Maher Zain, Islamic pop star particularly from Muslim-majority countries such as Indonesia, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. His song “For the Rest of My Life” is an Islamic wedding fixture. (In Birmingham, one concertgoer said she’d heard it at a non-Muslim wedding, despite its opening line, “I praise Allah for sending me you, my love”). He even has friends in high places: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey “loves me as an artist,” Mr. Zain said. They have met many times.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:23 (seven months ago) Permalink
that Somali Sweet as Broken Dates thing at times sounds like Cambodian music
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 November 2017 05:53 (seven months ago) Permalink
That Oumou Sangare album from earlier this year still sounds great.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:32 (seven months ago) Permalink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PddVGz6oXNgRuba Shamshoum is a Dublin based Palestinian singer, her Shamat album is absolute top stuff.
― calzino, Friday, 17 November 2017 11:03 (seven months ago) Permalink
Will check it out. I was up in a NYC over the weekend and a street vendor was blasting North African/Moroccan rai like music, but I foolishly didn't stop to ask him specifically what it was.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 20 November 2017 05:36 (six months ago) Permalink
Rahim Alhaj “Letters from Iraq” sounds good in a traditional oud way
― curmudgeon, Monday, 27 November 2017 03:45 (six months ago) Permalink
The Alhaj album is pretty melancholy
― curmudgeon, Monday, 27 November 2017 16:59 (six months ago) Permalink
31. Songhoy Blues - Résistance
Rolling Stone's #31 album of the year. I liked some of it, but the more I listened the more I found it uneven
― curmudgeon, Monday, 27 November 2017 17:44 (six months ago) Permalink
That Ruba Shamshoum album has some French cabaret sounding aspects plus traces of current pop
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 November 2017 03:26 (six months ago) Permalink
Bodega Pop has reactivated: http://bodegapop.blogspot.com
― Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:32 (six months ago) Permalink
Yes, that's good news. That blog finds cool cassettes in bodegas in Astoria, Queens and parts of Brooklyn, NY.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 November 2017 17:44 (six months ago) Permalink
Was underwhelmed by Ifriqiyya Electrique album Ruwahine (Sufi music from Tunisia gone post-punk) on this jazz and more list, but am curious about the Teddy Afro album and others
― curmudgeon, Friday, 1 December 2017 03:09 (six months ago) Permalink
The post-punk parts of Ifriqiyya are what disappoint me. Kind of rote.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 2 December 2017 17:34 (six months ago) Permalink
But Quietus loves it, and put it at 20 on their 2017 year in review list
20: Rûwâhîne - Ifriqiyya Electrique
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 December 2017 16:23 (six months ago) Permalink
Wire magazine 2017 list:
Mahmoud Gania - Colours of the Night
Posthumous release from Moroccan sinter/lute player who has been on a Pharoah Sanders album and a James Holden one
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 December 2017 21:57 (six months ago) Permalink
Saw a Davido song on the Fader top 100 song list.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:12 (six months ago) Permalink
Includes Oumou Sangaré, Orchesta Baobab, & the Trio da Kali w/ Kronos Quartet album
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:20 (six months ago) Permalink
F Roots list-
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band- Big MachineRhiannon Giddens-Freedom HighwayLisa Knapp-Til April Is DeadLankum-Between The Earth And SkyLeveret-InventionsOffa Rex-Queen of HeartsOrchestra Baobab-Tribute To Ndiouga DiengOumou Sangare-MogoyaSaz’iso-At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At MeTrio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet-Ladilikan
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 7 December 2017 16:58 (six months ago) Permalink
Davido, Mokoomba, Trio Da Kali and more
― curmudgeon, Friday, 8 December 2017 18:36 (six months ago) Permalink
Andy Beta for Pitchfork on A new compilation from Habibi Funk highlights the old and interweaving sounds of Algerian coladera, Lebanese AOR, Egyptian disco, Moroccan funk and more.
I haven't heard it yet
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 December 2017 15:31 (six months ago) Permalink
Zimbabwe's Jah Prayzah
Everyone, from the elderly to kindergartners, can be heard in the streets singing songs from Kutonga Kwaro, the album Prayzah released Oct. 13 — almost exactly one month prior to Mugabe's ouster.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 December 2017 16:48 (six months ago) Permalink
Quirky rough-edged Brit folkie Richard Dawson seems more popular with critics in year-end polls than any other non-American genre representatives. Neither old-school or new-school African sounds or Latino ones or Caribbean ones, or even Afro-Brit grime ones have gotten anywhere near the support that Dawson has (which of course still pales in comparison to US based indie and rap)
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 December 2017 19:57 (six months ago) Permalink
Dawson seems more popular than metal or jazz acts from anywhere too
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 December 2017 19:58 (six months ago) Permalink
I am referring to the year end lists thread:
Richard Dawson is 1st on Quietus list, 2nd on Wire's and now another top ten position on Cracked's, damn, who would have thunk.
― damosuzuki, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1:45 PM (six
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 December 2017 20:00 (six months ago) Permalink
For those compiling your year-end lists, this playlist includes all the available tracks on this thread, organized roughly chronologically in order of mention:
ILM's 2017 Rolling Global Sounds Thread Spotify Playlist
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 01:54 (six months ago) Permalink
I tried some of that Dawson album and it was unlistenable. I think it might make me physically ill to listen to the whole thing. I don't know why. curmudgeon, speaking of American indie, you should try that Melkbelly album. Granted, I don't have enough of a grasp of your taste in rock to know what you will think.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 02:28 (six months ago) Permalink
I keep meaning to check it out. I will.
