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01 Oumou Sangaré ‘Degui N’Kelena’

02 Leyla McCalla ‘Dodinin’ 03 Benedicte Maurseth ‘Hárr’ 04 Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita ‘Gobaith’

05 Kolonien ‘Springen’ 06 Congotronics International ‘Tita Tita’ 07 Eliane Correa & La Evolución ‘La Guayaba’ 08 Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage ‘Polly O Polly’

09 Tenzin Choegyal, Katherine Philp & Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra ‘Wo La So’

10 Tāmira Pūoro ‘ Tea’

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PLUS 5 bonus tracks 11 Tarta Relena ‘El Suïcidi i el Cant’

12 Antibalas ‘Dirty Money’

13 Haya Zaatry ‘Ishtar’

14 Mikis Theodorakis & Dimitris Christodoulou ‘I Hartaeti’ 15 Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe ‘Buli Mulamu Alinakikye’

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01 Oumou Sangaré ‘Degui N’Kelena’ From Timbuktu on World Circuit/BMG The redoubtable ‘Songbird of Wassalou’ soars graciously between glistening constellations of plaintive kamalengoni plucking and keening dobro slides on this gentle track. See p48

06 Congotronics International ‘Tita Tita’ From Where’s the One? on Crammed Discs Juana Molina takes the mic on this crosscontinental cut, a hectic dose of dance trance juiced up on the distorted buzz of amassed lamellophone. See p65

02 Leyla McCalla ‘Dodinin’ From Breaking the Thermometeron ANTI- Digging ever deeper into her Caribbean heritage, the American-Haitian singer and multi-instrumentalist pulls out this peppy sidewinder sung in Creole as part of a multidisciplinary theatre project. See p52

03 Benedicte Maurseth ‘Hárr’ From Hárron Hubro Music Peak mountain drone music from this Hardanger fiddle maestro. Her layered bow-conjured hypnosis see-saws over elastic basslines and shuffling percussion in an evocative, alpine tribute. See p56

04 Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita ‘Gobaith’ From ECHO on bendigedig Notes from harp and kora fall like drops of summer rain as this simpatico duo calibrate gloriously uplifting courses between Western and African styles. See p66

07 Eliane Correa & La Evolución Orchestra ‘La Guayaba’ From Signo de Fuego on Somos Más Incendiary axe solos and punchy horns combine with Correa’s compelling ivory aerobics on this tasty timba grinder featuring singer Yoan El Salsa. See p50

08 Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage ‘Polly O Polly’ From Inkof the RosyMorning on Topic Records With dual-vocal harmonies, hammer-ons and rolling arpeggios comes this bloody tale of lethal lovers, brokered at the borderlands of Americana and British folk. See p58

09 Tenzin Choegyal, Katherine Philp & Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra ‘Wo La So’ From Yeshi Dolma on Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra Epic collab time with Tibetan lute and wistful voice cresting lush strings. See p64

05 Kolonien ‘Springen’ From Till Skogen on Cumbancha An infectiously peppy instrumental spree from this environmentally-minded Swedish clan, complete with deliriously upbeat strings and the snappiest hi-hat you might hear all year. See p55

10 Tāmira Pūoro ‘ Tea’ From FeatherSpines on Oro Records An unusual pairing of two New Zealand musicians who proffer playful combinations of Māori taonga pūoro and classical harp to unlock the portal to an enchanted dreamlike realm. See p63

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