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Current Discography, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Summer 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.

General | Africa | Americas | Asia and Oceania | Europe

General

Beginner’s Guide to Arabia. 2003. Nascente NSBOX 005. Three compact discs: 1. "Arabian Classics”; 2. "Arabian Pop”; 3. "Arabian Lounge.” Arabian popular music from North Africa and West Asia, compiled by Nigel Williamson; various performers.

Beginner’s Guide to World Lounge. 2005. Nascente NSBOX 017. Three compact discs: 1. "Lounge Bar”; 2. "Lounge Club”; 3. "Lounge Chill”; program notes. Compilation of lounge music by various performers.

The Essential Guide to Arabia. 2005. Essential Guide ESGCD 304. Three compact discs: 1. "Legends”; 2. "Raï Rebels”; 3. "Pop & Beyond.” Arabian popular music from North Africa and West Asia; various performers. [Rai]

The Hidden Gate: Jewish Music Around the World. 2003. Rounder Records 5084-5085. Two compact discs.; program notes by Dan Rosenberg, with a PDF file of expanded notes on disc one. Compilation of previously released music by various performers.

Mediterranean Voyage: Gibraltar to Istanbul. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1948. One compact disc; notes and some song texts in English, French, and German. Compilation of folk and popular music; various performers.

Music Rough Guide's Off the Beaten Track. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 904. One compact disc. Compilation by Phil Stanton of selections from the Rough Guide series; various performers.

20 Best of Island Music. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1941. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Compilation of music principally from the Caribbean and the Pacific Rim by various performers.

Africa

Amassakoul. 2004. World Village 468026. One compact disc; program notes and English translations of song texts (16 p.). Tuareg popular music from Mali performed by the group Tinariwen.

L’Appel des Oasis/The Call of the Oases. 2004. Institut du Monde Arabe 321061. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation, plus partial text translations in French and English. Moroccan vocal and instrumental music from the Tafilalet region performed by various ensembles.

Beginner’s Guide to Africa. 2005. Nascente NSBOX 013. Three compact discs: 1. "African Legends”; 2. "African Classics”; 3. "African Future.” Compilation of African popular music by various performers.

Brenda Fassie: Greatest Hits. 2004. Narada 8 75547 2. One compact disc. Compilation of South African popular music recorded 1983-2001 and previously released. Performed by "The Queen of African Pop,” Brenda Fassie, with accompanying musicians.

Ceasefire. 2005. Riverboat Records TUGCD 1038. One compact disc. Sudanese rap with oud, performed by rapper Emmaneul Jal (southern Sudan) and Abdel Gadir Salim, oud (northern Sudan).

Chants myènè: De Port-Gentil à Lambaréné/Myènè Songs: From Port-Gentil to Lambaréné. 2005. Ocora Radio France C 560204. One compact disc; notes in French by Sylvie Le Bomin and Florence Bikoma, with English translation, and partial French and English song text translations (28 p.). Folk and popular dance songs, chants, and children’s games of the Myènè (Orungu, Nkomi, Galwa) of Gabon recorded 1954-1961 and 2005. Performed by various musicians. [Chants myene; De Port-Gentil a Lambarene; Myene Songs; From Port-Gentil to Lambarene]

Chasseurs du Dallol Mawri/Hunters of the Dallol Mawri. 2005. Ocora Radio France C 560170. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (20 p.). Hunting songs with gurumi accompanied of the Hausa of the Dallol Mawri region of Niger; various performers.

Congotronics 1: Konono N°1. 2004. Crammed World CRAW 27. One compact disc. Amplified street band music from Kinshasa, Congo, drawn from the Bazombo trance music repertoire. Performed by Tout Puissant Likembe Konono N°1 de Mingiedi.

Congotronics 2: Buzz‘n’Rumble from the Urb’n’Jungle. 2006. Crammed World CRAW 29. One compact disc and one videodisc; notes (12 p.). Amplified folk and popular music from Kishasa, Congo by various performers.

Di korpu ku alma [Lura]. 2005. Escondida Music ESC 65112. One compact disc plus one videodisc. Cape Verdean popular music, performed by Lura with supporting musicians.

Djembe Djembe. 2005. Sunset France SA 141119. One compact disc. West African music performed by Jean-Claude Gallet Zéa, djembe and Le Sinaï d’Abidjan. [Jean-Claude Gallet Zea; Le Sinai d’Abidjan]

Dounia. 2005. O+ Records OP 105. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (24 p.). Popular music from Senegal with Mandingo lyrics, performed by Mokhtar Samba, drums, with supporting musicians.

