This Island Earth


Hosted by the beloved community figure Ismael Ahmed, This Island Earth will bring you the music lighting people up all over the world. Ismael will connect his playlist to our Detroit metro communities and keep you current on where you can see the best music in town. 

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This Island Earth September 5, 2015 playlist

Sept. 5, 2015 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Who Discovered America Ozomatli Street Signs
Cumbia De Los Muertos Ozomatli Ozomatli
Escuchen Mi Conga P18 Urban Cuban
Ando Meio Desligado Os Mutantes The Best of Os Mutantes
Funky Bahia Sergio Mendes Encanto
Agua de Beber Sheila Landis Colors of Brazil
Just Like That Fela Beasts of No Nation
Rainbow Serpent Xavier Rudd & the United Nations Nanna
Rock the Dancehall Alborosie Circle of Stars
Rock the Nation Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human
Time to Go The Wanton Bishops Sleep with the Lights On
Hands in the Desolate Teatro Magico Grain of the Body
Mas Kinky Kinky
Fantaisy Revel Paris Groove Up
A Brand New Way Mixed Grill The Rough Guide to African Disco
Staying Alive Machuca Cumbia The Afrosound of Columbia
Letter to Denine Sista Otis Sista Otis
Laughing The Modern Dance 04
Me Ilama Ketama The Young Flamencos
Sid El Houari Cheb Kader From Oran to Paris
Ask Something Malik Alston Future: Love, Life, Vibration
Galactic Hamp’s Hump Hamp’s Hump

This Island Earth August 29, 2015 playlist

Aug. 29, 2015 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Africa on Line Spearhead Chocolate Supa Highway
Chocolate Supa Highway Spearhead Chocolate Supa Highway
Thrill Galactic Late for the Future
Di Bombs Mr. Something Something and Ikwunga The Afrobeat Poet Afrobeat Revival
La Fusion Somosunagran Familia Corazon, bombo y son
Tudo Bem Trio Mocoto Samba Rock
Golden Crown Nation Beat Carnival Caravan
Canto Da Ema, All on a Mardi Gras Day Nation Beat Carnival Caravan
Liza Jane Nation Beat Carnival Caravan
Futebol Zuco 103 Whaa!
Love is Queen Omega Feat Zuco 103 Whaa
Oj, Wasylu, Wasyiu Ruta Wolnosc albo smierc
Mama, Anarchija Ruta Wolnosc albo smierc
Dub the Frequencies of Love Gogol Bordello Super Taranta!
Another World Ojami Urban Dervish
Mr. Soul Buffalo Springfield Best of Buffalo Springfield
So You Want To Be (A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star) Patti Smith Group Wave
Requiem for a Dying Song Flogging Molly Float
Blackbird Sharon Shannon Sharon Shannon
There’s a Fair Tomorrow Altan Another Sky
Where’s My Drum ? Pamyua Verses
The Robots’ Attack The Spam Allstars Contra Los Roboticos Mutantes
Feelin’ Bomba Estereo Blowup
Medicine Man Sargent Garcia Un poquito quema'o
Skaliente Yeska Skafrocubanjazz

August 1 2015 playlist This Island Earth

Aug. 1, 2015 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Down Under Colin Hay Australia
Lou Lou Thievery Corparation Euro Lounge
Bad Lies Horace X Sackbutt
Strictly Roots Morgan Strictly Roots
Wanna Be Loved Morgan Strictly Roots
Something ln The Water pokey La Farge Radio Singles
Born Radical Ryan Alan and Extra Arms Heartsring Soul
El Houria Soud Massi Master Of The World
Lastou Adri Souad Mass Master Of The World
Nunguluna Tani Diakitecthe and the Afrofunksters The Best African Music You Never Heard
Altros Da V da Sigauque project The Best African Music You Never Heard
Latin Soul Stew Spanglish Fly Let My People Boogloo
My Shingaling Boy Spanglish Fly Latin Groove
Papa Was A Rolling Stone Rumba Calienta Latin Groove
Papa Fue Rumba Calienta Latin Groove
Solution Samaj Spleen
Soudan Minitara Hassan Hakmoun Trance
Steady The London Souls Here Comes The Girls
A Million Cigarettes IGlT Like Angels Do
The lsland O Dr Electro The Bombay Royale The lsland O Dr Electro
Hope Street TKG Rise From The Ground
No Shortcuts White Nights Rise From The Ground
Becha Daka Braka Ha Mexi
Song Artist Album
Kassbah Rockers Kassbah Rockers Kassbah Rockers
Hou Mama Mia Les Negresses Vertes/Kwanza Rose 10 Remixes
Complices Gnawa Diffusion Shock El Hal
Dances of Resistance Babylon Circus Dances of Resistance
Dives and Lazarus June Tabor and the Oyster Band Freedom and Rain
Rise Public Images Limited The Greatest Hits So Far
Maria Lando Susana Baca The Soul of Black Peru
Mamouna Bryan Ferry Mamouna
Na Manguera Zuco 103 Whaa
Duele Le Le Zuco 103 Whaa
Abajo Dei Bote Chico Trujillo Reina de Todas Las Fiestas
For the Birds Lulu Belle Human Rights and Wrongs
A Cidade DJ Dolores and Friends Red Hot Rio + 2
Ha HA Ha Ha Ha Opposite People All Around the World Africa
The Color Pink Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason
Meboli Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box
Doctor Child Five Alarm Funk Anything is Possible
On the Clock Bicicletal Por La Paz Music for Puppets
Yaye Boye Le Shael Feat/Idressa Diop The Best African Music You’ve Never Heard
Luna Roja for Armando Peraza Alberto Nacif Invisible
Ciencia Ancestral Iemanjo Medicina
Naranjo en Flor Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
On the Road Tree House Lifted

June 27 2015 playlist This Island Earth

June 27, 2015 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Columbia B52's Songs For Future Generations
The Further People Transglobal Underground The Further People
Gunslinger Transglobal Underground The Stone Turntable
Timbuktu A Essakane Lo Jo Salsa Music on Tour
Por Eso Canto La Chiva Gantiva Pelao
A Papa Plena Libra Corazon
Palms 23 A New Thing A New Thing
Ooh Na Na 79rs Gang Fire On The Bayou
Prese RaRa Machine Vou dou Nou
Wuye Wuye West African Cosmos Club Africa
The Path Of Rhythm Disssidenten The Jungle Book
Raqbac Kiran Aluwalia Aam Zameen
Beauty And The East Bombay Dub Orchestra Bombay Dub Orchestra
Beastie Jetro Tull Broadsword
Trance Dance Hamid Baroudi Fiv
Barbarity Kab Kab
Amar E Amar Fla Coe
My Dream Boogaloo Pucho and The Latin Soul Brothers Viva Cubop 3
More Come Black Stalin Rebellion
Rough Likkle Sound Dubmatrix System Shakedown
Reggae Rocker Slightly Stoopid Top Of The Wor
Take lt Back The Temperance Movement Take lt Back
Yi Fen Quain Asian PlayGround Asian Play Ground
Van Gogh Pedro Meirelles lmmers
My Name ls Happy Oy No Problem Saloon

June 20, 2015 playlist This Island Earth

June 20, 2015 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Story Linton KwesiJohnson Ting And Times
African Thriller Rocky Dawani Branches Of The Same Tree
Biko Peter Gabrieil/Manu Dibango/Ladysmith Black Mambozo Waka Africa
Jingo King Sunny Ade/Manu Dibango Waka Africa
Elunelo Ladysmith Black Mambazo African Break Beats
Poots Afrodizz Froots
Walk On Guilded Splinters Jello Biafra Walk On Guilded Splinters
London Zulu Transglobal Underground Yes Boss Food Court
Diablo Rojo Diablo Verde Pascuala llabaca Y Fauna Music Of The Andes
Que Bonita Banera Plena Libra Corazon
Mentirosa Hector Guerra Amor
My Home Mehd i Cayenne Club Luminata
Damballa RAM Damballa
Do mote Do Doutor charels Zambo Head Nacao Zumbi Radio S Amba
What Time ls Dub Dub Colussus Dub Me Tender
Eso Cielo Azul Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
Sabza Ba Naz Niaz Forth Light
Que Se Nkieron Orchestra Ritmo D Sambana The Afrosounds Of Columbia
Saplica Mambtur Euro Lounge
Gibralter Nickadcmus/Theivery Corparation Endangered Species Remixes
Move On Omari Banks Move On
Night Passage Weather Report Night Passage

