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Current Discography, Vol. 45, No. 1 (Winter 2001)
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Compiled by Laurel Sercombe (University of Washington)

General | Africa | Americas | Asia & Oceania | Europe

General

Absolute World: The Best of Contemporary World Music from Alula Records. cp1999. Alula ALU 1015. One compact disc. Numerous performers.

Diawara, Djeli Moussa and Bob Brozman. Ocean Blues from Africa to Hawaii. cp2000. Celluloid 67022-2. One compact disc. Performers: Djeli Moussa Diawara/kora; Bob Brozman/guitar.

Luaka Bop: Zero Accidents on the Job, 10th Anniversary. cp2000. Luaka Bop 72438 48922-2. Two compact discs. Numerous performers.

Trance: Authentic Trance Music from Sacred Traditions. cp1999. Ellipsis Arts CD 4340. Three compact discs. Previously issued separately as Trance 1, Trance 2, and Trance 3. Numerous performers.

Voices of the Real World: Various Artists. cp2000. Real World 72438-48119-2-1. One compact disc. Numerous performers.

Africa

Addy, Mustapha Tettey. Smart Boys. [n.d.] WeltWunder CD 117-2. One compact disc. Performers: Mustapha Tettey Addy/master drummer; Obonu Drummers.

Ade, King Sunny. Merciful God & Baba Moke Pe O. cp1999. Nigeria Limited MDCD 012. (King Sunny Ade Classics Volume 6.) One compact disc. Juju music from Nigeria.

Ade, King Sunny. Seven Degrees North. cp2000. Mesa 91100-2. One compact disc. Juju music from Nigeria.

Africa Today: Best of Contemporary African Folk Music. cp1999. ARC Music EUCD 1538. One compact disc. Notes in English, German, and Spanish. Six South African groups perform "Zulu folk, Shangaan, Zulu soul, and Sotho."

Ahmed, Mahmoud. Mahmoud Ahmed 1973: Almaz. cp1999. Buda 82979-2. (Ethiopiques, Volume 6.) One compact disc. Notes by Francis Falceto and texts.

Angola 70's: 1972-1973. cp2000. Buda CD 82992-2. One compact disc. Notes (32 pp.) by Arriscado and Ariel de Bigault in English, French, and Portuguese. Numerous performers.

Angola 70's: 1974-1978. cp2000. Buda CD 82993-2. One compact disc. Numberous performers.

Chiwoniso. Ancient Voices. cp2000. Tinder 42859372. One compact disc. Performers: Chiwoniso/vocals; with other musicians. Music of Zimbabwe.

Diabate, Mamadou. Tunga. cp2000. Alula ALU 1019. One compact disc. Performers: Mamadou Diabate/kora; with other musicians. Music of Mali.

Doumbia, Nahawa. Yaala. cp2000. Cobalt 09296-2. One compact disc. Produced by Philippe Conrath. Performers: Nahawa Doumbia/vocals; with other musicians. Music of Mali.

Ethiopian Urban and Tribal Music, Volume 2: Gold from Wax. cp1999. Rounder CD 5153. One compact disc. Recorded by Ragnar Johnson and Ralph Harrisson in 1971. Notes [9 pp.] by R. Johnson. Originally issued on Lyrichord LLST 7244.

Faye, Babacar. Sing Sing. cp1999. Jololi 7243 8469312 1. One compact disc. Produced by Andy Shafte and Boubacar N'Dour. Performers: Babacar Faye; with other musicians.

Koité, Habib and Bamada. Muso Ko. cp1999. Alula ALU 1016. One compact disc. Notes and texts with English translations. Performers: Habib Koite/guitar and vocals; Bamada (ensemble). Popular music from Mali.

Lô, Cheikh N'Digël. Bambay Gueej. cp1999. World Circuit WCD 0057. One compact disc. Produced by Nick Gold and Youssou N'Dour.

Makeba, Miriam. Homeland. cp2000. Putumayo PUTU 164-2. (Putumayo Artists.) One compact disc. Produced by Cedric Samson. Performers: Miriam Makeba/vocals; with other musicians.

Mtukudzi, Oliver. Paivepo. cp2000. Putumayo PUTU 168-2. One compact disc. Produced by Steve Dyer. Performers: Oliver Mtukudzi/vocals; with other musicians.

