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A World in London - Episode 29 Wed, 2012-02-01 23:05


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Calypso monarch, Alexander D. Great, made his first appearance on A World In London today. Armed with just acoustic guitar he gave an impromptu live rendition of The Mighty Sparrow classic, ?Carnival Boycott?, plus the background to some of his thought-provoking songs from superb CDs, ?Finest Cuts? and ?Haiti?. Conversing about West African griots to the US Black Panthers to Notting Hill Carnival, Alex gave a rare insight into his distinguished career as a musician, band-leader, conscious-lyricist, educator, and the various musical genres of the Caribbean.

ARTIST – TRACK – COUNTRY
Mokoomba – Misozi – Zimbabwe
Baloji & Konono No.1 – Karibu Ya Bintou – DR Congo
Minor Empire – Sen Bu Yaylalari… – Canada/Turkey
Alexander D. Great – Didja Get Watcha Want? – UK/Trinidad
The Mighty Sparrow -Carnival Boycott – live rendition by Alexander D. Great
Alexander D. Great – Haiti – UK/Trinidad
Alexander D. Great – Soul Fire – UK/Trinidad
Alexander D. Great – No Soca In Hyde Park – UK/Trinidad