Category Archives: World

SONG OF THE DAY Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell – Canto De Lemanjá

When I first heard this song earlier, the two words that sprang to mind were ethereal and otherworldly – It’s a pretty enchanting one is this!  Canto de Iemanjá is a piece of music written over 50 years ago by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra – Quiero Wapatcha

The wondrous fusion of West African and Latin never ceases to amaze me when it comes to Afro-Cuban sounds – the two (seemingly) different elements work so well together. Today’s song is a fine example of this harmonious union and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Menelik Wossenachew – Belew Bedubaye

Earlier this year I featured a track (a cover in fact) by the great Ethiopian singer/music writer and lyricist, Menelik Wossenatchew. His version of Tezeta is really rather glorious and his vocal tone is as mellow as the sinking sun … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Opio – Pusher

With a band name that was inspired by a man they saw smoking opium in a store one day, El Opio (Opium) were a Peruvian psych-rock band that formed in the early 1970’s. Active for only a couple of years, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Flower – Future Fauna

Now, today’s song requires a little commitment and a spare and uninterrupted 14 minutes of your time if you happen to have it? I don’t advise that you open your eyes and let the world back in until this song … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sessa – Canção da Cura

Singing his sensual lyrics in Portuguese, Sergio Sayeg, a.k.a Sessa, is a Brazilian artist who makes minimalist sounds with maximum effect. Compared to the likes of Leonard Cohen for his musical bareness, his creations are shaped around melodic flourishes and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yīn Yīn – The Grey Chamber Of Hinachō Otome

le=”color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;”>The Grey Chamber of Hinachō Otome</a> “Where to place YĪN YĪN on the map ? Maybe somewhere between Netherlands and South-East Asia, on an imaginary tropical island….” It’s crazy to think of all the times this band … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Manakooras – Howl of the Jaguar

Featuring members of the Aqualads, The Intoxicators, The Penetrators and more, The Mankooras are a southern super group who combine the sounds Exotica, Surf and Hawaiian music into their super-soft surf creations. Their intoxicating compositions are hypnotic, with strong hints … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Iftin Band – Sirmaqabe (No Secrets)

This tune is literally music to my ears! It makes me all melty inside, transmitting those tingles that you sometimes get when a melody or a beat, or whatever it is strikes a magic part in your soul! It’s a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Don McGinnis – Good Luck to You

I discovered a rather wonderful little compilation today which was created by the lovely Numero Group in 2019 as part of their Cabinet of Curiosities series! These collections (as detailed on their page) are a “tribute to the origin of … Continue reading

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