2011-02-11: World Music Top 10 (plus more Egypt!)

It’s not every day you wake up to a revolution. Though halfway across the world, the events in Egypt are no less thrilling and fascinating to all who stand with the people against undemocratic, unrepresentative rule. May the people of Egypt (and elsewhere) find a smooth transition to something better. The whole world will be the better for it.

We started the music today with Nubian grooving, then launched into a countdown of the ten best new global releases, from #10 AfroCubism to #1 Yemen Blues. Other fun followed in the second hour, from Irish by request to more Egyptian music and a preview of the new Pena Vol. 2 album. Enjoy!

Remember, you can catch the archive of this show for a limited time at soundroots.podomatic.com

Hour 1
(artist – song – album)
Ali Hassan Kuban  –  Henna  –  Rough Guide to Egypt
AfroCubism  –  Djelimady Rumba  –  10 – AfroCubism
Abazar Hamid (Sudan)  –  Salam Darfur  –  9 – Listen to the Banned
Ritmodelia  –  Samba Nao E  –  8 – It’s Not Batucada!
Sidi Toure  –  Bon Koum  –  7 – Sahel Folk
Hossam Ranzy & Phil Thornton  –  Om Faraon (Mother of Pharaoh)  –  6 – Egypt Unveiled
Nuriya  –  Lai Lara  –  5 – Tanita
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal  –  Houdesti  –  4 – Chamber Music
Wimme  –  Don Leat (You Are)  –  3 – Mun
Aurelio  –  Yurumei (Island of St. Vincent)  –  2 – Laru Beya
Ravid Kahalani  –  Min Kalbi  –  1 – Yemen Blues

Hour 2
Geoff Berner  –  Victory Party  –  Victory Party
Moussu T e lei Jovents  –  Empêche-moi  –  Putan de Cancon
Vusi Mahlasela w/ Taj Mahal  –  In Anyway   –  Say Africa
Ti Celeste  –  Popilation Basse-Terrienne au Abois  –  Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque
Kila  –  Gwerzy  –  Tog e Go Bog e
Jugalbandi  –  Paddy Fahey’s Reel  –  From Is to Was
Roya Bahrami  –  On the Path  –  I Am I Am Not
Richard Khuzami  –  Malfouf  –  Fused
Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  Ciocarlia si Suite  –  Radio Pascani
Mahmoud Fadl  –  The 2nd Night in Mohamed ‘Ali Street  –  The Drummers of the Nile Go South
Lo’Jo   –  Fils de Zamal  –  Tu Connais Lo’Jo?
Burlakat  –  Poven Poltto  –  Magie
Pena  –  Punchaynikipi  –  Pena vol. 2

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