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Well it’s already August! Some kids are already heading off Back-to-School (because we all know this magic event deserves a hyphenated proper noun) and us on the quarter system are in the second half of our summer sessions. For driving those young-uns back to their playgrounds here’s some new world music just for you.

New to our charts is Dina El Wedidi an world music vocalist from Egypt who has performed with ensembles and took part in The Nile Project initiative, as well as and mentoring under Gilberto Gil. This is El Wedidi’s debut solo album, and it features elements of Bossa Nova and Jazz blended into Arabic music.

1    NATALIA LAFOURCADE    Hasta La Raiz
2    MBONGWANA STAR    From Kinshasa
3    TIEMPO LIBRE    Panamericano
4    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light
5    LILA DOWNS    Balas Y Chocolate
6    VARIOUS ARTISTS    Putumayo Presents: Afro-Caribbean Party
7    DINA EL WEDIDI    Turning Back
9    MORGAN HERITAGE    Strictly Roots
10   CHICO TRUJILLO    Reina De Todas Las Fiestas

In our Adds, we have some great Afro-Caribbean music coming to you from the worlds of Havana culture, and the Caribbean at large.

1 Dayme Arocena          Nueva Era

2 Various Artists           Afro-Caribbean Party