Nass Marrakech. Sabil 'a' Salaam. cp2000. Alula ALU 1021. One compact disc. Produced by Florenci Mas and Moulay M'Hamed Ennaji. Performers: Nass Marrakech (ensemble).

N'Diaye, El Hadj. Thiaroye. [1997?] Siggi Musique SM 1033/ND 212. One compact disc. Produced by Sophie Bachelier. Notes and texts in French and English (27 pp.). Performers: El Hadj N'Diaye/guitar and vocals; with other musicians.

Saho, Yan Kuba. Kora Music from Gambia. cp1998. Latitudes LAT 50611. One compact disc. Performers: Yan Kuba Saho/kora, vocals; Bintu Suso Saho/vocals.

Tama. Nostalgie. cp1999. Real World CDRW80 7243-8-47738- 2-3. One compact disc. Notes [12 pp.). Performers: Tama (trio): Tom Diakite/n'goni, vocals, etc.; Djanuno Dabo/percussion; Sam Mills/guitar; with other musicians.

Traore, Rokia. Wanita. cp2000. Label Bleu LBLC 2574. One compact disc. Notes and texts (34 pp.) by Luigi Elongui. Music of Mali.

Americas

Afroamérica. Cuba: Chants et rythmes afrocubains/Cantos y toques afrocubanos/Afrocuban Songs and Rhythms. cp1997. VDE-Gallo CD-959. (Archives internationales de musique populaire (AIMP) LIII.) One compact disc. Recorded by Christian Oestreicher and Errol Maibach. Notes (27 pp.) by Helio Orovio in English, French, and Spanish. Performers: Afroamérica (ensemble).

Alfaro, Xiomara. Cuban Originals. cp2000. BMG 74321-75841-2. One compact disc. Performers: Xiomara Alfaro/vocals; with other musicians.

Baca, Susana. Eco de Sombras/Echo of Shadows. cp2000. Luaka Bop 70876-15207-2-9. One compact disc. Produced by Craig Street. Performers: Susana Baca/vocals; with other musicians.

Beaver Chief. Red Cedar Medicine Circle Songs. cp1999. Lyrichord LYRCD 7448. One compact disc. Notes. Performers: Beaver Chief/voice and drum; Jorge Alfano/flutes, drum, and voice; with other vocalists.

Berard, Al and Karen England. Feet off the Ground. cp2000. Swallow SW 6162. One compact disc. Notes [8 pp.] Cajun fiddle tunes.

Caribe! Caribe! cp1999. Putumayo PUTU 153-2. One compact disc. Numerous musicians. Also available on audio cassette.

Carmelina. Totó La Momposina. cp2000. Label Bleu/Indigo LBLC 2516. One compact disc. Produced by Basil Anderson. Performers: Carmelina/vocals; with other musicians.

Casino de la Playa. Cuban Originals. cp2000. BMG 74321-75844-2. One compact disc.

Chepín-Chovén. Chepineando. cp1999. Last Call 3046142. (Lo mejor de la música cubana). One compact disc. Performers: Orquesta Chepin-Choven.

Chériza, Pierre. Tambour Mystère: Haïti -- Musique du vaudou/Haïti -- Music of the Voodoo Cult. cp1999. Buda 92731-2. (Musique du monde/Music from the World.) One compact disc. Notes by Luc Candardjis.

The Conga Kings. cp2000. Chesky JD 193. One compact disc. Produced by David Chesky and Ray Santos. Performers: Giovanni Hidalgo, Candido, and Patato Valdes.

Fire Crow, Joseph. Cheyenne Nation. cp2000. Makoché MM 154D. One compact disc. Performer: Joseph Fire Crow/vocals.

Garzon, Armando. Armando Garzon, with the Quinteto Oriente: Boleros. cp1996. Corason CORA 131. One compact disc. Produced by Eduardo Llerenas. Cuban bolero and son.

Los Guanches. The Corpse Went Dancing Rumba. cp1996. Corason CORA 128. One compact disc. Produced by Eduardo Llerenas. Music of Cuba.

Harpes et guitares du Perou/South America: Peruvian Harps and Guitars. cp1995. Playa Sound PS 65158. One compact disc. Notes in English and French. Additional title: Amerique du Sud. Numerous performers.

