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Current Discography, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Winter 2003)
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Compiled by Mercedes Dujunco (New York University)

General | Africa | Americas | Asia & Oceania | Europe

General

Congo to Cuba. cp2002. Putumayo World Music PUT 200-2. One compact disc. Program notes in Spanish and English in container. Afro-Cuban popular music originating from Cuba, Guinea, Benin, Congo, Mali, Gambia, and Senegal. Various artists.

Invocations: Sacred Music from World Traditions. cp1998. Music of the World MOW151. One compact disc. Program notes (20 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Sacred and spiritual music from around the world. Various performers.

Planet Chant. cp2002. Karuna 7930185231-2. One compact disc. Program notes on insert. Chant traditions of various cultures. Various performers.

Africa

Africa: Music from the Nonesuch Explorer Series. cp2002. Nonesuch 79793-2. One compact disc. Program notes and recording details (20 pp.) inserted in container. Music from Africa. Some selections previously released.

African Mbira: Music of the Shona People. cp2002, p1971. Nonesuch 79703-2. One compact disc. Original liner notes and partial translations of the songs by Dumisani Abraham Maraire (16 pp.: ill.). Shona music from Zimbabwe. Played and sung by Dumisani Abraham Maraire, with Nkosana Arthur Maraire, voice, hosho, and Sukutai Laura Chiora, voice.

Batuque et Finacon. cp 2001. Ocora Radio France C 560151. One compact disc. Program notes by Viviane Lievre and Jean-Yves Loude in French with English and Portuguese translations and partial lyrics in Creole with translations or summaries in French, English, and Portuguese (32 pp.: map) inserted in container. Ceremonial music (sambuna) from Cape Verde. Performed by Josefa Mendes Pereira, alias Nha Mita Pereira, lead singer; accompanied by the Batucadeiras Choir.

Burundi: Music from the Heart of Africa. cp2002, p1974. Nonesuch 79706-2. One compact disc. Original liner notes by Warren Weinstein (20 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Folk music from Burundi.

Cape Verde/ Morna, Funana, Coladeira, Music of Sweet Sorrow. cp2001. World Music Network RGNET 1065. One compact disc. Folk music of Cape Verde. Compiled by Phil Stanton from previously released albums. Various performers.

East Africa: Ceremonial and Folk Music. cp2002, p1975. Nonesuch 79707-2. One compact disc. Original liner notes by David Fanshawe (16 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Folk music from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Ghana/Ancient Ceremonies: Dance Music & Songs. cp2002, p1979. Nonesuch 79711-1. One compact disc. Program notes by Stephen Jay. Ghanaian music sung and played by local musicians.

Ghana/Voices of Africa: High-life and Other Popular Music. cp2002, p1969. Nonesuch 79701-2. One compact disc. Program and biographical notes in container. Highlife and popular music from Ghana. Performers: Saka Acquaye and his African ensemble.

Soul Brothers/Township Jive: Urban Dance Grooves. cp2001. World Music Network RGNET 1072. Compiled by Phil Stanton. Popular Music from South Africa. Performer: The Soul Brothers.

South African Jazz. cp2000. World Music Network RGNET 1045. One enhanced compact disc. Jazz music from South Africa. Compiled by Graeme Ewens from previously released albums. Various performers.

West Africa: Drum, Chant and Instrumental Music. cp2002. Nonesuch 79709-2. One compact disc. Program notes by Stephen Jay in booklet. Field recordings of music from Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso. Originally released in 1976 as Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music (H-72073).

Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music. cp2002, p1977. Nonesuch 79710-2. One compact disc. Original liner notes by Paul Berliner (16 pp.: ill.). Shona mbira music from Zimbabwe.

Americas

The Ballad Operas: The Martins & the Coys. cp2000. Rounder 11661-1819-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection). One compact disc. Program and biographical notes by Dave Samuelson and Robert Cantwell, with song texts (38 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Ballad operas and English folk songs. Various artists.

