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

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that would be South African Sun-El Musician and Samthing Soweto's "Akanamali"
I'm pushing it hard for year-end consideration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKxFS8L6AlQ
http://www.thesinglesjukebox.com/?p=24322

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

wow that is really lovely

rob, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:40 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=risQFjhOVr8

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 15 December 2017 05:51 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) Permalink

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

curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yes that keyboard livens that up

curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

http://afropop.org/articles/stocking-stuffers-2017-feature

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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/arts/design/malick-sidibes-work-reveals-a-hidden-africa-it-loves-to-party.html?_r=0

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.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/16/arts/malick-sidibe-photographer-known-for-social-reportage-in-mali-dies-at-80.html

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yes, posting about it on another thread, but a pick from lex's list might be of interest here:

Ariwo - Ariwo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWeIqmz6Xx0

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pMBYN7JF4E

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 16:29 (nine 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NxyE6yUElc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW5aM_LxnWg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-6SQjdgdg4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nwCbZfPxcY

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 16:35 (nine 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 (nine months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

Maybe not for this thread but I just saw the articles and haven't listened to these acts yet

http://www.okayafrica.com/congolese-music-artists-new-killing-it/

I don't know any of these Congolese rappers and r'n'b acts-- Maître Gims and others

http://www.okayafrica.com/black-panther-album-south-african-artists/

Sjava and 3 others.

I don't know these folks either

curmudgeon, Sunday, 11 February 2018 05:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oops ..2017 thread

curmudgeon, Sunday, 11 February 2018 05:53 (eight months ago) Permalink


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