January 31, 2017
Program February 1, 2017
The first hour of Global A Go-Go this week is devoted to musicians who, all of a sudden, are unwelcome in the eyes of America's government. You'll hear from active artists who happen to be natives of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
All of them will currently find it difficult if not impossible to travel to the USA; one of them holds a green card and may not be able to come home to the USA; one of them is here now and will be performing in Richmond in March. Apparently their art is subversive, threatening to the powers that temporarily be. That's why I'm playing it.
Omar Souleyman begs to differ:
For more reading (and listening) on the subject: Pitchfork, Associated Press, Bandcamp, All Songs Considered.
Also this week: the Sahara Desert's Kel Tamasheq, not so good at politics but geniuses with the guitar; and some funky Latin sounds to cleanse your palate.
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year
Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
Suphala feat Kinan Azmeh | USA-Syria | Bazaar | Alien Ancestry | Tzadik | 2013
Osama Al Attar | Yemen | Ma Ariflak Makan | Juliette | EMI Arabia | 1998
The Nile Project | Burundi-Egypt-Ethiopia-Kenya-Rwanda-Sudan-Uganda | Allah Baqy | Jinja | self-released | 2017
Ahmed Fakroun | Libya | Nisyan | single | Polydor | 1977
Maryam Mursal | Somalia | Kufilaw | The Journey | Real World | 1998
Hussam Al-Rassam | Iraq | Jeeb El Kass | single | self-released | 2007
Ensemble Shanbehzadeh | Iran | Ondor Bondor | Yamama | self-released | 2013
Omar Souleyman | Syria | Dazeitlak Dezzelli | Jazeera Nights | Sublime Frequencies | 2010
Waayaha Cusub | Somalia | Kabeebey | single | self-released | 2016
Middle East's Revolutionary Artists | Nigeria-Egypt-Morocco-Iran-Palestine-Syria-Italy | Zombie | single | Freemuse | 2015
Mdou Moctar | Niger | Adounia Tiyoun | Agrim Agadez: Musique Guitare De La Republique Du Niger | Sahelsounds | 2012
Tamikrest | Mali | Toumast Anlet | Chatma | Glitterbeat | 2013
Amen BK feat Miguel Fernandes | Tunisia-USA-Portugal | One Sky Above | single | C-Mantics | 2016
Alkibar Jr. | Mali | Suka Selenon | Jamal | Studio Mali | 2016
Mose Se 'Fan Fan' | RD Congo-Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya-England UK | Suki Pembe Somo Somo | Belle Epoque | RetroAfric | 1982
Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Barbaro | England UK-Colombia | Travelling Song | Look Around The Corner | Tru Thoughts | 2012
The Bongo Hop feat Pao Barreto | France-Colombia | Nos Coje La Tarde | Satingarona Pt. 1 | Underdog | 2016
Ana Tijoux | France-Chile | Creo En Ti | Vengo | Nacional | 2014
Jungle Fire | USA | Callejero | Jambu | Nacional | 2017
Manny Corchado | USA | Pow Wow | Aprovecha La Tiempo (Swing While You Can) | Decca | 1967