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El niño is approaching and KZSC has a storm of its own! Here are the new musical releases to look for as we enter the new year. Stay worldly.

  1. Jonny Greenwood/Shye Ben Tzur/Rajastahan Express-Junun
  2. Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet-Intercambio
  3. Karavan Sarai Project-Woven Landscapes
  4. Sanjay Chitale and Sandeep Chowta-American Pilgrimage
  5. Gayasi Ross-Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here)
  6. Sean Robbins-Olanui
  7. Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O’Farrill-Cuba:The Conversation Continues
  8. Boogat-Neo-Reconquista
  9. Stick Figure-Set in Stone
  10. Michael Franti and Spearhead-Once A Day Rise Up (EP)


  1. Mariachi Flor De Toloache-Mariachi Flor De Toloache
  2. Carla Morrison-Amor Supremo
  3. Elsa Y El Mar-Rey
  4. St.Germain-St.Germain
  5. Grupo Fantasma-Problemas

In the number one spot is Junun. This particular album is a staff favorite; it features composers Shye Ben Tzur and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead backed by The Rajastan Express. With it’s mix of Hebrew, Hindi, and Urdu, and variety tempos; this album brings both a killer brass section and smooth traditional vocals.