Tag Archives: Wonderwheel

Alsarah and the Nubatones – Manara (Wonderwheel)

Second CD of “East African Retro­pop” from a former resident of the Nile River Valley and her band. Created after the passing of their original oud player & an extended sabbatical in Morocco. Explores themes related to migration & immigration. Exotic & evocative.

Brooklyn Gypsies – Sin Fronteras (Wonderwheel)

Maybe not what you might think… This NYC band sounds more like a cross between the Spanish band Ojos de Brujo (especially some of the vocals) & Arabic dub from the Spy from Cairo (who is in the band). A real nice fusion of many styles, with liberal yet tasteful electronic programming. More info & […]

Chancha Via Circuito – Amansara (Wonderwheel)

Third CD from Argentinian producer Pedro Canale; a futuristic digital recreation of traditional South American folk & pop. Listen for Paraguayan harp, Andean pipes, Brazilian rhythms, jungle sounds, heavy synth & percussion, & vocals by several well-known Latin divas. Filed under international

Nicodemus and Brian J-Wanted Man

Wanted Man is a single from Nicodemus and Brian J. The single contains the original edit plus four other versions. The original has a Minimal Techno and Deep House vibe and the remixes have a Ska based sound. Tracks: All Good

Alsarah and the Nubatones – Silt (Wonderwheel)

New & different! Pentatonic music of the lower Nubian region of Egypt that was flooded in 1970 when the Aswan High Dam was built. The music was re-imagined by vocalist & composer Alsarah from Khartoum, Sudan, now based in Brooklyn, & percussionist Rami El Aasser, and performed along with Haig Manoukian (oud, lute) & Mawuena […]