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Global A Go-Go
Music from around the world in the universal language of groove
Music
 Bill Lupoletti  Contact Contributor
Global A Go-Go's favorite recordings of 2021, part 1 of a 3 part series: top ten new albums, plus ten more honorable mentions
Produced live in the studios of WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio in Richmond, Virginia every Sunday from 1 to 3 PM. Available as a webstream simulcast at wrir.org. Downloads for rebroadcast on other non-profit radio stations and as podcasts via the A-Infos Radio Project at radio4all.net. And more information about all of those options and more on my blog, globalagogo.com.
Top Ten New Albums of 2021
1. Nkumba System (Colombia-Cameroon) | Bailalo Duro! | Prado
2. Money Chicha (USA-Peru) | Chicha Summit | Vampisoul
3. Delgrès (France) | 4:00 AM | PIAS
4. La Mambanegra (Colombia) | Los Ultimos Buses De Colores | Tambora
5. Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand) | Wairunga | The Drop
6. Frente Cumbiero (Colombia) | Cera Perdida | La Roma
7. Hamdi Benani, Mehdi Haddab & Speed Caravan (Algeria-France) | Nuba Nova | Buda Musique
8. Oliver Nayoka (Nigeria) | Aja Wele Wele | Odogwu Entertainment / Palenque
9. Los Chapillacs (Peru) | Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo Y Los Alarcosos Chapillacs | Vampisoul
10. Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna (Colombia) | Paz En La Tierra | Bongo Joe

Honorable Mention
A Espetacular Charanga do França (Brazil) | The Importance Of Being Espetacular | Mais Um
Natik Awayez (Iraq-Yemen-Egypt) | Manbarani | Sublime Frequencies
Les Filles De Illighadad (Niger) | At Pioneer Works | Sahel Sounds / Pioneer Works Press
Khöömei Beat (Tuvan Republic Russia) | Changys Baglaash | ARC
Orquesta Akokán (Cuba-USA) | 16 Rayos | Daptone
Adrian Quesada (USA) | Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade Of Texas Soul | Nacional
Christine Salem (La Reunion France) | Mersi | Blue Fanal
Joao Selva (Brazil-France) | Navegar | Underdog
Vaudou Game (Togo-France) | Noussin | Hot Casa
Taj Weekes (St. Lucia-USA) | Pause | Jatta


Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year

Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001

Nkumba System | Colombia-Cameroon | Bailalo Duro | Bailalo Duro! | Prado | 2020
Oliver Nayoka | Nigeria | Ogene Sound System | Aja Wele Wele | Odogwu Entertainment / Palenque | 2021
Orquesta Akokán | Cuba-USA | Mi Conga Es De Akokán | 16 Rayos | Daptone | 2021

Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna | Colombia | En Teusaquillo Te Pueden Partir La Cara | Paz En La Tierra | Bongo Joe | 2021
Frente Cumbiero | Colombia | Cumbia Del Asilo | Cera Perdida | La Roma | 2021
Money Chicha | USA-Peru | Pacífico | Chicha Summit | Vampisoul | 2021
Los Chapillacs | Peru | Fiesta De Mostros | Lo Bueno, Lo Malo, Lo Feo Y Los Alarcosos Chapillacs | Vampisoul | 2021

Natik Awayez | Iraq-Yemen-Egypt | Al Teeh (The Exodus) | Manbarani | Sublime Frequencies | 2021
Hamdi Benani, Mehdi Haddab & Speed Caravan | Algeria-France | Damai Jara, Part 1 | Nuba Nova | Buda Musique | 2021

Fat Freddy's Drop | New Zealand | Bones | Wairunga | The Drop | 2021
Christine Salem | La Reunion France | Tyinbo | Mersi | Blue Fanal | 2021
Delgrès | France | 4 Ed Maten | 4:00 AM | PIAS | 2021

A Espetacular Charanga Do França | Brazil | Nao Para (Don't Stop Til You Get Enough) | The Importance Of Being Espetacular | Mais Um | 2021
Adrian Quesada | USA | I Wanna Be Free | Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade Of Texas Soul | Nacional | 2021
La Mambanegra | Colombia | Moto Moto | Los Ultimos Buses De Colores | Tambora | 2021
Vaudou Game | Togo-France | Be My Wife | Noussin | Hot Casa | 2021

Taj Weekes | St. Lucia-USA | March Of The Silent | Pause | Jatta | 2021
Les Filles De Illighadad | Niger | Chakalan | At Pioneer Works | Sahel Sounds / Pioneer Works Press | 2021

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