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June 04, 2022
Fela Kuti - The Best of the Black President 2

Fela Kuti - The Best of the Black President 2

Cherry-picked cuts from the catalogue of He Who Carries Death In His Pouch.

Salif Keita - Talé

Salif Keita - Talé

A loveable enough effort from the Malian star.

Bomba Estéreo - Elegancia Tropical

Bomba Estéreo - Elegancia Tropical

Bogotá quintet delivers fiery electro-Cumbia contortions with hidden depths.

The Creole Choir of Cuba - Santiman

The Creole Choir of Cuba - Santiman

Sophisticated singing that could make this choir one of the best known in the world.

Sexy Fi - Nunca Te Vi De Boa

Sexy Fi - Nunca Te Vi De Boa

Strong and varied set from this hard-to-pigeonhole Brazilian duo.

Mory Kanté - La Guinéenne

Mory Kanté - La Guinéenne

Kanté remains one of Africa’s finest and most inventive singers and musicians.

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - Jama Ko

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - Jama Ko

One of Mali’s most popular artists continues to impress on the global stage.

Youssou N’Dour - From Senegal to the World: 80s Classics and Rarities

Youssou N’Dour - From Senegal to the World: 80s Classics and Rarities

Unlikely to stand out beside more complete N’Dour compilation sets.

Various Artists - Diablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

Various Artists - Diablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

Every track is destined to fill a dancefloor with abandoned gyrations.

Yasmin Levy - Libertad

Yasmin Levy - Libertad

A carefully crafted collection from the Israeli singer.

The Touré-Raichel Collective - The Tel Aviv Session

The Touré-Raichel Collective - The Tel Aviv Session

The players here set about forging exciting new traditions.

Various Artists - Beginner’s Guide to Flamenco

Various Artists - Beginner’s Guide to Flamenco

Solid-enough budget compilation highlighting both known and worth-knowing talents.

Goat - World Music

Goat - World Music

Surrender your mind, body and soul to the Goat…

Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde!

Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde!

As pure a life-affirming rush as the best pop music in any language.

Various Artists - 30 - Real World at WOMAD

Various Artists - 30 - Real World at WOMAD

A double-CD set that superbly showcases this label’s remarkable history.

Antibalas - Antibalas

Antibalas - Antibalas

Musical democracy in action, an inspiring example of a band practicing what they preach.

Various Artists - The Rough Guide to Undiscovered World

Various Artists - The Rough Guide to Undiscovered World

A high-quality collection of labyrinthine fusions from tantalisingly unfamiliar artists.

Invisible System - Introducing Invisible System

Invisible System - Introducing Invisible System

A newcomers-friendly introduction to some impressively original sounds.

Ondatrópica - Ondatrópica

Ondatrópica - Ondatrópica

An adventurous project that has been executed with tasteful verve.

Arnaldo Antunes - A Curva da Cintura

Arnaldo Antunes - A Curva da Cintura

Unusual supergroup delivers a set that’s more sketches than songs proper.

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