GPWW 12/15/10: Winners of 2010

Over thirty tracks in this episode of Gilles Peterson World Wide, and they’re all winners. All Winners Part Three, of 2010, if you’re counting. Some of these tracks won’t surprise you, but others might, especially when Gilles dips into his stateside hip-hop.

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New Video For Kabanjak’s “Don’t Worry” Featuring Sitali

Switchstance Recordings‘ debut music video comes from Kabanjak (one half of Ancient Astronauts) for “Don’t Worry,” featuring Sitali of Thievery Corporation’s live band. Shot by ESL Music’s Robin Bell on a sunny day in the nation’s capitol, the backdrop for the video fits the song perfectly. And with new material from Kabanjak and the Ancient Astronauts coming soon, the new year is looking equally bright.

Staff Picks 2010

Every year, we ask our staff to compile their personal list of favorites, including music, films, books, events, and whatever else they feel like. This year we have a few albums that are nearly unanimous in the house: Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu are pretty much untouchable, and other frequent winners in the music category include Blackmagic by Jose James, Body Talk by Robyn and Lost Where I Belong by Andreya Triana.

See the full list here.