Hopi Butterfly. cp1998. Canyon CR-6072. (Canyon Records Vintage Collection Volume 3.) One compact disc. Recorded by Ben Setima in 1967. Hopi Butterfly dance performed by singers and dancers from Hotevilla Village, Third Mesa, Arizona.

Horse, Billy Evans. Billy Evans Horse Sings Kiowa Gourd Dance Songs. cp1998. [s.n.] One audio cassette. Recoded in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Additional performers: Eric Lassiter and Dorita Horse.

Horse, Billy Evans. Kiowa Powwow Songs. cp1999. [s.n.] One audio cassette. Performers: Billy Evans Horse and the Tanedooah Singers.

Huracán de Fuego. Vamos a Darle. cp1999. Intuition INT 3274-2. One compact disc. Notes by Nestor Gutiérrez and texts (23 pp.). Music of Venezuela.

Inkhay. Soul of the Andes. cp1998. Latitudes LAT 50615. One compact disc. Additional title: Strings and flutes from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Performers: Inkhay (ensemble) featuring Pepe Santana/string and wind instruments; Atahualpa Poalasin/harp.

Kiowa: Traditional Kiowa Songs. cp1998. Canyon CR-6145. (Canyon Records Vintage Collection Volume 14.) One compact disc. Includes some material previously issued on Gourd Dance Songs of the Kiowa (CR-6148).

Let Zion Move: Music of the Shakers. cp1999. Rounder 0471/72. Two compact discs. Edited with notes by Roger Hall. Recorded 1960-80. Contents: 40 Shaker spirituals sung and played by Shaker sisters from Canterbury, New Hampshire and Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

Mexico: Rosa de Castilla and Other Songs. cp 2000. Rounder 5158. One compact disc. Recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco. Performers: Judith Reyes, Chabela Villaseñor, and the Solorio-Pulido Sister/vocals; Joaquin Batista/guitar.

Native Music of Northwest Mexico: Tarahumara, Warihio, and Mayo. cp1998. Canyon CR-8001. (Canyon Records Vintage Collection Volume 9.) One compact disc. Numerous musicians.

Negro Work Songs and Calls. cp1999. Rounder CD 1517. One compact disc. Notes and texts (21 pp.). Recorded 1933-1940 in the southern United States and Bahamas by John A. Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, Alan Lomax, and others. Originally issued in 1943 in series Folk Music in the United States, Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress AFS L8.

Norte y Sur, Un Solo Pueblo/North and South, One People. cp2000. Northwest Folklife Recordings NWCD 2000. One compact disc. Produced by Juan Barco. Notes by Juan Barco and Cathy Ragland. Mexican and Chicano musicians in performance at the Northwest Folklife Festival 1997-1998.

Paz, Suni. Alerta Sings & Canciones para el recreo/Children's Songs for the Playground. cp2000. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 45055. One compact disc. Notes and texts in Spanish and English (20 pp.). Folk and game songs from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico. cp2000. Putumayo PUTU 167-2. One compact disc. Numerous musicians performing bomba, salsa, plena, and son.

Traditional Music from Warm Springs. cp1998. Canyon CR-6123. (Canyon Records Vintage Collection Volume 11.) One compact disc. Includes Warm Springs, Wasco, and North Paiute music from the Warm Springs Reservation, Oregon.

Traditional Tohono O'odham Songs. cp1998. Canyon CR-6084. (Canyon Records Vintage Collection Volume 6.) One compact disc. Includes some material previously issued on Papago Dance Songs: An Anthology of Papgo Tradition Music, Volume 2 (CR-6098).

Los 3 [Tres] Amigos. The Master of Mexican Requinto Guitar. Cp1998. Seven Seas/King KICC 5242. (World Music Library 142.) One compact disc. Produced by Hoshikawa Kyoji. Notes in English.

Tribal Gatherings: Native American Inter-Tribal Music. cp1999. Music of the World MOW 154. One compact disc. Social and ceremonial music of the Navajo, Zuni, Pueblo, Cheyenne, Hopi, Kiowa, and Comanche.

