Posts Tagged ‘Maria de Barros’

playlist #116 (5/24/10)-africa, pt. 3

May 24, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #116 – The latest installment in our occasional series exploring the multitude of sounds from Africa
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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African Vision: Africa / African Vision / Ethno World Music 4008 – (WORLD FUSION)
Baloji: Tout Ceci Ne Vous Rendra Pas Le Congo / Kinshasa Succursale / EMI 68613 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Mahotella Queens: Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) / Sound Offerings from South Africa, vol. 2 / Gallo Record Company 632 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Atongo Zimba: Guuse, en sugro / Barefoot In The Sand / Hippo Records 1055 – (GHANA)
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The Anambra Beats: Ayamma / Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues / Soundway 9 – (NIGERIA)
Trio Tambours: Oust / Port du Capricorne / http://www.runmusic.com (demo) – (LA RÉUNION)
Chiwoniso: Karima (Planting) / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha 8 – (ZIMBABWE)
Victor Démé: Deni Mouke Ila / Victor Démé / Chapa Blues 2008 – (BURKINA FASO)
Bako Dagnon: Bélébélé / Titati / Discograph 6099245 – (MALI)
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The LA Drivers Union Por Por Group: Por Por Akwaaba (Welcome) / Por Por Honk Horn Music from Ghana / Smithsonian Folkways 40531 – (GHANA)
(Four Shi musicians from the Bantu Tribe in Congo): Uni Urmi / Music of the Shi People / Alula Origins 5008 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars: Watching All Your Ways / Rise & Shine / Cumbancha 18 – (SIERRA LEONE) *NEW*
Master Drummers of Africa: Imichingo (Dust Devil) / Master Drummers of Africa, vol. 2: Ubuntu / Arc Music 2280 – (TANZANIA, GHANA, etc.) *NEW*
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Maria de Barros: Funana Ca Tem Frontera / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE)
Lulendo: Angola / Angola / Buda Musique 2005 – (ANGOLA)
Ba Cissoko featuring Tiken Jah Fakoly: Africa / Electric Griot Land / 3D Family Music 2005 – (MALI)
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Tarika: Koba / Rough Guide to the Indian Ocean / Rough Guide 1086 – (MADAGASCAR)
Ghorwane: Mayvavo / Mozambique Relief / Naxos World 76019 – (MOZAMBIQUE)
Manou Gallo: Chanter L’Amour (Love Song) / Manou Gallo / Zig Zag World 1 – (IVORY COAST)
Papa Wemba: Esclave (Slave) / Molokai / Real World 2373 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
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Issa Bagayogo: Touba / Tassoumakan / Six Degrees 6570361103 – (MALI)
Terakaft: Arghane Manine / Akh Issudar / World Village 468084 – (MALI) *(written by Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, lead singer from Tinariwen)
Habib Koité: Africa / Afriki / Cumbancha 5 – (MALI)
Dobet Gnahoré: Têlo Dé / Na Afriki (My Africa) / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
Orchestra Baobab: Papa Ndiaye / Made in Dakar / World Circuit 433788 – (SENEGAL)
The Waves Band: Angba Langar / Only A Dream / Kelele Records / 31004 – (SEYSCHELLES ISLANDS)

playlist #97 (1/4/2010)-island vacation getaway

January 11, 2010

Boracay Island, Philippines (photo by Banshee0101)

