[JPL] KMUW Global Village Aug Top 30/Sept Feature

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Global Village Facebook/blog:

"...the trifecta of good world music radio presentation: a great ear for
 music, a good sense for sequencing and sounds, and (perhaps most 
importantly) a knack for presenting real music with real information 
without being wonky or pedantic." 
Megan Romer, About.com World Music 

September 2010: King Sunny Ade and Music of Nigeria
Just as the phrase 'world music' was coming into circulation in the 1980s, one of its first and most influential stars, King Sunny Ade, was releasing some of his finest and best known international recordings, Juju Music, Synchro System and Aura. But well before those albums, Ade had honed his distinctive sound and established himself as one of Nigeria’s leading musicians.

Born September 22, 1946, Ade put together his first band, the Green Spots (named in honor of juju pioneer I.K. Dairo’s famous Blue Spots) in 1966. His rhythmic and sweet style is an intricate mesh of guitars (including a distinctive pedal steel), percussion, talking and other drums, synthesizers and more played by a band that can include as many as 20 to 30 musicians. Though Ade’s international releases have been sporadic since those ‘80s classics and international attention is now more focused on his late countryman, Fela, Ade continued to be a popular performer at home, with over 100 albums to his credit. He has a new two-disc set, one of his strongest recordings in years (see the 9.1 Music Roundup on the KMUW website for a review), due for release at the end of the month.

Throughout September, Global Village will feature music of King Sunny Ade, along with some earlier Nigerian artists, like I.K. Dairo, who inspired him and other popular juju performers including Ebenezer Obey, Segun Adewale and Shina Peters. 

TOP 30 – August  2010
1.    Various - Next Stop...Soweto Vols. 1 -3 (Strut)
2.    Various - The World Ends: Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Soundway)
3.    Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band - Fields of Moons (Jazzheads)
4.    Various - Afro-Beat Airways (Analog Africa)
5.    Various - Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 (Vampi Soul)
6.    Dave Sharp's Secret Seven - 7 (Vortex Jazz)
7.    Ska Cubano - Mambo Ska (Casino Sounds)
8.    Max Wild - Tamba (ObliqSound)
9.    Jordi Savall - El Nuevo Mundo (Alia Vox)
10.    Rafi Malkiel - Water (Tzadik)
11.    Tin Hat - Foreign Legion (Bag Production Records)
12.    Hot Club Of Philadelphia - Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Jazz Manouch)
13.    Mike Marshall/Caterina Lichtenberg - Caterina Lichtenberg/Mike Marshall (Adventure Music)
14.    Budos Band - Budos Band III (Daptone)
15.    Lokua Kanza - Nkolo (World Village)
16.    Federico Britos - Voyage (Sunnyside)
17.    D.O. Misiani/Shirati Jazz - The King of History (Sterns Music)
18.    Bobby McFerrin - VOCAbuLarieS (EmArcy)
19.    Regina Carter - Reverse Thread (E1 Music)
20.    Youssou N'Dour - Once Upon A Time in Senegal (Sterns Music)
21.    Salif Keita - La Difference (EmArcy)
22.    Waitiki 7 - New Sounds of Exotica (Pass Out Records)
23.    Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)
24.    Juan Carmona - El Sentido del Aire (Le Chant du Monde)
25.    Gotan Project - Tango 3.0 (XL Recordings)
26.    Leni Stern - Sa Bella Bella Ba (LSR)
27.    Various - Tribute to a Reggae Legend (Putumayo)
28.    Sierra Maestra - Sonando Ya (World Village)
29.    Orlando Marin - Que Chevere Vol. II (Fania)
30.    Samy Izy - Tsara Madagasikara (Network)


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