Young Grey Horse. Generation. cp1998. Canyon CR-6286. One compact disc. Performers: Young Grey Horse [ensemble]. Pow-wow songs recorded at the 1998 Simnasho [Oregon] Drum Contest.

Asia and Oceania

Anthology of World Music: China. cp1998. Rounder CD 5150. (Unesco Collection; Musical Anthology of the Orient.) One compact disc. Notes (29 pp.). Performers: Li Tingsong/pipa; Zha Yiping/xiao; Fu Xuezhai/qin; other musicians. Includes some previously issued material.

The Chinese Cheng Ancient and Modern. [n.d.] Lyrichord LYRCD 7302. One compact disc. Performer: Liang Tsai-Ping/cheng. Originally issued on LP and audio cassette.

El-Funoun. Zaghareed Music from the Palestinian Holyland. cp1999. Sounds True STA M109D. One compact disc. Performers: El-Funoun (ensemble).

Genggong, Balinese Jews' Harp Orchestra. cp1997. Seven Seas/King KICC 5228. (World Music Library 128.) One compact disc. Produced by Hoshikawa Kyoji. Notes (10 pp.) by Minagawa Koichi in English and Japanese. Performers: Sekehe Genggong Batuan.

Gypsy Music of Constantinople. [n.d.] FM Records FM 1035. One compact disc. Notes [6 pp.]. Music for clarinet, violin, kanun, ud, darbuka, and tef.

Jhaveri, Shweta. Anahita. cp1998. Intuition INT 3509 2. One compact disc. Produced by Lee Townsend. Performers: Shweta Jhaveri/vocals; Jenny Scheinman/violin; with other musicians.

Khaladj, Madjid. Anthologie des rhythmes Iraniens/Anthology of Iranian Rhythms, Volume 2. [n.d.] Buda 92741-2. (Music du monde/Music from the World.) One compact disc. Notes by Makjid Khaladj. Music for daf, dayré, and zang-é saringôshti.

Khan, Ustad Vilayat. cp2000. Ustad Vilayat Khan, Sitar [and] Akram Khan, Tabla. India Archive Music IAM CD 1040. One compact disc.

Khan, Ustad Vilayat and Ustad Bismillah Khan. Uphaar. cp1997. Navras NRCD 0079. One compact disc. Produced by Vibhaker Baxi. Notes [6 pp.] by Neil Sorrell. Live duet performance by Vilayat Khan/sitar; Bismillah Khan/shahnai; with other musicians.

Pamir: Chants et musiques du toit du monde. cp2000. Buda CD 92744-2. (Musique du monde/Music from the World.) One compact disc. Music of Pamir Mountain region of Badakhshan, eastern Tadjikistan.

Sawaku Music of Sarawak. cp1998. Pan Records PAN 2067. One compact disc. Recorded by Randy Raine-Reusch. Notes (11 pp.). Music from the Malaysian state of Sarawak, on Borneo.

Selections from the Music of Indonesia Series. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways SWF 40482. (Music of Indonesia.) One compact disc. Series edited, recorded, and compiled by Philip Yampolsky.

Tingklik of Bali. cp1998. Seven Seas/King KICC 5239. (World Music Library 139.) One compact disc. Produced by Hoshikawa Kyoji. Notes (9 pp.) in English and Japanese. Performers: I Wayan Madra and I Ketut Mudina.

Traditional Music from Korea. cp1999. ARC Music EUCD 1561. One compact disc. Notes in English, German, and Spanish. Performances of several genres, including Sanjo, P'ansori, and Samalnori. Numerous musicians.

Women of Istanbul. cp1998. Traditional Crossroads CD 4280. One compact disc. Produced by Harold G. Hagopian. Notes (40 pp.). Performances by numerous female singers of the 1920s through the mid-1940s.

Europe

Les Accordeons de France/The Accordions of France. cp1999. Arkadia Chansons 75108. One compact disc. Numerous performers.

Albanian Village Music/Musika Fshatarake Shqiptare. cp1998. Heritage HT CD 40. One compact disc. Notes (11 pp.) by Benno Häupl and Paul Vernon. Recorded in Tirana in 1930.

Anthology of World Music: Music from Albania. cp1999. Rounder CD 5151. One compact disc. Recorded by Bruno B. Reuer. Notes (33 pp.). Numerous musicians.

