August 12, 2018

Charts August 12, 2018

WRIR's NACC World Top Ten
1 RED BARAAT | Sound The People | Rhyme & Reason
2 LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA | If I Had The Strength | Six Degrees
3 ALPHEUS | Light Of Day | Liquidator
4 JUPITER AND OKWESS | Kin Sonic | Everloving
5 MYSTIC BOWIE | Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads | MTMB Entertainment
6 AFRICAN SCREAM CONTEST 2 | various artists | Analog Africa
7 TWO NILES TO SING A MELODY: THE VIOLINS AND SYNTHS OF SUDAN | various artists | Ostinato
8 PAD ANTHONY AND CHESHIRE CAT | "Lead The Way / Heart And Soul" [Single] | Ram Goat
9 DE'ANZA | Cosmic Dream | Fusion Beats
10 CHANCHA VIA CIRCUITO | Bienaventuranza | Wonderwheel

August 7, 2018

Lemon Bucket Orkestra | If I Had The Strength

ARTIST: Lemon Bucket Orkestra
TITLE: If I Had The Strength
LABEL: Six Degrees
Toronto’s Lemon Bucket Orkestra (LBO) is an 11-piece ensemble that describes itself as “guerrilla-folk party-punks imprisoned and liberated by Eastern European folklore.”

Program August 8, 2018

Red Baraat (pictured above) is a living embodiment of Duke Ellington's notion that the best music is "beyond category."  They're inspired by Indian bhangra and brass bands; their music also incorporates funk, go-go, rock and jazz.

They're one of the most exciting live acts anywhere, which you'll be able to see for yourself when  Red Baraat plays the Richmond Jazz Festival on Sunday evening and a Plan 9 Records in-store that afternoon.  Their latest album, Sound The People, was released in June, and you'll hear a track from it this week on Global A Go-Go.

Also this week: one from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who will also be at the Richmond Jazz Fest; a reggae set including my all-time favorite song about road kill; two cuts from Ostinato Records' current Sudanese projects; and Balkan brass that matches Red Baraat's white-hot energy.

August 5, 2018

Charts August 5, 2018

WRIR's NACC World Top Ten
1 ANGELIQUE KIDJO | Remain In Light | Kravenworks
2 AFRICAN SCREAM CONTEST 2 | various artists | Analog Africa
3 ORQUESTA AKOKAN | Orquesta Akokan | Daptone
4 RAM | 7: August 1791 | Willibelle Publishing & Sales
5 DISQUES DEBS INTERNATIONAL, VOL. 1 | various artists | Strut
6 EDDIE PALMIERI | Full Circle | Ropeadope
7 ORLANDO 'CACHAITO' LOPEZ | Cachaito | World Circuit
8 MYSTIC BOWIE | Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads | MTMB Entertainment
9 EL DUSTY | Cumbia City | Aftercluv
10 LISTEN ALL AROUND: THE GOLDEN AGE OF CENTRAL AND EAST AFRICAN MUSIC | various artists | Dust-to-Digital