The piano may not be the first instrument that comes to mind when you think of “world music,” but there’s a lot of great global music that features prominent key work. Music in this episode from Samuel Yirga, Chano Dominguez, Abdullah Ibrahim, Maurice el Medioni, and other greats.
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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya “Chisa” from African River
Maurice El Médioni “Touchia Sika” from Pianoriental
Bachar Mar-Khalifé “Madonna” from Ya Balad
Zhen Chen “Turpan Tango” from Ergo – Music for Piano & Chinese Folk Instruments
Czesław Niemen i Enigmatic “Zechesz Mnie Zechcesz [You Will Want Me]” from Polish Funk Vol 2.
Chano Dominguez “Serpent’s Tooth” from Flamenco Sketches
Omar Sosa “Africa Madre Viva” from Ayaguna
Kibrom Birhane “Pending Prayer” from Kibrom’s Tizita
Set break — KAOS Community Billboard
Ahoar “Bat” from Between Rivers
Samuel Yirga “Firma Ena Wereket” from Guzo
Daktarimba “Adidja” from D’Afrique (feat. Marco Lobo, Walter Lang, Wolfgang Lackerschmid & Njamy Sitson)
Maíra Freitas “Nua” from Piano e Batucada
Kora Jazz Trio “Sunugal” from Part Two
Lautari “Danajki” from Muzica Lautareasca Nova
Renee Reznek “Mibira Melody II” from From My Beloved Country
Trio Abaraka “Tabara” from Trio Abaraka
Monoswezi “Nyuchi” from A Je
Al-Yaman “Habibi Rah” from Hurriya
The Bongo Hop “Nos Coje la Tarde (feat. Pao Barreto)” from Satingarona, Vol. 1
Bruna Caram “Feriado Pessoal” from Brazilian Groove
Carmen Souza “Upa neguinho” from Creology
Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar
Congo Sanchez “T.E.T.O. (strut)” from Congo Sanchez, Volume 1
Terrakota “Bankster” from Oxalá
Toko Telo “Hainao Moa” from Toy Raha Toy
Blick Bassy “tell me” from Akö