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Current Discography, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Fall 2004)
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Compiled by John Vallier (UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive)

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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General

Crossing Borders. cp2001. ARC Music Productions. EUCD 1660. Compact disc. Global jazz-fusion. Performed by Trilok Gurtu, Re-Orient, Atzilut, Nour-Eddine, Ravi, Hossam Ramzy, Jason Carter, Oliver Shanti, Sirocco, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Larry Coryell, and others.

Love Songs of the World. cp2002. ARC Music. EUCD1699. Compact disc. Notes in English, Spanish, German and French on insert. Lyrics in the original languages and translated into English on insert. Love songs from Bulgaria, Ireland, Portugal, Turkey, Hungary, Scotland, Macedonia, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt and Israel performed by various artists in their native languages. Various performers.

Music! 100 recordings, 100 years of the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv, 1900-2000. cp2000. Wergo. SM 1701 2, SM 1702 2, SM 1703 2, and SM 1704 2. Four compact discs. One booklet notes (284 pp., il.). Museum collection Berlin Contents: CD 1. Wax cylinder recordings, 1893-1954. CD 2. Tape recordings, monophonic, 1951-1974. CD 3. Tape recordings, stereophonic (field), 1967-2000. CD 4. Tape recordings, stereophonic (concert), 1973-2000. Numerous performers.

Music Resources for Multicultural Perspectives. cp1998. Music Educators National Conference. Two compact discs. Excerpts of traditional music from North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Compiled by William M. Anderson & Patricia Shehan Campbell. Numerous artists.

Women's Work. cp1996. Putumayo World Music. PUTU128-2. One compact disc. Biographical and program notes inserted in container. Compiled from previously released material. Produced by Dan Storper. Folk infused pop music performed by contemporary female singer-songwriters. Various artists.

World Lounge. cp2002. Putumayo World Music. PUTU198-2 CD. One compact disc. Compiled from previously released material. Down-tempo world music infused electronica. Various artists.

Africa

Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda. cp2003. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW CD 40504. Compact disc. Lullabies, political songs, children's songs, religious rituals, hymns, and celebratory music. Program notes by Jeffrey A. Summit in English (30 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Compiled and annotated by Jeffrey A. Summit. Sung in Luganda, Lusoga, Lunyole, English, and Hebrew. Various artists.

African Rap. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1126CD. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Compilation from previously released material. Series produced by Phil Stanton; compiled by Graeme Ewens. Includes rap music from Gambia, Mali, and Senegal. Artists include Unsung Heroes & Ty, feat. Breis; Prophets Of Da City; Manu Dibango feat. Mc Mell'O'; Positive Black Soul; X Plastaz; Reggie Rockstone; Mabulu; Kalamashaka; Das Primeiro, feat. Dhamn 'A' Rush; Pee Froiss; Trybe; Hard Blasters; K-Melia; Tata Pound.

Afro-Cuba. cp2001. World Music Network. RGNET1070CD. Compact disc. Performer, historical and program notes in container. Compilation from previously released material. Performed by Cheikh Lo, Africando, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Cuarteto Patria & Manu Dibango, Orchestra Baobab, Super Cayor De Dakar, Sierra Maestra, Septeto, and Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro. [ Pineiro ]

Ari Polyphonies. cp2002. Ocora Radio France. C 560174. Compact disc. Notes by Thierry Fournel in French with English translation (24 p. : ill., map) in container. Vocal and instrumental polyphonic music of the Ari people of northwestern Ethiopia. Recorded 2000-2001. Various artists.

Ethiopia. cp 2004. World Music Network. RGNET1124CD. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Compilation from previously released material. Series produced by Phil Stanton and compiled by Francis Falceto. Various artists.

Ethiopiques 1: Golden years of modern Ethiopian music, 1969-1975. cp 1997. Buda Musique, 82951-2. Compact disc. Notes by Francis Falceto, in French with English translation (27 pp.) inserted in container. Recordings originally produced for the Amha Records label. Sung principally in Amharic. Ethiopian pop music. Artists inlcude Girma Bèyènè, Mulatu Astatqè, Fèqadè Amdè Mesqel, Tesfa Maryam Kidané, Muluqèn Mèllèssè, Mahmoud Ahmed, Sèyfu Yohannès, Tèshomè Meteku, Gètatchèw Kassa, Tilayé Gèbrè, and others. [ BeyeneAstatqeFeqade Amde Kidane Muluqen MellesseSeyfu Yohannes Teshome Getatchew Tilaye Gebre]