The Best of the Crawfish Years, 1985-1991/Beausoleil. cp 2001. Rounder 11661-6099-2. One compact disc. Liner notes by Dirk Powell. Cajun French songs and zydeco music from Louisiana. Performing group: Beausoleil.

Bluegrass: Lightning String Music from the Appalachians. cp2001. World Music Network RGNET 1059. One compact disc. Compiled by Dan Rosenberg ; mastered by Laurence Cedar; coordinated by Duncan Baker and Alison Smith; sleeve notes by Dan Rosenberg; series produced by Phil Stanton. Bluegrass music. Various performers.

Border: La Linea. cp2001. Narada World 72438-10265-2-6. One compact disc. English and Spanish translations (20 pp.: ill. (some col.)) inserted in container. Popular songs about the Mexican immigrant experience. Sung primarily in Spanish; some sung in Mayan, Zapotec, and English. Performers: Lila Downs, voice, guiro, spoons with various musicians on accompanying instruments.

Classic Ballads of Britain and Ireland, Volume One. cp2000. Rounder 11661-1775-2. One compact disc. Notes by Alan Lomax, Peter Kennedy, and Ellen Harold, song texts, and bibliography (48 pp.: ill.) included. Folk songs of English, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Mostly previously released as analog discs. Various performers.

Classic Ballads of Britain and Ireland, Volume Two. cp2000. Rounder 11661-1776-2. One compact disc. Notes by Alan Lomax, Peter Kennedy, and Ellen Harold, song texts, and bibliography (56 pp.: ill.) included. Folk songs of English, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Mostly previously released as analog discs. Various performers.

Cuarteto Mayari, 1941-1942. cp1999. Harlequin HQ CD 134. One compact disc. Popular music from Puerto Rico. Performed by Cuarteto Mayari.

Cuban Hip-hop All-Stars, Volume 1. cp2001. Papaya Records 2001. One compact disc. Rap music from Cuba. Various performers.

Dominica: Creole Crossroads. cp1999. Rounder 1161-1724-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection). One compact disc. Historical and descriptive notes by Morton Marks and Kenneth Bilby and texts of the vocal works with English translations (30 pp.: ill.) in container. French-Creole folk music from Dominica.

Georgia: I'm Gonna Make You Happy. cp2001. Rounder 11661-1828-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection). One compact disc. Program notes by David Evans and song texts (36 pp.: ports.) in container. Blues, ballads, folk ragtime, and 19th-century dance tunes from Georgia. Various performers.

Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume 4. cp2000. Revenant RVN 211. Two compact discs. One booklet (95 pp.: ports.). Various artists.

In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain/The Carter Family. cp2000. Bear Family Records BCD 15865. Twelve compact discs. One booklet (219 pp.: ill.) with historical notes by Charles K. Wolfe, photographs, and lyrics. Old time music. Performers: A. P. Carter, vocals; Sara Carter, vocals, autoharp, guitar; Maybelle Carter, vocals, guitar, steel guitar, mandolin; Jimmie Rodgers, vocals.

Martinique: Cane Fields and City Streets. cp 2000. Rounder 11661-1730-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection). One compact disc. Program notes by Morton Marks, Keith Bilby, Julian Gerstin and Dominique Cyrille with English and Creole lyrics with English translations, bibliography and discography (40 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Creole folk songs and music from Martinique.

Prince of Song/Ignacio Corsini. cp2001. Insterstate Music HQ CD 168. One compact disc. Tango and other popular music from Argentina. Performed by Ignacio Corsini, vocals; with Armando Pages, Rosendo Pesoa, Enrique Maciel, and others, guitars; track 11 with the band of Roberto Firpo.

Rough Guide to Tango. cp1999. World Music Network RGNET 1030. One compact disc. Program and biographical notes by Phil Stanton and Teddy Peiro (15 pp.: ports.) inserted in container. Tango music and songs from Argentina. Various performers.

