Global Notes: Tony Sarabia's top world music picks for 2010

December 29, 2010

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For the final Global Notes of 2010, Radio M and mid-day host Tony Sarabia shares his top albums of the year. Everything from Indonesian garage rock to South African house is represented.  Because the year was full of memorable comps, he included another list just for reissues and rediscovered nuggets from around the globe.

 
Tony's Best New Releases of 2010
 
  1. Afrocubism- Afrocubism(Nonesuch)
  2. The Liminanas- The Liminanas(Trouble in Mind)
  3. Luisa Maita- Lero Lero(Cumbancha)
  4. Etran Finatawa- Tarkat Tajje/Let’s Go(Riverboat)
  5. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno- Dog with a Bone(TruThoughts)
  6. Ebo Taylor- Love & Death(Strut)
  7. High Places- High Places vs. Mankind(Thrill Jockey)
  8. BLK JKS- Zol!(Secretly Canadian)
  9. Joan Soriano- El Duque de la Bachata(Iaso)
  10. James Falzone- Lamentations( Allos Musica)
  11. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba- I Speak Fula(Next Ambiance)
  12. Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate- Ali & Toumani(Nonesuch)
  13. Omar Souleyman- Jazeera Nights: Folk & Pop Sounds of Syria(Sublime Frequencies)
  14. Ana Tijoux- 1977-(Nacional)
  15. Seu Jorge & Almaz- Seu Jorge & Almaz(Now Again)
  16. The Budos Band –III(Daptone Records)
  17. Konono No.1 – Assume Crash Position(Crammed Disc)
  18. Balkan Beat Box-Blue Eyed Black Boy(Crammed Discs)
  19. Alex Krygier- Pesebre(Crammed Discs)
  20. Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible: Bulevar 2000(Nacional)
 
Tony's Best Re-Issues and Compilations of 2010
 
  1. Rikki Ililonga & Musi o Tunya- Dark Sunrise(Now Again)
  2. Various Artists- Bimexicano: Nuestros Hechos Rock (Nacional)
  3. Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto- Mambo Loco(Analog Africa)
  4. Various Artists- Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music from South Africa(honest Jon’s)
  5. Various Artists- The Roots of Chicha Vol.II: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru(Barbes)
  6. Various Artists- Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas(World Psychedelic)
  7. Various Artists- Afro Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves Ghana & Togo 1972-78 (Analog Africa)
  8. Various Artists- Ayobaness: The Sound of South African House(OutHere)
  9. Various Artists- Cumbia Beat Vol. I: Experimental Guitar Driven Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966-78(Vampisoul)
  10. Various Artists- The Afro Sound of Colombia Vol. I(Vampisoul)
  11. Various Artists- Next Stop…Soweto Vol. II: Soultown,R&B, Funk and Psych Sounds from the Townships 1969-76 (Strut)
  12. Various Artists- Pomegranates (Finders Keepers)
  13. Various Artists- Roots of OK Jazz: Congo Classics 1955-56(Crammed Discs)
  14. Various Artists- The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 19070’s Nigeria (Soundway)
  15. Various Artists- Black Man’s Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti (Stones Throw)
  16. The Psychedelic Aliens: Psycho African Beat( Academy)
  17. Various Artists: The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam from Thailand 1964-75 ( Soundway)
  18. Koes Bersudara 1967: To the So Called “ The Guilties” ( Sublime Frequencies)
  19. Various Artists: Palenque Palenque:Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91 (Soundway)
  20. Various Artists; Nigeria Special : Vol. II Modern Highlife 1970-76 ( Soundway)