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11Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard ‘Don’t Put Her Down (You Helped Put Her There)’ From Hazel & Alice on Rounder “One of the great feminist songs. O en disregarded by the powers that be, Dickens’ work is profound and o en political.”
12 Euis Komariah & Yus Wiradiredja ‘Duh Ieung’ From The Sound of Sunda on GlobeStyle A great piece of Indonesian jaipongan by Gugum Gumbira. “I just went crazy listening to this music. This is absolutely my favourite piece of all time.”
13 TM Krishna ‘Nenarunchara in Raga Simhavahini’ Live Performance at G5A, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai on December10 2017 on First Edition Arts A live performance of the conclusion of a piece in ‘Raga Simhavahini’ by South Indian composer Thyagaraja.
“As a choreographer who always works with live music in the studio and in performance, I don’t always put on music when I get home. But I play it for people who are visiting when I say, ‘just shut up and listen to this’” Turn to p80 for the full interview with Mark Morris
14 Rokia Traoré ‘Laidu’ From Mouneïssa on Label Bleu Continuing the vocal theme of his list, this is the gorgeous opening track from Rokia’s debut album from 1998. Morris says: “It’s not stuck in the past and with Rokia it’s all about the voice.”
15 Alim & Fargana Qasimov ‘Mualif ’ From Music of Central Asia Vol 6: Alim & Fargana Qasimov: Spiritual Music of Azerbaijan on Smithsonian Folkways A Sufi poem about a Muslim saint rescuing lost travellers. Recorded by an initiative to preserve the music of Central Asia.
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