Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sweet Mazurka Playlist 11.28.06
Happy Birthday, Joe!

Rahim Alhaj: Taqsim Maqam Lami (When the Soul is Settled, 2006)
Hassan Hakmoun & Zahar: Bania (Trance, 1993)
Boubacar Traore: Mali Twist (Rough Guide to Mali and Guinea, 2000)
Issa Bagayogo: Kouloun (Sya, 1999)
Cessaria Evora: Africa Nossa (Rogamar, 2006)
Thomas Mapfumo: Kuvarira Mukati (Global Rhythms collector’s CD, 2006)
Mifune: Supercrush (Afro-Electronique, 2006)
Tarkan: Dudu (Turkish Groove, 2006)
Mostar Sevdah Reunion: The Jaybird is Singing (A Secret Gate, 2006)
Kim Doo Soo: Wild Flower (International Sad Songs, Volume One, 2006)
Nick Drake: Three Hours (Made to Love Magic)
Fruit Bats: Glass in your Feet (echolocation, 2001)
Bears: Walk Away (Self Titled, 2006)
Elliott Brood: Second Son (Ambassador, 2005)
Kristin Hersh: Like You (Strange Angels, 1998)
Norfolk & Western: The Shortest Stare (the unsung colony, 2006)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sweet Mazurka Playlist 11.21.06

Anoushka Shankar: Raga Desh (Live at Carnegie Hall, 2001)
Amjad Ali Khan: Himaalaya (Moksha, 2005)
Noor Jehan: Jis Din Se Piya (Rough Guide to the Music of Pakistan)
Fela Kuti: Suffering & Smiling (Music is the Weapon of the Future)
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra: Big Man (Who is this America? 2004)
Konono No 1: Kule Kule (Congotronics, 2005)
Toubab Krewe: Rooster (Self Titled, 2005)
Forro in the Dark: Forrowfest (bonfires of sao joao, 2006)
Marconi Notaro: Ode to Satwa (No Sub Reino Dos Metazoarios)
Miho Hatori: Today is Like That (ecdysis, 2006)
Mostar Sevdah Reunion: Latif Agha is Traveling (A Secret Gate, 2006)
The Duhks: The Fox and the Bee (Migrations, 2006)
Damien Rice: Grey Room (9, 2006)
Califone: Spiders House (Roots & Crowns, 2006)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sweet Mazurka Playlist 11.14.06

Thanks again to all our Radiothon donors!

The New Mastersounds: The Tin Drum (Live at La Cava d'en Xoroi, Menorca, Spain, 2006)
Euforquestra: Elegua (Explorations in Afrobeat, 2006)
Mifune: Supercrush (Afro-Electronique, 2006)
Toubab Krewe: Djarabi (Self-Titled, 2006)
Rachid Taha: Hey Anta (Made in Medina, 2001)
Mustafa Sandal: Kalmadi (Turkish Groove, Putomayo, 2006)
Rahim Alhaj: Taqsim Maqam Kurd (When the Soul is Settled, 2006, Smithsonian Folkways)
Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Ljilijana Buttler: Mustafa (The Legends of Life)
Stefan de la Barbulesti: Eu Vin Acasa Cu Drag
RavShmuel: Protocols (Protocols, 2006)
A Hawk and a Hacksaw: In the River (The Way the Wind Blows, 2006)
Feathers: Iron Mountain (Synchromy, 2006)
Rokia Traore: De'li (Bownboi, 2004)
John Doyle: Eddie Kelly's / Reavy's Tribute to Coleman--reels (Wayward Son, 2005)
Rahim Alhaj: Taqsim Maqam Saba (When the Soul is Settled, 2006)
Sweet Mazurka, Playlist for Radiothon Show, 11/7/06

Thanks to everyone who donated during my show, and throughout the Radiothon week! Your support is greatly appreciated, and will be put to good use. Special thanks to my guest, Maurice Small.

Kodo: O-daiko (One Earth Tour Special, 2004)
Amjad Ali Khan: Himalaya
Ravi Shankar: Spring Festival (The Essential...)
Rokia Traore: M'Bifo (Bownboi)
Issa Bagayogo: Diarabi
Kasse Mady Diabate: Lafia Jeli (Kassi Kasse)
Laye Sow: Mauritania (Putomayo "Acoustic Africa")
Liz Carroll & John Doyle: Northern Jig & The Box Man (In Play, 2005)
Danu: Gerry's Set (When All is Said and Done)
Eileen Ivers: Whiskey & Sangria (crossing the bridge)
the Duhks: The Fox and the Bee
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra: Battle of the Species
Mifune: Supercrush
Tony Rice: Jerusalem Ridge
A Hawk and a Hacksaw: The Way the Wind Blows (2006)
Elliott Brood: The Brood (Ambassador)
Elliott Brood: Oh, Alberta (Tin Type EP)
Bears: Walk Away
Elf Power: Empty Pictures
Fruit Bats: filthy water (Echolocation)
Nick Drake: Tow the Line (Made to Love Magic)
Sweet Mazurka Playlist 10.31.06

