playlist: #51 (12/15/08)-Best of 2008, pt. 2

World of Music
Pgm #51 – 12/15/08 – Year-end review, featuring some of 2008’s top world music recordings (oh yeah and some holiday tunes too…)
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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-electric version) / Nine Heavens / six degrees 657036 – (IRAN) – *NEW*
Akim El Sikameya: Chouia L’Mon Coeur / Introducing Akim El Sikameya / Introducing 113 – (ALGERIA) – *NEW*
Debashish Bhattacharya, slide guitar & Subhasis Bhattacharya, tabla: Maya / Calcutta Chronicles-Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey / Riverboat Records 1049 – (INDIA) – *NEW – 2008 Grammy Nominee-Best Traditional World Album*
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Southern Scratch: Jingle Bells / Chicken Scratch Christmas / Canyon Records 8101 – (TOHONO O’ODHAM-‘desert people’, ARIZONA)
Pistolera: Eres Tú (Before You) / En Este Camino / http://www.pistolera.net 2008 – (USA) – *NEW*
Youssou N’Dour: 4/4/44 / Rokku Mi Rokka (Give & Take) / Nonesuch 266044 – (SENEGAL) – *NEW – 2008 Grammy Nominee-Best Contemporary World Album*
Bat Makumba: Natureza / Boteco / Bat Makumba 2008 – (SAN FRANCISCO/BRAZIL) – *NEW*
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Brave Combo: Little Drummer Boy / It’s Christmas, Man! / Rounder 9033 – (TEXAS)
Johnny Haastrup: Greetings / Nigeria Disco Funk Special-The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-1979 / Soundway 10 – (NIGERIA) – *NEW*
Bishi: Nights at the Circus / Nights at the Circus / Gryphon Records 3 – (INDIA/UK) – *NEW*
Caribbean Jazz Project: Naima / Afro Bop Alliance / Heads Up 3137 – (USA) – *NEW – 2008 Grammy Nominee-Best Latin Jazz Album*
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Rokia Traoré: Tounka / Tchamantché / Emarcy 530785 – (MALI) – *NEW*
Les Amazones de Guineé: Wamato / Wamato / Sterns Music 1106 – (GUINEA) – *NEW*
Chiwoniso: Wakashinga / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE) – *NEW*
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Barney Isaacs & George Kuo: Winter Wonderland / Ki Ho’alu Christmas / Dancing Cat Records 38037 – (HAWAII)
Tricot Machine: Pas Fait en Chocolat (Not Made of Chocolate) / Tricot Machine / Grosse Boîte 2 – (QUEBEC) – *NEW*
The Campbell Brothers: The Dreydl Song / Sacred Steel for the Holidays / Arhoolie 504 – (TENNESSEE)
Julie Pane: Chique / El Arte de Bandoneón / EPSA Music 2008 – (ARGENTINA) – *NEW*
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Khaled: Low tearaf / Ghayb Any / EMI 519149 – (ALGERIA) – *NEW*
Guagua: Celtic Bembe / Psychotropical / http://www.guaguavt.com 2007 – (VT) – *NEW*
Al & The Vibrators: Merry Christmas / Christmas Greetings from Studio One / Heartbeat 7718 – (JAMAICA)
Omega Bugembe Okello: Utama wa Mapenzi / Kiwomera Emmeeme (It Is Sweet to the Soul) / Omega 2008 – (UGANDA) – *NEW*
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The LA Drivers Union Por Por Group: Por Por Akwaaba (Welcome) / Por Por: Honk Honk Music of Ghana / Smithsonian Folkways 40541 – (GHANA) – *NEW*
Willie González: Entrégame Tus Besos (Surrender Your Kisses) / Intimo y Sensual / Co Discos 10980614 – (COLOMBIA) – *NEW*
Will Patton Ensemble: Valse 29 / 6th St. Runaround / King’s Hill Music 2008 – (VT) – *NEW*
Terakaft (The Caravan): Amdagh (The Giraffe) / Akh Issudar (Milk is Survival) / World Village 468084 – (MALI) – *NEW*
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Michael Doucet: We Three Kings / Christmas Bayou / Swallow 6064 – (N’AWLINS)

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