Global A Go-Go presents:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time to find out who’s been naughty and nice. No, I’m not talking about the holiday season; I’m talking about when everyone’s Best Of The Year lists come out.
 
I’ll be rolling out my own lists over the next three weeks on Global A Go-Go. On this week’s program (Sunday December 18, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site) I’ll present my top ten new albums of 2022 plus ten honorable mentions.
 
Next week on Christmas Day it will be Global A Go-Go’s Irie Christmas Spectacular: all reggae, calypso and soca Christmas songs with myself and special guest selector Eric Walters (host of Wide Ear Folk, heard alternate Tuesdays at 5 PM on WRIR) at the controls.
 
In two weeks on New Year’s Day, you’ll hear my favorite singles and EPs of the year gone by, and in three weeks it will be selections from my favorite compilations, reissues and historic recordings of 2022.
 
Without further ado, here are my top new albums of 2022:
 
Top Ten New Albums Of 2022
1. Sona Jobarteh (Gambia-England UK) | Badinyaa Kumoo | African Guild
2. Roger Damawuzan (Togo-France) | Seda | Hot Casa
3. Şatellites (Israel) | Şatellites | Batov
4. Kiko Villamizar (Colombia-USA) | Todo El Mundo | Wepa
5. Madalitso Band (Malawi) | Musakayike | Bongo Joe
6. Gonora Sounds (Zimbabwe) | Hard Times Never Kill | The Vital Record / Dust-to-Digital
7. Calexico (USA-México) | El Mirador | Anti-
8. Imarhan (Algeria) | Aboogi | City Slang
9. Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band (Burkina Faso) | Sonbonbela | Sublime Frequencies
10. Sonido Gallo Negro (México) | Paganismo | T-Vox
 
Honorable Mention
Afro-Zen Allstars (RVA USA) | The Buzz And The Bells | AZA Music
Cabruêra (Brazil) | Sol A Pino | Polen
Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul (Morocco-France-Israel) | Gnawa Soul | Musjomusic / Nuits d’Afrique
Kandy Guira (Burkina Faso-France) | Nagtaba | Vlad Productions
Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs (Bulgaria) | Doghouse | Asphalt Tango
Oliver Nayoka (Nigeria) | Oka Mmadu | Odogwu Entertainment / Palenque
Noori & His Dorpa Band (Sudan) | Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan’s Red Sea Coast | Ostinato
The Shaolin Afronauts (Australia) | The Fundamental Nature Of Being | Freestyle
Star Feminine Band (Benin) | In Paris | Born Bad
Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin (Mali-USA) | Ali | Dead Oceans

My top 20 new albums of 2022 are available as a Spotify playlist: spoti.fi/3V5Fmy5
 
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Playlist:

    Time: December 18 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: December 18 - 9:01:00 am
  • Global A Go-Go

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global A Go-Go”

    from Global A Go-Go

    BMG Rights Management (US) LLC - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: December 18 - 9:06:00 am
  • Aboogi

    Imarhan, “Tindjatan”

    from Aboogi

    City Slang - 2022

    Algeria

  • Time: December 18 - 9:09:57 am
  • Ali

    Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin, “Tamalla”

    from Ali

    Dead Oceans - 2022

    Mali-USA

  • Time: December 18 - 9:15:49 am
  • Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast

    Noori & His Dorpa Band, “Qwal”

    from Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast

    Ostinato Records LLC - 2022

    Sudan

  • Time: December 18 - 9:22:04 am
  • Afro-Zen Allstars, “Longing”

    from The Buzz and the Bells

    AZAS - 2021

    RVA USA

  • Time: December 18 - 9:32:40 am
  • Gnawa Soul

    Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul, “Kouyou Kouyou”

    from Gnawa Soul

    Disques Nuits d'Afrique - 2022

    Morocco-France-Israel

  • Time: December 18 - 9:36:37 am
  • The Fundamental Nature of Being, Part Two

    The Shaolin Afronauts, “High Noises”

    from The Fundamental Nature of Being, Part Two

    Freestyle Records - 2022

    Australia

  • Time: December 18 - 9:41:22 am
  • Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band, “Serejugu”

    from Sonbonbela

    Sublime Frequencies - 2022

    Burkina Faso

  • Time: December 18 - 9:46:05 am
  • Roger Damawuzan, “Shut Up”

    from Seda

    Hot Casa Records - 2022

    Togo-France

  • Time: December 18 - 9:54:24 am
  • Şatellites

    Şatellites, “Yekte”

    from Şatellites

    Batov Records - 2022

    Israel

  • Time: December 18 - 9:57:32 am
  • Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs, “Cats In”

    from Doghouse

    Asphalt Tango - 2022

    Bulgaria

  • Time: December 18 - 10:04:16 am
  • El Mirador

    Calexico, “Constellation”

    from El Mirador

    City Slang - 2022

    USA-México

  • Time: December 18 - 10:07:18 am
  • Paganismo

    Sonido Gallo Negro, “The Model”

    from Paganismo

    T-Vox Records - 2022

    México

  • Time: December 18 - 10:11:52 am
  • Todo El Mundo

    Kiko Villamizar, “El Grillo”

    from Todo El Mundo

    Wepa Records - 2021

    USA-Colombia

  • Time: December 18 - 10:16:56 am
  • Sol a Pino

    Cabruêra, “Deixa a gira girar”

    from Sol a Pino

    Polen Records - 2022

    Brazil

  • Time: December 18 - 10:26:00 am
  • Nagtaba

    Kandy Guira, “Nagtaba (Ensemble)”

    from Nagtaba

    Vlad Productions - 2021

    Burkina Faso-France

  • Time: December 18 - 10:30:48 am
  • In Paris

    Star Feminine Band, “Les filles à l'école”

    from In Paris

    Born Bad Records - 2022

    Benin

  • Time: December 18 - 10:34:44 am
  • Badinyaa Kumoo

    Sona Jobarteh, “Musolou”

    from Badinyaa Kumoo

    African Guild Records - 2022

    England UK-The Gambia

  • Time: December 18 - 10:48:00 am
  • Musakayike

    Madalitso Band, “Jingo Janga”

    from Musakayike

    Les Disques Bongo Joe - 2022

    Malawi

  • Time: December 18 - 10:54:02 am
  • Hard Times Never Kill

    Gonora Sounds, “Kusaziva Kufa”

    from Hard Times Never Kill

    The Vital Record - 2021

    Zimbabwe

    Global A Go-Go    December 18th, 2022

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