Your regular monthly countdown of the Top 10 global / world music CDs. In the world! Plus a mixture of new releases, concert previews, and old faves in hour 2.
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A countdown of the ten best global albums of the month, with a track from each one. Plus other great wide-ranging new releases and concert previews in hour 2.
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This week’s show started with a journey ascending the October World Music Top 10 Chart, then freewheeled into other territory, including previews of upcoming concerts and some newly released songs. Congrats to the winner of the Quetzal tickets, and more generally to everyone who, like me, loves this music.
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Cankisou – Narapundey – #10 – Fayt
Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra – Tumbalalaika – #9 The Travelling Jewish Wedding (from The Mickey Hart Collection)
Nation Beat – Tropicana (Morena Tropicana) – #8 Growing Stone
Vagabond Opera – King of Gypsies – #7 Sing for Your Lives
Te Vaka – Taku Uo Pele – #6 Havili
March Fourth Marching Band – Delhi Belly – #5 Magnificent Beast
Boban & Marko Marcovic Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocarlia – Caravan – Fanfare Ciocarlia – #4 Balkan Brass Battle
Tribeqa – Diana Mogo – #3 Qolors
Ocote Soul Sounds – Contigo Jamas – Taurus
Nawal – Mantra for Four Chakras – #2 Embrace the Spirit
Les Freres Smith – Contreband Mentality – #1 Contreband Mentality
Manisha Shahane – Girls Gone World – When Parallel Lines Meet
Camille – Allez Allez Allez – Iol Veyou
Quetzal – Luna Sol – Worksongs
Nancy Murillo – Africa Mia – Tia Yova
Kiran Ahluwalia – Raqba – Aam Zameen:Common Ground
Perunika Trio – Rekoh Ti, Tsone – The Rough Guide To The Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Syran Mbenza – Heritage Ya Luambo – The Rough Guide To The Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – I Speak Fula – I Speak Fula
KG Omulo – Ayah Ye! – Ayah Ye! Moving Train
Joe Lasqo – Raga: Asavari – Turquoise Sessions
Gabriel Palatchi Band – Electroshock – Diario de Viaje
Tribeqa – Vaudoo – Qolors
Thomas Mapfumo – Kune Rima – Chimurenga Explosion
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!
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(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
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
We went in some interesting directions today, first in a wide diversity of new releases in our Top 10 segment, then all over the world with both old and new releases, and no small percentage of instrumental pieces. Perhaps I was a little looser having guest-hosted Xenophilia yesterday. Whatever it was, this was one fun show…and the feedback confirms that listeners were enjoying the mix as well.
Dessoin – Wapi Yo? / Where Are You? – #10 Roots of OK Jazz: Congo Classics 1955-1956
Rahim Alhaj w/ Yacouba Sissoko – The Other Time – #9 Little Earth
Jienat – Sissel – #8 Mira
Achanak – Lak Noo Bhangra Mix (Purely Percussive) – #7 Rough Guide to Bhangra
Mohsen Namjoo – Qashqai – #6 Oy / Dig
King Sunny Ade – Alaji Rasaki – #5 Odu (stand-in for the new release Baba Mo Tunde)
The Budos Band – Mark of the Unnamed – #4 The Budos Band III
Ghulam Hussain – Ba Ayadat Beya – Rough Guide to the Music of Afghanistan
Real Situation – Funkadesi – #3 Tribute to a Reggae Legend
Luisa Maita – Fulaninha / Jane Doe – #2 Lero-Lero
Axum – Kool Wahed – #1 Axum
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars – Out of What? – Carnival Conspiracy
Kilema – Ao Va Nareo? / Are You There? – Lavi-Tany
Ketama, Toumani Diabate, Jose Soto – De Jerez a Mali – Songhai 2
Lata Mangeshkar & Sonu Nigam – Khamoshiyan Gungunane Lagi – King Khan: Songs from the films of Shahruky Khan
Sursumcorda – Il Gorgo – L’Albero Dei Bradipi
Sonic Tribe – Circle 3 – Sonic Tribe
Run (excerpt) – U Srinivas & Michael Brook – Dream
Bob Brozman, John McSherry And Dónal O’Connor – Beer Belly Dancing – Six Days In Down
Ray Spiegel Ensemble – Barun’s Boogie – Raga Jazz
Natacha Atlas – Batkalim – Mounqaliba
Gaby Kerpel – Toritos – Carnabailito
Rajery – Misahotaka Ny Akama – Fanamby