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playlist #119 (7/12/10)-earthly delights

July 12, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #119 – A cool garden of tunes for a hot afternoon
Catch the show on 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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Maria Montalvo: Cantos del Alma / Cantos del Alma / Putumayo 174 – (CHILE)
Babukishan: Divine Love / Gypsy India / Star Music 24 – (INDIA)
Tom Waits: Earth Died Screaming / Bone Machine / Island 314512580 – (USA)
Kimi Djabaté: Djombé / Karam / Cumbancha 12 – (GUINEA-BISSAU)
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Guagua: Chinaman Rastafari / Tres / http://www.guaguavt.com 2010 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*
Angelique Kidjo: Zelie / Oyo / (demo) / N/A – (BENIN) *NEW*
Los Nemus del Pacifico: La Lengua Viperina / Grandes Exitos (Greatest Hits) / Discos Fuentes 10266 – (COLOMBIA)
Lila Downs: La Linea (The Border) / Border / Narada World 10265 – (MEXICO)
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba: Jamana Be Diya / I Speak Fula / Next Ambience 1 – (MALI) *NEW*
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Galactic featuring Katey Red & Sissy Nobby: Katey vs. Nobby / Ya-Ka-May / ANTI- 87002 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
Slavic Soul Party: Baltika / Taketron / Barbès Records 23 – (USA)
DJ Frane: In The Garden / Electric Garden of Delights / Tuff City Massive 3 – (USA)
Luisa Maita: Alento / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha 17 – (BRAZIL) *NEW-being released on 7/27 *
Velha Guarda da Portela: Sabiá Cantador / Tudo Azul / Redcircle Music 2 – (BRAZIL)
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Hot Club of San Francisco: Be That Way / Be That Way / Panda Digital 217 – (USA)
Cristina Branco: Musa / Corpo Illuminado / Emarcy 14151 – (PORTUGAL)
Staff Benda Bilili: Moto Moindo / Très Très Fort / Crammed Discs 51 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Mike Mainieri: I Love You / Crescent / NYC Records 6041 – (USA) *NEW – being released on 7/17 *
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Easy Star All-Stars: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band / Discos CNR 21622 – (JAMAICA/USA)
Mongo Santamaria: Day Tripper / Jazz Moods-Cha Cha Party / Concord 5220 – (CUBA)
The Bad Plus + Wendy Lewis: Comfortably Numb / For All I Care / Heads Up 3148 – (USA)
Easy Star All-Stars: Us and Them / Dub Side of the Moon / Easy Star Records 21606 – (JAMAICA/USA)
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Kirmizi Biber: Bendeniz / Turkish Groove / Putumayo 248 – (TURKEY)
Cornelius Claudio Kreusch: Trip Soka / Fēfē / BlackMud Sound 1 – (GERMANY)
Totó La Mompasina: Cosas Pá Pensar / La Bodega / Astar 8 – (COLOMBIA)

