World Music Central’s Best World Music CDs of 2008

World Music Central’s contributors have released the editor’s top world music picks of 2008:

Angel Romero,  World Music Central/Músicas del Mundo (USA)

Conchi (Kontxi) Diez of Músicas del Mundo/World Music Central (Spain):

Patricia Herlevi, host of The Whole Music Experience blog and regular contributor of World Music Central (USA):


Jill Turner of Gondwana Sound and World Music Central (UK):


Rafael Mieses, Músicas del Mundo (USA)

  • Plena Libre “ Plena al salsero” (Ritmo Artists/GN Music)
  • Concha Buika “Niña de Fuego” (Wea Internacional)
  • Papo Vázquez -The Mighty Pirates  “Marooned” (Picaro Records)
  • Esperanza Spalding “Esperanza” (Heads Up)
  • McCoy Tyner “Guitars” (Half Note)
  • Taj Mahal “Maestro” (Heads Up)
  • Lila Downs “Shake away”(Manhattan Records)
  • David Sánchez “Cultural Survival” (Concord Picante)
  • Lionel Loueke “Karabu”( Blue Note)
  • Raya Yarbrough (Telarc)

Author: World Music Central News Department

World music news from the editors at World Music Central


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