Global A Go-Go presents:

Gumboot (pictured above), a dance style originally developed by gold miners, is one of the true symbols of the black working class experience in South Africa.  Gumboot dancers stamp, slap, clap and kick their heels in perfect synchronization while wearing wellingtons.

Jazz musician Darius Brubeck described a gumboot dancer as “looking and sounding like Fred Astaire only with 10 pairs of shoes on!”  If you’ve seen African-American stepping, that’s a dance derived from gumboot.

The Festival of South African Dance is bringing gumboot and pantsula (another South African vernacular dance style) to Richmond’s Carpenter Theatre on Thursday.  On this week’s program, you’ll hear a gumboot performance recorded by Janet Topp Fargion, lead curator for world and traditional music at the British Library (my summary for this week’s show is adapted from her liner notes).  You’ll also hear maskanda, the music that usually accompanies gumboot.

Also this week: the music of Mdou Moctar, who’s performing at the University of Richmond on Friday; Central African dance hits from the 70s and 80s; and Balkan folk-rock with the emphasis on “rock.”

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/94252

All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

Playlist:

    Time: October 4 - 11:00:00 am
  • Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin' Thru - 1997

    USA

  • Time: October 4 - 11:02:15 am
  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global A Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    Hellcat - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: October 4 - 11:06:00 am
  • Mdou Moctar, “Allagh N-Tarha”

    from Sousoume Tamachek

    Sahel Sounds - 2017

    Niger

  • Time: October 4 - 11:12:30 am
  • Mdou Moctar, “Issusahid Elwaname”

    from Afelan

    Sahelsounds - 2013

    Niger

  • Time: October 4 - 11:16:00 am
  • Ramon Goose, “Wandering Sheikh”

    from Long Road To Tiznit

    Riverboat - 2017

    England UK

  • Time: October 4 - 11:20:00 am
  • Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, “Achu”

    from Tell No Lies

    Real World - 2009

    England UK-The Gambia

  • Time: October 4 - 11:33:00 am
  • Blanket Mkhize, Makhosonke Nyide & Zisebenzele Mbhele, “Gumboot 1996”

    from Gumboot Guitar: Zulu Street Guitar Music From South Africa

    Topic - 1996

    South Africa

  • Time: October 4 - 11:39:29 am
  • Shiyani Ngcobo, “uJesu”

    from fRoots No. 21

    Southern Rag - 2003

    South Africa

  • Time: October 4 - 11:44:29 am
  • Mthadeni, “Xenophobia”

    from Xenophobia Vol. 1

    self-released - 2015

    South Africa

  • Time: October 4 - 11:49:00 am
  • Busi Mhlongo, “We Baba Omncane”

    from Urban Zulu

    Melt 2000 - 1998

    South Africa

  • Time: October 4 - 11:54:40 am
  • Juluka, “Umfazi Omdala”

    from Ubuhle Bemvelo

    Celluloid - 1982

    South Africa

  • Time: October 4 - 12:06:00 pm
  • Franco Et Sam Mangwana Avec Le TPOK Jazz, “Cooperation”

    from Odongo

    Edipop Production - 1982

    RD Congo

  • Time: October 4 - 12:16:30 pm
  • Moni Bile, “Osi Tapa Lambo Lam”

    from Osi Tapa Lambo Lam

    Toure Jim's - 1982

    Cameroon

  • Time: October 4 - 12:25:02 pm
  • Los Camaroes, “Belon Sala”

    from Resurrection Los

    Analog Africa - 1979

    Cameroon

  • Time: October 4 - 12:36:00 pm
  • Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs, “Lament”

    from Cats, Dogs and Ghosts

    Asphalt Tango - 2016

    Bulgaria

  • Time: October 4 - 12:40:13 pm
  • Kries, “Dodole”

    from Selo Na Okuke / Village Tracks

    Riverboat - 2017

    Croatia

  • Time: October 4 - 12:44:05 pm
  • The Zydepunks, “A La Orilla Del Mar”

    from Live on WRIR 2008-08-08

    WRIR - 2008

    USA

  • Time: October 4 - 12:48:00 pm
  • Gogol Bordello, “Saboteur Blues”

    from Seekers and Finders

    Cooking Vinyl - 2017

    USA-Ukraine-Russia-China-Scotland UK-Ethiopia-Ecuador-Belarus

  • Time: October 4 - 12:54:00 pm
  • RotFront, “Everyone Speaks Russian”

    from 17 Deutsche Tanze

    GMO - 2014

    Germany-Ukraine-Hungary

  • Time: October 4 - 12:57:09 pm
  • Slobodan Salijevic Orkestar, “Kalasnjikov”

    from Music Inspired and Taken From "Underground", a film by Emir Kusturica

    Mercury - 1995

    Serbia

96 October 4th, 2017

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