playlist #93 (12/14/2009)-holidays & 2009 review

December 14, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #93 – Holiday sounds & 2009 year-end review (pt. II)
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 Doucet: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Christmas Bayou / Swallow 6064 – (N’AWLINS)
Catarina Cardeal & Mike Siracusa: Noite Feliz / Sounds of the Season /CBC 3018 – (PORTUGAL / CANADA)
Liuba Maria Hevia: Venid Fieles Todos (Adeste Fideles) / Christmas Around the World / Putumayo 218 – (HAITI)
Singing Francine: The Christmas Clock / Parang Parang / PCD 2408 – (TRINIDAD)
Alton Ellis: Christmas Coming / Reggae Christmas From Studio One / Heartbeat 118 – (JAMAICA)
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Novalima (EarthRise “Bedouin Breakdown” Mix): Se Me Van / Coba Coba Remixed / Cumbancha 11 – (PERU)
Sarazino: Mundo Babilón 2 / Ya Foy! / Cumbancha 13 – (ECUADOR / CANADA)
Rupa & The April Fishes: Espero La Luna (Waiting for the Moon) / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO)
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Dilruba (Beloved) / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA)
Idan Raichel Project featuring Maya Avraham: Shev (Stay) / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL)
Kimi Djabaté: Fatu (Tribute to Fatunata) / Karam / Cumbancha 12 – (GUINEA BISSAU)
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Papi Brandao y Sus Ejecutivos: Decidede Mi Amor / Panamá! 2 / Soundway 13 – (PANAMÁ)
Akim El Sikameya: Chouia L’Mon Coeur / Introducing Akim El Sikameya / World Music Network 113 – (ALGERIA)
Claudia Acuña: El Cigarrito / En Este Momento / Marsalis Music 74946-10 – (CHILE)
Giorgio Conte: Balla Con Me (Dance With Me) / Italia / Putumayo 290 – (ITALY)
Martina Camargo: La Tambora de Cayetano / Canto, Palo y Cuero / Chico World Music 2009 – (COLOMBIA)
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The Baileys: Star of the County Down / A Song for Ireland / Toucan Cove Entertainment 1105 – (IRELAND)
Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg: Buenos Aires / Saints & Tzadiks / World Village 468089 – (IRELAND / USA)
Isabelle Georges & The Sirba Octet:  Basarabye / From the Shtetl to New York / Ambroisie 173 – (FRANCE)
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Allen Toussaint: Long, Long Journey / The Bright Mississippi / Nonesuch 480380 – (N’AWLINS)
Tony Whedon & PoJazz: Things to Pray to in Vermont / PoJazz: Live at the Black Door / http://www.jsc.edu/Academics/WritingAndLiterature/Clubs/PoJazz.aspx – (MADE IN VT)
Maria Bethânia: Guriatã / Tua (You) / Biscoito Fino 914 – (BRAZIL)
Minino Garay: Poder Decib Te Amo / Que Lo Pario! / Naïve 145176 – (ARGENTINA)
Elisete: Fantasy / Minhas Cores / http://www.elisete.com 2009 – (ISRAEL)
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Rodrigo Chávez: La Vida Simple / Color de Rumba / Cassava 9 – (TORONTO)
La Severa Matacera: Horny and Free-To / V.I.S.A. / Kallpa Records 2009 – (COLOMBIA)
The Lost Fingers: Straight Up / Lost In The ’80s / Sony 88697556082 – (QUÉBEC)
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playlist #83 (9/28/2009) – new (musical) styles for fall

September 28, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #83 – New (musical) styles for fall
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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Te Vaka: Sei Ma La Losa (This Flower and This Rose) / South Pacific Islands / Putumayo 231 – (NEW ZEALAND/SAMOA)
Les Triaboliques: black earth boys / rivermudtwilight / World Village 468088 – (UK/WORLD FUSION) *NEW*
Tinariwen: Imazeghen n Adagh (Touareg of the Adagh) / Imidiwan (Companions) / World Village 468096 – (WESTERN SAHARA) *NEW*
Jon Balke & Amina Alaoui: Ya Safwati / Siwan / ECM 2042 – (NORWAY/MOROCCO) *NEW*
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Rhythms del Mundo featuring Augusto Enriquez: Bohemian Rhapsody / RDM Classics / Decca 13188 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Izaline Calister: Telenovela (Soap Opera) / Krioyo / Network 26258 – (CURAÇAO)
Hadouk Trio: Tourneblues / Baldamore / Naïve 812891 – (FRANCE/MAURITANIA) *NEW*
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Sara Tavares: Di Alma / Xinti / 4Q World Connection 1818 – (CAPE VERDE) *NEW*
Kimi Djabaté: Bagi / Karam / Cumbancha Discovery 12 – (GUINEA-BISSAU) *NEW*
Pascal Parisot: Bip! / Les Pieds Dans La Plat / Traffix Music 2008 – (FRANCE)
Los Van Van: Soy Normal, Natural / Lo Ultimo En Vivo / Qbadisc 9020 – (CUBA)
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Elk Soldier: For the Elders (sung in Nakota) / The Elk Dreamers / Canyon Records 6453 – (NATIVE AMERICAN: LAKOTA SIOUX)
The Shi People (Bantu): Uni Urmi / Music of the Shi People / Alula Origins 5008 – (ZAIRE)
Lila Downs: Los Pollos / Shake Away / EMI 92437 – (MEXICO)
Kristi Stassinopoulou: Strong Winds Blockade / The Secrets of the Rocks / Tinder Records 861142 – (GREECE)
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Atongo Zimba: Deingo Sanga (We’re Having a Party) / Barefoot In The Sand / HiPPO Records 71055 – (GHANA)
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Kaise Main Kahoon (How Do I Say It?) / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha Discovery 14 – (INDIA) *NEW*
Stewart Sukuma: Kadivaé Mõnõ / Mozambique Relief / Naxos World 76019 – (MOZAMBIQUE)
Chiwoniso: Wakashinga / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE)
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Debashish Bhattacharya: Milaap / O Shakuntala! / Riverboat Records 1053 – (INDIA) *NEW*
Emily Loizeau: Le Coeur d’un Géant (Heart of a Giant) / Pays Sauvage / Opendisc-Polydor     531407 – (FRANCE) *NEW*
Cristobal Perez y Su Conjunto: La Negra Celina / The Rough Guide to Cumbia / Rough Guide 1043 – (COLOMBIA)
Black Uhuru: Mondays-Killer Tuesday / Liberation / Island Records 314 518 282 – (JAMAICA)
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Izaline Calister: Mi Sekreto (My Secret) / Krioyo / Network 26258 – (CURAÇAO)
Balkan Beat Box: BBBeat / Nu*Med / Jdub 106 – (ISRAEL / BROOKLYN, NY)
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playlist #78 (8/17/2009) – hot tunes for the dog days

