SoundRoots seems to be getting increasingly popular, with a surge in daily hits and many more sites linking to us. So we wanted to say thanks to all the regulars, and welcome to all the newcomers.
A few months back, we added a visitor map think to SoundRoots, and it's been fascinating to watch the little red dots display the location of our visitors (see example map at right from 9 July). While the majority of visitors originate in North America and Western Europe (presumably because of the abundance of computers and high-speed Internet access in these areas), SoundRoots has truly achieved a global presence. Visitors arrive here from all over Asia, South America, the Middle East, various islands....
If you're visiting from a small nation or otherwise lesser-known location, please take a moment to leave a comment and introduce yourself, your culture, your music.
Now, for your listening pleasure, a few songs gleaned from various places around the world.
[mp3] Tapok: "Lot Bor Somin"
from the album Tapokopat
[mp3] The Paperboys: "All Along the Watchtower"
their newest album is The Road to Ellenside
[mp3] Elisete: "Capoeira"
from the album Luar e Cafe
[mp3] Taarka: "Tutu Tango"
their newest album is Even Odd Bird
[mp3] Skatalites: "Fidel Castro"
a different version of this song appears on the double album Stretching Out
[mp3] Alma Villegas: "Quizas"
more artist/album info at almavillegas.com