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Africa: Gift Music CDs 2009

AfricaFocus Bulletin
Dec 10, 2009 (091210)
(Reposted from sources cited below)

Editor's Note

Looking for gifts that are not too expensive, but still attractive, enjoyable, and perhaps even educational as well? Check out these new Africa music CDs.

Last year many of you took advantage of AfricaFocus gift suggestions for books and cds for your gifts or your own enjoyment. I'm a bit later this year (I was traveling in South Africa and Zimbabwe with only limited time available for AfricaFocus work), but I'm now updating AfricaFocus suggestions, focusing today on a variety of new African music CDs. I've also included last year's list below, for your convenience.

This Bulletin contains the top 10 selection for 2009 from Afropop, and some recent albums by a few of my own favorite musicians. Just click on the links in this issue, and choose whether to go to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.ca.

And if you purchase any of these (or any other item) after entering the Amazon site from a link on AfricaFocus, AfricaFocus receives a small referral fee at no extra cost to you. For an even wider selection of music and music reviews, and to support the invaluable Afropop Worldwide, visit http://www.afropop.org The top 10 and 25 other "stocking stuffers" are at http://tinyurl.com/y89up4l

I'll be adding additional pages with more gift suggestions over the next two weeks, so keep checking back for your last-minute gifts as well. And if there are cds or books you want to suggest as good choices, just send me the details at africafocus@igc.org, and I'll try to add them in promptly. And, of course, if you want to suggest to a friend or relative a gift you would like to receive, do refer them to the AfricaFocus Bookshop at
http://www.africafocus.org/books/afbooks.php or
http://www.africafocus.org/books/afbooks_uk.php

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Gift Music CDs 2009

Afropop Top Ten CDs of the Year

This Top Ten list (not in any order) comes from Afropop. For a wealth of other music CDs, free downloads, insightful reviews, and event announcements on African, Caribbean, and Latin American music, visit http://www.afropop.org

Bela Fleck, Throw Down Your Heart
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001PXYHDW

Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, Tell No Lies
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B00274SI06

Khaled, Liberté
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001TY3LJ8

K'naan, Troubadour
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001L2I27O

Mohammed Ilyas, Taarab
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001UXJQF6

Oumou Sangaré, Seya
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0026T4RLG

Staff Benda Bilili, Très Fort, Très Fort
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001P9277O

Tinariwen, Imid'wan
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B002NCUF1W

Warm Heart of Africa, The Very Best
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B002IW62LO

Vieux Farka Touré, Fondo
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001W63DP0

And some new albums from some of my favorites

Ayo, Gravity at Last
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001EI9Z1M

Johnny Clegg, Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B002AL2UEG

Manu Dibango, Makossa Man
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B002MD3AU0

Lucky Dube, Together as One
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B000027ZLD

Abdullah Ibrahim, Senzo
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001P5Q6L6

Miriam Makeba, Sangoma
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B000002LDH

Thomas Mapfumo, Hokoyo!
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001NRPR16

Hugh Masekela, Phola
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0012CJMFE

Oliver Mtukudzi, Live at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001OBBRZ6

Radio Freedom, Voice of the African National Congress
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B00000037J


Gift Music CDs 2008

Afropop Top Ten CDs of the Year

This Top Ten list (not in any order) comes from Afropop. For a wealth of other music CDs, free downloads, insightful reviews, and event announcements on African, Caribbean,and Latin American music, visit http://www.afropop.org

Rebel Woman Chiwoniso
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0014GFHZW

Rio Aterciopelados
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001EN46IE

Mandé Variations Toumani Diabeté
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0012K1IQC

Riverboat Seprewa Kasa
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001DA9VYC

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Seun Anikulapo Kuti
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B00195FUHI

WARchild Emmanuel Jal
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B00171TE44

Made in Dakar Orchestra Baobab
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0013D8JD8

Navega Mayra Andrade
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B00000DFIM

Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B001DCEZE6

Congotronics 3 Kasai Allstars
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0018OKH7I

Putumayo New & Old

For more CDs from Putumayo, visit http://www.putumayo.com

Putumayo Presents: African Party
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0013D2X94

Putumayo Kids Present: African Dreamland
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0013D2X9E

Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Africa
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B000GKZN92

Putumayo Presents: North African Groove
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B00080Z75U

Putumayo Presents: African Groove
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B00008JL85

Putumayo Presents: Women of Africa
http://www.africafocus.org/books/asin.php?B0001DD0DU


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