GondwanaSound’s Album of the week: El Existential from Grupo Fantasma

Grupo Fantasma -  El Existential
Grupo Fantasma – El Existential
GondwanaSound’s Album of the week is El Existential from Grupo Fantasma on the National Geographic Label. This week’s GondwanaSound world music radio adventure starts off with two tracks from Ghana, something old and something new, one for each goal that put them through to the quarter finals of the World Cup.

With England’s disappointing result, GondwanaSound is now backing Ghana. We have a couple of references to Colombian sound systems, new releases from Cheikh Lo, Carlou D, Luisa Maita, Lepisto and Lehti and our album of the week from the mighty Texan ten piece is also out this month. Hope you hear something you like.

1. Amadou and Mariam – M’Bif Balafon – Dimanche a Bamako – Because – Mali

2. Bookor Band – Okwapu Shwarpo – Bookor Beats – Ghana – Otrabanda

3. King Ayisoba – Modern Ghanaians – Black Stars (Various Artists) – Out|here – Ghana

4. Choc Quib Town – Pescao Envenenao – Oro – World Connection – Colombia

5. Grupo Fantasma – Realizando – El Existential – National Geographic – Texas / US

6. Lepisto & Lehti – Vainajalan Tango – Helsinki – Aito – Finland

7. Ali and Toumani – Fantasy – Ali and Toumani – World Circuit – Mali

8. Carlou D – Ila Touba – Muzikr – World Village – Senegal

9. Cheikh Lo – Il N’est Jamais Trop Tard – Jamm – World Circuit – Senegal

10. Grupo Fantasma – Montanozo – El Existential – National Geographic – Texas / US

11. Wganda Kenya – Yoro – Palenque Palenque ( Various Artists ) Colombia – Soundway

12. Luisa Maita – Fulaninha – Lero-Lero – Cumbancha – Brazil

13. Grupo Fantasma – Cumbianchera – El Existential  – National Geographic – Texas / US

14. Bonus track …Cumbia Sigo XX – Naga Pedale – Palenque Palenque ( Various Artists ) Colombia – Soundway

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Playlist: gondwanasound.co.uk/playlists

Author: Jill Turner

Jill Turner contributes to Songlines Magazine, World Music Central and is on the fRoots critics albums of the year panel. Her radio show GondwanaSound broadcasts on Sheffield Live! 93.2FM to the fourth largest city in the UK and is carried on both Radio Groovalizacion and African Internet Radio.


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