Friday, December 23, 2016

Kedinada Kuudu Hadannata Enne - Sewwandi Ranathunga (@ Maa Program)

I'll have to admit that I had a hard time finding music I like from Sri Lanka, where some of the most creative work comes from street buskers. I guess it's too close to Bollywood. It seems there's a new creative edge emerging, though, so good...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Video Killed the Radio Star--NOT!!!

You Tube is not the only place to find cool music around the globe. Good old-fashioned radio is still there and better than ever, IF you know where to look. This is a good place to start:

Then if you find something you like, stay there a while, and pretend you're a local. That's the best part of travel. If it's community radio, then that will be easy. Here's a good one I found in Wellington, NZ:

Happy surfing! Cheers, mate!

Monday, December 19, 2016

PAVEL "Čuvaj me" (Official Video)

Who says Croatia has no good indie music? Right, the more important question is: who knows where Croatia is on the map. Anyway, check this out...

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

المبدعة مكارم اغنية نسيت ايام ما كنا

Sudan doesn't get much press for its music, but maybe it should, connections with Ethiopian and Somali culture obvious and authentic...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dobet Gnahore - Samahani

Cote D'Ivoire has all the typical crap rap and booty twerk endemic to the continent and the world these days. Fortunately it's also got better things to see and hear...

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Like many places Cameroon's best music tends to be the old stuff, akin to the highlife of neighboring countries in West Africa, modern pop mostly booty twerking and crotch shots with predictable and labored vocal themes from hand-picked heartthrobs, BUT--this lady's different, creating her own genre with every song...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Faluma - Ai Sa Si (Suriname/Sranan Original)

Suriname is one of those collage countries defined by its ingredients: Native American, Dutch, East Indian, Javanese, and some Africans more African than Africa itself. Most of the best music is the local Afro-Carib hybrid genre 'kaseko', but there is some semi-tribal stuff that reaches even deeper than that for inspiration...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Boas Festas

Cape Verde is too easy, finding good music there, that is. So I could just pick something by Cesaria or Lura, or a single clip with many of CV's best all together. Enjoy...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Swaziland is a tiny tucked away in a corner between South Africa and Swaziland. Who knew that they even an independent country, much less have some good music (and no shortage of gospel)?

Sunday, October 09, 2016

club giramayoro : ngoma ya ruhinda

Burundi has been said to be the unhappiest country in the world--but all is not lost. At least there's music, and the culture clubs. One day maybe Hutus and Tutsis will bury their hatchets...

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