Splinters & Candy 08/25/14 WVKR

Let me teach you

Let me teach you

Splinters & Candy 08/25/14 WVKR by Splinters & Candy on Mixcloud

Splinters & Candy airs every Monday from 4-5PM ET on independent radio 91.3FM WVKR Poughkeepsie. Live streaming at wvkr.org. Each week Alex Brown presents an eclectic collection of music from around the world.

Enjoy global sonic diversity. Listen to music from the USA, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Mauritania, South Africa, Cameroon, Brazil and Mali. Thanks for tuning in.

PLAYLIST

Antibalas – “Beaten Metal”
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – “African Airways”
Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star de Dakar – “Son El Rey”
Maryam Mursal – “Kufilaw”
Thomas Mapfumo – “Marudzi Nemarudzi (Different Races)”
Daby Touré – “Iris”
Luanga Choba – “Nxae”
Henri Dikongué – “Ndolo”
Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser – “Ilo-Ayê”
Yoro Sidibe – “Noumou Koulouba”

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Splinters & Candy 08/18/14 WVKR

Ethiopian Tribes, Karo

Ethiopian Tribes, Karo

Splinters & Candy 08/18/14 WVKR by Splinters & Candy on Mixcloud

Splinters & Candy airs every Monday from 4-5PM ET on independent radio 91.3FM WVKR Poughkeepsie. Live streaming at wvkr.org. Each week Alex Brown presents an eclectic collection of music from around the world.

Today we explore sounds from Algeria, USA, Haiti, Ethiopia, Colombia, India, Poland and beyond. A diverse set of selections for your ears. Enjoy the music.

PLAYLIST

Houari Benchenet – “Dellali”
La Santa Cecilia – “La Morena”
BélO – “Pa Koute Yo”
Alèmayèhu Eshèté – “Tèdèstèshal Wèy ?”
Gabino Pampini – “Cuerpo de Guitarra”
Meridian Brothers – “Fiesta (Con el Whiskey de Folklore)”
Manzanita y su Conjunto – “El Zambito Rumbero”
Prem Joshua & Chintan – “Ganapati”
Bombay Rickey – “Bombay 5-0″
Chłopcy Kontra Basia – “Hej Zagraj Muzyczko”

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She’Koyokh – Wild Goats & Unmarried Women

She'Koyokh - Wild Goats & Unmarried Women

My recent review of She’Koyokh’s Wild Goats & Unmarried Women for RootsWorld Magazine:

http://www.rootsworld.com/0603123/reviews/shekoy-14.shtml

“The whirling sounds of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans vibrate with plenty of verve on She’Koyokh’s Wild Goats & Unmarried Women.”

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Splinters & Candy 08/11/14 WVKR

Pantaneiro (Seu Dito Verde)

Pantaneiro (Seu Dito Verde)

Splinters & Candy 08/11/14 WVKR by Splinters & Candy on Mixcloud

Splinters & Candy airs every Monday from 4-5PM ET on independent radio 91.3FM WVKR Poughkeepsie. Live streaming at wvkr.org. Each week Alex Brown presents an eclectic collection of music from around the world.

Enjoy music from Nigeria, USA, Colombia, Morocco, Spain, Syria Mali, Peru, Benin and beyond. A global music smorgasbord for your soul. Thanks for listening.

PLAYLIST

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – “Ohun Aiye”
PALO! – “Lengua Larga”
Colombiafrica – The Mystic Orchestra – “Mama Africa”
Son Palenque – “Azuca y Limón”
OUM – “Haylala”
Calaita Flamenco Son – “En el Puente”
Mayada El Hennawy – “Min Ger Loka”
Amadou & Mariam – “Djagnéba”
Susana Baca – “Xanaharí”
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – “Gbeti Madjro”

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Bio Ritmo – Puerta del Sur

Bio Ritmo - Puerta del Sur

Bio Ritmo have been in the game since 1991. Their legacy continues to grow and they receive praise from around the world for being one of the hottest salsa groups around. While they tap into vintage Nuyorican salsa, they are not limited by being an imitation of sounds from the past. They honor tradition but are not stifled by it and continue to push the boundaries on their latest release on Vampisoul.

Puerta del Sur follows their successful 2011 album, La Verdad, which marked the band’s 20th anniversary in style. The acclaim led to them playing European festivals, taking their blend of salsa to far reaches of the globe. This is because the music doesn’t lie and the only thing better than a Bio Ritmo album is a live performance by the group. They’ve taken all of this energy and applied it to one of their finest records to date.

Mighty horn stabs, impressive arrangements, energetic acoustic piano and tender, calculated electric piano fill Puerta del Sur with the sort of lifeforce expected from a band whose name translates in English to “biorhythm,” the cyclic pattern of activity that occurs during a person’s life. Lead singer and composer Rei Alvarez knows what it takes to get the music across to an audience and his steady vocals take the charge with the ensemble in support. Marlysse Rose Simmons is the leader/acting manager of the group and her keyboard work serves as the glue that binds the groove together. The horns and rhythm section are locked throughout the release and their strength builds the intensity of each composition. Soulful, harmonized backing vocals are the icing on the cake.

“La Vía” is an energetic song about the spontaneity of things. It leads down the unknown path ahead, taking life as it comes. Funky keyboards dig deep while Alvarez darts and dashes his lyrics between the supporting vocals. Horns and percussion lively up the track with abundance. “Picaresca” is a deadly instrumental descarga that paints the picture of a crooked hero who is appealing but dishonest. The piano dances up a storm on this one while layers of horns ascend towards the sky.

“Motocilengua” is a made up term for a motor-mouth. Get a dose of that baritone sax joining the horn section before the verse kicks off with some slinky electric piano underneath Alvarez’s vocals. The horn attack on this number is out of sight. “Codeína” is the real surprise of the record. The band has always enjoyed Middle Eastern music and took the opportunity to write a bolero with a Middle Eastern melody about a woman named Codeína. This amazing song reveals how far Bio Ritmo has come over the years. It is their willingness to evolve and adapt that keeps them at the forefront of salsa music. May Puerta del Sur bring them legions of new fans.

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Splinters & Candy airs Mondays from 4-5PM ET on 91.3FM WVKR. Live streaming at wvkr.org. Each week Alex Brown presents an eclectic collection of music from around the globe.