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Monday, 25 February 2013

South west music and more

I was back unexpectedly for a second week on the trot while Martin Henning was having a musical rehearsal. Today I featured, as well as an eclectic selection of global sounds, information on some festivals coming up soonish in south west England and associated music.
Martin Hodge
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Here's my selection with links to websites by local artists

Sachal Studios Orchestra..Take Five
Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart..A Great Day To File..Dedication
Chartwell Dutiro pictured playing the mbira..Gamura Makaka..Voices Of Ancestors

Reg Meuross..The Boundary Stone..The Drowned and the Damned
The Dartmoor Pixie Band..Waves Of Tory Set..The Pixies Strike Again
Jim Causley..In The Sidings..Dumnonia
Boban & Marco Markovic Orchestra..Cinnamon Girl..Golden Horns
Count To Fire..Battles..Exeter Local Records compilation
Maz Totterdell..Never Say Never..Exeter Local Records compilation
Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis..Mes S' Ena Vathy Lagadi..Froots 42
Moor Reason..My Little Girl
Bobby McFerrin & Yo Yo Ma..Grace
The Little Unsaid..There Go All Our Wide-Eyed Days..Exeter Local Records compilation
The Casitas..Places In Dreams..Exeter Local Records compilation
Sezen Aksu..Aska Sukrederim..Opsum
Pentangle..Lord Franklin..Cruel Sister

Griselda Sanderson..Alpha..Harpaphonics
Picture of Gris Sanderson with nickelharpa 
by Cecil Hatfield

Snakefarm..Johnny..My Halo At Half-Light
Woodford Green..Oh Little Bird

Besh O Drom..Cimbalos....Ha Megfogom Az Ördögöt  - Once I Catch The Devil
Vinicio Caposella..Abbandonato..Rebetika Gymnastas
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..Catharsis..Singing The Bones
Zona Marginal..No Mas..The Rough Guide To Urban Latino
JSD Band..Galway Races..For The Record

Monday, 18 February 2013

Good to be back

It was nice to be back in the rootsandshoots seat today and I was delighted with the positive feedback I got by email during the show. Thanks, Luch, Gavin, Dot, Karen and Mick for getting in touch. Much appreciated.
Martin Hodge
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Here's what I played:
Links to websites by local artists.

Frigg..Vieriva..Polka V
Los Chinches..Fongo / Be Still, My Beating Corazon..Fongo
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer..Willie's Lady (Child 6)..Child Ballads
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba..Madou..Jama Ko
Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends..No Hopers, Jokers And Rogues
played in memory of Trevor Grills and Paul McMullen
Emily Howard..Happy Days

Photo of Emily Howard in the Phonic FM studio by Lukas Drinkwater

The Creole Choir Of Cuba..Panama Mwen Tonbe..Santiman
Matt Norman..3/2 Polka / Oldham Rowing Hornpipe..Eight Days Late
Jim Causley..When I Was Young..Dumnonia
Heidi Talbot..Bleecker Street..The Last Star
Sam Lee..The Ballad Of George Collins: Solarference Remix of the song from the album Ground Of Its Own
Tom Paley's Old Time Moonshine Review..Sally In The Garden aka Hog Eye..Roll On, Roll On
Asha Bhosle & Shujaat Khan..Naina Lagai Ke..Naina Lagai Ke
Romano Drom..Szátélé Zsáv..The Rough Guide To Hungarian Music
Traditional Band from Tura feat. Tibor Szenasi..Friss Csárdás (Fast Csárdás)..The Rough Guide To Hungarian Music
Jack Wallen..To The Shore..What Money Can't Buy
Madison Violet..Come As You Are..The Good In Goodbye
We Banjo 3..Over the Waterfall / Liberty Polka..Roots Of The Banjo Tree
Tom Paxton..Peace Will Come..Live In The UK
Nigel Kennedy & Kroke..Kukush..East Meets West
Kathryn Tickell..Small Coals..Northumbrian Voices
Amadou & Mariam..Je Pense A Toi..The Magic Couple
Staff Benda Bilili..Libala Ya Mungwa..Bouger Le Monde!
Mavrika..Dervish Dance..Mavrika

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Moscow Magazine and cake

Hi all.
Had a lovely session in the studio on Monday's (11.2.13) show with local band Moscow Magazine playing live.

We had one really good mic working which amazingly seemed to pick up the four piece band pretty. Alice, Jim, Phil and Gabriel (vocals, guitar ,guitar/percussion and keyboard) played 4 of their original songs and there were 2 tracks from their demo CD broadcast as well.

In addition Alice brought in some very tasty cakes that she had baked that afternoon. hat could be better?

