13 October 2009

World Music Top 10, October 2009

The marvelous Georgian group The Shin has rocketed to the top of the charts this month with their new Gypsy-flavored album Black Sea Fire. (A review of the album is forthcoming.) Also new we have more Gypsy music from Mahala Rai Banda, a mixed bag of funk and South African music from Christin Vainderlis, and Finland meets Nigeria in the music of Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen. Shantel rounds out the top five, and the other five albums are no slouches, so check them all out.

SoundRoots / Spin The Globe Top 10 Global Albums, October 2009
(click on album title for sound samples / more info)

1. The Shin: Black Sea Fire
2. Mahala Rai Banda:
Ghetto Blaster
3. Christine Vainderlis:
Dance Mama!
4. Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen:
Inspiration Information 4
5. Shantel:
Planet Paprika
6. Forro in the Dark:
Light a Candle
7. Kimi Djabate:
8. Slavic Soul Party:
9. Kailash Kher:
Yatra (Nomadic Souls)
10. The Black Seeds:
Solid Ground

The Shin "Black Sea Fire" live in concert, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2009:

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