Your Ticket to… the 2010s

At times, we ask the Rhythm Passport family some cruel tasks. For example, to musically retrace their 2010s and pick only five albums among the hundreds (or thousands) they have listened, loved and/or felt particularly important considering the world music world.

Click on the names below and you will meet some of our dedicated “Rhythm Passport Holders”, who will introduce you to their favourite albums of the decade just ended.

Alex Fox
• LauRace for the Loser [Reveal Records; 2012].
Fatoumata DiawaraFatou [World Circuit, 2011].
Wesseloft, Schwarz, BerglundTrialogue [Jazzland, 2014].
DJ KozeAmygdala [Pampa Recordings, 2013].
Ethnic Heritage EnsembleBe Known Ancient / Future / Jazz [Spiritmuse Records, 2012].

Chloë Cochran
KOKOKO!Fongola [Transgressive; 2019].
TinariwenElwan [ANTI-; 2017].
Fat Freddy’s DropBlackbird [Remote Control Records; 2013].
Gentleman’s Dub ClubOpen Your Eyes [Ranking Records; 2012].
The Comet is Coming Channel The Spirits [The Leaf Label; 2016].

Eero Holi
Tzusing – 東方不敗 [L.I.E.S.; 2017].
DominoweSiyaThakatha [Gqom Oh!; 2017].
Sadat El Alamy – الحرب العالمية الثالثة [CNL Music; 2019].
Buraka Som SistemaKomba [Enchufada; 2011].
Elysia CramptonElysia Crampton [Break World Records; 2018].

James Moss
The OlllamThe Olllam [Compass Records; 2012].
Boubacar TraoréMali Denhou [Lusafrica; 2011].
VulfpeckThrill of the Arts [Vulf Records; 2015].
BonoboBlack Sands [Ninja Tune; 2010].
BCUC: Bantu Continua Uhuru ConsciousnessThe Healing [Buda Musique; 2019].

Jane Cocklin
Orchestra BaobabTribute to Ndiouga Dieng [World Circuit; 2017].
Sekou Keita22 Strings [ARC Music; 2015].
Mark KavumaBanger Factory [Ubuntu Music; 2019].
Preservation Hall Jazz BandSo It Is [Sub Pop; 2018].
Kansas Smitty’sBroadway 2018 [2018].

Lucas Keen
Fokn BoisCoz of Moni [Pidgen Music; 2010].
BeyonceThe Lion King: The Gift [Parkwood Entertainment; 2019].
Zara McFarlaneArise [Brownswood Recordings; 2017].
Cheikh LoJamm [Nonesuch Records; 2010].
Baloji137 Avenue Kaniama [Bella Union; 2018].

Marco Canepari
47SoulShamstep [2015].
Fatoumata DiawaraFatou [World Circuit; 2011].
Ana TijouxVengo [Nacional Records; 2014].
BatidaBatida [Soundway Records; 2012].
DUB INCHors Controle [Diversité; 2010].

Matthew Wagaine
Christine and the QueensChris [Because Music; 2018].
BicepBicep [Ninja Tune; 2017].
Tame ImpalaCurrents [Modular; 2015].
Jamie xxIn Colour [Young Turks; 2015].
Janelle MonaeThe ArchAndroid [Bad Boy Records; 2010].

Seb Pitman
Trio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetLadilikan [World Circuit; 2017].
La Chiva GantivaVivo [Crammed Discs; 2014].
Various Artists – John Armstrong Presents South African Funk Experience [Nascente; 2010].
The Souljazz OrchestraInner Fire [Strut Records; 2014].
Daymé ArocenaCubafonia [Brownswood Recordings; 2017].

Stefania Vulpi
Nicola CruzPrender El Alma [ZZK Records; 2015].
RomareMeditations On Afrocentrism [Black Acre Records; 2012].
Buraka Som SistemaKomba [Enchufada; 2011].
AriwoAriwo [MANANA//Records; 2017].