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Current Discography, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Winter 2006)
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Compiled by Karen A.Peters (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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

Emociones: 25 Years Network. 2005. Network 28.483. Three compact discs; notes in German by Christian Scholze, with English and French translations (37 p.). Compilation; most selections previously released. Traditional and popular music from around the world. Various performers.

Island Blues. 2002. Network 21.292. Two compact discs; program notes in German by Christian Scholze, with English and French translations (31 p.). Compilation; most selections previously released. Traditional and popular music from islands around the world. Various performers.

Lullabies for a Small World. 2003. Ellipsis Arts CD 4500. One compact disc; booklet of original lyrics with English translations. Compilation of lullabies from around the world. Various performers.

Lusofonia. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 274 1289. One compact disc; program notes in French and English, with Portuguese song texts (14 p.). Folk songs from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa, sung by Maria Teresa, accompanied by various musicians.

Le rythme de la parole/The Rhythm of Speech. 2004. Accords Croisés AC 104. One compact disc. Music from around the world performed by Keyvan Chemirani, zarb; accompanying musicians include Neba Solo and Nahawa Doumbia (Mali), Suda Ragunathan (India), Alireza Ghorbani (Iran), Delphine Aguilera (Provence), Erik Marchand (Brittany), Françoise Atlan (Andalucia), Halil Neciboglu and Kudsi Erguner (Turkey) and Faiz Ali Faiz (Pakistan). [Accords Croises, Francoise Atlan]

The Secret Museum of Mankind: Ethnic Music Classics 1925-48. 1998. Volume 5. Yazoo 7014. One compact disc; program notes by Pat Conte (15 p.). Compilation of previously released material, remastered from 78 RPM recordings by Richard Nevins. Instrumental and vocal folk music from around the world. Various performers.

Africa

African Guitar Summit. 2004. Global Village/CBC Records TRCD 3014. One compact disc; program notes in English and French, plus lyrics in the original African languages with English translations (31 p.). Music performed by various African musicians resident in Canada, including Alpha YaYa Diallo and Naby Camara (Guinea); Pa Joe, Theo Boakye, and Kofi Ackah (Ghana); Adam Solomon (Kenya); Mighty Popo (Burundi/Rwanda); and Donné Robert and Madagascar Slim (Madagascar).

African Music for Children. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1166 CD. One compact disc; program notes and biographical information about the performers by Dan Rosenberg. Compilation of previously released material. A mix of traditional African vocals, hip-hop, and dance tunes chosen by children for children. Various performers.

L’art de la Valiha/Art of the Valiha. 2000. Arion ARN 60521. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation (15 p.). Folk music from the Imerina region of Madagascar for 1 or 3 valihas, performed by Doné Randrianantoanina, Sylvestre Randafison, and Ranaivovololona Ratovonirina. <[Done Randrianantoanina]

Behmanka. 2005. World Village 468039. One compact disc. Traditional and contemporary music from Mali, arranged, adapted, composed, and performed by Mamadou Diabate, kora.

Bushmen Ju’hoansi: musique instrumentale/Ju’hoansi Bushmen: Instrumental Music. 2003. Ocora Radio France C 560179. One compact disc; program notes and notes on the instruments by Emmanuelle Olivier in French and English (20 p.). Field recordings, principally of instrumental music of the Ju’hoansi Bushmen of Namibia; some selections include vocals sung in Geriku and other languages. Various performers.

Chants des Atege/Songs of the Atege. 2004. Ocora Radio France C 560199. One compact disc; program notes by Sylvie Le Bomin in French and English (32 pp). Songs of the Atege (Batéké) people of Gabon recorded in 1946, 1965, and 2003-2004. Sung in Teke languages by various performers. [Bateke]

Chants sacrés de Nubie et de Kordofan/Sacred Songs from Nubia and Kordofan. 2002. Institut du Monde Arabe 321.039. One sound disc; program notes in French and English. Arabic-language madih from Sudan, performed by the al-Mahi and al-Bura’i Ensembles. [Chants sacres de Nubie et de Kordofan]

Desert Blues 2: Rêves d’oasis. 2002. Network 22.762. Two compact discs; program notes by Jean Trouillet in German, French, and English (32 p). Compilation of songs from Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Ethiopia, and the Western Sahara. Various performers. [Reves d’oasis]

Forest music: Congo: Northern Belgian Congo: 1952. 2000. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 016/HT 010. One compact disc; program notes in English by Andrew Tracey (20 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1952, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Mangbetu drum ensemble music, mass singing and likembe music; Azande xylophone and kundi harp music; Alur likembe music; Balendu harp music; and Lokele drum messages. Songs are in various African languages, including Sudanic, Meje dialect, Niger-Congo languages, and Lendu. Various performers.

Forgotten Guitars from Mozambique: Portuguese East Africa: 1955, '56, '57. 2003. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 017/HT 025. One compact disc; program notes in English. Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1955, 1956, and 1957, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Songs featuring guitar and other instruments, sung primarily in Tsonga/Hlanganu, with some works in Ndau, Chopi/Lenge, Ronga, Tsonga/Gwamba, Gitonga. Various performers.

Ghana: Rhythms of the People. 2000. Multicultural Media MCM 3018. One compact disc; program notes in English. Instrumental and vocal folk music of the Ewe, Dagbamba, Fante and Ga peoples.

Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70's Ghana. Volume 2. 2004. Soundway Records SNDWCD003. One compact disc; program notes in English and discography by Miles Cleret (16 p.). Compilation of material previously released or recorded in 1970-1978. Vocals are in various languages, including Hausa, Fanti, and English. Various performers.

Golden Afrique, Volume 1. 2005. Network 27.677. Two compact discs; program notes in German with English and French translations (24 p.). Compilation; most material previously released. Popular music, 1971-1983, from Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ginea-Bissau, Chad, and Togo. Various performers. A second volume (Golden Afrique, Volume 2 (1956-1982; two compact discs) was also released in 2005 as Network 29.076.

Kanyok and Luba: Southern Belgian Congo: 1952 & 1957: Kanyok, Luba-Hasai, Luluwa, Songye, Luba-Hatanga, Hemba. 1998. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 011/HT 005. One compact disc; program notes in English by Michael Baird (20 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1952 and 1957, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Instrumental and vocal music; various performers.

The Legendary George Sibanda: From Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia: 1948, '49, '50, '52. 2004. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 026/HT 018. One compact disc; program notes in English by Andrew Tracey and Michael Baird, including translations of the lyrics (16 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1952, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Songs combining ragtime, country, and Ndebele jive styles, composed and performed by George Sibanda.

Le malhun à Marrakech/The malhun in Marrakech. 2004. Institut du Monde Arabe 321.056. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation (12 p.). Morrocan malhun (a type of sung urban poetry) performed by Mohammed Boustta and the Amenzou Ensemble. [Le malhun a Marrakech]

Mvet ai Mendzang: Beti - Cameroon. 2005. Wergo SM 1711 2. One compact disc; program notes in German and English, with song texts (76 p.). Mvet songs and mendzang music of the Beti of Cameroon, with vocals in Ewondo. Various performers.

The Nguni Sound: South Africa and Swaziland: 1955, '57, '58: Xhosa, Zulu, Swati. 2003. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 020/HT 012. One compact disc; program notes in English by Andrew Tracey (22 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1955, 1957, and 1958, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Accompanied and unaccompanied vocal music ensembles. Various performers.

Northern and Central Malawi: 1950, ’57, ’58, Nyasaland: Tomba, Tumbuka, Cewa. 2000. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 014/HT 008. One compact disc; program notes in English by Andrew Tracey and Michael Baird (16 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1950, 1957, and 1958, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Bangwe board zither, one-string karigo lute, kubu bow, kalimba, malipenga (small ensemble of gourd kazoos with drums), male chorus, and female vocal polyphony. Various performers.

Origins of Guitar Music in Southern Congo & Northern Zambia: 1950, '51, '52, '57, '58. 2000. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 015/HT 009. One compact disc; program notes in English by Andrew Tracey (22 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1951, 1952, 1957, and 1958, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Vocal music with guitar and other instruments, sung in various African languages. Various performers.

Other Musics from Zimbabwe: 1948, '49, '51, '57, '58, '63, Southern Rhodesia: Ndau, Sena Tonga, Shona. 2000. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 012/HT 006. One compact disc; program notes in English by Andrew Tracey (24 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1948, 1949, 1951, 1957, 1958, and 1963, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Mbira music of the Shona, Ndau and Sena Tonga peoples, chipendani and chizambi mouth bows, ngano story-songs, mulanji flute, drumming and panpipes. Various performers.

Percussions rituelles Malbars/Malbar Sacred Drums: Île de la Réunion. 2000. Arion ARN 64510. One compact disc; Program notes in French and English (11 p.). Performed by Les tambours sacrés de Grand-Bois, lead by Moïse Buff; recorded at the 1998 Nantes Summer Festival. [Ile de la Reunion; Les tambours sacres de Grand-Bois; Moise Buff]

Al-Samâa: audition spirituelle extatique/Ecstatic Spiritual Audition. 2004. Institut du Monde Arabe 321.075. One compact disc; program notes in French and English and song texts in Arabic, with French and English translations (16 pp). Sufi music from Morocco performed by Ihsan Rmiki, vocals; Moulay Ali Moulaoud, oud; Abdellah Fakhari, violin; Ahmed Bzari, rabab; Abdelilah Deqaqi, darbuka; Rachid Hijaoui, tar; Mohamed Azeddine, director. [Al-Samaa]

Secular music from Uganda: 1950 & 1952. 2003. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 024/HT 016. One compact disc; program notes in English. Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1950 and 1952, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Instrumental and vocal music. Various Soga, Teso, Dhola, Gisu, Honjo, Nyoro, and Toro performers.

Southern and Central Malawi: 1950, '57, '58, Nyasaland: Mang’anja, Cewa, Yao. 2000. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 013/HT 007. One compact disc; program notes in English by Andrew Tracey and Michael Baird (18 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1950, 1957, and 1958, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Bangwe board zither, malipenga (small ensemble of gourd kazoos with drums), likhuba drum ensembles, xylophone playing, and unaccompanied singing. Various performers.

Southern Mozambique: Portuguese East Africa: 1943, '49, '54, '55, '57, '63: Chopi, Gitonga, Ronga, Tswa, Tsonga, Sena Nyungwe, Ndau. 2003. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 021/HT 013. One compact disc; program notes in English. Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1943, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1957, and 1963, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Instrumental and accompanied vocal music. Various performers.

