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TOP OF THEWORLD

On your free CD – the editor’s selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in this issue

BEST NE LBUM RELE SES

ORCHESTRE M SS KO | LE IS OOD | BKO V L NCHE K ITO | D NIEL SHERRILL ND MORE…

01 BKO ‘Toumaro’ 02 Babra & Megitza ‘Węgrzy in 9/8’

03 Sessa ‘Gostar do Mundo’ 04 Avalanche Kaito ‘Douaga’ 05 KG Westman and Zaعfaran ‘Skänklåt Från Rättvik’

06 Balungan ‘Kangen’ 07 Daniel Sherrill ‘Frosty Morning’ 08 Lewis Wood ‘Kick Down the Door / Kairos’

09 Shadi Fathi & Bijan Chemirani ‘Asayesh’

10 Orchestre Massako ‘Temedy’

PLUS 5 BONUS TR CKS FE T NOUSHK SH NK R, CIM FUNK, JORDI S V LL, FULU MIZIKI ND MORE…

TOP OF THE WORLD

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PLUS 5 bonus tracks 11 Fulu Miziki ‘Bivada (feat Sekelembele)’

12 Cimafunk ‘Sal de Lo Malo’ 13 Anoushka Shankar & Metropole Orkest with Jules Buckley & Manu Delago ‘Chasing Shadows’

14 Planeta Polar ‘SOS El Planeta’ 15 Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI ‘Instrumental Dance

(feat Prabhu Edouard & Daud Sadozai)’

Exclusively with the August/September 2022 issue of Songlines. STWCD156.

This compilation & © 2022 MA Music, Leisure & Travel Ltd

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TOP OF THE WORLD PLAYLIST TRACKS

01 BKO ‘Toumaro’ From Djine Bora on Bongo Joe Records A fusion percussion-led troupe from the Malian capital, BKO pair head-banging riffs with traditional instruments, including the donso ngoni – the lute of choice for the Bamana hunters. See p46

06 Balungan ‘Kangen’ From Kudu Bisa Kudu on Cuneiform A 13-strong collective of musicians from across the globe, Balungan offer up a polyrhythmic mélange of Indonesian gamelan, cut through with elements of prog rock and jazz fusion. See p61

02 Babra & Megitza ‘Węgrzy in 9/8’ From Razem on FolkEuropa/Music Hungary Two south Slavic, female-fronted bands unite on this collaborative record showcasing the dynamism and delicacy of traditional folk music from Hungary and Poland. See p54

03 Sessa ‘Gostar do Mundo’ From Estrela Acesa on Mexican Summer Coming in hot with sultry tropicália from the streets of São Paulo, Brazilian singer and guitarist Sessa is taking things back to the 70s with a fit of mellow funk perfect for the summer months. See p51

04 Avalanche Kaito ‘Douaga’ From Avalanche Kaito on Glitterbeat Records Combine a Burkinabé urban griot with a couple of Belgian noise punks and you get a wild take on industrial jazz and post-punk complete with peul (flute), tama (talking drum) and mouth bow. See p60

07 Daniel Sherrill ‘Frosty Morning’ From From a Heritage Tree on American Standard Time Records More than a bit of banjo tinkering, this sublime slice of Americana from Oregonbased Daniel Sherrill was written on a very special instrument made from a 275-yearold claro walnut tree. See p52

08 Lewis Wood ‘Kick Down the Door / Kairos’ From Footworkon Grimdon Records Fiddler and one-third of folk favourites Granny’s Attic goes solo on an upbeat debut that celebrates the multifarious step dances of England. See p56

09 Shadi Fathi & Bijan Chemirani ‘Asayesh’ From Âwât on Buda Musique Setar-player Shadi Fathi and percussion virtuoso Bijan Chemirani return with more collaborations and celebrations of Iranian music and Persian poetry. See p59

05 KG Westman & Zaعfaran ‘Skänklåt Från Rättvik’ From KG Westman & Zaعfaran on Root Rock Records Backed by a team of musicians from Sweden, India and Egypt, sitarist KG Westman presents an elegant set of instrumentals on this release. See p63

10 Orchestre Massako ‘Temedy’ From Orchestre Massako on Analog Africa Featuring Amara Touré on vocals, this vibrant offering from Gabon’s national orchestra of the 1970s is the latest forgotten favourite getting a long-awaited reissue via Analog Africa. See p47

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