WBEZ | global music http://www.wbez.org/tags/global-music Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview 2.15.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-02-15 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2012-february/2012-02-15/ap100727133090.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Built decades ago, many of our nuclear weapons systems must be upgraded or replaced.&nbsp; Is it worth spending hundreds of billions of dollars, however, to maintain American nuclear might? The Cold War is long over and lawmakers are looking for budget cuts, yet nuclear threats from the likes of North Korea and Iran seem to only grow.&nbsp; Experts <a href="http://cns.miis.edu/staff/lewis_jeffrey.htm" target="_blank">Jeffrey Lewis</a>, founder of <a href="http://www.armscontrolwonk.com" target="_blank">armscontrolwonk.com</a>, and <a href="http://www.cna.org/elbridge-colby-research-analyst" target="_blank">Elbridge Colby</a>, a research analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, discuss the future of the American nuclear arsenal and take listeners' calls. To join the conversation, call <strong>312-923-9239</strong>. And on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, contributor Catalina Maria Johnson and Jerome listen to music by artists who are hoping to change the world.</p></p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-02-15 Global Notes: Gal Costa's latest album, 'Recanto' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-08/global-notes-gal-costas-latest-album-recanto-96201 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-08/globalnotes1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On this week's <em><a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">Global Notes</a></em>, Jerome and Tony Sarabia listen to cuts from Brazilian artist Gal Costa's latest labum, <em>Recanto</em>. A veteran of Brazil's Tropicalismo music scene, Costa records songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English. She's known for blending smooth Brazilian sounds with heavy rock, pop and global influences.</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments with </em>Eight Forty-Eight<em> and </em>Radio M<em> host Tony Sarabia, check out <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">our series page</a>. Or, download <a href="http://www.wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">our podcast</a> so you don’t miss a beat.</em></p></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 16:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-08/global-notes-gal-costas-latest-album-recanto-96201 Global Notes: Local Macedonian ‘show and tells’ the zurla http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-18/global-notes-local-macedonian-%E2%80%98show-and-tells%E2%80%99-zurla-95618 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-18/globalnotes1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On today's <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, we encounter the zurla, a wooden horn with a big sound. Local musician <a href="http://www.blagojclarinet.com" target="_blank">Blagoj Lamnjov</a> plays some folk songs on this one-of-a-kind Balkan wind instrument. Originally from Macedonia, Blagoj is a graduate student of performance at Roosevelt University.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments with </em>Eight Forty-Eight<em> and </em>Radio M<em> host Tony Sarabia, check out <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">our series page</a>. Or, download <a href="http://wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">our podcast</a> so you don’t miss a beat.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Watch this video of Blagoj Lamnjov demonstrating how the zurla works:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/35261913?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="601" frameborder="0" height="338"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-18/global-notes-local-macedonian-%E2%80%98show-and-tells%E2%80%99-zurla-95618 Worldview 1.18.12 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-11812 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2012-january/2012-01-18/japan1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Japan's birth rate is extremely low, so every five years the government conducts a survey on attitudes toward sex and marriage.&nbsp; And the latest statistics suggest that it's unlikely the birth rate will go up. &nbsp; It turns out that lots of Japanese aren’t even having sex. One out of four unmarried Japanese men, and more than a quarter of unmarried Japanese women between 35 and 39, have never had sex. A record 61 percent of men between 18 and 35 have no girlfriend and say they’re even not looking for one. We try to figure out what’s behind this lack of lust with Chie<span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span>Ohlsson, about her experience- she says she ended up marrying an American.&nbsp; And, political scientist Daniel Aldrich tells us how changes in traditional women's roles have impacted relations between men and women in Japan.&nbsp; And on <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, local musician Blagoj Lamnjov stops to show off the <em>zurla</em>, a Macedonian wind instrument akin to the oboe but a whole lot louder.</p></p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-11812 Global Notes: What happens when music and politics mix http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-11/global-notes-what-happens-when-music-and-politics-mix-95459 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-11/silvio1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On today's <em>Global Notes</em>, Jerome and <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>and <em>Radio M </em>host Tony Sarabia listen to what happens when music and politics intersect.</p><p>This collision is familiar all over the world. In Senegal, recording artist Youssou N'Dour recently announced he’s running for president. Silvio Berlusconi, who just stepped down as Italy's Prime Minister, was once a well-known cruise ship singer. And Haitian President Michel Martelly used to go by the stage name of "Sweet Micky;" as a keyboardist, he interspersed political commentary in his live sets.</p><p>Today, <em>Worldview</em> dives into the best and worst in the small but spirited genre of musicians turned politicians.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Watch Berlusconi perform with his regular music collaborator, </strong><strong>Apicella</strong><strong>:</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1uMuV2iKWpw" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments with </em>Eight Forty-Eight<em> and </em>Radio M<em> host Tony Sarabia, check out <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">our series page</a>. Or, download <a href="http://wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">our podcast</a> so you don’t miss a beat.</em></p></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:31:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-11/global-notes-what-happens-when-music-and-politics-mix-95459 Global Notes: British guitarist channels Middle East in ‘Voice of the Seven Woods’ http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-04/global-notes-british-guitarist-channels-middle-east-%E2%80%98voice-seven-woods%E2%80%99- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-04/votst.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The featured album this month is by British guitarist Rick Tomlinson, whose style is informed in equal parts by psychedelic 60s rock and Middle Eastern rhythms. It's called <em>Voice of the Seven Woods</em>.</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments with </em>Radio M<em> host Tony Sarabia, check out <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">our series page</a>. Or, download <a href="http://wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">our podcast</a> so you don't miss a beat.</em></p><p><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:42:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-04/global-notes-british-guitarist-channels-middle-east-%E2%80%98voice-seven-woods%E2%80%99- Global Notes: Tony and Jerome pick their favorite albums of 2011 (sort of) http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-14/global-notes-tony-and-jerome-pick-their-favorite-albums-2011-sort-94894 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-14/Monomono.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As 2012 looms, Jerome and <em>Radio M </em>host Tony Sarabia pick their favorite music from this year. Tony divulges his overall favorites, from a new compilation of Burkina Faso funk from the 1970s to the 2011 release from Brazilian musician Marcelo Frota; Jerome hashes over <em><a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">Global Notes</a></em>’ featured albums of 2011, some of which weren't released in 2011 but nevertheless deserved attention like <em>Chamber Music, </em>a collaborative effort from Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Tony Sarabia</strong><strong>’s global picks from 2011 (in no particular order)</strong></p><p><strong>New Releases</strong>:</p><ol><li>A Hawk and a Hacksaw - <em>Cervantine</em></li><li>Addis Acoustic Project - <em>Tewesta: Remembrance</em></li><li>Brazzaville - <em>Jetlag Poetry</em></li><li>Cheik Lo - <em>Jamm</em></li><li>Seun Anikulapo Kuti &amp; Egypt 80 -<em> From Africa with Fury: Rise</em></li><li>Sao Paulo Underground - <em>Tres Cabecas Loucuras</em></li><li>Lykke Li - <em>Wounded Rhymes</em></li><li>Kiran Ahuwalia - <em>Aam Zameen: Common Ground</em></li><li>Da Cruz - <em>Sistema Subversiva</em></li><li>Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra - <em>World of Funk</em></li><li>Marcelo Camelo - <em>Toque Dela</em></li><li>Group Doueh - <em>Zayna Jamma</em></li><li>Bill Frisell &amp; Vinicius Cantuaria - <em>Lagrimas Mexicanas</em></li><li>Sidi Toure -<em> Sahel Folk</em></li><li>&nbsp;Lamajamal - <em>Tsikago</em></li><li>tUnEyArDs - <em>who kill</em></li><li>The Eternals - <em>Approaching the Energy Field</em></li><li>Momo -<em> Serenade to a Sailor</em></li><li>Smod - <em>Smod</em></li><li>Le Trio Joubran - <em>AsFar</em></li><li>Boban Marko Markovic Orkestar - <em>Balkan Brass Battle</em></li><li>Aurelio Martinez - <em>Laru Bey</em></li><li>Baba Zula - <em>Gecekondu</em></li><li>Bombino - <em>Agadez</em></li><li>Tinariwen - <em>Tassili</em></li><li>Tamikrest -<em> Toumastin</em></li><li>Vieux Farka Toure -<em> The Secret</em></li><li>Owiny Sigoma Band - <em>Owiny Sigoma Band</em></li><li>Beirut - <em>Riptide</em></li><li>Federico Aubele - <em>Berlin 13</em></li><li>Afrolicious - <em>A Dub for Mali</em></li></ol><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Tony's picks for re-issues and compilations</strong> <strong>(also in no particular order)</strong></p><ol><li>Ebo Taylor - <em>Life Stories</em></li><li>Monomono - <em>Give the Beggar a Chance</em></li><li>Rob - <em>Funky Rob Way</em></li><li>El Rego - <em>El Rego</em></li><li>El Cacique de Menkoremon y Su Cuarteto Atalaino - <em>La Cumbia Selvatica</em></li><li>Sohail Rana - <em>Khyber Mail</em></li><li>Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey - <em>The 1<sup>st</sup> Album</em></li><li>Ahmad Zahir -<em> Hip 70’s Afghan Beats</em></li><li>King Kennytone &amp; His Western Toppers Band - <em>Dancing Time With King Kennytone</em></li><li>Cyril