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Soichi Datsa explores Geneva's Ethnomusical Museum's sound archives as well as other gems coming from all around the world, creating his own network of traditional and spiritual rites...

Soichi Datsa’s monthly mixture of traditional musics & contemporary electronics.

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BENARD C. – Les Chants Révolutionnaires Part 1
JAH WOBBLE – Desert Song
BRIAN ENO & JON HASSEL – Griot (Over Contagious “Magic”)
FOUR DRUMMER DRUMMING – 3000 Miles Away Part Two
PIERRE BASTIEN – Avid Diva
UNKNOWN GHANAIAN ARTIST – Dagarti
UNKNOWN CONGOLESE ARTISTS – Chant En L’honneur Du Chef
EBERHARD SCHOENER – Rawana
EL-G – City H
MINIMAL PLUS — Disaster
D.A.F. – Osten Währt Am Längsten
ZAZOU BIKAYE CY1 – Lamuka
JEAN-MICHEL BERTRAND – Naturally Electronic
GHEDALIA TAZARTES – Cordes


Soichi Datsa asked drummer & selector Nicolas Sheikholeslami aka Çaykh to contribute to his monthly radio show. He explains below, with his own words, his approach:

For the selection of music that you will be hearing now I did actually leave home, but only as far as Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, the source for all the music you will hear. My topic of choice for the next hour is the music of the country of Indonesia.
The world’s largest island country on the crossroad of the Indian and the Pacific oceans. It is the world’s fourth most populous country after China, India and the United States. I dare to say that the cultural diversity of its more than 300 ethnic groups, is as vast as any to be found on the Indian subcontinent. Indonesia’s rainforests are said to have one of the highest levels of biological diversity in the world – and similar things can be said about the diversity of it’s culture. My knowledge of the musical cultures of the different islands and their different regions only scratches the very surface and as this is a topic that many books have been written about, I decided to not even try to say anything specific about the music that I have selected, but only to name the islands that it originates from. Due to the richness of it’s resources and the resulting trade-exchange and colonial oppression of different cultures during various more or less aggressive conquests, there are traces of every major world religion to be found in the country’s culture and therefore in it’s musical cultures. You will hear music featured from:
The western island of Sumatra which is the sixth-largest island in the world. It borders Malaysia in the west and the island of Java to the east.
With it’s 130.000.000 inhabitants Java is the world’s most populous island and it contains more than half of Indonesia’s population. In the very east, Java neighbours the comparatively small island of Bali – which is the place of origin of four of the tunes we are going to hear.
Also featured in this selection will be three entirely different tunes from the Maluku Islands in the very east of Indonesia on the border to New-Guinea.


Soichi Datsa’s monthly mixture of traditional & folk recordings with contemporary electronic productions.

COSTIN MIEREANU – Terre de Feu / UNKNOWN RWANDESE ARTISTS – ?
UNKNOWN SALOMONIAN ARTISTS – Orgue Éolien
UNKNOWN MALIAN ARTIST – Guitare Maure
DÉFICIT DES ANNÉES ANTÉRIEURES – Le Roue De Bicyclette
OF HABIT – Black Absinthe
REX ILLUSIVI – Facedance
MILION BRAZILIAN – Cult Music Of Ajitz III
UNKNOWN SAKAHARA ARTISTS – Chanson Satirique [MEG AIMP HR177 1/1 A1]
PAULO MUDOGNO – Sine Sole Sileo
CRAIG LEON – Donkeys Bearing Cups
UNKNOWN KOREAN ARTISTS – Youngnam Nong-Ak


Soichi Datsa ropes in for the very first time a guest in his show – a model that will happen every two shows from now on – whom will have to take as a starting point the curator’s cross-disciplinary approach: build a mix that takes as a starting point tribal, traditional musics, melted with more contemporary electronic productions. Here with the experimental musician Plein Soleil, with tracks from John T. Gast, Harmonia, Philip Jeck, Francis Bebey, Giuseppe Ielasi, Miles Davis, DJ Sotofett & many more.


Partly fed by Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum sounds archives, hear Soichi Datsa melting raw field recordings with industrial & experimental sonic material.

