Episode 27

Episode 27 was originally posted on December 10, 2018.

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Tracklisting:

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01) “醉漁唱晚 (Drunken Fisherman Singing in the Evening)” by 查阜西 (Zha Fuxi).

From the album Guan Pinghu and others • Youlan - Selected Guqin Solos.

Jiangxi, China.

According to Last.fm: “Zha Fuxi (Traditional Chinese: 查阜西; 1895-1976) was an acclaimed master of the guqin, a classical Chinese musical zither instrument. Born in Jiangxi, he started learning guqin since his childhood. In 1936, he co-founded Jinyu Society Qin Society (今虞琴社) which later became one of the major national musical organization for guqin.'"

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02) “Live Tribal” by Tikki Masala.

From the 2017 album Do You Wanna Dance.

Belgium.


Tikki Masala specializes in the exotic artform known as “ecstatic dance.” The Bandcamp page says: “After first traveling in India, Tikki Masala was inspired by the deep flavors of authentic Indian classical music. Tikki Masala blends together sounds of classical Indian instruments like Sitar, Tabla, Santoor, Sarod, Flute, Tanpura, Harmonium and Vocals ... with beats, synthesizers, drums and percussion. mixed together with psychedelic hypnotic electronic sounds, rhythms and bass lines.'“

  • Visit Tikki Masala at Facebook.

  • Follow Tikki Masala on Twitter.

  • Visit the Masala Records official website.

  • Listen to Tikki Masa music at Soundcloud.

  • Download the album at Bandcamp.

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03) “Gzeyel Meyel” by Gypsy Hill.

From the 2018 album Producing.

London, UK.


The group’s official page says: “Gypsy Hill – the beast from nearby the middle east – play an intoxicating mix of balkan brass, mediterranean surf rock, ska & swing. Featuring guitars, horns, tuba, a scratch DJ and a mix of live and electronic beats, Gypsy Hill effortlessly mix the traditional with a uniquely modern sound.”

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04) “Freeze” by Madlib.

From the 2007 album Beat Konducta Vol. 3-4: Beat Konducta In India.

Oxnard, CA, U.S.A.


Otis Jackson Jr. (born October 24, 1973), known professionally as Madlib, is an American DJ, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper. The Wikipedias tell us: “Beat Konducta is a 7-album series released by hip hop musician Madlib. "Beat Konducta" is also an alias which Madlib uses. The series began officially in 2006 with the release of Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes. The album was stylistically a companion to (James Yancey) J Dilla's Donuts, which was released a month earlier just before Yancey's death. He has since followed with Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India in 2007 and Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to...(Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suite) in 2008, which is a tribute to Yancey.”

The Stones Throw page for the album says: “The third and fourth installments of Madlib's Beat Konducta series take listeners on a tour of Bollywood, circa 1975. Beat Konducta in India pays sincere tribute to musical giants largely unheard by Western ears, while keeping the funk levels up all the way.”

  • Visit Madlib’s page at the Stones Throw Records website.

  • Follow Madlib at Facebook.

  • Follow Madlib on Twitter.

  • Purchase the album at Amazon.

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05) “Black Times” by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.

From the 2018 album Black Times

Lagos, Nigeria.

Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician and the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father's former band Egypt 80.”

In choosing the the album at their #6 “World Music” Album of the Year, PopMatters says: “Is there anyone better suited to bring a little protest into our lives than Fela Kuti's youngest son? On Black Times, Seun Kuti declares himself the "Last Revolutionary" and, with Egypt 80 marching behind him, continues his father's musical and political legacy.’


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