The Freedom Principle (Tom Fleming)
Top Ten Releases of 2013
(airing 5:00pm Friday, January 3, 2014)
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The music of northern Africa (Mali, Niger, etc.) must take centre stage in any 2013 year ending list of world music. Either driven from their native land for artistic reasons or remaining to face prosecution including death, the musicians of north Africa continue to resist militants and imposition of sharia law to produce the most important and politically poignant music on the planet.
Here is The Freedom Principle’s list for top world releases in the order in which they were released…