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Tango is the national music of Finland (where Finns say it was invented) — more melancholic, less erotic than its Argentinian inspiration; the accordion, not the bandoneon. Examples here from 1915 till now.

The idea is wild, irrepressible pop music, all the rage at home but unheard of here. Representing Turkey, Mali, China, France, Russia, Jamaica, Spain, and the rest. Big hit with Charlie Gillett.

Samba, reggae, high life, southern funk, charanga, doowop and calypso — all inspired by the great man.

A knockabout, entertaining trawl through John Peel’s load of old 78s.

House, JA dancehall, techno and hiphop SA hybrids.

‘Latino Ska, Cumbia, Hip Hop, Salsamuffin.’

The way-over-the-top soundtrack of the dancehalls, brothels, cabarets, bedrooms, domestics and dens of Mexico City at this time.

Excellent selection of this stunning Greek blues music about drugs, booze, cops, violence, sex, and scratching a living together.

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