16 February 2008

World Music Top 10 - February 2008

SoundRoots / Spin The Globe
Top 10 World Music Albums - February 2008Masha and Marjan Vahdat - Songs from a Persian Garden CD

1. Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: Songs from a Persian Garden
2. Dengue Fever:
Venus on Earth
3. Saba:
Jidka (The Link)
various artists: The Inspiring New Sounds of Rio De Janeiro A Filial - The Inspiring New Sounds of Rio de Janeiro
5. Aphrodesia:
Lagos By Bus
6. Ladysmith Black Mambazo:
Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu
7. David Buchbinder:
Odessa / Havana
8. Orchestra Baobab:
Made in Dakar
9. Cheb i Sabbah:
10. Le Trio Joubran:

Quite an interesting and diverse lot in this month's top 10 -- some recently reviewed hereOrchestra Baobab - Made in Dakar at SoundRoots, others coming soon. For music that simply makes you feel good, you can't beat the classic sounds of Senegal's Orchestra Baobab. On Made in Dakar, they play original tunes and even a traditional griot song, and they sing in Wolof, French, Malinke, and on this track, Portuguese Creole. The rhythm on "Ami Kita Bay" is "mbalsa," which the band describes as a hybrid combining salsa with Senegalese Mbalax. The song concerns a man's responsibilities, saying: "If I don't go to work / Nothing will work at home."

[mp3] Orchestra Baobab: Ami Kita Bay
from the album Made in Dakar

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