Episode 17

Episode 17 originally appeared October 1, 2018.



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01) “Arrival In Mas” by Gamelan Orchestras.

From the 2001 compilation: Pitamaha: Music From Bali.

Bali, Indonesia.

"This CD is an attempt to offer the listener a totally non-scholarly approach to some of the music of Bali. Here you find no explanations of modes, notation, or rhythms. The music contained within the disk is a good example of what one might find if they were ambling about the countryside on any given day."

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02) “Raga Kedar: Gat In Ektaal” by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma & Ustad Zakir Hussain.

From the 2002 album The Flow of Time.

Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma is an Indian music composer and santoor player and Ustad Zakir Hussain is a tabla player from Pakistan who was also featured on Episode 07 playing with Sattar Tari.

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03) “The Boys II” by The Necks.

From the 1998 soundtrack album The Boys.

Sydney, Australia.

The Necks are an experimental jazz trio straddling the line between jazz and minimalist classical music. The piano, drums, and bass trio specializes in extended pieces of improvisation beginning with a theme and gradually shifting over the course of the piece.

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04) “Peace on Earth” by Ebo Taylor.

From the 2011 album Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980.

Accra, Ghana.

Ebo Taylor is a vital figure in the Ghanaian music scene and has been a key player in the Highlife music scene. Taylor has been widely sampled in hip hop and continues to establish a lasting legacy.

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05) “Kele Mubana (Overpain And Struggle To Black)” by Mor Thiam.

From the 1973 album Dini Safarrar (Drums Of Fire).

Dakar, Senegal.

Mor Thiam is a well-known Senegalese drummer. Thiam is a member of the Dogon ethnic group. He started playing drums at age 8 and began playing professionally by age 12.

  • Purchase Mor Thiam’s music on Bandcamp.

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06) “Orere Elejigbo” by Lijadu Sisters.

From the 1979 album Horizon Unlimited.

Ibadan, Nigeria.

Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, are identical twin sisters from Nigeria. They two have played music together starting int he 1960’s. The group mixed Afrobeat with jazz and disco, garnering international comparisons to the Pointer Sisters.

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  • Purchase Lijadu Sisters music on Amazon.

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07) “I was Healed by the Wounds in His Side” by Sister Gertrude Morgan.

From the 2005 album Let’s Make A Record.

LaFayette, Alabama, USA.

Sister Gertrude Morgan was a self-taught American musican (primarily just playing tambourine and singing) and artist. Her music and art often focused on Christian Gospel themes. The same year this compilation was released, Morgan’s music was given the re-mix treatment by King Britt.

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