Spin The Globe / SoundRoots World Music Top 10
1. Fantazia: Mul Sheshe
2. David Krakauer & Socalled: Bubbemeises
3. Anoushka Shankar: Rise
4. Toumani Diabate & Ali Farka Toure: In the Heart of the Moon
5. Various Artists: Sound of the World
6. Balkan Beat Box: Balkan Beat Box
7. Amadou & Mariam: The Best of Amadou & Mariam-Je Pense a Toi
8. Trio Mocoto: Beleza! Beleza!! Beleza!!!
9. Tactequete: Tactequeque?
10. Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle: You've Stolen My Heart
More information about most of these albums has been posted previously on SoundRoots, or you can check out the reviews at Spin the Globe. New discoveries Fantazia and Tactequete powered my pre-dawn run this morning, as Mount Rainier shifted from purple to pink to white. Why should music from Algeria and Spain speak to me on a sub-freezing Pacific Northwest morning? Maybe it was helping warm me from the ears down. Or maybe it's just one of those mysteries of world music.