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The best world music compilations of 2018 (so far)

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For this week’s Sound Travels, I looked back at some of the best world music compilations and re-issued albums of global grooves released this year. A digger’s delight is how I’d describe these deep and hitherto out-of-print songs from bands that don’t deserve to be forgotten.

 

I love compilations like these to launch deeper investigations into the countries and scenes they came from and trends of a particular time. How else would we know about the rise of electronic dance music in South Africa from 1988-1990? In addition to that, the vintage finds in this mixtape help us discover Ghana, Northeast Brazil, the Ivory Coast, France and more.

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“Pantsula! – The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa, 1988​-​90”

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Out of print no longer, obscure no more...

Feel the universal language of music with Sound Travels, every Sunday night when DJ Marcus Doucette spins world music that takes us to the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Europe or this week…to Brazil, France and South Africa with some of the best world music compilations and re-issued albums of 2018 (so far).

Listen to the mixtape below.