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Tribute to Bob Marley: Spin the Globe playlist for 5 February 2010

Fri, 2010-02-05 21:43
An hour of global cover songs started off the show, celebrating the musicianship and life of reggae icon Bob Marley, who would have turned 65 tomorrow. Not your regular reggae listener even described it as "trippy." Plus new releases and more in the second hour. Congrats to the listeners who won the CD and ticket giveaways this week.

Global Reggae-Tribute to Bob Marley: Spin The Globe playlist for 5 February 2010
as heard on radio KAOS, 89.3 FM

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Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  -  Colours of Punjab (theme)  -  Big Drum Small World
Ojos de Brujo  -  Get Up Stand Up  -  Backspin
Yeshe  -  No Woman No Cry  -  World CitiZen
Yat-Kha  -  Exodus  -  Re-Covers
African Showboyz  -  Three Little Birds  -  Spiritual Song
Ruia & Ranea  -  Maakona Tamaroto (Satisfy My Soul)  -  Waiata of Bob Marley
Nenes  -  No Woman, No Cry  -  Cover the World
Liam Teague  -  Jammin’  -  Impressions
Joshua Lebofsky  -  Redemption Song  -  Play a Little Prayer
Karamelo Santo  -  So Much Trouble in the World  -  El Baile Oficial
Wyclef Jean  -  No Woman No Cry  -  The Score OST
Ruia  -  Koingo Atu Nei Kia Koe (Waiting in Vain)  -  Nehenehe Nui

Hour 2
Them Mushrooms  -  Tribute to Bob Marley  -  Kazi Ni Kazi
Bob Marley  -  One Love/People Get Ready  -  Legend
Tommy T  -  East-West Express  -  The Prester John Sessions
SambaDa  -  Sangue African  -  Gente
Soweto Gospel Choir  -  O’Nkosi Yam  -  Grace
Jerry Leake  -  Geo  -  Cubist
The Erev Ravs  -  Naphtaly’s Freylach  -  advance single
Farafina  -  Nening  -  Kanou
Rag Dharma  -  Rag Jog (excerpt)  -  Live at the Mark
Mahotella Queens & Ulali  -  Ma’ Africa  -  1 Giant Leap
Bakithi Kumalo  -  African Mountain  -  In Front of My Eyes
Buena Vista Social Club  -  Chan Chan  -  World Circuit Presents…

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Free trip to see FELA!

Thu, 2010-02-04 22:32
No, SoundRoots isn't setting you up with a journey to the Great Beyond to converse with the late great father of Afrobeat. But Afropop Worldwide has the next best thing: a contest that will result in two people receiving airfare to New York, a hotel stay, and tickets to the Broadway musical FELA!
Is it a good show? I haven't seen it, but Ben Brantley's review in the NYT begins thusly:

There should be dancing in the streets. When you leave the Eugene O’Neill Theater after a performance of “Fela!,” it comes as a shock that the people on the sidewalks are merely walking. Why aren’t they gyrating, swaying, vibrating, in thrall to the force field that you have been living in so ecstatically for the past couple of hours?

And since the contest is free to enter, you should head over to where you can get more details and enter right up through Valentine's Day.

Seun Kuti talks about FELA!
And a little glimpse of the show itself:

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