Bulgarie: Traditions vocales/Bulgaria: Traditional Singing. cp1998. Ocora C 600009. One compact disc. Notes (23 pp.) by Rumyana Tsintsarska in English, French, and Bulgarian. Numerous performers.

Classic Ballads of Britain and Ireland: Volume One. cp2000. Rounder 11661-1775-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection.) One compact disc. Recorded 1949-1968. Compiled and edited by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy. Notes and texts enclosed (48 pp.). Additional title: Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Numerous performers.

Classic Ballads of Britain and Ireland: Volume Two. Cp2000. Rounder 11661-1776-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection.) One compact disc. Recorded 1950-1960. Compiled and edited by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy. Notes and texts enclosed (56 pp.). Additional title: Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Numerous performers.

Cox, Harry. What Will Become of England? cp2000. Rounder 11661-1839-2. (Alan Lomax Collection; Portraits.) One compact disc. Recorded in 1953 by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy. Edited and with notes by Peter Kennedy. Performer: Henry Cox/vocals.

The Drones and the Chanters: Irish Pipering. cp2000. Claddagh 83281-2. One compact disc. Performers: Peadar Broe, Willie Clancy, Paddy Moloney, Tommy Reck, Leo Rowsome, and Séamus Ennis. Reissue.

Dutertre, Jean-François. Ballades françaises/Traditional French songs. [199?] Buda 92666-2. (Musique du monde/Music from the World.) One compact disc. Performers: Jean-François Dutertre/vocals, épinette [dulcimer], hurdy-gurdy; with other musicians.

Dutertre, Jean-François. Ballades françaises/Traditional French Ballads: Volume 2. [199?] Buda 92739-2. (Musique du monde/Music from the World.) One compact disc. Performers: Jean-François Dutertre/vocals, épinette [dulcimer], vielle à roue; with other musicians.

Ensemble Mzetamze. Voices from the Black Sea. cp1998. Cross Currents CM 50016-2. One compact disc. Notes by Thomas Häusermann and song texts [14 pp.] in English. Women's ensemble performing music of Georgia.

Heaney, Joe (Seosamh Ó hÉanaí). The Road from Connemara. cp2000. Topic TSCD 518D. Two compact discs. Notes by Fred McCormick and others; portions of texts in Gaelic and English. Songs and stories told and sung to Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger.

Hedningarna. Karelia Visa. cp1999. NorthSide NSD 6025. One compact disc. Produced by Lasse Englund. Notes (24 pp.). Performers: Hedningarna [ensemble]; with Sanna Kurki-Suonio and Anita Lehtola/vocals.

Keane, Dolores and John Faulkner. Sail Óg Rua. cp1999. Shanachie 78027. One compact disc. Performers: Dolores Keane/vocals and bodhrán; John Faulkner/vocals, fiddle, etc.; with other musicians. Traditional and popular Irish tunes.

Khevrisa. European Klezmer Music. cp2000. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40486. One compact disc. Notes (36 pp.). Performers: Khevrisa (ensemble): Steven Greenman/violin; W. Zev Feldman/cimbal; and others.

Klezmer! Jewish Music from Old World to Our World. cp2000. Yazoo 7017. One compact disc. Produced by Henry Sapoznik. Accompanies book by H. Sapoznik of same title (Schirmer). Compilation of mainly 78 rpm records.

Mystic Chants: The Gold Collection, Classic Performances. cp1999. Retro R2CD 40-82. Two compact discs. Contents: CD 1 contains works of Hildegard von Bingen performed by the Coro Hildegard von Bingen; CD 2 contains traditional songs performed by La Voix Bulgare.

Spassov, Theodosii and Nikola Iliev. Na Trapeza. cp1999. Gega New GD 207. One compact disc. Notes (15 pp.) by Mark Levy and Petko Radev in English and Bulgarian. Performers: Theodosii Spassov/kaval; Nikola Iliev/clarinet.

Trallalero Genovese, Volume II. cp1996. Al Sur ALCD 167. One compact disc. Notes (31 pp.) by Mauro Balma in English, French, and Italian. Performers (3 men's vocal ensembles): Aurora; La Concordia Valbisagno; La Giovane Mignanego.

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