2016-12-16 Best Global Songs of 2016

Sociedade RecreativaThis week, STG’s favorite songs of the year, more or less. Honestly, I’m hoping to whittle my list down to 20 or so, but right now there are 30+ releases still in the running. 2016 may have been questionable politically, and terrible for the life expectancy of musicians, but some great new music emerged, and it’s worth celebrating.

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Hour 1
Sociedade Recreativa
“Xote Natural (feat. Flavia Coelho)” from Sociedade Recreativa

Noura Mint Seymali “Soub Hanak” from Arbina

Cacique’97 “We Used to Be Africans” from We Used to Be Africans

Seheno “Razoky” from Hazo Kely

Tuuletar “Tuu Kerää” from Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal

Kandia Kouyate “Kassi Doundo” from Renascence

The Bongo Hop “El Terrón (feat. Nidia Gongora)” from Satingarona, Vol. 1

Rokia Traoré “Obikè” from Né So

Set break — KAOS Community Billboard

Djelimady Tounkara “mansa” from Djely Blues

Bonga “Espalha” from Recados de Fora

Sun Hop Fat “Yegelle Tezeta” from Sun Hop Fat

Yemen Blues “Tonight I’ll Be Pretty (feat. Mariem Hassan)” from Insaniya

Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra “Ciganocka” from Del Ebro al Danubio

Hour 2
Aziza Brahim
“El wad” from Abbar el Hamada

Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano “Bilongo” from Heritage

Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra “Bade Zile” from Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra

Lakou Mizik “Panama’m Tonbe” from Wa Di Yo

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate “Rising Tide” from Monistic Theory

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal “Super étoile” from Musique de Nuit

Debo Band “Yalanchi” from Ere Gobez

Terrakota “Wari (feat. Florian Doucet)” from Oxalá

Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar

Derek Gripper “Miniyamba” from Libraries on Fire

Bixiga 70 “Ventania” from III

Fanfare Ciocarlia “Crayfish Hora” from Onwards To Mars

Fanga “Modern Man” from Kaleidoscope

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