Best of Globalwize 2015

11/08/2023Revisit Another Annual Best-Of Selection By WeltBeat Host & Selector Jean Trouillet

Another month gone by and another throwback playlist just went live in our Greedio channel on Spotify. Year by year, WeltBeat selector and host Jean Trouillet presents his personal favourite releases from that year in an annual best-of playlist. Today, we revisit his "Best of Globalwize" selection from 2015, including a total of 31 tracks highly diverse tracks from around the globe. 

The "Best of Globalwize 2015" playlist brings us extraordinary music by Distance, Light & Sky (aka Chris Eckman of The Walkabouts, Chantal Acda of Sleepingdog and True Bypass as well as avant-jazz percussionist Eric Thielemanns of EARR Ensemble), Polish singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and one-woman-orchestra Karolina Cicha, Italy's leading traditional music ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi, French accordionist and singer François Castiello's (of Bratsch) Lalala Napoli project, the inimitable 'Disko Partizani' Shantel and Greek singer/santoor player Areti Ketime (watch the video below), Japanese-French singer and flautist Maïa Barouh, Brussels-born multimedia illusionist Oliver Doerell's CUMMI FLU project, Danish composer duo and sample wizards Den Sorte Skole, French siblings Ibeyi, Somali-Italian actress and singer Saba Anglana, Brussels' powerful folk rock duo The Summer Rebellion, Spanish-Gitano flamenco guitarist Manitas De Plata, legendary interstellar US jazz artist Sun Ra, Cuban-born Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez, Senegal's Cheikh Lô alongside accordion maestro Fixi and Brazilian singer Flavia Coelho, French electronic music producer Ludovic Navarre alias St Germain, Malian desert blues outfit Songhoy Blues, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour and Le Super Étoile de Dakar, Ghanaian vocalist Pat Thomas and the Kwashibu Area Band, São Paulo's horn-driven ten piece Bixiga 70, the Nigerian Union Rhythm Group, Canada's The Souljazz Orchestra, Spoek Mathambo's South African collective Fantasma alongside Brooklyn-based experimental musician Josiah Wise aka serpentwithfeet, Kinshasa's Mbongwana Star, Max Weissenfeldt's Berlin-based outfit The Polyversal Souls, New Zealand's very own Fat Freddy's Drop, Dublin-based DJ, producer and composer Kormac alongside classically trained Irish cellist Vyvienne Long aaand French composer and multi-instrumentalist Mathias Duplessy with his The Violins of the World. 

You can now stream the full playlist via Greedio on Spotify. As always, feel free to like and spread the word. Gracias!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom