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playlist #92 (12/7/2009)-year-end 2009 review

December 11, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #92 – Reviewing some of 2009’s top world recordings
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry
: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) –  (USA / SENEGAL)
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Ska Cubano: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / Ay Caramba! / Cumbancha 1 – (CUBA)
Pistolera: No Suspires (No Sighs) / Siempre Hay Salida / http://www.pistolera.net 2006 – (NY CITY)
Tchavolo Schmitt: Antsela /French Essentials / BurexJazz 5 – (FRANCE)
Abdul Aziz Al Mubarek: Bitgoolila / Abdul Aziz Al Mubarek / GlobeStyle Records 23 – (SUDAN)
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Telmary Diaz: Que Equivoca’o / A Diario / DM Ahora Records 3 – (CUBA)
Béaturia: Teléphone / MIDEM Sampler / http://www.picap.cat 2008 – (SPAIN)
Bole 2 Harlem: Ya Selam / Volume 1 / Sounds of the Mushroom v.1 – (ETHIOPIA)
Shruti Sadolikar: Raga Bhairavi / Shruti Sadolikar / Nimbus 5346 – (INDIA)
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Easy Star All-Stars featuring Sugar Minott: When I’m Sixty-Four / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band / Easy Star Records 21622 – (JAMAICA)
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs: Arde Buenos Aires / Lo Esencial Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / norte  706443 – (ARGENTINA)
Rokia Traoré: Tounka / Tchamantché / Universal 530 785 – (MALI)
Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion: Mambozart (on Mozart’s Symphony #40) / Classic Meets Cuba / Sony 93090 – (CUBA)
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Chango Spasiuk: Alvear Orilla, Estancia Santa Maria, Tío Marcos, La Ratonera / Pynandí / World Village 468083 – (ARGENTINA) *2009 release*
Tinariwen: Lulla / Imadiwan: Companions / World Village 468096 – (MALI) *2009 release*
Willie Colón: Cuando Me Muera / El Malo vol. II / Lone Wolf Records 804 – (CUBA) *2009 release*
Angelique Kidjo: Zelie / Oyo / N/A *DEMO* – (BENIN) * preview – coming out in 2010 *
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Debashish Bhattcharya: Milaap / O Shakuntala! / Riverboat Records 1053 – (INDIA) *2009 release*
K’Naan: Take a Minute / Troubadour / A&M Octone / 12478 – (SOMALIA) *2009 release*
Oumou Sangare: Kounadya / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI) *2009 release* – Grammy nominee, Best Contemporary World Music Album
Syran Mbenza & Ensemble: Rumba Kongo / Zozo Visi / Immortal Franco: Africa’s Unrivaled Guitar Legend / Riverboat Records 1050 – (CONGO) *2009 release*
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Jon Balke & Amina Alaoui: A la Dina Dana / Siwan / ECM 2042 – (NORWAY / MOROCCO) *2009 release*
Les Léopards: D’Leau Coco (Coconut Milk) / Tumbélé: Biguine, Afro and Latin Sounds from the French Caribbean, 1963-74 / Soundway 17 – (MARTINIQUE) *2009 release*
Mamane Barka: Wo Kuru / Introduucing Mamane Barka / World Music Network 114 – (NIGER) *2009 release*
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Kaise Main Kahoon (How Do I Say It?) / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA) *2009 release*
Omara Portuondo featuring Jorge Drexler: Gracias / Gracias / World Village 479021 – (CUBA) *2009 release* – Latin Grammy winner, Best Traditional Tropical Album
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…and listen for more new 2009 world releases in the next show!

