The Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow Master Episode List

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Episode 52 originally posted on June 3, 2019 and featured: Fairuz (نهاد وديع حداد‎; ) (Lebanon), Black Flower (Belgium), Boogarins (Brazil), Etnostation (Poland), Hablan por la Espalda (Uraguay), Gamelan Sangburni I and (Indonesia).

Episode 51 originally posted on May 27, 2019 and featured: Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa), Sofía Rei & JC Maillard” by Sofia Rei, JC Maillard (Argentina), Waaberi (Somalia), Elkhorn (USA), Zikrayat (USA), Guts (France), and Toure Kunda (Sénégal).

Episode 50 originally posted May 20, 2019 and featured: Khon Dan Kwian (Thailand), A2 (Denmark), 裸のラリーズ (Les Rallizes Dénudés) (Japan), Wang Wen (惘闻) (China), Joseph Spence (Bahamas), and Etran Finatawa (Niger).

Episode 49 originally posted on May 13, 2019 and featured: Babatunde Olatunji (Nigeria), Skata Vibration (Nigeria), Kedr Livanskiy (Russia), Tarkus (Peru), Keith Hudson (Jamaica), The Shaolin Afronauts (Australia), and Charles Aznavour (France).

Episode 48 originally posted on May 6, 2019 and featured: Mario Kirlis (Argentina), Tito Puente and Woody Herman (USA), Karl Hector & The Malcouns (Germany), Françoise Hardy (France), Blick Bassy (Cameroon), Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila (Tanzania), and Ifriqiyya Electrique (Tunisia).

Episode 47 originally posted on April 29, 2019 and featured: Orchestre Bambala (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Jackie Opel (Barbados), Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar (Zanzibar), Debashish Bhattacharya (India), and High Rise (Japan).

Episode 46 originally posted on April 22, 2019 and featured: Khon Kae Lok (Thailand), Outer Space (Spain), Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger), Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Bangladesh), and Burning Spear (Jamaica).

Episode 45 originally posted on April 15, 2019 and featured: Paco de Lucía (Spain), Jin Wei (China), Andrés Landero y su Conjunto (Columbia), Cheb Khaled (Algeria), Fela Kuti with Ginger Baker (Nigeria and England), and Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra (Belgium).

Episode 44 was originally posted on April 8, 2019 and featured: Ruphus (Norway), Ibibio Sound Machine (United Kingdom), Minami Deutsch (Japan), Kumasi (South Africa), Bei Bei (荷蓓蓓) & Shawn Lee (China and USA), and CHAI! (Japan).

Episode 43 was originally published on April 1, 2019 and featured: Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society (USA), Dexter Story (USA), Mdou Mocta (Niger), and L'Eclair (Switzerland).

Episode 42 was originally posted on March 25, 2019 and featured: Opium Eyes Of Nico (Russia), De Lumn (Greece), Fat Man Riddim Section (Jamaica), Γιώργος Ρωμανός (George Romanos) (Greece), עידן רייכל (Idan Raichel) (Israel), Pond (Australia), Jozef Van Wissem (Netherlands), and INXS (vNew South Wales).

Episode 41 first appeared on March 18, 2019 and featured: the Tallest Man on Earth (Sweden), the Plastic Cloud (Canada), Zoltan and His Gypsy Ensemble (Hungary), Rupa (Canada), The Specials (U.K.), Vasant Rai (India), and Bruno Sanfilippo (Argentina).

Episode 40 was first published on March 11, 2019 and featured: Balaklava Blues (Ukraine), Toumani Diabaté (Mali), Migan Celestin (Benin), Thonghuat Faithet (Thailand), Cochemea (USA), and Helado Negro (USA).

Episode 39 was originally posted on March 4, 2019 and featured: Pumice (New Zealand), Here Lies Man (USA), Zuhura & Party (Kenya), Mamão' Conti (Brazil), Rob (Ghana), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Egypt), and Rajesh Roshan (India).

Episode 38 was originally released on February 25, 2019 and featured: Ayub Ogada (Kenya), Maria Trindade / Nuno Canavarro (Portugal), Balkan Taksim (Romania), Kora Jazz Trio (Guinea), Rachid Taha (Algeria), Dave Harrington Group (USA), Phleng Khmer & Pinpeat Ensembles (Cambodia), and Bugotak (Russia).