The Essential Guide to Africa. 2005. Union Square Music ESGCD 302. Three compact discs: 1. "African Legends”; 2. "Acoustic Africa”; 3. "Free Spirits.” Compilation of previously released African popular and folk music recordings by various performers.

Festival in the Desert. 2003. World Village 468010. One compact disc; notes. Music from the festival held in Essakane, Mali, January 6-8 2003 celebrating the music and culture of the Tuareg. Also available on DVD (World Village 458020). Various Tuareg and non-Tuareg performers.

4 Track Recording Session. 2006. Alula Records ALU 2001. Two compact discs; notes in English, with discography. Compilation of Shona-language Zimbabwean popular music recorded 1974-1979 and previously released. Performed by The Green Arrows.

Guitar Fö. 2004. World Village 479016. One compact disc; program noes in French and English by Christian Mousset (12 p.). Guinean popular music performed by Sékou Bembeya Diabaté, guitar and vocals, with supporting musicians. [Guitar Fo; Sekou Bembeya Diabate]

Honeysuckle/Mesk Elil. 2005. Wrasse Records 170. One compact disc; English translation of Arabic language song texts. Algerian popular songs performed by Souad Massi, vocals and guitar, with supporting musicians.

Kongo Magni. 2005. World Village 468051. One compact disc; notes and song text summaries in French and English (8 p.). Popular music from Mali, performed by Boubacar Traoré, guitar and vocals, with supporting musicians. [Boubacar Traore]

Mali Blue. 2004. World Village 468033. One compact disc. Bambara-language popular music from Mali performed by Lobi Traoré, vocals and guitar, with supporting musicians. [Lobi Traore]

Mokanda. 2005. PlayaSound PS 65284. One compact disc; program notes in French and English. Lingala language popular songs with percussion from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, performed by Bana Kin.

Musique andalouse d’Alger/Andalusian Music from Algiers. 2002. Institut du Monde Arabe 321046. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation, plus song summaries or texts in French and English translation (18 p.). Songs and instrumental music performed by Nassima, vocals and mandola, with assisting musicians.

Musique des pygmées Bibayak: Chantres de l’épopée/Music of the Bibayak Pygmies: Epic Cantors. 2001. Ocora Radio France C 582053. One compact disc; program notes in French and English by Pierre Sallée. Originally released on CD in 1983 (Ocora Radio France C 559053). Songs of the BaAka of Gabon recorded 1966-1973; and a portion of the Fang epic, Mvet, recorded in 1973 in Koko Esi, Gabon. Various performers. [Musique des pygmees Bibayak; Chantres de l’epopee; Pierre Sallee]

Orchestres et lithophones kabiyé/Kabiyé Orchestras and Lithophones. 2004. Ocora Radio France C 560195. One compact disc; program notes with bibliographical references in French and English. Music of the Kabiyé of Togo, performed by various soo orchestras and lithophone soloists. [Orchestres et lithophones kabiye; Kabiye Orchestras and Lithophones]

Orientation. 2005. Stern’s Africa STCD 1100. One compact disc; notes by Ken Braun. Senegalese popular music performed by Thione Seck, lead vocals and percussion, with accompanying musicians.

Rhapsodie pour luth/Rhapsody for Lute. 2004. Institut du Monde Arabe 321057. One compact disc. Tunesian songs with lute performed by Yousra Dhahbi.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Madagascar. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1163. One compact disc. Compilation of music by various performers.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Tanzania. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1158. One enhanced compact disc that includes a non-sound data track with an interview with the compiler and other material; (printed) notes. Popular music of Tanzania, compiled by Werner Graebner and performed by various musicians.

The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara: Moorish Traditions to Desert Rock and Roll. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1153. One compact disc; notes (12 p.). Compilation by Andy Morgan of previously released material performed by various artists.

Samory. 2002. Cobalt 09354-2. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Popular music from Mali, performed by Abdoulaye Diabaté with the Koutiala Orchestra. [Abdoulaye Diabate]

Soul of Angola: Anthologie de la musique angolaise, 1965-1975. 2001. Lusafrica 362392. Two compact discs; program notes in French and English (11 p.). Angolan popular music, performed by various artists.

Tékitoi. 2004. Wrasse Records 126. One compact disc and one videodisc; Arabic, French, and Spanish language song texts with English and French translations. Algerian popular music performed by Rachid Taha, vocals, with supporting musicians. [Tekitoi]

Trésors de la musique algérienne/Treasures of Algerian Music. 2003. Institut du Monde Arabe 321054 and 321055. Two compact discs; program notes in French with English translation (35 p.). Compilation of classical and folk music from the archives of Algerian Radio, performed by various vocalists with supporting instrumentalists. [Tresors de la musique algerienne]

Turquoise. 2002. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1780. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish, plus transliterated Arabic lyrics with English translation. Songs influenced by Libyan, Moroccan, and Algerian Bedouin music, performed by Dalinda.

