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[Music] Faran Ensemble – Dune

The Faran Ensemble are a rather spectacular World Music group out of Israel, taking elements of the music of their neighbors. They are a band to watch out for in the coming years.

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[Music] Madredeus – O Brasil

For my Mari, who has made me appreciate what Brazil has to offer. Madredeus and wonderful company today. I can’t ask for much more than that.

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[Music Podcast] ‘Zakho #22’ by Rocky B

Zakho#22 by Rocky B on Mixcloud

An extremely impressive radio program out of Israel covering World Music. For more, contact Rocky B. at his website, or directly at Mixcloud.

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[Video] Fela Ramsome Kuti & The Africa ’70 – Afrodisiac

Quite a monster of an album by Nigeria’s finest, Fela Kuti. The track listing for this album is:

01 “Alu Jon Jonki” – 12:41
02 “Jeun Ko Ku (Chop ‘n Quench)” – 7:14
03 “Eko Ile” – 6:41
04 “Je’nwi Temi (Don’t Gag Me)” – 13:15

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[Video] Le Ninfe della Tammorra – L’aria de lu mare

Naples is a city utterly steeped in music. I had the chance to visit briefly a few times, and each visit brought me to a deeper appreciation of the culture (if not all of its residents). Classical music, jazz, ethno, horribly embarrassing pop music – you can find it all there.

Leave it to my dear friend, Rosario Maffucci, who along with Ian Smith, do wonders in discovering new talent. It seems that Le Ninfe della Tammorra are from Naples, and bring tarantella into the modern age with a blend of appropriate instruments and what sounds like great engineering in this punchy tune.

I’m looking forward to seeing more talent pop up in Naples during my next visit!

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[Video] Olcay Bayır & Nizar Rohana – Serê Çiya & Lay Lay

Leave it to Miguel Santos of LIFEM to introduce the world to one of the most amazing acts I’ve heard in some time.

Olcay Bayır is a Kurdish singer who hails from Turkey. Nizar Rohana plays the oud, and comes from Palestine. They make a formidable duo.

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[Video] Ghazal – You Are My Moon

Ghazal are an Iranian-Indian supergroup of sorts comprised of Kayhan Kalhor from Kurdish Iran on kamencheh, sitarist Shujaat Khan and tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri, who both hail from India.

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[Video] Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou – Piano Solo (Full Album)

From Éthiopiques 21: Ethiopia Song, this is Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, one truly bluesy nun of the the Ethiopian Orthodox persuasion.

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[Video] Věra Bílá & Kale – Pas O Panori

A Czech gypsy and former prostitute, Věra Bílá is a Romany institution. This was the first song I ever heard from her, probably about 7-8 years ago, and you can hear elements of jazz and flamenco inside the tune.

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[Video] Adam Stângă – Hora de Masa

Adam Stângă is a trumpeter from Moldova. Something wonderful to tap your feet to.