The dust hasn’t even settled on the recent decision by The Guardian to anoint Fat Planet as ‘Best Blog for World Music’, and here we are again. Today, news.com.au added their own voice, in an article titled ‘Free music downloads without the guilt’ featuring “the best free music sites from Australia and abroad”. Read the full article on their web site.
Here’s what they had to say:
Best world music:
With such a multicultural mix, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Australia hosts one of the world’s best world music websites. Stuart Buchanan started the blog as an accompaniment to his Fat Planet world music radio program on Sydney community radio station FBi. That was back in 2003, and the blog is now even more popular than the broadcast.
Buchanan is kicking off 2008 with a tour of the world in music, starting in Cuba with a band called Telmary who deliver Havana-based hip-hop. But the site also features a huge catalogue of free music dating back to July 2005, hailing from such diverse locations as Argentina and Algeria and such odd genres as Balkan Hot Step and home-grown “Didjetronica”.