World Music Wednesday
Aaaah, coffee. The beverage of the gods and the required kickstart for my days.
A nice atmospheric soundtrack to your morning java respite is the lovely Putumayo compilation entitled Music From The Coffee Lands: an aromatic blend representing Peru, Kenya, Hawaii, Uganda, Mexico, Colombia, Zimbabwe, and more. Sounds like . . .
Below The Bassline - by Jamaican jazzmaster Ernest Ranglin
Kothbiro - by Kenyan lyre (nyatiti) player Ayub Ogada. Haunting.
Soltarlo - jazzy acapella scatting and layered vocal "percussion" from Colombian singer/songwriter Claudia Gómez
The slack-key Hawaiian guitar piece by James "Bla" Pahinui and the feisty "Guajira Bonita" track by Julian Avalos & Afro-Andes that opens the CD are both also favorites of mine. Check this one out.
To learn more about where your favorite drink comes from, and to buy fair trade blends, check out Cafédirect.
Labels: world music