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New World Charts- 2016!!!

El niño is approaching and KZSC has a storm of its own! Here are the new musical releases to look for as we enter the new year. Stay worldly.

  1. Jonny Greenwood/Shye Ben Tzur/Rajastahan Express-Junun
  2. Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet-Intercambio
  3. Karavan Sarai Project-Woven Landscapes
  4. Sanjay Chitale and Sandeep Chowta-American Pilgrimage
  5. Gayasi Ross-Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here)
  6. Sean Robbins-Olanui
  7. Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O’Farrill-Cuba:The Conversation Continues
  8. Boogat-Neo-Reconquista
  9. Stick Figure-Set in Stone
  10. Michael Franti and Spearhead-Once A Day Rise Up (EP)

 

  1. Mariachi Flor De Toloache-Mariachi Flor De Toloache
  2. Carla Morrison-Amor Supremo
  3. Elsa Y El Mar-Rey
  4. St.Germain-St.Germain
  5. Grupo Fantasma-Problemas

In the number one spot is Junun. This particular album is a staff favorite; it features composers Shye Ben Tzur and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead backed by The Rajastan Express. With it’s mix of Hebrew, Hindi, and Urdu, and variety tempos; this album brings both a killer brass section and smooth traditional vocals.

 

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World Charts- last week of October

Finally, at the end of the tenth month, it looks like we’re getting some beautiful little rain drops here and there! Luckily, KZSC is always getting beautiful little drops of new world music for all types of weather. In fact, in our top spot, we have duo Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal with “Musique De Nuit”, Music of Night. An instrumental album featuring kora and cello, perfect for nights spent in a blanket nest.

1 BALLAKE SISSOKO AND VINCENT SEGAL Musique De Nuit
2 VIEUX FARKA TOURE AND JULIA EASTERLIN Touristes
3 CEU Live
4 LUDOVICO EINAUDI Taranta Project
5 KALASCIMA Psychedelic Trance Tarantella
6 QWANQWA Volume Two
7 WOUTER KELLERMAN Love Language
8 TIEMPO LIBRE Panamericano
9 EMPRESARIOS The Vibes
10 ALEX CUBA Healer

In our new adds we have Shokazoba with with Afrobeat album “One Destiny”. (If you miss last quarter’s program ‘The Afrobeat Special’, you can still enjoy new and old Afrobeat music: check out Shokazoba and other great artist CDs in our Pledge Drive Shop. ) Other new music comes from Nano Stern; named by Joan Baez as one of her favorite contemporary Chilean songwriters!4055417

New Adds:

1 SHOKAZOBA One Destiny
2 NANO STERN Mil500 Vueltas

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New World Charts- start of September

When will the weather cool!? Here I remain with a craving for sweet, cold ice cream at the beach and the shops are prepping for spooky nights yet to come. What a mismatch! Well, in the meantime, you can enjoy the coolness of these new top picks in world music! Zooming into our top spot in Bomba Estereo with their mix of traditional Colombian song, with a whole lot of electronic dance. Next up is more shaking grooves with Chico Trujillo with what they call “Chilenocumbia”!

1 BOMBA ESTEREO Amanecer
2 CHICO TRUJILLO Reina De Todas Las Fiestas
3 NATALIA LAFOURCADE Hasta La Raiz
4 LILA DOWNS Balas Y Chocolate
5 FORRO ZINHO Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn
6 SHTETL SUPERSTARS A Day In The Life
7 DAYME AROCENA Nueva Era
8 LOS CREMA PARAISO De Pelicula
9 MIGGUEL ANGGELO La Casa Azul
10 TOURE-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE The Paris Sessions

New adds include some great funk from Ethiopia with Qwanqwa!

1 QWANQWA Volume Two
2 BALLAKE SISSOKO AND VINCENT SEGAL Musique De Nuit
3 WOUTER KELLERMAN Love Language
4 TIGGER BENFORD AND PARTY Vessel Of Gratitude

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New World Charts- Third week of August

This week’s world music top 10 are steady, with last week’s adds picking up well. Cuban son and song coming from Dayme Arocena and Quarter Street are perfect for this unexpected summer heat. Chico Trujillo also come with their new style of Chilean cumbia, as well as Bomba Estereo’s electrodance beats for those summer block parties. Need some reggae? Our adds is the new single from Stick figure, which features Slightly Stoopid.

1. NATALIA LAFOURCADE- Hasta La Raiz
2. MBONGWANA STAR- From Kinshasa
3.  DAYME AROCENA- Nueva Era
4.  QUARTER STREET- Quarter Street
5.  LILA DOWNS- Balas Y Chocolate
6.  VARIOUS ARTISTS- Putumayo Presents: Afro-Caribbean Party
7.  DINA EL WEDIDI- Turning Back
8.  MICHAEL KEALE- No Ka Beauty
9.  BOMBA ESTEREO- Amanecer
10. CHICO TRUJILLO- Reina De Todas Las Fiestas

Adds:

1. STICK FIGURE- “Choice Is Yours” [Single]

2. GRECCO BURATTO- Essas Coisas Todas

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New World Charts- second week of August

Well it’s already August! Some kids are already heading off Back-to-School (because we all know this magic event deserves a hyphenated proper noun) and us on the quarter system are in the second half of our summer sessions. For driving those young-uns back to their playgrounds here’s some new world music just for you.

New to our charts is Dina El Wedidi an world music vocalist from Egypt who has performed with ensembles and took part in The Nile Project initiative, as well as and mentoring under Gilberto Gil. This is El Wedidi’s debut solo album, and it features elements of Bossa Nova and Jazz blended into Arabic music.

1    NATALIA LAFOURCADE    Hasta La Raiz
2    MBONGWANA STAR    From Kinshasa
3    TIEMPO LIBRE    Panamericano
4    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light
5    LILA DOWNS    Balas Y Chocolate
6    VARIOUS ARTISTS    Putumayo Presents: Afro-Caribbean Party
7    DINA EL WEDIDI    Turning Back
8    MICHAEL KEALE    No Ka
9    MORGAN HERITAGE    Strictly Roots
10   CHICO TRUJILLO    Reina De Todas Las Fiestas

In our Adds, we have some great Afro-Caribbean music coming to you from the worlds of Havana culture, and the Caribbean at large.

1 Dayme Arocena          Nueva Era

2 Various Artists           Afro-Caribbean Party

 

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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