Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pretty Cool: Jaywon and "Kule Lori"



Today's random tune is by Nigerian superstar Jaywon, and features Reminisce and Seriki. The song is called Kule Lori. Singer, songwriter, performer, producer and actor Jaywon was born Iledare Oluwajuwonlo, and is known not only for his music but for establishing Next World Music in 2013. He is also a multiple award winner for his music during his career, which started in 2005 in Lagos. He has released one album and a number of singles. You can find Kule Lori on his 2016 album Oba Orin. He is joined on the song by Nigerian rapper Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, also known as Reminisce, who in 2014 was named by Time Magazine as one of the seven world rappers you should meet. Also featured is another Nigerian rapper, Ibiyemi Seriki, who goes by his last name.

Listen to songs like this and more on the KUNM Global Music Show every Monday night from 10 pm - 1 am Mountain Standard Time. Live streaming, program information and the two-week digital archive can be found at http://www.kunm.org.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Worse than the Vandals and Vikings Combined: Gaelic Storm and "Girls' Night in Galway"



Gaelic Storm performs today's random song called Girls' Night in Galway. Gaelic Storm is an American Irish band formed in 1997 in Santa Monica, California. They play traditional Irish and Scottish music, as well as original music in the Celtic and Celtic rock genres. Gaelic Storm got a huge break in 1997 when they were cast as the steerage band in the blockbuster movie Titanic. They have burnished their resume by touring aggressively and adding new instrumentation to their ensemble, such as Uileann, Highland and Deger (electronic) bagpipes. Girls' Night in Galway can be found on their 2015 album Matching Sweaters. The song is a warning to those who would be out on the town in Galway when the girls are out and about.

Listen to songs like this and more on the KUNM Global Music Show every Monday night from 10 pm - 1 am Mountain Standard Time. Live streaming, program information and the two-week digital archive can be found at http://www.kunm.org.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Folk Rock Gold: Trad.Attack! and "Kullakarva"


Our random tune for today is by Trad.Attack!, an innovative band from Estonia that starts from a base of Estonian traditional folk songs and adds modern rock and pop influences as well as looping of past voices in Estonian music and culture. Trad.Attack! is a multi-year multiple winner of the Estonian Music Awards. Formed in 2013, the band has a goal of performing in every country in the world. At last count they were up to 31. You can find this song, Kullakarva (Shimmer Gold), as the title song on their 2017 CD of the same name. Apparently, Bandcamp defaults to another song, so if you want to hear Kullakarva skip ahead to track 12...however, this is a very nice album in its entirety.

Listen to songs like this and more on the KUNM Global Music Show every Monday night from 10 pm - 1 am Mountain Standard Time. Live streaming, program information and the two-week digital archive can be found at http://www.kunm.org.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

She Loves Him: Nancy Ajram and "Yalla"



Today's random tune is by Nancy Ajram. From Lebanon and born into an Eastern Orthodox tradition in Beirut, she is a singer, multi-platinum recording artist and a three-time winner of the World Music Awards. She is one of the best-selling Middle Eastern artists of all time, with over 30 million records sold worldwide. She began singing at eight years old and soon began participating in contests. After studying music in her early teens, she released a couple of albums in the late 90s and early 2000's, but her big breakthrough came when she signed a contract in 2002 with noted Lebanese producer Jiji Lamara, who began to move her away from her "decent girl" image. The rest is history. This song, Yalla, can be found on her 2014 album Nancy 8.

Listen to songs like this and more on the KUNM Global Music Show every Monday night from 10 pm - 1 am Mountain Standard Time. Live streaming, program information and the two-week digital archive can be found at http://www.kunm.org.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hands On: Family Atlantica and "Manicero"



Family Atlantica performs today's random tune, called Manicero. Family Atlantica is a band that spans an ocean and two continents, South America and Africa, building on African rhythms that came to South America through slavery and colonization. Those rhythms helped build Latin music, and later Latin music went back across the Atlantic to inspire African musicians in the 20th century and today. Listening to the band, you will hear echoes of Cuban rumba, Venezuelan tambor (a dance music) and tonada, Ghanaian highlife, calypso and even Ethiopian blues (a melancholy style of music). Manicero can be found on their 2013 album Family Atlantica.

Listen to songs like this and more on the KUNM Global Music Show every Monday night from 10 pm - 1 am Mountain Standard Time. Live streaming, program information and the two-week digital archive can be found at http://www.kunm.org.

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Little Like Clapton: Bidinte and "Ke Cu Minio Na Tchora"



Our random song for today is sung by Bidinte (originally born Jorge Da Silva Bidinite). From Guinea-Bissau, he is considered one of West Africa's top singer-songwriters and his music is inflected with flamenco, Guinean gumbe and Afro-Portuguese rhythms. A self-taught guitarist, he formed a band after meeting several musicians at a conference in Lisbon, Portugal in 1988 but it was in Madrid, Spain where he fell in love with the intricacies of flamenco. You can find this song, Ke Cu Minio Na Tchora, on his 1998 album Kumura, and on the various artists compilation Putumayo Presents: African Odyssey (2001).

Listen to songs like this and more on the KUNM Global Music Show every Monday night from 10 pm - 1 am Mountain Standard Time. Live streaming, program information and the two-week digital archive can be found at http://www.kunm.org.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Eagle Feather: Samian and "La Plume d'Aigle"



Canadian rapper Samian brings us the random tune for today, called La Plume d'Aigle. Performing in both French and Algonquian, Samian is a member of the Abitibiwinni First Nation who was first noticed in 2004 after participating in a film project and performing onstage with the Quebecois hip hop group Loco Locass. He has won awards for his music, has acted in two films and has released three albums. La Plume d'Aigle can be found on his 2013 album Face à la Musique.

Listen to songs like this and more on the KUNM Global Music Show every Monday night from 10 pm - 1 am Mountain Standard Time. Live streaming, program information and the two-week digital archive can be found at http://www.kunm.org.