Episode 37 was originally posted on February 18, 2019 and featured: Mariah (Japan), Spielbergs (Norway), Tartit (Tombouctou, Mali /Burkina Faso), Ted Lucas (USA), Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Garana, Barouéli Cercle / Bamako, Mali), AIFF (Netherlands), Bubamara Brass Band (Russia), and Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band (Ghana).

Episode 36 was originally posted on February 11, 2019 and featured: The Seatbelts (Japan), 邓丽君 (Teresa Teng) (Taiwan), Lhasa (USA), Guy Warren (Ghana), Burning Spear (Jamaica), Ramy Essam (Egypt), Ketema Makkonen (Ethiopia), Jennifer Castle (Ontario), Cachao y Su Ritmo Caliente (Cuba), and Tim Ersen (Turkey).

Episode 35 was originally posted on February 4, 2019 and featured: Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir (Bulgaria), Say Sue Me (South Korea), Yabby You (Jamaica), Inti-Illimani 2 (Chile), Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Timasniwen (Niger), Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), and Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba).

Episode 34 was first posted on January 28, 2019 and featured: Exploited (Scotland), Guru Guru (Germany), U Ba Than (Myanmar), Byzance Nord (France), Namphueng Phet-Uthai (Thailand), Margareth Menezes (Bahia), Yemen Blues (Yemen), and The Mighty Sparrow (Grenada).

Episode 33 was originally posted on January 21, 2019 and featured: Turku (USA), Senyawa (Indonesia), The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar (Morocco), Popera Cosmic (France), Os Mutantes (Brazil), Geoffrey Oryema (Uganda), and Plastilina Mosh (Mexico).

Episode 32 was originally posted on January 14, 2019 and featured: Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders (Nigeria), Letta Mbulu (South Africa), King Sunny Adé & His African Beats (Nigeria), Tribali (Malta), and Star Band de Dakar (Senegal).

Episode 31 was originally posted on January 7, 2019 and featured: Hugo Diaz (Argentina), Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita (Japan), Junior Murvin (Jamaica), The Sugarcubes (Iceland), Chvrches (Scotland), Gnawledge (Spain), International Harvester (Sweden), Hanggai band| 杭盖乐队 (China), and The Tragically Hip (Canada).

Episode 30 originally appeared on December 31, 2018 and featured: David Lewiston (Bali), በረኸት መንግስተአብ [Bereket Mengisteab] (Eritrea), Os Tubarões (Cape Verde), Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited (Zimbabwe), Dur-Dur Band (Somalia), and Toumast (France).

Episode 29 was originally posted on December 24, 2018 and featured: Osibisa (U.K.), Khruangbin (USA), Naujawanan Baidar (USA), Condor Gruppe (Belgium), Dubkasm (U.K.), and Le Mystère Jazz De Tombouctou (Mali).

Episode 28 was originally posted on December 17, 2018 and featured: Jerry Garcia Band (USA), Troupe Majidi (Morocco), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (USA), Vaudou Game (Togo), and Kahil El'Zabar & David Murray (USA).

Episode 27 was originally posted on December 10, 2018 and featured: 查阜西 (Zha Fuxi) (China), Tikki Masala (Belgium), Gypsy Hill (UK), Madlib (USA), and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria).

Episode 26 originally appeared to the world on December 3, 2018 and featured: Group Inerane (Niger), Can (Germany), Sun City Girls (USA), R.L. Burnside (USA), Samson Kidane & Band (Eritrea), and Zone Six (Germany).

Episode 25 was originally posted November 26, 2018 and featured: Los Dug Dug’s (Mexico), mabanua (Japan), Rosalía (Spain), Manou Gallo (Ivory Coast), Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Manu Dibango (Cameroun), Shoji Yokouchi Quintet (China), Δάκης (Dakis) (Egypt), and Dan Satch & the Professional Atomic 8 Band (Nigeria).

Episode 24 was originally posted on November 19, 2018 and featured: Songkhla College of Dramatic Arts (Thailand), Anoushka Shankar (UK), Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), UFO Över Lappland (Sweden), and Bixiga 70 (Brazil).

