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Current Discography, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2000)
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Compiled by Laurel Sercombe (University of Washington)

General | Africa | Americas | Asia and Oceania | Europe

General

Balkans without Borders. cp1999. Omnium OMM 2024. One compact disc. Numerous performers, including Meira Asher & Kocani Orkestar, Reptile Palace Orchestra, Three Mustaphas Three, and the Klezmatics.

People at Prayer/Peuples en priere. cp1999. Unesco/Auvidis D 8108. (Unesco Collection; Listening to the World/A l'ecoute du monde.) One compact disc. Notes in English and French.

Roots: An Introduction to Amiata's Contemporary World Music. cp1999. Amiata ARNR 3098. One compact disc. Compiled by Matteo Silva. Numerous performers, including Los Reyes, Atman Daboa, Criara, Black Bombay, and Lokua Kanza.

Africa

Africa: A Joyous Musical Celebration. cp1999. Putumayo PUTU 151-2. One compact disc. Numerous performers, including Oliver Mtukudzi, Soul Brothers, Afia Mala, and Johnny Clegg and Juluka.

African Ambience: The Ultimate African Dance Party. cp1999. Shanachie 66021. One compact disc. Numerous performers, including Samba Ngo, Masao, and Kanda Bongo Man.

African Troubadours: Best of African Singer/Songwriters. cp1997. Shanachie 64092. One compact disc. Numerous performers, including S.E. Rogie, Hassan Hakmoun, Koo Nimo, and Hamza El-Din.

Bidinte. Kumura. cp1998. Intuition 3256-2. One compact disc. Performer: Bidinte/singer-songwriter from Guinea-Bissau.

Bocoum, Afel. Afel Bocoum 'Alkibar.' cp1999. World Circuit/Nonesuch 79567-2. One compact disc. Produced by Nick Gold. Recorded in Mali.

Cape Verde. cp1999. Putumayo PUTU 156-2. One compact disc. Numerous performers, including Cesaria Evora, Bana, Boy Ge Mendes, and Fantcha.

Diabate, Toumani. New Ancient Strings/Nouvelles cordes anciennes. cp1999. Hannibal HNCD 1428. One compact disc. Music composed by Toumani Diabate. Kora duets performed by Toumani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko.

Diallo, Yaya. Dombaa Folee: Minianka Medicine Music of Mali. cp1998. Relaxation Co. CD 3207. (Healing Music Project.) One compact disc. Produced by Jorge Alfano. Performer: Yaya Diallo/bafoko (healing drum), djembe, talking drum, etc.

Dikongue, Henri. Wa. cp1999. Shanachie 66022. One compact disc. Produced by Manuel Wandji. Performer: Henri Dikongue/guitar and voice.

Drame, Adama. Le Geant du Djembe/The Giant of the Djembe. cp1999. Playa Sound PS 65211. One compact disc. Notes in French and English. Performers: Adama Drame/djembe; other musicians.

Ethiopian Urban and Tribal Music, Volume 1: Mindanoo Mistiru. cp1999. Rounder CD 5152. One compact disc. Recorded in 1971 by Ragnar Johnson and Ralph Harrisson. Notes by Ragnar Johnson. Material issued previously on Lyrichord LLST 7243.

Evora, Cesaria. Cafe Atlantico. cp1999. Lusafrica 74321 65401-2. One compact disc. Notes include texts with English translations. Performers: Cesaria Evora/vocals; other musicians.

Frah, Rakoto. Rakoto Frah: Flute Master of Madagascar. cp1999. GlobeStyle CDORBD 027. One compact disc. Produced by Ben Mandelson and Roger Armstrong. Originally issued on LP.

Koite, Habib. Maya. cp1999. Putumayo PUTU 146-2. One compact disc. Songs written and composed by Habib Koite. Performers: Habib Koite/guitar, vocals; Bamada (ensemble).

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Live at the Royal Albert Hall. cp1999. Shanachie 66023. One compact disc.

Mapfumo, Thomas. Thomas Mapfumo: The Singles Collection 1977-1986. cp1996. ZimBob ZIM-7. (Legends of Zimbabwean Music, Volume 4.) One compact disc.

Mtukudzi, Oliver. Tuku Music. cp1999. Putumayo PUTU 152-2. One compact disc. Performer: Oliver Mtukudzi/vocals and guitar. Music of Zimbabwe.

