29 January 2009

Top 10 World Music Albums - January 2009

Look -- there at the top of the chart -- it's innovative Malian songstress Rokia Traore, who has just released her fourth solo album. "...an exquisitely recorded set that manages to sound contemporary but still distinctively African" raves the Guardian -- and who are we to disagree? Other entries on this month's chart include the Afropean dance sounds of Kokoura, the sacred-electronica of Caren Hope Project, and the Slavic Rock of Mumiy Troll. (We're never accused of settling for just one thing here at SoundRoots!)Rokia Traore - Tchamantche - on SoundRoots.org

SoundRoots / Spin The Globe Top 10 World Music Albums
January 2009
(click on album title for sound samples and more info)

1. Rokia Traore: Tchamantche
2. Kokoura:
3. Uxia:
Eterno Navegar
4. Caren Hope Project:
Calling Shiva
5. Lila Downs:
Shake Away
6. Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze:
7. Fula Flute:
Mansa America
8. Bat Makumba:
9. Novalima:
Coba Coba
10. Mumiy Troll:
Comrade Ambassador


Anonymous said...

Goodness, have I really fallen so far out of the loop as to have missed Rokia Traore releasing an album? Shame on me, and thanks to *you* for letting me know. I bought it not ten minutes after reading this post.

SpinTheGlobe said...

Sarra - when your loop is the music of the whole planet, it's not hard to miss something. Glad I could bring this album to your attention!