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Global Village Top 40 For December 2021

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  1. Baligh Hamdi – Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970s Egypt (Sublime Frequencies)
  2. A Espetacular Charanga Do Franca – The Importance of Being Espetacular (Mais Um)
  3. Brasuka – A Vida Com Paixão (Outside In Music)
  4. Various Artists – Essiebons Special (Analog Africa)
  5. Puuluup – Viimane Suusataja (Õunaviks)
  6. Hoven Droven – Trad (Heilo)
  7. Khoomei Beat – Changys Baglaash (ARC Music)
  8. Susana Baca – Palabras Urgente (Real World)
  9. Molo Sayat – Hadaeq (Zephyrus)
  10. Opium Moon – Night + Day (Six Degrees)
  11. Ogun Afrobeat – Unite (Tensegrity)
  12. Fanfare Ciocarlia – It Wasn’t Hard to Love You (Asphalt Tango)
  13. Justin Adams & Mauro Durante – Still Moving (Ponderosa)
  14. Rao Kyao – Gandhi (Galileo)
  15. Jaffa Road – Until When (Jaffa Road)
  16. Timba MM – Outstanding (Naxos World)
  17. Azuei – Artybonito (Azuei Movement)
  18. Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita – Suba (OTA)
  19. Orquesta Akokan – 16 Rayos (Daptone)
  20. Bob Marley & the Wailers – The Capitol Session ’73 (Tuff Gong)
  21. Bola Sete – Samba in Seattle (Tompkins Square)
  22. Guy Buttery, Mudassir Khan, Mohd. Amjad Khan - One Morning in Gurgaon (Riverboat)
  23. Ouzo Bazooka – Dalya (Stolen Body)
  24. Monsieur Doumani – Pissourin (Glitterbeat)
  25. Various artists – Cameroon Garage Funk (Analog Africa)
  26. Various – It’s A Good Feeling: The Latin Soul of Fania Records – The Singles (Craft)
  27. Ballake Sissoko – A Touma (No Format)
  28. Monoswezi – Shanu (Riverboat)
  29. Orquestra Afro-Brasileira – 80 Anos (Night Dreamer)
  30. Cumbia Chicharra – El Grito (Cumbia Chicharra)
  31. Los Tangueros del Oeste – Alma Vieja (Avantango)
  32. Vasen – Duo (NorthSide)
  33. Balkan Taksim – Disko Telegraf (Buda)
  34. Efren Lopez & Christos Barbas – Atlas (Seyir Muzik)
  35. Barbara Xu – Olin Ennen (Nordic Notes)
  36. Maarika & the Frocodiles – Tree-Dimensional Tunes 
  37. Belcirque – La Grande Fete (Arc Music)
  38. Rachel Magoola – Resilience (Arc Music)
  39. DagaDana – Tobie (Agora)
  40. Boubacar ‘Badian’ Diabate – Mande Guitar (Lion Songs)
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Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.