I posted up a post a long time ago mentioning some songs that I love aaaaand a marvelous reader, Clara, from the delightful and scintillating blog, Via Margutta, requested another similar post so here it is...
Rupa and the April Fishes
I've posted about this band before and I'll probably post about them again. They sing in a variety of languages and have a slew of amazing instrumentalists playing their intoxicating gypsy music. I've never heard anyone else like them. Here is one of my favorite songs from their Extraordinary Rendition album, Maintenant.
I've also posted about this Brazilian singer/songwriter before but I can't get enough of her voice and rhythms. I love her ability to sound so contemporary but still have the sultry melodies of bossa nova composers from the MPB period. This is my absolute favorite of her songs, Bobagem, on her self-titled album.
When I first heard Ms. Monte (another Brazilian songstress), I thought my life would be complete if my voice only sounded just. Like. Hers. It doesn't, and I'm okay with that now, but that doesn't mean her songs won't make your heart melt. Here is Dança da Solidão.
Even if you didn't know this amazing, irreplaceable singer was from Cape Verde, you would guess it - her voice is warm, salty and delicious. This is Sodade, probably her most famous song.