Global A Go-Go presents:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ….  That’s right, it’s the time of the year when Global A Go-Go unwraps its favorite albums of the last 12 months.

This week, it’s my Top Ten new releases of 2017, plus ten honorable mentions.  Next week, you’ll hear my favorite compilations, reissues and historic recordings of the year.  And on December 27, it’s the best of the rest: all the great songs that didn’t fit onto the previous two programs.

And without further ado, here are Global A Go-Go’s Top Ten new releases of 2017 (with links to my reviews):

Top Ten New Releases Of 2017
1.  Systema Solar (Colombia) | Rumbo A Tierra | Nacional
2.  Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy) | Canzoniere | Ponderosa
3.  Afro-Zen Allstars (RVA USA) | Greatest Hits | self-released
4.  Meklit (USA-Ethiopia) | When The People Move, The Music Moves Too | Six Degrees
5.  Son Palenque (Colombia) | Kutu Prieta Pa Saranguia | Palenque
6.   Offa Rex (USA-England UK) | The Queen Of Hearts | Nonesuch
7.  Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet (Mali-USA) | Ladilikan | World Circuit
8.  La Misa Negra (USA) | La Misa Negra | NAM Entertainment
9.  Professor Wouassa (Switzerland) | Grow Yes Yes! | Matasuna
10. Omar Souleyman (Syria) | To Syria, With Love | Mad Decent

Honorable Mention
Aurelio (Honduras) | Darandi | Real World
Girma Beyene & Akale Wube (Ethiopia-France) | Ethiopiques 30: Mistakes On Purpose | Buda Musique
The Bongo Hop (France-Colombia) | Satingarona Pt. 1 | Underdog
The Expanders (USA) | Old Time Something Come Back Again, Vol. 2 | Easy Star
Kries (Croatia) | Selo Na Okuke / Village Tracks | Riverboat
Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha (Finland) | Naennianen | Playground Music
Meta & The Cornerstones (Senegal-Israel-Algeria-Japan-Cote D’Ivoire-Jamaica-USA) | Hira | Metarize
Ondatropica (Colombia-England UK) | Baile Bucanero | Soundway
Rumput (RVA USA) | Rumput | self-released
Tinariwen (Mali) | Elwan | Anti-

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Playlist:

    Time: December 13 - 11:00:00 am
  • Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin' Thru - 1997

    USA

  • Time: December 13 - 11:00:00 am
  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global A Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    Hellcat - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: December 13 - 11:06:00 am
  • Kries, “Ivo Se Sece”

    from Selo Na Okuke / Village Tracks

    Riverboat - 2017

    Croatia

  • Time: December 13 - 11:10:19 am
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, “Lu Giustacofane”

    from Canzoniere

    Ponderosa - 2017

    Italy

  • Time: December 13 - 11:14:00 am
  • The Expanders, “Band Your Belly”

    from Old Time Something Come Back Again, Vol. 2

    Easy Star - 2017

    USA

  • Time: December 13 - 11:17:12 am
  • Meta and the Cornerstones, “Bilal”

    from Hira

    Metarize - 2017

    Senegal-Israel-Algeria-Japan-Cote D'Ivoire-Jamaica-USA

  • Time: December 13 - 11:22:06 am
  • Aurelio, “Sielpa”

    from Darandi

    Real World - 2017

    Honduras

  • Time: December 13 - 11:36:00 am
  • Afro-Zen Allstars, “Orisha”

    from Greatest Hits

    Aza Music - 2017

    RVA USA

  • Time: December 13 - 11:42:55 am
  • Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet, “Ladilikan”

    from Ladilikan

    World Circuit - 2017

    Mali-USA

  • Time: December 13 - 11:47:52 am
  • Systema Solar, “Champe Tabluo”

    from Rumbo A Tierra

    Nacional - 2017

    Colombia

  • Time: December 13 - 11:53:22 am
  • Son Palenque, “Luca Mini”

    from Kutu Prieta Pa Saranguia

    Palenque - 2017

    Colombia

  • Time: December 13 - 11:57:19 am
  • La Misa Negra, “Sancocho”

    from La Misa Negra

    NAM Entertainment - 2017

    USA

  • Time: December 13 - 12:08:00 pm
  • Rumput, “How Come That Blood”

    from Rumput

    self-released - 2017

    USA

  • Time: December 13 - 12:12:51 pm
  • Offa Rex, “Bonny May”

    from The Queen of Hearts

    Nonesuch - 2017

    USA-England UK

  • Time: December 13 - 12:19:22 pm
  • Tinariwen, “Sastanaqqam”

    from Elwan

    Anti- - 2017

    Mali

  • Time: December 13 - 12:22:47 pm
  • Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé, “Enken Yelelebesh”

    from Éthiopiques 30: Mistakes On Purpose

    Buda Musique - 2017

    Ethiopia-France

  • Time: December 13 - 12:27:00 pm
  • Meklit, “You Are My Luck”

    from When the People Move, the Music Moves Too

    Six Degrees - 2017

    USA-Ethiopia

  • Time: December 13 - 12:37:00 pm
  • Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha, “Aman Aman”

    from Naennainen

    Playground Music - 2017

    Finland

  • Time: December 13 - 12:39:58 pm
  • Omar Souleyman, “Aenta Lhabbeytak”

    from To Syria, With Love

    Mad Decent - 2017

    Syria

  • Time: December 13 - 12:50:00 pm
  • Professor Wouassa, “Doumadem”

    from Grow Yes Yes!

    Matasuna - 2017

    Switzerland

  • Time: December 13 - 12:56:30 pm
  • The Bongo Hop, “Nos Coje La Tarde”

    from Satingarona Pt. 1

    Underdog - 2016

    France-Colombia

96 December 13th, 2017

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