Sam's Big Rooster/The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. cp2000. Arhoolie CD 481. One compact disc. Program notes by Duck Baker with lyrics in English and French (14 pp.: ports.) inserted in container. Performed by the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (Marc Savoy, accordion ; Ann Savoy, vocals, guitar ; Michael Doucet, fiddle) ; other accompanying artists.

Saraca: Funerary Music of Carriacou. cp2000. Rounder 11661-1726-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection). One compact disc. Program notes by Morton Marks & Keith Bilby with English and Creole lyrics (English translations as necessary), bibliography and discography (34 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Funeral rites and ceremonies, folk songs and music from Carriacou Island, Grenada.

The Tijuana Sessions, Volume 1/Nortec Collective. cp2001. Palm CD 2045-2. Underground dance music from Tijuana, Mexico. Various artists.

Tombstone Feast: Funerary Music of Carriacou. cp2001. Rounder 11661-1627-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection). One compact disc. Program notes by Morton Marks, Keith Bilby, Winston Fleary, Lorna McDaniel & Donald R. Hill with English and Creole lyrics with English translations as necessary, bibliography and discography (24 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Funeral rites and ceremonies, song, and music from Carriacou Island, Grenada.

Trinidad: Carnival Roots. cp2000. Rounder 11661-1725-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection). One compact disc. Program notes by Morton Marks & Keith Bilby with English and Creole lyrics (English translations as necessary), bibliography and discocgraphy (36 pp.: ill., map) inserted in container. Songs and music from Trinidad and Tobago. Various performers.

World of Cuban Music: Santeros y Salseros. cp1997. RealRhythm Records RR 59712. One compact disc. Cuban popular and traditional music. Performers: Carlos Aldama; Grupo Oba-Illu; Orquesta Hermanos Izquierdo; Sonora Sontanera; Grupo Palmas y Canas; Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro; and Conga Habanera.

Yoruba/Dahomean Collection: Orishas Across the Ocean. cp1998. Rykodisc 10405. One compact disc. Field recordings made by Melville Herskovits, Josefina Tarafa, Juan Liscano, and Laura Boulton. Ritual songs and drumming from four religions of the Yoruba/ Dahomean diaspora: Haitian Vodou, Brazilian Candomble, Cuban Santeria, and Trinidadian Shango.

Asia and Oceania

A Better Destiny/Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali. cp2001. Real World 7243-8-10618-2-4. One compact disc. English translation of lyrics inserted in container. Sufi music from Pakistan. Performed by Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali: Rizwan Mujahid Ali Khan, Muazzam Mujahid Ali Khan, lead vocals; Rahat Ali Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, harmonium; Zafar Ali Khan, tablas; Asuf Maqbool Chishti, Aurangzaib Ali Khan, Zubair Ali Khan, Mushtaq Firoz, Fazal Miran, singers.

Afghanistan. cp2000. Sunset France SA 141052. One compact disc. Traditional Afghan instrumental music.

Anoushka. cp2000. Angel Records 7243-5-56969-2-2. One compact disc. Program notes inserted in container. Hindustani music. All songs composed by Ravi Shankar. Performers: Anoushka Shankar, sitar; Tanmoy Bose, tabla; Barry Phillips, Anthony Karasek, Sukanya Shankar, tamburas; Ravi Shankar, sitar (track 6); Bikram Ghosh, tabla, mridangam (track 5).

Anoushka Shankar Live at Carnegie Hall. cp2001. Angel Records 7243-5-34922-2-9. One compact disc. Program and biographical notes in English inserted in container. Sitar music composed by Ravi Shankar. Performers: Anoushka Shankar, sitar; Bikram Ghosh, Tammoy Bose, tablas; Ajay Sharma, Barry Phillips, Anthony Karasek, Natasha Ahmad, tamburas.

Le Chant de Raga. cp2000. Arion ARN 64520. One compact disc. Brief historical and biographical notes in French and English (7 pp.) inserted in container. Carnatic music. Performers: Damal Krishna Pattamal, D.K. Jayaraman, singers ; I. Sivakumar, mridangam ; Anantha Krishnan, violin ; Iswaran, tambura.

