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.
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The Hidden Gate: Jewish Music Around the World. cp2003. Rounder 1161-5084-2/11661-5085-2/1161 615 083-2.
Two compact discs. Program notes by Dan Rosenberg, inserted; disc one contains
PDF file of expanded liner notes. Jewish and Klezmer music. Various performers.
cp2000. Ellipsis Arts CD 4290. One compact disc. Program notes in English and
original lyrics with English translations inserted in container. A collection
of lullabies gathered along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Sung in the
native tongues of Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, and Morocco.
Music from the Coffee Lands II. cp2001. Putumayo World Music PUT194-2. One compact disc.
Liner notes by Jacob Edgar (20 pp., ill.) bound in container. Popular music
from Africa and Latin America. Various performers.
Passion Planet: Songs of Love from Around the World. cp1999. Juna J2815 CD. One compact disc. Program notes and
excerpted lyrics from some selections (6 pp.) inserted in container. Love
songs. Various performers.
cp2003. Narada World 72435-90071-2-0. Two compact discs. World music.
Previously released selections. Various performrs.
World Music Café, Vol. 2.
cp2002. Blue Flame 398-50502. One compact disc. World beat and underground
music. Compiled by DJ Red Buddha. Various performers. [
cp2000[?]. Buda Records 82983-2. One compact disc. Program notes in French and
English, with lyrics in French and English translation inserted in container.
Popular music from Ethiopia. Originally released 1969-1974. Various performers.
[ Alemayehu Eshete ]
Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony. cp2003. ATO Records 0009. One compact disc. Historical,
ethnographical, and biographical notes S'bu Nxumalo (20 pp., ill.) inserted in
container. South African protest songs ; soundtrack to the documentary, Amandla!
Various performers including Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and Vusi Mahlasela.
Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City. cp2002. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40494. One compact
disc. Program notes by Tom van Buren and texts of the vocal works with English
translations (28 pp., map, ports.) in container. Singing by masters of the
soaring vocal style of jaliya and virtuoso instrumental playing on the bala,
kora, n'goni, tambin, djembe, dundun, guitar, and bass. Featured performers:
Abdoulaye Diabate; Abou Sylla; Keba Bobo Cissoko; Adjaratou 'Tapani' Sissoko;
Mahamadou Salieu Suso; Bah Bailo; Famoro Dioubate.
Bel Ami/Papa Noel.
cp2000. Stern's Africa STCD 3016. One compact disc. Popular music from the
Congo (Democratic Republic). Performer: Papa Noel, guitar, vocals; assisting
The Best of the Classic Years/King Sunny Ade. cp2003. Shanachie 66034. One compact disc. Program notes
by Randall Grass inserted in container. Juju music. Sung in Yoruba. Performed
by Sunny Ade, vocals, guitar; with additional musicians.
cp2001. World Village 498001. One compact disc. Program notes in English,
Spanish, and French on container. Folk songs and folk music from Morocco.
Performing group: Nass Marrakech.
Electric Highlife: Sessions from the Bokoor Studios. cp2002. Naxos World 76030-2. One compact disc. Highlife
songs of Ghana. Sung in Akan, Ewe, Ga, Nzima, or English. Various performers.
cp2002. Blue Monster Records BM 002. One compact disc. Folk music of the Fula
people of Benin and Niger.
Konso Music and Songs/Kirba afaa Xonso. cp2001[?]. Buda Musique 82252-2. One compact disc. Program
notes by Enrico Castelli in French and English, discography, and French and
English translations of texts of the vocal works (28 pp., ports.) in container.
Field recordings by Alemitu Abebe and Enrico Castelli. Folk music and songs of
the Konso of Ethiopia.