Episode 23 originally posted on November 12, 2018 and featured: 공중도둑 (Mid-Air Thief) (South Korea), द लोकल ट्रेन (The Local Train) (India), Oneness of Juju (USA), Okko Bekker (Netherlands), Otha Turner & The Afrossippi Allstars (USA), and Demon Fuzz (UK).

Episode 22 originally posted on November 5, 2018 and featured: Bernard Rujindiri (Rwanda), Phleng Khmer & Pinpeat Ensembles (Cambodia), Orchestre Thouraya d'Alger/Anissa Zouina/Anissa Thouraya (Algiers), Altan Urag (Mongolia), Petite Noir (South Africa), Trio Kazanchis (Ethiopia), Barış Manço (Turkey), and Agitation Free (Germany).

Episode 21 was originally posted on October 29, 2018 and featured: Cibo Matto (USA), Hailu Mergia and The Walias (Ethiopia), Julio Gutiérrez (Cuba), Cha Wa (USA), the Funkees (Nigeria), Lô Borges (Brazil), Moontribe (Israel), Pussy Riot (Russia), and African Head Charge (UK).

Episode 20 appeared on October 22, 2018 and featured: Thomas Bartlett & Nico Muhly (USA), Assagai (UK), Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra (USA), Sam Fan Thomas (Cameroon), Sinn Sisamouth + Ros Sereysothea + Pan Ron + Dara Jamchan, composer Voy Ho (Cambodia), Segun Bucknor (Nigeria), Rubén Blades (Panama), and Bossa 70 (Peru).

Episode 19 first appeared on October 15, 2018 and featured: Silvia Torres (Brazil), Yulduz Usmanova (Uzbekistan), Huun-Huur-Tu (Russia), Fanfara Station (Italy), Pete Rodriguez y su Conjunto (USA), The Congos (Jamaica), and Sedaa (Germany).

Episode 18 originally appeared October 8, 2018 and featured: Stella Chiweshe (Zimbabwe), DJ Krush (Japan), Tabla Beat Science (USA/India), Neu! (Germany), Goat (Sweden), Kin Taii (China), and Mad Professor (Jamaica).

Episode 17 originally appeared October 1, 2018 and featured: Gamelan Orchestras (Indonesia), Pandit Shivkumar Sharma & Ustad Zakir Hussain (India), The Necks (Australia), Ebo Taylor (Ghana), Mor Thiam (Senegal), Lijadu Sisters (Nigeria), and Sister Gertrude Morgan (USA).

Episode 16 originally appeared September 24, 2018 and featured: 森田童子 (Morita Tidako also known as Doji Morita) (Japan), Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet (USA), Dudu Pukwana & Spear (South Africa), Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan), Ali Farka Touré (Mali), Moğollar (Turkey), The Poppy Family (Canada), and Nakany Kanté (Guinea).

Episode 15 originally appeared September 17, 2018 and featured: Esmerine (Canada), Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes (France), Poll (Greece), 39.4 (Mexico), Los Freddys (Mexico), The Son of P.M. (Thailand), Gábor Szabó (Hungary), and Mahmoud Kania (Morocco).

Episode 14 originally appeared September 10, 2018 and featured: Abdullah Ibrahim (South Africa), Naan Violence (USA), Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia), Len Buŏn (Cambodia), The Cambodian Space Project (Cambodia), Quarteto Sambacana (Brazil), and Onda Vaga (Uraguay).

Episode 13 was first posted on September 3, 2018 and featured: Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Oumou Sangaré (Mali), Beasts of Paradise (USA), and Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad (Pakistan).

Episode 12 was originally posted on August 27, 2018 and featured: Crowded House (New Zealand?/Australia?), Transádelica (Algeria), Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Song & Dance Ensemble (China), Toots And The Maytals (Jamaica), Kiala & The Afroblaster (DRC), M.I.A. (UK), Santigold (USA), and Ondatrópica (Columbia).

Episode 11 was originally posted on August 20, 2018 and featured: the Folkswingers (USA), Paroni Paakunainen (Finland), AddisAbabaBand (Denmark), Momma Mint Dendenni & Seddoum Ould Bowba Jiddou (Mauritania), The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (Thailand), Canned Heat (USA), and Khun Nari (Thailand).

