SoundRoots / Spin The Globe Top 10 World Music Albums - April 2008
1. Gamelan X: Satu
2. Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar: Go Marko Go!
3. DJ Dolores: 1 Real
4. Cheb i Sabbah: Devotion
5. Dengue Fever: Venus on Earth
6. Golem: Fresh Off Boat
7. Orlando Julius: Super Afro Soul
8. Toumast: Ishumar
9. Toumani Diabate: The Mande Variations
10. Freshlyground: Ma'Cheri
Yes, a US-based group heads the "world music" top 10 this month. Following the winter lull, a flood of new releases are coming in, many of which were highlighted on last week's Spin The Globe. Certainly one of the strongest is the Indonesia-meets-Afrobeat sound of Gamelan X. More on them shortly, in the meantime click on some of the albums and check out their sample sounds. And let me know what you like, or what I'm overlooking in the world of new music.