Episode 12 was originally posted on August 27, 2018.
01) "Weather With You" by Crowded House.
From the 1991 album Woodface.
Formed in 1985 Melbourne, Australia after Split Enz dissolved. Allmusic says: "An institution in their homeland, a two-hit wonder in the U.S., and, during the last half of their ten-year career, bona fide stars in the U.K. and most of Europe, Crowded House recorded some of the best pop music of the late '80s and early '90s."
02) "Abdelkader" by Transádelica.
From the 2012 album Transádelica.
Barcelona's Transádelica plays music they describe as: "an authentic communion of traditional cuban music together with the most popular rhythms of the rising heart of Algeria."
03) "Tirik Bostan" by Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Song & Dance Ensemble.
From the 2003 album The Rough Guide to the Music of China.
We have extolled the virtues of the Rough Guide music series before (Episode 04 and Episode 05 both featured tracks from The Rough Guide To Australian Aboriginal Music). What a great way to find music from all over the world. We recently gave the The Rough Guide to the Music of China a spin here at the Fake Offices and have been smitten by "Tirik Bostan" by Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Song & Dance Ensemble ever since.
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04) "Funky Kingston" by Toots And The Maytals.
From the 1973 album Funky Kingston.
Holy cow this is our Summer Jam here at the Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow Fake Offices. Toots is one of the architects of Reggae. Seriously, worth your time.
05) "Fela in Lagos" by Kiala & The Afroblaster.
From the 2018 album Money.
Kiala Nzavotunga grew up in the Congolese capital Kinshasa and was part of Fela's band charting the way for Afrobeat. His brand new album serves as further reminder of Kiala's place as one of the genre's greats. As Kiala says; "Afrobeat is a black beat…If you listen to some funk, or reggae beat, they’re all African beat I’m playing. All those is Afrobeat.”
06) "Pull Up The People" by M.I.A.
From the 2005 album Arular.
To understand M.I.A., it seems like we should start by trying to understand her globalist upbringing. Allmusic says:
"Maya Arulpragasam spent the early years of her life in a number of places. She moved from London, England, to her parents' native Sri Lanka at the age of six months, only to relocate to Madras, India. During a return stay in Sri Lanka, the civil war taking place within the country escalated to the point where Arulpragasam began to lose family members and friends. She didn't see her father -- a devout and active separatist as part of the Tamil rebellion, which has clashed with the Sinhalese majority -- often throughout these years, but her life stabilized once she and the rest of her family were able to make it back to London."
M.I.A.'s music is a blend of influences from around the world and is right up our proverbial alley.
07) "Wha' You Feel Like" by Santigold.
From the 2018 album I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions.
Formerly Santogold, now Santigold is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Philadelphia born and raised, Santigold was the singer for punk band Stiffed before embarking out on her own.
08) "Suena" by Ondatrópica.
From the 2012 album Ondatrópica.
We first heard Ondatrópica on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. Allmusic describes Ondatrópica as: "a wide-ranging musical collaboration co-led by Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero, Los Pirañas) and Will "Quantic" Holland."
As always, here's a world map of this week's artists (to switch between episodes, use the arrow/window thing in the upper left corner). This week’s artists are represented by blue map-points..
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