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Current Discography, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Fall 2003)
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Compiled by Mercedes Dujunco (New York University)

Editor's note: in order to aid searching, names and terms that have been coded to display diacriticals have been appended to the entry in brackets without diacriticals.

General | Africa | Americas | Asia and Oceania | Europe

General

Salsa Around the World. cp2003. Putumayo PUTU 213-2 CD. One compact disc. Salsa-influenced music from unexpected places. Sung in Greek, Arabic, Hindi, Papiamento, Wolof, Douala, and Haitian Creole. Various performers.

Africa

Chants Soufis du Caire, Egypt. cp1999. Institut du Monde Arabe 321023. One compact disc. Sufi chants from Egypt.

Ethiopique/Ityopiks, Vol. 14: Gétatchew Mekurya, Negus of Ethiopian Sax. cp2003. Buda Records 822562. One compact disc. Popular music from Ethiopia featuring a type of song called shèllela played on the saxophone by veteran saxophone player, Gétatchew Mekurya. Sung principally in Amharic. [ Getatchew shellela ]

Guinée: Musiques des Kpelle. cp1998. Maison des Cultures du Monde W 260086. One compact disc. Historical and descriptive notes in French and English, with song translations (18 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Folk music and songs of the Kpelle people of Guinea. [ Guinee ]

Mali lolo!: Stars of Mali. cp2003. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40508. One compact disc. Program notes by Banning Eyre and Jon Kertzer, with bibliographical and discographical references (32 pp., ports.) inserted in container. Popular music from Mali.

Rough Guide to the Music of Nigeria and Ghana. Juju, Afrobeat, Fuji: Living the Highlife. cp2002. World Music Network RGNET 1075 CD. One compact disc. Program and biographical notes inserted in container. Post-World War II popular music and popular dance music of Nigeria and Ghana, including such genres as highlife, Afrobeat, juju, Fuji, and palm-wine music. Sung in various West African languages; one track in English. Various performers.

Sahrauis: The Music of the Western Sahara. cp1998. Intuition Music & Media 8399. Three compact discs. One booklet (123 pp., ill.). Folk and Western music of the Sahara sung in Spanish.

The Yoruba/Dahomean Collection: Orishas Across the Ocean. cp1998. Rykodisc RCD 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.

Americas

La Bamba:Sones Jarochos from Veracruz. cp2003. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40505. One compact disc. Notes (33 pp., ill.) in English and Spanish by Daniel Sheehy inserted in container. Folk music from Veracruz region of Mexico. Performers: Jose Gutierrez; Los Hermanos Ochoa.

Celebrating Divinity in the High Andes: Music of the Ancash Region. cp1999. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40448. One compact disc. Includes program notes in English and Spanish by Manuel Raez and Raul R. Romero. Instrumental and vocal folk music from the Ancash jurisdiction of Peru. Vocal selections sung in Quechua and Spanish. Various performers.

Chano Pozo: El Tambor de Cuba. cp2001. Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD 306/307/308. Three compact discs. Historical and biographical booklet (143 pp.), rare photos and discography by Jordi Pujol in Spanish and English. Produced by Jordi Pujol. Collection of Chano Pozo's compositions and performances, including some of his unheard recordings and spoken anecdotes. Sung in Spanish, introduced in English. Performers: Machito, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza, and others.

Kingdom of the Sun: Peru's Inca Heritage.cp2003. Elektra/Nonesuch 9 79197-2. One compact disc. Peruvian folk music, principally instrumental. Vocal selections sung in Quechua and Spanish. Originally released in 1969.

Machito, Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Music of Chico O'Farrill. cp1999. Verve POCJ-2774. One compact disc. Program notes by Norman Ganz as well as Japanese and English program credits inserted in container. Afro-Cuban jazz composed and arranged by Chico O'Farrill. Originally released as LP on Clef Records: MG C-689. Performers: Machito and the Machito Orchestra.

Los Madrugadores:1931-1937. cp2000. Arhoolie Folklyric CD 7035. One compact disc. Biographical and program notes by Chris Strachwitz and Zac Salem, and vocal texts with English translations (25 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Mexican-American songs, in part by Pedro J. Gonzalez. Performer: Pedro J. Gonzalez.

Pachuco Boogie. cp2002. Arhoolie CD 7040. One compact disc. Biographical and program notes by Chris Strachwitz and lyrics with English translations (30 pp., ports.) inserted in container. Jazz and popular music from the 1940s by Mexican-Americans.

My Rough and Rowdy Ways: Badmen Ballads and Hellraising Songs. cp1998. Yazoo 2039/2040. Two compact discs. Early American rural music. Various performers. Biographical notes in English inserted in each container.

Piura. cp2002. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40451. One compact disc. Program notes by Manuel Raez, in Spanish with English translation, inserted in container. Field recordings of folk dances and songs from Piura featuring traditional instruments. Produced in collaboration with the Center for Andean Ethnomusicology of the Riva-Aguero Institute of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Vocal selections sung in Spanish. Various performers.

The Real Bahamas, Vol. I and II. cp1998. Nonesuch 79300-2. One compact disc. Historical and descriptive notes by Jody Stecher (17 pp., ports.) instead in container. Folk songs, spirituals, and popular music from the Bahamas.

Times Ain't Like They Used to Be. cp1999. Yazoo 2047/2048. Two compact discs. Vocal and instrumental blues and country music. Various performers.

