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Meet the artists supporting the Tunisian Revolution

By Daniel Brown

World Tracks this week covers the homage by top North African artists to the revolutions shaking up the Arab world. Dhafer Youssef, Emel Marthlouthi, Idir and Souad Massi were just some of the artists adding their voices to a chorus of musicians applauding the transformations in Tunisia and Egypt, and calling for more freedom in other beleaguered nations. And we also enjoy the joyful tunes by Honduran Aurelio Martinez as he releases Laru Beya, a wonderful follow-up to his debut album Garifuna Soul.

Albums played by World Tracks on Radio France International.

1) Laru Beya, Aurelio Martinez (Stonetree Records/Real World), Honduras.
2) Chemsi, Hijaz ((Zephyrus), various, based in Belgium.
3) Bahamas: Goombay 1951-59, compilation (Frémeaux & Associés, Bahamas. .
4) Makenba, Majid Bekkas (Sowarex asbl), Morocco.
5) Studio 105, Mayra Andrade (Sony Music), Cape Verde.
6) Tirtha, Vijay Iyer (Act Music), USA/ India. .
7) Songs of Freedom, Nguyen Le (Act Music), France/ Vietnam.
8) Efemera, Tulipa Ruiz (Totolo), Brazil.
9) Las 7 Salves de La Magdalena, Raquel Rivera & Ojos de Sofia (self-produced), USA. .
10) Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & the Big Band (Soundway), Colombia.

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Thomas Vahle, Congopunq and Cae: French-based musicians explore unchartered territory

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