Posts Tagged ‘Putumayo’

touareg blues

July 22, 2011

desert blues man Bombino

It’s been so d@^^n!! hot here over the last couple of days the sweet sound of North African desert blues sounds right at home.

Tonight at Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT it’s guitarist/songwriter Bombino from Niger as the last artist in the Summer Global Music Voyage series being produced this summer by Cumbancha and Putumayo World Music. Doors at 7:30, show at 8. See you there for sure!

 

 

freshlyground in burlington tonight!

July 9, 2011

The Summer Global Music Voyage continues tonight at Higher Ground in Burlington! The second of four concerts features Freshlyground, a funk/groove/Afrobeat band from South Africa. It’s been quite a while since anything quite like this came to town. Ticket info >> here <<

summer global music voyage

June 25, 2011

mosquito bite (photo by jj harrison)

Summer has never been my favorite season, but it seems to make other folks happy enough and of course I understand it’s necessary for nature’s annual replenishment. So I can go along with it. And, good tunes do help to forget about the heat, stickiness, and infinite bugbites of the season.

This week there’s a new series of concerts opening at Higher Ground. The first show is Thursday and the other three shows will get us through most of the next month. It’s being presented by our good friends at Putumayo World Music, the Music Voyager TV series, and VT’s own Cumbancha recording label.

Peru’s popular afro-groove band Novalima opens the series, with other shows coming from South Africa (Freshlyground on 7/9); San Francisco (Rupa and The April Fishes on 7/13); and Niger’s desert blues guitarist/singer Bombino closes the series on 7/22.

If you can go all four shows (or feel like supporting local music even if you can’t attend all four), they’re even offering a great deal: buy a “passport” for a flat $40 and you can get into all of the shows for a considerable discount over the individual ticket cost.

Yes: I will see you there, dancing in the front row and decidedly NOT thinking about sweating. Ugh, summertime.

freshly ground

June 13, 2011

I opened the mail today and discovered the latest recording from South Africa’s funky Freshlyground waiting there. That’s cool, I’ve been wanting to check them out since I found out they’re coming to Burlington this July. And, that makes a great title for this week’s World of Music.

We’re going to add that one to a box of CDs recently received from the Nacional Records label, shake it up and call it a show.

Other “freshly ground” sounds this time around include Los Amigos Invisibles from Venezuela, Putumayo’s groovy new Bossa Nova Around the World, and several interesting recent ARC Music collections from Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Macedonia.

World of Music is an eclectic borscht of blues, jazz, poetry, and international music every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator.  Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.

playlist #130 (10/11/10)-under the covers, pt. 4

October 11, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #130 – It’s getting chilly. Sounds like it’s time to warm up with another installment of the popular ‘under the covers’ series! Featuring great cover versions of tunes we know and love.
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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Stochelo Rosenberg (covering Stevie Wonder): I Wish / Ready’n Able / Iris Music 3001891 – (NETHERLANDS)
Toots & The Maytals (covering Stevie Wonder): Higher Ground / Flip and Twist / D&F Music 2010 – (JAMAICA) *NEW*
Tony Allen (covering U2): Where The Streets Have No Name / In The Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 / Shout Factory 826663 – (NIGERIA)
Coco Freeman (featuring U2): I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / Rhythms del Mundo / Hip-O Records 7891 – (CUBA)
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Lailo (featuring Gloria Gaynor): Yo Vivire (I Will Survive) / Sexy Latin Beats / Azucar Entertainment 90011 – (USA)
Los Destellos (covering Beethoven): Para Elisa / The Roots of Chicha / Barbès Records 16 – (PERU)
Miriam Jarquín & Blues Latino:  Autumn Leaves / No Hay Palabras / http://www.blueslatino.com 2005 – (COSTA RICA)
Grandpa Elliott: This Little Light of Mine / Sugar Sweet / Playing for Change 31841 – (USA)
Oslo Gospel Choir: Vaer Meg Naer (Kumbayah) / Salme Skatt / FX CD 272 – (NORWAY)
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Bob French’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Band w/Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown: St. James Infirmary / New Orleans Brass / Putumayo 270 – (N’AWLINS)
Ana Cañas (covering Dylan): Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 / Amor e Caos / Sony 88697182782 – (BRAZIL)
Seu Jorge (covering Bowie): Life on Mars? / The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou / Hollywood Records 62494 – (BRAZIL)
Kruno: Puttin’ On The Ritz / Gypsy Jazz Guitar / Gypsy Jazz Distributions 2006002 – (SERBIA)
The Puppini Sisters: It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing / The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo / Verve 10416 – (USA)
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Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion (covering Beethoven): Salsa No. V / Classic Meets Cuba / Sony 93090 – (CUBA)
La Fragua (covering the Beatles): Eleanor Rigby / De los Andes a los Beatles / Antara 758 – (ARGENTINA)
Easy Star All-Stars featuring Frankie Paul (covering the Beatles): Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band / Discos CNR 21622 – (USA/JAMAICA)
Sunshiners (covering Duran Duran): Notorius / Welkam Bak Long Vanuatu / Ter a Terre 21 – (OCEANIA)
Marcia Griffiths: Sea of Love / Truly / Heartbeat 11661 – (JAMAICA)
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Shinehead (covering Sting): Jamaican in New York / Sidewalk University / Elektra 61139 – (JAMAICA)
Inner Circle (covering the Police): Bed’s Too Big Without You / Spirits in the Material World / Shanachie 45067 – (JAMIACA)
The Denver Dub Collective (covering Prince): When Doves Cry / Purple Dub / http://www.denverdubcollective.com 2009 – (USA)
Easy Star All-Stars (covering Pink Floyd): Us and Them / Dub Side of the Moon / Discos CNR 21606 – (USA)
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Ska Cubano: Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / Ay Caramba! / Cumbancha 1 – (CUBA)
Jim Carrey: Cuban Pete / The Mask / Columbia 66207 – (USA)
Tukuleur (covering Toto): Africa / Cover the World / Putumayo 208 – (SENEGAL)

