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2011 Best Music Poll Winners
BEST MUSIC POLL > BOSTON

World

Guy Mendilow Band


Guy Mendilow Band

Using Boston as his base, Mendilow has traveled the world, not just collecting songs but studying them closely. Israel, North Africa, South Africa, and South America — working and living in these varied communities, he's picked up a whole bag of tricks and turned it into original music, cross-pollinating styles and instrumentation. These days he's touring with "The Ladino Project" — a collection drawn from the 15th-century diaspora of Sephardic Jews from Spain through Europe, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. There's a bit of an Arabic cast, a bit of Eastern Europe, fiddle, dulcimer, hand drums, a mix of singers, and Mendilow's signature one-string-berinbow — it sounds ancient, modern, and not quite like anything you've heard before.

RUNNERS-UP:
2. Zili Misik
3. Newpoli
4. Debo Band

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