Ethiopiques 2: Techawat! Urban Azmaris of the 90s. cp2000. Buda Musique. 82952-2. Compact disc. Historical and biographical notes in French and English (22 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Ethiopian pop music. Artists include Misrak Mammo & Tchista Band, Mèlèssè Bongèr & Tchista Band, Tigist Assèfa, Adanèh Tèka, Malèfya Tèka, Asfaw Kèbbèbè, Zewditou Yohannès, Yèzinna Nègash, Admassou Batè & Tigist Assèfa, Djemil "Jimmy" Mahmed, Mèssètè Asmamaw and Tigaw Bellètè. [ Melesse Bonger Assefa Adaneh Teka Malefya Teka KebbebeYohannes Yezinna Negash Bate Assefa Messete Bellete ]

Ethiopiques 3: Golden years of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975. cp2000. Buda Musique. Buda 82963-2. Compact disc. Historical and descriptive notes in French and English (26 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Recordings originally produced for the Amha Records label. Ethiopian pop music. Artists inlcude Mahmoud Ahmed, Alèmayèhu Eshète, Hirut Bèqèlè, Tlahoun Gèssèssè, Tadèlè Bèqèlè, Teéfèri Fèllèqè, Muluqèn Mèllèssè, le Polic Orchestra, l'Ibex Band, le Police String Orchestra. [ Alemayehu Eshete Beqele GessesseTadele BeqeleTeeferi FelleqeMuluqen Mellesse ]

Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974. cp1998. Buda Musique. 82964-2. Compact disc. Historical and descriptive notes in French and English (18 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Recorded 1969-1974. Artists include Mulatu Astatke, keyboards, with assisting instrumentalists.

Guinea: Polyphonic Songs, Trumpets and Drumming. cp1998. Maison des Cultures du Monde. W 260086. Compact disc. Historical and descriptive notes and information on the instruments with song texts in French and English (18 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Vocal and instrumental music from Guinea. Sung in Kpelle. Various artists.

Highlife. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET1102 CD. Compact disc. Consists of previously released materials. Program notes inserted in container. West African highlife of the 1960s and 1970s, primarily from Ghana and Nigeria Artists include Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, Jerry Hansen & The Ramblers Dance Band, Joe Mensah, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Alex Konadu, E.T. Mensah, Rex Lawson, George Darko.

Jealousy/Progress. cp 2000. Evolver Entertainment. EVL2005-2. Compact disc. Originally released by ZYX Music (2000). Track 1 & 2 produced by Fela Ramsome-Kuti. Track 3 & 4 produced by Tony Allen and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Performed by Tony Allen and the Africa 70.

Kassi Kasse: Music from the Heart of Mali's Griot Tradition. cp2002. Narada World: Hemisphere. 72435-80775-2-0. Compact disc. Traditional music from Mali. Biographical and program notes inserted in container. Primarily sung in Maninka or Bamana by Kasse Mady Diabate.

The Kennedy Center Africa Fête 99. cp1999. Palm Pictures. PALMCD 2030-2. Compact disc. Program notes in container. Compilation of both previously released and new recordings. Includes Taj Mahal with Toumani Diabate from Mali, Senegal's Baaba Maal, ToumaniDiabate with Ballake Sissoko, Kaouding Cissoko, and Oliver Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe. [ Fete ]

Liturgies Juives d'Ethiopie. cp1990. Maison des Cultures du Monde. W 260013. Compact disc. Historical and technical notes in French and English by Simha Arom and Frank Alvarez-Pereyre (14 pp.) in container. Liturgical music from Ethiopia. Recorded in Jerusalem, 1986. Various artists.

Lucky Dube. cp2001. World Music Network. RGNET 1079. Compact disc. South African reggae. Performed by Lucky Dube and various accompanists.

Mali Lolo! Stars of Mali. cp 2003. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW CD 40508. Compact disc. Previously released pop music recordings from Mali (1995-2002). Program notes by Banning Eyre and Jon Kertzer, with bibliographical and discographical references (32 pp.) inserted in container. Traditional/contemporary music from Mali. Sung in Bamana, Bambara, Mandingo, Tamashek and other languages. Artists include the Super Rail Band, Grammy winner Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, and Ballake Sissokoa.

