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Current Discography, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Fall 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

Blues around the World. 2006. Putumayo World Music PUT 253-2. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and Spanish. Compilation of recordings by various performers.

The Essential Guide to World Music. 2006. Union Square Music ESGCD 306. Three compact discs: 1. "African Lives”; 2. "The South American Way”; 3. "When East Meets West.” World music compilation; various performers.

Music of the Middle East: Iran, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Azerbaijan. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1930. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and German (22 p.). Compilation of songs and instrumental music from the countries named in the title; various performers.

One World, One Kid. 2005. Putumayo Kids PUT 804-2. One compact disc. Compilation of children’s songs from around the world; various performers.

Putumayo Kids Sampler: Explore the World. Putumayo World Music P983-A. One compact disc. Compilation, intended for a juvenile audience, of music from around the world; various performers.

Reggae Playground. 2006. Putumayo Kids P246-A. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Compilation, intended for a juvenile audience, of reggae from around the world. Various performers; all selections previously released (1987-2005)

Rituals and Celebrations of the World/Rituels et fêtes du monde. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66408. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (8 p.). Compilation of ritual and holiday music from around the world; various performers. [Rituels et fetes du monde]

Swing around the World. 2005. Putumayo World Music PUT 239-2. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, French, and Spanish. Compilation of swing from around the world. Various performers; all selections previously released (1964-2004).

The Very Best of the Mediterranean. Nascente NSCDD 2017. Two compact discs; notes by compiler Nigel Williamson. Popular music from Southern Europe, North Africa, and West Asia; various performers.

Africa

Acoustic Africa. 2006. Putumayo World Music PUT 254-2. One compact disc; program notes by Jacob Edgar in English, with French and Spanish translations. Various performers.

Africa Calling: Live 8 at Eden. 2006. Real World Records 09463-62804-2-4. One compact disc. Compilation of contemporary African popular music; various performers.

Africa: The Women’s Voice. 2005. Manteca MANTCD054. One compact disc; program notes by Iain Scott. Compilation of African popular music performed by various female artists.

AfricaVision: Anthologie musicale du cinéma africain/Musical Anthology of African Cinema. 2006. Buda Musique 3017264 (Vol. 1); 3017265 (Vol. 2). One compact disc per volume; program notes in French and English. Compilation by Catherine Ruelle and Michel Silvent of music from Francophone African films, 1975-2005; various performers. [Anthologie musicale du cinema africain]

Africa Yewul. 2006. Network 495112. One compact disc; program notes and song text translations in English, French, and German (28 p.). Popular music from Senegal, performed by Magou, guitar and vocals, with the group Dakar Transit; recorded in 2003.

African Folk. 2005. Sheer Sound SLCD 086. One compact disc. Compilation of folk music from Angola, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; various performers.

Algerian Raï. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1933. One compact disc; program notes. Compilation of previously released recordings; various performers. [Algerian Rai]

Beginner’s Guide to Afro Lounge. Nascente NSBOX 019. Three compact discs: 1. "Afro Bar”; 2. "Afro Club”; 3. "Afro Chill”; program notes. Compilation by DJ Dom Servini; various artists.

Boulevard de l'Indépendence. 2006. World Circuit WCD 074. One compact disc and one DVD; program notes (18 p.). Popular and folk music of Mali performed by Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra. [Boulevard de l’Independence; Toumani Diabate]

Bulawayo Jazz 1950, ’51, ’52. 2006. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 032/HT 24. One compact disc; program notes by Michael Baird. Field recordings made by Hugh Tracey in Southern Rhodesia, 1950-1952, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Various performers; some selections previously unreleased.

Colonial Dance Bands 1950/1952. 2006. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 031/HT 23. One compact disc; program notes by Michael Baird. Field recordings made by Hugh Tracey in Belgian Congo, Kenya, Northern Rhodesia, Portuguese East Africa, and Tanganyika, 1950-1952, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. Various performers; some selections previously unreleased.

Down by the River. 2006. Long Distance 0580105. One compact disc; program notes in French and English by Alain Weber and translations of Arabic song texts (18 p.). Egyptian music performed by the group Musicians of the Nile.

Fanm. 2005. Cobalt CO 100. One compact disc; program notes in French and English, with song texts (6 p.). Reunionese popular music written by Christine Salem and performed by the group Salem Tradition.

From Dakar to Johannesburg: Africa. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66523. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (11 p.). Compilation of Sub-Saharan African folk and popular music; various performers.