playlist #88 (11/9/2009)-nyquil for the soul

November 9, 2009
Nyquil
World of Music
Pgm #88 – Down with the flu blues – back by popular demand, this is the second annual flu season special. Songs of commiseration, consolation, and outright INDIGNANT OUTRAGE! If this don’t make you feel better, baby – you dead!
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix/  http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Squirrel Nut Zippers: La Grippe (the Flu) / The Inevitable Squirrel Nut Zippers / Mammoth Records 105 – (USA) * At Higher Ground tomorrow night: http://www.highergroundmusic.com/calendar/show/3345/ *
Big Joe Tex: Pneumonia / Hip To The Jive 2 / Sonic Scenery 708021 – (USA)
Shasha Marley: Evil Spirits Walk Away / Lost & Found / http://www.shashamarley.com 1229 – (GHANA)
Françoise Hardy: Comment te dire adieu? (It Hurts To Say Goodbye) / Divine Divas / Rounder 5071 – (FRANCE)
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Rupa & The April Fishes: Ç’est Pas d’l’amour/ extraordinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (SAN FRANCISCO) * At Parima tonight, 8pm: http://www.parimathai.com *
Will Patton Ensemble: Valse 29 / 6th Street Runaround / King’s Hill Music 2008 – (MADE IN VERMONT)
Albert Collins & The Icebreakers: Dyin’ Flu / Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection / Alligator Records    112 – (USA)
Johnny Long: Healin’ Touch / Lost & Found / Delta Groove 106 – (ST. LOUIS, MO)
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The Lost Fingers: Billy Jean / Lost In The ’80s / Sony 88697 – (QUÉBEC) *NEW*
Maria Bethânia: Feita na Bahia / Encanteria / Quitanda 18 – (BRAZIL) *NEW*
Los Silvertones: Tamborito Swing / Panama!2 / Soundway 13 – (PANAMA)
The Very Best: Chalo (World) / Warm Heart of Africa / Green Owl Records 8.98864 – (MALAWI / FRANCE / ENGLAND) *NEW*
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Rocky Fuller: Funeral Hearse At My Door / Chess Blues / Chess Records 9340 – (USA)
Neville Brothers: Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Yellow Moon / A&M Records 5240 – (N’AWLINS)
Allen Toussaint: St. James Infirmary / The Bright Mississippi / Nonesuch 480380 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
Tom Waits: Cold, Cold Ground / Franks Wild Years / Island 422-842 – (USA)
Robert Cray: I Shiver / Blues Guitar Greats / Universal 314 556 719 – (USA)
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Alex Cuba: Amor Infinito (Infinite Love) / Les Nuits d’Afrique Compilation 2007 / Les Nuits d’Afrique 2099 – (CUBA)
Omara Portuondo: Gracias / Gracias / World Village 479021 – (CUBA) * NEW – Latin Grammy winner, Best Contemporary Tropical Album *
Rupa & The April Fishes: La Linea (The Border) / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO) *NEW – at Parima tonight, 8pm: http://www.parimathai.com *
Aswad: Don’t Turn Around / Distant Thunder / Mango 9810 – (JAMAICA)
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Mathieu Mathieu: Cette Ville / Québec / Putumayo 279 – (QUÉBEC)
Hot Club of Detroit: Belleville / Hot Club of Detroit / Mack Avenue Records 1030 – (DETROIT)
Paolo Conte: Happy Feet / The Best of Paolo Conte / Nonesuch 79512 / (ITALY)
Haugaard & Høirup: Raaby Hopsa (Traditional Danish stick dance) / Lys (Light) / GOØ 501 – (DENMARK)
Kermit Ruffins: Kermit’s Second Line / Kermit Ruffins / Putumayo 233 – (N’AWLINS)
Shemekia Copeland: Turn The Heat Up / Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection / Alligator Records    112 – (USA)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Me Like It Like That & Kidd Jordon’s Second Line / The New Orleans Album / Columbia    45414 – (N’AWLINS)
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playlist #87 (11/2/2009)-dia de los muertos / day of the dead