Mujuru, Ephat. Ancient Wisdom: Songs and Fables from Zimbabwe. cp1998. Latitudes LAT 50616. One compact disc. Performer: Ephat Mujuru/mbira and vocals; Dumisani Maraire/hosho and vocals.

Njava: Vetse. cp1999. Hemisphere 7243 4 99265 2 3. One compact disc. Music of Madagascar.

Tatunane. Tanzanian Beat. cp1997. King KICC 5221. (World Music Library 121.) One compact disc. Notes in Japanese and English by Yoda Hajime. Performers: Tatunane (ensemble).

Toure, Ali Farka. Niafunke. cp1999. Hannibal HNCD 1443. One compact disc. Produced by Nick Gold. Performer: Ali Farka Toure/guitar and vocals.

Vali, Justin. The Genius of Valiha. cp1997. King KICC 5222. (World Music Library 122.) One compact disc. Produced by Hoshikawa Kyoji. Notes in Japanese and English by Suzuki Hiroyuki. Performer: Justin Vali/valiha, kabossy, and vocals.

Americas

Afro-American Blues and Game Songs. cp1999. Rounder CD 1513. (Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.) One compact disc. Edited by Alan Lomax. Originally issued in 1942 on Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress AFS L4.

Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs, and Ballads. cp1998. Rounder CD 1510. One compact disc. Recorded 1933-1939 by John A. Lomax. Originally issued in 1942 on Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress AFS L3.

Allons en Louisiane: The Rounder Records Guide to Cajun Music, Zydeco and South Louisiana. cp1999. Rounder CD 11661-6093-2. Two compact discs (1 audio, 1 CD-ROM). Produced by Scott Billington. Numerous performers, including Beausoleil, Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, and Balfa Toujours. CD-ROM contains interviews, cooking and dance instructions, photos, and a travel guide.

Anglo-American Ballads, Volume One. cp1999. Rounder CD 1511. (Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.) One compact disc. Recorded and edited by Alan Lomax and others. Originally issued in 1942 on Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress AFS L1 .

Anglo-American Ballads, Volume Two. cp1999. Rounder CD 1516. (Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.) One compact disc. Recorded by Alan Lomax, Elizabeth Lomax, Herbert Halpert, and Fletcher Collins; edited by Benjamin Botkin. Originally issue d in 1943 on Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress AFS L7.

Bahamas 1935: Chanteys and Anthems from Andros and Cat Island. cp1999. Rounder 11661-1822-2. (Deep River of Song; Alan Lomax Collection.) One compact disc. Recorded by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle for the Library of Congress. Notes by Ala n Lomax and Guy Droussart.

Black Appalachia: String Bands, Songsters and Hoedowns. cp1999. Rounder 11661-1823-2. (Deep River of Song; Alan Lomax Collection.) One compact disc. Recorded in 1933 and 1942 for the Library of Congress. Notes by Stephen Wade. Numerous performers , including Lead Belly, Sid Hemphill, and Sonny Terry. Includes mostly previously unreleased material.

Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia. cp1998. Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40079. One compact disc. Produced and annotated by Cece Conway and Scott Odell. Recorded 1974-1997. Numerous performers.

Black Texicans: Balladeers and Songsters of the Texas Frontier. cp1999. Rounder 11661-1821-2. (Deep River of Song; Alan Lomax Collection.) One compact disc. Recorded 1933-1934 by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress. Notes by Al an Lomax, Paul Oliver, and Matthew Barton. Numerous performers, including Lead Belly, Henry Truvillion, and Moses "Clear Rock" Platt. Includes mostly previously unreleased material.

Calypso After Midnight: The 1946 Town Hall Calypso Concert, Part Two. cp1999. Rounder 11661-1841-2. (Alan Lomax Collection; Concert and Radio Series.) One compact disc. Edited and annotated by Donald R. Hall and John H. Cowley. Concert produced by Alan Lomax and People's Songs. Performers: Lord Invader, Duke of Iron, Macbeth the Great, and Gerald Clark and His Invaders.

Calypso at Midnight: The 1946 Town Hall Calypso Concert. cp1999. Rounder 11661-1840-2. (Alan Lomax Collection; Concert and Radio Series.) One compact disc. Edited and annotated by Donald R. Hall and John H. Cowley. Concert produced by Alan Lomax an d People's Songs. Performers: Lord Invader, Duke of Iron, Macbeth the Great, and Gerald Clark and His Invaders.

Choose Your Partners!: Contra Dance and Square Dance Music of New Hampshire. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40126. One compact disc. Notes (32 pp.). Includes performances by six New Hampshire dance groups.

Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas. cp1999. Rounder CD 1512. One compact disc. Recorded mainly by John A. Lomax; edited by Duncan Emrich. Originally issued in 1952 as Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress AFS L28.

Dickens, Hazel. By the Sweat of My Brow. cp1999. Rounder CD 0200. One compact disc. Produced by Ken Irwin and Hazel Dickens. Originally issued on LP in 1984.

Mademoiselle, Voulez-Vous Danser?: Franco-American Music from the New England Borderlands. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40116. One compact disc. Notes (28 pp.). Numerous performers recorded in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and easter n New York.

Negro Religious Songs and Services. cp1999. Rounder CD 1514. (Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.) One compact disc. Recorded 1934-1942 by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax. Originally issued in 1943 on Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress AFS L10.

Venezuela y su Folklore: A Taste of Venezuela. cp1997. Agave Music SDL 27039. One compact disc. Notes in Spanish and English. Performers: Grupo Barlovento.

Virginia Traditions: Virginia Work Songs. [n.d.] Global Village Music CD 1007. One compact disc. Numerous performers.

Asia and Oceania

The Baluchi Ensemble of Karachi: Love Songs and Trance Hymns. cp1999. Shanachie 66016. One compact disc.

Banerjee, Nikhil. Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. cp1999. Amigo AMCD 904. One compact disc. Performers: Nikhil Banerjee/sitar; Anindo Chatterjee/tabla. Previously issued on LP.

Birmanie/Myanmar. cp1998. Air Mail Music SA 141026. One compact disc. Recorded by Francois Jouffa. Numerous performers.

Dawn Until Dusk: Tribal Song and Didgeridoo. cp1992. Australian Music International AMI 3003-2. One compact disc. Performers: Adam Plack, Johnny (White Ant) Soames, William Brady, and Luke Cummins. Songs are the heritage of the Ku-Ku Imaji and Ku-Ku Yalanji people of Northern Queensland.

Guha, Subhra. Subhra Guha/Vocal. cp1998. India Archive Music IAM CD 1032. One compact disc. Additional performers: Samar Saha/tabla; Jyoti Goho/harmonium.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Collection, Volume 2. cp1999. Dancing Cat 08022-38046-2. One compact disc. Produced by George Winston. Compiled by Ben Churchill. Numerous performers.

Indonesian Guitars. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40447. (Music of Indonesia: Volume 20.) One compact disc. Recorded and compiled by Philip Yampolsky. Notes (32 pp.) by Philip Yampolsky. Numerous musicians.

Khan, Amjad Ali. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. cp1999. Amigo AMCD 902. One compact disc. Performers: Amjad Ali Khan/sarod; Sabir Khan/tabla. Previously issued on LP.

Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali. Swan Song: His Final Performance. cp1999. Narada 72438-47857-2-7. Two compact discs. Recorded in Pakistan.

Khan, Rashid. Rashid Khan/Vocal. cp1998. India Archive Music IAM CD 1031. One compact disc. Additional performers: A.G. Bandopadhyay/tabla; Jyoti Goho/harmonium.

Khan, Shujaat. Shujaat Khan/Sitar. cp1999. India Archive Music IAM CD 1037. One compact disc. Additional performer: Shyam Kane/tabla.

Lesh, Nancy. Nancy Lesh/Cello. cp1998. India Archive Music IAM CD 1033. One compact disc. Additional performer: Peter Fagiola/pakhawaj.

Music from Yemen Arabia: Sanaani, Laheji, Adeni. cp1999. Rounder CD 5156. One compact disc. Recorded in 1973 by Ragnar Johnson. Performers: Kawkabani Brothers; Hassan al Zabeede; other musicians. Material issued previously on Lyrichord LLST 7283.< p>

The Music of Laos. cp1999. Rounder CD 5119. (Anthology of World Music.) One compact disc. Notes by Alain Danielou. Originally issued as part of the Unesco Collection.

Music of Maluku: Halmahera, Bura, Kei. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways CD SF 40446. (Music of Indonesia: Volume 19.) One compact disc. Recorded and compiled by Philip Yampolsky. Notes (32 pp.) by Philip Yampolsky. Music from islands in the province of Maluku (the "Molucas").

Music of the Gambuh Theater. cp1999. Vital Records VR 501. One compact disc. Notes (20 pp.) by Wayne Vitale. Recorded in the Village Temple of Batuan, Bali. Performers: Seka Gambuh Pura Desa Adat Batuan (ensemble).

Narayan, Ram. Pandit Ram Narayan. cp1999. Amigo AMCD 901. One compact disc. Performers: Ram Narayan/sarangi; Suresh Talwalkar/tabla. Previously issued on LP.

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali. Sacrifice to Love. cp1999. RealWorld 7243 8 47707 2 3. One compact disc. Performers: Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali (ensemble), directed by Rizwan Mujahid Ali Khan and Muazzam Mujahid Ali Khan.

The Roots of Gamelan: The First Recordings, Bali 1928, New York 1941. cp1999. World Arbiter 2001. One compact disc. Notes (27 pp.) by Edward Herbst; transcriptions and notes by Colin McPhee. Numerous gamelan orchestras and performers. Materials pre viously issued by Odeon, Beka, Parlophone, and Schirmer.

Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea: Madang, Volume 1. cp1999. Rounder CD 5154. One compact disc. Recorded in 1976 by Ragnar Johnson. Numerous performers. Material issued previously on LP on Quartz label.

Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea, Windim Mambu: Madang, Volume 2. cp1999. Rounder CD 5155. One compact disc. Recorded in 1976 by Ragnar Johnson. Numerous performers. Material issued previously on LP on Quartz label.

Sakhaline: Musique vocale et instrumentale/Sakhalin: Vocal and Instrumental Music. cp1998. Buda 92721-2. (Musique du monde/Music from the World; Siberie 6.) One compact disc. Recorded by Henri Lecomte. Notes in French and English (31 pp.) by Henri Lecomte. Music of the Nivkh and Ujl'Ta people of Sakhalin.

Seldin, Ronnie Nyogetsu. Makoto Shinjitsu: With a Heart of True Sincerity. cp1998. Lyrichord LYRCD 7443. One compact disc. Produced by Jorge Alfano. Performer: Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin/shakuhachi. Zen meditation music.

Shankar, Anoushka. Anoushka. cp1998. Angel 7243 5 56729 2 6. One compact disc. Produced by Ravi Shankar. Performers: Anoushka Shankar/sitar; Bikram Ghosh/tabla; Arup Chattopadhyay/tabla.

Sharma, Pandit Shiv Kumar. Sampradaya. cp1999. RealWorld 72438-95617-2. One compact disc. Performers: Shiv Kumar Sharma/hammered dulcimer; with Rahul Sharma, Shafaat Ahmed Khan, and Manorama Sharma.

Sridhar, K. K. Sridhar. cp1999. Amigo AMCD 903. One compact disc. Performers: K. Sridhar/sarod; N.V. Murthy/tabla. Previously issued on LP.

Sulawesi: Festivals, Funerals, and Work. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40445. (Music of Indonesia: Volume 18.) One compact disc. Recorded and compiled by Philip Yampolsky. Notes (32 pp.) by Philip Yampolsky. Numerous performers.

Tewari, Laxmi G. Bhajan: A Rainbow of Devotional Songs. cp1998. Svar Sadhana SSCD 102. One compact disc. Performers: Laxmi G. Tewari/voice; Ravi Gutala/tabla; Vivek Datar/harmonium; other musicians.

Tewari, Laxmi G. Morning Glory: Indian Classical Vocal Music. cp1995. Svar Sadhana [n.d.] One compact disc. Performers: Laxmi G. Tewari/voice; Swapan Chaudhuri/tabla; Ramesh Misra/sarangi; other musicians.

Winds of Warning. cp1991. Australian Music International AMI 2002-2. One compact disc. Performers: Adam Plack and Johnny (White Ant) Soames/didgeridoo; other musicians.

Europe

Aldre Svenska Spelman/Swedish Fiddlers from the Past. cp1999. Caprice CAP 21604. (Musica Sveciae: Folk Music in Sweden; No. 26-28.) Three compact discs. Notes by Marta Ramsten. Cylinder recordings of 25 fiddlers made 1913-1920.

Anthology of Macedonian Folk Song 3. cp1997. Mister CD 015. One compact disc. Notes and texts in Macedonian. Songs arranged by Milan Zavkov. Numerous performers.

L'art des cornemuses de Thrace/The Art of the Bagpipes from Thrace. cp1998. Arion ARN 60369. One compact disc. Notes in French and English. Performers: Ianko Atanasov Komitov, Bacil Petrov Vasilev, and Gospodin Stoianov Philipov/cornemuses.