playlist #124 (8/30/10)-beyond katrina

September 1, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #124 – Remembering the Katrina landfall 5th anniversary
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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Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer: Diguedin / Wô / La Tribu 7205 – (QUÉBEC, CANADA)
The Rankin Family: Fiddle Medley / The Rankin Family / Capitol Records 99995 – (CAPE BRETON, CANADA)
The Cottars: Young Munro / Feast / Rounder 7068 – (CAPE BRETON, CANADA)
Jambalaya Cajun Band: Les Flammes d’Enfer / Cajun / Putumayo 184 – (N’AWLINS)
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Cedric Watson: Cochon de Lait / Cedric Watson / Valcour Records 4 – (LOUISIANA, USA)
Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie: Bye Bye Mon Nèg / Zydeco / Putumayo 160 – (N’AWLINS)
Theryl “Houseman” de’Clouet: Ain’t No Yachts In The Ghetto / City of Dreams / Rounder 11661 – (N’AWLINS)
Mahalia Jackson: Didn’t It Rain / Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns / Columbia Legacy 65594 – (N’AWLINS)
Professor Longhair: Go To The Mardi Gras / Legends of New Orleans / Blue Marble Music 2 – (N’AWLINS)
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Oswin Chin Behilia: Ata Toni / Liber / Otrabanda Records 10 – (CURAÇAO) *NEW*
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba featuring Harouna Samake: Torin Torin / I Speak Fula / Out Here Records 1 – (MALI)
Shantel: Fige Ki Ase Me / Disko Partizani / Essay 15 – (GERMANY)
The Lost Fingers: Billie Jean / Lost In The 80s / Sony 88697556082 – (QUÉBEC, CANADA)
Magnifico: Land of Champions / Grand Finale / Avih N/A – (SLOVENIA)
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Ukulélé Club de Paris: Cabo Azulado / Manuia! / EmArcy Records 17741 – (FRANCE)
Amália Rodrigues: Los Piconeros / The Essential Collection / Manteca 59 – (PORTUGAL)
Jake Shimabukuro: Thriller / Live / Hitchhike Records 1109 – (HAWAII, USA)
Sunshiners: Every Kinda People / Sunshiners / BMG 21074 – (OCEANIA)
Trombone Shorty: Hurricane Season / Backatown / Verve Forecast 4194 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
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Clifton Chenier: Ti Na Na /Louisiana Gumbo / Putumayo 161 – (N’AWLINS)
Devin Phillips: Wade in The Water / Wade in The Water / http://www.devinphillips.com 2006 – (N’AWLINS)
Kimberly Rivers, aka Black Kold Madina: Trouble The Water / Trouble The Water / http://www.bornhustlerrecords.com 2009 – (N’AWLINS)
Dr. John: Goin’ Back to New Orleans / Goin’ Back to New Orleans / Warner Brothers 26940 – (N’AWLINS)
Poncho Sanchez: Dóndé Va Chichi? / Raise Your Hand / Concord Picante 30149 – (MEXICO/USA)
John Boutté: I’ll Fly Away / New Orleans Brass / Putumayo 270 – (N’AWLINS)