November 2, 2009
2009-Nov02-DiaDeLosMuertos
World of Music
Pgm #87 – In the spirit(s) of All Souls Day & Dia de Los Muertos
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ – (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Los Camperos de Valles: El Llorar (The Weeping) / Dancing With the Dead / Ellipsis Arts 4200 – (OAXACA,MEXICO)
Puerto Candelaria: Muerta! (Death!) / Puerta Candelaria / Merlin Studios 2009 – (COLOMBIA) *NEW*
Cyril Smith with Rudy Vallee’s Connecticut Yankees: With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm / The Haunted House / Nimbus 2008 – (ENGLAND)
Lila Downs: La Llorona (The Weeping Woman) / La Sanduga / Narada World 72435 – (MEXICO)
Neville Brothers: Voo Doo / Yellow Moon / A&M Records 5240 – (N’AWLINS)
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Robert Faltus: Black Panthers / Catalan World Music Sampler 2008 / Picap 2008 – (SPAIN)
Marco Calliari: Bella Luna / Marco Calliari / Casa Nostra     N/A – (ITALY / CANADA)
Jake Shimabukuro: Thriller / Live / Hitchhike Records 1109 – (HAWAII) *NEW*
Robert Johnson: Hellhound On My Trail / Hellhound On My Trail / Indigo Records 2017 – (USA)
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Cuadrilla de Don Manuel Mugarra: Son de los Diablos (Song of the Devils) / Lo Mejor de…Ritmo Negro / Peruano Iempesa 1355 – (PERU)
Bob French’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Band with Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown: St. James Infirmary Blues / New Orleans Brass / Putumayo 270 – (N’AWLINS)
Kermit Ruffins feat. Juanita Brooks: When I Die (You Better Second Line) / Every Day Is A Holiday / Basin Street Records 703 – (N’AWLINS)
Louis Prima: I’ll Die Happy / Capitol Blues Collection Sampler / Capitol 1997 – (USA)
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Fela Kuti: Zombie / Fela Kuti: The Best of the Black President / EMI 3145431972 – (NIGERIA)
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Bishi: Vicious Stories / Nights At The Circus / Gryphon Records 3 – (ENGLAND / INDIA)
Café Tacuba: Esa Noche / RE / WEA 967842 – (ARGENTINA)
Los Hombres Caliente (Bill Summers & Irvin Mayfield): Vodou Hoodoo Babalu / Volume 4: Vodou Dance/  Basin Street Records 204 – (N’AWLINS)
Alejandra Robles: La Bruja (The Witch) / La Morena / AJ Records 1 – (MEXICO)
Papando Moscas: El Esqueleto del Terror (The Skeleton of Terror) / Cabeza de Chorlito! / RGS Music (N/A) – (ARGENTINA)
NG La Banda: La Bruja (The Witch) / The Best of NG La Banda / Metro Blue Music 21391 – (CUBA)
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Googie Rene: The Chiller/  Hip To The Jive 2 / Sonic Scenery    708021 – (USA)
Dinah Shore: The Scene of the Crime / Hip To The Jive 2 / Sonic Scenery 808021 – (USA)
Tony Trischka: The Leatherwing Bat / Territory / Smithsonian Folkways 40169 – (USA)
Alessandra Bellini with I Giullari di Piazza: Canto di Hecate (Song of Hecate) / Divine Divas / Rounder 5071 – (ITALY) – [Hecate, the Greco-Roman goddess, often associated with magic, witches, ghosts, and crossroads]
Paul Metsa: Whistling Past the Graveyard / Whistling Past the Graveyard / Raven Records     93 – (USA)
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Lazaro Ros & Mezcla: Ibanlayé / Cantos / Intuition Music 3080 – (CUBA)
Sonny Landreth: Congo Square / Legends of New Orleans / Blue Marble Music 2 – (N’AWLINS)
Lila Downs: Black Magic Woman / Shake Away / EMI 92437 – (MEXICO)
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playlist #85 (10/19/2009)-a jolly good mix of tunes