Mariama: Pape & Cheikh. cp2002. Real World/Narada Productions. 7243 8 13257-2 8. Compact disc. Lyrics and notes on container insert. Recorded by Ben Findlay at Real World Studios, England and by Ndiaga N'Dour at Studio Xippi, Senegal. Performed by Pape & Cheikh, with vocal and instrumental accompaniment.

Moffou. cp2002. Decca. 440 016 906-2. Compact disc. Recorded July-Oct. 2001 in Les Studios de la Seine, Studio A, Paris, France. Performed by Salif Keita, guitar and vocals, with accompaniment.

Negus of Ethiopian Sax. cp 2003. Buda Musique. 82256-2. Compact disc. Container notes in French, English and Ethiopic. Previously released material, 1972, with the exception of final song, 1950's. Ethiopian saxophone music. Various artists.

Nothing's in Vain. cp2002. Nonesuch. 79654-2. Compact disc. Lyrics in Wolof, French or English, with English translations, and credits in English (36 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Sung in Wolof, French and English. Recorded principally at Xippi Studios, Dakar, Senegal; additional recording in New York and Paris. Youssou N'Dour, vocals, with accompanying singers and instrumentalists.

Oxfam Africa. cp 2001. World Music Network. RGNET1073CD. Enhanced compact disc. Produced in association with Oxfam and New Internationalist. Notes inserted in container. Compilation from previously released material. Produced and compiled by Phil Stanton. Compiled by Phil Stanton. Artists include Youssou N'Dour, Tarika, Abdullah Ibrahim, Tito Paris, Lucky Dube, Mabulu, Aisha Kandisha's Jarring Effects, Bellemou, Koffi Olomide, and Sona Diabate.

Sacred music of the Moroccan Jews. cp2000. Rounder. 82161-5087-2. Two compact disc. Program notes (20 pp.) by Edwin Seroussi inserted in container. Recorded 1959, Meknes and Essaouira, Morocco. A synagogue service and miscellaneous religious songs -- Andalusian Hebrew music. Various artists.

Specialist in All Styles. cp2002. World Circuit/Nonesuch. 79685-2. Compact disc. Program notes in English in container. Recorded at Livingston Studios, London; additional recording at Xippi Studios, Dakar & Studio Davout, Paris. Senegalese popular music sung in Wolof, with some Spanish. Performed by Orchestra Baobab.

Youssou N'Dour & Étoile de Dakar. cp2002. World Music Network. Compact disc. Compilation by Graeme Ewens from previously released albums. Senegalese popular music. [ Etoile ]

Americas

Argentina. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1119CD. Compact disc.

Compilation from previously released material. Notes inserted in container. Tango, milonga, chacarera and chamamé music. Artists include Adriana Varela, La Chicana, Lorena Astudillo, Hugo Diaz, Caceres, Osvaldo Piro, Roberto Grela, Walter Rios Orquesta, Barbara Luna, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla y Su Quinteto Tango Nuevo, Anibal Troilo, Cuarteto Almagro, Jaime Torres, Beatriz Pichi Malen, Domingo Cura, Antonio Agri, Ricardo Dominguez, Alberto Rojo, and Chango Spasiuk. [ chamame ]

Black Rio: Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980. cp2002. Strut Records. STRUTCD 015. Compact disc. Notes in English and credits on container insert. Selections previously released 1970-1980. Remixed soul and funk from Brazil. Compiled by DJ Cliffy. Artists include Suba, DJ Dolores, Fernanda Porto, Ramiro Musotto, Rebeca Matta, O Discurso, Tejo-Instituto, Loop B, Luiz Macedo, Macumbalada, Funk Como Le Gusta, Rica Amabis, Cila Do Coc, and Claudia Telles.

Border: La Linea. cp2001. Narada World. 72438-10265-2-6. Emigration and immigration songs from Mexico. Performers include Lila Downs, voice, guiro, spoons; with, variously: Celso Duarte, harp, violin, guitar; Chucho Mendoza, Agustin Bernal, bass; Paul Cohen, saxophone, keyboards, clarinet; Carlos 'Poppis' Tovar, Carlos 'Pelusa' Rivarola, Armando 'Pinaca' Espinosa, percussion; Ken Basman, guitar, Gabriel Hernández, piano; Alfredo Pino, trumpet, Aneiro Taño, electric piano; Omar Aran, drums; Memo Diaz, vocals; Rodrigo Duarte, violoncello. [ Hernandez Tano ]

Brazilian Electronica. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET1123CD. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Compilation from previously released material. Brazilian hip-hop, drum 'n' bass, and techno. Various artists.

Central America. cp2001. World Music Network. RGNET1077CD. Pop and folk music from Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize. Artists include Andy Palacio, Titiman Flores, Philip Montalvan, Guillermo Anderson, Mr. Peters and His Boom & Chime, Carlos Mejia Godoy, and Rómulo Castro. [ Romulo ]

Classic Maritime Music. cp2004. Smithsonian Folkways. SFW CD 40053. Compact disc. Seafarer's music with songs performed by Dave Van Ronk, Paul Clayton, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and others.

De Corazon Huasteco: Huapangos con Los Hermanos Herrera. cp2001. Sonbros Records. CD1004. Compact disc. Program notes (4 pp.) inserted in container. Sones Huastecos performed by Macuilxochitl (Los Hermanos Herrera).

De Guantanamo a Baracoa. cp2003. Buda Musicque. 3016794. Compact disc. Booklet in Spanish, French and English. Changüí, nengón, tumba francesa, bembé, and rada music from eastern Cuba. Performed by the group Cumbancha! [ Changui nengon bembe ]

Grow Fins Rarities: 1965-1982. cp1999. Revenant Records. No. 210. Five compact discs. 112-page hardcover book, enhanced CD video, notes by John "Drumbo" French, David Fricke & John Corbett. Southern Californian psychedelic prog-rock. Performed by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band.

Havana & Matanzas, Cuba, ca. 1957: Batá, Bembé, and Palo Songs. cp2003. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW CD 40434. Compact disc. Program notes by Morton Marks, with bibliography and discography (24 pp., ill.) in container. Compiled from the recordings of Lydia Cabrera and Josefina Tarafa. Traditional music and ceremonial rhythms featuring bata drums. Sung principally in Yoruba. Recorded in 1957. Various artists. [ Bata Bembe ]

Live in New York. Los Muñequitos de Matanzas. cp1998. Qbadisc. B-9026. Recorded live on location at Symphony Space, New York City, Dec. 11, 1992. Afro-Cuban rumba performed by Los Muñequitos de Matanzas. [ Munequitos ]

Mambo. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1136CD. Compact disc. Seminal and contemporary mambo artists, inlcuding Snowboy & The Latin Section; Tito Puente & His Orchestra; Mario Bauza; Cal Tjader; Noro Morales And His Orchestra; Bobby Matos & John Santos; Mamborama; Perez Prado & His Orchestra; Bebo Valdes Y Su Orquesta Sabor De Cuba; Jack Costanzo; Eddie Palmieri; Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra; Machito & His Orchestra; Poncho Sanchez; Manny Oquendo & Libre; Orquesta Tabaco Y Ron and Fruko Y Sus Tesos.

Musique Funéraire Afro-Colombienne. cp2004. Buda Musique. 3016782. Compact disc. Afro-Columbian funerary music. Performed by Les Joyeuses Ambulances/Jolly Amulances. [ Funeraire ]

Ojibway Music from Minnesota: a Century of Song for Voice and Drum. cp1997. Minnesota Historical Society Press. 339-8. Compact disc. Booklet compiled by Thomas Vennum, Jr. (56pp.). Early recordings (1899-1910) and more recent field recordings (1971-1988) by Thomas Vennum, Jr., and Philip Nusbaum. Various performers.

Pasión Huasteca. cp2004. Sonbros Records. CD1005. Compact disc. Sones from the Huasteca region of Mexico. Performed by Macuilxochitl (Los Hermanos Herreras). [ Pasion ]

Sacred Dance: Pow Wows of the Native American Indians. cp2003. ARC Music Productions. EUCD1847. Pow Wow music performed by Northern Wind, Eyabay, Earlwin B. Bullhead, Young Grey Horse, and Dakota Travels.

Salsa Afro Cubana. cp2001. ARC Music. EUCD 1658. Compact disc. Recorded at ICAIC Studios, Havana, Cuba. Salsa performed by Chacón Osvaldo and numerous musicians. [ Chacon ]

Tribute to a Generation: A Salute to the Big Bands of the WWII Era. cp2004. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW40817 2004. Compact disc. Notes (36 pp.) inserted in container. Classic big band jazz performed by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Venezuela. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET1115CD. Compact disc. Calipso, gaita, sangeo, and other musical styles performered by Quinto Criollo, Un Solo Pueblo, Vasallos del Sol, Grupo Barlovento, Cheo Hurtado y Bandolas de Venezuela, Maracaibo 15, Tambor Urbano, Hugo Blanco, Guaco, Naranjo y su Trabuco, Soledad Bravo, Oscar d'Leon y sus Amigos, Soledad Bravo, and others.

