Favorite Cuts of 2013

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This week's Rhythm Planet features a few of Tom's favorite sides of 2013, including Moroccan Trance music, an Algerian Buena Vista Social Club type orchestra from the Casbah of Algiers, the cool LA band Boogaloo Assassins, classic Congolese rumba from Le Grand Kalle, and others.

Read more on Tom Schnabel's Rhythm Planet Blog.


        1. Boogaloo Assassins / No No No / Old Love Dies Hard / Sicario Records
        2. Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès / Na Binta / Aw Sa Yone Vol 1 / Teranga Beat
        3. Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa / Ana Hayou / Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa / Socadisc-Adami
        4. La Familia Valera Miranda / Potpourro / De Santiago Yo No Me Voy  (I’m not leaving Santiago de Cuba) / FVM
        5. Buika / Siboney  / La Noche Mas Larga (The Longest Night) / Warner Music Latina
        6. Cesaria Evora / Mãe Carinhosa / Mãe Carinhosa / Lusafrica
        7. Orchestre El Gusto d’Algiers / El Assima / El Gusto / Private Issue
        8. Dhafer Youssef / Al-Hallaj / Oriental Blues / Network
        9. Joseph Kabasele / Independence Cha-Cha / Le Grand Kallé: His Life His Music / Stern’s

        Tom Schnabel