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2007: GNomadic Excursions

Artist Song
Tinariwen
Mali - Kidal, Adrar of Iforas 
Matadjem Yinmixan
Aman Iman: Water Is Life [2007]  
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
U.S. - Brooklyn, New York City, New York 
Beaten Metal
Security [2007] 
Natão Zumbi
Brazil - Recife, Pernambuco 
Infeste
Fome De Tudo [2007] 
Balkan Beat Box
U.S. - Brooklyn, New York City, New York 
Joro Boro
Nu Med [2007] 
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective
Belize - Barranco 
Gaganbadiba
Watina [2006] 
Fanfare Ciocarlia
Romania - Zece Prajini, Ia┬Ži 
Cuando Tu Volveras (Kaloome)
Queens And Kings [2007] 
Kepa Junkera
Spain 
Tbilisi
Hiri [2006] 
Gipsy
Czecheslovakia 
7/8
Romano Hip-Hop [2006] 
Calle 13 (Ft. Vicentico)
U.S. - Puerto Rico 
LlTgale a mi Guarida
Residente o Visitante [2007] 
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Mali - Bamako 
Ngoni fola
Segu Blue [2007] 
Orchestra Baobab
Senegal - Dakar 
Ndeleng Ndeleng
Made In Dakar [2007] 
Habib Koite & Bamada
Mali - Bamako 
Massake
Afriki [2007] 
Angelique Kidjo (Ft. Peter Gabriel)
Benin - Ouidah/France - Paris, Ile-de-France 
Salala
Djin Djin [2007] 
Bob Brozman
U.S. - New York City, New York 
Yaeyama Okinawa
Lumière [2007] 
Youssou N'Dour
Senegal - Dakar 
Tukki
Rokku Mi Rokka [2007] 
Akli D. (Ft. Manu Chao)
Algeria - Kerouan 
Good Morning Tchetchenia
Ma Yela [2006] 
Rachid Taha
Algeria - Oran 
Josephine
Diwan 2 [2006] 
Omar Souleyman
Syria - Ra's al-'Ayn, Al-Hasakah 
Arabic Dabke
Highway To Hassake - Folk And Pop Sounds Of Syria [2007] 
Sir Richard Bishop
U.S. - Phoenix, Arizona 
Rub Al Khali
Polytheistic Fragments [2007] 

Comment:

This volume of the 2007 - Year in the Making Series highlights all those worldly treasures I made off with in maverick explorer style.As you can plainly see, a few of these were actually released in 2006, yet that didn't stop many publications from including those albums in their '07 "Best Of" lists, so it certainly won't stop me (especially, as I discovered these riches during my year-end quest for exotic fortunes). Additionally, I attempted to narrow the scope to those items which would fit, more comfortably, within the "World Music" Genre (horrible term, I know), rather than select items purely on the basis of origination.So, if you will, pack your steamer trunk, dawn your favorite boonie hat and venture forth onto foreign and abberant paths.
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sammyg123
Date: 2/24/2008
I'm familiar with a few of these - Tinariwen, Balkan Beat Box, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Rachid Taha and the closer. I know this is terrific. So much music, so little time...
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Salman1
Date: 2/25/2008
Yeah, I too don't really like the "world music" label, but alas you used it, and well I hope you suffer something bad! Haha, just kidding of coarse. This is simply to amazing man. I've been blasting that Fanfare Ciocarlia disc a lot lately (picked it up last week). Loving what I heard so far from Kepa Junkera and a lot of the African vibes here. MOTW for me!
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 2/25/2008
This only serves to further remind me of my near-complete ignorance in the area of...er, world music. Other than 13 and 15, I'm completely in the dark. I should really do something about that...
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Mesh
Date: 2/25/2008
Mostly unknown, a situation I hope to rectify....
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lanhamyodel
Date: 2/25/2008
I love Kepa Junkera, Bob Brozman, Youssou N'Dour, and Orchestra Baobab. This promises to be very good.
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divinyl
Date: 2/25/2008
All I can say is one will certainly have a difficult time playing "Gnome That Tune" with these songs. I'm anxious to have a listen, however.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 2/25/2008
chock me in with the pile who don't care for the term "world music" - thus i'm in the dark with most of this - your track record tells me this is all about to change
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Moe
Date: 2/25/2008
Well my man Sam knows five more than I do! Looks like a suitcase full of gems. How did you ever get it past customs?
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buglady
Date: 2/25/2008
I like some forms of "World Music" but I'm pretty selective.. there's a lot here I'm not familiar with, so I guess I'll have to give it a spin. Looking forward to the trip.
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Barrydali
Date: 2/26/2008
I've heard snippets of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and dig what I hear. I know several artists here but only the closing song. Thanks for the lesson.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 2/26/2008
Dig the Antibalas, Kidjo, N'Dour and Bishop (not bad for my pedestrian ears), need to explore the balance.
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blasikin
Date: 2/26/2008
Another wonderful journey you've taken us on Mr. Gnome. I'd love to see the movie to this soundtrack.
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no borders
Date: 2/26/2008
Nice to see another world traveler. Some great stuff here. This year it was nice to see Natao Zumbi reform & very sad to see Andy Palacio die after such a wonderful CD. Hope this opens a few more eyes up to some of the great music that isn't in English or from the indy rock scene.
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sport !
Date: 2/28/2008
I am looking forward to the trip as well, Sir!
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Bear
Date: 2/29/2008
All new to me. It's a path I'd like to take.
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tornadoZ
Date: 3/5/2008
just when I finally catch up with you on your excursion, you give me new perspectives to consider. well, along with Salman, here's 2 votes for MOTW, 'cause I dig this the most. knowing almost nothing here when the excursion began, I enjoyed the first 3 stops immensely, along with Fanfare Ciocarlia, Omar Souleyman, but I think my two favorites are the Gipsy.cz and Rachid Taha tracks. thanks for the trip.
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gobi
Date: 3/7/2008
mmm, not sure how I missed this . . . but I did !!absolutely love that Tinariwen album and this builds from there . . . Rachid has always impressed/surprised me with equal measure . . . great stuff . . .
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doowad
Date: 3/25/2008
Impressive as always, thanks.