playlist #117 (6/21/10)-the world cup of music

June 22, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #117 – …the show that’s like a World Cup, for your ears!
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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Sonny Rollins: St. Thomas / Saxophone Colossus / Prestige 1501 –  (USA)
Kali: L’Histoire du Zouk / Caribbean Party / Putumayo 132 – (MARTINIQUE)
The New Islanders: Caribbean Cruise / Music of the Caribbean / Intersound 8906 – (TRINIDAD)
Sunshiners (covering John Lennon): Woman / Welkam Bak Long Vanuatu / Ter A Terre 21 – (OCEANIA)
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Emad Sayyah: Balla Tghanni Ya Mourkos / Bellydance from Lebanon / ARC Music 2278 – (LEBANON) *NEW*
Celia Cruz: Celia’s Oye Como Va / Siempre Vivré / Sony 489544 – (CUBA)
Mario Grigorov: Cuban Soil, Cuban Sun / Paris to Cuba / Warm & Genuine Records 1 – (BULGARIA)
Toots and the Maytals (covering Phish): Back On The Train / Dub Like An Antelope / Red Hillz Music 2009 – (JAMAICA)
Madagascar Slim: Good Life / Good Life Good Living / MS 1 – (MADAGASCAR)
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Trombone Shorty: Hurricane Season / Backatown / Verve 14194 – (N’AWLINS) *NEW*
Golem!: Tell Her You Love Her / Citizen Boris / JDub 113 – (USA)
Razia: Yoyoyo / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW*
Staff Benda Bilili: Je t’aime / Très Très Fort / Crammed Discs 51 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
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Long-ge: Playing Mahjong / Blues Around The World / Putumayo 253 – (TAIWAN)
The Cottars: Fare Thee Well, Northumberland & The Purple Wave / Feast / Rounder Records 7068 – (CAPE BRETON) *NEW*
Chuck Bernstein: Delta Berimbau Blues / Delta Berimbau Blues / CMB Records 102844 – (USA)
Gil Scott Heron: New York Is Killing Me / I’m New Here / XL Recordings 471 – (USA) *NEW*
Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott: Pelham Gardens / East-West Trumpet Summit / Origin Records 82561 –  (USA) *NEW*
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Fela Kuti: No Agreement / The Best of the Black President / Universal 3145431972 – (NIGERIA)
Alicia Villareal: No, Oh, Oh / Se Cruza / Universal 2264 – (MEXICO)
The Hot Club of San Francisco: Spivy / Gypsyland / Lost Wax Records 501 – (USA)
La Macanita: Adiós Tristeza / The Rough Guide to Flamenco / Rough Guide 1189 – (SPAIN)
Señor Coconut: Firecracker / Yellow Fever! / Nacional Records 54124 – (CHILE)
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Black Uhuru: Hey Joe / Now! Dub / Mesa 79022 – (JAMAICA)
Novalima: Coba Guarango (Toni Economides Remix) / Coba Coba Remixed / Cumbancha 11 – (PERU)


