21 February 2013

Top 10 World Music CDs - Feb. 2013 edition

Red Baraat - Shruggy JiSoundRoots / Spin The Globe  Top 10 World Music Albums – February  2013
  1. Red Baraat: Shruggy Ji
  2. Debashish Bhattacharya & Friends: Beyond the Ragasphere
  3. Oratnitza: Oratnitza
  4. Vusi Mahlasela: Sing to the People
  5. Leni Stern: Smoke, No Fire
  6. Flavia Coehlo: Bossa Muffin
  7. Mr. Haris Pilton & Gypsy Sound System: The Magic Winery: 12 Glasses & The Final Bottle
  8. Mop Mop: Isle of Magic
  9. Camille: Ilo Lympia
  10. Koby Israelite: Blues from Elsewhere
Lots of new names on the chart this month -- if my math is right, there are just three holdovers from January, including the bhangra stylings of #1 Red Baraat. More Indian flavors follow with the new release from raga slide-guitar virtuoso Debashish Bhattacharya. Also included: Oratnitza updates Bulgarian folk, Vusi Mahlasela sings to the people, Leni Stern continues her affair with West Africa, Flavia Coehlo shows new directions in Brazilian sound, Mr. Haris Pilton does some Gypsy dance tunes, Mop Mop finds a mystical isle of world-jazz-funk, Camile does live vocal gymnastics, and Koby Israelite shows that blues know no borders.

Have fun exploring the chart, and for a song from each album, tune in to Spin The Globe Friday Feb. 21 (or catch the archived show on Mixcloud later).
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