Guest DJ Tom Schnabel recommends two new releases for us Tuesday. First, there’s the new album by Chinese singer Sa Dingding. Then, we play a track from Korean vocalist Youn Sun Nah.
Music heard on today’s program include tunes by Gypsophilia, AfroCubism, Samba Touré and Debashish Bhattacharya.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 14, 2013 by the following artists: Syriana, AfroCubism, Elastic Bond and “Song for My Father” by Skatalites.
Contractors do much of our government’s national security and surveillance work. The man who leaked documents revealing the government’s surveillance of phone and Internet communications was a contractor with access to sensitive information.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 7, 2013 by the following artists: Kaleidoscope Jukebox,Tareq Abboushi & Shusmo,Moriba Koita,SLV and the Chilean band Astro.
Bedük is a musician who doesn’t see himself as a political person. But perhaps he anticipated something was in the air because he wrote the song, It’s a Riot, months before the current protests in Turkey.
Russian scientists have discovered a woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island. It was preserved in ice below the Siberian permafrost for thousands of years. The find has fueled speculation that it may be possible to clone the Ice Age animal.
In addition to working in The World’s newsroom in Boston, producer April Peavey has become a backyard beekeeper at her home in New Hampshire. Her package of bees included Russian and Italian bees. And their new home is in a Kenya-style top bar hive.
Music played on The World between our reports for May 27, 2013 by the following artists: Baba Marimba, CSC Funk Band, Elio Villafranca and Arturo Stable, Debashish Bhattacharya and Friends and The Skatalites.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for May 20, 2013 include: Kaleidoscope Jukebox, Toubab Krewe and songs by two Brazilian artists Tim Maia and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
A high profile case of child rape and human trafficking of teenage girls in the UK has led to the conviction of Pakistani and North African origin. The men are expected to be sentenced next month. Talat Ahmed is Chair of the Social and Family affairs committee for the Muslim Council of Britain.
Tunes heard throughout today’s program include: Debashish Bhattacharya, Sinkane and Skatalites.
Tunes heard throughout today’s program include: Tareq Abboushi & Shusmo, CSC Funk Band, Mop Mop and an exclusive track of Vieux Farka Toure recorded in our studios.
During the Victorian era, one flower captured the British imagination like no other – the Amazon Water Lily. Author Tatiana Holway explores the water lily’s rich history and how it became a symbol of the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s reign in the book “The Flower of Empire.”
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for April 25, 2013. Artists featured are: Samuel Yirga, Freshly Ground, Super Hi-Fi and Thomas Mapfumo.