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Twenty First Century Twenty First Year


Download links and information about Twenty First Century Twenty First Year. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to World Music genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:02:20 minutes.

Release date: 2009
Genre: World Music
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:02:20
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No. Title Length
1. Ponta de Lanca African (Umbabarauma) (Jorge Ben) 3:51
2. Aht Uh Mi Hed (Shuggie Otis) 4:16
3. Fuzzy Freaky (David Byrne) 2:47
4. Samba Sem Nenhum Problema (Márcio Local / Marcio Local) 2:53
5. Keleya (Moussa Doumbia) 6:39
6. Sexy (Los Amigos Invisibles) 3:24
7. Rio Longe (Moreno + 2) 3:24
8. Heart of Glass (Nouvelle Vague) 3:31
9. Bacalao Con Pan (Irakere) 3:46
10. Valentin (Susana Baca) 5:17
11. Sweet Melody (Zap Mama) 3:35
12. Defeito 2: Curiosidade (Tom Zé / Tom Ze) 4:13
13. Whoever You Are (Geggy Tah) 4:36
14. Static On the Radio (Jim White) 6:31
15. Baby (Os Mutantes) 3:37



Twenty First Century Twenty First Year is an enjoyable compilation of offerings from Luaka Bop, the world music label founded by David Byrne in the late ‘80s. More than half of this collection is made up of variegated Latino sounds, kicking off with “Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma),” a rocker from the Brazilian veteran Jorge Ben. Other Brazilian tracks include smooth, horn-buttered samba from Marcio Local, a mellow-but-propulsive piece from Moreno Veloso, and the highly individual stylings of Tom Zé. The great Cuban band Irakere is represented by “Bacalao Con Pan” and Os Mutantes by the tropicalista classic, “Baby.” Venezuelan funkateers Los Amigos Invisibles’ “Sexy” burns, while Peruvian Susana Baca’s mid-tempo “Valentin” simmers. The collection also includes the James Brown-influenced “Keleya,” by Mali’s Moussa Doumbia, and the lush and laid-back “Aht Uh Mi Hed” by Shuggie Otis. Byrne himself appears on the comp on a catchy slice of neo-soul called “Fuzzy Freaky.” Overall, this nicely sequenced album successfully captures the label’s general vibe.