Praise, criticism, nationalism — there are many reasons musicians sing about countries. We hear songs titled for countries this week, from Argentina to Zanzibar.
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Rumbanella Band “El Congo” from El Congo Rumba Congolaise
Zap Mama “India” from Sabsylma
Wafir “Nubia” from Nilo Azul
Camille “La france” from Ilo veyou
Marlène Dorcena “Panama” from Mesy
Te Vaka “Manu Samoa” from Tutuki
Bajka “Serbia” from Zaïedno !
Cumbia Cosmonauts “Colombia” from The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cumbia
Lord Kitchener “sweet jamaica” from London Is the Place for Me
Tito Puente “Brazil” from Complete RCA Rec. (Disc 4)
Issa El Saieh “Haiti” from The Rough Guide to the Music of Haiti
Set break — KAOS Community Billboard
Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso “The Gambia” from Healing The Divide: A Concert For Peace And Reconciliation
Tango Negro Trio “Argentina” from La Vuelta del Malon
Faytinga “Eritrea” from Eritrea
Laye Sow “Mauritania” from Acoustic Africa
Kora Jazz Band “spain” from Kora Jazz Band And Guests
Budapest Klezmer Band “Roman’ye (Romania)” from The Train
Terne Čhave “Ukrajina (Ukraine)” from Bo me Som Rom
Majid Bekkas “Guinea (feat. Khalid Kouhen & Manuel Hermia)” from Al Qantara
Sampo Lassila Narinkka “In Strange Lands / Vierailla Mailla” from In Strange Lands / Vierailla Mailla
Maarja Nuut “Õdangule” from Une Meeles
Elektro Hafiz “Günahkar Helvasi” from Elektro Hafiz
Ozomatli “Love & Hope” from Street Signs
Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar
DuOud “Zanzibar” from Wild Serenade
Fatoumata Diawara “Sowa” from Fatou
Ziggy Marley “We are the People” from Ziggy Marley
Ceuzany “Fera Na Sukupira” from Ilha d’Melodia
Elage Diouf “Sankara” from Melokáane