World of Music
Pgm #97 – When the mercury heads south so does the music. It’s the annual island music special today!
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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The Brothers Cazimero: Hawaiian Paradise / Hawaiian Paradise / Mountain Apple Company 2013 – (HAWAII)
Bobby & Angelo: E Iti Taurua / Islands / Putumayo 129 – (TAHITI)
Sara Tavares: Sumanai / Xinti / 4Q World Connection 1818 – (CAPE VERDE)
Andy Narell and Relator: Gavaskar / University of Calypso / Heads Up 3168 – (TRINIDAD)
Steel Pulse: Steppin’ Out / Earth Crisis / Elektra 60315 – (JAMAICA)
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Anastasia Moutsatsou: Pino Pino / Greece: A Musical Odyssey / Putumayo 225 – (GREECE)
Cesaria Evora: Cumpade Ciznone  / Miss Perfumado / Windham Hill 18103 – (CAPE VERDE)
Cachao: Mi Guajira (My Country Girl) / Master Sessions Volume I / Crescent Moon 64320 – (CUBA)
Calypso Rose: Rum & Coca-Cola / Calypso @ Dirty Jim’s / EMI 5634790 – (TRINIDAD)
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Ramito: Amanecer Borincano / Los Pares de Franca vol. 6 / Ansonia Records 1397 – (PUERTO RICO)
Puerto Plata (feat. Guitarist Edilio Paredes): Mujer de Cabaret / Mujer de Cabaret / iASO 2 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Marcia Griffiths: Sea of Love / Truly / Heartbeat 11661 – (JAMAICA)
Les Kings: Oriza / Tumbélé / Soundway 17 – (MARTINIQUE)
Pulpo: Intense!! / Pulpo’s Hot Bread / The Mambo Project 801 – (PUERTO RICO)
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Gurejele: Watolea / South Pacific Islands / Putumayo 231 – (NEW CALEDONIA)
Black Uhuru: Peace & Love / Now / Mesa 79021 – (JAMAICA)
Kaya: Sensé / The Rough Guide to Music of the Indian Ocean / Rough Guide 1086 – (MAURITIUS)
Black Rose: Raude / Why take a plane? / Oceania Records 1 – (FIJI)
Sunshiners: Modern Love / Sunshiners / BMG 21074 – (OCEANIA)
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The New Islanders: Caribbean Cruise / Music of the Caribbean / Intersound 8906 – (TRINIDAD)
Henri Debs: Guantanamera / Mega Zouk / Stemra 3005012 – (GUADELOUPE)
Maria de Barros: Funana Ca Tem Frontera / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE)
The Waves Band: Anba Langar / Only A Dream / Take ONE Tonstudio 31003 – (SEYCHELLES ISLANDS)
Bernard Uedre: Si Celé / Si Celé / Mangrove 1470 – (NEW CALEDONIA)
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Terese Bright: Hame Pila / A Gallery / Pumehana Records 4935 – (HAWAII)
Bob Marley: Jammin’ / Legend / Island 1290169 – (JAMAICA)
Julian Marley: Sunshine / A Time & Place / Tugg Gong International 54610 – (JAMAICA)
Sunshiners: Woman / Welkam Bak Long Vanuatu / Ter A Terre 21 – (OCEANIA)
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playlist #75 (6/15/2009)-Great grooves and new tunes

June 15, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #75 – 6/15/09 – Great grooves and new world music
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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Eric Carbonara: The Collective Rot of Burning Beauty / Maidens of Mullik / Nada Sound Studio 2009 – (INDIA/USA)
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Maria de Barros: Djam Crebu Ma N’Ca Ta Frabu / Morabeza / TerreMar Music 2009 – (CAPE VERDE) *NEW*
Gilsmedo: Paz / Cabopop / Harmonia 23972 – (CAPE VERDE)
Olivia Byington: Eu Nunca Fui à Bahia / Olivia Byington / Mandrake 687 – (BRAZIL)
Sarazino: People / Ya Foy! / Cumbancha N/A – (ALGERIA/ECUADOR/CANADA) * NEW – not yet released, coming out in August *
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Ludovic & Kruno: Take the “A” Train / Philadelphie Sur Seine / Gypsy Jazz Distribution: http://www.gypsyjazz.net 2008 – (FRANCE/CROATIA)
Paname Dandies: J’t’ai dans le peau (I’ve Got You In My Skin) / Le Swing de L’Escargot / Volvox Music 703 – (FRANCE) *NEW*
Jimmy Cliff : You Can Get It (If You Really Want It) / The Harder They Come / Mango 162-539-202 – (JAMAICA)
Pistolera: No Suspires (No Sighs) / Siempre Hay Salida / http://www.pistolera.net 2006 – (MEXICO/N.Y. CITY)
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Ivo Papasov & Friends: The Contest / Thracian Rhapsody, vol. 2 / Labor 7028 – (BULGARIA)
Marco Calliari: Bella Luna / Marco Calliari / Casa Nostra (sampler) – (ITALY/CANADA)
Dobet Gnahoré: Ma Poô / Na Afriki / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
Eladio Romero Santos : La Muñeca / Bachata Roja / iASO 3 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
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Les Amazones de Guinée: Reine Nyepou / Wamato / Sterns Music 1106 – (GUINÉE)
De Callaos: D’Prestao / Desde Mi Balcón / http://www.decallaos.com 2008 – (SPAIN)
Gertrudis: No Me Mires Más / Gertrudis / Mass Records 50205 – (SPAIN)
Jake Shimabukuro: Let’s Dance / Live / Hitchhike Records 1109 – (USA) *NEW*
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Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu: Galiku / Gurrumul / Skinnyfish Music 80201 – (AUSTRALIA)
The Idan Raichel Project featuring Marta Gómez: Todas las Palabras (All the Words) / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL/COLOMBIA) *NEW*
Marcel Casellas I La Principal de la Nuit: Ara és Temps / El Club Del BGI / Picap 910686 – (SPAIN)
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playlist #72 (5/25/2009)-memorial day, summertime, and mucho new music

