Here are my favorite 2012 music tracks:
1) I Wonder By Rodriguez (2:34)
2) New York for Life By Jovanotti (2:44)
3) Shock By Ana Tijoux (3:30)
4) Incognito (feat. Murray James) By Amandine Bourgeois (2:48)
5) Ganesha (Sound the Horn) By MC Yogi (4:18)
6) A tire d’aile (feat. Melissmel) By Soan (2:53)
7) Randez-nous la lumiere By Dominique A (3:09)
8) Baile de Ilusao By Ceu (3:14)
9) Dougou Badia (feat. Satigold) By Amadou & Miriam (3:53)
10) La Plata (En Mi Carrito de Lata) By Chicha Libre (3:42)
11) Danca Especial (fet Rizzie Kicks) By Bonde do Role (2:31)
12) Suena By Ondatropica (5:00)
13) De l’autre cote de la mere By Baloji (4:52)
14) O Ti Yo By Midnight Groovers (4:42)
15) Mucha Cosa Buena (Reggae Remix) By Sie7e (3:05)
16) Lee meets ERM By Lee “Scratch” Perry & ERM (4:01)
17) Guns of Brixton By Jimmy Cliff (3:38)
18) Vestido de Prata By Curumin (4:18)
19) Ce Nao Vai Me Acompanhar By Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra, Toumani Diabate (3:05)
20) Que Beleza By Tim Maia (3:28)
21) Skyfall By Adele (4:46)
Plus 4 More Bonus Tracks
22) Kfar (Feat. Yankale Segal) By The Touré-Raichel Collective ( 4:26)
23) Inside Me By Anoushka Shankar (3:18)
24) Give Love By MC Yogi (3:37)
25) Andalusian Nights By Armik (5:01)
And my 3 Music Documentaries of the year…..
All three are brilliant and worth seeing.
1) The Bob Marley Documentary, directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald, follows the life story of Bob Marley, the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom.
2) The Paul Simon Under African Skies Documentary….the making of Graceland and its 25 year anniversary concerts. An absolute classic.
3) The Searching For Sugarman Documentary, a documentary about the mysterious American ’70s musician known as Rodriguez, a Detroit construction worker, who recorded 2 Dylan-esque albums in the 70’s. Both flopped in the US, but he became a superstar in South Africa, where his fight-the-establishment songs became anthems for us there. Although bigger than Elvis in South Africa, he was completely unknown in America. And Rodriguez never had a clue about how popular he was for us in South Africa in the 70’s either. An incredible story of redemption.