Asia and Oceania

Arabie Saoudite: Musique de 'Unayzah, Ancienne Cité du Najd. cp1999. Maison des Cultures du Monde W 260087. One compact disc. Program notes include texts with English and French translations. Arabic folk songs and secular chants with percussion accompaniment. Various performers. [ Cite ]

Ca Trù: The Music of North Vietnam. cp2001. Nimbus NI 5626. One compact disc. Program notes and English translations of vocal texts (20 pp.) in container. Folks songs from north Vietnam. Performer: Hanoi Ca Trù Thai Ha Ensemble (2 singers, lute player, drummer).[ Tru ]

Chinese Feng Shui Music. cp2000. Wind Records TCD-3165. One compact disc. Program notes included written in both English and Chinese. Chinese music from Taiwan.

India. cp2002. Rounder Select 82161-1755-2. One compact disc. Program notes by Alain Danielou, Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, and Amy Catlin, English translations of some texts, bibliography, and discography (28 pp., ill.) inserted in container. World Library of Folk and Primitive Music, Vol. 7 (The Alan Lomax Collection). Instrumental folk and classical music, and folk songs sung in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gondi, Tamil, and Malayalam. Various performers.

Jaipur Kawa Brass Band. Fanfare du Rajasthan. cp2003. Kardum/Iris Musique KAR 077- 3004077. One compact disc. Brass band music from Rajasthan. Performers: The Jaipuer Kawa Brass Band; Hameed Khan, director.

Java: Gamelan Music from the Jasmine Isle. cp2003, p1969. Nonesuch 79717-2. One compact disc. Original liner notes by David Lewiston. Recorded in Java by Suryabrata and David Lewiston. Javanese gamelan music.

Madman of God: Divine Love Songs of the Persian Sufi Masters. cp2000. Crammed Discs CRAW 22. One compact disc. Sufi music and Persian songs. Performers: Sussan Deyhim, vocals; Dawn Bukholtz Andrews, cello; Reza Derakhshani, setar, tar, kamancheh, ney; Glen Velez, daf, percussion; Reggie Workman, acoustic bass; and other instrumentalists.

Mahagita: Harp and Vocal Music of Burma. cp2003. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40492. One compact disc. Program notes by Ward Keeler in English (25 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Bibliography and discography (23-24 pp.). Traditional Burmese instrumental music with voice.

Music of Timor. cp2000. Celestial Harmonies 13192-2. One enhanced compact disc. Program notes (23 pp.), including essay by Margaret Kartomi, in container. Field recordings of traditional music of West Timor.

Musiques traditionelle du Sultanat d'Oman. cp1998[?]. Buda Records 92703-2. One compact disc. Program notes in French and English (27 pp.) in container. Arabic folk songs from Oman. Various performers.

South Pacific: Island Music. cp2003, p1981. Nonesuch 79723-2. One compact disc. Original liner notes from the 1981 recording. Recorded by David Fanshawe. Songs and dance music of the Cook Islands, Fiji, and Tonga.

Tahiti.The Gaugin Years: Songs and Dances. cp2003, p1968. Nonesuch 79715-2. One compact disc. Original liner notes from the 1968 recording. Old-Timey Polynesian songs and dance music.

Europe

Afición: Cante Flamenco. cp1998[?]. Buda Records 1979362. One compact disc. Booklet includes the Spanish texts with English and French translations. Flamenco music. Performer: Paco El Lobo, vocals, and various instruments; with assisting instrumentalists. [ Aficion ]

France. cp2002. Rounder Select 82161-1836-2. One compact disc. Program notes by Yves Defrance, with original notes from the LP by Claudie Marcel-Dubois, texts with English translations, and selected bibliography (40 pp., ill.) inserted in container. World Library of Folk and Primitive Music, Vol. 19 (The Alan Lomax Collection). Historic performances by traditional singers and unusual instruments, including the hurdy-gurdy, bouhe and cabrette bagpipes, galoubet, chirula, ttunttun, gralla, and epinette des Voges. Sung in French, Breton, Corsican, Basque, and Latin. Various performers.

Hardanger Fiddle Music of Norway. cp1999. Saydisc CD-SDL 432. One compact disc. Biographical, technical, and historical notes (11 pp.) in container. Norweigian folk music and fiddle tunes, primarily from the nineteenth century. Performer: Knut Buen.

Irish Ceili Dance Music: Traditional Irish Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Polkas and Marches. cp2000. Luck of the Irish/St. Clair Entertainment Group LO132192. One compact disc. Container insert. Folk dance music from Ireland. Performed by Gallowglass Ceili Band and Brian Boru Ceili Band.

Mariana Silva. cp1998. Movieplay Portuguesa FF 17.009. One compact disc. Fados and other Portuguese popular songs originally released between 1961 and 1972. Performers: Mariana Silva, vocals; with (on various tracks) Carlos Goncalves, Jose Alberto, Jorge Fontes, Joao Alberto, Manuel Marques, Joao de Freites, Manuel Martins, Pedro Leal, Francisco Peres, guitars; Vitor Fereira, bass guitar.

Musique d'autrefois /Music of Long Ago. cp1997. Ocora C 600006. One compact disc. Program notes in French, English, and Serbo-Croatian (28 pp.) inserted in container. Serbo-Croatian folk songs and folk dance music. Various performers.

Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. cp2000. Topic Records TSCD 604. One compact disc. Statement of responsibility in container. Produced by Tony Engle and Reg Hall. Irish dance music. Various performers.

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