Music from Brasil – Marlui Miranda

Marlui Nobrega Miranda (Fortaleza, October 12, 1949) is a songwriter, singer and researcher of indigenous Brazilian culture. From 1974 she worked in the  research regarding musical traditions of the peoples of the Amazon.

Here is “Araruna ”

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Music from Togo – Yao Bobby

Yao Bobby is a west african rap and hip-hop musician, who released his first solo album ‘Histoires d’un continent’ in 2012. Before this he was the former of the first rap crew in Togo, Djanta Kann. His new album is an awesome mix of world, traditional western african instruments accompanied by his great voice. All in all it’s great traditional mixed with some rap. My favourite song is “Memoire d’un continent”:

“For all lovers of African Music, Yao Bobby is a must listen. His spoken words, rap and traditional sounds are still amazing. Try the journey!”

Listen to the awesome good full album ‘Histoires d’un continent’:

Music from Kuba – Orishas

Orishas – one of the best known modern  cuban musicgroups also called “Buena Vista Youngster Club” (according to Buena Vista Social Club ) Their music is therefor a mix of traditional music like the cuban son and modern dance music .

here a rather modern version

Music from Mali – Desert Blues

Desert Blues is a traditional music project from Mali with Habib Koité, Afel Bocoum and the Tuareg-Women-Ensemble Tartit from Timbuktu. Here’s an Arte compilation: