world music

This Wednesday evening, Chris Heim features one of the artists profiled in Robin D.G. Kelley's book Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz In Revolutionary Times. Heim's review of the book: It is a truism of American jazz that its roots are in African music, yet few jazz artists until more recently explicitly studied and incorporated African music as it is actually played on the continent into their work. That was not the case, however, for four pioneering performers that historian and...

Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone) Ba Cissoko - Nimissa (Cristal) Bibi Tanga and the Selenites - 40° of Sunshine (Nat Geo) Sori Kandia Kouyate - La Voix de La Revolution (Sterns Music) Cassandra Wilson - Another Country (E One) Manuel Galban - Blue Cha Cha (Concord Picante) Melody Gardot - The Absence (Decca) Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze - Amanke Dionti (Motema) Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane - Thiossane (Sterns Music) The Spy from Cairo - Arabadub (Wonder Wheel) Anoushka Shankar - Traveller (Deutsche...

Top 40 Albums July 2012

Jul 25, 2012

Paul Simon - Graceland (Legacy) Manuel Galban - Blue Cha Cha (Concord Picante) KonKoma - KonKoma (Soundway) English Beat - Keep the Beat (Shout! Factory) Fania All Stars - Greatest Hits (Fania) Melody Gardot - The Absence (Decca) Various - Skankish Sound (Vampi Soul) Debo Band - Debo Band (Next Ambiance) Enzo Avitable - Black Tarantella (CNI Music) Sierra Leones Refugee All Stars - Radio Salome (Cumbancha) Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze - Amanke Dionti (Motema) The Funk Ark - High Noon (ESL...

Top 40 Albums June 2012

Jul 2, 2012

1. Riccardo Tesi - Madreperla (Materiali Sonori)
2. Paul Simon - Graceland (Legacy)
3. Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Twenty Dozen (Savoy Jazz)
4. Various - Long Live Boogaloo (Secret Stash)
5. Hamilton de Holanda - Brasilianos 3 (Adventure Music)
6. Paquito DRivera/Berta Rojas - Dia Y Medio (On Music)
7. Anoushka Shankar - Traveller (Deutsche Gramophon)
8. Various - African Blues (Putumayo)
9. Choban Elektrik - Choban Elektrik (Choban Elektrik)