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Radio M: David Bowie takes us on a flight, Spanish funk and new music from Syria's Omar Suleyman

Since 1994, Omar Souleyman has been performing a high energy brand of music known as dabke. The keyboiard driven sounds were brought to American ears courtesy of the Sublime Frequencies label.

His new albun Wenu Wenu is a propoer studio release (as opposed to the compliations that culled from his cassette recordings). We hear a track tongiht on Radio M.

Also, a classic Bowie cut from his Lodger album, bachata music from the Dominican Republic and Palestian inspired uindie rock from Milwaukee.



  1. David Bowie- African Night Flight- Lodger
  2. Black Motion- Mtshongolo- Mtshongolo
  3. Coati Mundi- Voyage Libertad to the Boat Dance- Dancing for the Cabana Code in the Land of Boo Hoo
  4. Omar Souleyman- Mawal Jamar- Wenu
  5. Ilayaraja- Thanimayil- Solla Solla Vol. 1
  6. The Kingstonians- Love is the Greatest Science- Caltone’s Jamaican’s 45’s 1966-69


  1. Marines e sua Gente- A Volta Do Baiao- Meu Benzim
  2. Moussu T e lei Jovents – Lo Dintre- Empeche Nous!
  3. Los Fulanos- The End of the World- Si Esto Se Acaba Que Siga el Boogaloo
  4. Steve Winwood- Why Can’t We Live Together- About Time
  5. Kamel el Harrachi- Ya Rayah- Ghana Fenou


  1. The Dur Dur Band- Hayeelin- Dur Dur Band Vol.5
  2. Fair Nick Stars- Arrete Mal Parle- Sofrito : Tropical Discotheque
  3. Painted Caves- Painted Caves- Painted Caves
  4. Federico Aubele- This Song- 5
  5. Luis Segura- Mi Muchachita- Bachata Roja: Amor y Amargue
  6. Norbert Yakari- Kioo Cha Nyumba- The World is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo 1954-55


  1. Dunkelbunt- Smile on Your Face- Morgenlandfarht
  2. Imperial Tiger Orchestra- Anchi Bale Game- Mercato Cat
  3. Los Speakers- Si La Guerra es Buen Negocio Invierte a Tus Hijos- En El Maravilloso Mundo de Ingenson
  4. Hoquets- 3 Regions 3 Communautes- Belgotronics
  5. Los Issufu & His Moslems- Kana Soro- Afro Beat Airways 2: Return Flight to Ghana 1974-83
  6. Nooshafarin- Gole Aftabgardoon-Sedayeh Del: Funk, psychedelia and pop from the Iranian pre-revolution generation


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