playlist #113 (5/3/10)-bits and parts

May 4, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #113 – A little bit of everything.
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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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tamacun / Rodrigo y Gabriela / ATO Records 21557 – (MEXICO) *On the Flynn Main Stage this Saturday, 8pm *
Youssou N’Dour: 4-4-44 / Rokku Mi Rokka / Nonesuch 266044 – (SENEGAL)
Iness Mêzel: Ifassen / Berber Singing Goes “World” / Silex 225066 – (MOROCCO)
John Brown’s Body: Play On / Among Them / Shanachie 45042 – (USA)
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Maria Bethânia: A Coroa / Pirata / Do Brasil 4251 – (CAPE VERDE)
Selim Sesler: Melodic Sesler / Anatolian Wedding / DoubleMoon 36 – (TURKEY)
D’Gary & Jihé: Mbo Hahita Avao (One of these days I’ll find it) / Islands / Putumayo 129 – (MADAGASCAR)
Ana Cañas: Super Mulher (Super woman) / Amor e Caos (Love and Chaos) / Sony 88697 – (BRAZIL)
Shinehead: I Just Called To Say I Love You / Sidewalk University / Elektra 61139 – (UK)
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Dengue Fever & Dara Chom Chan: Give Me One Kiss / Electric Cambodia / Minky 1 – (CAMBODIA / USA)
Samuele Bersani: Binario Tre / Caramella Smog / Ariola 82876570472 – (ITALY)
Steve Zissou: Rebel Rebel / The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou / Hollywood Records 63494 – (BRAZIL)
Dobet Gnahoré: Nan / Ano Neko / Contre Jour 14 – (IVORY COAST)
Puerto Candelaria: La Colomnina / Llegó La Banda / Merlin Studios 2006 – (COLOMBIA)
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Whitefield Brothers: NTU / Earthology / Now Again 2010 – (GERMANY) *NEW*
Novalima: Se Me Van / Coba Coba / Cumbancha 9 – (PERU)
Theryl “Houseman de’Clouet”: Ain’t No Yachts in the Ghetto / City of Dreams / Rounder 2196 – (N’AWLINS)
Aterciopelados: Don Dinero / Oye / Nacional 68480 – (COLOMBIA)
Ashley McIsaac & Mary Jane Lamond: To America We Go / Celtic Crossroads / Putumayo 243 – (CANADA)
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Sabakoe: Un Bai Wolo / The Best of Sabakoe vol. 1 / Stemra 6 – (SURINAM)
Nikki Giovanni & The New York Community Choir: My Tower / Truth Is On Its Way / Collectables 6506 – (USA)
Alpha Yaya Diallo: Bambara Blues / Djama / Jericho Beach Music 501 –  (GUINEA)
Jane Hirshfield (read by Brenda Wehle): Lake and Maple / Poetic License / GPR Records 83765 – (USA) *NEW*
Los Van Van: La Protesta de las Gallinas / Lo Ultimo en Vivo / Qbadisc 9020 – (CUBA)
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Myra Melford & Be Bread: Whole Tree Gone / The Whole Tree Gone / Firehouse 12-04-01-012 – (USA)

playlist #111 (4/19/10)-earth day

April 19, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #111 – Songs from the natural world for Earth day’s 40th anniversary this week
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)
Los Mirlos: La Danza de los Mirlos (dance of the birds) / The Roots of Chicha / Barbès Records 16 – (PERU)
Lila Downs: Los Pollos (the chickens) / Shake Away / EMI 2437 – (MEXICO)
Ozomotli: La Gallina (the hen) / Latin Funk / Rough Guide 1196 – (USA)
Emilie-Claire Barlow: O Pato (the duck) / The Very Thought of You / EMG 443 – (CANADA)
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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Stairway to Heaven / Rodrigo y Gabriela / ATO Records 30 – (MEXICO) * On the Flynn Mainstage – Sat. 5/8, 8pm – FLYNNTIX.ORG *
Consuelo Luz: Las Estreyas (the stars) / A Jewish Odyssey / Putumayo 182 – (CHILE/CUBA/USA)
Buika & Chucho Valdes: Luz de Luna (moonlight) / El Último Trago / Warner Music Spain 68614 – (SPAIN/CUBA)
Color de Rumba: Estrellita (little star) / Color de Rumba / Cassava Latin Rhythms 9 – (TORONTO, CANADA)
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Rose: Saisons (seasons) / Rose / Source etc. 696582 – (FRANCE)
Georges Brassens: Le Vent (the wind) / Georges Brassens / Wagram Music 3093622 – (FRANCE)
Maryem & Ernie Tollar: Il Matar (the rain) / Cairo To Toronto / http://www.maryemtollar.com 9 – (EGYPT/CANADA)
Calima: Gatito Perdido (lost kitten) / Azul / EMI 94877 – (SPAIN)
Niyaz: Golzar (come, the meadows are in bloom) / Niyaz / six degrees 657036 – (IRAN) * on a poem by Rumi *
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Peret (“King of the Rumba”): El Mosquito / La Salsa de la Rumba / Sony 837122 – (SPAIN)
Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80: Mosquito Song / Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80 / disorient 56 – (NIGERIA)
Lila Downs: La Cucaracha (the cockroach) / Una Sangre / EMI 78049 – (MEXICO)
La India Canela: La Culebra (the snake) / Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic / Smithsonian Folkways 40547 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
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Tinariwen: Mano Dayak / Aman Iman-Water Is Life / World Village 468067 – (MALI)
The Idan Raichel Project featuring Anat Ben Hamo: Mai Nahar (river waters) / Within My Walls / Cumbancha 10 – (ISRAEL)
Mariza:  Vozes do Mar (voices of the sea) / Terra (earth) / 4Q 1814 – (PORTUGAL)
Kronos Quartet:  Kara Kemir / Floodplain / Nonesuch 518349 – (SAN FRANCISCO/KAZAKHSTAN)
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Rajery: Gasikara (madagascar) / Sofera / Marabi 46820 – (MADAGASCAR)
Razia: Ny Alantsika (nature’s lament) / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW*
The Eames Brothers Band: Earth Blues / Open Road / http://www.eamesbrothersband.com 2005 – (MADE IN VT)
Rupa & the April Fishes: Les abeilles (the bees) / eXtraordinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (USA)
Steel Pulse: Earth Crisis / Earth Crisis / Elektra 60315 – (JAMAICA)
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Walela (Rita Coolidge, Priscilla Coolidge, & Priscilla’s daughter Laura Satterfield): Wash Your Spirit Clean / New Native Music / Narada 63933 – (USA)  *sung in Cherokee*