Whendo. 2004. World Village 468050. One compact disc; song texts. Popular music from Benin performed by the Gangbé Brass Band. [Gangbe Brass Band]

Americas

Afro Cuban Music. 2005. PlayaSound PS 65288. One compact disc; notes in French and English, plus song texts (11 p.). Cuban popular music with Cameroonian elements, performed by Patrick Noah, vocals and guitar, with Septeto Araison.

Akwekon Skennen. 2003. Alula Records ALU 1041. One compact disc. Songs of various First Nations peoples residing in Wahta Territory, Ontario, Canada. Performed by the Kanenhi:io Singers.

Argentina: The Indians of the Gran Chaco. 2005. Lyrichord Archive Series LAS 7295. One compact disc, including program notes in PDF format. Reissue of Lyrichord LLST 7295, recorded in 1974. Songs of the Mataco and Choroti, sung in Mataco-Mataguayo.

¡Arriba Suena Marimba!: Currulao Marimba Music from Colombia. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40514. One compact disc; notes in English and Spanish (32 p.). Colombian folk songs with marimba ensemble, performed by Grupo Naidy.

Beginner’s Guide to Cuba. 2003. Nascente NSBOX 006. Three compact discs: 1. "Classic Cuba”; 2. "Jazzy Cuba”; 3. "Salsa Cuba”; program notes. Compilation of previously released Cuban popular music by various performers.

Beginner's Guide to Latin Music. 2005. Nascente NSBOX 015. Three compact discs: 1. "Old School”; 2. "Soul School”; 3. "Nu School”; program notes. Compilation of Latin American popular music, 1960s to 2005, by various performers.

Beginner’s Guide to Salsa. 2003. Nascente NSBOX 004. Three compact discs: 1. "Warming Up!”; 2. "Getting Hotter!”; "Dance Meltdown!” Compilation of salsa recordings made between 1973 and 2002 by various performers.

Beginner’s Guide to Tango. 2005. Nascente NSBOX 010. Three compact discs: 1. "Genesis”; 2. "Evolution”; 3. Contemporary. Compilation of tango music recorded between 1907 and 2003 by various performers.

Brazil: Capoeira. 2004. Sunset France SA 141097. One compact disc. Music to accompany capoeira, perfomed by Iram Custodio and accompanying musicians.

Brazilian Lounge. 2006. Putumayo World Music PUT 247-2. One compact disc; notes in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Popular Brazilian music by various performers.

Cajuns de Louisiane. 2005. Sunset France SA 14114. One compact disc. Cajun standards performed by Vilaine Manière. [Vilaine Maniere]

La Cantina: "Entre copa y copa … .” 2006. Narada 3 34248 2. One compact disc; song texts. Mexican ranchera songs performed by Lila Downs, with accompanying musicians including Flaco Jimenez, accordion.

The Caribbean. 2006. Putumayo World Music PUT 245-2. One compact disc; program notes and discography in English, with French and Spanish translations (35 p.). Compilation of music previously released in 1996-2005 by various performers.

Chamamé: Musique de Corrientes/Music of Corrientes. 2005. Ocora Radio France C 560186. One compact disc; program notes in French, English, and Spanish, and Spanish song texts with French and English translations (36 p.). Northeast Argentinean chamamé from Corrientes province, performed by Rudi and Nini Flores with accompanying musicians. [Chamame]

The Charm of Chamamé. 200?. WeltWunder 601. One compact disc. Northeast Argentinean chamamé performed by Chango Spasiuk, accordion. [Chamame]

Choros & Alegria. 2005. Adventure Music AM 1022 2. One compact disc; Portuguese lyrics with English translations included (13 p.). Brazilian music composed and performed by Moacir Santos with supporting musicians.

Classic African American Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40191. One compact disc program notes. Various performers, recorded in 1952-2004.

Classic Railroad Songs. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW 40192. One compact disc; program notes by Jeff Place, with bibliography and discography (33 p.). American railroad songs recorded in 1942-1981, mostly previously released 1952-1997. Various performers.

Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up. 2006. Numero Group N 006. One compact disc; notes. Remastered compilation of reissued material. Popular music from Belize, compiled and remastered from material originally issued in the 1960s and 1970s; various performers.

