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Any 'World music' you love?

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Destinysdaughter · 04/12/2015 21:00

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?

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ChristianGreysAnatomy · 04/12/2015 21:07

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 · 04/12/2015 21:11

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 · 04/12/2015 21:12

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

Helenluvsrob · 04/12/2015 21:18

Lady smith black mambazo of course!

Destinysdaughter · 04/12/2015 21:20

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

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OneofTHOSEWomen · 04/12/2015 21:23
Destinysdaughter · 04/12/2015 21:25

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

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OneofTHOSEWomen · 04/12/2015 21:37
soupmaker · 04/12/2015 21:39

Amadou and Mariam. Malian duo. They are brilliant.

OneofTHOSEWomen · 04/12/2015 21:46

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

minifingerz · 04/12/2015 23:00

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 · 04/12/2015 23:02

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.

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travailtotravel · 04/12/2015 23:12

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 · 04/12/2015 23:13

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

BeaBoo · 04/12/2015 23:24

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

Destinysdaughter · 05/12/2015 00:17

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!

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OneofTHOSEWomen · 05/12/2015 13:42

Have you listened to Gilles Peterson on 6 Music?

MadeMan · 08/12/2015 18:31
Katymac · 28/12/2015 20:33

DD like Anna Mudeka & Netsayi

Caffeinator · 07/02/2016 16:29

Sheila Chandra.

margaritasbythesea · 27/02/2016 00:00


joyfulworld · 03/03/2016 12:55

Corrinne May (I love her music.)

KindraLamb · 08/03/2016 15:18

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

HawkEyeTheNoo · 31/03/2016 12:07

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!

viviantaylor666 · 24/06/2016 11:12

I love Pablo Alboran and Alex Ubago.

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