playlist #105 (3/8/10)-international women’s day

March 8, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #105 – Int’l Women’s Day
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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Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman / In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry / Rhino Word Beat 72408 – (USA)
Telmary Diaz: Que Equivoca’o / A Diario / DM Ahora Records 3 – (CUBA)    
Umalali
: Yündüya weyu (Sun has set) / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (NICARAGUA)
Alicia Villareal: Celosa / Soy Lo Prohobido / Universal 440 014 824 – (MEXICO)
Malinky: Thaney / 3 Ravens / CD Trax 233 – (SCOTLAND)
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Angelique Kidjo: Zelie / Oyo / (demo) N/A – (BENIN)
Nikki Giovanni: The Women Gather / The Way I Feel / Collectables 6507 – (USA)
Angelique Kidjo: ekoléya (here we go, another war) / Logozo / Mango 162 539 918 – (BENIN) *NEW – released on 2/9/10 *
Malouma
: Lemra / Nour / Marabi 46819 – (MAURITANIA)
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Razia: Ny Alantsika (nature’s lament) / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *NEW – released on 2/23/10 *
Saffire (the Uppity Blues Women): You Can Have My Husband / Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection / Alligator Records 112 – (USA)
Renata Rosa: Là em São Paulo / Zunido da Mata / Outro Brasil 50741 – (BRAZIL)
Coralie Clément: Samba de Mon Coeur Qui Bat / Paris / Putumayo 249 – (FRANCE)
Rupa & the April Fishes: Une Americaine à Paris / extraordinary rendition / Cumbancha 7 – (USA)
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Miriam Jarquín & Blues Latino: Quizás, quizás, quizás (Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps) / No hay palabras (I don’t have words) / http://www.blueslatino.com 2005 – (COSTA RICA)
Maryem & Ernie Tollar: Issalam (Peace) / Cairo to Toronto / ROM 9 – (EGYPT / CANADA)
Betty Davis: Don’t Call Her No Tramp / They Say I’m Different / Lita 27 – (USA)
Oumou Sangare: Wele, Wele Wintou / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI)
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Lhasa: La Frontera / The Living Road / Nettwerk 30375 – (USA / MEXICO)
Niamh Parsons: The Water Is Wide / Blackbirds & Thrushes / Green Linnet 197 – (IRELAND)
Cesaria Evora: Angola / Miss Perfumado / Windham Hill 18103 – (CAPE VERDE)
Dobet Gnahoré: Inyembezi zam (My tears) / Na Afriki / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
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Oum Kalsoum: Techouf Omuri / L’essential Oum Kalsoum / EMI 537605 – (EGYPT)
Chiwoniso & Vibe Culture: Ziva Kwaunobva (Respect where you’ve come from) / Timeless / Metro Sounds 3 – (ZIMBABWE)
Joyce: Feminina / The Essential Joyce 1970-1996 / Mr. Bongo Records 9 – (BRAZIL)
Celia Cruz: Yo Vivré (I Will Survive) / Siempre Vivré / Sony Discos 498544 – (CUBA)


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