Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wormhole: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters with "Arbaden (Maggie's Baby)"

Robert Plant, rock legend and former lead singer of Led Zeppelin, and his band the Sensational Space Shifters, bring us the random tune for today. The song is called Arbaden (Maggie's Baby) and is off of his world music-influenced album Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar from 2014 which was named one of the 50 best albums of 2014 by National Public Radio. Robert Plant formed the Sensational Space Shifters in 2012 and after a "soft-opening" to a crowd of 400 in Gloucester, England the band performed at WOMAD that same year. The Sensational Space Shifters include Gambian griot musician Juldeh Camara and Camara's frequent collaborator, English guitarist Justin Adams.