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Tip 2006

A Listmania! list by Dick Brummelman (Lochem, the Netherlands)
 
The Dusty Foot Philosopher
1.  The Dusty Foot Philosopher by K'Naan
The list author says:
  "With a unique voice and truely authentic style, K'naan's music brings an enormous dose of realness, soul, and urgency to the hip hop world in a time when people are desperate for it."
£12.36   Used & New from: £2.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela
2.  Rodrigo Y Gabriela by Rodrigo y Gabriela
The list author says:
  "Thrash metal band members turned Flamenco influenced guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela bring a refreshing approach to a modern Spanish sound when they perform live on Morning Becomes Eclectic."
£6.57   Used & New from: £3.59
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Rise Up
3.  Rise Up by Thomas Mapfumo
The list author says:
  "Singing mostly in Shona, with the  mbira still deep in the mix , his fiery voice has matured into a powerful call to arms, intimate in its understanding of the human cost of war."
£9.95   Used & New from: £2.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Sakat
4.  Sakat by DuOud
The list author says:
  "The electro-traditional combo Duoud explores the Yemen ancestral musical traditions identifying the “gimmicks” revealing its hidden grooves, and the haunting refrains."
£23.09   Used & New from: £7.84
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Qawwali-Flamenco: Live/+DVD
5.  Qawwali-Flamenco: Live/+DVD by Faiz Ali Faiz
The list author says:
  "A meeting of two vocal traditions with truly explosive results, this project explores the musical links between the two transcendental traditions of Qawwali and Flamenco."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Divine Shadows
6.  Divine Shadows by Dhafer Youssef
The list author says:
  "The overriding atmosphere is Arab. Electronics and strings blend with a very delicate use of beats in balanced proportion. Whenever more power is needed, electric guitar ostinatos add dynamics."
£10.70   Used & New from: £6.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Techari [CD + CDROM]
7.  Techari [CD + CDROM] by Ojos de Brujo
The list author says:
  "Barcelona natives Ojos de Brujo have been gradually gaining recognition for their summery Spanish folk songs, which encompass flamenco, as well as Celtic influences."
£12.96   Used & New from: £6.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Mishmaoul
8.  Mishmaoul by Natacha Atlas
The list author says:
  "Natacha Atlas seamlessly melds authentic Indo-Arabic musical forms with a mélange of North African and contemporary Western musical influences."
£7.67   Used & New from: £2.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Boulevard de l'Independance
9.  Boulevard de l'Independance by Toumani Diabate
The list author says:
  "Full and fierce, the pan-national band (including vocalists) draws on Afrobeat, Afro-pop and salsa to sketch its giant savannahs of sound, underpinned always by Diabate's transcendent kora."
£11.07   Used & New from: £3.34
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Introducing Etran Finatawa
10.  Introducing Etran Finatawa by Etran Finatawa
The list author says:
  "Electric guitars and traditional instruments entwine like old friends as rustic call-and-response vocals stir up the desert heat.....This debut is dynamite."
£7.99   Used & New from: £4.47
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Everything Must Change
11.  Everything Must Change by Orange Blossom
The list author says:
  "An amalgam of European electro-beats, West African polyrhythms, Arabic and Middle Eastern melodies and, all-stops-out rock."
£6.95   Used & New from: £5.71
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Stories
12.  Stories by Regis Gizavo
The list author says:
  "Malagasy accordionist Régis Gizavo, South African guitarist Louis Mhlanga and French percussionist David Mirandon join in a beautiful, subtle recording of shared roots and diverse interests."
£25.95   Used & New from: £22.71

Bazar Savant
13.  Bazar Savant by Lo'Jo
The list author says:
  "A heady mix and one that shifts between dance, Arabesque rhythms, French chanson and jazz with elements of other genres thrown in like so many subtle spices in a good sauce."
£15.48   Used & New from: £8.00

The Art And Soul Of The Mande Griots Vol.2
14.  The Art And Soul Of The Mande Griots Vol.2 by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "A celebration of the music of the Mande Jeliou, or griots showcasing the interweaving instrumental patterns and impassioned singing."
£13.09   Used & New from: £4.53

Congo: Rumba On The River Vol.1
15.  Congo: Rumba On The River Vol.1 by various artists
The list author says:
  "Congolese music is like the heartbeat of the African continent. The twin capitals of Kinshasa and Brazzaville on the banks of the River Congo supply the international music scene with a non-stop flow"
£12.58   Used & New from: £9.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Breath
16.  Breath by Mercan Dede
The list author says:
  "Turkish-born and Montreal-based Mercan Dede and his ensemble of Turkish and Canadian musicians subtly fuse the Eastern spiritual traditions of Sufi music with contemporary ambient sounds."
£11.71   Used & New from: £6.52

The Rough Guide to the Music of Iran
17.  The Rough Guide to the Music of Iran by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "The traffic-choked streets of Tehran and the magnificent mosques of Esfahan, the underground DJs and the Sufi minstrels of Kurdistan, are all reflected in the vibrant musical scene in Iran."
£7.99   Used & New from: £6.72

Savane
18.  Savane by Ali Farka Toure
The list author says:
  "Toure's own neo-griot vocals and curlicued, kora-like guitar licks cut through the busy ensemble textures like desert lightning, threatening to summon the same spirits that first led him to a life in"
£10.15   Used & New from: £7.37
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Rough Guide to West African Gold
19.  Rough Guide to West African Gold by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "With highlife guitars and horns, Guinean big-band music, early Senegalese mbalax with its tasty Latin influences and the funky Afro-beat sound that shakes the hippest dancefloors across the globe, thi"
£5.67   Used & New from: £2.84

Grand Bazaar
20.  Grand Bazaar by Istanbul Oriental Ensemble
The list author says:
  "Led by percussionist and composer Ocal, the six-piece Ensemble produce a full-bodied sequence of rhythmic instrumentals, led by Volkan Gumuslu's violin and Savas Zurnaci's clarinet. Propulsive, up-tem"
£9.88   Used & New from: £7.68

Forever Polida
21.  Forever Polida by Moussu T e Lei Jovents
The list author says:
  "This is melting pot music, with some French country music, blinding banjo, Cuban rhythms and a bit of blues all held together by tight, sweet-sounding tunes."
£9.43   Used & New from: £0.37
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Pasajero
22.  Pasajero by Gipsy Kings
The list author says:
  "Originally from southern France with family roots in the flamenco tradition, the Gipsy Kings achieved enormous mainstream success with their flamenco-pop."
£6.27   Used & New from: £0.92
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Drive East
23.  Drive East by Yashila
The list author says:
  "CD 'Drive East' is an electrifying brand of New India Fusion which melds the best of North and South Indian classical tradition with a hint of flavours from other world regions such as Latin America,"
£14.05   Used & New from: £4.23
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Between The Desert And The Sea
24.  Between The Desert And The Sea by El Tanbura
The list author says:
  "Hailing from Egypt’s Port Said, El Tanbura take their name from the distinctive lute-like instrument the members of the band play in a wide variety of sizes and tunings."
£15.99   Used & New from: £1.47
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Diwan 2
25.  Diwan 2 by Rachid Taha
The list author says:
  "With Diwan 2 Rachid returns to his roots with a selection of songs that draw on his rich heritage and the Rai music traditions."
£13.18   Used & New from: £0.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 17/11/2006
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