Electric Vindaloo. cp2001. Motel Records ROOM5. One compact disc. Program notes inserted in container. Expanded Indian film music excerpts from the motion picture, Bombay the Hard Way. Various performers.

The Genius of Tejendra Majumdar/Sarod Recital. cp2000. Biswas Records BIS-185. One compact disc. Sarod music from North India. Performer: Tejendra Majumdar.

Kiravani. cp1999. Charsur Digital Work Station CDW009. One compact disc. Brief notes on container. Carnatic music and songs in Telugu. Performers: P. Unnikrishnan, vocal; Embar S. Kannen, violin; Mannargudi A. Easwaran, mridangam.

Music from Afghanistan. cp 2002. Teatro Massimo FTM004. One compact disc. English translation of lyrics inserted in container. Afghan folk music. Performed by Ensemble Bakhtar: Veronica Doubleday, voice, daireh; John Baily, rubab, dutar ; Matthaios Tsahourides, pontic lyra; Yusuf Mahmood, tabla.

Myanmar: Music by the Hsaing Waing Orchestra. cp2001. Auvidis/Unesco D8281. One compact disc. Notes by Jacques Brunet, in French and English (19 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Traditional Burmese instrumental music. Featuring various harpists and the Hsaing Waing Orchestra of Okkalapa, northern Burma.

Nagauta. cp2000. Ocora Radio France C 560144. One compact disc. Program notes in French with English and German translations (20 pp.)in container. Traditional Japanese vocal music. Performed by Ensemble Kineya.

Okinawa: Island Rhythms and Songs. cp2001. World Music Network RGNET 1069. One compact disc. Folk music from Okinawa, Japan. Various artists.

People's Colony No. 1/Temple of Sound and Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali. cp2001. Real World 7243-8-50789-2-7. One compact disc. Sufi music. Performing groups: Temple of Sound and Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali.

Persian Melodies. cp1998. Caltex Records CD 2308 to 2310. Three compact discs. Iranian popular instrumental music. Performers: Parvis Yahaghi, violin; Javad Maroufi, piano; Jalil Shahnaz, taar ; Fazlollah Tavakol, santour; Jahangir Malek, tunbak; and Mansour Nariman, ooud.

Sufi Music: Islamic Mystics Harness the Power of Music. cp2001. World Music Network RGNET 1064. One compact disc. Sufi and Islamic music. Compiled by Phil Stanton from previously released albums. Various performers.

Tuva, Among the Spirits: Sound, Music, and Nature in Sakha and Tuva. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40452. One compact disc. Program notes by Ted Levin, bibliography, discography, and videography (22 p.: ill.) inserted in container. Folk music and nature sounds from Sakha and Tuva. Performed by Huun-Huur-Tu and other performers.

Europe

Band of Gypsies/Taraf de Haidouks. cp2001. Crammed Discs CRAW 24. One compact disc. Program notes by Marc Hollander in container. Gypsy music from Romania.Performed by: Taraf de Haidouks (Neculae Neacsu, Ilie Iorga, Dumitru Baicu, Paul Giuclea, Marin P. Manole, Gheorghe Falcaru, Anghel Gheorghe, Constantin Lautaru, Ionel Manole, Marin Manole, Ion Tanase, Viorel Vlad, Cristinel Turturica) and special guests Filip Simeonov, Tarik Tuysuzoglu, Roger Manole, and the Kocani Orkestar Gypsy Brass Band.

Chants du Centre-Bretagne. cp2000. Ocora Radio France C 582084. One compact disc. Program notes in French with Breton and English translations and texts (32 pp.: ports., music) in container. Performers: Erik Marchand; Thierry Robin.