Música Andalusí/Escuela de Tetuán Tánger. cp1999. Pneuma PN-180. One compact disc. Program notes by
Omar Metioui in Spanish, French and English, and Arabic texts with Spanish
translation (18 pp.) in container. Arabic songs from Morocco. Performing group:
Orquesta del Conservatorio de Tetuán; Mohamed Ben Arbi Temsamani, director; Abd
s-Sadaq Shqara, cantor. [ Musica Andalusi Tetuan
cp2001. Ocora Radio France C 560159. One compact disc. Technical, historical
and ethnographic notes in French, English and German by Victor Randrianary (32
pp, ill., map) inserted in container. Vocal and instrumental traditional music
of the Merina people of Madagascar. Various performers.
South African Legends.
cp2000. Putumayo World Music PUTU 163-2. One compact disc. Biographical notes
by Jacob Edgar (23 pp., ports.) bound in container. Previously released
material. Popular music from South Africa. Sung in Zulu and English. Various
Tezeta: Ethiopian Blues and Ballads. cp2002. Buda Records 82222-2. One compact disc. Song texts
and biographical, technical and historical notes in French and English by
Francis Falceto (28 pp., ports.) in container. Popular music from Ethiopia.
West Africa: Drum, Chant, and Instrumental Music. cp2002, p1976. Nonesuch 79709-2. One compact disc. Program
notes by Stephen Jay in booklet inserted in container. Originally released in
1976 as Africa: Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music (H-72073). Music
from Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso. Various performers.
Zanzibar: Music of Celebration. cp2000. Topic Records TSCD 917. One compact disc. Program
notes by Janet Topp Fargion and selected lyrics in English translation (15 pp.,
ill.) inserted in container. Folk music from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Various
Alabama: From Lullabies to Blues. cp2001. Rounder 11661-1829-2. One compact disc. Liner notes
by Jerrilyn McGregory and song texts inserted in container. The Alan Lomax
Collection. Original field recordings produced by John A. Lomax and Ruby
Terrill Lomax, assisted by Ruby Pickens Tartt. Folk music from Alabama. Various
Bahamas, 1935. Vol. 2: Ring Games and Round Dances. cp2002. Rounder 11661-1832-2. One compact disc. Program
notes inserted in container. The Alan Lomax Collection. Folk music from the
Bahamas. Sung and played by native musicians.
Ballad Legacy/Texas Gladden. cp2001. Rounder 11661-1800-2. One compact disc.
Biographical and program notes, transcription of interview selections, and
lyrics (40 pp., ports.) inserted in container. English ballads; includes
interviews with Texas Gladden. Performers: Texas Gladden, vocals; in part with
Hobart Smith, guitar.
Ballads: From Her Appalachian Family Tradition/Jean Ritchie. cp2003. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40145. One compact
disc. Appalachian versions of the Child ballads, English and Scotttish
narrative songs collected and published by Francis James Child in the late 19th
century. Performer: Jean Ritchie.
Cape Breton Tradition: Buddy MacMaster. cp2003. Rounder 82161-7052-2. One compact disc. Folk and
dance music of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Performers: Buddy MacMaster,
violin; Mary Elizabeth MacMaster MacInnes, piano.
cp2003. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40134. One compact disc. Program,
biographical, and historical notes in container. Blues music. Various
Cuba Without Borders.
cp2000. Six Degrees Records 657036 1032-2. One compact disc. Program notes on
insert in container. Folk music from Cuba. Various performers.
Deepest Polka: More Dance Music from the Midwest. cp2002 Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD40140. One compact disc.
Program notes (33 pp.) inserted in container. Polkas and dance music from the
American Midwest. Selections sung in Polish, Croatian, Czech, Slovenian,
Finnish, German, Norwegian or English. Various performers.
Festival in Havana.
cp2003. Milestone Records MCD 9337-2. One compact disc. Program notes by Andy
Gonzalez inserted in container. Folk music and folk songs of Cuba. Originally
recorded in Havana in 1955 "under the supervision of Instituto musical de
investigaciones folkloricas." Originally released as Riverside 4005.
