Global Notes: Tony and Jerome pick their favorite albums of 2011 (sort of)

December 14, 2011

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Multi-instrumentalist Joni Haastrup plays in MonoMono, a band that may be one of the best finds of the year.

As 2012 looms, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia pick their favorite music from this year. Tony divulges his overall favorites, from a new compilation of Burkina Faso funk from the 1970s to the 2011 release from Brazilian musician Marcelo Frota; Jerome hashes over Global Notes’ featured albums of 2011, some of which weren't released in 2011 but nevertheless deserved attention like Chamber Music, a collaborative effort from Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal.

 

 

Tony Sarabia’s global picks from 2011 (in no particular order)

New Releases:

  1. A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Cervantine
  2. Addis Acoustic Project - Tewesta: Remembrance
  3. Brazzaville - Jetlag Poetry
  4. Cheik Lo - Jamm
  5. Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 - From Africa with Fury: Rise
  6. Sao Paulo Underground - Tres Cabecas Loucuras
  7. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
  8. Kiran Ahuwalia - Aam Zameen: Common Ground
  9. Da Cruz - Sistema Subversiva
  10. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra - World of Funk
  11. Marcelo Camelo - Toque Dela
  12. Group Doueh - Zayna Jamma
  13. Bill Frisell & Vinicius Cantuaria - Lagrimas Mexicanas
  14. Sidi Toure - Sahel Folk
  15.  Lamajamal - Tsikago
  16. tUnEyArDs - who kill
  17. The Eternals - Approaching the Energy Field
  18. Momo - Serenade to a Sailor
  19. Smod - Smod
  20. Le Trio Joubran - AsFar
  21. Boban Marko Markovic Orkestar - Balkan Brass Battle
  22. Aurelio Martinez - Laru Bey
  23. Baba Zula - Gecekondu
  24. Bombino - Agadez
  25. Tinariwen - Tassili
  26. Tamikrest - Toumastin
  27. Vieux Farka Toure - The Secret
  28. Owiny Sigoma Band - Owiny Sigoma Band
  29. Beirut - Riptide
  30. Federico Aubele - Berlin 13
  31. Afrolicious - A Dub for Mali

 

Tony's picks for re-issues and compilations (also in no particular order)

  1. Ebo Taylor - Life Stories
  2. Monomono - Give the Beggar a Chance
  3. Rob - Funky Rob Way
  4. El Rego - El Rego
  5. El Cacique de Menkoremon y Su Cuarteto Atalaino - La Cumbia Selvatica
  6. Sohail Rana - Khyber Mail
  7. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey - The 1st Album
  8. Ahmad Zahir - Hip 70’s Afghan Beats
  9. King Kennytone & His Western Toppers Band - Dancing Time With King Kennytone
  10. Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra - Voodoo Ep
  11. Googosh - Googosh
  12. Western Jazz Band - Songs of Happiness, Poison and Ululation
  13. Various Artists - Bamara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979
  14. Various Artists - Life is Dance: The Plugged In Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House
  15. Various Artists - Cartagena: Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-1972
  16. Various Artists - Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque
  17. Various Artists - Soul Braza: Brazilian 60’s & 70’s Soul Psych Vol. 1
  18. Various Artists - Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua Chicago
  19. Various Artists - Those Shocking, Shaking Days (a compilation of Indonesian psychedelic music from the 1970s)
  20. Various Artists - Beautiful Rivers & Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sounds of Shin Joon Hyun 1958

 

Jerome's favorite Global Notes' feature albums of 2011

1. Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal - Chamber Music

2. Marcelo Camelo - Toque Dela

3. Various Artists - Wallahi Le Zein!! Wezin, Jakwar And Guitar Boogie From The Islamic Republic Of Mauritan (Discs 1 & 2)

4. Various Artists - Life Is Dance: Plugged-in Sounds Of Wonder At The Pakistani Picture House

 

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