DJK’s TOP ALBUMS OF 2009

SOUTH AFRICA LIVE 8

Oumou Sangare (pictured above) upon hearing the news that her album was chosen as the best of 2009 by THE AFROSONIC TAXI.

New Years Eve came early to THE AFROSONIC TAXI.  On Friday, October 23 we played the best songs of 2009 (and a few from late 2008). And the top Afrosonic albums of 2009 are....

1.  Oumou Sangare: Seya  (Mali)

2.  Tony Allen: Secret Agent  (Nigeria)

3.  Novalima: Coba Coba  (Peru)

4.  Amadou & Mariam: Welcome to Mali  (Mali)

5.  Ojos de Brujo: Aocana  (Spain)

6.  Gangbe Brass Band: Assiko  (Benin)

7.  Staff Benda Bilili: Tres Tres Fort  (Congo)

8.  Chiwoniso: Rebel Woman  (Zimbabwe)

9.  Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara: Tell No Lies  (England & Gambia)

10.  King Kora: Mandingba  (Gambia & Switzerland)

11.  3Canal: Joy + Fire  (Trinidad & Tobago)

12.  Khaled: Liberte  (Algeria)

Others nearly as good:  Abdoulaye “Djoss” Diabate: Sara (Mali); Extra Golden: Thank You Very Quickly (Kenya/USA); Kokolo: Heavy Hustling (USA); Minyeshu: Dire Dawa (Ethiopia); Tinariwen: Imidiwan (Mali); Various Artists: Pacifico Colombiano (Columbia); Various Artists: Akwaaba wo Africa (Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Sierra Leone, Liberia).

Download the podcast here:  http://www.mediafire.com/file/undrmmlxhtu/Afrosonic Taxi 10-23-09.mp3

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