This Island Earth playlist June 13, 2015

June 13, 2015 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Corruption Thomas Maphumo Lion Songs
Jingo Manu Dibango/King Sunny Ade Waka Africa
Drums Of Navarone Transglobal Undergroud Yes Boss Food Court
Spell Bound Transglobal Underground Yes Boss Food Court
Ugabuga Feeling Barbara Eugena Petrobras Presents
El Tiempo No Mira Patras Hector Guerra Amour
Back From Africa Nickodemous Endangered Species Remixes
Jakie Bossa Nostra Euro Lounge
A Li'l More RJ Spangler Trio A Li'l More
Story Linton KwesiJohnson Tings And Times
Larshuma Watcha clan Watcha clan
Cumbia De La Nassau Maku Sound System More Superhits Of The Seventies
Chaocolat Grupo Fantasma Comes AIive
Highest Of Love Radical Sun Wantok Music
Baile Funk Medley Funk N Lata promo
Techno Samba Funk N Lata promo
Long Black Road Electric Light Orchestra American Hustel Sound Track
Starlight ln Daden Ekova Heavens Dust
Shedding Skin Karshe Kale Yoga Lounge
Bauls Of New York Zeb Yoga Lounge
Facing The Void General Electrics French Essentials Music Electronic
Awa Stepane Pompougnal French Essentials Music Electronic
Zomaye Gigi Gigi

This Island Earth playlist June 6, 2015

June 6, 2015 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
This Ones For The Birds LuLu Belle Human Rights and Wrongs
This ls The Sound Of Freedom LuLu Belle Human Rights and Wrongs
Tap Water Dengue Fever Escape From The Dragon House
Alaap MehddiCayenne club Luminata
Simarere Antonio Carlos Josa/Thievery Corporation The Outernational Sound
Rereturn Of The Original Art Form Major Force The Outernational Sound
Rosalita Juan Luis Guerra Bachata Rosa
Bul Ma Min Orchestra Boabob Specialist ln All Styles
Santa Domingo Rodrigo Y Gabriela/CUBA Area 52
Water and Fish Afro Dizz Froots
Damballa RAM Puritan Vodou
Simbi RAM Puritan Vodou
Show Down Dubmatrix,/Tenor Fly Rebel Massive
African Thriller Rocky Dawuni Branches Of The Same Tree
lAm A Sin Super Fluidity Fourth Light
Agua MAKU Sound System GlobalSelector
TMFLGBT Honeybird Out Comes The Woman
l'm The Girl Elisa Neals Breaking and Entering Blues
Oh Africa Omari Bank Move On
Banana De Queso Afro Sounds The Afrosounds Of Columbia
Dale Al Bombo The Latin Brothers The Afrosounds Of Colu
Zumbi K Zulu Nacio Zumbi Radio S Amba
Voudou Nou Rara Machine Voudou Nou