May 25, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #72 – 5/25/09 – Memorial Day with Count Basie, Sammy Kaye, and Count Basie. Listening to international versions of “Summertime”, and lots of new music.
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 / www.intrahealth.org/open/ – (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Count Basie & His Orchestra: For the Good of Your Country / I’m Beginning to See the Light / Columbia 14539 – (USA) *MEMORIAL DAY*
Hazmat Modine: Yesterday Morning (“Summertime”) / The Womexizer 07 / Womex 7 – (USA)
Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra featuring Jerry Stuart: This is the Army, Mr. Jones / Remember Pearl Harbor / RCA 63816 – (USA) *MEMORIAL DAY*
Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra: Remember Pearl Harbor / Remember Pearl Harbor / RCA 63816 – (USA) *MEMORIAL DAY*
Gabriel Allegria: Summertime / Nuevo Mundo / Saponegro 2007 – (PERU)
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Cristina Branco: Secret Sensus / Decca 3225 – (PORTUGAL)
Novalima (EarthRise “Bedouin Breakdown” Mix): Se Me Van / Coba Coba Remixed / Cumbancha 11 – (PERU) *NEW (SNEAK PREVIEW) – to be released on 6/16*
Alicia Villareal: Ladron / Soy Lo Prhobido / Universal 440 014 824 – (MEXICO)
Kronos Quartet feat. Ljova: Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me (Trad. Iraqi song) / Floodplain / Nonesuch 518349 – (IRAQ/SAN FRANCISCO) *NEW*
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Chen Jie-bing: Eve’s Night / Spirit on Two Strings (vol. 1) / Wind Records 1001 – (CHINA)
East West: Summertime / East West / EW 1080 – (JAPAN/SAN DIEGO) *NEW*
Café Tacuba: El Aparato / Re / WEA 967842 – (MEXICO)
Otra: Con Otra in New Orleans / Todo Pa’La Gente / Otra 2004 – (N’AWLINS)
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Jake Shimabukuro: Spain /Live / Hitchike Records 1109 – (USA) *NEW* – *NEW* – In Burlington on 6/21 at Higher Ground: http://www.highergroundmusic.com
Omara Portuondo & Richard Bona: Drume Negrita / Gracias World Village 479021 – (CUBA) *NEW*
Café de L’Art: Kapaboteakiemata vol. 5 / Eros Music 2952 – (GREECE)
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Pato Banton & The Mystic Roots Band: Niceness / Positive Vibrations / PB 2007 – (UK/JAMAICA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival World Music Tent on Sat. June 13th @ 5: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … ulture.php *
Pink Martini: Tempo Perdido / Hey Eugene! / Heinz Records 3 – (USA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival (Flynn Main Stage) on Sat. June 13th @ 8:
http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … artini.php *
Grace Kelly: It Might As Well Be Spring / Mood Changes / Pazz Productions 16 – (USA) * At the Discover Jazz Festival on Sat. June 13th @ 8:30: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … -kelly.php *
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Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective: Weyu Lárigi Weyu (Day By Day) / Hear Globally / Cumbancha 91 – (BELIZE) *NEW COLLECTION*
Roswell Rudd & Toumani Diabaté: Sena et Mariam (“Summertime”) / MALICool / Soundscape 3008 – (MALI/USA)
Ofra Haza: Im Nin’ Alu (Trad. Yemenite Song) / Shaday / Sire 25816 – (ISRAEL)
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Danielle Martineau: Le Quadrille des Homards / Les Secrets du Vent / DAMA 401 – (CANADA)
Maria de Barros: Funana Ca Tem Frontera / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE) *NEW*
Gangbé Brass Band: Un été à Vodelée (A Summer in Vodelée) / Assiko / Contre Jour 21 – (BENIN)
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra w/Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, & The Modernaires: When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Remember Pearl Harbor / RCA 63816 – (USA) *MEMORIAL DAY*
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the ‘other’ barefoot diva

