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2009-07-17 10:18
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gito Baloi
A melliflous world music gem off the sadly deceased Mozambican bassist's posthumously released tribute album 'Beyond' which features a host of top SA musos who worked with Gito during his lifetime: produced and co-ordinated by well-known South African steelpan player, producer and family friend, Dave Reynolds.
Listen/Download: Matikweni 

K, Ray and the Bird
Fans of whimsical indie folk pop are going to love this breezy ballad about "waiting for that one big break" from this Goodwood combo's new debut album, 'Waiting For Harmony'.
Listen/Download: Settle Down

"'n rowwe punk tjune" from the adored Afrikaans indie rock band off their inspirational debut 5-snit EP "Maak Jou Oë Toe En Jou Hart Oop" featuring Bouwer (vocals, rhythym), Hein (bass), Bennie (lead), and Ruan (drums).
Listen/Download: Genesing

Terror MC
"Skrik wakker dis dag, want mense word dood in die nag" declares this Cape Flats ghetto rapper on his hardcore hip-hop shout out to his home turf off his excellent second album, 'Street Life'.
Listen/Download: Kaapse Vlagte 

Gereformeerde Blues Band
Want to know where "Alternative Afrikaans" first found its flow? Revisit Johannes Kerkorrel and co's classic opening ballad of alienation and angst off 'Voëlvry', the legendary Shifty Records compilation of "alternative" Afrikaans music that swept the country in 1988/9 featuring such artists as André Letoit and the Gereformeerde Blues Band, The Genuines, Koos, The Kêrels, and Khaki Monitor.
Listen/Download: Ry 

Fans of Tori Amos, Heather Nova, Alanis Morrisette, Jewel, Sarah Mclaughlan, and Ani di Franco's bipolar folk bliss are going to love this delicately bruised electro-acoustic ballad off rising Afrikaans songstress, Gizelle's debut CD, 'Begin'.
Listen/Download: Val 

Plus, on this month's Streaming MP3 Jukebox
A World Music Six Pack
From the fiery Afrobeat sounds of Tony Allen and the avant-garde Congolese trance hypnosis of Konono # 1 to Oumou Sangare's bewitching Malian vocal ballads, new Asian classical jazz fusion from Hector Zazou and more.
Listen to exclusive audio streams of the full tracks. Click here 

In this week's download mix: a melliflous world music gem, a vintage alternative Afrikaans classic, some conscious Cape Flats rap, whimsical indie folk pop, hot new world music and more.
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