De cada día. 2004. Le Chant du Monde 5741291 and 5741292. Two compact discs; program notes in English, French, and Spanish, and partial Spanish-language lyrics with French translation (55 p.). Argentinian popular music recorded 1964-2004, performed by Cuarteto Cedron with supporting musicians. [De cada dia]

Dominos. 2005. Rounder Records 6112. One dual disc (one side compact disc, one side videodisc). Cajun music and interviews, performed by Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys.

The Essential Guide to Salsa. 2005. Union Square Music ESGCD 303. Three compact discs. Various Performers.

The Essential Ibrahim Ferrer. 2006. Manteca MANT DBL 503. Two compact discs; program notes by Rick Glanvill in English. Compilation of previously released Cuban popular music, performed by Ibrahim Ferrer, vocals, with assisting musicians.

First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Records SFW CD 40534. One compact disc; notes by Gordon Rohlehr (17 p.). Calypso songs from Trinidad recorded by Emory Cook, 1957-1959. Performed by the Mighty Sparrow, guitar and vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Folk Songs & Ballads from Mexico. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1975. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish, plus Spanish language lyrics included. Performed by Trio Azteca.

The French Antilles: We Will Play Love Tonight! 2004. Rounder Select 1733. One compact disc; program notes by Kenneth Bilby and Morton Marks, French or French Creole song texts with English translations, and bibliography (40 p.). Field recordings of folk music from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Barthélémy made by Alan Lomax in 1962; various performers. [St. Barthelemy]

Harpe de Perou/Peruvian Harp. 2005. Sunset France SA 141118. One compact disc. Performed by Florencio Coronado, Andean harp.

Jarana's Four Aces/Los Cuatro Ases de la Jarana: Vocal Duets from the Streets of Lima. 2005. Topic Records TSCD 926. One compact disc; program notes in English (20 p.). Peruvian singing duels recorded in 1958; various performers.

Louisiana: Catch That Train and Testify! (Deep River of Song). 2004. Rounder Select 1830. One compact disc; notes by John Cowley and Barry Jean Ancelet, with lyrics in English and French Creole. Field recordings of folk music from Louisiana made in 1934-1940 and circa 1980 by Alan, John A., and Ruby Terrill Lomax, and Paul Yeager; various performers.

Mandolin Boogie. 2004. Arhoolie 9046. One compact disc. Country and bluegrass music recorded in the 1974s and at a 1979 reunion session by The Armstrong Twins.

Masters of the Old-Time Country Autoharp. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40115. One compact disc; program notes. American folk and country music recorded in 1925-1961; originally released in 1962. Various performers.

The Mayor of MacDougal Street: Rarities, 1957-1969. 2005. Multicultural Media MCM 4005. Compilation of previously unreleased performances of American and British folk songs and interviews, performed by Dave Van Ronk, guitar and vocals, with supporting musicians.

Negro Color. 2004. World Village 468032. One compact disc; Spanish-language song texts with English translations. Latin American popular songs performed by Afro-Peruvian vocalist Tania Libertad with supporting musicians.

New Old Music. 2005. Adventure Music AM 1018 2. One compact disc; program notes in English (10 p.). Brazilian choros performed by the Modern Traditions Ensemble.

Rastlin' Jacob: The Music of the Spiritual Baptists of Trinidad and Tobago. 2003. Rounder Records 1115. One compact disc; program notes, song texts, discography, bibliography (33 p.). Field recordings of hymns made in Trinidad in 1939 by Melville and Frances Herskovits.

Regional Barnabé. 2004. World Village 498007. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish (15 p.). Brazilian choros performed by the group Regional Barnabé. [Regional Barnabe]

Rise Up!/Shteyt oyf! 2003. Rounder Records 3197. One compact disc; program notes and Yiddish song texts with English translations (20 p.). Contemporary klezmer music performed by The Klezmatics.

Rolas de Aztlán: Songs of the Chicano Movement. 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40516. One compact disc; program notes by Estevan César Azcona and Russell Rodríguez, and Spanish-language song texts with English translations (37 p.). Political songs recorded in 1966-circa 1999 by various performers/activists; most material previously released. [Rolas de Aztlan; Estevan Cesar Azcona; Russell Rodriguez]

The Rough Guide to Bottleneck Blues. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1151. One compact disc; notes (12 p.). Compilation of slide blues guitar performed by various musicians.

The Rough Guide to Dub: Original Dub Masters. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1149. One compact disc; notes by compiler Steve Barrow. Compilation of previously released material by King Tubby and various other performers.

The Rough Guide to Latin Music for Children. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1167. One compact disc; notes by Dan Rosenberg (12 p.). Compilation of Latin American popular music performed by various artists.

The Rough Guide to the Music of the Andes: Bolivia: Living Traditions from La Paz to Potosi. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1147. One compact disc; notes (12 p.). Compilation of Bolivian popular and folk music, performed by various artists.

