Best of 2010: One Last List (Really!)

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Khaira Arby: Timbuktu Tarab
  • Khaira Arby: Timbuktu Tarab
OK, I promise that this is the last year-end music list I'll subject you to—until the end of 2011, natch. Tonight I'm joining Tony Sarabia on WBEZ for all two hours of his program Radio M, which runs from 9 till 11 PM. We'll be playing cuts from some of our favorite international releases of 2010, both new music and reissues. I'll be drawing my selections from two lists I've made, and you can check them out after the jump:

New Releases:

1. Khaira Arby, Timbuktu Tarab (Clermont Music)
2. Seu Jorge and Almaz, Seu Jorge and Almaz (Stones Throw)
3. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, I Speak Fula (Next Ambiance/Sub Pop)
4. Rita Indiana y Los Misterios, El Juidero (Premium Latin Music)
5. Fernando Otero, Vital (World Village)
6. Vanessa da Mata, Bicecletas, Bolos e Outras Alegrias (Sony Music)
7. Various artists, In the Shrine of the Heart: Popular Classics From Bukhara and Beyond (Smithsonian Folkways)
8. Ana Moura, Leva-Me Aos Fados (World Village)
9. Mulatu Astatke, Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)
10. Knut Hamre, Ferd (Heilo)
11. Salif Keita, La Difference (Emarcy)
12. Kiko Dinucci, Na Bocas dos Outros (Desmonta)
13. Mozafar Shafii and the Râst Ensemble, Mozafar Shafii and the Râst Ensemble (Ocora)
14. Joan Soriano, El Duque de la Bachata (IASO)
15. Rango, Bride of the Zar (30 IPS)
16. Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson, Gift (Topic)
17. Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate, Ali and Toumani (World Circuit/Nonesuch)
18. Satanique Samba Trio, Bad Trip Simulator #2 (no label)
19. Group Inerane, Guitars From Agadez Vol. 3 (Music of Niger) (Sublime Frequencies)
20. Deolinda, Dois Selos e Um Carimbo (Four Quarters)

Reissues:

1. Various artists, Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1976-91 (Soundway)
2. Various artists, Next Stop . . . Soweto: Township Sounds From the Golden Age of Mbaqanga (Strut)
3. Various artists, Afro-Beat Airways (Analog Africa)
4. Various artists, To Scratch Your Heart: Early Recordings From Istanbul (Honest Jon's)
5. Marika Papagika, The Further the Flame, the Worse It Burns Me (Canary/Mississippi)
6. D.O. Misiani & Shirati Jazz, The King of History (Sterns)
7. Willie Colon, El Juicio (Fania)
8. Various artists, Quantic Presents Tropical Funk Experience (Nascente)
9. Sweet Talks, The Kusum Beat (Soundway)
10. Various artists, Something Is Wrong: Vintage Recordings From East Africa (Honest Jon's)

Today's playlist:

Women, Women (Jagjaguwar)
Ferus Mustafov, Cocek po Cocek Belly Dance (Biveco)
Oguz Büyükberber, Ara (AK Muzik)
Delirium, Eclexistence (TUM)
Schlippenbach Trio, Bauhaus Dessau (Intakt)

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