Voodoo Drums. cp2001. Soul Jazz Records. US CD 16. Compact disc. Hatian drumming performed by Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin. Performed by Harold Laurenceau, Frederick Frednel, Arnaud Lauture, and Jozil J. Rebert.

Women of Latin America. cp2004. Putumayo World Music. PUT 228-2. One compact disc. Biographical and program notes (7 pp., ill.) inserted in container. In part, originally released in various formats on other labels. Sung in Spanish. Includes lyrical music from South America and Mexico by various artists.

Asia and Oceania

Asian underground. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET 1096. Compact disc. British-Asian hybrid techno and trip-hop. Performered by Ananda Shankar, State Of Bengal, Black Star Liner, Joi, Fun-Da-Mental, Asian Dub Foundation, TJ Rehmi, Mahatma T (Aka Talvin Singh), and Mo Magic.

Bali South. Ethnomusicology @ UCLA: Archive Series Vol 3. cp2003. The Regents of the University of California. 882517000328. Compact disc. Liner notes compiled by I Nyomen Wenten (23 pp., il.). Archival field recordings originally made by Gertrude Rivers Robinson. Gamelan gong kebyar from the village of Peliatan gamelan angklung from the village of Tunjuk.

The Best of Bollywood. cp2003. Universal International Music. Hip-O Records. B0000359-02. Compact disc. Bollywood songs performed by Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurph, Kishore Kumar and others.

Ca Trù: The Music of North Vietnam. cp2001. Nimbus. NI 5626. Compact disc. Program notes and English translations of vocal texts (20 pp.) in container. Produced and recorded by Robin Broadbank. Sung in Vietnamese. North Vietnamese folk and theatrical music, hát a dào, performed by Hanoi Ca Trù Thai Ha Ensemble. [ Tru hat dao ]

Chang Saw: Village music of Northern Thailand. cp1999. Pan Records. PAN 2075CD. Program notes inserted into container. Recorded in Wat Thung Pong, the local temple of the village Ban Thung Pong, Lamphun province, Northern Thailand in May 1998. Performed by Ensemble Si Nuan Thung Pong (Si Nuan Sitthikan, (male vocals), Ampai Chanla (female vocals), Rot Sitthikan (pii nam); Yaa Sitthikan (pii klang), Taa Chananchana (pii lek), Niwet Fainanta (süng), Sanmuang Sitthikan (sawloo). [ sung ]

Drumming and Chanting in God's Own Country: The Temple Music of Kerala in South India. cp2003. Topic Records. TSCD922. Compact disc. Program notes by Rolf Killius (15 pp.) in container. Recorded by Rolf Killius in various Hindu temples in Kerala between 1995 and 1997. Various artists.

Eglise Syriaque Orthodoxe D'Antioche: Chants Liturgiques du Carême et du Vendredi Saint. cp1996. Maison des Cultures du Mondes. W 260072. Compact disc. Program notes and texts in French and English (16 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Sung in Syriac. Recorded in 1995. Performed by choir members of the churches of St. Ephraim and St. George, Aleppo, Syria. Nouri Iskander, conductor. [ Careme ]

Gamelan Degung: Classical Music of Sunda, West Java. cp1996. Leiden, Netherlands: Pan Records. PAN 2053CD. Compact disc. Lyrics are in English, translated from the Sundanese. The insert is in English. Recorded by Ernest Heins in Jugala Sound Studios, Jugala, Bandung, June 1992. Performed by Gamelan ensemble Lingkungan Seni Degung Jugala with vocals by Euis Komariah and Ida Widawati.

Japan not for sale. Vol. 3. cp2000. Sony Music Entertainment. XDCL 93475. Compact disc. Japanese popular music. Performers include Puffy, Tomovsky, Esrevnoc, Feed, Polysics, Love Love Straw, Dog Hair Dressers, Supercar, Yoshinori Sunahara, DJ Krush, Boom Boom Satellites, Denki Groove, Rovo, The Brilliant Green, Bird, and Toshi Kubota.

