September 17, 2018

Program September 19, 2018

Rachid Taha (pictured above) passed away last week.  If there's a "most Global A Go-Go" musician of all time, it would have to be this son of Oran, Algeria who came with his parents to France at age 10.

He was a punk rocker and a dance-music DJ, he was inspired by political artists like The Clash and Linton Kwesi Johnson, and his music always spoke to the universal immigrant experience.  He was even the same age as me.  Losing Rachid Taha is a real kick in the stomach.

This week on Global A Go-Go, I'll curate a set-long tribute to Rachid Taha -- five crucial songs from across his career, some of my favorites and ones that highlight his significance as a cultural figure.  Also this week: some deeply spiritual jazz, funk from East Africa, and Latin music al y con monte.

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/99319
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

Dollar Brand Duo | South Africa | Ntsikana's Bell | Good News From Africa | Enja | 1973
Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy | Italy-Sweden-Finland-USA-South Africa-England UK-Ghana | Ogun | Let Your Light Shine On | MPS | 2018

Hailu Mergia & The Walias | Ethiopia | Tche Belew | Tche Belew | Awesome Tapes From Africa | 1977
Red Baraat | USA | Holi Ke Din | Sound The People | Rhyme & Reason | 2018

Zaidan Ibrahim | Sudan | Ma Hammak Azabna | Two Niles To Sing A Melody: The Violins And Synths Of Sudan | Ostinato | 198x
Dur-Dur Of Somalia | Somalia | Hiyeeley | Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks | Analog Africa | 1985

Dackin Dackino | RD Congo | Yuda | Afro-Rock Presents Deep Funk Africa | P-Vine | 1974

Carte De Sejour | Algeria-France | Douce France | 2 1/2 | Barclay | 1986
Rachid Taha | Algeria-France | Ya Rayah | Diwan | Barclay | 1998
Rachid Taha | Algeria-France | Josephine | Diwan 2 | Barclay | 2006

Rachid Taha | Algeria-France | Rock El Casbah | Tekitoi | Barclay | 2004
Rachid Taha | Algeria-France | Barra Barra | Made In Medina | Barclay | 2000

Eddie Palmieri | USA | Vamonos Pa'l Monte | Vamonos Pa'l Monte | Tico | 1971
Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo | Colombia | Salsa Con Monte | Salsa Con Monte | Vampisoul | 1973

Superfonicos | Colombia-USA | Rio Negro | Suelta | Discos Fonicos | 2018

1 comment:

Jennifer Shotwell said...

Very sorry to hear of Rachid Taha's passing. I first heard about him as a member of 1,2,3 Soleils along with Khaled and Faudel, whose music I plan to play on the Francosonic show soon. Thanks for sharing this info so we can honor one of the kings of raï posthumously, by spreading the word about his talent and encouraging others to listen.