With live music gradually returning to Richmond's stages, I'm joined in WRIR's Studio A this week by Andy McGraw and Hannah Standiford of the music and art collective (and long-time Global A Go-Go fave) Rumput, who are Richmond's first, only and therefore best Indonesian keroncong string band.
Andy and Hannah will tell us what Rumput has been up to during the pandemic, we'll play some of Rumput's new recordings, and he'll talk about the band's first performance in many moons, coming up Monday September 13 at the Firehouse Theatre.
Also this week (Sunday September 12, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards on the wrir.org archive player, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site): another tribute to an African musical genius gone too soon, Barthelemy Attisso of Orchestra Baobab; more burners from the Islamic Funk Belt; new chicha by Los Chapillacs and Money Chicha; and a big ol' Balkan brass throwdown.
All the podcasts: 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
Orchestra Baobab | Senegal | Bul Ma Miin | Specialist In All Styles | World Circuit | 2002
Baobab-Gouye-Gui De Dakar | Senegal | Gnawou | Mouhamadou Bamba | Productions Jambaar PJ | 1980
Orchestra Du Bawobab | Senegal | Kelen Ati Len | Visage Du Senegaal | Buur | 1975
Avolonto Honore | Benin | Avi Yaman Houe | Avolonto Honore | Aux Ecoutes | 1982
The Wonderful Alex Konadu's Band | Ghana | W'awu Da Ho No | Asaase Asa | Makossa | 1976
Vaudou Game | Togo-France | Mon Canape | Noussin | Hot Casa | 2021
Money Chicha | USA | Maria Teresa | Maria Teresa / Cumbia Del Desierto - Single | Vampisoul | 2021
Los Chapillacs | Peru | Afrojinetes Del Afrocalipsis | Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo Y Los Alarcosos Chapillacs | Vampisoul | 2021
Grupo Armonia De Pucallpa | Peru | Selva Ardiente | Selva Ardiente - Single | Volcan | 198x
Rumput | RVA USA | Raden Panji | rehearsal tape | unreleased | 2021
Rumput | RVA USA | Jenang Gula | rehearsal tape | unreleased | 2021
Boban Markovic Orkestar | Serbia | Mesecina | Live In Belgrade | Piranha | 2002
Fanfare Ciocarlia | Romania | Babo Never Worked A Day | It Wasn't Hard To Love You | Asphalt Tango | 2021
Mahala Rai Banda Vs. Shantel | Romania-Germany | Mahalageasca (Bucovina dub) | Bucovina Club Vol. 2 | Essay | 2005