Israeli singer Liraz Charhi's 2018 debut album Naz, a set of pre-revolutionary Iranian songs sung in Farsi, was a sensation in her parents' birth country, and needless to say was banned there as well. She followed with Zan in 2020, which features Iranian musicians illegally collaborating with her via encrypted file sharing.
On her brand new album Roya (fantasy in Farsi), Liraz and her death-defying Iranian collaborators actually worked face to face for ten days in a secure underground recording studio in Istanbul. The result is one of the most timely and urgent albums of 2022. You'll hear Roya's title track this week on Global A Go-Go.
Also this week (Sunday November 6, 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): new music from Haiti via Canada by Wesli, the return of Balkan bangers, cumbias and champetas (primarily) from Colombia, and some soukous leading into Ambiance Congo.
All the podcasts: radio4all.net/series/Global%20A%20Go-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
Wesli | Haiti-Canada | Le Soleil Descend | Tradisyon | Cumbancha | 2022
Doctor Nativo | Guatemala | Guatemaya | Guatemaya | Stonetree | 2018
Kumbia Boruka | Mexico-France-Peru-Chile-Colombia | Se Siente La Cumbia | Se Siente La Cumbia - Single (feat Naâman) | self-released | 2018
Pupa Curly | Belize-USA | Wake Up Mama (feat Aziatic & SupaG) | Wake Up Mama - Single | Tuff Kruffy Entertainment | 2021
Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek | Turkey-Germany-France-England UK | Gümüş | Dost 2 | Bongo Joe / Catapulte | 2022
Liraz | Israel | Roya | Roya | Glitterbeat | 2022
Rita | Iran-Israel | Shah Doomad | My Joys | NMC Music | 2012
Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs | Bulgaria | Zaide | Doghouse | Asphalt Tango | 2022
Firewater | USA | Up From The Underground | International Orange! | Bloodshot | 2012
Zdob și Zdub | Moldova | Basta Mafia | Basta Mafia! | Asphalt Tango | 2011
Geo Da Silva | Romania | I'll Do You Like A Truck (Balkanik remix) | I'll Do You Like A Truck (Balkanik remix) - Single | ? | 2008
Los Colorados | Ukraine | I Like To Move It (Robert Soko remix) | BalkanBeats Soundlab | Piranha | 2012
Dubioza Kolektiv | Bosnia & Herzegovina | Take My Job Away (feat Robby Megabyte) | #fakenews | Menart | 2020
Andres Landero Y Su Conjunto | Colombia | Las Mellas | Solo Cumbias | INS | 1974
La Sonora Mazurén | Colombia | Charanga Mazurén | Charanga Mazurén / Cachicha - Single | Names You Can Trust | 2022
Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna | Colombia | Pensando En Mi Morena | Paz En La Tierra | Bongo Joe | 2021
Los Guacharacos | Colombia | Baila Rosita | Cumbia Cumbia 1 & 2 | World Circuit | 2012-?
Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible | Mexico | Tijuana Sound Machine | Nacional Records Classics Vol. 1 | Nacional | 2022-2008
Conjunto Barbacoa | Colombia | Wabali | La Locura De Machuca: Barranquilla-Colombia, 1975-1980 | Analog Africa | 197x
Son Palenque (Kaine Sound Band) | Colombia | Malangalu | Es La Idea | Palenque | 2022-1986
Joe Arroyo & Juan Carlos Coronel | Colombia | Simula Timula | A Duo: Los Reyes Del Tropico | Discos Fuentes | 2001
Kevin Florez & The Busy Twist | Colombia-England UK | Champetizate | Champetizate - Single | Palenque / Farra Rap | 2020
Reddy Amisi | RD Congo | Camarade (feat Heretier Wata) | Bailo Canto | Casa Do Canto Entertainment | 2022
Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga | RD Congo-Kenya | Mansita | Virunga Volcano | Earthworks | 1990
Orchestre Les Bakuba | RD Congo | Nazoki | Libaku Mabe / Nazoki - Single | African | 1972