MOHAMMAD RAHIM KHUSHNAWAZ & OLOMY KHUSHNAWAZ – Untitled [CD290 1/1 2 MEG AIMP]
DARIUS DOLAT-SHAHI – Zahab
UNKNOWN UZBEK ARTISTS – Uzbek Love-Song
GERARD SIRACUSA – Chris’rêveries
UNKNOWN ARTISTS FROM SUMATRA – Gordang Irama Udan Potir
BARNEY WILEN – Moshi
JON HASSEL – Viva Shona
KENJI KAWAI – Ghosthack
MUSLIMGAUZE – Enfilade
UNKNOWN INDIAN ARTIST – Untitled (Dance Music)
UNKNOWN AHSANTE & EWE ARTISTS – Akom
PLEIN SOLEIL – ?


Soichi Datsa’s monthly exploration of Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum’s sound archives, melted with contemporary electronics. Find here the most raw, psychedelic field recordings alongside tribal productions of electronic music.

UNKNOWN KUY ARTISTS – Aérophone à hanche libre et Chant
UNKNOWN BRASILIAN ARTISTS – BD688 1/2 1 [MEG AIMP]
J. DEWORT – Unknown Journey
UNKNOWN NEPALI ARTISTS – BD39 1/1 A12 [MEG AIMP]
BART DE PAEPE – Stekene
TONY CONRAD – From The Side Of Man And Womankind
UNKNOWN ARTISTS FROM CAMEROON – Flutes Foulbé et Tambours
UNKNOWN KUY ARTISTS – Orchestre du Sacrifice du Buffle
UNKNOWN RWANDESE ARTISTS – Agasambi, The Royal Crane (Astrida)
MATS GUSTAFSSON AND JOACHIM NORDWALL – Approaching, Blood Gushing
THE DURIAN BROTHERS – Planète Sauvage
THIS HEAT – 24 Track Loop
CHI – Before The Mountain


Soichi Datsa tenth monthly show, through percussive, tribal recordings, here with la famille Zuibona, Vox Populi, Pacific 231, Aktuala, Alatul, Ariel Kalma, Mission Papua Holland, and a lot of unknown artists from Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi…


Datsa’s eighth show, mainly focused on South-East Asian field recordings — Bali, Java, Cambodia, as well as Nepal & Tibet — melted with contemporary electronic, experimental productions. Here with Ariel Kalma, Roberto Musci, Technical Space Composer’s, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Nocturnal Emissions, and too much unknown artists.


Soichi Datsa’s monthly journey through field recording, traditional and contemporary electronic music, and all what goes in between. Partly fed with Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum’s sound archives, here with Warren Bear Cloud, Fern Bear Cloud, Robert Other Medicine, Joe Picket, Genjiro Masu & Takatomo Kurpsawa, Allah Rakha & Zakir Hussain, and a lot of unknown artists.


Soichi Datsa’s monthly journey through field recording, traditional and contemporary electronic music, and all what goes in between. Partly fed with Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum’s sound archives, playing Alain Kremski, Ingram Marshall, Lino Capra Vaccina, Boche, Antonion Zepeda, Mkwaju Ensemble, Ghédalia Tazartès, Raymonde, Miguel A. Ruiz…


Soichi Datsa’s monthly journey through field recording, traditional and contemporary electronic music, and all what goes in between. Partly fed with Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum’s sound archives, with Maya Deren, Exuma, Carton Francis, Emmanuel Sam, John Thomas & Stewart Elma, and other unknown haitians artists.


Soichi Datsa’s monthly journey through field recording, traditional and contemporary electronic music, and all what goes in between. Partly fed with Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum’s sound archives, here playing Don Augustiin Rivas Vasquez, Randall McClellan, Phawo Nyidhon, Micheline Foresta, Vinelo…


Soichi Datsa’s monthly journey through field recording, traditional and contemporary electronic music, and all what goes in between. Partly fed with Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum’s sound archives, with recordings from Leontina Niga & Trifanuca Nemciuc, Shorty Georges & Smith Casey, Varsavia Dilaghi, Ana Bogdan & Qrpasul de Jos, Ensemble Villageois du Busoga, Sosenna Gebre Yesus, and more unknown artists.


Soichi Datsa’s monthly journey through field recording, traditional and contemporary electronic music, and all what goes in between. Partly fed with Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum’s sound archives, this time with Maria Sabina, Hilda Meliqueo Alonqueo: Pillantun, The Sinawi Ensemble, Kazutoki Umezu, Chef Joseph Logan and others…


Soichi Datsa’s monthly journey through field recording, traditional and contemporary electronic music, and all what goes in between. Partly fed with Geneva’s Ethnographic Museum’s sound archives, with M. Santa Cruz, Gustavo Diaz & Juan González, Abdou Yahaya, Ti-Marcel, Gunga Sain, C. & B. Pansera, and other unknown artists…


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