Jemblung and Related Narrative Traditions of Java. cp1997. Pan Records. PAN 2048CD. Compact disc. Program notes in English, and Javanese texts, with English translations (23 pp.) inserted in container. Recorded Dec. 1981, Aug. and Sept. 1983, and Jan. 1994 by Jack Body and Yono Sukarno in various locations on Java. Jemblung, folk drama from Java. Sung in Javanese. Various artists.

A Journey in the Steppe - Shaman Voices. cp2004. Buda Musique.3016822. Compact disc. Kalmyk throat singingby Okna Tsahan Zam. Accompaniment provided by various Kalmuk and Mongol musicians. Produced and arranged by Claude Samard.

Ko e Temipale Tapu/The Holy Temple: Church Music of Tonga. cp1996. Pan Records. PAN 7007CD. Compact disc. Historical and descriptive notes in English by Ad Linkels (10 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Field recordings made by Ad and Lucia Linkels in 1986 and 1990. Methodist and Catholic Church music from Tonga, sung in Tongan. Various artists.

Lanna Thai: Instrumental Music of North-West Thailand. cp1997. Pan Records, p1997. PAN 2045CD. Compact disc. Program notes by Fred Gales on insert. Recorded by Fred Gales in northern Thailand, 1992-1995. Various artists.

Man Mongkhon. cp1997. Pan Records. PAN 2049CD. Compact disc. Recorded in Oct. 1996, Amsterdam. Thai classical music performed by Thai Music Circle.

Mohd. Rafi, 1924-1980. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1133CD. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Series produced by Phil Stanton; compiled by Ken Hunt. Bollywood soundtracks compiled from previously released material. Performed by Mohammed Rafi and numerous artists.

Music of the Silk Road. cp2004. ARC Music. EUCD1845. Compact disc. Biographical and program notes in English, German, French and Spanish on insert. Traditional music from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgistan, Mongolia, China, and Turkey. Performed by Hüseyin & Günay Türkmenler, Djivan Gasparian, Richard A. Hagopian, Lök-Batan Folklore Group, Hossein Farjami, The Afghan Ensemble, Khaitly Mämmetdurdyev, The Kambarkan Folk Ensemble, Egschiglen, Wei Li , and Li He. [ Huseyin Gunay Turkmenler Lok-Batan Mammetdurdyev ]

Raga Darbari Kanada. cp2001. India Archive Music. IAM CD 1048. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Recorded January 26, 1991 at the Sangeet Research Academy, Calcutta. Produced by Lyle Wachovsky. Performed by Bimal Mukherjee (sitar) and A. G. Bandopadhyay (tabla).

Raga Vachaspati. cp2001. India Archive Music. IAM CD 1050. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Recorded on February 9, 1994 at Matridham Ashram, Benares. Produced by Lyle Wachovsky. Performed by Amarnath Mishra (sitar) J. Massey (tabla).

Ravi Shankar. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1134CD. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Compilation from previously released material. Series produced by Phil Stanton. Performed by Ravi Shankar and various musicians.

Shakuhachi: The Spirit of Silence. cp2000. Buda Musique. 925432. Compact disc. Shakuhachimeditation pieces from the repertory of 18th century Zen monks. Performed by Yoshikazu Iwamoto.

Si, Soy Llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia.Cp2004. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW40515. Performed by Grupo Cimarrón and various artists. [ Cimarron ]

Songs from Afghanistan. cp2003. ARC Music Productions. EUCD1841. Compact disc. Biographical and program notes in English, German, French and Spanish on insert. Licensed in 2003 from Ahmadreza Jouya, Mashhad, Iran. Performed by The Afghan Ensemble (Zohreh Jooya, Hamid Golestani, Madjid Derakshani, Sobeir Bachtiar, Masoud Walizada, and Amirabbas Zare).

Sufi. cp2003. ARC Music Productions. EUCD1810. Compact disc. Notes, including some of the original lyrics with translations, in English, German and French on insert. Sufi Qawwali and Ghazal singers from Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, Iran and Syria, singing poetry by Rumi, Khusrau and other Sufi saints and poets. Styles range from traditional to modern. Compiled by Karin Tubbesing.Performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Abida Parveen, Zohreh Jooya, The Sabri Brothers, and Shafqat Ali Khan.

Women's Love and Life: Female Folklore from Azerbaijan. cp1996. Pan Records. PAN 2028CD. Compact disc. Azerbaijani field recordings made by Taira Kerimova, 1979-1990. Various artists.

