World Cup Fever!

World Cup fever has hit Winnipeg, or at least my home! There’s nothing like spending a whole month immersed in the beautiful game. For Euro 2012, I wrote a blog post for people interested in armchair travelling, highlighting authors from all competing countries. This time around, I thought I would explore the music of the games. Football is often called the beautiful game, so why not enjoy it with some beautiful music?

I’ve pulled together list of CDs from almost all 32 countries participating in the finals. For those of you who prefer to stream/download your music, visit Winnipeg Public Library’s hoopla page. We’ve gathered a long list of music from around the world, again focusing on competing countries. After you’ve logged in, scroll down to the end of the music page. I know you won’t be disappointed!

Brazil
Os Mutantes – Fool metal Jack
Dom La Nena – Ela
CéU – Caranava sereia bloom
Sérgio Mendes – Bom tempo

Ela - Brazil

Mexico
Río Roma – Otra vida
Tommy Tores – 12 historias en vivo
Buitres de Culiacán Sinaloa – Simplemente buitres
Los Ángeles Azules – Cómo te voy a olvidar

Otra vida Mexico

Cameroon
Sally Nyolo and the original bands of Yaoundé – Studio Cameroon

cameroon

Netherlands
Armin van Buuren – Intense

buuren

Australia
Boy & Bear – Harlequin dream
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Xavier Rudd – Spirit bird
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul

harlequin dream

Spain
Alejandro Sanz – La música no se toca
Buika – En mi piel
DePedro – DePedro
Andy & Lucas – Desde mi barrio

En mi piel Spain

Colombia
Choc Quib Town – Oro
Aterciopelados – Lo esencial Atericiopelados
Cumbia

oro

Ivory Coast
Magic System – Toutè kalé
Dobet Gnahoré – Na Afriki

na afriki

Japan
Hiromi – Voice
The Rough Guide to the music of Japan
Kodō – Heartbeat
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Nanda Collection

Voice Japan

Greece
The Rough Guide to Greek Café
Rebetoven – Rebetoven
Greece: A musical odyssey
Potergeist – Muddy Mermaids

muddy mermaid

Italy
Gigi D’Alessio – Ora
Il Volo – Il Volo
Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari – Chocabeck
Marco Calliari – Al faro est

ora

England
Ellie Goulding – Halcyon
Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events
Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Little Mix – Salute

ghost stories

Uruguay
Jorge Drexler – Amar la trama
Vayo – Tango universal

jorge drexler

France
The Rough Guide to Paris lounge
Air – Le voyage dans la lune
Carla Bruni – Little French songs
Féfé – Le charme des premiers jours

Voyage dans la lune France

Switzerland
Alain Morisod & Sweet People – Si c’était à refaire

alain morisod

Ecuador
Ecuador Manta – Alborada

alborada

Argentina
Bajofondo – Presente
Astor Piazzola – Astor Piazzola Remixed
Frederico Aubele – Panamericana
Pablo Aslan’s Tango Grill

Tango Grill Argentina

Iran
Niyaz – Sumud
The Rough Guide to the music of Iran
Acoustic World: Iran

sumud

Nigeria
Sean Kuti – Seun Kuti & Fela’s Egypt80 
King Sunny Adé – King of Juju

king of juju

United States
Danny Schmidt – Man of many moons
James Cotton – Cotton mouth man
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small town heroes
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite – Get up

Man of many moons US

Ghana
C.K. Mann & his Carousel 7 – Funky highlife

Funky Highlife Ghana

Portugal
Amália Rodrigues – The queen of fado
Pedro Moutinho – Encontro
Ana Moura – Desfado
Mariza – Terra

Desfado Portugal

Belgium
Stromae – Racine Carrée
Adamo – De toi à moi
Kate Ryan – French Connection

racine carree

Algeria
Speed Caravan – Kalashnik Love
Cheb Mami – Layali
Indir – Neveo
Houria Aïchi – Renayate

neveo

Russia
Chirgilchin – Collectible
Lube – Svoi
Larisa Segida – Jeans River
Traditional music from East Siberia

chilgrichin

South Korea
Kayo: Collection of the best known popular songs of Korea
Girls’ Generation – The boys

boys

— Barbara

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