Balogh, Kalman. Kalman Balogh and the Gypsy Cimbalom Band: Gypsy Jazz. cp1999. Rounder CD 5159. One compact disc. Music of Hungary.

Blod, Lik & Tarar/Blood, Corpses & Tears: Visor I Skillingtryck/Chapbook Songs. cp1997. Caprice CAP 21542. (Musica Sveciae: Folk Music in Sweden.) One compact disc. Notes by Marta Ramsten and Eva Danielson in Swedish and English.

Bulgari: Bulgarian Folk Music. cp1999. Latitudes LAT 50613. One compact disc. Performers: Georgi Doichev/gaida; with other musicians.

Bulgarie: Du Danube au Balkan/From the Danube to the Balkan. cp1995. Chant du Monde CDM CMT 274981. (Anthologie de la musique bulgare; 5.) One compact disc. Recorded and annotated by Herman Vuylsteke. Notes (7 pp.) in French and English.

Ar C'hoarezed Goadeg/Les soeurs Goadec/The Goadeg Sisters: Moueziou Bruded a Vreiz/Les voix legendaires de Bretagne/The Legendary Voices of Brittany. cp1990. Keltia Musique KMCD 11/M 307. One compact disc. Notes (15 pp.) by Donatien Laurent and Alan Stivell.

Draghici, Damian. Damian Draghici: Romanian Gypsy Panflute Virtuoso. cp1999. Lyrichord LYRCD 7447. One compact disc. Produced by Randy Crafton.

Instrumental Folk Music from Greece. cp1996. Topic TSCD 915. One compact disc. Recorded and annotated by Wolf Dietrich. Numerous performers.

Latar fran Orsa och Alvdalen/Folk Tunes from Orsa and Alvdalen. cp1995. Caprice CAP 21476. (Musica Sveciae: Folk Music in Sweden; 5.) One compact disc. Notes (14 pp.). Numerous performers.

Legends of the Scottish Fiddle. cp1999. Celtophile CELT 9018. One compact disc. Performers: John Cunningham, Jerry Holland, Aly Bain, the Tannahill Weavers, and other musicians.

Masters of the Panflutes. cp1998. ARC EUCD 1522. One compact disc. Notes in English, German, and Spanish. Performers: Radu Simion, Fanica Luca, Dorel Manea, and Radu Constantin.

Munspel & Handklaver/Harmonica & Accordion. cp1995. Caprice CAP 21482. (Musica Sveciae: Folk Music in Sweden; 7.) One compact disc. Compiled and annotated by Marta Ramsten, Gunnar Ternhag, and Bo Nyberg. Numerous performers.

Musiques traditionnelles/Traditional Music: Ukraine. cp1998. Ethnic B 6871. Two compact discs. Texts in Ukrainian, French, and English. Numerous performers.

Muzsikas. The Bartok Album. cp1999. Hannibal HNCD 1439. One compact disc. Performers: Marta Sebestyen/voice, recorder; Alexander Balanescu/violin; Muzsikas (ensemble); other musicians.

Northumberland Rant: Traditional Music from the Edge of England. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40473. One compact disc. Notes (36 pp.). Instrumental recordings made 1954-1998. Numerous performers, including Billy Pigg, Jack Armstrong, Willie Taylor, and the High Level Ranters.

Ra Da Bang: Pfyffer und Tamboure an der Basler Fasnacht/ Carnival of Rhythm. cp1997. Winter & Winger 910 020-2. One compact disc. Produced by Stefan Winter. Recorded in Basel, Switzerland during Fasnacht (Carnival), February 1997.

Roumanie/Romania. cp1997. Air Mail Music SA 141009. One compact disc. Folk music from Bihor, Moldavie, Banat, Dobroudja, and the D'Oltenie region.

Varis, Tapani. Jews Harp. cp1998. NorthSide NSD 6011. One compact disc. Includes traditional tunes from Finland and Norway and original compositions.

Visor & Latar fran Bohuslan/Folk Songs & Tunes from Bohuslan. cp1997. Caprice CAP 21543. (Musica Sveciae: Folk Music in Sweden; 20.) One compact disc. Notes by Marta Ramsten. Numerous performers.

Voches de Sardinna: Tenore e Cuncordu de Orosei. cp1998. Winter & Winter 910 023-2. Two compact discs. Produced by Stefan Winter. Contents: Tenore de Orosei (disc 1): Amore Profundhu; Cuncordu de Orosei (disc 2): Miserere.

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