I’m coming to you from my home studio since I’m currently laying low with a virus. Rather than coming in to Studio A this week and infecting everyone in my path, I stayed home and dug into the vaults for a Classico edition of Global A Go-Go.
The last time I did a Classico program, it was a show I co-hosted with Vlad Cuiujuclu for the independence day of Moldova, the country where Vlad was born. Today I’m presenting another one of Vlad’s co-productions, this one going back to August 29, 2014.
That was the month when Russia sent troops, tanks and artillery into eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region. Arguably this was the precursor of Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, a war that continues today.
And that’s the backdrop for the show Vlad and I did about the music of Ukraine, which is as timely now as it’s ever been. I hope you enjoy this week (Sunday April 16, 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)’s presentation of Global A Go-Go.
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
Enver Ismaylov | Ukraine | Shche Ne Vrmela Ukraina | YouTube video | 2014
Vopli Vidopliassova | Ukraine | Gorila Sosna | Muzika | Gala | 1997
Poza | Ukraine-Moldova-Netherlands | Oi, Kuvala Zozoulenka | Diadromes: Original Klezmer And Gipsy Music From The Streets Of Odessa | Raumer | 1997
Ukrainska Selska Orchestra | Ukraine | Kolomyjka Lubka | Ukrainian Village Music: Historic Recordings 1928-1933 | Arhoolie | 192x
Burdon | Ukraine | Zozulechka | Divitsia (The Maiden) | Nash Format | 2013
5'nizza | Ukraine | Nemaie Kul' | O'5 | Grand | 2005
DakhaBrakha | Ukraine | Tataryn-Bratko | Na Dobranich | Guta | 2006
Karikatura | USA | Brighton Beach | Live At WRIR July 11, 2014 | 2014
Vopli Vidopliassova | Ukraine | Galju Prihod | Kraina Mriy | BSA | 1994
Yuriy Gurzhy-Russendisko & Friends vs. Zelwer | Germany-Ukraine-France) | Immigrant Radio / Soldier Tufaiev Abroad | Electric Gypsyland 2 | Crammed | 2006
Stelsi | Ukraine | Tam Na Gori | Tam … | self-released | 2005
Los Colorados | Ukraine | I Like To Move It (Robert Soko remix) | BalkanBeats Soundlab | Piranha | 2012
Konsonans Retro | Ukraine | Shabes Nign | A Podolian Affair | Oriente | 2007
Zdob Si Zdub | Moldova | Nistru | Basta Mafia (Romanian Edition) | MediaPro Music | 2013
Enver Izmaylov | Ukraine | Haytarma | YouTube video | 2014
Dobranotch | Russia | Kadinja | Chtob Dusha Razvernulas | Kajlas | 2001
RotFront | Ukraine-Germany-Hungary-Australia | VisaFree | VisaFree | Essay | 2011
Vopli Vidopliassova | Ukraine | Vesna | Muzika | Gala | 1997
Okean Elzy | Ukraine | Z Neyu | Zemlya | Supersymmetry | 2013
Gogol Bordello | Ukraine-Russia-Israel-USA | Occurrence On The Border (Hopping On A Gypsy-Pogo Stick) | Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony | Rubric | 2002
Golem | USA | Train Across Ukraine | Citizen Boris | JDub | 2009