The Said The Gramaphone blog top 100 songs includes an Oumou Sangaré one, and a South African one that I have just forgotten. It’s a Ulysses fave he mentioned on the year-end list.
Both cuts I like better than Richard Dawson ‘s avant Brit Folk.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 04:54 (six months ago) Permalink
that would be South African Sun-El Musician and Samthing Soweto's "Akanamali"I'm pushing it hard for year-end considerationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKxFS8L6AlQhttp://www.thesinglesjukebox.com/?p=24322
― Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 07:03 (six months ago) Permalink
wow that is really lovely
― rob, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:40 (six months ago) Permalink
That is a nice track. I'd have to listen some more before knowing if it's a favorite or not.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:45 (six months ago) Permalink
I don't care for Rahim AlHaj's approach to fusing Arab and western classical music. I only listened to part of the new one, then bailed out.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:53 (six months ago) Permalink
I liked it on my 1 and a half listens (and I know little about Arab and western classical music)
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 17:39 (six months ago) Permalink
NPR year-end list includes Rûwâhîne - by Ifriqiyya Electrique, mentioned above. I wasn't dazzled by the post-punk aspects. Maybe I will give it another shot
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 17:52 (six months ago) Permalink
Didn't listen to that last night, but did listen again to Ata Kak from Ghana on Awesome Tapes from Africa (although I think that re-release is from a prior year)
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:19 (six months ago) Permalink
Might nominate this as a track in our poll. It's mostly about the keyboard that kicks in at 1:48. Incidentally, these are Brazilian producers.
― _Rudipherous_, Friday, 15 December 2017 05:51 (six months ago) Permalink
Er, 1:04. I think it's later on the Spotify version. 1:00something. You will know what I mean when you hear it.
― _Rudipherous_, Friday, 15 December 2017 05:52 (six months ago) Permalink
Speaking of Brazilian producers, I was out of touch with Brazilian music this year. Anyone have any faves?
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:22 (six months ago) Permalink
Artsy-post Tropicalia pop type sounds I mean; or any other kinds...?
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:23 (six months ago) Permalink
Yes that keyboard livens that up
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:26 (six months ago) Permalink
Still going through this list. Madagascar’s Toko Telo are afropop-folky . They are doing some UK gigs
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 16:11 (six months ago) Permalink
yeah that was a great episode
heard another amazing afropop worldwide ep this week about the Biafra movement which i really knew nothing about
it's prob the best podcast going atm
― Mordy, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 16:28 (six months ago) Permalink
I haven’t even checked out recent episodes (but I should). I just read the text listing their fave 2017 albums.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 22:42 (six months ago) Permalink
There's an exhibit in Paris running to February 25 of the recently(2016) deceased photographer Malik Sidibe's photos of 1960s and 1970s Bamako, Mali called "Mali Twist." Great photos. Sidibe was a music fan and took lots of photos of music fans there dressed up,going out and dancing.
Some 250 black-and-white photographs crowd every inch of wall. In one, a pair of teenage boys in wildly patterned bell bottoms pose moodily with a guitar.
I haven't seen the exhibit, but my wife splurged for the book for me for Chanukah (awww) and its impressive and fun.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:39 (five months ago) Permalink
Yes, posting about it on another thread, but a pick from lex's list might be of interest here:
Ariwo - Ariwo
Jazz, electronic, but some borrowing from the sort of music that normally appears on this thread too. Definitely a Latin feel to some of the jazz. Very difficult to describe. One of them new-fangled fusions. Caldera in particularly is pretty Latin jazzy, but still electronic.
While I'm on this, Auntie Flow was also on lex's list, and might appeal to Rolling Global Outernational listeners.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 16:29 (five months ago) Permalink
As I've mentioned on the generic Arabic music thread, there has been quite a bit of good underground/indie Arab music coming to my attention this year:
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 16:35 (five months ago) Permalink
Been catching up on lots of music the last 2 days. Just listened to the Afropop stocking stuffers podcast and now hearing some albums mentioned on it. Listening now to Soweto Soul, an album put together by Dutch producer/guitarist Joep Pelt who loves old-school South African Pennywhistle Jive, Hip-Hop, Mbaqanga and Kwaito. He got lots of old-school folks to participate. Alas, some of it sounds forced. He wants to make it modern. But some cuts work.
I havent listened to that Lex pick Ariwo yet, but I have heard some of the afropop/afrobeats he likes--Mr. Eazi and Serge Beynaud.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 29 December 2017 22:29 (five months ago) Permalink
Rolling Global Outernational Non-West Non-English (Some Exceptions) 2018 Thread Once Known as World Music
― curmudgeon, Monday, 1 January 2018 19:43 (five months ago) Permalink
Today I will mostly be listening to the Nyege Nyege Tapes label from Uganda. Namely: Nihiloxica, The Sounds of Sisso compilation and the album by Riddlore
― Badgers (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 09:20 (four months ago) Permalink
Maybe not for this thread but I just saw the articles and haven't listened to these acts yet
I don't know any of these Congolese rappers and r'n'b acts-- Maître Gims and others
Sjava and 3 others.
I don't know these folks either
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 11 February 2018 05:52 (four months ago) Permalink
Oops ..2017 thread
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 11 February 2018 05:53 (four months ago) Permalink