Each year, I put together my personal selection of my
favourite live shows & CD's of the year, and also include links to
selections from other websites, award and other organizations.
Includes my picks of concerts and CDs' of the
year, plus "best of" lists" and awards
from various organizations, publications and websites. Plus
a page listing some of the great music figures who
passed away in 2008. Many links and videos from each page.
"Artist of the Year": Mavis Staples; Andy Palacio,
Toumani Diabate, Mahmoud Ahmed, Vieux Farka Toure, Seun Kuti, Bassekou
Kouyate, Handsome Ned, and more, plus best reads & many selections from
"Artist of the Year": Solomon Burke; Ali Farka Toure,
Toumani Diabate, Willie Neslon, African Guitar Summit, Donné Roberts, Adam
Solomon, Jamaica to Toronto and more, plus reading and film.
2004 & 2005