Top 10 World Music Albums – March 2012
- Fatoumata Diawara: Fatou
- Soul Rebels Brass Band: Unlock Your Mind
- The Serwan Yamolky Trio: La Younsa
- various artists: Samaya-A benefit album for Cheb i Sabbah
- The Toure-Raichel Collective: The Tel Aviv Sessions
- Amsterdam Klezmer Band: Mokum
- Quetzal: Imaginaries
- The Funk Ark: High Noon
- Tref: Dampf
- Attwenger: Flux
This month's Top 10 includes a new face at the top -- the ebullient Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara, whose debut album is a stunner. Also new: the achingly beautiful beautiful album from Iraq-born, Canada-based Serwan Yamolky and friends, a blast of funk from The Funk Ark, and edgy accordion from Tref.
It was in May of 2011 when doctors told me that I had stage 4 stomach cancer and it had spread to my left lung and liver. I was given a less than six months sentence to live. They were wrong in part of their diagnosis; they did not take into account the power of prayers and love from the thousands of friends, fans and families that i received. It is because of your love, prayers and generosity that I am still alive today. After a major surgery and three months of intensive and painful chemotherapy in Germany, I have opted for phase two, an alternative and more holistic approach to healing in India and the US.
You can purchase the album directly from chebisabbah.com, or from Sweet Relief.