The Rough Guide to Urban Latino. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1160. One compact disc. Compilation of Latin American popular music performed by various musicians.

The Rough Guide to Zydeco: Allons danser! 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1145. One compact disc; notes. Compilation by Herman Fuselier; various performers.

Son: Soul of a Nation. 2005. Riverboat Records TUGCD 1039. One compact disc; Spanish language song texts with English translations. Cuban popular music performed by Sierra Maestra.

Time Again. 2004. Rounder Select 0519. One compact disc; program notes (16 p.). Old-time Appalachian fiddle tunes and songs, performed by Dirk Powell with accompanying musicians.

Toda Buenos Aires. 2000. Iris Musique 3001835. One compact disc (track 13 is a video); program notes in French and English, translated from Spanish (12 p.). Argentinean tango music performed by Susana Blaszko, vocals, with supporting instrumentalists.

Venezuela: Arpa. 2005. Sunset France SA 141120. One compact disc. Venezuelan music performed by Rafael Ochoa and Rafael Aponte on instruments including arpa, cuatro, and maracas.

Asia and Oceania

Aborigènes d'Australie/Australian Aboriginals. 2005. Sunset France SA 141116. One compact disc. Music and songs of the Noka Aborigines of the Ngukurr community in Arnhem Land. [Aborigenes d’Australie]

L’Amour courtois/Courtly Love. 2002. Institut du Monde Arabe 321013. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation (12 p.). Suites of Syrian songs of the mawwal sharqawi genre performed by Adib al-Dayikh, vocals, with Ensemble al-Kindi and supporting musicians.

Anthology of World Music: Lebanon. 2003. Rounder Records 5148. One compact disc; program notes (16 p.). Originally issued circa 1972, Musicaphon BM 30 SL 2030. Prayer music of Lebanese Druse, Matawila Shiites, and Hanafi Sunni Muslims, recorded in 1972 from various performers.

Antik bir hüzün. 2005. Kalan Musik CD 356. One compact disc; Ladino song texts with Turkish translations included. Remastered reissue of a 1989 recordings of Sephardic songs from Turkey orginally released in 1992. Performed by the Janet and Jak Esim Ensemble. [Antik bir huzun]

The Art of the Afghan Rubab (Music of Central Asia, Vol. 3). 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40522. One compact disc and one video disc; program note in English, bibliography, discography, filmography (28 p.). Afghani music performed by Homayun Sakhi with vocal (Pushto language) and instrumental accompaniment.

The Art of the Koto, Volume 1. 2000. Celestial Harmonies 13186-2. One compact disc; program notes in English by Steven G. Nelson, plus Romanized Japanese-language texts with English translations (24 p.). Performed by Nanae Yoshimura, koto; and Satomi Fukami, shamisen.

The Art of the Koto, Volume 2: From Yatsuhashi to Miyagi. 2001. Celestial Harmonies 13187-2. One compact disc; notes in English by Steven G. Nelson, plus Romanized Japanese-language texts with English translations (19 p.). Performed by Yoshimura Nanae, koto; Fukami Satomi, koto and shamisen, and Mitsuhashi Kifu, shakuhachi.

The Art of the Koto, Volume 3: Works for Nijugen. 2003. Celestial Harmonies 13188-2. One compact disc; notes by Steven G. Nelson (16 p.). Performed by Nanae Yoshimura, nijugen (21-string koto); and Kifu Mitsuhashi, shakuhachi.

The Art of the Shakuhachi, Volume 1. 2001. Celestial Harmonies 13224-2. One compact disc; notes by Gerald Groemer. Performed by Kifu Mitsuhashi, shakuhachi.

The Art of the Shakuhachi, Volume 2. 2003. Celestial Harmonies 13225-2. One compact disc; notes by Gerald Groemer (8 p.). Performed by Kifu Mitsuhashi, shakuhachi.

Beginner’s Guide to Bollywood. 2003. Nascente NSBOX 003. Three compact discs: 1. "Vintage Bollywood”; 2. "Funky Bollywood”; 3. "Modern Bollywood.” Compilation of Indian film music excerpts by various performers.

La Chanson d'Aden/The Aden Song. 2002. Institut du Monde Arabe 321047. One compact disc; notes in French by Jean Lambert with English translation, with partial vocal text in French and English translation (12 p.). Yemeni songs performed by Mohammed Murshid Naji, vocals and oud; Khalil Mohammed Khalil, vocals and oud; with assisting musicians.

Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks: Invisible Face of the Beloved (Music of Central Asia, Vol. 2). 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40521. One compact disc and one videodisc; program notes in English, bibliography, discography, and Uzbek and Tajik song texts with English translations (41 p.). Performed by the Academy of Maqâm. [Academy of Maqam]

Gamelan of Central Java I: Classical Gendings. 2001. Dunya Records FY 8041. One compact disc; program notes by John Noise Manis. Music of the Surakarta court, performed by pesindhèn Nyi Cendaniraras, with faculty members of Sekolah Tinngi Seni Indonesia (STSI), Surakarta. [pesindhen]

Gamelan of Central Java II: Ceremonial Music. 2001. Dunya Records FY 8042. One compact disc; program notes by John Noise Manis. Recorded by John Noise Manis in Surakarta, 1996 and 2001.

Gamelan of Central Java III: Modes and Timbres. 2004. Dunya Records FY 8073. One compact disc; program notes by John Noise Manis (20 p.). Performed by musicians of STSI, Surakarta, directed by Joko Purwanto.

Gamelan of Central Java IV: Spiritual Music. 2004. Dunya Records FY 8074. One compact disc; program notes by John Noise Manis. Performed by musicians of STSI, Surakarta, directed by Joko Purwanto.

Gamelan of Central Java V: Gaya Yogyakarta. 2005. Dunya Records FY 8075. One compact disc; program notes by John Noise Manis. Performed by musicians of Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), Yogyakarta.

Gamelan of Central Java VI: Kraton Surakarta. 2005. Dunya Records FY 8103. One compact disc; program notes by John Noise Manis. Music of the Surakarta court, performed by pesindhèn Nyi Cendaniraras, and musicians of STSI and of Kraton Surakarta. [pesindhen]

Gamelan of Central Java VII: Edge of Tradition. 2006. Dunya Records 8104. One compact disc; program notes by John Noise Manis. Performed by pesindhèn Nyi Cendaniraras and Nyi Suparsih, and musicians of STSI, Surakarta, directed by Joko Purwanto. [pesindhen]

Haydar Haydar: Masters of Turkish Music. 2003. Rounder Select 1140. One compact disc; program notes, plus song lyrics in Turkish and English (19 p.). Compilation of Ottoman court, folk, and popular music recorded in 1904-1953 by various performers.

L'Heure de Salomon/The Hour of Solomon. 2001. Institut du Monde Arabe 321032. One compact disc; biographical and program notes by Jean Lambert in French, with English translation, plus French and English translations of song texts (10 p.). Yemeni songs with oud, performed by Mohammad al-Harithi.

Illuminations. 2006. Traditional Crossroads 4326. One compact disc; notes by Ravi Shankar. Indian classical music performed by Kartik Seshadri, sitar; Arup Chatterjee, tabla; and supporting musicians.

Inde/India: Tabla Solo. 2005. PlayaSound PS 65291. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (7 p.). Indian classical music performed by Latif Ahmed Khan, tabla, and Moinuddin Khan, sarangi.

Laos: Royal Ballet of Luang Prabang. 2005. Sunset France SA 141110. One compact disc. Laotian music performed by the Royal Ballet of Luan Prabang.

A Life in Music: Best of the EMI Years. 2006. Times Square Records TSQ 9052. Two compact discs. Indian popular instrumental music performed by Ananda Shankar.

The Man and His Music. 2005. Saregama NFC 1506234. Two compact discs. Indian classical music performed by Ravi Shankar, sitar, with assisting musicians, and accompanying narration on the music and Indian music theory.

Mountain Music from Kyrgyzstan (Music of Central Asia, Vol. 1) 2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40520. One compact disc plus one video disc; program notes in English, bibliography, discography, and Kyrgyz-language song texts with English translation (45 p.). Kyrgyz folk music performed by Ensemble Tengir-Too.

The Music of Afghanistan (Anthology of World Music). 2003. Rounder Records 5121. One compact disc. Compilation of music from Afghanistan by various performers.

The Music of Pakistan (Anthology of World Music). 2003. Rounder Records 5147. One compact disc; notes by Alain Daniélou and Max Peter Baumann (9 p.). Indo-Pakistani classical music performed by Mohammad Sharif Khan, sitar. [Alain Danielou]

Musique citadine de l’ère Edo/Urban Music of the Edo Period (1603-1868). 2005. Ocora Radio France C 560196. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (11 p.). Japanese urban music of the Edo period, performed by the Ensemble Hijiri Kaï. [Musiue citadine de l’ere Edo; Ensemble Hijiri Kai]

Naariits Biilye/Let's Dance!: Mongolian Khuuryn Tatlaga. 1999.Pan Records PAN 2061 CD. One compact disc; notes (19 p.). Mongolian folk music, performed by Ensemble Altai-Hangai.

