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Doralice - "Vespertina" (audio) (premiere)

Charming gypsy jazz with influences from Spain and the Balkans.

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Leyla McCalla: A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey

As enjoyable as her music is at a baseline level, McCalla embraces so much more in terms of her passion for the complex history of the Haitian people.

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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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Michael Spiro and Wayne Wallace: Canto América

Spiro and Wallace expand the boundaries of Latin jazz.

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Kanaku y el Tigre: Quema, Quema, Quema

The Peruvian folk outlet release a more studied, atmospheric effort for their worldwide debut.

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Los Crema Paraiso: De Pelicula

The Venezuelan bossa nova outlet is at it again, this time bringing some worldwide fan favorites into the fold.

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Forty Martyrs: Armenian Chants from Aleppo

A haunting piece indicative of the trials currently facing dedicated Armenians in the face of war, any fan of world music would find this record a profound addition to their collection.

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Ludovico Einaudi: Taranta Project

Classical and electronic Italian music meet African beats and Turkish melodies.

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Polar Bear: Same As You

Polar Bear return with a tense but accessible album.

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Jeremy Loops: Trading Change

There's something for everyone in Trading Change, a record that altogether breaks down every conventional wall sustained by the music industry for the past several decades while maintaining a respect for the traditions of each.

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Rocky Dawuni: Branches of the Same Tree

Rocky Dawuni fuses feel-good reggae vibes with innovative instrumentation, leaving an influential mark on the African roots scene.

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Nico & Vinz: Black Star Elephant

Black Star Elephant proves to be a pleasant, uplifting album, though by no means earth shattering.

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Populous: Night Safari

Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.

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Gurrumul: Gurrumul

This is a disc that invites you to sit down, have a cup of tea and just listen.

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Rhythm Del Mundo: Africa

Africa features an enjoyable collection of pop, rock and soul favorites remixed with African instrumental and vocal cues.

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Jovanotti: Italia: 1988-2012

Italy's beloved star makes his proper American debut with an affecting compiliation of some of his most compelling work.

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Sofrito: International Soundclash

More fantastic music, old and new, from across the globe brought to us by London based Sofrito Djs Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis.

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Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman: World Wide Rebel Songs

His Rage Against the Machine virtuoso comes out on this one, but Tom Morello's failure to decide whether he wants to make a rock album or a folk album ruins exactly what the Nightwatchman stands for: choosing a side and fighting for it.

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Various Artists: Black Mirror

Ian Nagoski's selection is culturally broad, taking in Buddhist prayers from Laos, a Portuguese fado recorded in 1927, Irish-American piper folk and a prepubescent Swedish boy warbling over a zither.

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Various: Think Global: World Christmas

More like an adventurous sampler of interesting, sometimes surprising, songs rather than just a Christmas album.

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Various: World Hits

It's the album you'd buy if you were around in the '80s and found yourself yearning to hear "Lambada" again.

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Various Artists: Putumayo World Party

World Party fits in perfectly with Putumayo's canon and its commitment to multiculturalism.

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D12: World

Joshunda Sanders

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