Women's Songs from India. cp2000. Rounder Records. 82161-5040-2. Compact disc. Notes by Edward O. Henry, and vocal texts in English translation (14 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Recordings of ritualistic and religious music. Sung by women in Bhojpuri and Maithili. Recorded in Bihar, Northern India, 1995 and 1999. Various artists.

Europe

Balkans. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET 1127. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Compilation form previously released material. Series produced by Phil Stanton, compiled by Dan Rosenberg. Balkan folk from Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Numerous performers.

Celtic Compass. cp2003. Compass Records. 7 4353 2. Compact disc. Notes (12 pp., ill.) by Earle Hitchner inserted in container. Irish music performed by Lúnasa, Sharon Shannon, Paul Brady, Paddy Keenan & Tommy O'Sullivan, John McCusker, The Poozies, Éamonn Coyne, Niall & Cillian Vallely, Cathal McConnell, Tony McManus, Bill Jones, Alan & John Kelly, Michael McGoldrick & John McSherry, and Kate Rusby. [ Lunasa Eamonn ]

Drinking Horns & Gramophones, 1902-1914. cp2001. Traditional Crossroads. CD 4307. Compact disc. Historical notes by Anzor Erkomaishvili and program notes and notes on the choirs by Carl Linich (23 pp.) inserted in container. Selections previously released. Georgian folk drinking songs performed by various male choruses.

France: Polyphonies en Béarn. cp2004. Buda Musique. 3016792. Compact disc. Polyphonic singing from Bearn in southwestern France. Performed by La Novem. [ Bearn ]

Georgia: Vocal Polyphonies from Svaneti. cp1999. Maison des Cultures du Monde. W 260090. Compact disc. Program notes by Joseph Jordania and Frank Kane and selected vocal texts in English, with French translations (21 pp. ill.) inserted in container. Recorded Apr. 7, 1999 at Maison des Cultures du Monde by Pierre Bois. Traditional folk songs and recently composed folk songs from the Svaneti region of Georgia. Performed by Ensemble Riho; Islam Pilpani, director.

Great voices of Constantinople, 1927-33. cp1997. Rounder Records. CD 1113. Compact disc. Biographical notes in English and song transliterations with English translations (24 pp.) inserted in container. Recordings featuring two singers born in Constantinople in the 1890s, Andónios Dalgás and Hafiz Burhan. Numerous instrumentalists. [ Andonios Dalgas ]

Gypsy Swing. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1138CD. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Performers include Romane Acoustic Quartet, Fapy Lafertin Quintet & Tim Kliphouse, Patrick Saussois & Alma Sinti, Moreno Trio, Bireli Lagrene Ensemble, Serge Desaunay, Jacques Quézin, Jean-Philippe Viret, Didier Roussin, 'Didi' Duprat, Les Primitifs Du Futur, Guerino et Son Orchestre Musette De La Boite A Matelots, Quintette Du Hot Club De France, Django Reinhardt, Jean-Fred Mèlé & The 'Jazz Swing’ Zepilli, Orchestre Musette ’Swing Royal’, Jo Privat feat. Matelot Ferret, Tchavolo Schmitt, Ziroli Winterstein Ensemble, Rodolphe Raffalli, Swing Gadje, New Quintette Du Hot Club De France. [ Quezin Mele ]

The Kinnitty Sessions. cp2004. Compass Records. 743772. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Recorded live at Kinnitty Castle, Co. Offaly (Ireland) in December, 2003. Irish folk music performed by Lunasa (Donogh Hennessey, guitars; Trevor Hutchinson, double bass; Seán Smyth, fiddle and whistles ; Kevin Crawford, flutes, whistles and bodhran; Cillian Vallely, uileann pipes and whistles). [ Sean ]

The Landing Step. cp2004. Compass Records. 743822. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Irish folk music. Engineered, mixed and produced by Trevor Hutchinson at Marguerite Studios, Dublin, Ireland. Performed by Gráda (Alan Doherty, flutes, whistles, vocals; Andrew Laking, double bass, vocals; Anne Marie O'Malley, vocals, bodhran; Gerry Paul, acoustic and electric guitars, bouzouki, vocals; Brendan O'Sullivan, fiddle, violas, vocals). [ Grada ]

Music of the Gypsies from Kosovo. cp2001. Arhefon. AF 01. Compact disc. Enhanced CD. Program notes in Slovenian and English by Svanibor Pettan (23 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Recorded 1984-1991, Kosovo, Serbia. Field recordings of Romani musicians in Kosovo. Sung in Albanian, Arabic, Romany, Turkish, Serbian and Hindi. Numerous performers.

