2011-12-09 Best Global Music of 2011

Hours of excruciating data entry and listener research by telephone were the backbone of this Best of 2011 episode of Spin The Globe. Or maybe we just set all our nominees out on the floor and watched which ones the office cat slept on the most. We’re not really going to reveal our secrets, but these are still some of the best songs from some of the best albums of the year. We promise. So sit back and enjoy the music, and use this as a buying guide if you need holiday gifts for your loved ones. It’s been a good year, so be generous. Spin The Globe's Best World Music CDs of 2011

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Hour 1
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Mustt Mustt (feat. Tinarwen)  –  Aam Zameen:Common Ground
Tribeqa  –  Vaudoo  –  Qolors
Nation Beat  –  Sebastiana  –  Growing Stone
Boban & Marko Markovic Orkestra & Fanfare Ciocarlia  –  Devla  –  Balkan Brass Battle
Ravid Kahalani  –  Eli  –  Yemen Blues
Trio Chemirani  –  Alou Soroma feat. Ballake Sissoko  –  Invite
DeLeon  –  Yo M’enamori  –  Casata
Kora Jazz Band  –  Mandjou  –  And Guests
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Contigo Jamas  –  Taurus
Les Freres Smith  –  Afro!  –  Contreband Mentality
Sia Tolno  –  Odju Watcha  –  My Life

Hour 2
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Nakupenda Africa feat. Angelique Kidjo  –  Say Africa
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo  –  Pardon  –  Cotonou Club
Nawal  –  For a Dignified Humanity  –  Embrace the Spirit
Te Vaka  –  Moemiti  –  Havili
Aurelio Martinez  –  Yurumei  –  Laru Beya
Tinariwen  –  Iswegh Attay  –  Tasili
Cacique ’97  –  Jorge de Capadocia  –  Cacique ’97
Hadag Nahash  –  Ani Maamin  –  .    6
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  A La Truko  –  I Lumia Mo Kher
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  Roma Project  –  I Lumia Mo Kher
Malika Zarra  –  Berber Taxi  –  Berber Taxi
Youssou N’Dour  –  Africa Dream Again feat. Ayo  –  Dakar-Kingston
Bombino  –  Adouni (Life)  –  Agadez

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