Starry Nights in Western Sahara. 2003. Rounder Select 82161-5079-2. One compact disc; program notes in English, with English translations of song texts (18 p.). Traditional love songs and contemporary songs of political protest, sung in the Hasaaniya dialect of Arabic. Performed by Umm Mekiya, with instrumental and vocal accompaniment.

Tanzania Instruments: Tanganyika: 1950. 2003. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 022/HT 014. One compact disc; program notes in English. Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1950, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Vocal music with instrumental accompaniment. Various Zaramo, Nyakyusa, Hehe, Gogo, Nyamwezi, Haya, and Swahili Nguja performers.

Tanzania Vocals: Tanganyika: 1950. 2003. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 023/HT 015. One compact disc; program notes in English. Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1950, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Accompanied and unaccompanied vocal music. Various Chagga, Sukuma, Gogo, Nyamwezi, and Maasai performers.

Thomas Mapfumo Collected: Classic Cuts & Rare Tracks from the Lion of Zimbabwe [1978-2002]. 2001. Nascente NSCD 087. One compact disc. Chimurenga songs written and/or arranged and performed by Thomas Mapfumo, with accompanying musicians.

Timbila. 2002. Naxos World 76015-2. One compact disc; program notes in English (11 p). Folk and popular music from Mozambique performed by the Eduardo Durão Timbila Ensemble.

Tswana and Sotho Voices: Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho: 1951, '57, '59. 2000. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 017/HT 011. One compact disc; program notes in English by Andrew Tracey (20 p.). Previously released material recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1951, 1957, and 1959, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Ditlhaka reedpipe ensembles, lesiba mouth bow songs, and other vocal music. Various performers.

Voices From Heaven. 2005. Shanachie 66036. One compact disc; brief historical notes (2 p.). Gospel and popular songs in Zulu and English, performed by the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Waza: Blue Nile, Sudan. 2003. Wergo SM 1708 2. One compact disc; program notes in German and English, bibliography, and song texts with German and English translations (72 p.). Field recordings made and compiled by Artur Simon, 1982-1983. Waza trumpet ensembles, bal naggaro flute and drum ensembles, flute music, and songs with lyre of the Berta. Various performers.

Ya-Rayi. 2004. Wrasse Records WRASS 135. One sound disc; lyrics primarily in Romanized Arabic. Algerian rai performed by Khaled, vocals and accordion, with accompanying musicians.

Zambia Roadside: Music from Southern Province. 2003. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 019. One compact disc; ethnographic and technical notes with song text summaries (18 p.). Recorded by Michael Baird in 1996 and 2002. Music of the Zambezi people; vocals sung in Chitonga, Ila, Lundwe, and Tokoleya. Various performers.

Americas

Afro-American Folk Music from Tate and Panola Counties, Mississippi. 2000. Rounder Records 18964-1515-2. One compact disc; program notes by David Evans (64 p.). Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1942 and by David Evans in 1969-1971; edited by David Evans. Previously released by the Library of Congress in 1978 as LP AFS L67. Vocal music and various instrumental performances including fife and drum bands, quills (panpipes), bow diddley, fiddle, and banjo. Various performers.

American Lullaby: Folk, Country, Gospel & Old-Timey Bedtime Songs. 2003. Ellipsis Arts CD 4294. One compact disc; booklet with program notes and lyrics. Various performers.

American Roots (Music Rough Guide). 2003. World Music Network RGNET 1113 CD. One compact disc; program notes. Previously released material, compiled by Dan Rosenberg. American folk, jazz, blues, gospel, bluegrass, Cajun, Zydeco, old-time, Native American, and Hawaiian music. Various performers.

Andean Songs. 2002. Naxos World 76036-2. One compact disc; program notes, information on instruments, and some Spanish texts with English translations (7 p.). Andean folk and composed songs performed by the group Takillacta.

El ave de mi soñar: Mexican Sones Huastecos. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40512. One compact disc; program and biographical notes by Daniel Sheehy, in English with Spanish translation, plus discography and English translations of song texts (28 p.). Mexican songs from the Huasteca region performed by the group Los Camperos de Valles; most texts by Artemio Posadas Jiménez. [El ave de mi sonar; Artemio Posadas Jimenez]

Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages. 2004. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40480. One compact disc; historical and ethnological program notes, bibliography, and discography by W. Richard West Jr., Gerald L. Hill, Edward Wapp Wahpeconiah, and Howard Bass (25 p.). Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Tewa, Yu’pik, Hawaiian, Hopi, Oneida, Ojibwe, Mohawk, Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Navajo, and Lakota songs. Various performers.

Blue Ridge Legacy. 2001. Rounder Records 11661-1799-2. One compact disc; program notes, bibliography, and discography by John Cohen and Stephen Wade, with banjo tablature by Fleming Brown and Bob Clayton, and lyrics. Recorded by Alan Lomax, Moses Asch, Fleming Brown, Paul Clayton, Diane Hamilton, and Peter Siegel, 1942-1963. Contains some previously released material. Appalachian folk and old-time music in various genres sung and played on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and piano by Hobart Smith, Charles Debuck, Fred Galligher, and Maud, Charlotte, and Dorothy Smith.

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro (Music Rough Guide). 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1157 CD. One compact disc. Samba and bossa nova. Various performers.

