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