This is a local Abenaki singing with acoustic guitar accompaniment.  Aquene means peace in Algonquin and these tracks are intertribal and familiar and played at social gatherings and Pow Wow’s.  Play all of these folk songs in Native American genre as well. Advertisements

Recorded at University of Oklahoma Pow Wow 2009 by Canyon Records with Thunder Hill.  This drum group is Southern Style with women singing along in vocables.   The songs are traditional with some verse in English.  Hard not to dance with! Play all!

Social Dances and Songs recorded by Canyon Records by the Caddo people of Oklahoma at Cultural center in the 1970’s.  Still performed and sung today.

From Canyon Records Earl Ray sings in Pima traditional language and in the 3rd verse an English translation with rattle accompaniment. Earl Ray Lo:dac teaches Pima lanugage classes and has educational organization called Ha;l Hiosik Foundation.  Play all.

Enjoy these traditional songs with percussion by Will Clipman and songs sung by Randy Wood from Plains Cree heritage.  Randy sings with a passion that uses both traditional language and modern English translations. Vocables are used and enhanced with modern percussion with Will. Play all.

Writing songs that express love, past, present and future of life and and all living, Annie Humphrey gifts us these songs from an indigenous women encouraging us all to stand up with each other from stopline3 movement to honoring the Earth you will hear her music.  An old classic Geromino’s Cadillac is done so beautifully […]

Fans of Crystal Castles and New Order will surely enjoy this sweet synthy synthwave from German / American electronic duo Nite Haus. This, their second album, is in fact arty electro pop to the full extent. The vocals are rough, but in a sultry, cigarettes after sex sort of way. Generally speaking, Saturation lacks polish […]

The debut album from Danish musician Rasmus Juncker lands somewhere between modern classical and noisey electronica. “I used multiple microphones on the same sound sources and manipulated them into completely new sounds,” Juncker noted. The resulting 6 track album is composed entirely from first take compositions that were later arranged and layered by Juncker. Music […]

Australian dreamsonica is on full display from Dr. Simon Order aka Liminal Drifter. And yes, he actually does have Ph.D. Order has been making electronic music since the early 90’s, and describes his Liminal Drifter project as “an ongoing travelogue between identities, physical places and states of consciousness.” The good doctor’s exceptional talents are on […]

Paris based group sings blues rock in Creole & French. The result is a very unique sound that brings many genres together. Great twangy slide guitars, harmonicas, and a gritty sound permeate the whole album. Beautiful male vocals. Try: 1,2,4,5,7,8,9 RIYL: French, Creole, Gritty blues rock, Black Angels FCC:Clean

The first album in the world to feature the Bandoneon & the Portuguese Guitar! This NYC based Duo bring together some incredible instruments to create an amazing combination of Tango and Fado music. Try: 1,3,6,9 RIYL: Strings, Klezmer, Fado, Tango, Traditional music, Romance, Accordions FCC:Clean

Famous radio host Chuck Foster brings together reggae artists from all over to re-do some classics. The result is a very diverse album from an all-star crew and some great old tunes re-imagined. Some great dub tracks too! Try: 2,3,4,6,7,8,12,13,14 RIYL: Awesome cover albums FCC:Clean

The famous Talking Heads album re-imagined by the legend herself. The result ends up being some of the best Talking Heads tunes I’ve ever heard. Really fun modern afrobeat funk approach to these songs you know by heart. Try: 2,4, ALL RIYL: Talking Heads, Awesome cover albums, African Queens, Fela Kuti FCC:Clean *TB Favs

Italian Reggae band delivers a diverse album and danceable anthems. Some are fun, others are songs of protest and solidarity with a + message. Try: 2,3,10 RIYL: Collie Buds, John Brown’s Body, FCC:Clean

Sounds like traditional Mariachi music, but done with a new twist. Beautiful harmonies this music is famous for! Incredible accordion playing – really makes the whole thing even better! Super fun heritage music done in Spanish and English. I like the faster ones in Spanish or all instrumental… Try: 1,3,6,9,11 RIYL: Country & Western, Ranchero, Mariachi, […]

Incredible Toureg blues rock/reggae with the steel/surf guitar front and center. Most songs feature male vocals in collaboration/chanting call/response in Bombino’s native language of Tamasheq. Recorded in the King’s studio located in Casablanca, this album hums with the sounds of the region and also modern fusion. Try: 1,2,4,5,7 RIYL: Tuareggae, Ali Farka Toure, Imarhan, Toubab Krewe, FCC:Clean […]

Sounds like music from another time, but Sones Jarochas de Veracruz and leading a revival of traditional Mexican music. These folks are masters of putting a new crispness to this incredible heritage music. A treat for anyone who likes the roots of Latin music!Try: 2,4,6,7, 9,12 RIYL: Roots Latin music, Mexican roots, Veracruz, Ranchero FCC:Clean *TB […]

Ska, reggae, punk, humor, and irony all in one! Talented musicians playing a fusion; some end up better than others. RIYL: Spiritual Rez, John Brown’s Body, Twiddle, Nahko, Sublime FCC:Clean

Spirited brass with a BIG sound! Elements of Dub, NOLA Funk, Ska, Klezmer, OomPa bands, jazz, and punk. Try: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 ALL! RIYL: Danny Elfman, What Cheer? Brigade, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Skatalites, Fanfaria Ciocarlia, Slavic Soul Party, Antibalas FCC:Clean *TB Favs

Yes, you read that right, thatSting and Shaggy! It’s straight forward easy reggae, positive, light, as Sting and Shaggy share verses. If you like them, you’ll probably like this! Try: 1, 6, 9, 11  RIYL: Sting, Shaggy, reggae-lite FCC:Clean

Our friend Jef Stott cooks up another amazing selection of electronica with a World spin. Definitely a Balkan backbeat, but it seems more mystical and Ambient and dubby. Great stuff for a Chill latenight set, or DjYoga. Try: 2, 3, ALL!  RIYL: AttYa, Dj Cheb I Sabah, David Starfire, Balkan Beat Box, dj tonybonez FCC:Clean *TB Favs

Beautiful Spanish/English vocals with dynamic mix of backing instrumentals – often jazzy, but other modern elements as well. Check out Radiohead cover of Lotus Flower, track 5. Try: 1, 4,5, 8 RIYL: Esperanza Spaulding,  Latin Jazz FCC:Clean

Modern Choro music at it’s best! Catherine brings a cello to music that has not traditionally had one and takes it to a new level. “Choro developed in the late 19thCentury and came into its own in the 20s/30s, an offshoot from European social dance music and Brazil’s unique mix of African and Indigenous elements.” […]

Powerful and passionate music here. Very long epic trips in the spirit of Afrobeat, but stripped down and no horns. The vocals range from passionate screams, chants, call and response, prayers, protests, harmonies, all with beauty and rawness. Try: All RIYL: Fela Kuti, Experimental, Long songs FCC:? *TB Favs

This quote from the promoter sums it up well,“Hector…carries within himself the lyric of hip-hop, the beat of Dancehall, the flavor of Cumbia, the mysticism of Andean music, the power of electronics- a perfect blend of urban sounds and Latin music.” Definitely has lots of Auto-tuned male vox, has a Reggaeton vibe but with more […]