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A collection of Indian, Highlife and Arabic electronic music from around the world

I’ve had a growing collection of music from around the world building up on my rotation that isn’t quite new, but still interesting. I thought I might compile some of the tracks here for your amusement.

The collection ranges from North African and Arabic jazz, to Indian electronic music. There’s a cinematic overture from an Australian four-piece band called Krakatau, there’s a reworked version of a Turkish pop song that Action Bronson uses on one of his tracks, and I chucked a bit of Pharaoh Sanders in there at the end just for good measure.

Enjoy the randomness!

Magdy el Hossainy – Music De Carnaval

Bazaré D. Pablo et Orchestre – Nassima
Recorded in Abidjan in 1975 by the mysterious Bazaré D. Pablo, this track is a hybrid of soukous and highlife that takes us along a journey of thumping percussion, intricate guitar, and a solid bassline.


Sarathy Korwar – Mawra (Transcendence)
Sarathy Korwar fuses traditional folk music of the Sidi community in India (combining East African, Sufi and Indian influences) with jazz and electronics in his track “Mawra”

Y-Bayani & Baby Naa (and their band of enlightenment, reason and love) – Rehwe Mie Enyim

Mazhar Ve Fuat – Adimiz Miskindir Bizim (Mark Wayward edit)
“Made this mostly instrumental edit for a new mix and thought I’d share,” explains Mark Wayward when talking about his mix of the Turkish pop song “Adimiz Miskindir Bizim.” You’ll recognize the cut as the track sampled on Action Bronson’s song “Easy Rider”


Populous – Kololi Under The Moon
A track composed using field recordings around Kololi (a town in Gambia)

Krakatau – Riddells Creek (i. Stinging Petal ii. Mourning Mass iii. John Stoat)

Pharaoh Sanders – Harvest Time