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 Playlist August 27, 2016

Aug. 27, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Banzani Donaovan Banzani
9.15 South Africa the Greatest Songs Ever Amampondo
Njoka Rising Tide Mokoomba
Siempre Presente Alma Afrobeat Ensemble It’s Time
Sharakara Cheikh Lo Red Hot & fela 1
Carnival Killer Carnival Killer Denyse Plummer
Mimar Voce Timbalada Tribal Bahia
Papa Loko RAM 6 Manman M Se Ginen
Dale Palo Palo Palo Live
Coco Seco Earth Island Orchestra/ Ft Mikey Figeroa Earth Island Orchestra
Cadillac Combustible Edison I Swinger
Likes Of Lessons Hot Stove Jimmy Ska American Style
Kapsa Dr. Calypso Ska United
That’ll Do Nicely Bad Manners Ska United
Anti Racist Soldiers Spool & The Guay Ska United
Bury My Hear At Wounded Knee Buffy Sainte-Marie Coincidence And Likely Stories
Rattle Bone Robbie Robertson Contact From the Underworld Of Redboy
Sacrifice Robbie Robertson Contact From The Underworld Of Redboy
How Many More Times Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 1
Kashmir Robin Eubanks kLassik rock vol.1
The downward Pull Of Heaven’s (1) Force Babble Babble
Tribe Babble Babble
Beautiful Babble Babble
Chiqulines Bajofondo Tango Club Mardulce

This Island Earth Playlist August 20, 2016

Aug. 20, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Unnamed Song Orishas A Lo Cubano
Represent Orishas A Lo Cubano
Okunrin Ti O Sise Africa Gumbe Africa Gumbe
Santo Domingo CUBA Area 21
Shine A Light Rocky Dawani Branches Of The Same Tree
African Thriller Rocky Dawani Branches Of the Same Tree
Kashiemu Shauit Shauit EP
Extra Unnamed Tune The Afromotive Scare Tactics
Scare Tactic The Afromotive Scare Tactics
Voltei Amore Trio Mocoto Samba Rock
Tudo Bem Trio Mocoto Samba Rock
Neuroscienia Do Amor Os Mutantes Amortecedor….Haih
Gypsy Dub Watcha Clan Nomades A.KA.
When Jesus Gets A Brand New Name Jim White Wrong Eyed Jesus
Y-Spy Bernie Worrell Funk Of Age
Jam Muruga & The Cosmic Hoedown Band with George Clinton & The P Funk All Stars The Fathership – Mothership Connection Unreleased
Vioila Viola Racid Taha The Definitive Collection
Kelma Kelma Racid Taha The Definitive Collection
Who Do You Love Bo Diddley Two On One
Running Whiskey West of Flushing South of Frisco Supersonic Blues Machine
Bone Bucket Blues West of Flushing South of Frisco Supersonic Blues Machine
Aulalhfa Mariem Hassan El Aaiun Egdat
Tahabort Imarhan Imarhan

This Island Earth Playlist August 6, 2016

Aug. 6, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
The Village of Love Nathanial Mayer Detroit’s Baddest
Y Sabes Bien Los Zafios Bossa Cubana
Kelma Racid Taha Rachid Taha The Definitive Collection
Hasta Quemarnos Kinky Barracud
Dismissed Compact Deity Trancemantra
Silver Compact Deity Trancemantra (Tariik AlKadhim)
Raise Your Hand Laura Rain Gold
Scare Tactics The Afromotive Scare Tactics
While I Got The Microphone Kokolao Love International
Refugee Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Damn The Torpedoes
Hitsville U.K. The Sandanista Project Clash/ Katina Leskanich
Say What You Wanna Stay The Brown Rice Family Havana to Kingston
Cumbia Griega Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics Cigaros & Explosives
El Muerto Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Fabulosos Calavera
Lebanese Blonde Thievery Corporation It Takes a Thief
Under the Influence Axiom Funk/George Clinton/Bootsy Collins/Bill Laswell, Sly & Roby Funkronomicon
Parenthe Sizer Sheila Landis Version Excursion
Futebol Zuco 103 Whaa
Purquoi Tu N’es Pas La Papa Wembe Bakalla Dia Kuba
Viunga Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Vunja Mifupa
Ring De Bell Bro Resistance When The Time Comes
We Liming Shal Marshall/ & Super Jigga Soca Gold 2013
Mother In Law Cubanismo Mardi Gras Mambo
Alemany’s Boogaloo Cubanismo Mardi Gras Mambo

