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Sunday, May 04, 2003

I Listen, Part 2: "World Music"
I have no PC scruples against the term "world music," but whenever someone asks me what kind of music I listen to, I always feel foolish answering "world music," even though it is my staple fare. It's a cold, half-academic sounding term. That's not to say that any of the other available labels—global rhythm, ethnic groove (!), mondomix, roots music—feel any less awkward. It would be one thing if I were a “specialist”—when I stuck to flamenco, that would’ve been an easy answer—but these days I’m definitely a dabbler rather than a connoisseur.

So here's what I've been listening to in the last few months (don't forget to hover over the links):

Caetano Veloso: Live in Bahia

Pape & Cheikh: Mariama

Orchestra Baobab: Specialist in All Styles

Salif Keita: Moffou

Cesaria Evora: The Very Best of Cesaria Evora

Bebel Giberto: Tanto Tempo Remixes

Ensemble Tartit: Ichichila

Rachid Taha: Live

Various Artists: Rough Guide to Arabesque

Various Artists: Arabesque

Various Artists: World of Lusafrica

Check out Part 1: Jazz (More or Less) here.