World Music Legends [5/01– 5/07]

02 May

This week, we salute some legendary talents who became international stars, and exposed a global audience to their music. Some of these world music legends include South Africa’s Miriam Makeba, Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club, and the father of Jamaican reggae, Bob Marley.

 

ARTIST

SONG

ALBUM

LABEL

COUNTRY

TIME

1

Johnny Clegg and Savuka

Scatterlings of Africa

Third World Child / World Hits

Capitol / Putumayo

South Africa

3:50

2

Stan Getz feat. Astrud Gilberto

Girl From Ipanema

Getz / Gilberto

Verve

Brazil / USA

5:24

3

Buena Vista Social Club

Chan Chan

Buena Vista Social Club

World Circuit

Cuba

3:59

4

Youssou N’Dour with Neneh Cherry

7 Seconds

The Guide (Wommat) / World Hits

Chaos / Columbia / Putumayo

Senegal / Sweden / USA

5:06

5

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World

Finding Forrester Soundtrack

Sony

USA (Hawaii)

5:07

6

Bob Marley & The Wailers

No Woman No Cry

Africa Unite The Singles Collection

Tuff Gong Universal

Jamaica

5:30

7

Enya

Orinoco Flow

Watermark

Reprise

Ireland

4:25

8

Patrick Bruel & Charles Aznavour

 

– “Ménilmontant”

 

17 Precious Artists/Acoustic france?

BMG France/

Putumayo?

France

3:39

 

9

Touré Kunda

E’mma

Les Freres Griots / World Hits

Celluloid Records / Putumayo

Senegal

4:01

10

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Mbube

Gift of the Tortoise / Animal Playground

Music for Little People / Putumayo

South Africa

3:11

11

Celia Cruz

Rie y Llora

Regalo Del Alma

Sony

Cuba

4:10

12

Mongo Santamaria

Watermelon Man

Skin on Skin: The Mongo Santamaria Anthology (1985-1995)

Rhino Records

Cuba

2:31

13

Miriam Makeba

Pata Pata 2000

Homeland / World Playground 2 / New World Party / Miriam Makeba

Putumayo

South Africa

3:54