Performers: Ignacio Pineiro, arranger, leader; Oscar "Floresita"
Velasco, trumpet; Pedro Mena, quinto; Carlos Embale, lead vocals; Bienvenido
Leon, second lead vocals; Adriano Rodriguez, congas, coro; Oracio Endibo, Ana
Maria Garcia, coro; Giraldo Rodriguez, congas, coro; Pedro Aspirina, congas;
Raul "Nasaco" Diaz, congas, percussion; Gerardo Valdes, Nicholas
Folk Songs for Young People/Pete Seeger. cp2002. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 45024. One compact
disc. Lyrics and narration (21 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Children's
songs and folk songs from the United States. Sung principally in English ; 1
selection in Yiddish, 1 in Hebrew. Performer: Pete Seegers, vocals, narration,
cp2003. Putumayo World Music PUT 211-2. One compact disc. Compas, zouk, and
beguine from the French Creole Caribbean islands of Martinique, Haiti and
Guadeloupe. Various performers.
cp2001. Playasound PS 65251. One compact disc. Program notes in French and
English and vocal texts (22 pp., ill., ports.) in container. Popular vocal
music from Brazil. Performer: Nazare Pereira, vocals ; with assisting vocalists
and instrumentalists. [ Forro! ]
From Paris With Love: The Skatalites. cp2002. World Village 468017. One compact disc. Jaimacan
reggae music.Performed by The Skatalites: Dizzy Moore, trumpet ; Cedric Brooks,
tenor saxophone; Lester Sterling, alto saxophone; Will Clark, trombone; Lloyd
Brevett, double bass; Lloyd Knibb, drums; Devon James, guitar; Ken Stewart,
keyboards; Doreen Shaeffer, vocals.
Grenada: Creole and Yoruba Voices. cp2001. Rounder 11661-1728-2. One compact disc. Program
notes by Morton Marks and Keith Bilby with English and Creole lyrics with
English translations as necessary, bibliography and discography (24 pp., ill.)
inserted in container. The Alan Lomax Collection. Folk music from Grenada.
Indian Songs and Dances of the Southwest. cp2001. Sounds of the World SOW 90199. One compact disc.
Program notes in English by William Hogeland (4 pp.) inserted in container.
Music of Native Americans of the southwestern United States. Various
cp2001. Innova Recordings 547. Two compact discs. Traditional stories and songs
of the Dakotah and Lakotah nations presented by the Mahkato Mdewakanton
Association commemorating the U.S.-Dakotah Conflict of 1862 and the hanging of
the Thirty Eight. Performers: Jerry Dearly, Bain Wilson, George Squirrelcoat,
Mazakute, Colin Wesaw, the Prairie Island Singers, and Mahkato Mdewankanton
Native Music of Northwest Mexico. cp1998. Canyon Records CR-8001. One compact disc. Program
notes in container. Performed by Tarahumara, Warihio, and Mayo musicians,
singers, and dancers from Sonora, Sinaloa, and Chihuahua, Mexico.
Pacantó/Totó la Momposina.
cp2001. World Village 470005. One compact disc. Program notes in French and
English in container. Afro-Colombian traditional music and songs, from the
Atlantic Coast region of Colombia. Performed and sung by Toto la Momposina and
her group. [ Pacanto/Toto ]
Pueblo Songs from San Juan. cp1997. Canyon Records CR-6065. One compact disc. Music of
the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico. Performers: Peter V. Aguino, Juan J. Aguino,
Carpio Trujillo, Joe M. Abeyta, Diego Aguino.
Raíces Latinas :Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection. cp2002. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40470. One compact
disc. Program notes by Daniel Sheehy and bibliographical references (28 pp.,
ill.) inserted in container. Latino roots music from the Caribbean to the Andes
and from Brazil to the American Southwest. Various performers. [ Raices ]
South Carolina: Got the Keys to the Kingdom. cp2002. Rounder 82161-1831-2. One compact disc. Program
notes and song texts (40 pp., ill.) inserted in container. The Alan Lomax
Collection. Folk music from South Carolina. Various performers; in part with
spoken comments and interviews.