Babatunde Olatunji: bebi alolo (love drum talk, 1997)
Rokia Traore: Kanou (Bownboi, 2004)
Doudou Ndiaye Rose: Walo (Djabote, 1992)
Kodo with Isao Tomita: Echoes from the Andes (Nasca Fantasy, 1994)
Kevin Crawford: Jug of Brown Ale & Spot the Wollop, jigs (d flute album, 1995)
Danu: The Peacock’s Feather (When All is Said and Done, 2005)
Talip Ozkan: Sipsi (The Dark Fire)
Hassan Hakmoun and Zahar: Soutanbi (Trance, 1993)
Issa Bagayoga: Kouloun (Sya, 1999) Request for Dan.
Animal Collective vs. Kocani Orkestar: Oi Bori Sujie (electric gypsyland 2, 2006)
A Hawk and a Hacksaw: In the River (The Way the Wind Blows, 2006)
snowglobe: blue balcony (our land brains, 2002)
Hackensaw Boys: Sun's Work Undone (Love What You Do, 2005)
Tall Firs: Don't Complain (Self-Titled, 2006)
Norfolk & Western: The Shortest Stare (the unsung colony, 2006)
Vetiver: I Know No Pardon (To Find Me Gone, 2006)
Elf Power: Feel A Whole Lot Better (All the World is Waiting EP, 2006)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

To hear WCSB, tune in to 89.3 FM in Cleveland or stream from www.wcsb.org

Set list from noon-12:30:

Grupo Naidy: Pango (Arriba Suena Marimba! on Smithsonian Folkways, 2005)
Liz Carroll: Sevens/Michael Kennedy's/The Cup of Tea (Lost in the Loop, 2000)
Rhonda Vincent: Frankie Belle (one step ahead, 2003)
Elliott Brood: Twill (Ambassador, 2005)
Fruit Bats: Canyon Girl (Spelled in Bones, 2005)
Vetiver: No One Word (To Find Me Gone, 2006)
Despite a rough-starting morning, life up here at the station is soothing with its smells of wet, moldy walls and too much electronic equipment always on the brink of starting a fire. Let's cross our fingers for the best possible new home for WCSB.

Set list for Tuesday, October 24th, starting at 11am:

Anoushka Shankar: Voice of the Moon (Rise, 2005)
Inti-Illimani: Takoma (Lejania, 1998)
Hassan Hakmoun: Layali (The Fire Within)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Ek Din Mahi De Ghar (The Ultimate...Vol. 1, 1978-1982)
Amjad Ali Khan: Maa Durga (Moksha)
Noor Jehan: Jis Din Se Piya (The Rough Guide to Pakistan)
Issa Bagayogo: Diarabi (Sya)
Oumou Sangare: Ko Sira (Ko Sira, 1993)

More to follow...
Correction to last week's set list:
The Kristin Hersh song we heard was her rendition of Down in the Willow Garden
from Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight (1998).

Somehow that was left off the list, even though I had a caller who wanted more info on it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Set List, October 17th, 2006, noon:

Tall Firs: More to Come (Self-Titled, 2006)
The New Amsterdams: Beautiful Mistake (Story Like a Scar)
Zapruder Point: Steps from the Lake
Flying Canyon: Gibralter May Fall (Self-Titled,2006)
J. DiMenna: Awkward Buildings
Thrift Store Cowboys: Dirtied Your Knees (Lay Low While Crawling or Creeping)
The Mountain Goats: Maybe Sprout Wings (Get Lonely)
Set List: Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 11am

Rokia Traore: Sara (Bowmboi, 2004)
Ali Farka Toure: Gambari (Radio Mali)
Babatunde Olatunji: Mystery of Love (Healing Session)
Zakir Hussain & the Rhythm Experience: Lineage
Lee Scratch Perry: Perry's Ballad (Panic in Babylon)
Immigran Suns: Surfin' Albania (More than Food)
Eileen Ivers: Whiskey & Sangria (Crossing the Bridge)
Abigail Washburn: Eve Stole the Apple (Song of the Travelling Daughter)
Kristin Hersh: ???
Snowglobe: Sickness (Doing the Distance)
Willy Mason: Oxygen (Where the Humans Eat)
Theo Angell: Cannonball (Dearly Beloved)
(Break for PSAs, station IDs)

So, I'm not making any promises, however I've been considering ways to make my show more accessible, while at the same time being more organized about all the music I'm learning about and listening to. Of course, by posting set lists and comments, I run the risk of you finding out I'm not nearly as smart as you thought, or learning my secrets...like that one song I just can't help but play at least 3 weeks out of 4.

Despite any misgivings, I'm going out on a limb. I'm taking the plunge. So here are the details:

Sweet Mazurka airs on WCSB, Cleveland State University's independent, student-run radio station, on Tuesdays from 11am to 12:30pm Eastern time. If you're in the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County area, you can tune in to 89.3 FM. You can also stream from our web site: www.wcsb.org

WCSB has a mission of providing alternative programming to our community, which has expanded in recent years to include much of the globe. We have a great wealth of diverse programmers, and I recommend tuning in whenever possible.

Sweet Mazurka was initially conceived as a way of comparing music from various parts of the world, with the philosophy that in similarity we can relate better to others. In practice, the result is somewhat less lofty...a great tour of world music, nonetheless, as well as an opportunity to spotlight some of my favorite artists from a variety of genre categories. I have fun with it, and I hope others do as well.