Best of Globalwize 2016

26/09/2023Stream WeltBeat Host/Selector Jean Trouillet's Latest Annual Best-Of Selection From The Vaults

Nothing like a fresh new playlist of global bangers to browse at your liking. Every year, WeltBeat host and selector Jean Trouillet presents his favourite releases in an end-of-the-year "Best of Globalwize" playlist. For a while now, we've been archiving these annual selections in our Greedio Spotify channel, thus making them available to you all. 

The "Best of Globalwize 2016" playlist brings us 33 tunes from around the globe, including extraordinary artists such as Italian composer and singer Barbara Strozzi, German opera singer Simone Kermes and Italian violinist Enrico Casazza, Austrian theorbist and harpist Christina Pluhar alongside Italian singer Vincenzo Capezzuto and the L'Arpeggiata early music ensemble, Iranian kamancheh and setar player Kayhan Kalhor with contemporary Kurdish singer Aynur, tenbur maestro Cemil Qocgiri and Azerbaijani pianist/composer Salman Gambarov, Argentinian twin sister duo Las Hermanas Caronni, Tunisian master of the oud Dhafer Youssef, the aforementioned Christina Pluhar, Chilean-Swedish mezzo soprano Luciana Mancini and Argentine musician/songwriter Nahuel Pennisi, Bosnian musician, singer and composer Damir Imamović, Polish folk group Trebunie-Tutki with Georgian polyphonic ensemble Quintet Urmuli, French jazz musician Raphaël Imbert with blues legend Big Ron Hunter, Eurasian musical collective Silk Road Ensemble alongside French-American star cellist Yo-Yo-Ma, accordionist Michael Ward Bergeman and Chinese-American yangqin (hammered dulcimer) player Reylon Yount, Greek singer and musician Katerina Tsiridou, international Yiddish folkpunk supergroup The Brothers Nazaroff, American Creole fiddle player Canray Fontenot, French-Swiss band Carrousel, French-Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf with the blazing Balkan brass band Haïdouti Orkestar, the great American singer-songwriter Nina Simone, Denmark-based Gambian kora player Dawda Jobarteh, Mauritanian griot Noura Mint Seymali, Zamrock outfit Sunburst, Cape Verdean musician and songwriter José Casimiro, Brazilian rapper Emicida, German DJ, producer, journalist and labelhead Daniel Haaksman alongside South Africa's Spoek Mathambo, Colombian outfit Sidestepper, Arizona-based latin music band Orkesta Mendoza, Jamaican artists Lloyd Mason, Carl McLeod and Ernest Ranglin, Ghanaian vocalist Pat Thomas and The Sweet Beans, New York rocksteady and early reggae outfit The Frightnrs, American singer-songwriter and musician Jeb Loy Nichols, French singer-songwriter and musician Jain, Canadian electronic music group The Halluci Nation, prolific Israeli producer and multi-instrumentalist John Trudell alongside American bassist and guitarist Adam Scheflan and, last but not least, Sun Ra's Sun Ra Arkestra. 

You can preview the full selection via the player below or head to our Greedio Spotify channel for all 33 tracks in full length and loads of other quality listening content. And do leave us a heart if you dig. 

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom