I usually steer clear of world music, mostly due to ignornace - I am just not very hip to what is good and what isn't and it's a pretty intimidatingly large genre. But every once in awhile I stumble across a world music band that I fall in love with. That's what happened wiwth Staff Benda Bilili before I ever heard a single note. Check out this bio, it's unreal:
Amazing, no? Their heartwarming story makes this beautiful music all that much more irresistable. Here is a song off of their 2009 release Tres Tres Fort.
* 'Polio' MP3