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post #16 of 292
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Originally Posted by gratefulshrink
If you are at all into the music of Mali (and Ali Farka Toure), then the music of Boubacar Traoré is absolutely essential listening. I find Traoré even more moving and soulful than Toure.
Seconded. Traoré's Macire is on my 10-CDs-to-be-stranded-on-an-island-with list.
post #17 of 292
Some of my favorites:


Lila Downs "La Sandunga"

Min Hui Feng "River of Sorrow"

Yu Hong Mei "String Glamour"

Barbatundi Olatungi "Drums of Passion"
post #18 of 292
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Originally Posted by zumaro
Fairly recently out is Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté's In The Heart Of The Moon, which is a truly lovely album of duets.
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Originally Posted by gratefulshrink
If you are at all into the music of Mali (and Ali Farka Toure), then the music of Boubacar Traoré is absolutely essential listening. I find Traoré even more moving and soulful than Toure.
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Originally Posted by Jeff E
Seconded. Traoré's Macire is on my 10-CDs-to-be-stranded-on-an-island-with list.
Hey, thanks for the suggestion guys. Haven't heard Traoré yet but will definitely check it out. Haven't been exploring anything on the African music scene for a few years so that'll give me an excuse to get back into it a little. Also looks like I might need to get that new Ali Farka Toure In the Heart of the Moon too which is mostly a live duo with Toumani Diabate as zumaro mentions in his post. Great thread everybody! Way too many good sounding suggestions. I did put together a West African compilation a few years ago for some friends that was kinda fun and moved through quite a few styles ... http://members.mailaka.net/davey/comps.htm#African_Mix
post #19 of 292
Dang!!!! I knew I shouldn't have checked back on this thread...This is going to cost me a fortune...Or maybe I'll just let my wife read these awesome recommendations and bingo! instant Christmas wish list...
By the way if anyone hasn't signed up for the Head-Fi Christmas CD Exchange I really would recommend it Meet someone new and get a (couple?) CD out of it, what could be better? I know whoever gets to be my oppo is going to get a great big list to choose from from me
Sorry to get OT there for a sec..Shameless plug for a worthy cause...

Anyway great thread...lets have more...

-Nac...
post #20 of 292
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Originally Posted by NacMacFeegle
Dang!!!! I knew I shouldn't have checked back on this thread...This is going to cost me a fortune...Or maybe I'll just let my wife read these awesome recommendations and bingo! instant Christmas wish list...
By the way if anyone hasn't signed up for the Head-Fi Christmas CD Exchange I really would recommend it Meet someone new and get a (couple?) CD out of it, what could be better? I know whoever gets to be my oppo is going to get a great big list to choose from from me
Sorry to get OT there for a sec..Shameless plug for a worthy cause...

Anyway great thread...lets have more...

-Nac...
yeah let's have more of "world music" discussions i agree...i noticed under your profile that you have celtic, electronica and world as musical preferences, may i make a suggestion (if you don't have this album already) check out:

Bill Laswell's - Emerald Aether: Shape Shifting/Reconstructions of Irish Music I LOVE IT and it's very well done i think you will enjoy it, not to mention it has every musical preference you like in this album

post #21 of 292
I once heard an interesting record called Music of Upper Volta
post #22 of 292
It doesn't get any better than Fela.

Also second (third?) Boubacar Traore's Macire.

I've also really been enjoying for the past while the comp World Psychedelic Classics 3-Love's A Real Thing: The Fuzzy, Funky Sounds of West Africa. It came out this year, but it's older stuff. It's actually on Stone's Throw, surprisingly.
post #23 of 292
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Originally Posted by s m @
It doesn't get any better than Fela.

Also second (third?) Boubacar Traore's Macire.

I've also really been enjoying for the past while the comp World Psychedelic Classics 3-Love's A Real Thing: The Fuzzy, Funky Sounds of West Africa. It came out this year, but it's older stuff. It's actually on Stone's Throw, surprisingly.
In this vein, I don't think anyone has mentioned King Sunny Ade.
post #24 of 292
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Originally Posted by gratefulshrink
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Originally Posted by s m @
It doesn't get any better than Fela.

