An upbeat world mix for you this week – or is it? Beware the ghostly telephone … More worms much needed please! Send them along to email@example.com with spare undies, a snorkel and a bucket and spade. Thanking you.
Lusofonia – Maria Teresa – goneforeign: From the CD of the same name, unfortunately it has only Portuguese liner notes, from Wiki I was able to discover that it relates to the Portuguese-speaking countries and their cultures, namely those belonging to the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries). The Singer is Maria Teresa, she’s accompanied by traditional instruments. It’s on the French Chant du Monde label.
Maracaibo 15 – Palo Palo – Lambretinha: In Venezuelan Spanish, palo is slang for an alcoholic beverage (rum and wine in this song) These guys are wasting their lives away, a few drinks and a few girls at a time. Poor sods… The song’s music style is called gaita, and is local from the Maracaibo area.
Tarika – Sekta – beltway bandit: despite its very uplifting feeling, it is a song that warns of the dangers of getting involved with religious sects, not obvious from the life affirming feeling it radiates.
Alan Stivell – Suite Irlandaise – AliM: Inspired by Beltway to re-visit my Celtic roots, I recalled this. There’s a surprise at the end (BTW to prevent further self-indulgent jiggery-folkery, please send me some more worms tout de suite. You know it makes sense).
Damien Jurado – Ghost of David- ghe: “My local indie festival is End of the Road, but sadly I can’t go. So I will miss Seattle-based Damien Jurado, among a host of others. Here is a delicate and touching instrumental, Ghost of David.
Nanci Griffith – Just Another Morning Here – tincanman: Griffith wrote this disarmingly catchy tune about receiving one of those middle-of-the-night calls that every parent dreads, sadly based on experience. Is she grateful for mornings or would she rather not wake up one day?