A collection of diverse and (mostly) unknown musicians, derived from World Music Network’s “Battle of the Bands” competition. |
Something for pretty much every world music lover, from hot African guitars to Yiddish music with a modern twist. Every track is worth a play, pick one at random, you can’t go wrong.
1. A Sicilian rock band, upbeat with an Arabic flair.
2. An Italian/Ethiopian blend w/gorgeous fem. Vox. Mostly mid
3. Polish, mid/upbeat jazz-funk. Great band, cool vox.
4. Updated mid. Jazzy klezmer w/Yiddish/English vocals. Fun.
5. Rokia Traore’s little sister. Relaxed, great voc harmonies.
6. Souped-up Malian guitar, soaring vox. Down/midtempo
7. Downtempo, kora & Lithuanian dulcimer w/male/fem. Vox
8. Fast, LA-based band. Blend of Brazil & indie rock. So good.
9. Fast Italian/Irish/Baltic blend. Tempo change, strings,perc,vox
10. So cool! Upbeat Bulgarian folk meets dub.
11. Tight female harmonies, fast w/plucked strings. In Polish.
12. Upbeat Moroccan drums, trance-like, some cool vocal touches.
13. Meditative and calm guitar & tabla, picks up later.