Best Music of 2013

 

In Your Ear

 

Artist / Album / Label

1.  Amir ElSaffar  "Alchemy" (Pi Recordins)

2.  Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra "I Hear the Sound" (Harmonia Mundi)

3.  TARBABY  '"ballad of Sam Langford"  (HiPNOTIC Records)

4.  Michele Rosewoman  "New Yor-Uba:  30 Years! A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America" (Advance Dance Disques)

5.  Chucho Valdes  "Border-Free"  (Jazz Village)

6.  Randy Weston - Billy Harper  "The Roots of the Blues" (Sunnyside)

7.  Marina Heredia  "A mi tempo"  (Chesapik/Spain)

8.  Diego El Cigala  "Romance de la Luna Tucumana"  (Cigala Music/Spain)

 9.  Martirio - Raul Rodriguez  "De Un Mundo Raro"  (Universal/Spain)

 10. Hector Del Curto  "Eternal Piazzolla"  (Green Parrot)

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Off the Beaten Path

 

Artist / Album / Label

1. A Tribe Called Red - Nation II Nation -  Tribal Spirit Music

2. Irene Diaz - I Love You Madly EP - Irene Diaz

3. Latryx - Second Album - Latyramid Inc.

4. Bells Atlas - Bells Atlas - Bells Atlas (bandcamp)

5. Dub Gabriel - Raggabass Resistance - Destroy All Concepts

6. Machine Drum - Vapor City - Ninja Tune

7. Gods Robots - Gods Robots - Sony India

8. John Wizards - John Wizards - Planet Mu

9. RJD2 - More Is Than Isn't - RJ's Electrical Connections

10.Various Artists - Khat Thaleth (compilation of Arab hip-hop) - Stronghold Sound

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Rock en Rebelión

 

Artist / Album / Label

1. La Barranca / El Eclipse de la Memoria / Fonarte

2. WED 20 / Juana Molina / Crammed Discs

3. Haciendo Tiempo / Los Jaiguey / Fonarte

4. Triangulo de Amor Bizarro / Victoria Mistica / Mushroom Pillow

5. Programaton / Zoe / EMI Mexico

 6. Bunbury / Palo Santo / Warner

 7. Diana Gameros / Eterno Retorno / Independent

8. Avilez y Extraños / Si el infierno Exisitera / Rhythm and Books

9. Xenia Rubinos / Magic Trix / Ba Da Bing!

10. Capsula / Solar Secrets / Krian

______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Derk Richardson, "The Hear and Now"

Top 10 Bay Area-based CDs of 2013 played on "The Hear and Now"

Artist / Album / Label
Myra Melford, Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12)

Ben Goldberg, Unfold Ordinary Mind (BAG Production Records)

Sarah Cahill, A Sweeter Music (Other Minds)

Bill Horvitz Expanded Band, The Long Walk (Big Door Prize)

Dave Mihaly and the Simmering Leaves Ensemble, Rivers (DaveMihaly.com)

Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, What the Brothers Sang (Drag City)

Chris Webster and Nina Gerber, Apple Blossom Lane (Tootsie Roll Records)

Van-Anh Vanessa Vo, Three-Mountain Pass (Innova)

Jenna Mammina, The Music & the Magic of Ms. Abbey Lincoln (Mamma Grace)

Kronos Quartet, Aheym: Kronos Quartet Plays Music by Bryce Dessner (Anti-)

 

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

The Reggae Express

 

Artist / Album / Label

1. Tchiya Amet / Celestial Folk / Music Milky Way

2. Army Dread / Locks Time / Higher Bound

3. Cornell Campbell / New Scroll /  Zion High

4. Marty Dread /  No To Monsanto /  Five Corners

5. Dub Gabriel / Raggabass Resistance / Destry A/C

6. Mungo's Hi Fi / Forward Ever / Necesary Amyhem

7. Addis Pablo / Selassie Souljahz In Dub / Royal Order

8. Rankin Scroo /  Love Zone / Crucual Youth

9. Michael Rose / Showdown Inna Bloddy Town / Foreing Key

10. Twinkle Brothers / Glimmer Of Hope / Twinkle

 

_________________________________________________________

 

Sandy Miranda Music of the World special Guest Shows

 

Artist / Album / Label

1. Ry Cooder Live in San Francisco

2. Bombino / Nomad / Nonesuch

3. The Oxford American Southern Music CD

4. Rarities from Paul Simon / DJ cd from Complete Albums Collection

5. Danny Michel with Garifuna Collective / Blackbirds are Dancing Over Me / Cumbancha

6. Various / Oriental Blues / Network

7. Richard Thompson / Electric / Proper

8.Rokia Traoré / Beautiful Africa / Nonesuch

9. They All Played for Us: Arhoolie Record’s 50th Anniversary Celebration / Arhoolie

10. Cécile McLorin Salvant / Woman Child / Mack Avenue

Listen Live:

Listen Live
     (64K stereo mp3)

KPFA 94.1 FM (24k mp3)

KPFB 89.3 FM (16k mp3)

iPhone: Public Radio App

Android: TuneIn Radio App

WebOS: Public Radio App

Click Here For Help Listening

KPFA Video Channel