz.
They'd probably like to take a nap. But instead they'll be joining me this week on Global A Go-Go to talk about the album, the whirlwind of activity around it, and all their new and old projects. We'll play some Miramar music and some other stuff as well.
Also this week: fabulous new music from Greece by Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis, and the ultra-danceable sounds of Haiti.
July 17, 2016
1 JOE BATAAN | Call My Name | Vampisoul
2 MONEY CHICHA | Echo En Mexico | Vampisoul
3 JON RENBOURN AND WIZZ JONES | Joint Control | Riverboat
4 ELIAS ALEXANDER AND BYWATER BAND | Bywater | Fresh Haggis
5 MIRAMAR | Dedication To Sylvia Rexach | Barbes
6 VARIOUS ARTISTS | Rich Medina Presents Jump N Funk | BBE
7 BACAO RHYTHM AND STEEL BAND | 55 | Big Crown
8 VARIOUS ARTISTS | Rough Guide To Peru Rare Groove | World Music Network
9 ANTHONY JOSEPH | Caribbean Roots | Heavenly Sweetness / Strut
10 VARIOUS ARTISTS | Space Echo: The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed | Analog Africa
July 13, 2016
LABEL: Big Crown
When they first appeared on disc in 2007, the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band were said to be an obscure Trinidadian combo, known only to their immediate families and to crate-diggers, who dabbled in funk and soul covers.
TITLE: Call My Name
Well, I guess I’ve now been at this long enough to see my favorite new releases become reissues. Joe Bataan’s comeback, Call My Name, was one of my top albums of 2005, the year Global A Go-Go was first broadcast.
July 11, 2016
Also this week: highlife from Ghana and Nigeria; new Peruvian-style psychedelic cumbia by Money Chicha and Bareto; and Latin soul straight outta the barrio.
1 SYSTEMA SOLAR | Systema Solar | Nacional
2 GABRIELLA GHERMANDI | Ethiopia: Celebrating Emperor Tewodros II | ARC
3 ADNAN OTHMAN |Bershukor: A Retrospective Of Hits By A Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend | Sublime Frequencies
4 FANFARE CIOCARLIA | 20 | Asphalt Tango
5 YENI NOSTALJI | 2016 EP demo (final mix) | unreleased
6 QUANTIC PRESENTA FLOWERING INFERNO | 1000 Watts | Tru Thoughts
7 ANTHONY JOSEPH | Caribbean Roots | Strut
8 VARIOUS ARTISTS | Space Echo: The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed | Analog Africa
9 MIRAMAR | Dedication To Sylvia Rexach | Barbes
10 AUGUSTUS PABLO | Original Rockers | Greensleeves
July 6, 2016
July 5, 2016
Their label and booking agency, Asphalt Tango, is commemorating the occasion with a new double LP simply called 20, a look back at some of the band's greatest performances. You'll hear a previously unreleased track from Fanfare Ciocarlia: 20 on this week's program.
Also this week: let's do the rocksteady; Ethio jazz from swingin' Addis to Boston; old and new Turkish pop; and once again it's cumbia time.