Best of Globalwize 2017

07/11/2023Stream Another Annual Best-Of Selection By WeltBeat Host/Selector Jean Trouillet

As we near the end of the year, we look forward to seeing which releases will make it into WeltBeat host and selector Jean Trouillet's annual best-of Globalwize show for 2023. If you haven't been keeping up with our work, you'll be glad to know, that each year, Trouillet airs an end-of-the-year show featuring his personal favourite releases of the previous twelve months. Also, for quite some time now, he has been returning to the vaults and compiling his annual cream-of-the-crop selections into Spotify playlists to be streamed à volonté. We in turn have been archiving and presenting these playlists via Greedio. There, now you're all caught up and we can pick up where we left off. Today, we bring you Jean Trouillet's top picks from 2017. That being said, here's what to expect:

The "Best of Globalwize 2017" selection includes extraordinary music by equally extraordinary artists such as the late and legendary Japanese composer, pianist and producer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tuvan throat singing masters Alash Ensemble, Portuguese fado singer Gisela João, Bosnian classical, Baroque and traditional folk singer Nataša Mirković, Italian singer-songwriter and poet Vinicio Capossela, Bosnian-born and Switzerland-based accordionist Mario Batkovic, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud with a tribute to the late French singer-songwriter Monique Andrée Serf, aka Barbara, French vocal sensation Camille, American-Canadian singer-songwriter Lhasa De Sela, Parisian musical collective Valparaíso alongside English musician, composer, songwriter and producer John Parish,  Italy's leading traditional music ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino with English guitarist and composer Justin Adams (read more here), French accordionist and singer François Castiello's (of Bratsch) Lalala Napoli project, Berlin-based three-piece The Disorientalists (read more here), Berlin-based troubadour (and 1/3 of The Disorientalists) Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird, Bavarian four-piece and 'trophy case of sounds' Kofelgeschroa (read more here), Kurdish tenbur maestro Cemil Qocgiri, American gospel dub pioneer Little Axe, Kingston's Inna De Yard family and reggae singer Kiddus I (read more here), longstanding experimental Turkish psych outfit Baba Zula (read more here) with fellow Turkish writer, painter, director and musician Mehmet Güreli, Australian keyboard player Mista Savona with his innovative "Havana Meets Kingston" project performing "100 Pounds of Collie" alongside Cornel Campbell, Leroy Sibbles, Prince Alla, The Jewels, Cali P, Lutan Fyah and Exile Di Brave, electric Maloya from Réunion Island by Groupe Dago,  amazonic psychedelia from Peruvian outfit Bareto, American funk and soul band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Malian griot three-piece Trio Da Kali collaborating with the revolutionary Kronos string quartet, Bamako's boundary-pushing BKO quintet (read more here), internationally acclaimed Tuareg group Tamikrest, Senegal's iconic Orchestra Baobab with a tribute to its longtime member Ndiouga Dieng, Honduras' Garifuna guitarist Aurelio Martinez, Congolese rumba outfit TPOK Jazz and charismatic frontman Franco (read more here), Ghanaian highlife legend Gyedu-Blay Ambolley (read more here), furious Congolese duo Jupiter & Okwess (read more here), Congolese singer Bony Bikaye collaborating with Algerian-born French composer Hector Zazou (alias Zazou Bikaye) and mad scientists CY1, and, last but not least, the incredible pairing of Chilean-German techno producer Matias Aguayo and his rock four-piece The Desdemonas.

Click below to preview the full selection or head directly to the Greedio Spotify channel for more quality audio content. Me gusta!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom