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Radio M: The strange somewhat disco sounds of Lebanese composer Ihsan Al- Munzer

This week on Radio M a taste of music from a rather obscure Lebanese composer who can best be described as the Esquivel of the Middle East. Esquivel was a Mexican composer known as the King of Space Age Pop, who combined Latin music with jazz and lounge sounds to create a quirky, fun and often danceable sound. Ihsan Al- Munzer falls into that category but instead of Latin flavors turns inward to his part of the world. One of his late 1970's tunes-a disco belly dance romp- was recently reissued.

Ihsan Al- Munzer's music plus new sounds from Brazil and Rwanda, afrobeat from Antibalas as well as Lollywood music from Pakistan and classic Hugh Masekela . That and more on the best global music show in Chicago.

 

Playlist

9PM

Culture- See Them a Come- Two Sevens Clash

Ihsan Al Munzer- Shish Kebab- Disco Belly Dance

If anyone out there can translate this piece on Ihsan contact Radio M

Alif- Yall Tnam(Lullaby)- Aynama Rtama

Cambodian Space Project- If You Go I Go Too- Cambodian Space Project EP

Nahid Akhtar - Dilbar Dilbara- The Sound of Wonder: The First Wave of Plugged in Pop at the Pakistani Picture House

 

9:30PM

Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra- Nao Vacila(feat. Curumin)- World of Funk

Hugh Masekela- Society's Child- Hugh Masekela's Latest

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba- Musow Fanga- Ba Power

Ihsan Al Munzer- el Helwa Di- Belly Dance with Ihsan Al Munzer

Tsvia Abarbanel- Yahalel Hawa- Yahahel Hawa

Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri- Guajira en Azul- El Sonido Nuevo

A Hawk & A Hacksaw- Waltz for Tuba & Strings- The Way the Wind Blows

 

10PM

Buika- Volver Volver- Raices

The Good Ones- Ibihemu(Ungrateful)- Rwanda is My Home

Glen Campbell- Less of Me- Arkansas

Amadou Ballake- Super Bar Konon Mousso- Bar Konon Mousso Bar

Ihsan Al Munzer- Jamileh- Jamileh

Bixiga 70- 100% 13- III

 

10:30PM

The Speakers- No Como Antes- En El Maravilloso de Ingeson

Sun City Girls- Kal El Lazi kad Ham- Eye Mohini: Sun City Girls Singles Vol.3

Antibalas- Hilo- Security

Black Uhuru- Spongi Reggae- Red

Francesca Blanchard- Pas D'Sa Faute- Deux Visions

Ihsan Al Munzer- Rasputine- Belly Dance with Ihsan Al Munzer

 

 

 

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