Episode 13

Episode 13 was first posted on September 3, 2018.



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01) "Nterini" by Fatoumata Diawara. 

From the 2018 album Fenfo (Something to Say).

Fatoumata Diawara was born in the Ivory Coast to Malian parents. She moved to France to pursue acting before taking up guitar and pursuing a career as a songwriter and performer. 

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02) "N'Guatu (The Straw That Grows in the Savannah Fields)" by Oumou Sangaré. 

From the 2003 album Oumou.

Oumou Sangaré is a Grammy Award-winning Malian "Wassoulou" musician, sometimes referred to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou."Wassoulou is a historical region south of the Niger River, where the music descends from age-old traditional song, often accompanied by a calabash."

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  • Purchase Oumou Sangaré's music on Bandcamp.

  • Purchase Oumou Sangaré's music on Amazon.

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03) "Nobody Knew The Time" by Beasts of Paradise. 

From the 1995 EP Nobody Knew The Time

This 5-song EP introduced the world to the world to the musical collaboration of harpist Barbara Imhoff, vocalist Eda Maxym and didgereidooist (we're pretty sure that's not a word but we're also pretty sure you know what we mean) Stephen Kent. 

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04) "Kangna" by Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad. 

From a 2011 live performance at Coke Studio Pakistan. 

We first heard this track when Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow favorite Sarathy Korwar hosted a playlist for NTS Radio which he lovingly dubbed "music by brown people.' (We are pleased to feature Sarathy Korwar on Episode 08). We were immediately floored by this track. Fareed Ayaz is a Pakistani Qawwal who belongs to the Qawwal Bachchon Ka Gharana of Delhi.

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As always, we like to try to visualize our musical journeys, so here is a map of Episodes 11-13. We're still trying to find a better solution than Google Maps which only lets us use 10 layers. Oh well. To switch between particular episodes on the map, use the little toggle window in the upper left corner. This week’s artists are the purple map-points.Enjoy.