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Matters relating to Rob Walsh’s Blowin’, broadcast at 8pm on Sundays

The Blowin Weekly Extra – Righteous morning

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 8 May 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com
BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

Ford

Ford

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Another track from Sufis At The Cinema - this week’s it’s Lata Mangeshkar & Shamsahd Begum, with Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat Azmakar. Our friendly Bollywood expert Irna Qureshi - http://bollywoodinbritain.wordpress.com – says:

“This is an ace qawali from Mughal e Azam – www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC7LyI1GVYw – and the first time I’ve watched this song clip in colour actually. Not sure I like it better than the b&w that I’m used to seeing. When this film was made in 1960, it featured the top actors of the day and was the most expensive film ever made at that time. It was all made in b&w apart from a mujra dance performance which was in full technicolor.

I love the qawali above because it’s performed by women. They’re actually having a poetry competition. The prince has asked two teams to debate the sacrifices that love is worthy of, so the women are doing this to music. I love the way they hand back to each other with their hand gestures. And the uniformed chorus girls. Lovely.”

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – 6852

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 1 May 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com
BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

They're out...

They're out...

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Blowin
1 May 2011

Miles Davis – Freddie Freeloader – Kind Of Blue CD – CBS
Rolling Stones – Monkey Man – Let It Bleed CD – Decca
Massive Attack w. Tracey Thorn – Protection (Mad Professor Radiation For The Nation mix) – Wild Bunch CD EP
Issa Juma & Super Wanyika Stars – Barva (The Letter) – World Defeats The Grandfathers CD – Sterns
Windel Haye & Sound Dimension – Flood Victim & Captain Morgan – Studio One 12″ www.sternsmusic.com
Miles Davis – It’s About That Time – Live At Tanglewood 18 Aug 1970 download
Van Morrison – Who Drove The Red Sports Car – Bang Masters CD – Epic
Gregory Isaacs – My Only Lover – Once Ago CD – Virgin Frontline
Bonnie Prince Billy – When Thy Song – Peel Session April 2001
Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits – Carboot Soul CD – Warp

More at www.rob-walsh.co.uk

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Keep Blowin
Rob
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The blowin Weekly Extra – 6852

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 24 April 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

Wycoller

Near Wycoller

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for Steve

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We were talking about what we did on the last royal parasite wedding day, in 1981. I vaguely remembered the pubs being open all day, an extraordinary event then. We trotted round Manningham via a series of pints in pubs that no longer exist or have become sari shops or halal butchers. Elsewhere, Jon was twitting around on his mate’s motorbike and Chris was in Sudan blissfully unaware.

Ben had a different tale:

“The Wednesday of 29 July 1981 is etched on my memory because it was the night my brother and sister were arrested for civil disobedience during the notorious South African Springbok Rugby Tour of New Zealand.

A group of students, including my brother and sister, broke into the New Zealand Rugby Football Union’s Wellington HQ and tossed the upcoming Wellington Test tickets out the window before barricading themselves in. They were then arrested.

Meanwhile on the streets of the capital riot police were unleashed on non-violent protestors attempting to march on Parliament, which was debating the already divisive SA tour. After pushing the police lines back the ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ riot squads were set on the unarmed and peaceful demonstrators. They proceeded to indiscriminately smash the front few rows of the march in the head with their new PR24 US batons*.

Men, women, children were beaten. Blood on the street. Nice. I was on the edge of the demo that night, but it was too heavy for me so I went home for my tea. I was 16 years old.

Oh yes, the wedding was on TV, at about 11pm NZ time, but after I took the call from the Central Police Station saying my siblings had been arrested we weren’t paying much attention. To this day I’m afraid I so dislike the Afrikaans/Boers. It’s an irrational racist part of me.

After 29 July “the Tour” (as it was known) got really nasty. Attempts to disrupt the games were met with a solid line of police brutality and barbed wire. We used to spend our Saturdays playing cat and mouse with the police, practicing mass disobedience by blocking motorways and roads in advance of the 2nd Test.

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Space

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 17 April 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

Staring into space

Staring into space

Tuneyards – aka Merrill Garbus - has a new album, Whokill, being streamed at

www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/apr/11/tune-yards-whokill-album-stream

and www.npr.org/2011/04/10/135175577/first-listen-tune-yards-w-h-o-k-i-l-l

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Tariq Ali visits Leeds

Tariq Ali: Eight Meditations on War and Peace Thu 21 April 7.30pm £12.50 Howard Assembly Room

“One of the country’s most vocal cultural analysts and author, Tariq Ali comes to Leeds to speak about the impacts of war on literature and music. Followed by a live performance of composer Oliver Messiaen’s masterwork,Quartet for the End of Time, written for fellow inmates in a German prisoner of war camp in 1941, played by members of the Orchestra of Opera North.”

www.operanorth.co.uk/events/talk-tariq-ali-eight-meditations-on-war-peace

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Free bandstand concerts in Roberts Park, Saltaire, start on 22 May

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2-4.15pm, free, donations welcome.

http://www.saltairevillage.info/forum/view_topic.php?id=714&forum_id=17

Including 29 May, Tim Moon/Marcus Green.

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – What does it all mean?

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 10 April 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

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Eric Dolphy blowin, beard and soul, 1961 in Berlin

=====TV On the Radio – Nine Types of Light: album stream

www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/apr/05/tv-radio-nine-types-light

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Update from Muzikifan www.muzikifan.com/

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – The correct use of soap

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 3 April 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

A fence post, recently

A fence post, recently

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Here again is that short film that I linked last week.

The tune is credited to Baloji and features Royce Mbumba – it’s called Le Jour D’Apres / Siku Ya Baadaye aka Independence Cha Cha.

Baloji isthe tall one and Royce Mbumba the one with the golden voice – more info on Royce please!

Independence cha cha!

http://matsuli.blogspot.com/2011/03/baloji-cha-cha-cha.html

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Big Eyed Beans

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 20 March 2011
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Roofless

Roofless

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The Higgins Jazz Quintet, aka The hUigin Quintet

Wednesday 23 March Kings Arms, Heaton, Bradford, 8.30 onwards

http://huiginquintet.co.uk/band.html

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Afropop is a long-running US-based website and radio programme – see http://www.afropop.org

Now it has it’s own blog – http://blog.afropop.org – and monthly mixtape – http://blog.afropop.org/2011/03/free-afropop-worldwide-march-mix-for.html

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Spoek loses control

http://matsuli.blogspot.com/2011/03/spoek-loses-control.html

thanks to Matt

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Clear Spot

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 13 March 2011
Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com
BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk
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Gorple

Gorple

Rhythm Master On The Wire

Steve Barker’s long running On The Wire on BBC Lancashire plays a tribute to the Godson, dubmaster Glenmore Brown – Part One”
http://otwradio.blogspot.com/

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Want to know your actual broadband speed?

BBC Speedtest www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/diagnostics?utm

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Circumstances

Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 6 March 2011

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Friday

Friday

More Lee Perry rarities

The Return of Sound System Scratch, released April 2011
www.pressure.co.uk/news/2011-03-01/return-of-sound-system-scratch-released-april-2011/

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Carry On Colonel
“They love me, they die to protect me.”
The Libyan people, by Gadaffi
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12604760

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