Rolling Global Outernational Non-West Non-English (Some Exceptions) 2017 Thread Once Known as World Music

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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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

that would be South African Sun-El Musician and Samthing Soweto's "Akanamali"
I'm pushing it hard for year-end consideration

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 07:03 (one year ago) Permalink

wow that is really lovely

rob, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:40 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

Artsy-post Tropicalia pop type sounds I mean; or any other kinds...?

curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes that keyboard livens that up

curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:26 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

Oops ..2017 thread

curmudgeon, Sunday, 11 February 2018 05:53 (one year ago) Permalink

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