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Friday Faves: seven-oh-thirteen-oh-twelve edition

Each Friday we present the songs we’ve been grooving to this week. If you like our favorites, be sure to tell us. Or even better, post links to your own weekly favorites!

Sean Barlow, Executive Producer

Artist: Jaojoby
Song: Aro Malemilemy

Saxon Baird, Producer of New Media

Artist: Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Song: Kaira


I’ve really come to appreciate the gentle beauty of the intertwined kora and guitar, as conjured by these master musicians.

Sam Backer, Production Assistant

Artist: Las Cafeteras
Song: La Bamba Rebelde

La Bamba Rebelde (from new album out Summer 2012) by Las Cafeteras
This band of Los Angelinos plays a revved-up take on the Son Jarocho music from Veracruz, México.

Julia Chanin, Intern

Artist: The Very Best
Song: Kondaine ft. Seye


A super-groovy song and a crazy Kondaine experience in Northern Kenya–this is just one of the many adventures that The Very Best will take us on with their upcoming album, MTMTMK. This time, a drug-induced experience turns these musical dudes into goats–and gets the rest of us up from our desks to dance.

Danielle O’Neill, Intern

Artist: Checo Dj
Song: 3ball Mty Mix

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