Monday, May 28, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007


The Karnataka College of Percussion - Morsing Trio

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007


Kandiya Kouyate - San Barana

(Guitar solo by Djelimady Tounkara)

* Photo by Luis Dafos

Monday, May 21, 2007

flamenco africano

Afro-Spanish singer Concha Buika is new to me - she's barely known outside Spain. The lady deserves a far larger audience, and better promotion. With that in mind, here are two songs from her second CD. (There's live video at the link.)


Tu Caramelo

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

out of africa

Soaring falsetto vocals, off-kilter rhythms, chanted lyrics, floating electronics - Jamaican music doesn't get much better than The Congos. Today's track: Congoman


The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Iko Iko/Aicho

* Photo by Brendan Costello

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Jerry González and the Fort Apache Band - Verdad Amarga

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Singer Kat Parra and her son Pat, collaborating on Mas que nada

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Ojos de Brujo - Todo Tiende

(More info. here)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007


Dino Saluzzi and cellist Anja Lechner play the title track from their new CD, Ojos Negros

Sunday, May 06, 2007


British singer Najma Akhtar is best known for her contemporary ghazals, but she's a fine interpreter of South Asian folk and pop music, too. Today's cut: Nikala

Saturday, May 05, 2007

a pianista

I first stumbled across recordings by Carolina Cardoso de Menezes in the late 1990s, following a tip from the owner of this site. I hope you enjoy her playing as much as I do. Track: Despedida de Mangueira

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Joyce - A Hard Day's Night

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Egyptian drummer Adel Shams el-Din takes a whirlwind tour of Moroccan rhythms on Souvenirs de Fes

* Photo from Skordalia