Episode 16

Episode 16 originally appeared September 24, 2018.

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Tracklisting:

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01) "I Become A Lonely Wind With You" by 森田童子 (Morita Tidako also known as Doji Morita)

From the 1993 album ボーイ.

Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto.

According to Wikipedia, Morita Tidako: "Curly hair with sunglasses, male clothing style is characterized, none of the concerts, as well as record jackets, did not show a real face." According to some random Facebook comment: "She was 20 years old when a friend's death inspired her first album. All of her albums keep to tragic or morbid themes."

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02) "Taiyang Chulai" by Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet

From the 2008 album Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA.


The Sparrow Quartet is probably the closest we here at the Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow have come to featuring a supergroup. The group, formed in 2005 features Abigail Washburn (banjo and vocals), Béla Fleck (banjo), Casey Driessen (violin), and Ben Sollee (cello). The group combines old-time, Appalachian and Chinese lyrics and melodies. 

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03) "Flute Music" by Dudu Pukwana & Spear.

From the 1975 album Flute Music.

Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.


Dudu Pukwana (Mtutuzel Dudu Pukwana) was a South African Jazz, and Kwela composer and musician who played saxophone and piano. He recorded for a number of international labels including Vertigo, Virgin, and Caroline. Though he grew up playing piano, that would not be the instrument for which he is most remembered. In addition to being an accomplished bandleader himself, Pukwana also played with the Blue Notes, McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, and the Incredible String Band.

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04) "3roos Elneel" by Alsarah & The Nubatones.

From the 2016 album Manara.

Khartoum, Sudan.


According to the group's Facebook page: "Alsarah & The Nubatones came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that Soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. Inspired by the pentatonic scale they blend a selection of Nubian 'songs of return' from the 1970s-today with original material and traditional music of central Sudan. Their set is a musical journey through diaspora and migration from an urban lense."

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05) "Allah Uya" by Ali Farka Touré.

From the 1999 album Niafunké.

Timbuktu, Mali.


Ali Farka Touré remains one of Mali's most influential musicians, even years after his death. To many, his music represents the Nexus between Malian music and the American Blues. Wikipedia notes that: "Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and number 37 on Spin magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"

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06) "Berkay Oyun Havasi" by Moğollar.

From the 2001 compilation Hava Narghile: Turkish Rock Music 1966-1975.

Turkey


According to Allmusic: "The late '90s saw the first widespread interest in North America regarding various Asian psych scenes from the 1960s and beyond, with broad-ranging compilations soon being supplanted by even more specialized efforts." That's a fancy way to say that there were several compilations of Turkish psychedelic rock. This is one of the better ones and highly recommended. Moğollar was one of the pioneers of Turkish rock and has an extensive, also highly-recommended discography. 

07) "There's No Blood in Bone" by The Poppy Family.

From the 1996 compilation A Good Thing Lost: 1968-1973.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


A Good Thing Lost: 1968-1973 is a great introduction to the Poppy Family, a great, a largely forgotten, late-'60s Canadian soft rock/psychedelic group. 

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08) "Kitibana" by Nakany Kanté.

From the 2018 album Naka.

Siguiri, Guinea.

Born in Guinea and now based out of Barcelona, Nakany Kanté plays a variety of international styles centering around traditional African rhythms. 

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In the spirit of exploration, here is the Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow interactive map. To look at a certain episode, just use the little window/toggle thing in the upper-left corner. This week’s artists are yellow.