This Island Earth Playlist July 30, 2016

July 30, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
What Goes Around Comes Around Lenny Kravitz Mama Said
Thunder In The Sky The Dirtbombs Dangerous Magical Noise
La Fin Du Monde The Dirtbombs We Have You Surrounded
Oui-Non Oai Star Phonopaca 22015 Le Belle
Marios-nous Au Soil Babylon Circus/Katerina Zevani Etone
Dolores Gink Goa Gink Goa EP
Yollelle Papa Wembe Emotion
Mdandola Papa Wembe Emotion
Show Me The Way Papa Wembe Emotion
Dixieme Commandement Papa Wembe Et Viva La Musica
While My Guitar Gentle Weeps Jake Shimabukuro Mele O Hawaii
Hale Iwa Hula Amy Hariali’l & Willie K Mele O Hawaii
Ka Mamakakaua Palani Vaughan Mele O Hawaii
Ki Mua Te Mua Ki Mua
Lau Afe Te Mua Ki Mua
Black Works Black Wax Music From Okinawa
New Generation Albert Ayler New Grass
Mr. Sinister Kokolo More Consideration/Bonus Disc/ Afrobeat Revival
Dale Palo Palo Palo Live
Journey In Satchidananda Alice Coltrane Astral Meditations
Limbe S Tone Euro Lounge
Jakie Bossa Nostra Euro Lounge
Sempre Di Domenica Daniele Silvestri Euro Lounge
Hoy Tenemos Sidestepper The Buena Vibra Sound System
Day Tripper Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do it Live
Double Barrel Dave & Ansel Collins Trojan Reggae
Saturday Night Style Mikey Dread Radio Clash

This Island Earth Playlist July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Show Biz Blues Fleetwood Mac Then Play On
Shake It Santana Santana 4
Siempre Presente Alma Afrobeat Ensemble It’s Time
Nlele Kalusibiko Konono Number 1 Knono umber 1 meets Batida
Music Cornelius Sensuous
Brasil 2000 Zuco 103 Tales of High Fever
Memorando Nacao Zumbi Futura
Azougue Nacao Zumbi Radio S.Amb.A
Exodus Bob Marley Legend the 30 anniversary
People All Over The world Brickley Rivera Positive Vibez
Dreams Brickley Rivera Positive Vibez
I Music Pan Assembly We Kinda Music
Purple GTO Sarah Borges Good & Dirty
If I Only Had A Brain MC 900 Ft. Jesus One Step Of The Spider
Propagande Afrodizz Kif Kif
Kiowa Fast War Dance NA Authentic Music Of the American Indians
Hall Can Be Done Nai Iko & the Medicine for the People Hoka
Warchild Albino rhino Bonehawk
Looking At You MC5 Babes In Arms
American Ruse MC5 Babes In Arms
You Know What I Mean Amparanoia La vida Te Da
La Boquilla Bomba Estereo Blow Up
Opium Bride Annabouboula Greek Fire
Bint Al Shalabiya Zoobazar Zoobazar

This Island Earth Playlist July 16, 2016

July 16, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Radio Bagdad Patti Smith Trampin
El Houriya Soud Massi Masters of the Word
Something In the Water Pokey Laforge Radio Singles
Abdul the Rabbi 4 th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra Abdul The Rabbi
Gypsy Dub Watcha Clan Nomades AKA
Bam Bam Toots and the Mytals/Shaggy True Love
Zimbabwe The Brown Rice Family Havana to Kingston
9.15 Amanpando South Africa the Greatest Songs Ever
Nele Kalusimbiko Konono No 1 Konono No 1 Meets Batida
Sunrise Blows Against The Empire Grace Slick & Paul Kantner
Have You Seen the Stars tonight Blows Against The Empire Grace Slick & Paul Kantner
SFX Blows Against The Empire Jerry Garcia & Micky Heart
Shelter From The Storm The Sacal Ensemble/ Susan Tedeski and Derk Tucks Song Of Lahore
Like This Froots Afro Dizz
Sand Club D’Elf Electric Morrocoland
Habibi Taal Alsara and the Nuba Tones Silt
Gurgidgna Dub Colossus Rockers Meet Addis Uptown
Uptown Top Ranking Dub Colossus Rockers Meet Addis Upton
Exodus Bob Marley/Pretty Lights Legend Remixed
Paleta Palenta Paleta EP
Ewa Ka Djo Anelique Kidjo Logozo
Maria Valencia Papa Wembe Le Voyager
Okunrin Ti O Sise Afrika Gumbe Afrika Gumbe