Brésil: aboio & embolada du Nordeste/Aboio and Embolada: The Folk Poetry of the Brazilian Nordeste. 2001. Buda 3016895. One compact disc; program notes and translated lyrics in French and English (27 p.). Two genres of improvised song, aboio (solo, unaccompanied) and embolada (dialogue, with percussion accompaniment), sung in Portuguese by Galendo Aboiador, José Marcelino de Lima, and Manoel Gomez de Melo. [Bresil; Jose Marcelino de Lima]

Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music: Beaton Family of Mabou. 2004. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40507. One compact disc; program notes, bibliography, and discography by Burt Feintuch (33 p.). Folk tunes and dance music performed by the Beaton family of Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

A Celebration of New Orleans Music to Benefit MusiCares Hurricane Relief 2005. 2005. Rounder Records 11661-2185-2. One compact disc; program notes. Compilation of jazz and popular music, including brass band music, rhythm and blues, Mardi Gras Indian Music, and gospel, recorded over the past 65 years. Various performers.

Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Vol. 2. 2003. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40148. One compact disc; program, biographical, and historical notes by Barry Lee Pearson (22 p.). Compilation of previously released recordings by various performers.

Classic Southern Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40137. One compact disc; program notes with bibliography and discography (25 p.). Compilation of previously released recordings of bluegrass gospel and country gospel music made between 1951 and 1993. Various performers.

Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW 40159. One compact disc; program notes (30 p.). Material compiled by John Cohen from material recorded in 1963; most selections previously released. Principally unaccompanied ballads and songs sung by various performers. Accompanied by a DVD, The End of an Old Song (1972), documenting ballad singers in Madison County, North Carolina.

Deep River of Song: Saints & Sinners, from before the Blues and Gospel: Mississippi. 1999. Rounder Records 11661-1824-2. One compact disc; program notes by David Evans, with bibliography, biographical notes on the performers, song texts, and speech transcriptions. Compilation of field recordings made between 1936 and 1942 by John A., Ruby, and Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones, John W. Work, and Herbert Halpert. Most selections previously released. Music in various genre, as well as spoken comments and interviews by John A. and Alan Lomax. Various performers.

Don Fields and His Pony Boys: Historic WDEV Broadcasts and Last Sessions. 2004. Multicultural Media MCM 4004. One compact disc, produced by Mark Greenberg. Live radio recordings from the 1940s of Don Fields and His Pony Boys, a Vermont "cowboy band,” plus songs recorded in 1983 by Fields and band members Mort (Smokey) and Lois Carey.

Eagle Song: Powwows of the Native American Indians. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1952. One compact disc, compiled by Karin Tubbesing; biographical and program notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Canadian and American Ojibway, Blackfoot, and Mi’kmaq drum groups and powwow singers. Various performers.

Haïti: Les 101 nations du vaudou/Haitian Voodoo: 101 "Nations.” 2004. Buda Musique 1986122. One compact disc; program notes in French and English. Percussion and vocal music sung in Haitian French Creole, showing various musical facets of voodoo services celebrating the "nations” (families) of deities. Various performers including Pierre Chériza Fènèlus, Mizaël Fènèlus, and Merveilleuse Jean-Philippe. [Haiti; Pierre Cheriza Fenelus; Mizael Fenelus]

In Sacred Trust: The 1963 Fleming Brown Tapes. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40141. On compact disc; program and biographical notes by Stephen Wade (76 p.). Produced by Stephen Wade from recordings made in 1963 by Fleming Brown. Songs, instrumental music (banjo, fiddle, guitar, and piano), clog dancing, and reminiscences, primarily performed by Hobart Smith.

Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax. 2005. Rounder Records 11661-1888-2. Seven compact discs of piano music and interviews, performed by Jelly Roll Morton and recorded by Alan Lomax in 1938 at the Library of Congress; plus one compact disc of program notes, lyrics, interview transcriptions, research notes, and correspondence in PDF format. Accompanied by two books: Mister Jelly Roll: The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and "Inventor of Jazz,” by Alan Lomax; and Doctor Jazz, by John Szwed.

Merengues from the Dominican Republic. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7351. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Recorded by Verna Gillis in 1977 and previously released as Lyrichord LLST 7351. Various performers.

Para todos ustedes. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40519. One compact disc; program and biographical notes in English and Spanish (31 p.). Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena performed by New York group Los Pleneros de la 21, with Miriam Félix, Hermán Olivera, John Santos, and Papo Vázquez. [Miriam Felix; Herman Olivera; Papo Vazquez]

Pontos de Macumba: chants religieux afro-brésiliens. 1999. Iris Musique 3004 085. One compact disc; program notes by Luigi Elongui in French and English, plus a "practical guide” by Claire Leibovitz (59 p.). Religious songs with percussion (atabaque drums, agogo, chocalho maracas), sung in Portuguese and Nagô and Yoruba dialects. [Chants religieux afro-bresiliens; Nago]

O samba & os sambistas. 2000. Iris Music 3001 838. Two compact discs. Compilation of Brazilian samba. Various performers.

Santeria: Tambours sacrés/Sacred Drums. 2003. Long Distance Records 0490203. One compact disc. Afro-Cuban batá music performed by the group Wemilere. [Tambours sacres; bata]

Sinaa. 2004. Lege Gordailua SS 1370/5. One compact disc; program notes, plus lyrics in English and Inuit (4 p.). Inuit folk and popular music, principally written and performed by Tanya Tacaq.

