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Global A Go-Go

May 19, 2024 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Music

With Bill Lupoletti

Global A Go-Go is a weekly two-hour world music radio program that I've been hosting since 2004. It's usually produced live in the studio and can be heard on both the FM radio band at 97.3 FM in Richmond, Virginia and as a webstream simulcast at wrir.org.

It is rebroadcast on other radio stations, and it's available as a podcast as well. There's a comprehensive online archive of Global A Go-Go programs (I'm not kidding about it being comprehensive -- the recordings go all the way back to August 25, 2004) here: radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

I describe Global A Go-Go as "music from around the world in the universal language of groove." In short, you could call it a world music program that emphasizes the danceable over the folkloric.

Global A Go-Go is all about decolonizing your ears. My goal with this program is to expand your listening horizon: I want more people to listen to more music from outside their own country, language, culture and comfort zone.

Beyond Bogotá

Global A Go-Go
1:00 PM
Oliver Lake - Separation
Oliver Lake Separation
Matador Of 1st & 1st Passin Thru 1996 Jazz
USA
1:01 PM
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Global A Go-Go
Global A Go-Go BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2001 Alternative
England UK
1:06 PM
Qwanqwa - Indet Nesh
Qwanqwa Indet Nesh N
Live self-released 2024
Ethiopia-USA
1:13 PM
Noori & His Dorpa Band - Qwal
Noori & His Dorpa Band Qwal
Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast Ostinato Records LLC 2022 World
Sudan
1:22 PM
Nusantara Beat - Mang Becak
Nusantara Beat Mang Becak N
Mang Becak - Single Les Disques Bongo Joe 2024 World
Netherlands-Indonesia
1:25 PM
Yol Aularong - Yuvajon Kouge Jet
Yol Aularong Yuvajon Kouge Jet
Cambodian Psych-Out Defective 2007 World
Cambodia, 1970s
1:29 PM
Leenalchi - Tiger Is Coming
Leenalchi Tiger Is Coming
Sugungga HIKE 2020 Pop
South Korea
1:34 PM
Khun Narin - Lai Sing
Khun Narin Lai Sing
Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band Innovative Leisure 2014 World
Thailand
1:44 PM
Jacobo Vélez & La Mambanegra - Santa Noche
Jacobo Vélez & La Mambanegra Santa Noche N
Santa Noche - Single Tambora Records 2024 Latin
Colombia
1:49 PM
Systema Solar - Ponte Bonito
Systema Solar Ponte Bonito N
Ponte Bonito - Single Systema Solar 2024 Latin
Colombia
1:52 PM
Papayebrass - Verano En Santoto
Papayebrass Verano En Santoto N
Verano En Santoto - Single Tambora 2024
Colombia
1:55 PM
Rancho Aparte - Bundemente
Rancho Aparte Bundemente
Re-Evolución Rancho Aparte S.A.S 2023 World
Colombia
2:05 PM
Orchestre Afro-Negro - À La Mode
Orchestre Afro-Negro À La Mode N
Les Belgicains: Na Tango ya Covadia 1964 - 1970 Covadia 2024
RD Congo-Belgium, 1960s
2:09 PM
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International - Mokili
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International Mokili N
Likambo Te self-released 2024
USA-RD Congo-Zambia
2:16 PM
Loboko - Ekenge
Loboko Ekenge
Kanyunyi - Single Names You Can Trust 2023
RD Congo-USA
2:26 PM
Sir Shina Peters - Yabis
Sir Shina Peters Yabis
Sewele Strut 2019 World
Nigeria, 1986
2:32 PM
The Lijadu Sisters - Bayi L'ense
The Lijadu Sisters Bayi L'ense
Mother Africa Numero Group 2023 World
Nigeria, 1977
2:39 PM
Franck Biyong - Lipanda (feat. Mary May)
Franck Biyong Lipanda (feat. Mary May) N
Lipanda - Single Tangential Music 2024
Cameroon-RD Congo-France
2:46 PM
The Godfathers - Ebe Yi Yie Ni
The Godfathers Ebe Yi Yie Ni N
Ghana Special 2: Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds In The Diaspora, 1980-93 Soundway 2024
Ghana-Sierra Leone, 1980
2:52 PM
A.B. Crentsil - Ma Me Ndwen Meho
A.B. Crentsil Ma Me Ndwen Meho
A. B. Crentsil, Vol. 2 A.B. Crentsil / Hammer Time 2022 World
Ghana-Canada, 1985
2:58 PM
Jewel Ackah - Eko Awar A Bisa
Jewel Ackah Eko Awar A Bisa
Electric Hi-Life BBE Africa 2023
Ghana, 1986