May 22, 2009
5/21/09-Maria de Barros

5/21/09-Maria de Barros (bad pic but a lovely lady!)

Maria de Barros is the god-daughter of Cape Verde’s legendary Cesaria Evora, whose comfortable presence and symbolically shoeless performance style has earned her the nickname, “the barefoot diva”.

In last night’s show, the shoes (Maria’s) came off before the first song had even hit the chorus. It took a little while for everyone in the typically polite and reserved (Vermont) audience to come around, but by the end of the evening the chairs were pushed aside and discarded shoes lined the floor at the bottom of the stage as Higher Ground’s Showcase Lounge erupted in a world-class dance party. 2009-May21-MariaDeBarros03

Maria de Barros and her band sang and danced a warm musical embrace in a performance that exuded “morabeza” – an adjective, she said, that describes the kind hospitality and characteristically generous spirit of people from her native Cape Verde.

No surprise, then, that Morabeza is also the title of her brand new recording.

The show itself blended tunes from the new release, along with some from de Barros’ two previous recordings. Every song was sung in Portuguese, but their individual styles were as diverse as the wide cultural and historical crossroads of the West African islands themselves.

In a little over two hours, the mood bounced naturally from lilting samba and reggae grooves to emotionally infused morna love songs, and – de Barros’ specialty – outright party music in Cape Verde’s native coladeira style. Her light voice, bright smile, and radiant stage presence were a good match for the feel of the music.

2009-May21-MariaDeBarros02I would like to have heard more from some of the individual band members. The acoustic guitarist had a little solo time in the light, as did the the percussionist. The ukulele-reminiscent cavaquinho is a curious instrument native to this kind of music, and it’s an unusual enough sight in this part of the world that it could have been featured and highlighted more than it was to give another dimension to the performance. Nice to hear (and see) it played, nonetheless.

Near the end of the concert I ran into a couple of friends who had also attended Mariza’s amazing show, back in March. Though Mariza and de Barros both sing in Portuguese, and de Barros’ style can be considered “fado informed”, it’s not truly fado music. So deeper comparisons can’t really be made between the two. My friend and I agreed; listening to these two is better thought of like appreciating the special, individual qualities of two different wines: if Mariza is port, then surely de Barros’ lighter, tropical-flavored style is Viñho Verde.

Is it a coincidence, this comparison of a ‘barefoot diva’ to wine, and wine’s inevitable associations with barefoot grape-stomping? Nah. Like spending an evening with an artist of Maria de Barros’ caliber, it’s purely intentional even if the results are happily unexpected.

Last night’s concert was the latest in the ongoing Cumbancha/Putumayo World Music series at Higher Ground, next one’s coming up on July 7th: Nigeria’s pioneering King Sunny Ade and His African Beats!

For further listening: I like Morabeza, but for the choice of tunes and the blend of instruments I probably still prefer her earlier Dança Ma Mi (“Dance With Me” – 2005, Narada Records). Try both, you sure can’t go wrong.

cape verde in burlington

May 21, 2009
Maria de Barros (Photo: Johnny Fernandes)

Maria de Barros (Photo: Johnny Fernandes)

The day’s finally arrived, after months of anticipation – Cape Verdean singer Maria de Barros is in town for a show tonight! She’s on tour now with the new recording “Morabeza”, which was partly recorded here in Vermont at the Charles Ellers Studios.