Snooks Eaglin: New Orleans Street Singer. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40165. One compact disc; biographical and program notes by Elijah Wald (29 p.). Recorded in 1958; most selections previously released. Blues songs with guitar accompaniment performed by Snooks Eaglin.

El Son de Cuba. 2001. Iris Musique 3001 850. Two compact discs; program notes in French and English (8 p.). Cuban sones. Various performers.

Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners. 2002. Rounder Records 18964-1522-2. One compact disc; program notes and song texts (25 p.). Folk songs and ballads recorded in 1940 by George Korson in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Alabama. Previously released in 1965 as Library of Congress AFS L60.

Songs and Stories from the Grand Canyon: Authentic Voices from America’s Best Loved Places. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40167. One compact disc; program notes (20 p.). Compiled by Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis; some material previously released. Music of various genres sung in English, Zuni, Navajo, and Havasupai. Various performers.

Soul Jazz Records Presents Spirits of Life: Haitian Vodou. 2005. Soul Jazz SJR CD 105. One compact disc; program notes. Haitian voodoo music and songs sung in Haitian French Creole. Performers include Gerard Gaie Andiernicon and Yolette Metellus.

Tango & tangueros. 2003. Iris Musique 3001 869. Two compact discs. Compilation of tangos. Various performers.

Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be: Early American Rural Music. Vol. 5. 2002. Yazoo YA 2063. One compact disc; biographical and program notes by Richard Nevins (15 p.). Compilation of recordings from the 1920s and 1930s, remastered from 78 RPM recordings. Various genres and performers.

Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be: Early American Rural Music. Vol. 6. 2002. Yazoo YA 2064. One compact disc; biographical and program notes by Richard Nevins (15 p.). Compilation of recordings from the 1920s and 1930s, remastered from 78 RPM recordings. Various genres and performers.

Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be: Early American Rural Music. Vol. 7. 2003. Yazoo YA 2067. One compact disc; notes by Don Kent. Compilation of recordings from the 1920s and 1930s, remastered from 78 RPM recordings. Various genres and performers.

Times Ain’t Like They Used to Be: Early American Rural Music. Vol. 8. 2003. Yazoo YA 2068. One compact disc; notes by Don Kent. Compilation of recordings from the 1920s and 1930s, remastered from 78 RPM recordings. Various genres and performers.

Tombstone Feast: Funerary Music of Carriacou. 2001. Rounder Records 11661-1727-2. One compact disc; program notes, song texts (with English translations as necessary), bibliography, and discography by Morton Marks, Keith Bilby, Winston Fleary, Lorna McDaniel, and Donald R. Hill (24 p.). Field recordings made by Alan Lomax on Carriacou Island, Grenada, in 1942. Vocals in French Creole and Pidgin. Various performers.

Vermont: Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs. 2003. Multicultural Media MCM 3025. One compact disc; program notes and performer biographies in English by Mark Greenberg (22 p.). Compilation of Vermont folk music recorded in 1986. Various genres, primarily fiddle tunes and parlor songs; vocals in French and English. Various performers.

Xochimetzli. 2004. O+ Records OP 103. One compact disc; program notes in Spanish and French. Mexican and Latin American music performed by the group Flor de Luna.

Asia and Oceania

Afghanistan: Music from Kabul. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7259. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Recorded by Verna Gillis in 1972 and previously released as Lyrichord LLST 7259. Various genres of instrumental and vocal folk music sung in Pushto. Various performers.

L'amour de toi me fait danser: hommage à Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. 2004. Accords Croisés AC 106. One compact disc; program notes and lyrics in French with English translations (34 p.). Pakistani qawwali performed in Panjabi and Urdu by Faiz Ali Faiz with accompanying musicians. [Hommage a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Accords Croises]

Ancient Court Raga Traditions. 2001. World Arbiter 2003. One compact disc; program notes (7 p.). Dhrupad performed by the Pathak Gharana: Ashok Pathak, surbahar, and Priyadarshani and Sivranjani Pathak, tambura.

Chinese Buddhist Music. 2004. Lyrichord LYRCD 7222. One compact disc; program notes (8 p.). Previously released. Music and chant recorded by John Levy in 1963-1964 and 1969 in monasteries in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The Dhoad Gypsies from Rajasthan. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1939. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Romani instrumental and vocal Romani music from Rajasthan. Various performers.

Faryad: Masters of Persian Music. 2003. World Village 468023. Two compact discs; program notes and text translations in English and French by Laudan Nooshin. Persian folk songs performed by Mohammad Reza Shajarian, accompanied by Hossein Alizadeh, tar; Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh; and Homayoun Shajarian, vocals and tombok.

Folk Music of Iran: The Luristan and Fars Provinces. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7261. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Recorded by Verna Gillis in 1972 and previously released as Lyrichord LLST 7261. Instrumental and vocal folk music of various genres. Various performers.

Folk Songs of Nepal. 2004. Lyrichord LYRCD 7330. One compact disc; program notes with song summaries or translations (8 p.). Previously released as LLST 7330. Songs of the Newar and Tamangi of Nepal. Various performers.