Fado: Exquisite Passion. cp2003. Narada Productions. 72435-84104-2-6. Compact disc. Notes and program notes inserted in container. Fado from Portugal. Numerous performers.

Greece: A Musical Odyssey. cp2004. Putumayo World Music. PUT 225-2. Compact disc. Biographical and program notes (39 pp., ill.) by Jacob Edgar in English, Spanish and French inserted in container. Contemporary folk Greek infused pop music. Performed by Apenanti, Melina Aslanidou, Kostas Mantzios, Anastasia Moutsatsou, George Dalaras, Elly Paspala, Children of the Revolution, Melina Kana, Pantelis Thalassinos, Theodosia Stiga, Sofia Papazoglou, Gerasimos Andreatos, Glykeria, and Kostas Makedonas.

Italia nova. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1120CD. Compact disc. Notes by Piercarlo Poggio inserted in container. Compilation from previously released material. Contemporary renditions of traditional Italian folk music styles. Performers include Banda Ionica, Nidi D'Arac, Daniele Sepe, Lino Cannavacciuolo, Alpha Bass feat. Mascarimiri, Faraualla, Luigi Cinque & Tarantula Hypertext O'rchestra, Gai Saber, Rosapaeda, Mario Rivera feat. Tenores di Orosei, Tazenda, Novalia, Fratelli Mancuso. Series produced by Phil Stanton, compiled by Beppe Greppi & Matteo Silva.

The Orient of the Greeks. cp2000. Buda Musique. 926592. Compact disc. Rebetiko recordings from the thirties, with an emphasis on the "Smyrna" style. Numerous artists.

Pipes and Drums of Ireland. cp2000. Buda Musique. 925592. Compact disc. Performed by Royal Irish Rangers Pipes Band.

Strengen Var af Røde Guld: Medieveal [sic] Ballads from Norway. cp1997. Grappa. GRCD 4136. Compact disc. Program notes in Norwegian and English, and texts of songs (32 pp., ill.) inserted in container. Solo vocals performed by Sinikka Langeland. Recorded Aug. 1996. [ Rode ]

Rumba Catalan. cp2003. ARC Music Productions. EUCD1833 ARC Music Productions. Compact disc. Biographical and program notes in English, German, French and Spanish and lyrics in Spanish on insert. "Rumba Catalan is a variation of a particular form of flamenco rumba played by gypsies in Barcelona. A typical rumba group would have two guitars, percussion (congas, guiro), a singer plus backing vocals with palmas (rhythmical handclapping)"-- container. Performed by Punto y Aparte, Guadaljarafe, Sinay, Voces de Romero, Vaya Cruz, Banis, Algarabía, Conchita, Los Carrilanos, Gente de Gines, Siempre Así, and Fantasía. [ Algarabia Asi Fantasia ]

Unwired: Europe. Cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET1101CD. Compact disc. Contemporary European acoustic based folk music performed by Eliza Carthy, Márta Sebestyén & Muzsikás, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Gabriel Yacoub, Altan, Kayah & Goran Bregovic, Christina Branco, Annbjørg Lien, Angelite with Fanfare Ciocarlia, Lucilla Galeazzi, Pepe Habichuela, Laïs, Hedningarna, Jams, Saban Bajramovi´c feat. Mostar Sevdah Reunion, Zhanna Bichevskaya, and Mairi Mac Innes. [ Marta Sebestyen Muzsikas Annbjorg Lais ]

Vakoka cp2004. World Music Network. INTRO102CD. Compact disc. Notes by Sean Whittaker inserted in container. Recorded and mixed at Studio Mars, Antananarivo, Madagascar by Solofo Ranarivelo. Produced by Sean Whittaker. Popular music of Madagascar. Performed by Vakoka.

World of Gypsies: Volume 3. cp2003. ARC Music Productions. EUCD1848. Compact disc. Biographical and program notes in English, German and French on insert. Roma music from Romania, Hungary, Russia, Spain, Morocco, Serbia, Romania, Germany, Bulgaria, and France performed by Fanfare Ciocãrlia, Kanizsa Csillagai, Talisman, I Gitanos, Groupe Sidi Mimoun, Boban Markovi´c Orkestar, Maria Buza & Taraful Ciuleandra, Titi Winterstein Quintett, Jony Iliev & Band, Biréli Lagrène, and the Häns'che Weiss Ensemble. [ Ciocarlia
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