August 17, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #78 – The show returns from summer hiatus with new tunes for the dog days. Yeah, it’s hot. That’s a drag. Might as well dance.
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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Tiempo Libre: Tu Conga Bach (on Bach’s Fugue in c minor) / Bach in Havana / Sony 44701 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion: Beethoven’s “Für Elise” / Classic Meets Cuba / Sony 93090 – (CUBA)
Omara Portuondo & Richard Bona: Drume Negrita / Gracias / World Village 479021 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Los Destellos: Para Elisa (on Beethoven’s Für Elise) / The Roots of Chicha / Barbès Records 16 – (PERU)
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Third World: 96 Degrees in the Shade / 96 Degrees in the Shade / Mango 162-539 – (JAMAICA)
Soap Kills: Cheftak / Cheftak / Soapkills 2002 – (LEBANON)
Sarazino: Ecos de Radio Iguana / Ya Foy! (“No problem!”) / Cumbancha Discovery 13 – (ECUADOR / CANADA) *NEW* – special preview – to be released on Aug. 25th *
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Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg: Buenos Aires / Saints & Tzadiks / World Village 468089 – (IRELAND / BROOKLYN, NY) *NEW*
La Bottine Souriante: Les Robineaux / Anthologie II / Mille-Pattes 2044 – (QUÉBEC)
The Waitiki 7: Coronation / Adventures in Paradise / Pass Out Records 7001 – (HAWAII) *NEW*
Kimi Djabaté: Fatu (Tribute to Fatumata) / Karam / Cumbancha Discovery 12 – (GUINEA-BISSAU) *NEW*
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Hadouk Trio (featuring Malouma) : Tourneblues / Baldamoree / Naïve 812891 – (FRANCE/ARMENIA/MAURITANIA) *NEW*
Les Triaboliques: Black Earth Boys / RiverMudTwilight / World Village 468088 – (UK/WORLD FUSION) *NEW*
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Glaz: Holen Ar Bed (“Salt of the Earth”) / Le Sel de la Terre / Radio France 8424742 – (BRITTANY)
Los Amigos Invisibles: Mango Cool / Sound of the Venezuelan Gozadera / Luaka Bop 46839 – (VENEZUELA)
Diaouled ar Menez: Rondes de Loudéac / Chauffe la Breizh! / Coop Breizh 875 – (BRITTANY)
Grupo Galé: Volver, Volver (“Return, return”) / Salsa! / Putumayo 289 – (COLOMBIA) *NEW*
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Obrador: Red Licorice / Live in Havana / (self-produced) 1998 – (CUBA)
Oumou Sangaré: Wele Wele Wintou / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI) *NEW*
Xistra de Coruxo: Foliada de Tenorio / Adicado… Do Fol Edicións 8 – (SPAIN)
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DJ Frane: A Story I Heard/Take a Look/Luminous Particles / Journey to the Planet of Birds / (self-produced) 2008 – (USA)
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trading fours: this week’s listening

July 25, 2009

“Trading fours” is an occasional series you’ll see here featuring four recommended recordings on a theme from any music genre. Leave a comment – send me your four picks, explain what the theme is and why you chose them. I’ll do the rest. (See previous post for the details on this project.)