Also second (third?) Boubacar Traore's Macire.
In this vein, I don't think anyone has mentioned King Sunny Ade.
Wow, now it is getting good. Fela Kuti is amazing! I only have The Best Best of Fela Kuti 2-CD collection from 2000 on MCA and the music does deserve the AMG 5-star rating it gets, but for some reason they compressed the crap out of it which gives the music a hard edge and makes it less fun to listen. And this is music that celebrates fun, so quashing the dynamics is just stupid mastering from Universal. Even with the bad sound, it's still essential stuff, but I'd probably look for older pressings next time, maybe some LPs. This one clocks in at close to the maximum of 158 minutes and I love every jazz-filled minute from this legendary African soulman, but it's a hard listen sometimes.

But I have some classic King Sunny Ade on vinyl, as it should be heard, and it's great. Get dancing!
post #25 of 292
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Originally Posted by Davey
Wow, now it is getting good. Fela Kuti is amazing! I only have The Best Best of Fela Kuti 2-CD collection from 2000 on MCA and the music does deserve the AMG 5-star rating it gets, but for some reason they compressed the crap out of it which gives the music a hard edge and makes it less fun to listen. And this is music that celebrates fun, so quashing the dynamics is just stupid mastering from Universal. Even with the bad sound, it's still essential stuff, but I'd probably look for older pressings next time, maybe some LPs. This one clocks in at close to the maximum of 158 minutes and I love every jazz-filled minute from this legendary African soulman, but it's a hard listen sometimes.

But I have some classic King Sunny Ade on vinyl, as it should be heard, and it's great. Get dancing!
I have alot of Fela on CD -- they started re-releasing two albums on one CD several years ago.

My favorites are:
Confusion
Expensive ****
Sorrow Tears and Blood*
No Agreement
Opposite People
Shuffering and Shmiling
post #26 of 292
[QUOTE=antiant]yeah let's have more of "world music" discussions i agree...i noticed under your profile that you have celtic, electronica and world as musical preferences, may i make a suggestion (if you don't have this album already) check out:

Bill Laswell's - Emerald Aether: Shape Shifting/Reconstructions of Irish Music I LOVE IT and it's very well done i think you will enjoy it, not to mention it has every musical preference you like in this album

My wallet thanks you so much antiant...
As it turns out I have not come across that one (where have I been!!!) and also have an order lined up to fire off to cduniverse so will include it sharpish. Thanks again.

-Nac...
post #27 of 292
Im looking for some World Music with Woodwinds, Various Percussion, Acoustic Guitar and Female Vocals (no language preference)

any recommendations ?
post #28 of 292
Recommended :
Alabina (sometime duet with Gipsy Kings, yeah it's Arabian music, the best I've ever heard)
Any recording from John McLaughlin with it's supergroup Shakti (??? can't remember well, yeah it's Indian music collaboration with Jazz)

Edit: plus Mustafa Sandal from Turkey (try to listen to the track called Tarkan/Kiss actual version, the best dance music on earth, IMHO) & Bombay Vikings (dance)
post #29 of 292
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Originally Posted by myc
Recommended :
Alabina (sometime duet with Gipsy Kings, yeah it's Arabian music, the best I've ever heard)
yeah Gypsy Kings and Alabina aren't bad, they do spanish as well as arabic
post #30 of 292
[QUOTE=NacMacFeegle]
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Originally Posted by antiant
yeah let's have more of "world music" discussions i agree...i noticed under your profile that you have celtic, electronica and world as musical preferences, may i make a suggestion (if you don't have this album already) check out:

Bill Laswell's - Emerald Aether: Shape Shifting/Reconstructions of Irish Music I LOVE IT and it's very well done i think you will enjoy it, not to mention it has every musical preference you like in this album

My wallet thanks you so much antiant...
As it turns out I have not come across that one (where have I been!!!) and also have an order lined up to fire off to cduniverse so will include it sharpish. Thanks again.

-Nac...
no problem and not sure if you heard of Afro Celt Sound System http://www.afrocelts.org/ & http://realworldrecords.com/afrocelts/ might want to check them out as well if you haven't
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