Sunday, January 31, 2010


Hey there kids, I played some great music from Honduras plus some various other countries. Gave a little shout out for solidarity with the people resisting the oppressive military-coup-empowered government of Pepe Lobo and the elite class (figures he has a business degree from UM!). If you want to read more about what's happening in Honduras check out HondurasResists!
Now enough politics, here's the music:

Punta Cartel|Afagabu
Songs and Dances of Honduras (folkways label)|Los inditos (from Choluteca)
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Co|Weyu Lárigi Weyu (Day by Day)
Songs and Dances of Honduras (folkways) | Fandango (from Valle)
Creole And Yoruba Voices|Irene Mcqueen, Claude George & Chorus / Carnival Song
Jorge Ben|Bicho do mato
The Black Caribs of Honduras|Abaimahani Song
Artistes divers, Various artists|Parranda
Santur-Alekos Garavelis, Guitar-Athanasios Platanias|Mekapses Yitonisa
The Black Caribs of  Honduras (Ethnic  Folkways Library)| Parrandatinu
Punta Cartel|Mete y Saca
Desmond Dekker|Sing A Little Song
Olodum|Madagascar Olodum
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba|Andra’s Song
Zuhura Swaleh|Ya Zamani
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra|Indictment
Brass band and chorus of La Tirana, Chile|Retirada del Templo
Almunir, Kandar, Laizardi Malin Malano, Marjunin Malin Malano, Nurman|Sidi [Indonesia]
Los Corraleros de Majagual|La manzana
Brahim Fribgane|Sidi Rabi
Dub Colossus|Sima Edy
I'll be posting some more vinyl tracks soon so check back soon for those. Hope you guys dig it. Any comments send 'em to :
More music next sunday from 6:30-8 on

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ridiculous Cuíca solo!

Check out this guy playing cuíca (Brazilian drum with a stick connected to the head and rubbed with a moistened cloth to produce that "woo-woo-wee" sound)

This guy also looks pretty serious!



Monday, January 25, 2010

SOUNDS IMPORTED 1/24/10: Madagascar et mais

Hey there world music fans. Here's the playlist from today's Sounds Imported show:
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba | Falani (feat. Toumani Diabate)
Tarika|Samy Mandeha Samy Mitady
Tarika|Malagasy Anie Ianao
Tarika|Tatan’i Bina
Rajery, Ballake Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi| – Awal
Miguel Merino|Goodbye Bab Zuela
Rokia Traoré|Sara
Princes Of Dahomey|Warrior
Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kingo|Tour A Tour (canta Wuta Mayi y Elba ‘Top A’ Kuluma)
Hariláos Piperákis (Kritikás) & Ep. Asimakópoulos|The Toust
Aly Keita|Ziglibithy
Oliver de Coque and his Expo ‘76|I salute Africa
Hukwe Zawose|Lukunzi
Pacho Galán|Ay cosita linda
Los Corraleros de Majagual|El tamarindo
Max Nijman – Iene miene mutte
Twinkel Stars – Oema koto
Check 'em out.

Here's a video of the string masters' group 3MA consisting of  Rajrery: valiha player from Madagascar, Driss El-Maloumi: oud player from Morocco, and Ballake Sissoko: kora player from Mali, which I featured on the show.

Hope you dig!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Here's the playlist from today's show. A bunch of music from Belize plus a bunch more awesome tunes (Especially the Finnish one!)
(first 7 tracks from Belize)
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Co|Weyu Lárigi Weyu (Day by Day)
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Co|Lidan Aban (Together)
Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Co|Águyuha Nidúheñu (My People)
Umalali|Barübana Yagien (Take Me Away)
Umalali|Nibari (My Grandchild)
Aurelio Martinez|Niraü Hagabu
Aurelio Martinez|Lumalali Limaniga
Puerto Plata|Casita De Campo (Dominican Rep)
Sakad|Rebati Kay-La (Rebuild The House) (Haiti)
Värttinä|Riena/Anathema (Finland)
BALI Music for the Shadow Play|Sekar Sungsang (Indonesia)
Manu Dibango|Black Beauty (Cameroon)
Miriam Makeba|Maria Fulo (South Africa)
Rajery, Ballake Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi|Kadiatou (Madagascar, Mali, Morocco)
Rajery, Ballake Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi|Toufoula
Rokia Traoré|Kanou (Mali)
Rokia Traoré|Niènafing
Big Blood|Frost Farm (Maine)
Nass El Ghiwane|Ah Ya Ouine (Où sommes-nous ?) (Morocco)
Nass El Ghiwane|Allah Ya Moulana
Check it out here

There's a film about the last Band Nass El Ghiwane that you can watch for free online at this site called I watched it recently and it's a really beautiful film with lots of great performances by the band. That's all for now. Enjoy!

SOUNDS IMPORTED RADIO TODAY! 6:30 on plus awesome video: Driss El Maloumi

Today I'm going to be sharing with you guys just a small portion of all the amazing world music I discovered over the past four weeks on my winter break from school. Check it out at from 6:30 til 8PM. Send any questions you have to Also check out any of the awesome blogs I've been following like Analog Africa and Global Groove.
Here's a truly unbelievable video of Moroccan Oud master Driss El maloumi playing some amazing music with mostly just his left hand!

That's all for now. Be sure to check out SOUNDS IMPORTED on today at 6:30!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Awesome World Music Links

Hey there world music fans! Sorry I haven't updated much in a while, I've been home in Massachusetts for the holidays. In case you're also at home and looking for something to entertain yourself with I suggest checking out World Village Records' huge list of World music links right here. I haven't gotten through more than 3 of the links and I'm already overwhelmed. Hope you've all been having a great holiday and Sounds Imported will be back on the radio starting January 17th! Hope you're all ready.