I’ll get the series started with a set that can best be described as “Things I listened to this week”. In both of my jobs (as music director at VPR, and interning at Cumbancha/Putumayo World Music) and in my weekly show at the Radiator, I’m really fortunate to have exposure to a lot of different kinds and styles of music. As a result, the week’s listening often encompasses everything from jazz and classical to more eclectic sounds (electronic music, prepared instruments)  to new tunes from all different parts of the world. Here’s a pretty typical week of listening:

DJ Frane: Journey to the Planet of Birds

DJ Frane's "Journey to the Planet of Birds"

#1 – DJ Frane’s “Journey to the Planet of Birds” – I was turned on to this amazing, complete musical vision by a friend at Cumbancha. It’s an artfully crafted (more than 300 samples!) electronic tapestry, all on themes of birds and space and spaceflight. It even includes John Glenn’s magical “thousands of luminous fireflies” audio from that moment in February, 1962 as Friendship 7 ventured into the dark side of the planet, and Glenn saw the light particles (ice crystals) swarming his capsule. This is a beautiful recording, and a snapshot “of an era”, in a sense, even though it’s only a year or so old. Things are changing fast in the area of music rights and just as quickly it’s becoming about impossible to create a new work from sampling as liberally as DJ Frane does here.

TradingFours1-Rautavaara

Rautavaara's "Cantus Arcticus"

#2 – Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 – Early this week as I listened to DJ Frane weaving his spell with the “Birds” I was reminded of another piece, by Finnish sound master Einojuhani Rautavaara. His Cantus Arcticus, Concerto for Birds and Orchestra (written 1972) is an equally complex and enchanting work whose “samples” include shore larks, and migrating whooper swans. Sometimes I like to listen to this CD when I’m driving. Between its birdsongs and wide open sound landscapes, it has a soundtrack kind of feel. Perfect for watching nature roll by outside. (I’m not saying that it doesn’t deserve more concentrated listening as well; it does.) Bonus listening on this particular recording (with the Lahti Symphony and conductor Osmo Vanska) – the monunemtal “Angel of Light” Symphony #7, one of Rautavaara’s finest works. Outstanding.

Coltrane's "Meditations"

Coltrane's "Meditations"

#3 – John Coltrane’s “Meditations” – Following the tracks through from the opening (“The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost”), through the middle section (“Compassion”, “Love”, “Consequences”) to the end (“Serenity”) is nothing less than a full-circle spiritual reckoning. The fuller, louder and more demanding companion piece to Coltrane’s “First Meditations” (recorded two months earlier that same year, 1965), this one adds Pharoah Sanders and second drummer Rashied Ali to the classic quartet for a largely free-form exploration on themes of redemption and personal reconciliation. [PS – It’s been said before, but it can’t be said often enough: engineer Rudy Van Gelder is a genius of mythic Mozart proportions and talent.]

Kimi Djabaté's "Karam"

Kimi Djabaté's "Karam"

#4 – Kimi Djabaté’s “Karam” – From Guinea-Bissau and carrying on the centuries-old tradition of West African griots, Kimi Djabaté’s music leans heavy on the vocals in soulfully rhythmic tunes. The voice is definitely the thing with this one. It’s been riding around with me for a few weeks, but now that I’ve had a chance to really get into it, I can tell you the more I listen the more I appreciate some of the other (non-vocal) aspects of it: like the gentle, woody, melodic percussion that drives many of the songs. Like the sweetly singing kora. And the transparency of instrumental textures – you can really pick out the individual voices and follow them through each piece. Full disclosure: “Karam” will officially be released on Tuesday (7/28) this coming week. I’ve had a copy of it and I’ve been able to listen to it for a while now because I’m an intern at Cumbancha, and this CD is the first release in the new Cumbancha “Discovery” series. The further truth, though, is that I would be listening to this release and loving it even if I had no association with the label. (I would have just had to wait longer to come across it on my own.) “Karam” is special.

