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Favorite ThisTop 10 World Music Superstars curated by David Satori of Beats Antique

Published: October 16, 2015

Editor's note:

Beats BoulderOur continuing series of artist-curated lists has unleashed a really cool concept from one of our all-time favorite artists. David Satori has been a staple in the transformational festival world with his projects Beats Antique and Dirtwire. Cultivating an incredibly unique sound fusing world music with contemporary production techniques, Satori's multi-instrumental talents have captivated audiences around the world.

But where does the wizard seek inspiration and discover all those instruments that we can't even pronounce? It's easy. The guy has an encyclopedic knowledge of some of the biggest world music superstars dating back decades. If there's a neat sound you've never heard before in a Beats Antique song, chances are good that he's culled influence from an incredible act you've never heard of (until today). David was kind enough to put together a list of his Top 10 World Music Superstars for us, and you're about to get your learn on.

You can catch Satori along with Zoe Jakes and "Sidecar" Tommy tonight and tomorrow night as Beats Antique's Creature Carnival descends upon Boulder Theater for a double dose of Colorado action alongside Moon Hooch.

Boulder Theater Night 1 (October 16) Tickets

Boulder Theater Night 2 (October 17) Tickets

10. Dakhabrakha

A experimental folk group from the Ukraine who sing haunting folk melodies combined with cello and powerful drumming. 

9. Huun Huur Tu

Tuvan throat singers that have collaborated with many artists. Amazing overtone singers and folk music. I had a fortunate experience and got to work with on me of the singers named Ondar.

8. Omar Souleyman

Syrian wedding singer gone superstar has brought his unique twist to Dabke, traditional Arabic folk dance, combined with modern electronic production.