Diaz &amp; His Orchestra - <em>Voodoo Ep</em></li><li>Googosh -<em> Googosh</em></li><li>Western Jazz Band - <em>Songs of Happiness, Poison and Ululation</em></li><li>Various Artists - <em>Bamara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979</em></li><li>Various Artists - <em>Life is Dance: The Plugged In Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House</em></li><li>Various Artists -<em> Cartagena: Curro Fuentes &amp; The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-1972</em></li><li>Various Artists - <em>Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque</em></li><li>Various Artists -<em> Soul Braza: Brazilian 60’s &amp; 70’s Soul Psych Vol. 1</em></li><li>Various Artists -<em> Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua Chicago</em></li><li>Various Artists - <em>Those Shocking, Shaking Days</em> (a compilation of Indonesian psychedelic music from the 1970s)</li><li>Various Artists<span style="font-style: italic;"> - </span><em>Beautiful Rivers &amp; Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sounds of Shin Joon Hyun 1958</em></li></ol><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jerome's favorite <em>Global Notes' </em>feature albums of 2011</strong></p><p>1. Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal - <em>Chamber Music</em></p><p>2. Marcelo Camelo - <em>Toque Dela</em></p><p>3. Various Artists - <em>Wallahi Le Zein!! Wezin, Jakwar And Guitar Boogie From The Islamic Republic Of Mauritan (Discs 1 &amp; 2)</em></p><p>4. Various Artists - <em>Life Is Dance: Plugged-in Sounds Of Wonder At The Pakistani Picture House</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments, check out <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">our series page</a>. Or, download <a href="http://%20www.wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">our podcast</a> so you don’t miss a beat.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-14/global-notes-tony-and-jerome-pick-their-favorite-albums-2011-sort-94894 Worldview 12.14.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-121411 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2011-december/2011-12-14/iraq1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After an emotionally and economically exhaustive eight-year war, President Obama will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of this month. Laith Saud, an Iraqi-American who teaches Islamic world studies at DePaul University, reveals his thoughts on what Iraq’s future might look like in a region dramatically transformed by the Arab spring. And on <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, Jerome and <em>Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia present their picks for best album of the year.</p></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-121411 Global Notes: In honor of Thanksgiving, some music from Turkey http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-23/global-notes-honor-thanksgiving-some-music-turkey-94251 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-07/Erkin Koray.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This edition of <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a> serves up the kind of Turkey that even vegetarians can enjoy.</p><p>As Americans prepare to feast on foul, Jerome and <em>Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia spin some of their favorite music from Turkey, including the 1970s psychedelics of Erkin Koray and Selda, modern pop, hip hop and Turkish jazz.</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. Soyleyin Tildizlar Sevgilim - Ensemble Huseyin Turkmenler</p><p>2. Traditional saz music</p><p>3. Erikin Koray - Mechul</p><p>4. Nasirli Eller - Selda</p><p>5. Bebek - Sevil &amp; Ayla</p><p>6. Uzunluce Bir - Yasar Tanar</p><p>7. Reggae Turca - Ayhan Sicimoglu</p><p>8. Kelebekler Kuslar - Baba Zula</p><p>9. Melodis Sesler - Selim Sesler</p><p>10. Eartha Kitt sings in Turkish</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The <em>Global Notes</em> team wants your picks for the best international album of 2011. Email them to worldview@wbez.org.</strong> <strong>Also, email <em>Global Notes </em>if you’d like to participate in our "Show and Tell" series.&nbsp; Be sure to include your name, phone number and the instrument you play.</strong></p><p><em>To hear all our Global Notes segments with Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia, check out <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">our series page<strong> </strong></a>or download <a href="http://www.wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">our podcast</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-23/global-notes-honor-thanksgiving-some-music-turkey-94251 Worldview 11.23.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-112311 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2011-november/2011-11-21/elkader.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We'll travel to <span class="piece-description-lead">Elkader</span>, Iowa, a town that's grappled with an identity crisis since September 11, 2001. <span class="piece-description-lead">The reason? Elkader</span> is the only town in the entire United States that's named after an Arab Muslim. After 9/11, some locals sought to change the city's name and forgo this association. We'll meet an openly gay couple who went the opposite route, opening an Algerian-American restaurant on <span class="piece-description-lead">Elkader's Main Street.&nbsp;</span> Also, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we devote this week's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a> to some wild music from Turkey.</p></p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-112311