Folksongs of Kashmir. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7260. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Recorded by Verna Gillis in 1972 and previously released as Lyrichord LLST 7260. Instrumental and vocal folk music sung in Kashmiri. Performed by Eli Mohammad Shera, voice and not, accompanied by Mohammad Sultan Bhat, voice and not; Bulam Mohammad Dar, sarangi; Eli Mohammad Shah, harmonium; and Gulam Qadar Mir, rebab.

L’heritage ottoman/The Ottoman Heritage. 2004. Institut du Monde Arabe 321.060. One compact disc. Turkish instrumental music in classical makamlar by various composers. Performed by the Kudsi Erguner ensemble.

How to Make Your Husband a Sultan. 2004. Traditional Crossroads CD 4323. One compact disc; belly dance instruction with Özel Türkbas (9 p.). Previously released. Turkish music performed by Mustafa Kandirali, clarinet; Ahmet Yatman, kanun; Cevdet Çagla, violin, Tarik Bulut, Piano; Lazlo Kubinyi, drum; Gerhard Rudolph, bass; Özel Türkbas, vocals and zili. [Ozel Turkbas; Mustafa Kandirali; Cevdet Cagla]

Indonesia: Wayang Golek: The Sound and Celebration of Sundanese Puppet Theater. 2001. Multicultural Media MCM 3019-MCM 3024. Six compact discs, one including text files with transcriptions of the Sundanese text, with English and Indonesian translations. English program notes, bibliography, and flow chart by Andrew N. Weintraub (44 p.). Recorded by Weintraub in 1994. The Birth of Gatotkaca, performed by Asep Sunandar Sunarya and Giri Harja III.

Levent. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 274 1299. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (8 p.). Turkish music performed by Levent Yildirim, primarily on darbuka, with various accompanying musicians.

Lotus Lantern. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7202. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Recorded in the 1960s; previously released as Lyrichord LL 7202. Chinese music performed by the Chinese Classical Orchestra, Lui Pui-Yuen, conductor and pipa soloist.

Lower Caste Religious Music from India: Music in the Indian Caste System: Monks, Transvestites, Midwives, and Folksingers. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7324. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Recorded circa 1973 by Rosina Schlenker; previously released as Lyrichord LLST 7324. Field recordings of folk and devotional songs of the Sudras and Harijans, primarily bhajans. Various performers.

Middle Caste Religious Music from India. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7323. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Recorded circa 1973 by Rosina Schlenker; previously released as Lyrichord LLST 7323. Field recordings of bhajans and ghazals, sung in Bengali and Hindi. Various performers.

Munir Bashir & The Iraqi Traditional Music Group. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 274 1321. One compact disc: program notes in French with English translation (14 p.). Iraqi instrumental music recorded in Baghdad in 1982. Performed by Munir Bashir, oud, and an accompanying group.

Music from Central Asia: Uzbekistan on the Silk Road. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1946. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, German, French and Spanish. Uzbeki folk music performed by Ochilbek Matchonov, vocals, tar, dutar, gijjak, kushnay, tanbur, and doira.

Oriental Dance from Lebanon. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1944. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Music composed and performed by Emad Sayyah, accordion, bass, and vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Qalam Kar. 2002. Iris Musique 3001 854. One compact disc, including an 8 minute interview video; program notes in French and English (8 p.). Iranian folk music performed on zarb and various other instruments by the Chemirani Trio (Djamchid, Keyvan, and Bijan Chemirani), with Maryam and Mardjane Chemirani, vocals.

Qambel Maran. 2002. Pan Records PAN 2085. One compact disc; program notes in English (16 p.). Recorded by Joseph J. Palackal in 1999 and 2000. East Syraic chant as preserved in the Syro-Malabar Church in India. Various performers and choirs.

Rasayana. 2005. Sense World Music 060. One compact disc; program and biographical notes in English (8 p.). Indian classical music performed by Purbayan Chatterjee, sitar, and Shashank, flute, accompanied by Yogesh Kaikini Samsi, tabla, and Patri Satish Kumar, mridangam.

Recueil de l’Ermitage du Prunus/Album of the Prunus Hermitage. 2004. Ocora Radio France C 560175. One compact disc; program notes by François Picard in French and English (16 p.). Chinese music performed by Chen Leiji on qin; recorded in France. [Francois Picard]

The Road to Baghdad: New Maqams from Iraq. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1937. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Iraqi instrumental music in classical maqamat composed by Ahmed Mukhtar. Performed by an ensemble directed by Ahmed Mukhtar, oud, and including Alaa Majeed, nay; Shaker Hassan, percussion, oud, and keyboards; Hassan Falih, qanun; and Waseem Faris, joza.

A Sacred Space. 2005. Sense World Music 059. One compact disc; notes by Ken Hunt and Ronu Majumdar. Indian classical music performed by Ronu Majumdar, bansuri; Durga Prasad, pakhawaj; Partho Sarathi Mukherjee, tabla; Shridhar Partha Sarathy, mridangam; and Vilas Pednekar, tambura.

Sacred Tibetan Chant. 2003. Naxos World 76044-2. One compact disc. Tibetan Buddhist chant performed by monks from the Sherab Ling Monastery.

