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