Best of 2012…
Music From Around The World
December 18

Ropdriguez, Jovanotti, Ana Tijoux, Amandine Bourgeois, MC Yogi, Soan, Ceu, Dominique A, Amadou & Mariam, Chicha Libra, Bonde do Role, Ondatropica, Bajoli, Midnight Groovers, Sie7e, Lee Perry, ERM, Jimmy Cliff, Cumumin, Adele, Touvré-Raichel Collective, Anoushka Shankar, Armik, Paul Simon, Graceland, Bob Marley

Here are my favorite 2012 music tracks:

1) I Wonder By Rodriguez (2:34)

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2) New York for Life By Jovanotti (2:44)

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3) Shock By Ana Tijoux (3:30)

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4) Incognito (feat. Murray James) By Amandine Bourgeois (2:48)

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5) Ganesha (Sound the Horn) By MC Yogi (4:18)

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6) A tire d’aile (feat. Melissmel) By Soan (2:53)

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7) Randez-nous la lumiere By Dominique A (3:09)

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8) Baile de Ilusao By Ceu (3:14)

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9) Dougou Badia (feat. Satigold) By Amadou & Miriam (3:53)

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10) La Plata (En Mi Carrito de Lata) By Chicha Libre (3:42)

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11) Danca Especial (fet Rizzie Kicks) By Bonde do Role (2:31)

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12) Suena By Ondatropica (5:00)

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13) De l’autre cote de la mere By Baloji (4:52)

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14) O Ti Yo By Midnight Groovers (4:42)

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15) Mucha Cosa Buena (Reggae Remix) By Sie7e (3:05)

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16) Lee meets ERM By Lee “Scratch” Perry & ERM (4:01)

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17) Guns of Brixton By Jimmy Cliff (3:38)

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18) Vestido de Prata By Curumin (4:18)

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19) Ce Nao Vai Me Acompanhar By Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandurra, Toumani Diabate (3:05)

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20) Que Beleza By Tim Maia (3:28)

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21) Skyfall By Adele (4:46)

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Plus 4 More Bonus Tracks

22) Kfar (Feat. Yankale Segal) By The Touré-Raichel Collective ( 4:26)

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23) Inside Me By Anoushka Shankar (3:18)

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24) Give Love By MC Yogi (3:37)

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25) Andalusian Nights By Armik (5:01)

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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.

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2)   The Paul Simon Under African Skies Documentary….the making of Graceland and its 25 year anniversary concerts. An absolute classic.

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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.

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  • Beeradg

    Music I would have never found on my own. Well done Doc. Thanks.