Global A Go-Go presents:

Ellie Mannette (pictured above), the father of the modern steel drum, died last week at age 90. More than anyone else in the world, Mannette made the steel pan, the national instrument of his native Trinidad & Tobago, into a serious musical instrument.

He was the first to fabricate a drum out of Trinidad’s ubiquitous 55-gallon oil barrels, he was the first to make the drum surface concave, and he built the first pan with all the notes in the chromatic scale so it could play any melody in any key.

Mannette spent most of his career in the USA: he helped develop the US Navy Steel Band in the 1960s, he began teaching steel pan tuning at West Virginia University in 1991, and his foundry in Morgantown produces most of America’s steel drums.

In honor of Ellie Mannette, this week on Global A Go-Go you’ll hear a few of my steel pan favorite, and some calypsonians singing in praise of the pan. Also this week: Turkish pop, folk and rock; Cuba from tumbao to timba; and some Balkan beats to get you moving.

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/99142

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Playlist:

    Time: September 5 - 11:00:00 am
  • Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin' Thru - 1997

    USA

  • Time: September 5 - 11:00:00 am
  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global A Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    Hellcat - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: September 5 - 11:06:00 am
  • Yeni Nostalji, “Hem Bal Hem Aci”

    from Yeni Nostalji

    Ropeadope - 2018

    RVA USA

  • Time: September 5 - 11:11:17 am
  • Cem Karaka Ve Kardaslar, “Kara Sevda”

    from Cem Karaka / Kardaslar

    Turkofon - 1973

    Turkey

  • Time: September 5 - 11:15:36 am
  • Baris Manco, “Kirpiklerin Ok Ok Eyle”

    from Dunden Bugune …

    Sayan - 1971

    Turkey

  • Time: September 5 - 11:19:54 am
  • Ersen ve Dadaşlar, “Derman Bulunmaz”

    from Dunden Bugune

    Sahinler - 1977

    Turkey

  • Time: September 5 - 11:23:19 am
  • Alpay, “Seni Dileniyorum”

    from Yekte

    Pharaway Sounds - 1973

    Turkey

  • Time: September 5 - 11:34:00 am
  • Orlando 'Cachaito' Lopez, “Tumbao No. 5 (Para Charlie Mingus)”

    from Cachaito

    World Circuit - 2001

    Cuba

  • Time: September 5 - 11:41:00 am
  • Afro-Cuban All Stars, “Elube Chango”

    from A Toda Cuba Le Gusta

    World Circuit - 1997

    Cuba

  • Time: September 5 - 11:45:30 am
  • Soneros All Stars, “Exploto La Rumba”

    from Dime Nague!

    Soneros - 2004

    Cuba-Sweden

  • Time: September 5 - 11:50:13 am
  • Pupy Y Los Que Son, Son, “Nadie Puede Contra Esto”

    from Tranquilo Que Yo Controlo

    Egrem - 2008

    Cuba

  • Time: September 5 - 12:06:00 pm
  • Diamond Steel Orchestra, “Guantanamera”

    from Caribbean Steel Drum Vibrations

    Bellaphon - 1995

    St. Lucia

  • Time: September 5 - 12:10:47 pm
  • 20th Century Steel Band, “Shaft”

    from Warm Heart Cold Steel

    United Artists - 1979

    Trinidad & Tobago

  • Time: September 5 - 12:14:03 pm
  • Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “P.I.M.P.”

    from 55

    Big Crown - 2016

    Germany

  • Time: September 5 - 12:17:19 pm
  • Andy Narell & Relator, “Steel Band Music”

    from University Of Calypso

    Heads Up - 2009

    USA-Trinidad & Tobago

  • Time: September 5 - 12:21:31 pm
  • Lord Kitchener, “Tribute To Spree Simon”

    from Carnival Fever

    Trinidad - 1975

    Trinidad & Tobago

  • Time: September 5 - 12:25:35 pm
  • Shadow, “Bass Man”

    from Bass Man: 1974 Calypso Road March King

    Straker's - 1974

    Trinidad & Tobago

  • Time: September 5 - 12:36:00 pm
  • Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, “Devil In The Business Class”

    from Unza Unza Time

    Barclay - 2000

    Serbia

  • Time: September 5 - 12:39:45 pm
  • Magnifico, “Ubicu Te”

    from Grande Finale

    Turbolenza - 2008

    Slovenia

  • Time: September 5 - 12:43:29 pm
  • Black Masala, “Trains And Moonlight Destinies”

    from Trains And Moonlight Destinies

    self-released - 2018

    DC USA

  • Time: September 5 - 12:49:00 pm
  • Lemon Bucket Orkestra, “Goodbye”

    from If I Had The Strength

    Six Degrees - 2018

    Canada

  • Time: September 5 - 12:55:00 pm
  • RotFront, “Everyone Speaks Russian”

    from 17 Deutsche Tanze

    GMO - 2014

    Germany-Ukraine-Hungary

  • Time: September 5 - 12:58:13 pm
  • Shtetl Superstars, “Schengen Visa Wedding”

    from A Day In The Life

    Skycap - 2013

    England UK-Germany-Italy-Ukraine-Israel

96 September 5th, 2018

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