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Thursday, December 1 2011

The Best World Music of 2011

The best of this year's world music proves there's energy surging everywhere around music, this human-made fight to find an approximation of the inexpressible.


Tuesday, January 26 2010

Part 3: From Porcupine Tree to Wye Oak

Slipped Discs continues with Norwegian electro pop, lots of Scottish pop goodness, two rock institutions, a Soviet born chanteuse and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.


Columns

Sunday, January 17 2010

Top 10 Global Albums of 2009

The top 10 "world music" CDs of 2009, stretching from Africa and the French Caribbean to New Zealand and Brooklyn.


Reviews

Thursday, June 20 2013

Vieux Farka Touré: Mon Pays

Vieux Farka Touré pays homage to a country he wants back.


Tuesday, May 24 2011

Vieux Farka Touré: The Secret

Latest release continues a remarkable evolution.


Sunday, July 18 2010

Vieux Farka Touré: Live

The sound of the new African century: joyful, confident, and boisterous


Sunday, May 31 2009

Vieux Farka Touré: Fondo

Fondo is not world music so much as music from the world.


Thursday, September 27 2007

Vieux Farka Touré: Remixed

These new versions of songs from Vieux Farka Touré's excellent self-titled debut shine with the inspiration of their source material and cohere nicely as an album of world beat electronica.


Blogs

Tuesday, June 7 2011

Vieux Farka Touré - "All the Same" (feat. Dave Matthews) Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Afrobeat star Vieux Farka Touré's latest single is "All The Same", in which American jamband favorite Dave Matthews lends vocals to a haunting Touré melody.


Tuesday, May 10 2011

Vieux Farka Touré - "Aigna" (feat. Derek Trucks) MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

One of Africa's most widely respected young musicians, Vieux Farka Touré releases his third album, which features collaborations with Derek Trucks, Dave Matthews, as well as Touré final collaboration with his father.


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