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Albums of the Year with Lopa Kothari

Lopa Kothari presents a round-up of some of her favourite releases of the year, plus a track from this week's Classic Artist, American blues and folk singer Lead Belly and a Road Trip from Betto Arcos on the champeta music scene of Cartagena, Colombia.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Los Pirañas

    Puerta del Sol

    Ensemble: Los Pirañas.
    • Historia Natural.
    • Glitterbeat Records.
    • 3.
  • Fran & Flora

    Mayn Rue Platz

    Performer: Francesca Ter‐Berg. Singer: Flora Curzon.
    • Unfurl.
    • Fran & Flora Productions.
    • 8.
  • Blick Bassy


    Ensemble: Blick Bassy.
    • 1958.
    • No Format.
    • 4.
  • Dona Onete

    Carimbó Arrepiado

    Performer: Marcos Sarrazin. Performer: JP Cavalcante. Performer: Pio Lobato. Performer: Vovô Batera. Singer: Dona Onete. Singer: Breno Oliviera.
    • Rebujo.
    • Mais Um Discos.
    • 2.
  • Os Quentes de Terra Alta

    Praia Do Algodoal

    Ensemble: Os Quentes de Terra Alta.
    • Jambú E Os Míticos Sons Da Amazônia 1974-1986.
    • Analog Africa.
    • 4.
  • Traditional Greek Cypriot

    I tossed an apple (Έσυρα το μήλον)

    Ensemble: Monsieur Doumani.
  • Abelardo Carbonó y Su Conjunto

    Quiero a Mi Gente (road trip)

    • El Maravilloso Mundo de Abelardo Carbonó.
    • Vampi Soul.
  • Louis Towers

    El Liso en Olaya (road trip)

    • CHAMPETA CRIOLLA VOL New African Music from Colombia.
    • Palenque Records.
  • Charles E. King

    El Chocho (road trip)

    • Champeta Fever.
    • El Picó Producciones.
    • 14.
  • Anne Swing

    Mini Mini (road trip)

    • Zaida.
  • Bazurto All Stars

    La Pupileta (road trip)

    • WS Planet Records.
  • La Soukursal

    "El Vacile de la Suku (road trip)

  • Lakou Mizik

    Iko Kreyòl

    Performer: Lakou Mizik. Performer: Belony Beniste. Performer: Peterson Joseph "Ti Piti". Performer: Louis Lesly Marcelin. Performer: Steeve Valcourt. Performer: James Carrier "Ti Malis". Singer: Lamarre Junior. Singer: Jonas Attis. Singer: Nadine Rémy.
    • HaitiaNola.
    • Cumbancha.
    • 8.
  • Trad.

    Lullaby of London

    Performer: Lisa O'Neill.
    • Heard A Long Gone Song.
    • River Lea.
    • 9.
  • Vula Viel

    Breathe the Air

    Performer: Vula Viel. Performer: Jim Hart. Singer: Ruth Goller.
    • Do Not Be Afraid.
    • Vula Viel Records.
    • 7.
  • Trad.

    The Midnight Special

    Performer: Lead Belly.
    • Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection.
    • Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
    • 4.
  • Trad.


    Singer: Elaha Soroor. Ensemble: Kefaya.
    • Songs Of Our Mothers.
    • Bella Union.
    • 6.
  • Wilfrido Figueroa


    Performer: Angélique Kidjo. Performer: Tony Allen. Performer: Gangbé Brass Band. Singer: Meshell Ndegeocello. Ensemble: Sons of Kemet.
    • Celia.
    • Decca.
    • 1.


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