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Songs We Love: Anastasia Tsioulcas' Playlist

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Song Artist Album
King Kunta
Kendrick Lamar · To Pimp A Butterfly
EXPLICIT Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly 3:55
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, B. 178 "From the New World": IV. Allegro con fuoco
Antonín Dvořák , Seattle Symphony Orchestra , Ludovic Morlot · Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "New World" - Varèse: Amériques (Live)
Antonín Dvořák, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "New World" - Varèse: Amériques (Live) 11:45
Amériques (1929 Version by Chou Wen-chung)
Edgard Varèse , Seattle Symphony Orchestra , Ludovic Morlot · Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "New World" - Varèse: Amériques (Live)
Edgard Varèse, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "New World" - Varèse: Amériques (Live) 23:52
African Scream - Marimbas
Dotorado Pro · African Scream
Dotorado Pro African Scream 3:22
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: I. Preludio
Johann Sebastian Bach , Gil Shaham · J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas
Johann Sebastian Bach, Gil Shaham J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas 3:21
Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219: 3. Rondeau (Tempo di minuetto)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Hilary Hahn , Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen , Paavo Jarvi · Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219 / Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.4 In D Minor, Op.31
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hilary Hahn, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Jarvi Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219 / Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.4 In D Minor, Op.31 8:55
One Earth, One People, One Love (from Sun Rings)
Terry Riley , Kronos Quartet · Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Terry Riley, Kronos Quartet Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector 9:00
Argosvinis Moni
Imam Baildi · Argosvinis Moni
Imam Baildi Argosvinis Moni 3:43
Witness
Makthaverskan · Witness
Makthaverskan Witness 3:06
Zoy Zoy
Tal National · Zoy Zoy
Tal National Zoy Zoy 5:17
Malukayi (feat. Konono N°1)
Mbongwana Star , Konono N°1 · From Kinshasa
Mbongwana Star, Konono N°1 From Kinshasa 6:00
An Open Cage
Florent Ghys , Bang On A Can All-Stars · Field Recordings
Florent Ghys, Bang On A Can All-Stars Field Recordings 4:08
Tam e Eshq (The Taste of Love)
Niyaz · The Fourth Light
Niyaz The Fourth Light 5:28
Feeling Good
Ms. Lauryn Hill · Feeling Good
Ms. Lauryn Hill Feeling Good 4:03
Baltimore
Jazmine Sullivan · Baltimore
Jazmine Sullivan Baltimore 5:03
MariKKKopa
Desaparecidos · Payola
Desaparecidos Payola 2:46
Hum Bhi Jaaney
Barmer Boys · At Home: Barmer Boys
Barmer Boys At Home: Barmer Boys 9:50
The Ballad Of George Collins
Sam Lee · Ground Of Its Own
Sam Lee Ground Of Its Own 4:00
Killer Ball
Gesu No Kiwami Otome · Odorenainara Gesuninatte Shimaeyo
Gesu No Kiwami Otome Odorenainara Gesuninatte Shimaeyo 4:49
Nganshé
Mbongwana Star · From Kinshasa
Mbongwana Star From Kinshasa 6:14
Ace of Space
Alo Wala · Cityboy
Alo Wala Cityboy 2:46
Duggu
Madd Again! · Beg Nar Fren
Madd Again! Beg Nar Fren 3:34
Immigrant Child
Shantel · Disko Partizani
Shantel Disko Partizani 4:08
Now or Never
Rachid Taha , Jeanne Added · Zoom
Rachid Taha, Jeanne Added Zoom 4:24
Habibna
Farid El Atrache · Best of Farid El Atrache, Vol. 1
Farid El Atrache Best of Farid El Atrache, Vol. 1 3:46
Jolie coquine
Caravan Palace · Caravan Palace
Caravan Palace Caravan Palace 3:47
Caravan (DJ Smash's Smashish Remix)
Dizzy Gillespie · Re Bop (Remixes)
Dizzy Gillespie Re Bop (Remixes) 5:03
Zrani (Ripening), Op. 34: I. Recognition
Josef Suk , Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra , Kirill Petrenko · Suk, J.: Ripening / Tale of Winter's Evening
Josef Suk, Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra, Kirill Petrenko Suk, J.: Ripening / Tale of Winter's Evening 5:37