Cigance/King Naat Veliov & the Original Kocani Orkestar. cp2001. Dunya Records 21750-8031-2. One compact disc. Texts for tracks 2, 7, 9, and 11, with Italian translations, inserted in container. Folk and popular music from the Balkan region. Performed by Kocani Orkestar: Naat Veliov, trumpet, director; Orhan Veliov, trumpet; Hikmet Veliov, tuba; Vinko Stefanov, accordion; Ezgan Dautov, Durak Demirov, saxophone; Mazlum Ramadanov, Dalkran Asmetov, baritone ; Redzaim Juseinov, parkesion ; Ali Memedovski, tarabuka.

Enamorada Madalena. cp 1998. L'empreinte digitale ED 13081. One compact disc. Song texts in Provençal, French and English (21 pp.: ill.) inserted in container. Traditional Provençal songs. Performers: Renat Sette, vocals; Patrick Vaillant, mandolin; Bijan Chemirani, zarb, daf. [ Provencal ]

L'epinette des Vosges. cp 1997. Ocora Radio France C 560122. One compact disc. Historical and descriptive notes and notes on the instrument and the performers in French, English and German (40 pp.: ports.) inserted in container. Traditional music for dulcimer (epinette) from the Vosges region of France. Performers: Jean-Francois Duterte; Jean Ribouillault; and Christophe Touissaint.

Le folk qui chante et qui danse. cp1998[?]. Le Chant du Monde LDX 2741103. One compact disc. French folk music. Performing group: Maluzerne.

Gulfakse/Lars Underdal. cp 1998. NOR CD9827. One compact disc. Program notes and notes on the performer in Norwegian and English in container. Hardanger fiddle music from Norway. Performer: Lars Underdal.

Ilmatar/Varttina. cp2001. Northside NSD6055. One compact disc. Finnish lyrics with English translation in insert. Finnish folk and popular music. Performed by Varttina (Mari Kaasinen, Sari Kassinen, Kirsi Kahkonen, Sirpa Reiman, vocals; Riitta Kossi, accordion; Janne Lappalainen, wind instruments, bouzouki; Pekka Lehti, basses, piano, vocals; Kari Reiman, fiddle, mallets, kantele; Marko Timonen, drums, percussion; Antto Varilo, guitars); with assisting musicians.

Landes de Gascogne. cp1996. Ocora Radio France C 560051. One compact disc. Program notes in French, English and German (28 pp.: ports.) inserted in container. Music for bagpipe, in part with hurdy-gurdy, clarinet or accordion from France.

The Last Balkan Tango/Boris Kovaac & the Ladaaba Orchestra. cp2001. Piranha CIDI-PIR1573. One compact disc. Program insert in English. Balkan dance music. Performed by the Ladaaba Orchestra: Bogdan Rankovic, clarinet, bass clarinet; Goran Penic, accordion; Milos Matic, double bass; Boris Kovac, alto & soprano sax; Istvan Cik, drums, percussion; Olah Vince, acoustic guitars; Nenad Vrbaski, violin.

Musique de Danse Hongroise. cp 2001. Buda Musique 82236-2. One compact disc. program notes in French and English inserted in container. Folk music from Hungary. Performed by Hegedos (Agnes Hesrczku, voice ; Gergely Agocs, voice, flute, cornemuse hongroise, hosszifurugla, taraogato); Tamas Gombai, violin, kontra; Gabor Szabo, violin; Sandor D. Toth, bracsa, gardon; Zsolt Kurtosi, bass, accordion) ; Balazs Unger, cimbalom.

Musique de l'Alentejo. cp1999. Ocora/Radio France C 600008. One compact disc. Program notes in French, Portuguese, and English (27 p.) in container. Folk music from Baixo Alentejo, Portugal. Various native performers.

Rough Guide to Irish Folk. cp1999. World Music Network RGNET 1036. One compact disc. Biographical and program notes (16 pp.: ports.). Irish traditional music. Various performers.

Sicily. cp2000. Rounder 11661-1808-2. (The Alan Lomax Collection). One compact disc. Folk music from Sicily. Various performers.

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