Episode 10 was originally posted on August 13, 2018 and featured: Vibracathedral Orchestra (UK), The튠 // Music Band The Tune (South Korea), Yao Gongbai (China), Kikagaku Moyo / 幾何学模様 (Japan), 東ウメ子 [Umeko Ando] (Japan), Sandhya Mukherjee (India), Toto Bona Lokua (France/Cameroon/DRC), Exuma (Bahamas), and Los Kjarkas (Bolivia).

Episode 09 was originally posted on August 6, 2018 and featured: Mourn (Spain), Melody's Echo Chamber (France), Tom Zé (Brazil), Gabacho Maroc (Morocco), Kassin (Brazil), Rosinha de Valenca (Brazil), Les Chakachas (Belgium), and The Chamanas (Mexico).

Episode 08 was originally posted on July 30, 2018 and featured: Shabazz Palaces (USA), Lights In A Fat City (USA), Sarathy Korwar (USA), Cornershop (UK), Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros (UK), and Woods (USA).

Episode 07 was originally published on July 23, 2018 and featured: Ajit Singh (India), ستار طاهری [Sattar Tari]. (Pakistan), Machito & His Afro-Cuban Orchestra (Cuba), Bombino (Niger), and 75 Dollar Bill (USA).

Episode 06 was originally posted on July 16, 2018 and featured: The Calais Sessions (France), Yacine & the Oriental Groove (Spain), Calexico (USA), Howe Gelb & A Band of Gypsies (USA/Spain), Kočani Orkestar (Macedonia), and Oki Dub Ainu Band (Japan).

Episode 05 was originally posted on July 9, 2018 and featured: Mohori Ensemble (Cambodia), Qais Essar (USA), Tiddas (Australia), Sigur Rós (Iceland), Ahmet Meter (Turkey), Googoosh (Faegheh Atashin / فائقه آتشین‎) (Iran), Asmara All Stars (Eritrea), Songhoy Blues (Mali), Les Léopards de St. Pierre (Martinique), and Bacalao Men (Venezuela).

Episode 04 was originally posted on July 2, 2018 and featured: Les Cartes Postales Sonores (Cambodia), Yurdal Tokcan (Turkey), (DRC), the Pigram Brothers (Australia), Lou Harrison (USA), Amiina (Iceland), Alan Namoko and Chimvu Jazz (Malawi) and Yo La Tengo (USA).

Episode 03 was originally posted on June 25, 2018 and featured: Faran Ensemble (Israel), Pramod Kumar (India), Aradhna (Canada), Yannis Xylouris (Greece), ไวพจน์ เพชรสุพรรณ (Waiphot Phetsuphan) (Thailand), Xylouris White (Greece/Australia), and Dirty Three (Australia).

Episode 02 was originally posted on June 18, 2018 and featured: Ananda Shankar (India), The Orient Express (France/Belgium/Iran), Kiran Ahluwalia (India), Les Griots with Serge Franklin (Burkina Faso), Hamza El Din (Egypt), Rakotozafy (Madagascar), and The Orb Featuring Lee Scratch Perry (UK/Jamaica).

Episode 01 was originally published on June 11, 2018 and featured: Amen Dunes (USA), Asiko Rock Group (Nigeria), Basa Basa (Nigeria), King Tubby (Jamaica), Batsumi (South Africa), Shishani & The Namibian Tales (Netherlands), and Hiss Golden Messenger (USA).

Episode 52

Episode 52 originally posted on June 3, 2019.

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Tracklisting:

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01) “Ana Indi Haneen” by Fairuz (نهاد وديع حداد‎; ).

From the 2001 album Wahdon.

Beirut Lebanon.


According to the Wikipedias:

“Nouhad Wadie' Haddad (Arabic: نهاد وديع حداد‎; born November 21, 1935[2][3][4][5]), known as Fairuz (Arabic: فيروز‎), also spelled Fairouz, Feyrouz or Fayrouz, is a Lebanese singer who is one of the most admired and influential singers in the Arab world.”

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02) “Upwards” by Black Flower.

From the 2014 album Abyssinia Afterlife.

Belgium.


