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Global Potpourri

Not really a mixture like most often presented here, this is more of a random compilation I made for someone and found interesting enough to publish. I’m sure it’s sweet for all you lovers of eclectic worldly music feat: La Hora De La Hora, Colectivo Papa Con Yuca, Circo Vulkano, Brazuca Matraca, Natalia Clavier, Rainer Von Vielen and many others.  I think I did a good job putting it together with smooth “in tune” transitions. Enjoy!

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Solta a Franga | Sitar Edition

Used throughout the Indian subcontinent, particularly in Northern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the sitar (Hindi: सितार, Bengali: সেতার, Urdu: ستار, Persian: سی‌تار ) became known in the western world through the work of Pandit Ravi Shankar in the late 1950s. The Sitar is ubiquitous since the Middle Ages and still played and sampled in contemporary genres. Like within the realms of Funk: on account of artists like The Bamboos, Sohail RanaMorcheeba, Dust Galaxy (Rob Garza), Sansura, Fort Knox Five, Thievery Corporation, Bob Sinclair, Mukta, Bebo Best and other artists integrating the instrument with spot on grooves. Enjoy this right here in the special Rafadelic mixture for you to enjoy.

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A Tale of Henri Texier

Henri Texier is a French jazz double bassist born in Paris. Like his double bass, Henri Texier is a pillar, a landmark within European jazz. During the 90’s he lent his warm sound and his talent as a melodist to young unshakable improvisation musketeers. With him, Bojan Z, Tony Rabeson, Julien Lourau, Noël Akchoté or Sebastien Texier can enjoy themselves to the full, the deep and accurate bass the master is sustaining them. This here is a wonderful tale of his work on Label Bleu.

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