October 19, 2009
PoJazzImage
World of Music
Pgm #85 – New releases, international adventures, and discovering the world right here at home
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Michael Rose: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? / The Mighty Quinn (film soundtrack) / MGM Pictures 3341 – (JAMAICA)
Fatima Spar and the Freedom Fries: Andrejs Nächt / Zirzop / Geco-Tonwaren 293 – (BALKAN / AUSTRIA)
Bonerama: Cabbage Alley / Bringing It Home / MTP 1101 – (N’AWLINS)  * At FlynnSpace this Thursday, 10pm: https://www.flynntix.org/tickets/reserve.aspx?PerformanceNumber=5403& *
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Youssou N’Dour: 4-4-4-4 / Rokku Mi Rokka (Give and Take) / Nonesuch 266044 – (SENEGAL)
Les Orientales: Stenitek – Besame Mucho (Kiss Me A Lot) / Music-Hall d’Algérie / mk2 Music 8345106342 – (ALGERIA)
Kadda Cherif Hadria: Djezaïr / Djezaïr / Naïve 36911 – (ALGERIA)
Soha: C’est Bien Comme Ça / D’Ici et D’Ailleurs / Opendisc 5099950318100 – (ALGERIA)
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Le Vent du Nord: Au Bord de la Fontaine / Maudite Moisson! / Borealis 151 – (QUÉBEC)
Rupa & The April Fishes: Culpa de la Luna (It’s the Moon’s Fault) / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO) *NEW – Coming to Parima on 11/9/09 – http://www.parimathai.com/ *
Easy Star All-Stars: Like the Stars / Until That Day / Easy Star Records 1016 – (JAMAICA)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Afro Blue / Red Earth / DDB Records 9091 – (USA / MALI) * Coming to the Flynn on 11/1/09 – https://www.flynntix.org/tickets/reserve.aspx?PerformanceNumber=5403
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Novalima: Libertá / Coba Coba / Cumbancha 9 – (PERU)
Mamane Barka: Wo Kuru /Introducing Mamane Barka / World Music Network 114 – (NIGER REPUBLIC) *NEW*
Mariza: Vozes do Mar (Voices of the Sea) / Terra 4Q 1814 – (PORTUGAL) *NEW*
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective: Baba (Father) / Wátina / Cumbancha 3 – (BELIZE)
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Tony Whedon & friends: Things to Pray to in Vermont (to the tune of “If I Had You”) / Last Days: Live at the Black Door / PoJAZZ 1 – (MADE IN VERMONT) *NEW – CDs can be purchased online for $10 at: http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000036245 *
Pitz Quattrone & The Earthman Band: Locomotor / The EP / http://www.pitzondidge.com    802-229-4952 – (MADE IN VERMONT) *NEW*
Twist of the Wrist: Donna Lombarda / Twist of the Wrist / self-produced N/A – (MADE IN VERMONT)
Guagua: Charanga / Pan Frito / http://www.guaguavt.com 1128 – (MADE IN VERMONT)
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Les Loups Noirs d’Haïti: Jet Biguine / Tumbélé! / Soundway 17 – (MARTINIQUE) *NEW*
Hal and the Big S: Zamiyego / Umoya / Halspirit Records 2 – (SOUTH AFRICA) *NEW*
Emily Loizeau: La Femme a Barbe (The Bearded Lady) / Pays Sauvage / Opendisc 531407 – (FRANCE) *NEW*
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Guru Ghantal / Yatra (Nomadic Soul) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA) *NEW*
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Mexican Institute of Sound (remix): Cha Cha Cha / Lotería Beats Mixtape vol. 1 – Raul Campos / Nacional Records 68499 – (MEXICO)
Félix Baloy: Mami Te Gustó / Baila Mi Son / Tumi 100 – (CUBA)
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throw a stone, you can’t miss

October 12, 2009
On Church Street

Last week on Burlington's Church Street

The thing about music in Vermont is that it’s everywhere.

Same with poetry, visual and performance art, and literary and learning events of one kind or another.

On a recent September Monday I reviewed the evening’s options and realized within an hour’s drive I could participate in an equinox stargazing party at a local library, see an internationally-recorgnized author speaking on worldwide food production, hear a piano trio performing Beethoven, or attend a reading of Robert Frost’s autumnal poetry.

Many days are like that.

Autumn’s already shaping up to be rich with offerings,  a few upcoming suggestions are below. You’ll notice most of these take place in Central/Northern Vermont. It’s because that’s where I live, and these are the ones I have the best chance of actually experiencing.

There are an equal number of  events and performances taking place in other areas of the state, so by all means look to your local arts/cultural scene and don’t just stop here!

Oct. 13, 8-10pm @ the Bluebird Tavern, Burlington: guitarist Jim Stout  and the Queen City Hot Club in an evening of gypsy jazz and gourmet cuisine. A fabulous combination.

Oct. 20 @ the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College: Indian classical musicians, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar

Oct. 23 @ the UVM recital hall (part of the Lane Series): German keyboardist Andraes Staier, whose Bach will make you wonder how you ever listened to that music before Staier came along.

Oct. 23-Nov. 1 @ Palace Nine Theatre, South Burlington: the Vermont International Film Festival

through Oct. 25 @ the Shelburne Museum: Nature by Design, an exhibit highlighting Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Art Nouveau creations

through Oct. 25 @ the FlynnSpace in Burlington: Opus – a play about what happens as a string quartet prepares for their highest profile performance ever, as the group’s personal dynamics create as much tension as there is on any violin’s bridge.

