In the world of music, the end of the year means one thing: lists! In an (admittedly futile) effort to acknowledge the great music that came my way this year, I’ve pulled together five such lists (so far).
Item #2 in our 2018 Bucket (of) List(s) is TerraSonic: 8 compilations that pulled it together from all corners of the world in 2018. TerraSonic is the global freeform mix show I've been doing since 2002. Producing this program is one of the big loves of my life. It airs Saturdays at 1200-1300 MT on KGNU Community Radio for Boulder/Denver. You'll find an archive on the TerraSonic Mixcloud page.
The Vibrarian's Bucket (of) List(s):
#2: TerraSonic: 8 compilations
(Note that all lists are in alphabetical order. It’s hard enough to narrow it down to the final items. To then rank them is overkill (though some might say that I blew past that point a long time ago). The way I see it, whichever one I’m listening to in any given moment is the best.)
Disques Debs International Volume 1: An Island Story (Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972) (Strut)
Hystereofonica Vol. 3 (Tropical Twista)
Kafundo Vol. 6: Afrobeat Brasil (Kafundo)
MaAula-o-Rama Vol. 3: Exotic Rendezvous (MaAuLa)
Radio Mawimbi Vol. 2 (Mawimbi)
Shika Shika Presents: Union (Shika Shika)
Sound of Samedia Vol. 1 (Samedia Shebeen)
The Abkhaz of Caucasus (Shango)