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Best of 2011: Siddhartha Mitter

Thursday, December 22, 2011

This week’s year-in-review special continues with Siddhartha Mitter, a music journalist who contributes to the Boston Globe, MTV Iggy, MTV Desi and other outlets.

Siddhartha Mitter's list:

Three Great Songs:

  • Frank Ocean, "Novacane"
  • Musiq Soulchild, "Yes"
  • SBTRKT featuring Sampha, "Hold On"

World Music that Isn't "World Music":

  • Chamber Music (album) - Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal
  • Tirtha (album) - Vijay Iyer, Prasanna, Nitin Mitta
  • Zuciya Daya (song) - Bez
  • Karibu Ya Bintou (song) - Baloji

Music for Upheaval:

  • Rayes Le Bled (song) - El Général
  • Into the Fire (song) - The Bant Singh Project
  • Obama Nation Pt 2 (song) - Lowkey ft. Lupe Fiasco, M-1, Black the Ripper

Rest in Peace:

  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
  • Cesaria Evora
  • Gil Scott-Heron

Guests:

Siddhartha Mitter

Comments [5]

Nathan from Hoboken, NJ

I enjoyed this show, as I do most of them, but the guest was really eye rollingly pretentious, something I really dislike in culture critics. I enjoy a point of view and arguing a path of taste, but this was just a bit too much.

Dec. 23 2011 05:22 PM
Soundcheck Producer

Hi JMR - here is a link to the Amazon mp3 page for Baloji's Kinshasa Succursale: http://www.amazon.com/Kinshasa-Succursale/dp/B004ITK9Y6. Enjoy!

Dec. 23 2011 11:13 AM
JMR from everynowhere

Please help! Where can I get Bajoli Kinshasa Succursale?! thanks for this list

Dec. 22 2011 06:17 PM
jeremy from detroit

I think the Occupy movement is in its ideological infancy, and represents such a broad swath of society that having unifying music will be hard at first. Probably some of the most relevant music to Occupy is old hardcore punk . However, I'd love to see more socially conscious hip hop come out of this.

Dec. 22 2011 02:34 PM
Shela from UES

This show brings up a HUGE point and points the absence of music from the US. Occupy Wall Street had no music. At least in the 60s we had incredible music for movement. What gives?

Dec. 22 2011 02:09 PM

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