Articles tagged world music

Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tempo Dos Mestres

Awe-inspiring and all analog, Fabiano Do Nascimento fuses music and nature deep in the Amazon rainforest with enchanting results.

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Andrés Landero: Yo Amanecí

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more definitive collection of classic cumbia than Yo Amanecí.

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Debashish Bhattacharya: Hawaii to Calcutta

Classical Indian ragas meet Hawaiian roots music on Hawaii to Calcutta, an impassioned tribute to trailblazer Tau Moe.

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30 Jan 2017 // 2:10 AM

José Mauro: Obnoxius

José Mauro's haunting, long-buried magnum opus adds a new chapter to the revolutionary history of 1970s Brazilian music.

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Noura Mint Seymali: Arbina

Noura Mint Seymali takes a stripped-down and powerful approach to her psychedelic griot pop.

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C.A.M.P.O.S.: Miracles & Criminals

Psychedelic grooves and electronic cumbia fusions shine on Miracles & Criminals, an album that never quits (even when it probably should).

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Various Artists: Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta

Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta is a goldmine for musical history buffs and an excellent purchase for anyone in need of a little more African jazz.

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Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Madjafalao

After years of lighting up the night, Benin's oldest big band lets the sunshine in.

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The 12 Best World Music Albums of 2016

There’s no short list that can be truly comprehensive of all the music in a single country, much less a planet, but there are always a few promising places to start.

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Bitori: Legend of Funaná - The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands

Accordion-fueled revolution reigns on the first worldwide release of an album of Cabo Verdean classics.

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23 Nov 2016 // 10:15 AM

The Peace: Black Power

When the Summer of Love meets 1970s Zambia, the result is fuzzy, free, and guaranteed to make anyone cooler.

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Alsarah and the Nubatones: Manara

Alsarah and the Nubatones blend classic Afropop and subtle electronic sounds to write a bold, beautiful new page in contemporary African music.

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Dawda Jobarteh: Transitional Times

The West African kora goes from classical to cosmic on Dawda Jobarteh's brilliant sophomore release.

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15 Nov 2016 // 12:00 PM

Tinariwen (+IO:I) - Ténéré Tàqqàl (Singles Going Steady)

Here, the Sahara's own rock stars lament the current state of their home desert, of the constant power struggles that stain the region.

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Bossacucanova: The Best of Bossacucanova

To take a beloved classic and update it is always a risky endeavor. Bossacucanova has made a career out of it.

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19 Oct 2016 // 12:00 PM

Caetano Veloso and the Poetry of Protest

Veloso's revolution has always been one of color and light, pop and poetry, psychedelic experimentation and indigenous tradition.

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Zomba Prison Project: I Will Not Stop Singing

The Zomba Prison Project's second album once again lays bare the lives and thoughts of the residents of Malawi's only maximum security prison.

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17 Oct 2016 // 9:30 AM

Piers Faccini - ‘I Dreamed an Island’ (album stream) (premiere)

World music master Piers Faccini couldn’t have picked a better time to release his new album, I Dreamed an Island, which celebrates cultural diversity

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14 Oct 2016 // 1:10 AM

Jah Wobble: In Dub

This collection of selections and collaborations spanning 30 years confirms Jah Wobble as the foremost interpreter and practitioner of dub on the global scale. He is a consummate musician to boot.

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11 Oct 2016 // 1:20 AM

Acid Arab: Musique de France

Parisian electronic music crew Acid Arab embark on a transcultural sonic journey that seeks to resolve the political and ideological differences in which many on the continent are currently embroiled.

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