Sunday, July 08, 2007

Pandora's Box - Episode 5 - Black Power

"A look at how former Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah set Africa ablaze with his vision of a new industrial and scientific age. At the heart of his dream was to be the huge Volta dam, generating enough power to transform West Africa into an advanced utopia. But as his grand experiment took shape, it brought with it dangerous forces Nkrumah couldn't control, and he slowly watched his metropolis of science sink into corruption and debt."

Johnny Winter - Rock n' Roll Hoochie Koo

Michel Petrucciani - Live at the Village Vanguard

Steve Vai - For The Love Of God

Carlos Santana - Transcendance

Pat Metheny & Ulf Wakenius - Angel Eyes

Pat Metheny on Myspace

Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde) - Besame Mucho

Malian kora musician Mamadou Diabate's Ensemble - II

Mamadou Diabate Ensemble:
Baye Kouyate - calabash and talking drum
Noah Jarrett - acoustics bass
Mamadou Diabate - composer, arranger and kora
Balia Kouyate - balafon
Djikorya Mory Kante - guitar
"Malian kora musician, Mamadou Diabate is a member of the Mandinka West African jeli (musician caste) family. His musical lineage goes back seven centuries to the time of Sunjata Keita, the conqueror of the Malian empire."

GRP All-Star Big Band - I Remember Clifford

Personnel: John Patitucci, Dave Weckl, Russell Ferrante, Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Chuck Findley, Byron Stripling, George Bohanon, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangel, Ernie Watts, Bob Mintzer, Tom Scott, Dave Grusin, Gary Burton, Eddie Daniels, Phillip Bent.

Twelve Girls Band (女子十二楽坊) - Concerto 02

Georges Méliès - Les cartes vivantes (1904)

Georges Brassens - Le Petit Chemin

Barbara - Au bois de Saint-Amant

Juliette Gréco - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

"I am Only A Child"

Global Warming - The Signs and the Science

Sonny Boy Williamson - Bye Bye Bird

Keb' Mo' - City Boy

John Lee Hooker - Hobo Blues

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (for my dear friend Dorothy)