1.The Bombay Royale - You Me Bullets Love
This eleven piece band from Melbourne, Australia is deeply influenced by a vintage Bollywood scene. Starring vocalists Parvyn Kaur Singh and Shourov Bhattachary, the band narrates an story of espionage, love and action...
3.Debo Band - Debo Band
The debut album by this 11 piece-Boston based band is its own take on Ethiopian music. Perhaps a little unusual; the band includes a sousaphone and an electric violin, but these instruments, together with Brendon Wood on guitar, certainly add to the success of the music. Led by ethnomusicologist Danny Mekonnen, an Ethiopian born in Sudan and raised in the U.S., and its French-raised vocalist Ethiopian Bruck Tesfaye. A must for every Ethiopian music lover.
4. Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis - Greekdalia
Kristi and Stathis remix traditional Greek demotika songs to reflect their own experiences of urban life in Greece. A previous release by the acclaimed duo topped the World Music Chart for five months, and they are once again set to shake up the scene with Greekadelia.
5. Amadou & Mariam - Folila
Amadou and Mariam's latest albuwas recorded both in New York with guest performers, and reworked in Mali. Due to the contributions of their special guests such as Santogold and Nick Zinner (from the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's) the interesting album bursts with different ideas and brings out different angles of afropop, of which Amadou's guitar and Mariam's voice always remain the central focus.
6. Oratnitza - Oratnitza
The debut album by latest World Music Battle of the Band winners;Oratnitza. Expect a truly creative approach to reinvented Bulgarian folk, with modern beats and a didgeridoo.
7. The Touré-Raichel Collective- The Tel Aviv Session
A true collaboration between Israeli superstar Idan Raichel (keyboard) and Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré (guitar). The album demonstrates the maturing of both artists' work and is a musical conversation between the duo's cultures and musical background.
8.Malawi Mouse Boys - He is # 1
He is #1 is Malawi Mouse Boys' first international album and consists of beautiful and simple religious songs. The album is produced by Grammy winning producer Ian Brennan from Tinariwen's Tassili.
9. Fela Kuti - Live in Detroit 1986
The album consists of previously unreleased material by Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, a reminder of the influence Fela Kuti still has on the music scene today.
10. Céu - Caravana Sereia Bloom
A slightly retro, breathy album with electronic beats dreamily woven through it. The powerful guitar riffs balance out the softness of the singer’s voice.