Help with some fun world music for a group X class

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    Aug 24, 2008 11:07 PM GMT
    Hey guys
    I teach a full body group fitness class and it's time to change things up--new routine and new music. I decided this time around that I would widen my horizons and explore music from around the world. I know that there was a post about workout music and I took some artists from there, but I need a few more. What I am looking for is music that is fun, got a beat, and doesn't get annoying like so many dance mixes do. Stuff that will motivate a great workout. I am grateful for any suggestions.
    Mike
  • Tiran

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    Aug 24, 2008 11:30 PM GMT
    Try the Putumayo collection. http://www.putumayo.com/
    They have incredible sampler cds of music from around the world. Lots of modern fusion as well. Any of the grooves ones (arabic groove, asian groove, etc) would be good to start. The Lounge series would probably be to slow.

    Here is an artist that I found that way: Tarkan total hot, and rumours hes gay, his english/north america release stuff is pretty generic but his turkish stuff is fantastic

    this one is probably his biggest hit


    this one probably isnt fast enough, but hes so hot


    My favorite way to find new music is to listen to CKUA radio http://ckua.com/ especially World Spinning on sunday afternoon.

    I have more, but most of its on my other machine.
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    Aug 25, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    Not sure how to embed a video here but heres a link toUrszula Dudziak - PAPAYA from Poland

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2gyk2-XNC0
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    Aug 25, 2008 2:40 AM GMT
    Voodoo Ray by A Guy Called Gerald...an oldie but still sounds like a fresh goodie; kind of has a world beat vibe maybe?:

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    Aug 25, 2008 5:32 AM GMT
    Thanks everyone for your help. Tiran, you are right he is smoking hot and I was able to find a remix version of that first song on itunes. I really appreciate this.
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    Sep 01, 2008 5:27 AM GMT
    Thanks muchmore. I did sample and she does have a great voice.
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    Sep 01, 2008 6:19 AM GMT
    Il y a toujours Zaho!

    Chelou :


    F.T.T. (femme tout terrain) not the video but the song!


    Hey Papi! (her big hit)


    I have used a couple in cycling too. I am head over heels for this chick right now!

    Tu Reconnais (my students flipped when I played this!)
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    Sep 01, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    Thanks Pinny those are great! Perfect beat I can see why your students like them.
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    Sep 01, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    Try Oliver Mtukudzi - one of my favourite musicians.. he's a legend over here

    http://olivermtukudzi.calabashmusic.com/
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    Sep 06, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    http://www.emusic.com/album/11060/11060279.html

    Indian inspired tunes
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    Sep 06, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    I second the Putumayo series; around the world in 80 plays; always fresh. Arab Groove is a favourite.

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    Sep 06, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    Beirut nights radio always has a few tracks that you can usually get on Itunes, remixes and the likes. You can get the station either online or off of Itunes.

    Amadou & Mariam (spelling) fast food senegal is a great song as well and Manu Chau has a lot of things that can be used in workouts.