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zondag 30 oktober 2011

Global Drum Project

Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart's innovative Planet Drum CD convened some of the world's finest drum talent for a collaboration that won the very first GRAMMY for world music -- bringing together Nigerian drum legend Babatunde Olatunji, Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Nigerian talking drum ace Sikiru Adepoju, and Puerto Rico's master conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, among others. The 1991 album spent an unprecedented 26 weeks at #1 on the Billboard world music chart, and continues to sell as a perennial favorite.

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zaterdag 29 oktober 2011

Miles Gurtu

Robert Miles, the electronica-genius/soundscape-crafter here meets Trilok Gurtu, the world-jazz prophet.
The sticker on the cellophane says 'Two masters of music combine to produce a rich blend of electronica, nu-jazz and world music'.

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Jon Hassel - Maarifa Street: Magic Realism, Vol. 2

In an era of world fusions and unlikely global collaborations, Jon Hassell continues reformulating the alchemy of his Fourth World music in fascinating and original ways. Maarifa Street is his first electric album in some time, and it's a deliriously seductive brew of Miles Davis-meets-dub stuttered through sampled groove fractures. Drawn from live recordings made over the last few years, the album illustrates Hassell's gift for carving soundscapes in real time, laying his breathy, harmonized trumpet lines across an interior panorama of ambient voodoo jazz.

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