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New World Charts- second 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

 

 

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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