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New World Charts: End of July

This week’s new world chart for your summer soundtrack! In our top spot we have Mexican pop-rock star Natalia Lafourcade, with her new and more mellow album, with a more traditional instrumentation. Mbongwana Star with their debut has a wonderfully unique take on Afrobeat and electronic rock. And for some jazz and salsa to hold your sweetheart by, Tiempo Libre’s new one is for you!

1 NATALIA LAFOURCADE Hasta La Raiz
2 MBONGWANA STAR From Kinshasa
3 TIEMPO LIBRE Panamericano
4 NIYAZ The Fourth Light
6 VARIOUS ARTISTS Putumayo Presents: Afro-Caribbean Party
7 FORRO ZINHO Forro In The Dark Plays
8 MICHAEL KEALE No Ka Beauty
9 MORGAN HERITAGE Strictly Roots
10 CHICO TRUJILLO Reina De Todas Las Fiestas

New Adds:

1 KUTIMAN “Inner Galactic Lovers” [Single] Siyal
2 CHICO TRUJILLO Reina De Todas Las Fiestas
3 MINIMAL Fauna
4 MIK CURRENT “Lies” [Single]

here’s some new latin indie with a Santa-esque tone

 

 

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World Charts- End of June

It’s the end of the first month of summer! Here’s what’s new in world for your summer soundtrack. In our top 3 we have new son from the Buena Vista Social Club, electronic New Delhi duo Midival Punditz, and the latest from Lila Downs. Balas y Chocolate is an album focusing on the themes of death in Mexican culture, and violence in Latin American, especially in the light of recent tragedy befalling 43 students in Mexico, as well as the health concerns of her partner.

1 BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Lost And Found
2 MIDIVAL PUNDITZ Light
3 LILA DOWNS Balas Y Chocolate
4 SHTETL SUPERSTARS A Day In The Life
5 TIEMPO LIBRE Panamericano
6 LOS CREMA PARAISO De Pelicula
7 NNEKA My Fairy Tales
8 AXEL KRYGIER Hombre De Piedra
9 LES RHINOCEROS Les Rhinoceros II
10 VASEN Live Pa Gamla Bion

Here are our new world adds to listen for this summer! We have Dayme Arocena with her new album Nueva Era. Check out a preview below.

1 DAYME AROCENA Nueva Era
2 PEPTALK Islet Home
3 LOGICAL DRIFT Lex Luminati: The Law Of Light
4 SLIGHTLY STOOPID Meanwhile, Back At The Lab

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SambaDá: a new album and Moe’s Alley performance May 9th

Locally based AfroBrazilian group SambaDá celebrates the release of their new album “Ritual” for 2015. It will be their first record with Senegal native and drum master Ibou Ngom, playing the djembe, sabar, and talking drum, and bass player Etienne Franc. Ritual also features special guest contributions from renown jazz and gospel pianist Tammy L. Hall, Bay Area trombone player Alan Williams of the Afro Funk Experience and Afrolicious, trumpet player Jon Cavanaugh from Flor de Caña, and saxophonist Anne Stafford. Each adds their own energy to this fantastic group dynamic.

imgresTrue to its name, and the SambaDá reputation, Ritual is an album filled with rhythms grooving together! Percussion and horns blend with folkloric songs, and soulful vocals into an album that becomes a ritual experience celebrating AfroBrazilian roots and music.

To listen or download their album, check out their website and listen for them here on the great 88, KZSC!

 

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New World Charts-mid April

Will April showers bring us May flowers? Well in the meantime lets check out this shower of new world music here at KZSC!

In out top 10 this week we have Salt Petal’s Sea Monster. This tropicál group from L.A graced our station a few weeks ago as they stopped in Santa Cruz on their tour. Painted caves have also come out with their debut album (check out the review of the album by David Anton Savage on our website). We also have new music by Taraf de Haïdouks who are celebrating 25 years with Romanian ballads and dance tunes!

1    SALT PETAL    Sea Monster
2    PAINTED CAVES    Painted Caves
3    SHTETL SUPERSTARS    A Day In The Life
4    TARAF DE HAIDOUKS    Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts
5    WAYNE WALLACE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET    Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin
6    DOM LA NENA    Soyo
7    VERY BEST    Makes A King
8    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light
9    ALEX CUBA    Healer
10    OPA    Russian Festive

KZSC adds this week feature Québecois folk group Têtu, who’ll be at Don Quixote’s next Tuesday, April 28th and also New Kingston, who comes to The Catalyst May 28th.

1    LE VENT DU NORD    Tetu    Borealis
2   ALTAN    The Widening Gyre    Compass
3  NEW KINGSTON    Kingston University

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New World- charts for end of February

Check out the Top 10 of world music this week! At the top of the charts we still got that great new album from Red Baraat and the father-son collaborative debut from Toumani and Sidiki Diabate.

1    RED BARAAT  –  Gaadi Of Truth
2    TOUMANI DIABATE AND SIDIKI DIABATE –  Toumani And Sidiki
4    TIGRAN HAMASYAN  –  Mockroot
5    ASAF AVIDAN –  Gold Shadow
6    REBEL TUMBAO –  Rebel Tumbao
7    KASSE MADY DIABATE  – Kirike
8    YOM –  Le Silence De L’Exode
9    REVOLUTIONARIES –  Vital Dub
10    KEALI’I REICHEL –  Kawaiokalena

The adds this week is a world compilation album from Putmayo Records!RRR

Various Artists-   Putumayo Presents Cafe Del Mundo

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New world charts-Beginning of December

The KZSC world department has got some great new Latin music! Plenty of cumbia with new music by Los Aguas Aguas at number one; as well as new electronic in both Latin and world jazz! Here’s the top 10 new tunes to listen for in world:

  1. LOS AGUAS AGUAS   –Two, Three Karate Moves   
  2. TOUMANI DIABATE AND SIDIKI DIABATE   –Toumani And Sidiki   
  3. TINARIWEN   –Emmaar
  4. ANA TIJOUX   –Vengo
  5.  IREESH LAL   –Ethnotronica
  6.  SILVA   –Ocean View
  7.  SAMMY FIGUEROA  AND GLAUCIA NASSER   -Talisman
  8. MARIACHI EL BRONX   –Mariachi El Bronx (III)   
  9. CECILIA NOEL   –Havana Rocks  
  10.  BARBRA STREISAND –Partners