Global A Go-Go presents:

(photograph by Tanja Softic)

Dobrodosli means “welcome” in Serbo-Croatian and many of the related South Slavic languages. Every week, I start Global A Go-Go with this word and today I get to welcome some new listeners.

Because this (Sunday August 29, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards on the archive player, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site) is my first program in a new time slot: Sundays from 1 to 3 PM. I’m looking forward to sharing Sunday afternoons with you.

If you’re not familiar with Global A Go-Go, let me tell you a little bit about the show. I describe it as “music from around the world in the universal language of groove.” I like to say that the program’s purpose is to decolonize your ears: to get you out of the bad habit of behaving as though the music of your culture and time is the sun around which all other musics orbit.

While I do play some things that could be classified as “folk music,” Global A Go-Go isn’t particularly folkloric: mostly I play music that is or has been quite popular, just not popular in Richmond or Virginia or the USA.

A typical two-hour episode will include artists from 10 or more countries, and performances recorded over six or more decades. This week’s show is pretty typical, with 11 countries from five continents spanning eight decades. Without any further ado, let’s jump into the program; I hope you enjoy the journey with me today.

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    Time: August 29 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996


  • Time: August 29 - 9:01:00 am
  • Global a Go-Go

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global a Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    BMG Rights Management (US) LLC - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: August 29 - 9:05:00 am
  • Fat Freddy's Drop, “Shady”

    from Wairunga

    The Drop - 2021

    New Zealand

  • Time: August 29 - 9:12:10 am
  • Harlem River Drive

    Harlem River Drive, “Harlem River Drive (Theme Song)”

    from Harlem River Drive

    Rhino - 1971


  • Time: August 29 - 9:16:00 am
  • Hommy: A Latin Opera

    Celia Cruz, Orquesta Harlow & Larry Harlow, “Gracia Divina”

    from Hommy: A Latin Opera

    Fania - 1973


  • Time: August 29 - 9:23:25 am
  • The Music of Cuba: Arsenio Rodríguez, Vol. 5; Recordings 1947-1950

    Arsenio Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto, “Adivinalo”

    from The Music of Cuba: Arsenio Rodríguez, Vol. 5; Recordings 1947-1950

    Black Round Records - 1947


  • Time: August 29 - 9:28:00 am
  • Perlas Cubanas: Azucar Mami

    Compito Flores Valdes & Cheo Flores Y Díaz, “Azucar Mami (Son)”

    from Perlas Cubanas: Azucar Mami

    iLatina Music - 1955


  • Time: August 29 - 9:33:00 am
  • The Most from Beny Moré

    Benny Moré, “Que Bueno Baila Usted”

    from The Most from Beny Moré

    RCA Records Label - 1958


  • Time: August 29 - 9:36:45 am
  • Tito Gómez Con la Orquesta Riverside

    Tito Gomez, “Yayabo”

    from Tito Gómez Con la Orquesta Riverside

    Fonocaribe - 1961


  • Time: August 29 - 9:39:37 am
  • Orquesta Akokan, “Mi Conga Es De Akokan”

    from Mi Conga Es De Akokan - Single

    Daptone - 2021


  • Time: August 29 - 9:47:21 am
  • Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna, “El Profesionalismo Es Importante”

    from Paz En La Tierra

    Bongo Joe - 2021


  • Time: August 29 - 9:53:55 am
  • Son Rompe Pera, “El Palo Poste”

    from Bootleg Cumbia Vol. 1: The Live On KEXP Session

    self-released - 2021


  • Time: August 29 - 9:58:46 am
  • Gran Pecador

    Chico Trujillo, “Gran Pecador”

    from Gran Pecador

    Barbes Records - 2013


  • Time: August 29 - 10:06:40 am
  • A Espetacular Charanga Do Franca, “Nao Para (Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough)”

    from Nao Para (Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough) / Vem Desacatar - Single

    Mais Um - 2021


  • Time: August 29 - 10:10:18 am
  • Bloco De Sargento Pimienta & Pedro Tie, “Don't Let Me Down”

    from Don't Let Me Down - Single

    Sony Brasil - 2019


  • Time: August 29 - 10:13:15 am
  • Monobloco ao Vivo

    Monobloco, “Taj Mahal / Fio Maravilha / País Tropical (Ao Vivo)”

    from Monobloco ao Vivo

    Monobloco - 2006


  • Time: August 29 - 10:20:02 am
  • A Espetacular Charanga Do Franca, “Vem Desacatar (feat Lucas Santtana)”

    from Nao Para (Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough) / Vem Desacatar - Single

    Mais Um - 2021


  • Time: August 29 - 10:27:11 am
  • Roi du Ziglibithy

    Ernesto Djédjé, “Ziboté”

    from Roi du Ziglibithy

    Badmos International - 1977

    Cote D'Ivoire

  • Time: August 29 - 10:32:40 am
  • Orchestre Anassoua-Jazz De Parakou-Nord Dahomey, “Bakassine Gabou”

    from Bakassine Gabou - Single

    Acid Jazz - 1975


  • Time: August 29 - 10:37:00 am
  • Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band, “Keleya”

    from Sira Ba Kele

    Sublime Frequencies - 2018

    Burkina Faso

  • Time: August 29 - 10:49:40 am
  • Afrique Victime

    Mdou Moctar, “Afrique Victime”

    from Afrique Victime

    Matador - 2021


  • Time: August 29 - 10:56:00 am
  • Agadez

    Bombino, “Iyat Idounia Ayasahen (Another Life)”

    from Agadez

    Cumbancha - 2011


    Global A Go-Go    August 29th, 2021

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