Dec. 11 is International Mountain Day, and to prove that mountains are as integral to music as they are to climate and culture, I curate some lofty songs about Earth’s highest places.
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Sally Nyolo “Kilimanjaro” from Tiger Run
Miriam Makeba “Table Mountain” from Golden Voices of Africa
Karavan Sarai “High mountain” from Woven Landscapes
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra “Blue Mountain” from Arkestra
Joel Harrison & Anupam Shobhakar “Devil Mountain Blues (feat. Todd Isler)” from Multiplicity: Leave the Door Open (feat. Gary Versace, Hans Glawischnig & Dan Weiss)
The Shin “Danas Caucasica” from Many Timer
Mahmoud Fadl “Jibal al Nuba (Mountains of Nuba)” from Drummers of the Nile Go South
Moh Alileche “Toward the Summit” from North Africa’s Destiny?
Lloyd Price Thomas “Climbing the Mountain” from Virgin Islands: Quelbe & Calypso, 1956-1960
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The Budos Band “Magus Mountain” from Burnt Offering
Bantu “Mt. Fuji (feat. Ayuba)” from Fuji Satisfaction (feat. Ayuba)
Chava Alberstein “High Atop a Mountain” from Foreign Letters
Techung and the Wind Horses “Himalaya – Abode of Snow” from Tashi Sho
Authentic Light Orchestra “Mountain Dance” from Forgotten Runes
James Whetzel “To the Mountains” from Capitol Hill: Secret Tracks
Prince Nico Mbarga “Sweet Mother” from Sweet Mother
The Undercover Hippy “Coming To the Gambia” from Monkey Suit
Zűrös Banda “Zöld Erdőben, De Magos (Gree Woods, Tall Trees)” from Zűrös Banda
Super Hi-Fi “Silent Night” from Yule Analog, Vol. 2
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express “Junun Brass” from Junun
Riserva Moac “Babilonia (feat. Master App)” from Babilonia
Ceu “Rainha” from Live
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Kora Jazz Band “Konon” from Live au New Morning
Boogat “En la Montana” from Neo-Reconquista
Ba-Boom “BamBam” from Somos Um
Seffarine “Masari” from De Fez a Jerez