26 July 2011

SoundRoots / Spin The Globe’s Top 10 World Music Albums – July 2011

Better late than never (hey, it's summer and I've been at soccer tournaments!), it's the monthly Top 10!

  1. Boban and Marko Marcovic Orchestra vs. Fanfare Ciocarlia: Balkan Brass Battle
  2. DeLeon: Casata
  3. Lobi Traore: Bwati Kono
  4. The Funk Ark: From the Rooftops
  5. Ocote Soul Sounds: Taurus
  6. Seun Anikulapo-Kuti and Egypt 80: From Africa with Fury:Rise
  7. Hadag Nahash: 6
  8. various artists: The Rough Guide to Sufi Music
  9. Roger Davidson: On the Road of Life
  10. The Creole Choir of Cuba: Tande-La
Shooting to the top of the chart is the embarrassment of Balkan Brass riches featuring two of the best (and fastest) contemporary brass bands. Also new this month: the Afro-rock guitar stylings of Lobi Traore, the worldly funk of The Funk Ark, the sublime Rough Guide to Sufi Music, Klezmer pianist Roger Davidson, and unusual Cuban music from The Creole Choir of Cuba. Along with the holdouts from last month, it's another strong group well worth exploring. Click the links for sounds and purchase options.

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