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Songs For The Week

AWOPBAMBOOM Vol. 52: Music 4 Music People

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From Sketchy Bongo to Skateboard P… here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week:

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Charlie Puth, “One Call Away”

Puth burst onto the scene after collaborating with Wiz Khalifa on“See You Again,” the “Fast and Furious” ode to Paul Walker.  We like the smoothness of Puth’s vocals. Kinda warms the heart, doesn’t it?

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Sketchy Bongo

We now switch things up with the electronic stylings of South African DJ Sketchy Bongo.

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Grace Davies

We loved Davies’ cover of Adele’s “Hello” so much we couldn’t resist featuring her four track EP and single “Ghosts.” Needless to say, we’re fans. How ’bout you?

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TiMO ODV, “Save Me”

Ready to spin around in circles? You will be, after hearing this fun dance track.

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Noura Mint Seymali, “Tzenni”

Flamenco guitar accompaniment with rich Arabic rhythms. It’s time for “Tzenni”!

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Nathi, “Nomvula”

In Zulu, Nomvula means the “mother of the rains.” The song is a breath of fresh air.

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Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell, “WTF”

No, not that WTF! “Where They From” is the latest hit from Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliot and Skateboard P.

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).