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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gran Bahia Principe -Jamaica

Jammin in Jamaica! Okay thats a bit cheesy but, its the truth. From the moment you settle in your chair on Air Jamaica (COME BACK!), to the moment an authentic Red Stripe hits your lips.

I started with a mimosa and delicious breakfast (inlcuded!), and was entertained by Island Vibes and a British prank show. Oh how I love champagne service. Once in the perimeters of Jamaica I glanced out the window at smooth waters and a bright sun. Walking off of a plane, weather is the first thing to hit you and it was Hot Hot Hot Hot!

Jamaica is always ready to serve and please its visitors and scored high with me by offering an outdoor Margaritaville near the hotel shuttles. My lips enjoyed a Jamaican inspired Tequila sunrise and then I was on my way. By now i'm tippin' and excited to reach the resort. We take a moment to stop at a "planned" road side store and restaurant and I act like a tourist and check out the souvenirs (such a no no). Of course, can't keep the party going with out a fresh, cold, Red Stripe. Mmmmm.

So, drinking like this is another no no when your not smart enough to take a restroom break at the rest stop ( I go before and after a flight now).

Fifteen minutes into the ride to the hotel Im squimish in my seat because of my 3 drinks. Im also admiring the couple infront of me, their on the way to get Married at my resort and im also noticing the goats alongside the road. Baaaa.

And there it was....A white castle in the sun. Gran Bahia Principe, Jamrock. So gorgeous and only about a 40 minute ride from the airport. I rushed off the shuttle upon arriving, whisked away my luggage and ran to the beautiful restroom.

Thats right ladies and gents,my first inside look at the resort was a blurr.

Once I got myself together I walked past the snack buffet and to the lobby and stood there looking at the blue Ocean. At last, I made it to paradise.

Yea, paradise. Basically all I wanted to do was relax, pamper myself, eat, drink and chill. And Thats exactly what I did.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Mundo Lounge

Here is the pod player for my now discontinued radio show at GPB. A new show is being created and I will post like crazy the closer it gets.

Kisses and Enjoy.

Inspiration of the Day: Taysha Smith Valez :

Get her book, its a great read and you learn important things about starting a business. Young Black Millionairess, starting a million dollar business.
She's in the Oat industry now. Original and Timeless.

ORIGINAL - Learn it. Live it.

Something Cool!
Greeting all.

The Mundo Lounge, global music radio show has been discontinued as of May 16th. Thank you for all of your support and for spending one hour of your week with me, Ms. Unique. This is not the end. New opportunities are in motion and the music still lives in me. For updates about Ms. Unique you can check out WLT.

If you find your way to WLT please leave a comment and let me know you were a MUNDO LOUNGE SUPPORTER.

You are truly special,

Love & Blessings

Ms. Unique

Monday, April 27, 2009

THE MUNDO MIX - Saturday April 25, 2009

The Mundo Mix. The Mundo Mix is simply a mix of global music I put together for my first DJ set. I wanted to share what the party goers ALL loved. This mix has Japanese Dub, Bossa Nova, Afrobeat,Romanian Gypsy Punk and other interesting sounds of the Globe.

Being a DJ is definitely fun and interesting. This set embodies the group of cultures I had the pleasure of entertaining. I met people from Brazil, Africa and Costa Rica. The music set tone for a home away from for them in the wide eyed city of Atlanta.

Ms. Unique

Cibelle - Noite De Carnaval
Luminescent Orchestrii - Amari Syi Amari
Malika Zarra - Free'\
Gypsy Kings - Bamboleo
Karsh Kale - Manifest (Yossi Fines Executuve Remix)
Bebel Gilberto - Tanto Tempo
Oki Dub Ainu Band - East Kunashiri
Fela Kuti - Go Slow
Le Escrocs - Assedic

Monday, March 30, 2009

Let There Be HOUSE!!!! Mundo playlist for March 21sst.

