Best releases of 2013 | Pieter de Rooij’s Top 15

01. Anupama Bhagwat (India) – Ether | Raga/Hindustani
Anupama Bhagwat


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02. Valentina Lisitsa (USA) – Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos | Western Classical
Valentina Rach concerti


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03. Valentina Lisitsa (USA) – Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt | Western Classical
Valentina plays Liszt


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04. Sarah Jarosz (USA) – Build Me Up From Bones | Bluegrass/Folk/Americana
Sarah Jarosz


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05. Buika (Spain) – La Noche Mas Larga | Flamenco/Jazz
Buika La Noche


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06. Rokia Traoré (Mali) – Beautiful Africa | Blues/Rock
Rokia Traoré


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07 Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer (USA) – Child Ballads | Folk
Child Ballads


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08. Debashish Bhattacharya (India) – Beyond the Ragasphere | Raga/Hindustani/Crossover
Debashish Bhattacharya


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09. Anoushka Shankar (India) – Traces of You | Raga/Crossover
Anoushka Shankar


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10. Natacha Atlas (Belgium/UK) – Live in Toulouse | Arabian pop
Natacha Atlas


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11. Valerie June (USA) – Pushin’ Against A Stone | Folk/Blues/Soul
Valerie June


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12. Jyotsna Srikanth (India) – Call Of Bengalore | Raga/Carnatic/Crossover
Jyotsna Srikanth


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13. Eva Quartet & Hector Zazou (Bulgaria/France) – The Arch | Crossover/Experimental
Eva Quartet & Hector Zazou


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14. Hilary Hahn (USA) – In 27 Pieces : The Hilary Hahn Encores | Western Classical
Hilary Hahn


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15. Various Artists (Brazil) – Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brasil | Hiphop/Afro/Dub
Daora

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World Music pioneer Hector Zazou dies at 60 / final album recorded with Indian musicians

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Yesterday I felt dismayed when I read on the web that french world music pioneer Hector Zazou died last week, at the age of 60. Dismayed, also because a few weeks ago I’ve heard that a new album of his, ‘In the House of Mirrors’, is bound for release later this month. Now it turns out that his new album will be Continue reading