Best of 2011 Global Music picks

January 27, 2012

Courtesy genestout.com
Tinariwen: Desert Rockers

Tony Sarabia’s 2011 Global Music Picks

New Releases

  1. Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80- From Africa with Fury: Rise
  2. Kiran Ahuwalia- Aam Zameen: Common Ground
  3. Da Cruz- Sistema Subversiva
  4. Marcelo Camelo- Toque Dela
  5. Group Doueh- Zayna Jamma
  6. Lamajamal- Tsikago
  7. Momo- Serenade to a Sailor
  8. Le Trio Joubran-AsFar
  9. Boban Marko Markovic Orkestar & Fanfare Ciocarlia- Balkan Brass Battle
  10. Aurelio Martinez- Laru Bey
  11. Tinariwen- Tassili
  12. Owiny Sigoma Band- Owiny Sigoma Band
  13. DRC Music-Kinshasa One Two
  14. Gaby Moreno- Illustrated Songs
  15. Los Hermanos Lovo- Soy Salvadoreno: Chanchona Music From Easter Salvador
  16. The Jolly Boys- Great Expectation
  17. Hanggai- He Who Travels Far
  18. Kassin- Sonhando Devagar
  19. Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal- Chamber Music
  20. A Hawk & A Hacksaw- Cerventine

Re-Issues and Compilations

  1. MonoMono- Give the Beggar a Chance
  2. Lidaju Sisters- Danger
  3. El Rego- El Rego
  4. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey- The 1st Album
  5. Ahmad Zahir- Hip 70’s Afghan Beats
  6. Various Artists- Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979
  7. Various Artists- Life is Dance- The Plugged In  Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House
  8. Various Artists- Cartagena: Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-1972
  9. Various Artists: Those Shocking Shaking Days
  10. Guelewar- Halleli N’Dakarou

 

Peter Margasak's 2011 Global Picks

New Releases

1. Marcelo Camelo, Toque Dela

2. Tinariwen, Tassili

3. Nils Okland & Sigbjorn Apeland, Lysøen—Hommage à Ole Bull

4. Bombino, Agadez

5. Domenico, Cine Privê

6. Group Doueh, Zanya Jumma

7. A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Cervantine

8. Thaís Gulin, ôÔÔôôÔôÔ

9. Cheikh Lo, Jamm

10. Sevara Nazarkhan, Tortadur

11. Mariza, Fado Tradicional

12. Cimarron, Joropo Music From the Plains of Colombia

13. Rosaria La Tremendita, A Tiempo

14. Gal Costa: Recanto

15. Various arists, The Karindula Sessions

16. Adriana Calcanhotto, O Micróbio do Samna

17. Alireza Ghorbani & Dorsaf Hamdani, Rapture: the Rite of Khayyam

18. Susana Baca, Afrodiaspora

19. Hanggai, He Who Travels Far

20. Beihdja Rahal, In the Mood for the Nuba

 

Reissues and Compilations

1. Ebo Taylor, Life Stories

2. Guelewar, Halleli N’Dakarou

3. Various artists, Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979

4. Various Artists, Cartagena: Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-1972

5. Sorry Bamba, Volume One: 1970-179

6. Carlos Paredes, Guitarra Portuguesa

7. Various artists, Bachata Roja: Amor y Amargue

8. Various artists, Opika Pende

9. Ilaiyaraaja, Solla Solla

10. Various Artists, The Original Sound of Cumbia