May 30, 2015 Playlist for This Island Earth

May 30, 2015 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Balil Hassan Hakmoun Globalfest
Agua MAKU Sound System Globalfest
Brooklyn Quali Party Sochan Donlgian Globalfest
Namgar Namgar Globalfest
My Warfare will Soon Be Over Martha Red Bone Globalfest
Muse Stooges Brass Band Globalfest
African Thriller Rocky Dawuni Branches Of The Same Tree
Shine A Light Rocky Dawuni Branches Of The Same Tree
Get Up Stand Up Rocky Dawani Branches OfThe Same
Rock Your Soul Rock Dawani Branches Of The Same Tree
Nairobi Rock Dawani Branches OfThe S€me Tree
Sunny Loni Ariya Kng Sunny Ade Return Of The JuJu King
Wayo Funkedesi lt's About Time
Decca Dance Gnawa Diffusion Souk System
ltchak Et Bat Gnawa Diffusion Souk System
Squakiin Laura Raine Closer
This Masquerade Sean Blackman/Lola Moralez Before There Was You
Fiesta Sean Blackman/Lola Moraez Before There Was You
Que Sera Side Stepper Buen Vibra Sound System
Tanganika Tizer Down Beat

May 23, 2015 Playlist: Laura Rain, Funkadesi & Hamid Baroudi on This Island Earth

May 23, 2015 on This Island Earth

Playlist from This Island Earth on May 23, 2015 featuring Laura Rain, Funkadesi & Hamid Baroudi.

Song Artist Album
Who Do We Think We Are Gypsy Eyes Gypsy Eyes
Up From The Skies Susie lbarrea's Trio Susie lbarrea's Trio
You Got Me Floatin PM Dawn Stone Free
Bania Hassan Hakmoun Trance
Realworld Souk System Gnawa Diffusion
Warner Dubmatix /Kulcha ltes System Shakdown
Wayo Funkadesi It's About Time
Ladki Funkadesi It's About Time
Mustt Mustt Kiran Ahluwalia Aadm Zameen
Seasons Laura Rain Closer
Tew Ane Sew GiGi GiGi
Song Artist Album
Yedi Gosh Aster Aweke Kabu
Killing Floor Afrodizz Froots
Chocolate Hector Guerra Comes Alive
No Entiendo Na Hector Guerra Amor
A Pedir Su Mano Juan luis Guerra 4:4O
Ona Mi La King Sunny Ade The Return Of The Juiu King
lzuaint Horace X Sackbutt
Anarchie Hamid Baroudi Five
Macuba Hamid Baroudi Five
Beauty And The East Bombay Dub Orchestra Bombajy Dub Orchestra
Night Passage Weather Report Night Passage

May 16, 2015 Playlist: Dub Matix, Flavia & Afrosound on This Island Earth

May 16, 2015 on This Island Earth

Playlist from This Island Earth on May 16, 2015 featuring Dub Matix, Flavia & Afrosound.

Song Artist Album
Dub Matix, Flavia & Afrosound Oy No Problem Saloon
Nzele Momi Jupiter & Okwess lnternational Jupiter & Okwess lnternational
Banna De Queso Afrosound The Afrosound Odfsf Colombia Vol2
Azougue Nacao Zumbi Radio S Amb A
Wreck My Flow Dirtbombs We Have You Surrounded
La Fin Du Monde We Have You Surrounded We Have You Surrounded
Por Cima Flavia Coelho
Apetao La Chiva Gondiva Pelao
Techno Samba Funk'n Lata Funk'n Lata
A Namorada Funk'n Lata Funk'n Lata
Festival Sonny Okosuns African Sodier
Soldier Blind Boys Of Albama Spirit Of the Century
Nansese Linteon Kwesi Johnkson Tings An Times
Song Artist Album
Shanachie Dub Matix Rebel Massive
Feel: The Diamond Cake Mix Bombay Dub Orchestra Bombay Dub Orchestra
White Rabbit Mayssa Haraa American Hustle Soundtrack
Just Like A Dream Natasha Atlas Something Dangerous
You Me Bullets The Bombay Royal You Me Bullets
Tap Water Dengue Fever Escape From Dragon House
Northern Delight Ona Roots Power
The Postcard Boris Grebenshkov Radio Silence
Young Lions Boris Grebenshkov Radio Silence
Let Your Mind Take The Place Of Your Body Roy Hargrove Club Africa 2
Virispeed Nairobi Nairobi

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