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Musical waves N°10

With millions of music tracks at our daily beck 'n' call, off the cloud like sweet rain on demand, here are a few which I recently cued up for a typically checkered playlist. We start with Nasiba Abdullaeva and "Arzimni Aitdim" from her album Majnun.

From there we hop into the Balkans to Petar Ralchev's chromatically fearless accordeon on "Romanian Lautari".

If one accordeon is good, three must be better. Voilà, the Brazilian formation of Dominguinhos, Sivuca & Oswaldinho with "Adeus Maria Fulô".

Staying in the sun gets us at Elza Soares's bossa negra with "Boato".

Then Maria Marquez's "Escribeme" wants us to write her a romantic letter with steel drums and clarinet.

Now we pick up the pace with Mariana Ramos & Angelique Kidjo on the dancy "Nzinga Mbandi".

The Trio Esperanca's flawless vocalizing leads us to "Romaria".

Going suddenly massively moody is Paula Morelenbaum's "Sem Voce".

Nancy Vieira's "Ninguem e di ninguem" wakes us up again.

Getting calypso'fied is next with first Stéphane Fernandez's "Valse Antillaise" and Mario Canonge…

…then the grand master Andy Narell and his "Dance Class".

And now time's up.