16 April 2009

Global Top 10 Albums, April 2009

For the second month running, the Basques top the SoundRoots/STG Top 10 -- And I've had a chance to preview the accompanying film documenting Oreka TX's musical travels from the Saraha to the Arctic to remote India and Mongolia, and it's quite wonderful. I'm inspired to see this on the heels of Dengue Fever's Sleepwalking Through the Mekong, as both bands seem to understand that visiting another culture should involve interaction, learning, and humility. And dancing. And, possibly, swimming in a hole cut in the ice. Anyway, this month's list of much you should check out:

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

1. Oreka TX: Nömadak Tx
2. Amadou & Mariam:
Welcome to Mali
3.
various artists: Putumayo Presents African Reggae
4. Chango Spasiuk:
Pynandi Los Descalzos
5. Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart
6. Golem:
Citizen Boris
7. Moh Alileche:
In Memory of a Hero
8. Toubab Krewe:
Live at the Orange Peel
9. Idan Raichel Project:
Within My Walls
10. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs:
La Luz del Ritmo
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