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Radio M: Frisian fado, Cambodian rock, classic Puerto Rican bomba, Lollywood and more.

Who out there is familiar with the Frisian language? Honestly I'd never heard of it until I received the latest album from Dutch artist Nynke Laverman. The language comes from Frisia which is located in the northern part of the Netherlands.

The language is a cross between Dutch and English. Nynke has always had a love affair with Latin and  Mediterranean music and so her sound leans heavily on flamenco and the Portuguese music fado, but it also has the feel of the vast landscape and big sky that is her home country. This week we hear a track from Nynke's new album Alter.

 Also some new sounds by Chicago trumpeter Rob Mazurek.

And once again we dip into the wacky wonderful sounds of Tamil composer Ilaiyaraaja. Of course, what would a night of Radio M be without-you guessed it- Colombian cumbia.

Let's Dance!


Radio M Playlist 05-10


1. Eek-a-Mouse- Dyer Maker- The Peace Posse

2. TBF(The Beat Fleet)-Fantasticna- Perpetuum Fritule

3. Skip & Die- Thina Sobanini- Riots in Jungle

4, Plearn Promdan- Ruk Kun Samong- Thai? Dai!: The Heavier Side of Luk Thung Underground

5. Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band of Aba- Alabeke- Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 70-76

6. Sao Paulo Underground- Evetch- Beja Flors Velho E Sojo

7. DJ Tudo- Sou Massape- Nos Quintas do Mundo(My Community is Humanity)



1. Nynke Laverman- Duns Fan de Siedden(Dance of the Seeds)- Alter

2. David Byrne & Brian Eno- New Feet- My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

3. A Certain Ratio- Skipscada- Early

4. Marjan- De Ta Cheshmoon- Khana Khana: Funk, Psychedelia & Pop from the Iranian Pre-revolution Generation

5. Alikbar Gignor- Gotofou- La Paix

6. Baris Manco- Mozart- Turkish Freakout 2



1. Dina Mariana- Mari Beroyang- Indonesia Pop Nostalgia

2. Iliaiyaraaja- Kadal Mele- Ilectro

3. Zesp- Agent 008- Eastern Block Funk Experience

4. The Afro Soultet- Afrodesia- Afrodesia

5. Puerto Rico y Su Combo- La Cumbia del Pescador- Cartegena!

6. Roger Knox & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts- Brisbane Blacks- Stranger in My Land

7. Y La Bamba- Oh February -Oh February

8. Goran Bregovic- Cocktail Molotov- Tales & Songs from Weddings & Funerals



1. Alejandro Duran- Cumbia Costena- Diablos del Ritmos: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-85

2. Oumou Sangare- Wele Wele- Seya

3. The Soul Jazz Orchestra- Conquering Lion- Solidarity

4. The Esso Trinidad Steel Band- I Want You Back- Van Dyke Parks Presents the Esso Trinidad Steel Band

5. Culture - I'm Alone in the Wilderness - Two Sevens Clash

6. Klaus Doldinger- Sitar Beat- the Mood Mosiac: The Hascisch Party!!

7. Shin Jung Hyun & The Men- Track #2- Shin Jung Hyun & The Men


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