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Mary Ann Kennedy

Mary Ann Kennedy presents sounds from across the globe, plus a studio session with Jah Wobble and the Nippon Dub Ensemble.

Mary Ann Kennedy with sounds from across the globe, plus a studio session with Jah Wobble and the Nippon Dub Ensemble.

'Japanese Dub' is Jah Wobble's second project mixing traditional oriental music with powerful dub basslines. The legendary Public Image Limited bass player has assembled a UK-Japanese group including percussionist Joji Hirota and koto player Keiko Kitamura. Wobble writes: 'For some time I've fancied having a crack at merging Japanese music with dub. I was very happy with the Chinese Dub album that I put together a couple of years ago, and was confident that I could do a similar job with Japanese styles. It can't be denied that traditional Japanese music is heavily influenced by Chinese music. However, paradoxically, there is something unique and unmistakable about Japanese music. To an extent this is due to their distinctive chromatic modes, but above all the Japanese are incredible reductionists. Somehow they take other cultures' 'stuff,' and in their own respectful way, rationalise it, reduce it, and thereby make it their own.'.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Hassan Erraji

    Saraba

    • Awal Mara.
    • World Village WV45007.
  • Hacı Ahmet Tekbilek

    Ellika's Spice

    Composer: Trad, Arr. Tekbilek

    • Türlü.
    • Country & Eastern CE15.
  • Rachel Harrington

    House of Cards

    • EP House of Cards.
    • White Label.
  • Bob Brozman

    Cailleach A Shúsa (The hag in the blanket)

    Performers: John McSherry; Donal C’Connor

    • Six Days In Down.
    • Riverboat Records TUGCD1057.
  • Methera

    Magdalenas/Hannah's

    • Methera In Concert, Ft. Kerr Fagan Harbron.
    • Self Label TAN002.
  • Studio Session

    • Jah Wobble

      Taiko Dub – Shinto Dub

      Composer: Wobble Performers: Chris Cookson (Guitar);Keiko Kitamura (Koto & Shamisen); Joji Hirota (Taiko Drums & Vocals); Clive Bell (Hitchariki & Shakuhatchi); Neville Murray (Percusion); Mark Sanders (Drums); Clea Llewellyn (Vocals)

      • BBC Recording by Sound Engineers George Thomas and Graham Bunce, August 2010.
    • Jah Wobble

      Kokiriko

      Composer: Trad, Arr. Wobble Performers: Chris Cookson (Guitar);Keiko Kitamura (Koto & Shamisen); Joji Hirota (Taiko Drums & Vocals); Clive Bell (Hitchariki & Shakuhatchi); Neville Murray (Percusion); Mark Sanders (Drums); Clea Llewellyn (Vocals)

      • BBC Recording by Sound Engineers George Thomas and Graham Bunce, August 2010.
  • Mahalia Jackson

    My God is Real

    • Integrale Mahalia Jackson Vol. 8 1957-1958.
    • Fremeaux & Associes FA1318.
  • The Bevvy Sisters

    Rock my Soul

    • St James Sessions.
    • Shoogle Rocords SHOOGLE09012.
  • Cerys Matthews

    Calon Lân

    • Tir.
    • Rainbow City Records RMCD005.
  • Ego Lemos

    Ita Ida Deit

    • O Hele le.
    • Skinnyfish Records DRAMCD0062.
  • Ewan McLennan

    Old Man's Tale

    Composer: Campbell

    • Rags & Robes.
    • Fellside recordings FECD235.
  • Saltfishforty

    Svecia

    • Netgerbow.
    • Cellar Records CRSFF0310.
  • Studio Session

    • Jah Wobble

      Cherry blossom of my youth

      Composer: Wobble Performers: Chris Cookson (Guitar);Keiko Kitamura (Koto & Shamisen); Joji Hirota (Taiko Drums & Vocals); Clive Bell (Hitchariki & Shakuhatchi); Neville Murray (Percusion); Mark Sanders (Drums); Clea Llewellyn (Vocals)

      • BBC Recording by Sound Engineers George Thomas and Graham Bunce, August 2010.
    • Jah Wobble

      I'm still in love with you

      Performers: Chris Cookson (Guitar);Keiko Kitamura (Koto & Shamisen); Joji Hirota (Taiko Drums & Vocals); Clive Bell (Hitchariki & Shakuhatchi); Neville Murray (Percusion); Mark Sanders (Drums); Clea Llewellyn (Vocals)

      • BBC Recording by Sound Engineers George Thomas and Graham Bunce, August 2010.
  • OK Jazz

    Anduku Lutshuma

    Composer: Roitelet

    • Roots of OK Jazz –Congo Classics 1955-1956.
    • Crammed Discs CRAW67.
  • De Frank Professionals

    Afe Ato Yen Bio

    • Afro-Beat Airways –West African Shock Waves Ghana & Togo 1972-1978.
    • Analog Africa AACD 066.
  • Catriona McKay

    Missing You

    Performers: Chris Stout Composer: McKay

    • White Knights.
    • McKay Stout Music MSM001CD.
  • Dónal Murphy

    O'Donnell's Lament

    Performer: Steve Cooney

    • Happy Hour.
    • Claddagh DMR001.

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