Here is our “No Borders” playlist which played Sunday 12-5-2013.
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Ben Zabo(born Arouna Moussa Coulibaly, January 24, 1979) was born at Tominian in the Segou region, where he spent his childhood. Born into nobility, as a member of the Bwa tribe he came to music because of his passion but against the advice of his parents who wanted him to choose a career as a pharmacist. It was around the age of 14 he began studying music with Francois Koita, conductor of “Bwa Band” (the orchestra Tominian). This apprenticeship lasted until the end of his high school in 1999 in Sikasso.
12,600 letters to Franco. In the song Franco read out some of the letters he received from female fans who complained about the mistreatment they suffered at the hands of their in-laws. The refrain of the song goesBandeko ya basi yo yo yo yo balingaka basi ya bandeko mibali te mpo na nini ( why do sisters in law harass their brothers wives).
Thione Ballago Seck (born March 12, 1955) is one of Senegal‘s greatest singers and musicians in thembalax genre, on par with Baaba Maal and Youssou N’dour although he hasn’t achieved the same level of fame outside his country. Seck comes from a family of “griot” singers from the Wolof people of Senegal. His first job was with Orchestre Baobab, but he later formed his own band, Raam Daan, which he still heads.
Seck’s album Orientation was one of four nominated for BBC3 Radio’s World Music Album of the Year in 2006.This was requested by Paula Feitsma in Holland.
Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo
George Russell heard Chano Pozo drumming on to the seats of the tour bus and singing in some african dialect, Russell was hypnotized by the sound and asked Dizzy Gillespie to allow Chano to open with a Drumming solo the intro of Cubana Bop and they added an arrangement to the song for others to join the chorus.This happened for the first time at the Symphony hall of Boston in 1947.
Leavitt, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico was the second of four siblings in his family born to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother.He and his brothers became orphans at an early age and were raised by their aunt in the Puerta de Tierra section of San Juan.
One of Our friends and listeners in Bamako Matthew Christie is a good friend of Ahmad Ag Kaedy he invited him over to listen to radio program and suprised him when we played 2 songs of his band Amanar.Amanar, the modern guitar Tuareg band from Northern Mali.http://sahelsounds.bandcamp.com/album/music-from-saharan-cellphones
Recorded live during few sessions at the Azazme Bedouin tribe’s encampment in the Negev.
Yair Dalal and members of his regular ensemble “Al Ol” play here alongside Bedouin musicians and singers.
Very interesting instruments were used in the recording of this album such as the nei, Jurun (a coffee grinder used for playing music), rababa and simsimyya.
The bedouin traditional sound with oud master YAIR DALAL and Avi Agababa on the percussion.
One of the best albums made in Israel which captures the essence of the Negev and records the sound of a vanishing culture.
Released in 2006 by Magda Label.Very underrated in my opinion for such great album.
Yair Dalal & Tarab Ensemble – Musicians
Yair DALAL : oud, violin, vocal
Mohammad Abu AGAG : oud
Abu Youssef GERBIA : rababa, vocal
Aouad SHALIBI : simsimiyya, vocal
Heleiil ALOUO : jurun (coffee grinder), vocal, shabada (flute)
Atiya SHALIBI : lead vocal
Farhan SHALIBI : jurun (coffee grinder)
Shadi SHALPI : nei
Assaf ZAMIR : percussions
Avi AGABABA : percussions
Amanar was formed in 2007 by Ahmed Ag Kaedy. Ahmed moved to Libya when he was 15 to look for work and he learnt to play the guitar there. When he returned to Kidal he discovered there were lots of young people with nothing to do so he became a music teacher and this eventually allowed him to form Amanar.
Amanar was originally 6 people but when the Taureg rebel movement commenced there campaign in January 2012 they decided that Kidal was no longer safe to stay in. 1 member left the group and joined Ansar Dine (Islamic Group), 1 member fled to Algeria with his family and now he works as a mason in Tamanraset. The other 4 members crossed into Niger and made their way to Bamako. They are still playing music but only get a gig about once every 3 months.
This week we had some very special listeners tune in all the way from Bamako,Our friend Mathew Christie invited his friend Ahmed Ag Kaedy of Amanar to listen to his music play on our radio show . Alghafiat and Hamadine are the songs we played.(Photo credits and copyright Michaela Kupfer).
Sent to us by our DJ friends from Toukadime Vinyles check out their wonderful DJ sets and youtube channel where they upload old vinyles from North Africa.
This song is like one of our Anthem on our live dj set. Hamid Zahir is the singer moroccan from marakech that i love. He made this sound gnaoui before all the fashion, this song is all about this style, pure gnaoua, where he talk about a woman he love.
Hamid zahir is also a good Oud player.
Ali “Farka” Touré requested by Philippe
Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Touré (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) Malian singer,composer and multi instrumentalist, and Mali’s most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian Music and its North American Blues.
Philippe Sanmiguel,is a good friend of ours in Bamako who has sent us plenty of music and information on different artists,without him our life would be very difficult.He requested 2 wonderfull songs by Ali Farka Toure,Philippe is from France and he moved to Mali 8 years ago due to his love for Ali Farka Toure’s music,today he is a music producer and the manager of Samba Toure.
We finish our episode with 2 songs by Samba Toure from his album Albala,sent to us by glittebeat records. Special thanks to Silvij and Chris Eckman for mailing us this cd.
Samba Touré talking about his forthcoming album “Albala”. “Albala” is a dark, electrified, hypnotic meditation on the current crisis in Northern Mali and the most powerful and emotional album to date by Samba Touré.
Here is the episode if you wish to listen,we are a opened minded radio show we want to listen to your request,suggestions and corrections.