Favorite Global Songs of 2021

Some of STG’s favorite songs and artists of the past year. My initial list of favorites was something like six hours long, so I had to leave out some great tunes and artists. But I hope you’ll enjoy these songs…and maybe discover a new artist to explore further

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Hour 1
Syssi Mananga – Nzela (feat. Ronan Skillen) – Mopepe Mama
Nahawa Doumbia – Ndiagneko – Kanawa
Omar Sosa – Thuon Mok Loga (feat. Olith Ratego) – An East African Journey

Angelique Kidjo – Choose Love (feat. Shungudzo) – Mother Nature
Monsieur Doumani – Alavrostishiotis – Pissourin
Besarabia – Oroneta – Animal Republic
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha – Supermarketin parkkipaikalla (feat. Morgan Nickolay) – Suomi Disco
Tania Saleh – El Marwaha (The Fan) – 10 A.D.
Ehsan Matoori – La Cloche Vide – The Voices and Bridges
Massilia Sound System – Lo Mercat – Sale Caractère
Delgres – Ban Mwen On Chanson – 4:00 Am
Susana Baca – Sorongo – Palabras Urgentes
Cumbia Chicharra – Chikilin – El Grito
Baiuca – Cortegada – Embruxo

Hour 2
Monoswezi – Hwiri Hwiri Hwiri – Shanu
Ogun Afrobeat, Sara Habasha, Javier Paxariño & Kaveh Sarvarian – Afroshark – Unite
Radio Tutti & Barilla Sisters – Forró de la vida viranta – Xogo
Fanfare Ciocărlia – Gypsy Mambo No. 555 – It Wasn’t Hard to Love You
Ray Lema – Tyour Gnaoua – Jilala – Safi
Rafiki Jazz – Tum Na Aaye – Nduggu : Dust
Christine Salem – Gèryé – Mersi
Dagadana – Inaczej – Tobie
Kady Diarra – Sou – Burkina Hakili
Dobet Gnahoré – Wazii – Couleur
Céline Banza – Mbi Gwe – Praefatio
Boubacar Badian Diabate – Bagounou – Mande Guitar African Guitar Series Volume 1
Damug – La Matrix (feat. David Muñoz Guillamon, MARTÍ HOSTA & Manolo López) – Ofrenda del Origen (feat. David Muñoz Guillamon, MARTÍ HOSTA & Manolo López)

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