Whats up! On the night of March 21st I decided to take it to the house! House music that is. I started from the top with Frankie Knuckles, walked it out to Larry Levan, jumped the pond to Britains own T-Coy, landed in Botswanna with DJ Boogie Sid and brought it on home again with Monique Bingham.

Here's your playlist:

Frankie Knuckles - A remix of Jamie Principles Your Love

Larry Levan - Changes

Interview with the Mother of House Music: Mother Diva

T-Coy - Carino

DJ Boogie Sid feat. Tsotiology - Tell Me Why

Monique Bingham - Pure

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West meets East: East Indian Classical, Dub and Bhangra music.

This Mundo Lounge playlist presents a muse from traditional Eastern Indian music, passed on from father to daughter to modern hip hop infused Bhangra music. Also, meet Zakir Hussein, one of the World's leading Tablaplayers. He along with Pandit Shivkumar Sharma will be performing at the Savannah Music Fesitval tomorrow evening.

Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale feat. Ravi Shankar - Oceanic Part 2

Charles Lloyd with Zakir Hussein - Dancing on One Foot

Interview with Zakir Hussein (check back for the podcast coming soon!)

Interview is followed by
two compositions by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussein from a live Recording of Rageshri

Zakir Hussein & Shivkumar Sharma - Alap
Zakir Hussein & Shivkumar Sharma - Vilambit Gat

Radiohiro - Bhangra Massive

DJ Rekha - Basement Bhangra

Radiohiro - Bhangra Dancehall

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dhani Tackles the GLOBE

So this guy has been circling the atmosphere for the past 2 weeks! Im so excited for a breath of fresh air on TV. The Travel Channel at that! Ha! I don't have cable-Yet, but im supporting this dude all he waaaaay!!

Check it!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Calling Georgia Bands and Aritsts: International, Local, Indie......Original. The Mundo Lounge

Know a band that needs some shine. An artist who can sing their tail off? The Mundo Lounge is reaching out to Georgia!! The Mundo Lounge is your source for Global & culturally inclined music that breaks the mold. Non-mainstream please and keep it clean. Let me know what and who you'd like to hear in a Mundo Lounge Live Session! Send an email to or leave a comment (with info) on the blog at
Cheers to The Mundo Lounge Shot of the Week! (No, its not a drink) It's a photo! Send Ms. Unique a photo that represents you experiencing another culture and she will feature it on The Mundo Lounge blog and send you a shout out live on the air. Just send a brief description of the photo along with your Shot. Maybe you took a trip to Swizerland, danced with the Masai inKenya, or went to a wedding in Curacao;send it and SHARE! The Mundo Lounge Shot of the Week. Throw back a few with me!
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Monday, March 9, 2009

Saturday March 07,2009 - A Plethora!

1. Bombay Dub Orchestra - The Berber of Seville: The Berber of Suburbia Remix
2. Bitter:Sweet - Dirty Laundry
3. Afrocelts (Afro Celt Sound Sytem) - Ayub's Song/As You Were
4. Oki Dub Ainu Band-East of Kunashiri
5. Ryuki Underground - Shinkaichi (Saru's Mediation Dub)

6. Malika Zarra - Run

7. Eljuri (Cecilia Villat Eljuri) - El Aire featuring Sly & robbie
8. Matisyahu - Aish Tamid
9.Trio Mocoto - Os Orixas

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Whats coming up on the The Mundo Lounge?

This week im going with the flow and will be sharing music thats all across the board. African flutes, Brazilian hooks, Japanese rhythm...ALL across the board and theGLOBE! Tune in this Saturday at 11pm on your local GPB station or listen live on

In need of a good music fix? K'naan, Somalian rap artist, is performing live at Vinyl in Atlanta. Check back for my '2 cents' on the show.

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Im always curious to know who's listening and where they are from. Want me to shout out your town, city, group or country? Send me a comment on this post and listen to the show on Saturday at 11pm Eastern on GPB.

I love new bands! Have you heard any great bands lately that are flying under the radar? Do they play, write, or spin global music? If so, send me a comment on this post and a link to where I can check them out. You never know, they may be featured on a future show!

