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Charlie Gillett's annual compilations should need no introduction by now.
The latest edition strikes a valedictory note -- the final track amounting to a farewell from the murdered South African reggae star Lucky Dube. There is no avoiding the hyperactive Manu Chao these days, but for sheer substance and guile, it is hard to beat the young Brazilian vocalist CéU. Daniel Melingo -- an eccentric but charismatic Tom Waits-ish tango artist, who made an impressive South Bank debut at La Linea a couple of months ago -- rightly makes the cut as well. Orchestra Baobab represent Africa's old guard, but there is no sign yet that Gillett has lost his knack of unearthing gems from off the… Read more