playlist: #50 (12/8/08)-Best of 2008, pt.1

World of Music
Pgm #50 – 12/8/08 – Celebrating the 1st anniversary of ‘World of Music’ today by launching a 3-part review of 2008’s hottest world recordings!
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Gaudi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Theme song) Bethe Bethe Kese Kese / Dub Qawwalli / six degrees 657036-1137 – (PAKISTAN/UK)
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Niyaz : Beni Beni (Trad. Turkish song) / Nine Heavens / six degrees 657036 – (IRAN) – *NEW*
Velha Guarda da Portela (The Guardians of Samba): Sabiá Cantador (Song Bird) / Todo Azul / red circle music 2 – (BRAZIL) – *NEW*
Hot Club of Detroit: J’Attendrai (I Will Wait) / Night Town / Mack Avenue Records 1041 – (DETROIT) – *NEW*
Rupa & The Aprilfishes: Une Americaine à Paris / eXtraOrdinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (SAN FRANCISCO) – *NEW*
Orchestra Baobab: Papa Ndiaye / Made in Dakar / Nonesuch 433788 – (SENEGAL) – *NEW*
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Ramon F. Veloz: Paz en la Tierra (Joy to the World) / Christmas Around the World / Putumayo 218 – (CUBA)
Banks Soundtech Steel Orchestra: Winter Wonderland / Steel Drums at Christmas / CRS 57 – (BARBADOS)
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Eksi Ekso: The Wintering & O’ God They’ve Frozen / I Am Your Bastard Wings / MBL 104 – (BOSTON) – *NEW*
Angélique Kidjo: Zan Vévédé (O Holy Night) / World Christmas / Metro Blue 7243 – (BENIN, AFRICA)
Soweto Gospel Choir: Avulekile Amasango (One Love) / Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre / Shanachie 66042 – (S. AFRICA) – *NEW – 2008 Grammy Nominee*
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Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko: Bibi / Africa to Appalachia / JS 200 – (USA/MALI) – *NEW*
Oslo Gospel Choir: vaer meg naer (Kumbayah) / Salmeskatt / FX CD 272 – (NORWAY)
La Companyia Elèctrica Dharma: No Cal que Ho Entengueu / El Misteri d’en Miles Serra i les Músiques Mutants / Picap 910603 – (SPAIN) – *NEW*
Manu Chao: Politik Kills / La Radiolina / Nacional Records 68496 – (FRANCE/SPAIN) – *NEW*
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Los Straitjackets: Let It Snow / Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets / Yep Roc 2041 – (NASHVILLE)
Áine Monigue: Máire Mhór / Circle of the Sun / RCA 63108 – (IRELAND)
Blowzabella: L’Ange (The Angel) / Octomento / Blowzabella 2007 – (UK)
Le Trio Joubran: Sama-Sounounou / Majâz / Randana 2 – (PALESTINE) – *NEW*
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Sebastian Foglia: Amour éternal / Lounge House Sound / HDM Music 2008 – (PUERTO RICO) – *NEW*
Durbin Elf: Carol of the Bells / The Reindeer Room / Kriztal 3009 – (USA)
Alton Ellis: Christmas Coming / Irie Christmas in Jamaica! / Studio One 118 – (JAMAICA)
Lee “Scratch” Perry: Invisible Dub / Spirits in the Material World (A Reggae Tribute to the Police) / Shanachie 45067 – (JAMAICA) – *NEW*
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The Garifuna Women’s Collective: anaha ya (I Am Here) / Umalali / Cumbancha 6 – (BELIZE) – *NEW*
Toumani Diabaté: Kaounding Cissoko / The Mandé Variations / Nonesuch 433724 – (MALI) – *NEW-2008 Grammy Nominee*
Tiris: Tiris Nibreeha / Acoustic Arabia / Putumayo 282 – (WESTERN SAHARA) – *NEW*
Romane: Passion / Impair & Valse / Arco Iris 3001 821 – (FRANCE)
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Let’s Do It / Ilembe-Our Tribute to King Shaka / Gallo 5051442 – (S. AFRICA) – *NEW-2008 Grammy Nominee*
Mariachi Los Camperos: La Entrega (The Surrender) / Amor, Dolor y Lágrimas (Love, Sadness and Tears)-Ranchera Music / Smithsonian Folkways 40518 – (MEXICO) – *NEW*
Vates e Violas: Instante Feliz (Instant Happiness) / What’s Happening In Pernambuco? / Luaka Bop 808990065 – (BRAZIL) – *NEW*
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds: St. Nicholas / Christmas Around the World / Putumayo 218 – (CUBA)
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