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 Global A Go-Go 
 Music from around the world in the universal language of groove
 Music
 
 Bill Lupoletti  
 For non-profit use only.
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Global A Go-Go's favorite recordings of 2020, part 1 of a 3 part series: top ten new albums, plus ten more honorable mentions
Produced at Natural Log Studio. Broadcast on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio in Richmond, Virginia every Monday from 3 to 5 PM. Available as a webstream simulcast at wrir.org. Downloads for rebroadcast on other non-profit radio stations and as podcasts via the A-Infos Radio Project at radio4all.net. And more information about all of those options and more on my blog, globalagogo.com.
Top Ten New Albums of 2020
1. Bab L'Bluz (Morocco-France) | Nayda! | Real World
2. Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand) | Lock-In | The Drop
3. Qwanqwa (Ethiopia-USA) | Volume 3 | Wuzzawazzee Industries
4. Sahra Halgan Trio (Somaliland-France) | Waa Dardaaran | Buda Musique
5. Santrofi (Ghana) | Alewa | Out Here
6. Antibalas (USA) | Fu Chronicles | Daptone
7. Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn (China-USA) | Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn | Smithsonian Folkways
8. Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha (Finland) | Borek | Playground Music Finland
9. Bamba Wassoulou Groove (Mali) | Dankele | Lusafrica
10. Moonlight Benjamin (Haiti-France) | Simido | Ma Case

Honorable Mention
Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra (North Macedonia) | Brasses For The Masses | Asphalt Tango
Ajate (Japan) | Alo | 180g
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela (Nigeria-France-South Africa) | Rejoice | World Circuit
The Budos Band (USA) | Long In The Tooth | Daptone
DakhaBrakha (Ukraine) | Alambari | self-released
Nahawa Doumbia (Mali) | Kanawa | Awesome Tapes From Africa
Asher Gamedze (South Africa) | Dialectic Soul | On The Corner
Groupe RTD (Djibouti) | The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti | Ostinato
Tamikrest (Mali-Algeria-France) | Tamotait | Glitterbeat
David Walters (France) | Soleil Kreyol | Heavenly Sweetness


Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year

Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001

Bamba Wassoulou Groove | Mali | Bina | Dankele | Lusafrica | 2020
Nahawa Doumbia | Mali | Ndiagneko | Kanawa | Awesome Tapes From Africa | 2020
David Walters | France | Mama | Soleil Kreyol | Heavenly Sweetness | 2020

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela | Nigeria-France-South Africa | Robbers, Thugs & Muggers (O'Galajani) | Rejoice | World Circuit | 2020
Antibalas | USA | Lai Lai | Fu Chronicles | Daptone | 2020
The Budos Band | USA | Gun Metal Grey | Long In The Tooth | Daptone | 2020

Qwanqwa | Ethiopia-USA | Gurage | Volume 3 | Wuzzawazzee Industries | 2020
Groupe RTD | Djibouti | Uurkan Kaadonaya (I Want You) | The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti | Ostinato | 2020
Sahra Halgan Trio | Somaliland-France | Dardaaran | Waa Dardaaran | Buda Musique | 2020

Fat Freddy's Drop | New Zealand | Hope | Lock-In | The Drop | 2020
Santrofi | Ghana | Mobo | Alewa | Out Here | 2020

Asher Gamedze | South Africa | Hope In Azania | Dialectic Soul | On The Corner | 2020
Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra | North Macedonia | Crazy Horse | Brasses For The Masses | Asphalt Tango | 2020
Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha | Finland | Voyager | Borek | Playground Music Finland | 2020

Tamikrest | Mali-Algeria-France | Amidinin Tad Adouniya | Tamotait | Glitterbeat | 2020
Moonlight Benjamin | Haiti-France | Pale Pawol | Simido | Ma Case | 2020
Bab L'Bluz | Morocco-France | Bab L'Bluz | Nayda! | Real World | 2020

Ajate | Japan | Uka | Alo | 180g | 2020
Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn | China-USA | Ho Hey / Cluck Old Hen | Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn | Smithsonian Folkways | 2020
DakhaBrakha | Ukraine | Ya Siv Ne V Toy Litak | Alambari | self-released | 2020

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