Moscow Magazine played the following live tracks:

Never Ready
My Angel
She Deserves Your Love

Also from their CD the following:
True Blue
Lady In Waiting

Other music played was:
Track 02 ..Jonathan Shorland+ Katell Kloareg.. Live At D'Accord 2012  
Martin Wynnes #2 / Martin Wynnes #1 / the Coalminer.. We Banjo 3.. Roots of the Banjo Tree
Ajaeng sanjo - Jungjungmori (feat. Yoon Ho-Se).. Kim Young-gil.. Corée : L'art du Sanjo d'Ajaeng (Korea)
Sinaly (feat. Kasse Mady Diabate)..Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba.. Jama Ko
Ziva Zvaunoda..Alick Macheso and Orchestra.. Mberikwazvo Zvido Zvenyu Kunyanya
Andalus..Ramzi Aburedwan.. Reflections Of Palestine
Netsa Negn ..Aster Aweke.. Fikir
Champagne for Gypsies (feat. Selina O'Leary)..Goran Bregovic.. Champagne for Gypsies
Marimbondo..Bonga.. Best of Bonga
335 Time..Nicolas Repac.. Black Box Blues
Autobahn ..LaBrassBanda.. Habediehre
Tongue-Tied ..Emily Portman.. The Glamoury
Sibashaya Woza..KonKoma.. KonKoma
Rauland .. Göze.. Quand On Est Bien Amoureux
Rondes De St. Vincent ..Mousaka..Ca S'Bouffe Pas, Ca S'Danse 
L'hirondelle ..Pain d'Epices.. Équilibruiste
The Train ..Little Rumba.. We Could Be Anywhere

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

4.2.13 - Music from Mali, Palestine and many other parts of the world.

Tonight - 4.2.13 - Roots and Shoots featured music from Mali including an album by Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni ba called Jama Ko. Bassekou writes about the album, 

"Jama Ko means 'a big gathering ofpeople'... There are over 90% Muslims in Mali,but our form of Islam here has nothing to do with a radical form of Sharia: that is not our culture. We have been singing praise songs for the Prophet for hundreds of years. If the Islamists stop people music making they will rip the heart out of Mali".

As well as this the show broadcast music from the Palestinian community. Against all the odds after being bulldozed out of his country by the Israeli government and brought up on a refugee camp, Ramzi Aburedwan managed to study music in what's left of Palestine and escape to Paris to live and record an album called Reflections of Palestine, a track from which, Sodfa, was played.

Also from the Palestinian community I played, Al Shatte Al Akhar by Kamilya Jubran from an album called Listen To The Banned - music recorded by different musicians who have been subject to being banned from playing their music for political or religious reasons.

Whether it's Islamists or Israelis it takes a lot to break the human spirit - music will continue to be made.
I'm back on Roots and Shoots next week - 11th February for another session of music from all round the world. Martin Hodge will present the show the following week.

Tracks played were as follows:

La Bicicleta Celeste..Cuarteto Cedrón.. Arrabal Salvaje
Sueña Como un Niño..Txarango.. Benvinguts al Llarg Viatge
Sister..The Deep M.O.. The Deep M.O E.P
Jama Ko ..Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba.. Jama Ko
Magossa ..Amadou & Mariam.. Welcome to Mali
Dominik..Abdou Diop.. Nootee
Belleville Rendez-Vous (Version anglaise) ..M Les triplettes de Belleville (Bande originale du film)
Swing Swing..Nicolas Repac.. Swing-Swing
Vajzë E Valëve ..Elina Duni Quartet.. Matanë Malit (feat. Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret & Norbert Pfammatter)
Aidhinikos Horos ..Mavrika.. Mavrika
Bird Sad Song..Soname.. Natural Mind
Sodfa ..Ramzi Aburedwan.. Reflections Of Palestine
Al Shatte' Al Akhar ..Kamilya Jubran.. Listen to the Banned
Katica 6:0..6 Brina.. Slečena Koža
Voodoo Blues ..Nicolas Repac.. Black Box
Directly From My Heart To You ..Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention.. Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Out In The Traffic ..Wilko Johnson.. The Best Of Wilko Johnson Volume 2
Shake It Down ..The Monkey Gland Bluesband.. The Monkey Gland Bluesband
Plaqk - Cercle Circassien ..Sous Le Pont.. Sous Le Pont
Ouarioua ..Roland Becker.. Immrama
Complete Mandingue ..Ti Jaz ..Live In Ar Vag
Glass: Glassworks - Closing ..Philip Glass Ensemble.. The Essential Philip Glass
Doi Tovarasi Am La Drum ..Romica Puceanu & The Gore Brothers.. Sounds From A Bygone Age.
Tarantella Al Melograno ..Riccardo Tesi.. Banditaliana 

Recanto Escuro..Moreno Veloso..Recanto Gal
Walk With Me..The Skatalites..Walk With Me
Mano a Mano..Carlos Gardel..The King Of Tango, Vol 1