So there you have it, getting the conversation started with the first recommendations in the new “Trading Fours” series. Pick a theme and leave me a comment here with your top four music picks.

playlist #77 (7/13/2009)-Bastille Day, new world music

July 14, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #77 – 7/13/09 – Bastille Day = French music; the latest in world music; highlights from the new Big Heavy World “Thrufters and Throughstones” recording
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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Hand In Hand (Marge Bruchac & Justin Kennick): Hegonay, Gwanuday / Thrufters and Throughstones / BHW 10083 – (USA: ABENAKI)
Hand In Hand (Marge Bruchac & Justin Kennick): Mothers / Oasis World, vol. 2 / Oasis / http://www.OasisCD.com – (USA: ABENAKI)
Hamed Daye: Ne Me Quittez Pas (Don’t Leave Me) / Le Grande Épopée du Hip-Hop Français / Blackdoor Records 25663 – (FRANCE) * Bastille Day tomorrow *
Coralie Clément: Ces Matins d’étè (These Summer Mornings) / Salle des Pas Perdus / Netwerk 30273 – (FRANCE) * Bastille Day tomorrow *
Mc Solaar: Je Me Souviens (I Remember) / Mc Solaar / Polydor 557 603 – (FRANCE) * Bastille Day tomorrow *
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Los Van Van: Temba, Tumba, Timba / Llego…Van Van / Havana Caliente 83227 – (CUBA)
Carré Manchot: Scottish / Noz! / Radio France 50519 – (FRANCE)
Chirgil Chin: Chuguruk Aat (Beautiful Horses and Nice Girls) / Collectible / Pure Nature Music 2005 – (TUVA)
Kitka: Shto Mi E Milo / Nectar / Diaphonica 98 – (MACEDONIA)
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Kimi Djabaté: Kodé (Love) / Karam / Cumbancha Discovery 12 – (GUINEA-BISSAU) * NEW – preview: to be released later this month *
Áine Minogue: Fill It To The Brim / Circle of the Sun / RCA 63108 – (IRELAND)
Burhan Öçal & the Trakya All Stars featuring Smadj: Limincu / East2West / Doublemoon 25 – (TURKEY)
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Andy Narrell & Relator: Pan on Sesame Street / University of Calypso / Heads Up 3168 – (USA/TRINIDAD) *NEW*
Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlan: Las Alazanas / Sabor a México / Clasisicos Mexico 1997 – (MEXICO)
Josephine Baker: Don’t Touch My Tomatoes (Please!) / The Fabulous Josephine Baker / RCA 61668 – (USA)
Salif Keita & Kante Manfila: Wara / The Lost Album / White Swan Records 65 – (MALI)
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Accoules Sax: I Feel Good / Fiesta Music / CMD 12507 – (FRANCE) * Bastille Day tomorrow *
El Mariachi Caminos: Michoácan / Arriba Juárez / Spartacus 27008 – (MEXICO)
Luzmila Carpio: Fiesta de Carnaval / Kuntur Mallku (The Messenger) / Mélodie 9107 – (BOLIVIA)
Tchavolo Schmitt: Antsela / French Essentials / Burex Jazz 5 – (FRANCE) * Bastille Day tomorrow *
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Badar Ali Khan: Jano Maro Dil (My Heart) / Lost in Qawwali / Media Creature Music 1 – (PAKISTAN)
Belgistan: La Vallée / La Fanfare du Belgistan / BELG 1003 – (BELGIUM)
Anais Mitchell: L’Internazionale / Thrufters and Throughstones / BHW 10083 – (ITALY) *NEW*
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Bishi: Nights at the Circus / Nights at the Circus / Gryphon 3 – (INDIA/UK)
Black Uhuru: What Is Life / Liberation: The Island Anthology / Chronicles 314 518 282 – (JAMAICA)
Killah Priest: One Step / El Niño Pimiento / Geffen 1161 – (USA)
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