Episode 26: Holiday Spirit

12:00pm, 12-22-2019
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This is my annual happy holiday mix.  In honor of the occasion of Christmas I am offering today’s episode of international music for the holiday… music from Africa, Brazil, and Latin America to ring in some yuletide spirit. The disclaimer today is that none of the songs in this episode are actually on the topic of Christmas… so when I tell you this is Christmas music, please take that with a grain of salt. I am looking for songs that express the universal human emotions we associate with the Christmas holiday. If you had to sort the entire catalog of our popular Christmas music into 6 groups based on how they made you feel, what would be your 6 categories? I thought about the human emotions behind the Christmas carol canon and I came up with 6 feelings I will represent on today’s show: jolly, cozy, and sentimental in the first hour; peaceful, reverent, and festive in hour two. Today I am going through my collection looking for music that gives me these kinds of feelings.

  • 12:02pm Malea (instrumental) by Francis Bebey on Super Bebey (Ozileka Records)
  • 12:04pm Pregoes do Recife by Gilvan Chaves on Vol. 2 (Rozenblit)
  • 12:07pm Boi-Bumba by Jose Tobias on Musica Popular do Norte Vol. 1 (Discos Marcus Pereira)
  • 12:08pm No Ceara Nao Tem Disso Nao by Luiz Gonzaga on Os Grandes Momentos de Luiz Gonzaga (Som Livre)
  • 12:11pm Eh Luanda by Guerra Peixe & Orquestra RGE on Seducao do Norte (Discos RGE)
  • 12:14pm Conga a Cecilia Valdes by Grupo Afro-Cubano de Alberto Zayas on Congas y Comparsas del Carnaval Habanero (Panart)
  • 12:17pm Carimbozao by Pio Lobato on Pio Lobato (Discos Ao Leo)
  • 12:21pm Les Poemes Egares by Francis Bebey on Concert Pour un Vieux Masque (Philips)
  • 12:23pm Itabaiana by Catia de Franca on 20 Palavras Ao Redor Do Sol (Epic)
  • 12:28pm Ogun by Os Orixas on Os Orixas (Som Livre)
  • 12:30pm Zazueira by Balanco Trio on Bossa Jazz (Soul Jazz Records)
  • 12:33pm Logun Ede by Os Orixas on Os Orixas (Som Livre)
  • 12:35pm Relela by Damily on Valimbilo (Bongo Joe)
  • 12:40pm Africa Where by Francis Bebey on Guitare d'une Autre Rime (EMI Pathe)
  • 12:42pm Em Familia by Os Borges on Blue Brazil Vol 3 (Blue Note)
  • 12:47pm Cancao da America (Unencounter) by 14 Bis on Clube da Esquina (Som Especial) (EMI)
  • 12:51pm Anna Maria de Saa by Francis Bebey on Concert Pour un Vieux Masque (Philips)
  • 12:53pm The Wedding by Abdullah Ibrahim on African Marketplace (Elektra)
  • 12:55pm Kippie by Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band on Jazz The African Sound (Jazzman)
  • 1:02pm Wild Man in the City by Manu Dibango on Manu Dibango (Festival)
  • 1:04pm Jesus Sertanejo by Quinteto Violao on Missa do Vaqueiro (Philips)
  • 1:08pm Na Sombra de Uma Arvore by Hyldon on Na Rua, Na Chuva, Na Fazenda (Polydor)
  • 1:12pm Nascente by Milton Nascimento on Clube da Esquina 2 (EMI)
  • 1:16pm El Amor de Mi Bohio by Guillermo Portabales on El Carretero (World Circuit Records)
  • 1:19pm Tema de Jorane by Pio Lobato on Pio Lobato (Discos Ao Leo)
  • 1:22pm Aflorou by Bloco Pena de Pavão de Krishna on Deita no Cimento - Músicas do Carnaval de rua de Belo Horizonte 2009-14 (Vinyl Land)
  • 1:24pm 5,30 Schoelcher by Marku on Marku (Underground)
  • 1:28pm Zenzile by Jon Lucien on Rashida (RCA)
  • 1:31pm N'Biri N'Biri by Marku on Marku (Underground)
  • 1:35pm Manuel O Audaz by Toninho Horta on Clube da Esquina (Som Especial) (EMI)
  • 1:38pm Oracion Lucumi by Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez on Cachaito (World Circuit)
  • 1:41pm Soul Chant by Jon Lucien on Mind's Eye (RCA)
  • 1:43pm Saduva by Miriam Makeba on Mama Africa, Phata Phata... and More of her Early Classics (Bad Joker)
  • 1:45pm Evo by Dom Salvador e Abolicao on Som, Sangue e Raca (Mad About Records)
  • 1:48pm Equatorial by Lo Borges on Clube da Esquina (Som Especial) (EMI)
  • 1:54pm Entao Brilha by Bloco Entao Brilha on Deita no Cimento - Músicas do Carnaval de rua de Belo Horizonte 2009-14 (Vinyl Land)
  • 1:57pm Apocalipse do Amor by Dead Lover's Twisted Heart on Deita no Cimento - Músicas do Carnaval de rua de Belo Horizonte 2009-14 (Vinyl Land)
2:09pm, 12-23-2019
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