Sadhana. 2005. Sense World Music 058. Two compact discs; notes by John Ball. Indian classical music sung in Hindi, performed by Rajan and Sajan Mishra, vocals; Rajal Shah and Ramkumar Mishra, tabla; and Mehmood Dhaulpuri, harmonium.

Shehnai. 2005. Sense World Music 053. One compact disc; notes by John Ball. Indian music performed by Daya, Sanjeev, and Ashvini Shankar, shehnai; and Anand Shankar, tabla and dugga.

Spirit of Samurai: Japanese Chant. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7346. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Previously released as Lyrichord LLST 7164 and as LLST 7346. Principally chanted Japanese poetry with instrumental accompaniment. Performed by Shufu Abe, voice, and Heizan Shibata, rekin, shakuhachi, and hoteki.

Sundaram. 2005. Sense World Music 062. One compact disc; notes by John Ball. Indian classical music performed by Ganesh and Kumaresh, violins; with Patri Satish Kumar, mridangam, and Tripoonithura Radharkrishnan, ghatam.

Venerated Patterns of China and Japan. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7395. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format with historical information on the instruments. Previously released as Lyrichord LLST 7395. Japanese and Chinese instrumental music performed by Yukio Nyosei Hyakuda, shakuhachi; Tim Liu, di; C. Ikehara and Lorie Brau, nagauto shamisen.

The Voice of Persian Music: A Life of Song: Bidad. 2005. World Village 468043. One compact disc; program notes and translations of song texts in French and English (20 p.). Previously released material recorded in Iran in 1984. Texts by Hafiz, set to music by Parviz Meshkatian. Sung by Mohammad Reza Shajarian, accompanied by various musicians.

La voix de la Mésopotamie/Voice of Mesopotamia. 2003. Long Distance 0450103. One compact disc. Iraqi classical music sung by Farida Mohammad Ali, accompanied by the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble. [La voix de la Mesopotamie]

Europe

Abruzzo. 2001. Rounder Records 11661-1811-2. One compact disc; program notes by Goffredo Plastino and others, plus texts with English translations, bibliography, and discography (40 p.). Field recordings made by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella in 1954; previously released. Italian folk music from the Abruzzo region. Various performers.

The Acoustic Folk Box. 2002. Topic Records TSCD 4001. Four compact discs; program notes (55 p.). Compilation by David Suff of British Isles folk revival music, spanning the period 1960 to 2000. Various performers and groups.

The Art of the Cimbalom. 2003. Traditional Crossroads CD 4314. One compact disc; biographical and program notes. Eastern European folk music, primarily from Romania, Hungary, and Western Ukraine. Performed by Alexander Fedoriouk, cimbalom, buben, and drymba, accompanied by various musicians.

Balkan Gypsies (Music Rough Guide). 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1159CD. One compact disc. Compilation of Balkan Romani music, primarily from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece. Various performers.

Balkans en folie/Crazy Balkans. 2002. Sunset France SA 141082. One compact disc. Folk and popular music of the Balkan diaspora in Odessa. Performed by the group Poza.

Ballads at the End of Time. 2003. Piranha Musik CD-PIR 1787. One sound disc; program notes. Balkan/world music performed by Boris Kovac, saxophone, and the LaDaABa Orchestra.

Best of Greece. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1957. One compact disc. Greek folk and popular music selected from a previously released 4 disc set of the same title (EUCD 0411). Performers include Michalis Terzis, Kriteos, Romiosini, and The Athenians.

Bulgarian Gypsy Music. 2002. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1757. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Bulgarian and Bulgarian Romani music performed by Ibro Lolov, accordion, with Trajcho Lolov, guitar; Georgi Nochev, violin; and Angelina Lolova and Boris Marinovich, vocals.

Celtic Dreams. 2003. Ellipsis Arts 4520. One compact disc. Lullabies from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Brittany, sung in various languages. Various performers.

Coplas sefardies. 2005. Buda Musique 860109. One compact disc; program and biographical notes and bibliography in French, English, and Spanish (36 p.). Judeo-Spanish songs composed by Alberto Hemsi (1897-1975) based on traditional tunes and poetry; sung in Ladino. Performed by Pedro Aledo, voice, and Ludovic Amadeus Selmi, piano.

Douduk: The Sound of Armenia. 2005. Naxos World 76042-2. One compact disc; program notes by Armen Manukyan (7 p.). Principally folk songs and dances from Armenia, featuring the douduk. Performed by Armen Grigoryan and Armen Gazaryan, douduk; Norair Davtyan, kamancha; Shushanik Sagatelyan, kanoon; Laura Mamyan and Eduard Beglaryan, vocals; Artur Grigoryan, blul, shvi; Robert Durunts, dhol; and Avetis Khachatryan, oud.

Gili Garabdi: Ancient Secrets of Gypsy Brass. 2005. Asphalt Tango Records CD-ATR 0605. One compact disc; program notes by Garth Cartwright. Music composed primarily by Adrian Sical. Romanian Romani brass band music in a jazz style. Performed by Fanfare Ciocarlia.

Go On, Sing Another Song. 2002. Rounder Records 82161-1833-2. One compact disc; program notes, bibliography, and song texts (36 p.). Scottish folk songs recorded by Alan Lomax in 1957. Performed by Davie Stewart, vocals and accordion.