Ms. Unique

Monday, February 23, 2009

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

It's Caranaval!

Brazilian Carnaval "09"= Fun, dance, high energy,music, & LOVE!

Bossacucanova - Samba Da Minha Terra

Zuco 103 - Na Mangueira

Rua 6 - Espresso 2222

Jazz Baptiste on the history of Samba and Carnival

Olodum - Madagascar Olodum

Ivete Sangalo - Choronda Se Foi

Sergio Mendes - Morning in Rio

Interview with Contra Mestre,Muriel Ribeiro - Cordao de Ouro Atlanta (Capoeira Group Leader)

Live music from Cordao de Ouro performance
Pic courtesy of ivetesangalocarnaval09
Trio Mocoto - Kibi Cru featuring Luiz Carlos Fritz

Club De Balanco - Nem Vem Que Nao Tem

Club De Balanco - A Sereia E O Marujo

Laura Coyle 0 Garota de Impanema Pic courtest of cordao de ouro


More on CORDAO de OURO
Ivete Sangalo performed at Carnaval 09 in Salvador de Bahia!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Afternoon Poptart - Pumashock and Lee Hyori

This afternoon I got a whiff of K-pop. Korean Pop music is so colorful. This American singer decided to put a soulful spin on some Korean popular music.

THE REMIX by PumaShock


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Love You - 02/14/09

The "L" word. Its been the buzz for the past week and a half and has been displayed through greeting cards, red roses, dinners and now music.

1. Marisa Monte - Perdoa Meu Amor
2. Gare Du Nord - How was it for you?
3. Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale- Slither
4. Arling and Cameron - Voulez-vous?
5. Angelique Kidjo - Sedjedo
6. Romane - Passion
7. Bombay Dub Orchestra - Compassion
8. Ju Ju Orchestra -This is not a Tango
9. Marisa Monte - Petalas Esquecidas

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley's birthday was Friday February 6th and on January 31st The Mundo Lounge celebrated.

Atlanta came out in droves and celebrated Bob's Earthday at the Five Spot and Sugarhill. Each night showcased excellent artistry and amazing singers, musicians and performers.
The Mundo Lounge had the pleaseure of hanging with jazz singer Carla "C Sharp" Gomez and musician/singer Kelly Love Jones. They performed live and tore it up!

Also in the studio was co-producer of the Bob Marley Atlanta Fest was Ras Kofi.

Here's the lineup from that very night.

1. Is this Love - Bob Marley
2. Turn your Lights Down Low - Bob Marley Feat. Lauren Hill
3. Interview with Ras Kofi
4. Burnin' and Lootin'- Bob Marley and the Wailers
5. Interview with Carla "CSharp" Gomez
6. Indigo - Carla Gomez
7. Rebel Music - Bob Marley and the Wailers
8. Interview with Carla "CSharp" Gomez
9.The Jazziest Things - Carla Gomez
10. Interview with Kelly Love Jones
11. Anonymous -Kelly Love Jones
12. Interview with Kelly Love Jones
13. No Woman No Cry - Live, by Kelly Love Jones Song by
Bob Marley

Check back for the podcast of these interviews and live performances!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Mundo Lounge

On January 17,2009 we had an ecclectic mix of music. We traveled the globe from Brazil to London, France to Benin Africa and ended with a song dedicated to our nations 44th President, Barack Obama.

1. Cibelle - About A Girl
2. Basya Schecter (Haran) - Ka Ribon
3. Afro Celt Sound System - Anatomic
4. Angelique Kidjo - Sedjedo
5. Vusi Mahlasela - Basimanyana
6. Rupa & The April Fishes - Maintenant
7. Zuco 103 - Treasure
8. Trio Mocoto - Ox Orixas
9. Gabriel Rios - Unrock
10. Maria Alice - Falso Testemunho
11. Matisyahu - Sea to Sea
12. Fula Flute - OBAMA