Each Friday we present the songs we’ve been grooving to this week. If you like our favorites, be sure to tell us. Or even better, post links to your own weekly favorites!
Sean Barlow, Executive Producer
Song: Aro Malemilemy
Saxon Baird, Producer of New Media
Artist: Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
I've really come to appreciate the gentle beauty of the intertwined kora and guitar, as conjured by these master musicians.
Sam Backer, Production Assistant
Artist: Las Cafeteras
Song: La Bamba Rebelde
La Bamba Rebelde (from new album out Summer 2012) by Las Cafeteras
This band of Los Angelinos plays a revved-up take on the Son Jarocho music from Veracruz, México.
Julia Chanin, Intern
Artist: The Very Best
Song: Kondaine ft. Seye
A super-groovy song and a crazy Kondaine experience in Northern Kenya--this is just one of the many adventures that The Very Best will take us on with their upcoming album, MTMTMK. This time, a drug-induced experience turns these musical dudes into goats--and gets the rest of us up from our desks to dance.
Danielle O'Neill, Intern
Artist: Checo Dj
Song: 3ball Mty Mix