La Hongrie: musiques à danser. 1997. Arion Records ARN 64415. One compact disc; notes in French and English on the music and the instruments (6 p.). Hungarian folk songs and dance music, performed by the Ferenc Sebö Ensemble. [Ferenc Sebo]

Italian Treasury: Emilia Romagna. 2001. Rounder Records 11661-1804-2. One compact disc; program notes and lyrics (40 p.). Field recordings made by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella in 1954; previously released. Italian folk music from the Emilia-Romagna region, with interviews. Various performers.

Jeannie Robertson: The Queen Among the Heather. 1998. Rounder Records 11661-1720-2. One compact disc; program notes and lyrics (36 p.). Unaccompanied Scottish folk songs recorded by Alan Lomax in 1953. Performed by Jeannie Robertson.

Kenge polifonike Läbe. 2003. Daqui 332018. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (16 p.). Lab Albanian folk songs performed by the male vocal sextet Vranisht. [Kenge polifonike Labe].

Liguria: Baiardo and Imperia. 2002. Rounder Records 11661-1816-2. One compact disc; program notes, texts with English translations, bibliography, and discography (36 p.). Field recordings made by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella in 1954; previously released. Italian folk music from the Liguria region, with interviews.

Lombardia. 2005. Rounder Records 11661-1871-2. One compact disc; program notes in English by Bruno Pianta, plus Italian song texts with English translations, bibliography, and discography (30 p.). Field recordings made by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella in 1954; previously released. Italian folk music from Lombardy.

Nigriz: anches & cuivres de la méditerranée/Reeds and Brass Instruments of the Mediterranean. 2002. Buda Musique 1985502. One compact disc; program notes in English and French (31 p.). Primarily Greek folk music for wind and percussion ensemble. Performed by Une Anche Passe, with assisting musicians. [Anches & cuivres de la mediterranee]

Pays läbe: plaints et chants d’amour/Läbe Country: Complaints and Love Songs. 2004. Ocora Radio France C 560188. One compact disc; program notes by Bernard Lortat-Jacob in French with English translation, plus Albanian lyrics with French and English translations (20 p.). Albanian folk songs exemplifying the three main genres of Lab polyphony. Performed by Nazif Çelaj, Nikolin Likaj, Fatbardha Brahimi, Arap Çeloleskaj, Teki Kanani, Manush Brahimi, and Muhamet Tartari. [Pay labe; Labe Country; Nazif Celaj; Arap Celoleskaj]

Save the World/Salvamm’o munno. 2004. Wrasse Records WRASS 124. One compact disc, including 2 video files in .mpg format; program notes with lyrics in partial English translation (16 p.). Italian popular/world music incorporating traditional processional rhythms of Southern Italian bottari (barrel drummers). Performed by Enzo Avitabile, the group Bottari, Cantori del Miserere di Sessi, and guest musicians including Khaled, Manu Dibango, Hugh Masekela, Amina, Simon Shaheen, Baba Sissoko, Bachir Mizmar, Luigi Lai, and Zi Giannino del Sorbo.

Traditional Music in the Faroe Islands, 1950-1999. 2003. Frémeaux & Associés. FA 5036. Two compact discs; program notes in English and French by Árni Dahl, Kristian Blak, Kári Sverrisson, and others (53 p.). Folk music of the Faroe Islands; vocals sung in Faroese and Danish. Various performers. [Fremeaux & Associes; Arni Dahl; Kari Sverrisson]

The Trallaleri of Genoa. 1999. Rounder Records 11661-1802-2. One compact disc; program notes by Alan Lomax, Edward Neill, and Goffredo Plastino, plus texts with English translations, bibliography, and discography (24 p.). Field recordings made by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella in 1954. Italian folk songs from Genoa performed by 5-part male choruses.

Tramps & Hawkers. 2002. Rounder Records 82161-1834-2. One compact disc; program notes with songs texts and bibliography (36 p.). Scottish folk songs plus interviews, recorded by Alan Lomax and Hamish Henderson in 1951 and 1953. Performed by Jimmy MacBeath.

Tzigane/Gipsy. 1999. Sunset France SA 141038. One sound disc. Romani music performed by Martin Schäfer, violin, Eugeniu Valadan, cimbalom, and Maylise, vocals. [Martin Schafer]

Uprooting. 2004. World Village 468036. One compact disc; program notes in English. Polish folk and world music, performed by the Warsaw Village Band, with additional musicians.

València: cant d'estil: joutes chantées/Singing Contests. 2005. Ocora Radio France C 560189. One compact disc; program notes by Bernard Lortat-Jacob in French with English and Spanish translations, plus texts in the Valencian Catalan dialect with French, English, and Spanish translations (24 p.). Primarily Spanish folk songs from the Valencia region, accompanied by guitars, winds, and percussion. Performed by Josepa Blasco, Pilar Garcia, and Xiquet del Carme, vocals, plus accompanying instrumentalists. [Valencia: Cant d’estil: joutes chantees].

World after History. 2005. Piranha Musik CD-PIR 1997. One compact disc; program notes (8 p.). Jazz and world music from Serbia. Performed by Boris Kovac, saxophone and voice, and the group La Campanella, with assisting musicians.

A World Without Horses: A Portrait of a Traditional Singer. 2000. Topic Records TSCD 514. One compact disc; program notes and lyrics. English folk music recorded in 1974-1980. Performed by Walter Pardon, vocals.

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