A Night in Istanbul: Traditional Ottoman Music Meets the Latest Turkish Beats. 2005. Metro Doubles METRCD 569. Two compact discs; program notes in English. Compilation of Turkish popular music by various artists.

Persian and Middle Eastern Percussion. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1969. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Performed by Zarbang.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Central Asia: Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan: Sounds of the Silk Road. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1129. One compact disc; program notes by compiler Simon Broughton (12 p.). Compilation of previously released music by various performers.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Israel. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1168. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of Israeli music by Dan Rosenberg; performed by various musicians.

Le Sawt de Bahreïn/The Sawt in Bahrain. 2004. Institut du Monde Arabe 321040. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation, with song texts in French and English translation. Songs from Bahrain with instrumental accompaniment, performed by Ensemble Muhammad Faris. [Le Sawt de Bahrein]

Le Sawt de Kowait/The Sawt of Kuwait. 2004. Institut du Monde Arabe 321041. One compact disc; notes by Habib Yammine in French and English, with song texts in French and English translation (20 p.). Songs from Kuwait with instrumental accompaniment, performed by Ensemble Al-Umayri.

Songs of the Volcano. 2005. Riverboat TUGCD 1040. One compact disc and one videodisc. Folk and popular music from Papua New Guinea, performed by various string bands and Bob Brozman.

The Tabla Series: Yogesh Samsi. 2005. Sense World Music 061. One compact disc; notes by John Ball. Tabla solos in teentall and deepchandi, performed by Yogesh Samsi, tabla, and Ajay Joglekar, harmonium.

Turkish Groove. 2006. Putumayo World Music PUT 248-2. One compact disc. Popular music by various performers.

The Very Best of Chinese Music. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1947. One compact disc; notes in English, French, and German. Various performers.

La Voie de l'ecstase/The Path of Ecstasy. 2004. Institut du Monde Arabe 321051. One compact disc; notes in French and English by Habib Yammine, and texts in Arabic with French and English translations (17 p.). Sufi devotional music from Syria, performed by Noureddine Khourshid and Derviches de Damas.

Europe

Blackthorn: Irish Love Songs/An draighneán donn: Amhráin grá. 2006. World Village 468054. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and German, and English and Gaelic song texts with English translations. Previously released by Hibernian Music in 2005. Irish songs performed by Susan McKeown. [An draighnean donn; Amhrain gra]

Danses des bergers, danses des loups: Musiques traditionelles du coeur de la France. 2005. Alpha 516. Once compact disc; program notes in French with English translation. Folk dance music and songs from Central France and the Auvergne, sung in French and Occitan. Performed by Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien.

De ayer mañana. 2004. World Village 498008. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and Spanish (14 p.). Folk songs from various regions of Spain sung in Castilian, Catalan, Galician, and Basque by Eliseo Parra with supporting musicians. [De ayer manana]

Gaelic Songs of Scotland: Women at Work in the Western Isles. 2006. Rounder Records 1785. One compact disc; notes and discography in English, and Gaelic song texts with English translations (40 p.). Field recordings of Scottish work songs made by Alan Lomax in 1951; various performers.

Grèce: Traditions musicales/Greece: Traditional Music. 2006. Sunset France SA 141121. One compact disc. Folk and popular music performed by Mandragore. [Grece: Traditions musicales]

Guarda-me a vida na mão. 2003. World Village 468038. One compact disc; Portuguese songs texts with English translations. Portuguese fado sung by Ana Moura with supporting musicians. [Guarda-me a vida na mao]

Guitarra Flamenca. 2001. Iris Musique 3001849. Two compact discs. Flamenco guitar music performed by various musicians.

I Left My Sweet Homeland/Elindultan szép hazámból. 2001. Rounder Records 5163. One compact disc; program notes and lyrics. Hungarian folk music from Transylvania performed by the Ökrös Ensemble. [Elindultan szep hazambol; Okros Ensemble]

Irlande/Ireland: Pub Songs. 2005. Sunset France SA 141111. One compact disc. Performed by The Blarney Lads, The Blackwater Boys, Waxies Dargle, and Inishkea.

Master of the Russian Gypsy Violin. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1977. One compact disc; program and biographical notes in English, French, German, and Spanish included. Popular Russian Romani folk music, performed by Oleg Ponomarev with accompanying musicians.

Mighty River of Song. 2003. Topic Records TSCD 4002. Four compact discs and one videodisc; notes by David Suff (52 p.) and complete discography. Some material previously released. Mostly English folk songs performed by The Watersons, The Folksons, Blue Murder, and various other performers, recorded in 1964-2002. The videodisc contains the television documentary "Traveling for a Living,” directed by Roderick Knight and first aired on BBC2 in 1966.

