Pioneering Women of World Music (#1162)

Fairouz & Oum Kalthoum

As we launch into Women’s History Month, STG rounds up tunes from some of the women whose music reverberated around the planet, including The Mohotella Queens (South Africa), Yma Sumac (Peru), Ofra Haza (Yemen/Israel), Cheikha Rimitti (Algeria), Cesaria Evora (Cabo Verde), Celiz Cruz (Cuba), Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares (Bulgaria), Márta Sebestyén (Hungary), and many more.

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Hour 1
Calypso Rose – Woman Smarter – Far from Home
Susana Baca – Se me van los pies – Susana Baca
Xiomara Fortuna – Baisabi – Kumbajei
Totó La Momposina – Malanga – La Candela Viva
Miriam Makeba – Hoenene – Hoenene
Letta Mbulu – Hareje – Naturally
Sibongile Khumalo – Mayihlome – Putumayo Presents Women Of Africa
Mahotella Queens – O Šomela Byalwa – Pitša Tše Kgolo
Asha Bhosle & Kronos Quartet – Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne (You’ve Stolen My Heart) – You’ve Stolen My Heart – Songs from R.D. Burman’s Bollywood
Lata Mangeshkar – Kaise Rahun Chup – Rough Guide: Lata Mangeshkar
Najma – Dil Laga Ya Tha – Qareeb
Fairuz – Ana Aendi Haneen – Legend The Best Of Fairuz
Ofra Haza – Im Nin’ Atu – Yemenite Songs

Hour 2
Yma Sumac – Jungla – Mambo! (1955)
Celia Cruz – Ritmo Tambor y Flores – Introducing Celia Cruz
Carmen Miranda – Balboleo – Em suas criações inesquecíveis
Rita Lee – Miss Brasil 2000 – Babilônia
Lila Downs – Arenita Azul – Tree of Life
Mercedes Sosa – La Arenosa – Hasta La Victoria
Whirimako Black – Te Mauri O Nga Waka – Hohou Te Rongo (Cultivate Peace)
Moana & The Moa Hunters – Tahi (Roots Mix) – Tahi
Le mystère des voix bulgares – Erghen Diado – Le mystère des voix bulgares, vol. 1
Muzsikás – Azt Gondoltam, Esô Esik (I Thought It Was Raining) – The Prisoner’s Song
Vera Bila & Kale – Sako Rat’i – Rom-Pop
Cheikha Rimitti – Serrer à droite et stationner – Sidi Mansour
Oumou Sangaré – Ah Ndiya – Moussolou
Angelique Kidjo – Tanyin – Parakou

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