Work & Pray: Historic Negro Spirituals and Work Songs
from West Virginia. cp2003. University of West
Virginia Press SA-4. One compact disc. Program notes by Joseph Bundy (23 pp.,
ill.) inserted in container. African American spirituals, work songs, and
ballads. Various performers.
Yaqui Ritual and Festive Music. cp1998. Canyon Records CR-6140. One compact disc. Program
notes in container. Performed by musicians and dancers from Old Paschua
Village, Tucson, Arizona and Rio Yaqui, Sonora, Mexico.
Asia and Oceania
Before the Revolution:
A 1909 Recording Expedition in the Caucasus and Central Asia by The
Gramophone Company. cp2002. Topic Records TSCD 921. One compact disc. Folk
music from countries in the Russian Federation including Georgia, Azerbaijan,
Armenia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan as well as Afghanistan. Various performers.
Union Square Music MANTCD 041. One compact disc. Popular music by Punjabi musicians
living in Great Britain. Lyrics in Punjabi and English in container.
Bhangra: Original Punjabi Pop. cp2003. ARC Music EUCD 1795. One compact disc. Notes in
English, German, French and Spanish on insert. Punjabi pop music of India.
Performed by Jasbir Jassi; Ashok Masti; Jaspinder Narula; Ashoo Punjabi;
Rajinder Raina; Preet Brar; and Simran & Tripat.
Bombay Bhangra Club: Essential Club Tunes. cp2003. Black Flame 88172. One compact disc. Bhangra music
from India. Various artists.
Ecstatic Dances of the Whirling & Howling Dervishes of
Turkey and Syria. cp2000. ARC Music EUCD 1580. One
compact disc. Sufi music from Turkey and Syria.
Endless Songs from Bhutan/Jigme Drukpa. cp1998. Grappa Musikforlag HCD 7143. One compact disc.
Program notes by the performer, biographical notes on the performer, and lyrics
with English translations (12 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Primarily
traditional vocal and instrumental zhung-dra and bo-dra folk music from Bhutan.
Performer: Jigme Drukpa.
Hawa Hawa/Shujaat Husain Khan. cp2003. World Village 468022. One compact disc. Program
notes and English translations of vocal texts (8 pp., ill.) in container.
Hindustani music and Punjabi folk songs. Performer: Shujaat Husain Khan, sitar,
vocals; with percussion accompaniment.
Healing, Feasting, and Magical Ritual: Songs & Dances
from Papua New Guinea. cp2001. Topic Records TSCD 918.
One compact disc. Program notes (23 pp., ill.) by John Thornley inserted in
container. Folk and dance music of Papua New Guinea. From the International
Music Collection of the British Library National Sound Archive. Sung in various
Papua New Guinean languages.
The Legendary Fairuz.
cp1997. Hemisphere 7243-8-23572-2-3. One compact disc. Program notes by Gerald
Seligman in English on insert. Popular music from Lebanon. Performer: Fairuz,
vocals; with vocal and instrumental accompaniment.
The Moken: Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea. cp2001. Topic Records TSCD 919. One compact disc. Program
notes by Tom Vater (15 pp., ports.) inserted in container. Additional notes and
map on container. Songs of the Moken of Ko Surin island of Thailand and Burma,
some with drum accompaniment.
The Music of Kyrgyzstan.
cp2001. ARC Music EUCD 1689. One compact disc. Technical, historical, and
ethnographic notes in various languages inserted in container. Folk music of
Kyrgyzstan. Performed by Kambarkan Folk Ensemble.
Noor Jahan: Classical Songs and Music. cp2003, p2001. World Village 479012. One compact disc.
Music of North India and Pakistan. Performers: Ustad Gulam Hassan Shagan,
voice; Qadir Shagan, voice, harmonium; Sajjat Ali Khan, tablas; Mazhar Hassan,
harmonium; Azhar Hassan, tambura.
La nouvelle voix du qawwali. cp2002. World Village 479001. One compact disc. Qawwali
music from Pakistan. Performer: Faiz Ali Faiz with accompanying musicians.
