World Music Instrumentals (#1195)

We take a break from voices this week, and hear instrumental songs from around the planet: virtuoso performances on instruments ranging from kora to gamelan to balafon and so much more.

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Hour 1
African Virtuoses – Hafia – The Classic Guinean Guitar Group
Orlando Julius – Afro Instrumental – And the Afro Sounders
Hama Sankare – Baba Gomni (Instrumental) – Niafunke

Morikeba Kouyate – Landing Majang (Instrumental) – Morikeba Kouyate – Music of Senegal
Stratman – Tango Rebetiko (Instrumental) – Borders of Paradise
Gamelan X – Hot-Crossed Bronze – Satu
Turdus Philomelos – Kaasket Ska (Instrumental) – Grive Générale!
Wiarsih Iyar – Mojang Priangan (A Girl from Priangan) – Degung Instrumental
Mulatu Astatke – Kasalèfkut Hulu – Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits
Djalma Corrêa – Samba Da Ousadia – Origens Instrumental Brasileiro
Invisible System – Kidou (instrumental mix) – Invisible System in Mali
Tania Saleh – A Day Is Gone (O Dia Se Foi) [Instrumental] – A Few Images (Algumas Imagens)

Hour 2
Abdel Kabirr & The Soto Koto Band – Kairaba – Gumbay Dance!
Who Is John Smith – Sun Clouds – Palm Wine Instrumentals
Abdelkader Saadoun – No Frontieres (Instrumental) – Freedom
El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe – Fardah [Instrumental] – Zaghareed
Ska Cubano – Malanga Ska (Instrumental) – Ska Cubano
Bio Ritmo – Oriza (Instrumental) (Instrumental) – Oriza – EP
Rajery – Ravero – Sofera
Pierre Bensusan – Wee Dander – Azwan
AKA Trio – Baracoa – Joy
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer – Then Again – The Melody of Rhythm
Kora Jazz Trio – Bourama – Part IV
Taner Akyol Trio – Your Hands (Ellerin) – Dance To the Sun
Roswell Rudd & Toumani Diabate – Malicool – Malicool
Gjermund Larsen Trio – November – Salmeklang

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