This Island Earth Playlist July 9, 2016

July 9, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Latin Go Ska Brown Rice Family Havana To Kingston
Zimbabwe Brown Rice Family Havana To Kingston
Solo Tu Bomba Estereo Amanecere
Emotinal YoY o Transglobal Underground Moonshout
Earth Beat The Slits Return Of The Giant Slits
Opfir Dub Dub Colossus A Town Called Addis
Peaceful Island Life Nickodemus/Kathrin Deboer Moon People
Path of Rhythm Dissidenten The Jungle Book
Twentyfive Hours lanier Version Excursion
Trancelim De Marfim DJ Dolores Aparlhagem
Telephone Bossacucanova Brasilidad
Treasure Zuco 103 Tales of High fever
Peregrino Zuco 103 Tales of High Fever
Laduma Izulu Bongo Maffin Bongolution
Les Hommes Libres Watcha Clan Diaspora Hi-Fi
Vacant Lot Dengue Fever The Deepest Lake
River of Souls Waterbone Tibet
Let the Sunshine Sainkho Namtchylak Stepmother City
White Doves Angela Perley and the Howlin Moons Homemade Vision
Yo Canto Los Lobos Tin Can Trust
Mexican Bus Team Void Mexican Bus
Love Hungry Team Void Mexican Bus

This Island Earth Playlist July 2, 2016

July 2, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
One Nation Under A Groove Chaka Demus & the Pliers All She Wrote
Dances of Resistence Babylon Circus Dances of Resistance
Babylon Requim Babylon Circus Never Stop
Latin Goes Ska Brown Rice Family Havana to Kingston
Gun Town Brown Rice Family Havana to Kingston
Me Swings Tropical Nickodemus/Hector Tempo Alomar Nickodemus/Hector TempoAlomar
Dark Latin Groove DLG Dark Latin Groove
Puro Party Dr. Loco’s Rockin Jalapeno Band Puro Party
Crew Eddie Palmieri Arete
Havar Heddi/Goe Kirsten Braten Berg From Sengal to Setedal
Whirl-Y-Reel Afro Celt Sound System Sound Magic
Beauty & The East Bombay Dub Orchestra Bombay Dub Orchestra
Papa Loko Manman M Se Ginen RAM 6
Koulou Koulou Manman M Se Ginen RAM 6
Soca Man The Mighty Sparrow Calypso time
Maxi Dub Bally Calypso Season
For What It’s Worth Candy Skins For What Its Worth Single
Seeing Hands Dengue Fever Venus On Earth
Vampire Thievery Corporation It Takes A Thief
Life Time War Time The Talking Heads Stop Making Sense Special Edition
Ja Funmi King Sunny Ade and his African Beats Ju Ju Music
Kucheza Blues Randy Weston Melba

This Island Earth Playlist June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016 on This Island Earth

Song Artist Album
Light Of Day Aurbie Sellers New City Blues
Work So Hard Laura Rain And The Ceasars Gold
Fish Out Of Water Fish Out Of Water Froots
Tu Tu Ta Ta II Eddie Palmieri La Perfecta 2
This Masquerade Lola Morales & Sean Blackman Before It Was You
Bananaira Bebel Gilberto/Rae and Christiian Tanto Tempo Remixes
Maria Moita Bossa Cuca Nova/Carlos Lra Bossa Cuca Nova Revisited
Se Todo Fassem Bossa Cuca Nova/Cris Delanno Bossa Cuca Nova Revisited
An Airplane Told Me Jorge Ben Benjor
White Rabbit Mayssa Haraa American Hustle Sound Track
Beauty Beats Beats Antique Collide
Full Moon Flow Hamsa Lila Gathering One
Seen Sua’al Kheez Dawle Khebez Dawle
Caladonia The Wayne Riker Brotherhood Blues Convocation
Tendency To Riot Sarah Borges Good and Dirty
True Love Is Hard to Find Toots and The Maytals/ Bonnie Ratt True Love
Show Down Dubmatix Rebel Massive
Sayang Yuna Maternal
Working For Vacation Cibo Matto Stereo Type A
Tickertape Of The Unconscious Stereolab/Thievery Corporation Abductions and Reconstructions
Soti Bill Laurance Aftersun
Gardez L’Ecoute Mellow Man Paris Groove Up
Pardonne Revel Paris Groove Up
Come all You Lonely Lovers The Poozies Infinite Blue
The Acid Queen The Hillbenders Tommy A Blue Grass Opera
The Crooked Road To Dublin The Poozies Infinite Blue

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