Ragas on Hansa Veena/Barun Kumar Pal. cp200[?]. Biswas Records BIS 227. One compact disc. Indian
classical music. Performers: Barunkumar Pal, hansa veena; Sandip Bannerjee,
tabla; Somenath Bhattacharya, tambura.
The Spellbinding Piano of Burma. cp1998. Shanachie 66007. One compact disc. Traditional
Burmese music featuring on the piano. Performed by U Yee New.
Women's Songs from India.
cp2000. Rounder 82161-5040-2. One compact disc. Notes by Edward O. Henry, and
vocal texts in English translation (14 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Songs
from Bihar, India. Sung in Bhojpuri and Maithili. Various performers.
Emil Bruh: Klezmer Violinist and Instrumental Ensemble. cp2003. Global Village Music CD 102. One compact disc.
Reissue of 1950s recordings. Klezmer music.
cp2002. Rounder 82161-1763-2. One compact disc. Liner notes by Maria Gutierrez,
song notes by Alan Lomax, and technical notes by Judith R. Cohen laid in
container. The Alan Lomax collection. Folk songs and music from Spain.
cp2003. Times Square Records. TSQ CD 9033. One compact disc. Lyrics (in
Portuguese and English) on insert in container. Folk songs from Portugal.
Performer: Mariza, vocals; with instrumental accompaniment.
Fado: Exquisite Passion.
cp2003. Narada Productions 72435-84104-2-6. One compact disc. Program notes
inserted in container. Folk songs from Portugal. Various performers.
The Horse is Galloping, the Bells are Ringing: Songs from
the Arkhangelsk, Pskov and Vitebsk Regions.
cp1999. Boheme Music CDBMR 906064. One compact disc. Program notes in Russian,
with partial English translation, and song texts in Russian (6 pp.), inserted
in container. Russian folk songs. Various performers.
Jardines de Jazmín/Al Turath Ensemble. cp2001. Pneuma PN-310. One compact disc. Program notes in
Spanish and English, and Arabic texts with Spanish and English translations (19
pp.) in container. Arabic songs and music from Aleppo, Syria. Performing group:
Al Turath Ensemble; Mohamed Hammadye, director. [
Liguria: Polyphony of Ceriana. cp2002. Rounder 82161-1817-2. One compact disc. Program
notes, texts with English translations, bibliography, and discography (30 pp.,
ill.) inserted in container. Folk music from Italy. Various performers.
cp2001. Ark21 Records 186-850-034-2. One compact disc. Produced by Gerald
Seligman, Miles Copeland and Steve Tannett. Folk music of Greece. Various
Past Masters of the Irish Fiddle. cp2001. Topic Records TSCD 605. One compact disc. A
collection of Irish fiddle music re-mastered from rare 78 rpm records. Various
World Village 468015. One compact disc. Folk music from Ireland. Performing
Singalong Songs from Scotland/The Singing Kettle. cp2003. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 45057. One compact
disc. Program notes, song texts, performer biographies and history of the
record label included in container insert. Produced and compiled by Artie
Trezise and Stephanie Smith. Scottish and English children's songs. Performing
group: The Singing Kettle (Cilla Fisher, Artie Trezise, vocals; Gary Coupland,
harmonies); with accompanying musicians.
Songs from Aberdeenshire/John Strachan. cp2002. Rounder 82161-1835-2. One compact disc. Program
notes and vocal texts (38 pp., ports.) in container. Folk songs from Scotland.
Performer: John Strachan.
Yeux Noirs Live.
cp2003. World Village 468019. One compact disc. Program notes inserted in
container. Klezmer music. Performing group: Yeux Noirs.
Yiddish Songs/Chava Alberstein. cp1999. Hemisphere 7243-5-20514-2-7. Program notes and
song summaries (5 pp.) in container. Folk songs and popular music in Yiddish.
Performer: Chava Alberstein, vocals, with instrumental accompaniment.