Mortika: Rare vintage recordings from a Greek underworld. 2005. Arko Records ARKOCD 008. One compact disc; notes and discography in English, and Greek lyrics with English translation (50 p.). Compilation by Charles Howard of remastered rembetika 78s recorded between 1927 and 1946 in Greece, Germany, and the U.S. by various performers.

Murmúrios. 1999. L’Empreinte digitale ED 13092. One compact disc; lyrics. Portuguese fado performed by Cristina Branco, vocals, with accompanying musicians. [Murmurios]

Music from the Basque Country. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1976. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish included. Performed on Basque folk instruments by the group Muthiko Alaiak Fanfarrea.

A Musical Journey to Poland. 2000. WeltWunder Records 501. One compact disc. Polish folk and ethnopop; various performers.

Nadal. 2004. World Village 498006. One compact disc; song texts. Catalan Christmas carols sung by Marina Rossell with accompanying musicians.

1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh. 2005. Rounder Records 1786. One compact disc; notes in English and song texts with English translation. Scottish folk music recorded at the Festival by Alan Lomax; various performers.

Puglia: The Salento (Italian Treasury). 2002. Rounder Records 1805. One compact disc; program notes in English by Diego Carpitella and Sandra Tarantino, bibliography, discography, and song texts with English translations (38 p.). Field recordings of Italian folk music and songs in the Griko and Salentine dialects, made in the Salentina Peninsula in 1954 by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella; various performers.

The Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1154. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of popular music in this Indian-British genre, performed by various musicians.

The Rough Guide to Flamenco Nuevo. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1170. One compact disc; notes, including an interview with the compiler. Compilation by Chris Moss of Spanish flamenco music, performed by various artists.

Shalom Comrade!: Yiddish Music in the Soviet Union, 1928-1961. 2006. Wergo SM 1627-2. One compact disc; program notes in English and German, and English translations of song texts (36 p.). Previously released material from the archives of Rita Ottens and Joel Rubin; various performers.

Slovaquie: Musiques populaires/Slovakia: Folk Music. 2005. Ocora Records C 600014. One compact disc; notes in Slovak and English by Samo Smetana, with French translation (24 p.). Compilation of recordings of Slovak folk music made by Slovak national Radio, 1972-1999; various performers.

Son de la Frontera. 2006. World Village 468059. One compact disc. Flamenco music performed by the group Son de la Frontera.

Sounds from a Bygone Age Vol.1. 2005. Asphalt Tango Records CD-ATR 0805. One compact disc; program notes in English by Grit Friedrich (4 p.). Romanian wedding music performed by Romani lautari, recorded 1966-1977. Performed by Ion Petre Stoican, violin and vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Tchorba. 2005. World Village 468046. One compact disc; French and Romani song texts with English translation. Material previously released in 2004. French Romani popular music performed by Les Yeux Noirs.

Thracian Rhapsody: The New Wedding Music in Bulgaria, Volume 1. 1999. Labor Records LAB 7019-2. One compact disc; program notes. Bulgarian svatbarska muzika performed by various musicians, including Yîldîz Ibrahimova, vocals; and Ivo Papazov, clarinet. [Yildiz Ibrahimova]

Thracian Rhapsody, Volume 2: The Wedding. 2001. Labor Records LAB 7028-2. One compact disc; program notes. Bulgarian svatbarska muzika performed by various musicians, including Yîldîz Ibrahimova, vocals; and Ivo Papazov, clarinet. [Yildiz Ibrahimova]

Together Again: Legends of Bulgarian Wedding Music. 2005. Traditional Crossroads CD 4330. One compact disc; Bulgarian and Romani song texts with English translations. Bulgarian svatbarska muzika, performed by Ivo Papazov, clarinet, Yuri Yunakov, saxophone, and supporting musicians.

Traditional Songs from Georgia. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1959. One compact disc; notes. Georgian men’s vocal polyphony, unaccompanied and accompanied by folk instruments, performed by Ensemble Kereoni.

Urban Gypsy. 2005. Riverboat Records TUGCD 1037. One compact disc; notes. Romanian Romani popular music performed by Shukar Collective.

Waltz Rromano. 2003. Asphalt Tango Records CD-ATR 0303. One compact disc. Romani music from the Serbian province of Vojvodina, performed by the Earth-Wheel-Sky Band.

Women of Rembetica. 2000. Rounder Records 1121. One compact disc; program notes by Charles Howard (32 p.). Greek rembetica recorded in 1928-1948 by various performers.

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