Oct. 25 @ Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier: local blues man Dave Keller hosts a tribute to blues legend Koko Taylor

through Oct. 29 @ Club Metronome, Burlington: New Orleans’ own trombone funk band, Bonerama as the artists-in residence Thursday evenings through October

Oct. 30 @ the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College: the Ying Quartet in the final concert of their weeklong residency

all month (October) long @ the Black Door, Montpelier: pick a night, any night

Nov. 1 on the Flynn Main Stage: the extraordinary jazz/blues singer Dee Dee Bridgewater in a tribute program to Billie Holiday

Oct. 13-Nov. 25 @ the Fleming Museum: (exhibit) Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints, 1985-2008

the whole season at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph: especially noting pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s Vermont return with an all-Bach program on January 23


playlist #79 (8/24/2009) – mixin’ it up

August 24, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #79 – Mixin’ it Up: a cross-continental road trip
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ – (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Baloji: A l’heure d’étè (“At the summer hour”) / Kinshasa Succursale / EMI Belgium 2009 – (CONGO / BELGIUM) *NEW*
Maryem Tollar: Baghdad 1258 / Book of Life / Toronto Arts Council 8 – (EGYPT / CANADA)
Miguel Gil: Katà / Katà / Galileo Music 5 – (SPAIN)
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Manou Gallo: Chanter l’amour (“Love song”) / Manou Gallo / Zig Zag World 1 – (IVORY COAST)
Brian Blade: Get There / Mama Rosa / Verve Forecast 12613 – (USA) *NEW*
Alejandra Robles: La Bruja (“the witch”) / La Morena / Alejandra Robles 2008 – (MEXICO)
Akeïkoi: Midjo Peya / Akeïko from Connexion / Hors-Normes 2002 – (IVORY COAST / FRANCE)
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Umalali: Hattie / Umalali: The Garifuna Women’s Collective / Cumbancha 6 – (BELIZE)
Marva Wright: The Levee is Breaking Down / After the Levees Broke / AIM 5015 – (N’AWLINS) * next week’s show dedicated to the people of the Gulf Coast, in memory of the 4th anniversary of the landfall of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita *
Mosquitos: Flood / Sunshine Barato / Bar-None Records 162 – (USA)
The Idan Raichel Project (feautring Anat Ben Hamo): Mai Nahar (“River Waters”) / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL)
Los Mirlos (The Birds): La Danza de Los Mirlos / The Roots of Chicha / Barbès Records 16 – (PERU)
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Hazmat Modine: Yesterday Morning (on Gershwin’s “Summertime”) / The Womexizer 2007 / WOMEX 7 – (USA)
Nikki Giovanni: Seduction-Kidnap Poem / The Way I Feel / Collectables 6507 – (USA)
Mamer: Proverbs / Eagle / Real World 884108 – (CHINA) *NEW*
Agnese Manganaro: Ferma e Piccola / Mille Petali / IRMA Records 846 – (ITALY) *NEW*
Abou Chihabi: Lewo! Lewo! (“Today, today!”) / Folkomor Ocean / PlayaSound 65188 – (COMOROS ISLANDS)
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Los Van Van: Nosotros los del Caribe / The Best of Los Van Van / Milan Latino 35799 – (CUBA)
Jozi Lucka: Já é Tarde / Intacta / JZ 1 – (BRAZIL)
Nortec Collective: Tijuana Makes Me Happy / Tijuana Sessions vol. 3 / Nacional 63747 – (USA)
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Yassoupha Sidibe: Serigne Amdi Moustapha Fall / Xelkom / (self-produced) 2008 – (SENEGAL)
Laura López Castro & Don Philippe: Acabou Chorare / Inventan el Ser Feliz / NESOLA 2007 – (SPAIN / GERMANY)
Aurelio Martinez: Dügü / Garifuna Soul / Stonetree 26 – (BELIZE)
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Rupa & the Aprilfishes: Ç’est pas de l’amour (“This can’t be love”) / extraordinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (USA)
Sarazino: People / Ya Foy! / Cumbancha Discovery 13 – (AFRICA / ECUADOR) * NEW – being released tomorrow! *
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