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December 21, 2008 · 2 comments
A few days ago, I published my choices for the 50 best jazz CDs of the year, and other contributors to jazz.com have chimed in with their selections as well. Now I turn to the field of world music, and offer ten picks that are eminently worthy of your attention.
For each selection below, listed in no particular order, you will find a link to my review of one of the more noteworthy tracks on the CD. These reviews include full personnel and other information about the release, as well as another link to a (legal) source for downloading.
In a few days time, I will offer up my last list for the year, which will highlight the best blues CDs of 2008. Happy listening!
Warsaw Village Band: Infinity
Featured track: "Wise Kid Song"
Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko: Africa to Appalachia
Featured track: "Ninki Nanka"
Savina Yannatou: Songs of an Other
Featured track: "Sareri hovin mernem"
Buena Vista Social Club: Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall
Featured track: "Chan Chan"
Toumani Diabaté: The Mand� Variations
Featured track: �Si Naani�
Various Artists: Miles From India
Featured track: �All Blues�
Femi Kuti & Positive Force: Day by Day
Featured track: �Oyimbo�
Milton Nascimento: Novas Bossas
Featured track: �Chega de Saudade�
Orchestra Baobab: Made in Dakar
Featured track: �Pape Ndiaye�
Kala Ramnath & Ganesh Iyer: Samaya
Featured track: �Raga Ahir Bhairav / Charka Vaham�
This blog article posted by Ted Gioia.