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Bending over backward to reflect on the rest of the world feels like a patriotic duty this week, though some anti-xenophobic selections below might help celebrate good news or assuage bad better than others. And if you're a purist stick-in-the-mud allergic to cheese, you might opt to pass on a few. As for "George W. Pussy" and Team America (picked mainly for "America, F**k Yeah," "Freedom Isn't Free," and the Michael Bolton imitation, not all its useless movie-score schmaltz) and Uncle Sam (a/k/a the frequent Voice contributor formerly known as Dick Destiny, responsible for such patriotic anthems as "Red Zone Bar-B-Q [Flat Foot Fallouja]" and "Posing for Pix in Abu Ghraib," not to mention the Angry Samoans update "The Shrub Killings"), a day will come when we look back and laugh. History works like that.


DAVID BOYLE
"George W. Pussy"
(homepage.mac.com/phantroll/.cv/phantroll/Public/davidboyle_gwpussy.mp3-link.mp3 self-explanatory Hammertime-style superfreak-rap single)

MANU DIBANGO
The Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
(World Music Network import '60s–'90s Cameroonian "sax makossa: Afro-avant-garde" and proto-disco reissue)
The Rough Guide to Manu Dibango at worldmusic.net
"Makossa Blow" (MP3 clip)

BAPPI LAHIRI
Presents Bappiwood Remixes
(Bappiwood India-disco album)
"Gori Hai Kalaiya" (Real Player sample)
"Gori Hai Kalaiya" (Windows Media Player sample)
"Pyar Mein Jeena" (Real Player sample)
"Pyar Mein Jeena" (Windows Media Player sample)
"Jeena Bhi Kya Hai Jeena" (Real Player sample)
"Jeena Bhi Kya Hai Jeena" (Windows Media sample)

LO'JO
Ce Soir Là . . .
(World Village French nouvelle ethno-eclectic live album)
worldvillagemusic.com

SAMIRA SAID
Youm Wara Youm
(Mondo Melodia Egyptian pop album)
mondomelodia.com
"Youm Wara Youm" (MP3 clip)
"La Binna Hilm" (MP3 clip)

UNCLE SAM & THE JDAMS
Iraq 'n' Roll!
(Wolfowitz quasi-jingoistic biker-rock EP)
dickdestiny.com
"We Will Not Relent!" (MP3)
"Bad Guys & Gals Boogie" (MP3)

NAWAL AL ZOGHBI
Ellitmane Toh
(Mondo Melodia Lebanese pop album)
mondomelodia.com

AFRICAN UNDERGROUND VOL. 1: HIP-HOP SENEGAL
(Notable/NomadicWax Senegalese hip-hop compilation)
nomadicwax.com
BMG 44, "44" (MP3)
Omzo, Missalu Aduna" (MP3)

BUSH TAXI MALI: FIELD RECORDINGS FROM MALI
(Sublime Frequencies avant-collaged Malian radio-transmission-and-live-ngoni compilation)
Bush Taxi Mali: Field Recordings From Mali at sublimefrequencies.com

THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF BRAZIL: BAHIA
(World Music Network import tropicália/axé/samba-reggae compilation)
The Rough Guide to the Music of Brazil: Bahia at worldmusic.net
Timbalada, "Motumbá" (MP3 clip)

TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE
(Atlantic quasi-jingoistic topgun-rock soundtrack)
teamamericamovie.com

THAI BEAT A GO-GO VOLUME 1
(Subliminal Sounds import '60s Thai post-surf/proto-psychedelic garage-rock reissue compilation)
Thai Beat a Go-Go Volume 1 at subliminalsounds.se
Vichan Maneechot, "Dance Dance Dance" (Real Player sample)
Cat, "Do the Watusi" (Real Player sample)

 
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