The group’s Facebook page says: “Some say we play ‘hybrid jazz’, or ‘Ethio-dub-jazz’... Could be right, yes. Well, we like to keep things groovy and psychedelic. That’s a fact. And we love these ancient sounds. And these wicked oriental / East-African scales and melodies. We like to mix things up. Shake it hard. And see what is the result.”

  • Visit the group’s official website.

  • Visit the group at Facebook.

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03) “Corredor Polones” by Boogarins.

From the 2017 album Lá Vem a Morte.

Goiânia, GO, Brazil.


The group’s Facebook page says: “Boogarins’ Fernando “Dino” Almeida and Benke Ferraz began playing music together as teenagers in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia – creating psychedelic pop in their parents’ gardens, filtering their country’s rich musical history through a very modern lens.”

  • Visit the group’s official website.

  • Visit the group at Facebook.

  • Follow the group at Twitter.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Amazon.

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04) “Breton” by Etnostation.

From the 2017 EP Etnostation.

Warsaw, Poland.


The group describes itself as: “music of five sides of the world.”

  • Visit the group’s official website.

  • Follow the group on Facebook.

  • Follow the group on Twitter.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Amazon.

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05) “Puede Ser” by Hablan por la Espalda.

From the 2015 EP Sangre.

Montevideo, Uruguay.


This is what Google Translate tells us the band’s Bandcamp page says:

“From the year 96 taking out the internal demons and turning them into music for our faithful followers. From HC to candombe through rock and psychedelia. Some called them post hardcore, others expansive punk, we like to tell them Speak for the Back, music for the healthy and not so healthy.”

  • Purchase the group’s music at Bandcamp.

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06) “Bratyasa (Farewell)” by Gamelan Sangburni.

From the 1999 album "Smoking Cloves" - The Bamboo Gamelan of Sangburni.

Indonesia.

We can’t really find anything out about this album or particular ensemble with our limited internetting skills. Maybe you can help?


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Episode 51

Episode 51 originally posted on May 27, 2019.

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Tracklisting:

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01) “Ibambeni Webafana” by Soweto Gospel Choir.

From the 2018 album Freedom.

Soweto, South Africa.


The group’s Facebook page says:

“Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. The 20-strong choir, draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto.”

  • Visit the group’s official site.

  • Visit Soweto Gospel Choir at Facebook.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Amazon.

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02) “KETER Preview (John Zorn Masada Book 3: Beriah) by Sofía Rei & JC Maillard” by Sofia Rei, JC Maillard.

From the 2018 album Freedom.

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The track’s Bandcamp page says:

“This track is a preview of KETER, our contribution to the new John Zorn Masada Book 3 collection. It is comprised of several short excerpts of songs from the album.”

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03) “Ada Bere Chaelka” by Waaberi.

From the 1997 album New Dawn.

Somalia.


According to Wikipedia,

“Waaberi (Somali: Waaberi), was a Somali musical supergroup. History The troupe was established by members of the Radio Artists Association. It was supported by the Somali government as part of the National Theatre of Somalia, and made tours throughout several countries in Africa, including Egypt and Sudan. They also performed in the People's Republic of China. After a coup in 1969, the ensemble was renamed Waaberi, which means "Dawn Players". The group continued to exist as a private organization into the 1990s.”

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04) “Ohun” by Elkhorn.

From the 2016 album Live at Rhizome.

New York, New York, USA.


The group’s Bandcamp says:

“Folk/psych-rock guitar duo featuring Jesse Sheppard on twelve-string acoustic and Drew Gardner on electric, interweaving the extended folk tradition with psychedelic improvisation, moving freely from pre-rock to post-rock, from the 1860s to the 1960s and beyond.”

  • Visit the group’s Facebook page.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Bandcamp.

  • Download the show for yourself at the Live Music Archive.

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05) “Farrag Al Halawa” by Zikrayat.

From the 2014 album Live at the 2014 Golden Festival.

New York, New York, USA.


The group’s Facebook page describes them as: “New Sounds from the Golden Age of Arabic Music and Dance.”

  • Visit the group’s official website.

  • Visit the group’s Facebook page.

  • Download the show for yourself at the Free Music Archive.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Amazon.

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06) “Mucagiami” by Guts.

From the 2019 EP Kenke Corner.