She’s the god-daughter of Cape Verdean legend Cesaria Evora, carrying forward in that Portuguese fado-inspired tradition and bringing her own upbeat style to the music as well.

Ready to dance? Me too. What a way to launch summertime!

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Doors at 7:30pm, the show starts at 8 in the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge. Click here for ticket/accessibility info.

playlist: #71 (5/18/09)-new releases

May 18, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #71 – 5/18/09 – What’s new? Listen up here and find out.
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
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Abou Chihabi: Lewo! Lewo! / Folkomor Ocean / Playsound 65188 – (COMOROS ISLANDS)
Alicia Villareal: Pepe Le Pew / Cuando el se Cruza / Universal B0002264 – (MEXICO)
Gotan Project: Santa Maria / World Lounge / Putumayo 198 – (FRANCE/ARGENTINA)
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Maria de Barros: Tabanka di Txada Grandi / Morabeza / Sheer Group 2009 – (CAPE VERDE, AFRICA) *NEW* – Maria de Barros in concert this Thu. Evening at Higher Ground: http://www.highergroundmusic.com/calendar/show/3201/ *
Nat King Cole (mixed by Cut Chemist): Day In Day Out / Nat King Cole RE: Generations / Capitol 2009 – (USA) *NEW*
El Tanbura: Zayy El Nhardah (The Canal Song) / Between The Desert and The Sea / World Village 450002 – (EGYPT) *NEW*
Black Koldmadina: Amazing / Trouble The Water / BKM 1 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
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Miles From India: All Blues / Miles From India / Times Square Records 1808 – (USA/INDIA) * Miles From India at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 4th: http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/program … px?id=9090 *
Pink Martini: Sympathique / World Lounge / Putumayo 198 (USA) * Pink Martini at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on June 13th: http://www.discoverjazz.com/tickets-eve … artini.php *
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David Lowe’s Dreamcatcher: Sadhu / What…is Inbetween? / Oval 601 – (UK/JAPAN)
Agnese Manganaro: Ferma e Piccola / Mille Petali / Irma Records 846 – (ITALY) *NEW*
Chango Spasiuk: Tierra Colorada / Pynandi / World Village 468083 – (ARGENTINA) *NEW*
Boogie Balagan: Dalida Blooz / Lamentation Walloo / Warner Music France 5101179512 – (FRANCE/ISRAEL/PALESTINE)
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Gu Guanren: Peking Opera Melody: Flowing Water / Phases of the Moon / Sony 36705 – (CHINA)
The Idan Raichel Project: Chalomot Shel Acherim / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL) *NEW*
Calypso Rose (featuring Soft/Fred Deshayes): Summertime / Calypso Rose / CMG 2308 – (TOBAGO)
Africando All-Stars: Son Fo / Baila! / Putumayo 251 – (S. AFRICA)
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Culture Music Club: Ni Yeye (It’s Him) / Shime! / World Village 468080 – (TANZANIA) *NEW*
Los Coronas: Secret Agent Man / Surfin’ Tenochtitlan / Isotonic Records 97 – (SPAIN)
Claudia Acuña: El Cigarrito / En Este Momento / Marsalis Music 74946 – (CHILE) *NEW*
Daby Touré & Skip McDonald: Riddem / Call My Name / Real World Music 37005 – (USA/MAURITANIA) *NEW*
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ABC Bossa: Garota de Ipanema (The Girl From Ipanema) / Evolucion / VND Records 2007 – (ARGENTINA)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Let’s Do It / Ilembe: Our Tribute to King Shaka / Gallo Records 5051442 – (S. AFRICA)
Mamer: Kargashai & Flute Song / Eagle / Real World Music 884108 – (CHINA)
Willie Colón: Narcomula / El Malo vol. 11: Prisoneros del Mambo / Lone Wolf 804 – (PUERTO RICO) *NEW*
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