World's Best Music, 2005: Marco Werman

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Werman's Top Picks

Amadou & Mariam w/Manu Chao "Senegal Fast Food" Dimanche a Bamako

Luiz Bonfa "Sambolero" Solo in Rio1959

Ali Karka Toure & Toumani Diabate "Ai Ga Bani" In the Heart of the Moon

Souad Massi "Mesk Elil" Mesk Elil

Marcelo D2"Qual E?" Looking for the Perfect Beat

Marco Werman, left, and David Dye.

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The year 2005 saw World Music grow in two directions: by exploring its most basic roots, and by exploring new areas, through technology and collaboration. Marco Werman give us a glimpse of his top picks of the year.

Werman is the host of The World, a radio news magazine on Public Radio International that surveys music from around the globe.