Articles tagged world music

Graveola: Camaleão Borboleta

With a new experiment every track, Graveola's latest charts a psychedelic journey through Brazil.

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Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra: Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra

Original Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and Haiti's finest musicians come together to create tropical psychedelia with a space-age vibe.

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Various: Nigeria Freedom Sounds!: Popular Music and the Birth of Independent Nigeria 1960-1963

This new Soul Jazz Records set is pure listening pleasure and a perfect jumping off point for listeners curious about popular music beyond Europe and North America.

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Changüí Majadero - “Vamos Pal Guaso” (video) (premeire)

Hypnotically repetitive and gloriously syncopated, "Vamos Pal Guaso" is captivating and liberating.

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Various: Tanbou Toujou Lou - Merengue, Kompa Kreyou, Vodou Jazz and Electric Folklore from Haiti

What it lacks in any immediately identifiable musical and geographic point of origin, this collection of mid-20th Century Haitian recordings more than makes up for in its unique cultural and stylistic fusion.

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Various Artists: Hungarian Noir: A Tribute to the Gloomy Sunday

The curse of "Gloomy Sunday" may or may not be lifted, but we are still left with one of the most tedious musical exercises that I have come across in some time.

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Money Chicha - ‘Echo en Mexico’ (album stream) (premiere)

If you’re looking for a psychedelic trip to top off your end of week, look no further than Money Chicha's new album.

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Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble: Sing Me Home

Under Yo-Yo Ma's direction, the latest effort by the Silk Road Ensemble is a joyous, mesmerizing experience.

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Count Ossie and the Rasta Family: Man From Higher Heights

1983's Man From Higher Heights is an interesting chapter in the story of Count Ossie, but it succeeds in adding to that larger story more than it does as a stand-alone album.

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24 May 2016 // 1:05 PM

Hazmat Modine - “Moving Stones” (video) (premiere)

Hazmat Modine return with their third album that highlights their 10-year history and their adventures traveling the world, absorbing new influences and spreading American roots musics far and wide.

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Various Artists: Music of Morocco - Recorded by Paul Bowles 1959

Dust-to-Digital extensively explores the culture of Morocco in a box set filled with the earthy, soulful pleasures of the country's music.

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16 May 2016 // 2:10 AM

Moken: Chapters of My Life

Moken’s Chapters of My Life delivers style, sass and skill to an album that you’ll never want to end.

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Pedro Soler and Gaspar Claus - “Cuerdas Al Viento” (audio) (premiere)

Cellist Gaspar Claus and guitarist Pedro Soler team up for their second album of stunningly gorgeous flamenco music.

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6 May 2016 // 2:05 AM

Sandaraa: Sandaraa

How does music of the Indus, Europe, and Central Asia mix? Surprisingly well.

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25 Apr 2016 // 7:02 AM

Rokia Traoré: Né So

With her latest album, Malian singer-songwriter Traoré has made something beautiful and moving from the traumas of war and personal crises

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29 Mar 2016 // 2:02 AM

Lakou Mizik: Wa Di Yo

Wa Di Yo marks the debut of one world band that could rightfully be making world headlines.

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Various Artists: Soul Sok Séga

This set shines like on Séga, the traditional music of the island of Mauritius, and leaves you feeling like you've got no choice but to dig in and learn more about this tradition.

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3 Feb 2016 // 12:00 PM

Imarhan - “Assossamagh” (Singles Going Steady)

Assossamagh" is a steady road-tripper's dream. Guitars have a serious strut, and Imarhar follows the beat of his own metre.

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28 Dec 2015 // 3:00 AM

The Best World Music of 2015

Selections from Brazil, Cuba, Gaza, Mali, and Romania, highlight this list compiled by five enthusiastic world music writers.

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Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun

Junun is proof that any amount of common ground, no matter how small, can still helps ideas take flight.

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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

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"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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