Global A Go-Go presents:

I’m the grandson of immigrants from one of the sh*thole countries of the early 20th century: Italy. For my grandparents, the 4th of July was the best holiday of the year. That was the day they celebrated the nation that took them in, let them make something of themselves, and gave their children and grandchildren the opportunities their homeland couldn’t provide.

It seems like a lot of Americans have lost touch with their immigrant roots, or maybe they’re just in denial. As a public service to the many Americans who’ve forgotten that their families too were immigrants, this special 4th of July edition of Global A Go-Go (Sunday July 7, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site) will feature two hours of great American music made by people who chose to come to this country. These are the people, like my grandparents, who have made America great always. Today’s the right day to celebrate them, and us.

This edition of Global A Go-Go was originally broadcast on WRIR on July 4, 2018.

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Playlist:

    Time: July 7 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: July 7 - 9:00:00 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: July 7 - 9:06:00 am
  • Routes

    Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, “Baayi Leen”

    from Routes

    Twelve Eight Records - 2018

    Senegal-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 9:10:20 am
  • Lala Belu

    Hailu Mergia, “Addis Nat”

    from Lala Belu

    Awesome Tapes From Africa - 2018

    Ethiopia-USA-Australia-Germany

  • Time: July 7 - 9:14:54 am
  • Remain in Light

    Angélique Kidjo, “Seen and Not Seen”

    from Remain in Light

    Kravenworks - 2018

    Benin-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 9:17:58 am
  • Calabash Afrobeat-Poems By Ikwunga Vol.1

    Ikwunga, “Di Bombs”

    from Calabash Afrobeat-Poems By Ikwunga Vol.1

    Rebisi Hut Records - 2004

    Nigeria-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 9:32:00 am
  • Aaron Lebedeff & Alexander Olshanetsky's Orchestra, “What Can You Mach? S'is America”

    from Kosher Nostra: Jewish Gangsters Greatest Hits

    Essay - 1929

    Belarus-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 9:35:19 am
  • Karikatura, “Brighton Beach”

    from Live on WRIR 2014-07-11

    2014

    Ukraine-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 9:39:58 am
  • Zgomot

    Zgomot, “Vremyshi”

    from Zgomot

    677513 Records DK - 2017

    Moldova-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 9:43:15 am
  • We Came To Take Your Jobs Away

    Kultur Shock, “God Is Busy, May I Help You?”

    from We Came To Take Your Jobs Away

    Koolarrow Records - 2006

    Bosnia & Herzegovina-Bulgaria-Indonesia-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 9:46:36 am
  • Gogol Bordello, “Immigraniada (We Comin' Rougher)”

    from Trans-Continental Hustle

    American Recordings Catalog P&D - 2010

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

  • Time: July 7 - 9:50:22 am
  • Citizen Boris

    Golem, “Citizen Boris”

    from Citizen Boris

    JDub Records - 2009

    USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:04:00 am
  • Sandcastle

    Forro In the Dark, “A Word from the Lawyer”

    from Sandcastle

    Nacional Records - 2017

    Brazil-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:06:51 am
  • Banda Magda, “Vem Morena”

    from Live on WRIR 2016-09-21

    2016

    Greece-Argentina-Japan-Colombia-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:10:00 am
  • Por Ahí

    Rana Santacruz, “Por Ahí”

    from Por Ahí

    Chicavasco Music - 2015

    Mexico-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:15:14 am
  • M.D. & The Healers, “Backyard”

    from Welcome To Babylon

    Rebel Sound - 2017

    Russia-Ukraine-Lithuania-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:20:14 am
  • Mystic Bowie, “Pulled Up”

    from Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads

    MTMB Entertainment - 2018

    Jamaica-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:24:34 am
  • So Calypso !

    Calypso Rose, “Israel by Bus”

    from So Calypso !

    Maturity Music Limited - 2018

    Trinidad & Tobago-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:36:00 am
  • Isabela

    Ricardo Lemvo, “Habari Yako”

    from Isabela

    Mopiato Music - 2007

    RD Congo-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:40:41 am
  • Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco, “Quimbara”

    from Celia & Johnny

    Fania - 1974

    Cuba-Dominican Republic-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:46:00 am
  • Respect …

    Tabou Combo De Petion-Ville, “Respect”

    from Respect …

    Mini Records - 2010

    Haiti-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 10:55:00 am
  • Yerba Buena, “Bilingual Girl (Featuring Joe Bataan)”

    from Island Life

    Razor & Tie - 2005

    Venezuela-Cuba-USA

  • Time: July 7 - 11:00:00 am
  • Candelita (José Iglesias), “OMG”

    from OMG - Single

    Candelita Music - 2024

    Global A Go-Go    July 7th, 2024

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