WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-02-28

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-5). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL (click here to subscribe in iTunes).

For this week, I just played a bunch of music that sounded good to me, no more elaborate theme involved. That ended up meaning mostly music from Brazil and afro-latin stuff, plus a few other odds and ends.



download program (136MB, 2 hrs 28 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Rail Band: “Duga (Bambara version)” – Belle Epoque, Vol. 1: Soundiata (Stern’s Africa)
Feliciano Gomes: “Nyamugowelo” – Forgotten Guitars from Mozambique (Sharp Wood Records)
Mulatu Astatke: “Asiyo Belema” – New York-Addis-London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975 (Strut)
Jimmy Amukamua: “Khukhava Minyinzi” – Before Benga, Vol. 1: Kenya Dry (Original Music)
Hector Rivera y su Conjunto: “Yo Quisiera Ser” – Caliente = Hot: Puerto Rican and Cuban Musical Expression In New York (New World)
Docteur Nico & African Fiesta: “Olga” – Merveilles du passé (1967) (Sonodisc)
Kawaliwa and Mary with the AGS Boys: “Rin” – The Kampala Sound (Original Music)
João Gilberto: “Saudade Fez Um Samba” – Chega de Saudade (Odeon)
Jorge Ben: “País Tropical” – Jorge Ben (Dusty Groove America)
Aldo Sena: “Sentimentos ” – The New Brazilian Music Vol. 3 (BM&A)
Caçapa: “Coco-Rojão no. 4” – The New Brazilian Music Vol. 4 (BM&A)
Chicago Afrobeat Project: “West Ganji” – Chicago Afrobeat Project (Chicago Afrobeat)
Orchestra Baobab: “Toumaranke” – Pirates Choice (Nonesuch)
Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban: “Dru Me Negrita” – Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch)
Maysa: “Quem Quiser Encontrar o Amor” – Maysa (Universal)
Quarteto Em Cy: “Underground” – Quarteto Em Cy (Odeon)
Nara Leão: “Minha Namorada” – O canto livre de Nara (Philips)
The Bees and the Honey: “She Don’t Deserve You” – One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost And Found (Rhino)
The Bogard Brothers: “I’m In Love” – Flying Rock – South African Rock ‘N Roll: 1950 – 1962 (Global Village Music)
O Bando: “Longe do Tempo” – O Bando (Shadoks)
Waltel Branco: “O Sambo Brasileiro” – Guitarra Bossa Nova (Musidisc)
Manu Dibango: “Bush” – Kusini (Soundtrack) (DST)
Segun Bucknor: “La La La (Hard Version) (Part 1)” – Poor Man No Get Brother: Assembly & Revolution 1969-1975 (Strut)
El Rego et ses Commandos: “Djobime” – Legends of Benin (Analog Africa)
Ali Hassan Kuban: “Habibi” – Walk Like a Nubian (Piranha)
Orchestre Makassy: “Mume Wangu Pt 1 & 2” – Collected Works 1978-1982 (unknown)
Los Tainos: “Amor Mio” – Sí, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba, Volume 1 (Waxing Deep)
Ñico Estrada y su Sonora: “El negro bembón” – Gózalo! – Bugalú Tropical Vol 3 (Vampisoul)
Roberto y su Nuevo Montuno: “Virazon” – El Yerbero del Barrio (International)
Los Caballeros de Colon: “Con Los Caballeros” – Panama! – Latin, Calypso And Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75 (Soundway)
Lou Donaldson: “Snake Bone” – Say It Loud (Water)