Best World Music Releases of 2011, Part 2: The Best of the Rest

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, December 25, 2011 11:18pm | Post a Comment

Best Artwork:
V/A: Brazil Bossa Beat-Bossa Nova & The Story Of Elenco Records

Best World Music Album Title:
Joan Sebastian-Huevos Rancheros

Best Of The World Music Releases That NPR Likes:

Best World Fusion Album:
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal-Chamber Music

Best Retro World Release:
V/A- Chicas: Spanish Female Singers

Best New World Release On LP
Frente Cumbiero- Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor

Best World Music Box Set:
V/A-Opika Pende: Africa At 78 RPM

Best World Music Compilation:
V/A-Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

Best Of The Many World Psychedelic Compilations We Saw In 2011:
V/A-Psychedelic Pernambuco

Best Retro African Compilation:
V/A-Bambara Mystic Soul (The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979)

Best New African Compilation:
V/A-Jess & Crabbe Present Bazzerk African Digital Dance

Best Retro African Release:
Na Hawa Doumbia-La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 3
L'Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti-S/T

Best New African Release:
Seun Kuti-From Africa With Fury

Best Usage Of World Music Without Being A World Music Album:
Quantic- Cumbia En Hip-Hop

Best LP That I Wish I Bought But Now Is Sadly Out Of Print:
V/A-Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Edits By Baris K Vol. 1-3

Best World Music Album That I Liked Better After Seeing The Artist Live:
The Echocentrics-Sunshadows

Best New Brazilian Release:
Kassin-Sonhando Devagar

Best Retro Brazilian Release
Lula E Lailson-Satwa

Best Brazilian Compilation:
V/A-Bossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60’s

Best Of The Fania Reissues On CD:
Fania All-Stars -Our Latin Thing

Best Of The Fania Reissues On LP-
Tipica 73-S/T

Best Salsa Release Of 2011
Bio Ritmo- La Verdad

Best New Middle Eastern Release:
Omar Souleyman-Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts

Best Of The Many Retro Middle Eastern Releases In 2011

Best Of The Many Retro Chicha Releases In 2011
Los Destellos-Constelacion

Best Of The Many Retro Asian Compilations Released in 2011:
V/A-Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard Psyche

Best Of The Many Retro Indian Music Compilations Released In 2011
V/A-Bollywood Bloodbath

Best Retro European Compilation:
V/A-Acid Rumba: Spanish Gypsy Grooves 1969-1976

Best New European Album:
Charlotte Gainsbourg-Stage Whisper

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Enrique Bunbury-Licenciado Cantinas

Best World Music Album That I Raved About Last Year That Got Popular This Year:
Chancha Via Circuito- Rio Arriba

Best World Music Album Of 2011 Sadly Not Available At Amoeba:
Sistema Bomb-Electro Jarocho

Best In-Store Performance By A World Music Artist:
Celso Pina- Sin Fecha De Caducidad

Best World LP Lifesaver When You Didn’t Bring Enough Records To The Club:
V/A-Fania Records: 1964-1980 The Original Sounds Of New York

Best Retro Latin Compilation:
V/A-The Original Sound Of Cumbia

Best International Rap Album:
Los Rakas-Chancletas Y Camisetas

Best New Latin Release:

Best New Latin Music Compilation:
V/A-Juan Lennon Presents: 213 Cumbia Vol. 1

Best World Music Release That Would Make You Travel To A Remote Part Of The World Just To See Them Perform:
Boban Markovic Orkestar Vs.Fanfare Ciocarlia-Balkan Brass Battle

Best World Music Release Of 2011:


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