Free Friday: A Global Mix (STG #1148)

Black Friday is all about shopping and spending and consumption. Instead, here’s a musical celebration of things that are free, and songs that will set your mind and spirit free.

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Hour 1
The Soil – Joy – The Soil – Super Deluxe Edition
Khadja Nin – Free (Sina Mali, Sina Deni) – Sambolera
Ahmed Mukhtar – Joy – Visions of Iraq
Shakti – Happiness Is Being Together – The Best of Shakti
Vaudou Game – Happiness – Apiafo
Brass Roots – Free for a Dollar – Purple Cha Cha Heels
Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People – The Definitive Jimmy Cliff
Michael Rose – Happiness – Dance Wicked
Tambu – Free Up – Calypso Season
Yellow Sisters – Free to Do – Singalana
Ekrem & Gypsy Groovz – Cocek Srece (Chochek of Happiness) – Rivers of Happiness
Bajka – Invisible Joy – Bitteschön, Philophon! Vol. 1

Hour 2
Black Uhuru – Happiness – Reggae Greats
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Rain Rain Beautiful Rain (w/Natalie Merchant) – Long Walk to Freedom
AKA Trio – Joy – Joy
Seheno – The Way Is Free – Hazo Kely
Allou April – Bringing Joy – Smooth Africa II: Exploring The Soul
Femi Kuti – I Wanna Be Free (Live) – Another World Is Possible
The Polyversal Souls – Invisible Joy – Invisible Joy
Brazilian Girls – Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Thoughts Are Free) – Brazilian Girls
Gilfema – Happiness – Three
Sami Yusuf – Happiness – Salaam
Talvin Singh & Niladri Kumar – Joy – Together
Kroke – Usual Happiness – Ten Pieces to Save the World
Lorin Skramberg – Increase Our Joy (excerpt) – Tsuker-Zis
Kobo Town – Beautiful Soul – Independence

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