Paris, France.


The Facebook page simply says: “DJ / Producer / Beat-Digger.”

  • Visit the official Facebook page.

  • Visit the Soundcloud page.

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07) “Demaro” by Toure Kunda.

From the 2018 album Lambi Golo.

Casamance, Sénégal.

The Facebook page says:

“World Music Artist from Senegal Certified multi gold, Grammy Winner Album Of The Year with « Santana - Supernatural » New album 2018 "Lambi Golo".


As always, we invite you to continue your journey of musical exploration by choosing to interact with our choosy interactive map. This week’s artists are represented by blue map-points. See previous weeks and artists and locations by visiting our map page.

Episode 50

Episode 50 originally posted May 20, 2019.

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Tracklisting:

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01) “Khon Khai Khai” by Khon Dan Kwian.

From the album Ai Khong.

Bueng Kan, Thailand.


According to Monrakplenthai, this is:

“classic thai rock music, courtesy of the khon dan kwianband! fronted by "siphueak" isara anantathat, a native of bueng kan, khon dan kwian were among the first wave of prominent phuea chiwitgroups. phuea chiwit or "songs for life" is a genre of (usually) politically engaged popular music, with roots in thailand's 70s protest movement and a musical grounding in anglo/american folk-rock from bob dylan to traffic. siphueak, a veteran of the 14 october 1973 popular uprising and the communist party of thailand, founded the band in 1983 and together with the legendary carabao helped bring phuea chiwit music to the mainstream, blending their international folk-rock origins with luk thung's latin dance rhythms and indigenous melodies. this cassette features their fourth album from 1987. enjoy!”

  • Visit the Monrakplenthai post to find out more and download the album for yourself.

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02) “#5 2018.09.08” by A2.

From the 2019 album 2018.09.08.

Copenhagen, Denmark.


According to the Bandcamp page:

“A2 is Nicklas and Christian from the band Papir exploring different forms of improvised moods and ambient textures. Just bass, guitar and a whole lot of effect pedals. It's really a simple process of jamming, listening and picking out the best parts. A quick organic mix and the music is ready for the interweb!”

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03) “夜の収穫者たち” by 裸のラリーズ (Les Rallizes Dénudés).

From the 1991 album '77 Live.

Kyoto, Japan.

From Wikipedia:

“Les Rallizes Dénudés (裸のラリーズ, Hadaka no Rallizes) were a Japanese rock band formed in 1967 at Kyoto University. The band's style is typified by simple, repetitious instrumental passages, shrieking, cacophonous guitar feedback and folk arrangement. Their discography is made up mostly of live bootlegs, soundboard archives and even a few rare aborted studio recording attempts as they have never officially released any of their own material, although there are archive releases on independent labels such as Univive, Rivista, Phoenix and Bamboo.”

  • Visit a Facebook page for the group.

  • Purchase Les Rallizes Denudes music at Amazon.

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04) “Close View” by Wang Wen (惘闻).

From the 2010 album L&R.

Dalian, China.


The group’s Facebook pages tells us that they are “Post Rock band from Dalian, China.”

  • Visit Wang Wen on Facebook.

  • Purchase the group’s music at Amazon.

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05) “Conch Ain't Got No Bone” by Joseph Spence.

From the 1964 album Happy All the Time.

Andros, Bahamas.


Wikipedia says:

“Joseph Spence (August 3, 1910 – March 18, 1984) was a Bahamian guitarist and singer. He is well known for his vocalizations and humming while playing the guitar. Several American musicians, including Taj Mahal, the Grateful Dead,Ry Cooder, Catfish Keith, Woody Mann, and Olu Dara as well as the British guitarist John Renbourn were influenced by and have recorded variations of his arrangements of gospel and Bahamian songs.”

Fokways says:

“Sometimes one performer's unique style is so compelling that it influences an entire generation of artists. The playing of Bahamian master guitarist Joseph Spence (1910-1984) offers a wonderful example of how one man combined individual inspiration and talent with regional musical traditions to create a seminal guitar style.”

  • Purchase Joseph Spence’s music at Amazon.

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06) “Tekana” by Etran Finatawa.

From the 2008 album Desert Crossroads.

Niamey Niger.


