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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 NEW ALBUM RELEASES NATALIA LAFOURCADE | DERYA YILDIRIM & GRUP ŞIMŞEK JUPITER & OKWESS | JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN AND MORE...

01 Jupiter & Okwess feat Marcelo D2 ‘Telejayi’ 02 Hamdi Benani, Mehdi Haddab & Speed Caravan ‘Hosn El Habib’

03 Martin Bruhn ‘Popurrí de Festejos’ 04 Boubacar ‘Badian’ Diabaté ‘Sakonke’ 05 Natalia Lafourcade feat Los Cojolites ‘Nada Es Verdad’

06 John Francis Flynn ‘Lovely Joan’ 07 Luciano Biondini & Klaus Falschlunger ‘Incredible World’

08 Zawierucha ‘Wiwat Fortuna’ 09 Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek ‘Deniz Dalgasız Olmaz’

10 Katherine Priddy ‘Ring O’Roses’

PLUS 5 BONUS TRACKS FEAT SECKOU KEITA, VOLOSI, ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO, KIYA TABASSIAN & MORE

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PLUS 5 bonus tracks

11 Orchestre Poly-Rythmo feat Angélique Kidjo ‘Gbeti Madjro’

12 VOLOSI ‘Crawler’ 13 Kiya Tabassian ‘Delkash’ (excerpt)

14 Abel Selaocoe & guests ‘Qhawe’ 15 Seckou Keita ‘Future Strings in E’

Exclusively with the August/September 2021 issue of Songlines. STWCD146.

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TOP OF THE WORLD PLAYLIST TRACKS

01 Jupiter & Okwess feat Marcelo D2 ‘Telejayi’ From Na Kazonga on Zamora Jupiter Bokondji and his elite Kinshasa confrères ferment a bubbly stew of frenzied groove and vocals aided by Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2’s scattershot input. See p46

06 John Francis Flynn ‘Lovely Joan’ From I Would Not Live Always on River Lea Recordings The traditional English folk song receives an intrepid, Dublin makeover, as burbling electronics cede to spectral whistles, rippling guitar arpeggios and a floating, fairytale-like patina. See p52

02 Hamdi Benani, Mehdi Haddab & Speed Caravan ‘Hosn El Habib’ From Nuba Nova on Buda Musique Peppy rai with punkish brio aplenty, a fitting farewell for the boundary-pushing Algerian, Hamdi Benani. See p44

03 Martin Bruhn ‘Popurrí de Festejos’ From Picafloron Shika Shika Big-time carnival romper incoming! The Argentinian percussionist and composer drops his latest album, a combustible horn-laden homage to the huayno orchestras of the Andes. See p49 04 Boubacar ‘Badian’ Diabaté ‘Sakonke’ From Mande Guitar: African GuitarSeries, Vol 1 on Lion Songs Records Notes cascade from Badian’s acoustic guitar as the Malian axeman’s lightning-quick fingers conjure kora-like filigrees and flamenco-indebted flourishes. See p45

07 Luciano Biondini & Klaus Falschlunger ‘Incredible World’ From Once in a Blue Moon on ATS-Records This duo of sitar and accordion deploy searching harmonic lines that subsequently erupt in spasmodic spates of konnakol mesmerism. See p60

08 Zawierucha ‘Wiwat Fortuna’ From OberTanyon Fundacja Czas Tradycji The new kids on the Polish folk scene reinvigorate folk dance forms from the Wielkopolska region, as twin-fiddle flurries and deep-bow drones keep the village pumping into the wee hours. See p55

09 Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek ‘Deniz Dalgasiz Olmaz’ From DOST1 on Bongo Joe Retro Anatolian psychedelic vibes featuring sparing bağlama licks and wistful lyricism complete with flashes of trilling, microtonal synth riffage. See p59

05 Natalia Lafourcade feat Los Cojolites ‘Nada Es Verdad’ From Un Canto porMéxico, Vol 2 on Sony Mexico A plaintive pluck from the Latin-American songbook: a potential existential crisis haunted by the musical traditions of soneros from Veracruz. See p50

10 Katherine Priddy ‘Ring O’Roses’ From The Eternal Rocks Beneath on Navigator Records Rooted in the classic nursery rhyme, this ethereal song about the black death comes draped in folk-horror imagery, evoking mythical English landscapes and even the writings of MR James. See p54

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