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Any 'World music' you love?

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Destinysdaughter Fri 04-Dec-15 21:00:34

I love discovering new music and there's so much great music that isn't British or American. Are there any World musicians/ bands you've discovered that you love?

So, to start, I really like Seu Jorge, Ana Carolina, Hindi Zahra, Moroccan Spirit. Anyone got anything they can recommend?

ChristianGreysAnatomy Fri 04-Dec-15 21:07:17

It's not new but I love Manu Chao's proxima estacion esperanza. Love it. There's one song that we used to play in my flat share when we were getting ready for a party. Happy memories.

Dh listens to Miriam makebe and other South African musicians. Love that too but can't remember all the names.

timelytess Fri 04-Dec-15 21:11:41

isn't British or American
Irish? Iarla O'Lionard, Martin Hayes, and together in The Gloaming. Ethiopian popular music is great fun - see YouTube for examples.

timelytess Fri 04-Dec-15 21:12:55

The second 'i' is missing in O'Lionaird. My apologies to him and anyone who is offended by that.

Helenluvsrob Fri 04-Dec-15 21:18:29

Lady smith black mambazo of course!

Destinysdaughter Fri 04-Dec-15 21:20:24

Thanks for the Manu Chao recommendation, just saved it to Spotify and will enjoy listening to that!

OneofTHOSEWomen Fri 04-Dec-15 21:23:09

Fela Kuti

Destinysdaughter Fri 04-Dec-15 21:25:01

This is one of my favourite songs. It's actually a cover version of a famous British song but sounds completely different!

OneofTHOSEWomen Fri 04-Dec-15 21:37:27


soupmaker Fri 04-Dec-15 21:39:37

Amadou and Mariam. Malian duo. They are brilliant.

OneofTHOSEWomen Fri 04-Dec-15 21:46:31

Incidentally, I'm with David Byrne on the term "World Music".

minifingerz Fri 04-Dec-15 23:00:46

Mayra Andrade


Been to see her twice. She is an amazing musician, knows how to work a crowd, and is so beautiful. Young too!

Destinysdaughter Fri 04-Dec-15 23:02:27

Don't really want to get into a discussion about semantics, just looking for the sort of music that isn't traditionally played on UK radio stations. Don't know what term to call it but think most people would know what I mean.

travailtotravel Fri 04-Dec-15 23:12:14

Rachid Taha
Cat Empire
Andy Palacio
Yousso N'dour
La Bottine Souriante
Cesaria Evoria
Rebecca Malope
Angelique Kidjo
Fado style
Oumo Sangare
Johnny Clegg
Fela Kuti

travailtotravel Fri 04-Dec-15 23:13:49

'World' is a big thing for me that I've lost sight of - but you've inspired me to reconnect. Thanks

BeaBoo Fri 04-Dec-15 23:24:02

William Onyeabor. A funk musician from Nigeria. He's a really great, talented man.

Destinysdaughter Sat 05-Dec-15 00:17:55

travial thanks for that great list, will enjoy checking them out and glad I've inspired you to reconnect with it, there's so much great music out there!

OneofTHOSEWomen Sat 05-Dec-15 13:42:38

Have you listened to Gilles Peterson on 6 Music?

MadeMan Tue 08-Dec-15 18:31:15

Ace of Angels - Miniskirt

Katymac Mon 28-Dec-15 20:33:14

DD like Anna Mudeka & Netsayi

Caffeinator Sun 07-Feb-16 16:29:25

Sheila Chandra.

margaritasbythesea Sat 27-Feb-16 00:00:12


joyfulworld Thu 03-Mar-16 12:55:03

Corrinne May (I love her music.)

KindraLamb Tue 08-Mar-16 15:18:40

I like listening to the man who sold the world by nirvana. smile

HawkEyeTheNoo Thu 31-Mar-16 12:07:04

I worked in Holland for the Lockerbie trial and there was a band whose single I bought, can't remember the name of the band but the song was "harden Dan ik he been Dan" or something like that! I loved it!

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