The group’s Facebook page simply calls them “Desert Blues,” while World Music Network expands:

“Among the grasslands of the Sahel and the shifting dunes of the Sahara desert, two legendary nomadic peoples, the Wodaabe and Tuareg, are joined together in the raunchy guitars and haunting voices of Etran Finatawa. As the winds of change cast uncertainty over their nomadic lifestyle, both cultures are at a crossroads. Etran Finatawa reflect on their roots, with a nostalgia and warmth that mirrors the majesty of their desert home.”


Each weekly, you are invited to continue your journey of musical exploration by using our map to see where each featured artist is from. This week’s artists are designated by army green colored map-points. To see previous week’s artists and where they reside, please visit our maps page.





Episode 49

Episode 49 originally posted on May 13, 2019.

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Tracklisting:

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01) “Kori” by Babatunde Olatunji.

From the 1988 album Drums of Passion: The Invocation.

Ajido, Nigeria.


According to the Wikipedias: “Babatunde Olatunji (April 7, 1927 – April 6, 2003) was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist.

  • Visit Babatunde Olatunji’s official website.

  • Visit the Babatunde Olatunji page at the African Music Encyclopedia.

  • Visit the Facebook page.

  • Purchase the music at Amazon.

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02) “Onikoyi (Warrior King)” by Skata Vibration.

From the 2019 album Wuta.

Lagos, Nigeria.


The group’s Facebook page says that “Skata Vibration is an afro psychedelic rock band from Lagos, Nigeria.”

  • Visit the Skata Vibration Facebook page.

  • Visit the group’s official website.

  • Purchase Skata Vibration’s music at Amazon.

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03) “Lugovoy” by Kedr Livanskiy.

From the 2019 album Your Need.

Moscow, Russia.


Pitchfork says: “The Moscow producer Yana Kedrina put out two EPs and a full-length in the span of three years.”

  • Visit Kedr Livanskiy’s Official Facebook page.

  • Visit the Soundcloud.

  • Purchase Kedr Livanskiy’s music at Facebook.

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04) “El Pirata” by Tarkus.

From the 1971 album Tarkus.

Lima, Peru.


Wikipedia says: “Tarkus was a band Peruvian Argentina of hard rock formed in 1972 in Lima , Peru . It was integrated by the Peruvians Alex Nathanson in guitar and voice, Walo Carillo in drums, both coming from the band Telegraph Avenue and the Argentines Guillermo Van Lacke in bass and Dario Gianella in guitar.”

Prog Archives says:

“Not to be confused with the Peruvian TARKUS of the 1970s, this Brazilian group with the name TARKUS started in November 2000 as a Progressive Rock band in São Paulo, Brazil. The music is based on the traditions of the progressive bands of the '70s. The songs on their first album were performed in English but their latest songs are in Portuguese. TARKUS is not an ELP tribute group, but the name was chosen in homage to the second ELP album.

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05) “Depth Charge” by Keith Hudson.

From the 1974 album Pick A Dub.

Kingston, Jamaica.


The Wikipedias tell us: “Keith Hudson aka the "Dark Prince of Reggae" was a Jamaican reggae artist and record producer. He is known for his influence on the dub movement.”

  • Purchase Keith Hudson’s music at Amazon.

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06) “Los Angeles” by The Shaolin Afronauts.

From the 2012 album Quest Under Capricorn.

Adelaide, South Australia.


The group’s Facebook page describes them as “Interstellar futurist afro-soul,” and the Wikipedias tell us “The Shaolin Afronauts are an Adelaide-based instrumental afrobeat band[1] that is styled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Sun Ra. Their music incorporates elements of avant-garde jazz, soul and traditional African and Cuban percussive rhythms.”

  • Visit the group’s Facebook page.

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07) “Dors” by Charles Aznavour.

From the 1963 album Qui?

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, France.

Wikipedia tells us that Charles Aznavour

“(born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, Armenian: Շահնուր Վաղինակ Ազնավուրյան; 22 May 1924 – 1 October 2018) was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a composer/singer/songwriter career spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in nine languages. Moreover, he wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others.”

  • Visit the official website.

  • Visit Charles Aznavour’s Facebook page.

  • Purchase the music at Amazon.


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