Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Powerspot 31May06

On the show tonight(and in no particular order at time of writing) musical treats from the following to tempt and entice you to tune in.

U Srinivas & Michael Brook- CD
DreamRonu Majumdar- CD Lady Astride The Tiger
Ronu Majumdar / Ry Cooder / Jon Hassell- CD Hollow Bamboo
Hector Zazou- Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses
James Ashley Franklin- CD Butsuga music for shakuhachi
Harry Manx- Live at The Basement
Nuru Kane- CD Sigil
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate- in concert at Bozar Brussels Jan 29-2005 (promo release)
Kim Cunio & Heather Lee- CD Infloressence
Rachel Cogan- CD Sojourn
Daude Neguinha- CD Te Amo
Richard Khuzami- CD Fused
WengZhenfa-Sheng/Chinese Mouth Organ- Stream Flowing traditional music from China

I was hoping to speak with tabla master Bobby Singh this week but this will need to be held over for another week due to unforeseen circumstances. I will also run an interview next week with Ottmar Liebert, the 'nouveau flamenco' guitarist, who will be touring Australia in July.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Powerspot 24 may 06

Tonight's edition of Powerspot was a little bit different in that most of the program was given over to Lloyd Swanton, who many will know as the bass player for The necks, as well as leader of the group The catholics. He came in tonight to speak about the new release Gondola and we also had a bit of fun doing a sort of musical blindfold test.

Material on the show tonight came mainly from the CD Gondola by The catholics, certainly in the first 45 minutes or so. Other pieces played included works from the following artists and CD's. I'm glad to report that lloyd picked most of the artists and if you are interested in hearing this interview it should be uploaded next week. There will be a link to this on the Powerspot blog.

(In no particular order)

King Curtis- King Curtis Live at Fillmore West
Lonnie Liston Smith- CD Watercolors
Johnny Hartman- CD I Just Dropped By To Say Hello
Quincy Jones- CD Body Heat
Bugge Wesseltoft- CD Moving
Jon Hassell- CD Fascinoma
Horace Andy- CD True Love Shines Bright
Louie Vega presents Luisito Quintero- Cd Percussion Madness
Bill Laswell- Dub Chamber 3

Tune in next week to hear tabla player Bobby Singh talk about his instrument of choice and put on the musical blindfold.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Powerspot Playlist 10 May 06

On the show tonight, musical treats and delights from the following.

Next week we speak with Natacha Atlas re the new album.

Albin De La Simone - J'Ai Changé- CD So FRenchy So Chic
Nicolas Repac - La Nuit Mène Une Existence Obscure-CD So Frenchy So Chic
Têtes Raides - Les Radis-CD So FRenchy So Chic
Solade- CD Boro Song- For That / Oceamn Lullaby / What It Is
Jalilah’s Raks Sharki- CD In A Beirut Mood- Lebanese Banquet
Natacha Atlas- CD Mish Maoul- Haram Aleyk / Wahashni
Gotan Project- CD Lunatico- La Viguela
Jessica- V/A Putumayo Kids Present Reggae Playground- Ying Yang
Asheba- V/A Putumayo Kids Present Reggae Playground- Reggae Lullaby
Toots & The Maytals- V/A Putumayo Kids Present Reggae Playground- Take Me Home
V/A Jamaica Ska Down- Ken Lazarus- I Don’t Love You Anymore
V/A Jamaica Ska Down- Ken Lazarus- Beatles Got To Go
V/A Jamaica Ska Down- Monty Morris- What Are You Going To Do
V/A Jamaica Ska Down- Monty Morris- Sammy Dead
The catholics- CD- Gondola- CD Oaxaca
Nuru Kane- CD Sigil- Mami

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Powerspot 3 May 06

On the show tomorrow night, musical treats from the following (and at time of writing in no particular order)

The interview with Gotan project has been postponed. I'm hoping we can do it by next week.

Gotan Project- Lunatico
Bombay Dub Orchestra-Bombay Dub Orchestra
The catholics- Gondola
the ipanemas- samba is our gift
grupo batuque- ole ola futebol bonito
Bugge Wesseltoft- Live
Nils petter Molvaer- Remixes
Natacha Atlas- Mish Maoul
Kim Cunio & Heather Lee- Music from the Dead Sea Scrolls
Bobby Singh & Adrian McNeil- Aasha