I'll be producing the next several episodes of Global A Go-Go from my home studio while I wait for the omicron wave to crest here in central Virginia and for my immune system to re-strengthen back to normal. But have no fear, I'm feeling fine and everything else about the program will be unchanged for the duration.
After two weeks in a row of all oldies, the focus this week (Sunday January 9, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site) is on the new: December releases that I haven't gotten to yet and new items that are coming out in January and February, with some classics sprinkled in as always.
You'll hear a track from the brand new second album by Richmond's own Afro-Zen Allstars, Afrobeat coming out of South America, deep highlife grooves from Ghana, some Arab-Andalusian jazz, the unique music of Japan's Oki, and the latest Balkan brass beats.
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
Waaju | England UK | Listening Glasses | Live | Olindo | 2021
Afro-Zen Allstars | RVA USA | Binta Madiallo | The Buzz And The Bells | AZA Music | 2021
Bixiga 70 | Brazil | Grito De Paz | Bixiga 70 | Glitterbeat | 2011
Tabó Afrobeat | Uruguay | Mandril | Mukambo Presents Global Afrobeat Movement Vol. 2 | NYP | 2020
Lisandro Meza Y Su Conjunto | Colombia | Shacalao | Shacalao / Tracata - Single | Limeza | 1975
Black Masters Band | Ghana | Wonnin A Bisa | Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House | Analog Africa | 1978
Atakora Manu | Ghana | Ohia Ma Adwendwen | Ominitiminim / Afro Highlife | BBE | 1980
Anouar Kaddour Cherif | Algeria-Switzerland | Amiret Erriyam | Djawla | Riverboat | 2022
Rabih Abou-Khalil | Lebanon-Germany | Arabian Waltz | Arabian Waltz | Enja | 1996
Oki | Japan | Yaikatekara Dub | Tonkori In The Moonlight (1996-2006) | Mais Um | 2004
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee | China-USA | Year Of The Funky | Year Of The Funky | Légère | 2017
Dengue Fever | Cambodia-USA | One Thousand Tears Of A Tarantula | Escape From Dragon House | M80 | 2005
Džambo Aguševi Orchestra | North Macedonia | Čoček Gazda Unikat | Čoček Gazda Unikat - Single | Asphalt Tango | 2021
Boban Marković Orkestar | Serbia | Ilke Čoček | Mrak | PGP RTS | 2019
Electric Balkan Jazz Club | Germany-Greece | Opa Čupa | Balkan Dogs | Musique Estetica | 2010
Divanhana | Bosnia & Herzegovina | Ćilim | Zavrzlama | CPL Music | 2022
Rotfront | Germany-Ukraine-Hungary-Russia | Everyone Speaks Russian | 17 Deutsche Tänze | GMO | 2014