As Halloween and Dia de los Muertos approach, STG has rounded up dozens of songs about family, and about those ancestors that linger (sometimes past long after their welcome runs out).
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Tara Linda “Demon’s Cumbia” from Tortilla Western Serenade
Carmen Rizzo & Huun Huur Tu “Ancestors Call” from Eternal
Tarika “Avelo (Ghost)” from Son Egal
Wimme “Sohka (Family)” from Mun
The Budos Band “Ghost Walk” from The Budos Band
Moana & The Tribe “ancestors” from Toru
Divoky Srdce “Nebeští jezdci (Ghost Riders in the Sky)” from Late Gathering
Omar Torrez “Llorona” from Dynamisto!
Set break — KAOS Community Billboard
Cicala Mvta “Ghost Requiem” from Ghost Circus
Lo’Jo “Brule La Meche” from Boheme de Cristal
Ganga Giri “ancestors” from Beats Around The Bush
Värttinä “Aijo” from Ilmatar
Hot 8 Brass Band “ghost town” from Ghost Town/Let Me Do My Thing
Adrian Raso & Fanfare Ciocarlia “Devil’s Tale” from Devil’s Tale
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra “Vampires” from Feel The Riddim!
The Afromotive “Scare Tactics” from Scare Tactics
Peace Development Crew “terror” from Better Days
Valerie Ekoumé “Se Ya Ya” from Kwin Na Kinguè
Balval “Mamo” from Le ciel tout nu
Asa-i-Viata “Anterija feat. Bastien Charléry” from A[ch]a-i-Viat[s]a
Kal “midnight walk” from Kal
Set break — Spin The Globe world music concert calendar
Turlu Tursu “Ni Teevra” from The All Weathers Country
Autorickshaw “Thom Petti” from Meter
Rotfront “Klezmerton” from Emigrantski Raggamuffin
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band “Tribulation” from Bone Reader