From Marrakech to Cairo: Oriental Moods. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66529. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (11 p.). Compilation of North African folk and popular music; various performers.

Fuji Satisfaction: Soundclash in Lagos. Piranha Musik CD-PIR 1998. One compact disc (includes a bonus video); program notes in English (8 p.). Nigerian fuji sung in Yoruba, English and Spanish; performed by Adé Bantu and Adewale Ayuba, vocals, with accompanying musicians. [Ade Bantu]

Gnawa: Music from Morocco. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1922. One compact disc. Moroccan gnawa performed by the Altaf Gnawa Group.

Gold & Wax. 2006. Palm Pictures PALMCD 2128. One compact disc; program notes. Ethiopian popular music sung in English and Amharic; performed by Gigi (Ejigayehu Shibabaw), vocals, with accompanying musicians.

In the Heart of the Moon. 2005. World Circuit/Nonesuch 79920-2. One compact disc; historical notes by Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Nick Gold, and Lucy Durán. Folk and popular music of Mali performed by Ali Farka Touré, guitar and vocals, and Toumani Diabaté, kora, with accompanying musicians. [Ali Farka Toure; Toumani Diabate; Lucy Duran]

Introducing Daby Balde. 2005. World Music Network INTRO 104 CD. One compact disc; program notes and selected song texts in English translation. Senegalese popular music sung in Fula and other languages; performed by Daby Balde (Moutarou Balde), vocals and guitar, with supporting musicians.

Introducing Etran Finatawa. 2006. World Music Network INTRO 105 CD. One compact disc. Popular music from Niger performed by the Tuareg-Wodaabe group Etran Finatawa.

Isatilo. 2006. Futur Acoustic AN 001. One compact disc. An older-style of popular vocal music from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, sung in Sindebele; performed by the Cool Crooners.

Kinavana. 2006. Stern’s Africa STCD 1101. One compact disc; program notes by Ken Braun. Congolese and Cuban rumba performed by the Congolese group Kékélé with guest musicians. [Kekele]

Kenyan Songs and Strings 1950/1952. 2006. Stichting Sharp Wood Productions SWP 030/HT22. One compact disc; program notes by Michael Baird. Field recordings made by Hugh Tracey, selected from the Hugh Tracey archive, International Library of African Music. A cappella ensembles and songs accompanied by guitar, oud, or lyre (chepkongo, kipukandet, thum, litungu); various performers.

Khaled: Forever King. 2005. Manteca MANTCD056. One compact disc. Algerian rai performed by Khaled Hadj-Brahim, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Lamp Fall. 2005. World Circuit/Nonesuch 79938-2. One compact disc; program notes in English and French (13 p.). Popular music from Senegal sung in Bambara and Lingala; performed by Cheikh Lô, vocals, rhythm guitar, drums, and percussion; Lamine Faye and Adson Santana, guitar; Étienne M’Bappé, bass; Alfred "Pee Wee” Ellis, Saxophone; and various accompanying musicians. [Cheikh Lo, Etienne M’Bappe]

Legends of East Africa: The Original Recordings. ARC Music EUCD 1909. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish, and song texts with English summaries (20 p.). Primarily previously released (1982) recordings of Tanzanian soukous, sung in Swahili, Lingala, and Shona; performed by Orchestra Makassy.

Lôpe Kai. 2006. Iris Music 3 001 896. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (12 p.). Portuguese-language West African popular music performed by Guinée-Bissau-born artist Eneida Marta, vocals, with accompanying musicians. [Lope Kai; Guinee-Bissau]

Maiorais. 2005. Lusafrica 462252. One compact disc; program notes (13 p.). Portuguese-language popular dance music performed by Angolan artist Bonga (Barceló de Carvalho) with accompanying musicians. [Barcelo de Carvalho]

Mali: Kora & Balafon. 2006. Sunset France SA 141126. One compact disc; program note in French and English. Instrumental folk music from Mali, performed by Sissokho Yakhouba and Lansine Kouyaté. [Lasine Kouyate]

Midnight in Mali. 2006. Stern’s Africa STCD 1102. One compact disc; liner notes. Recording of a 2004 concert of Malian popular and folk music held at the French Cultural Center in Bamako, Mali. Participants include Djelimady Tounkara and Habib Koité, guitar; Keletigui Diabaté, balafon; Dieneba Seck and Mariam Tounkara, vocals; Medina N'Diayé, kora and vocals; Samba Sissoko and Salif Sissoko, percussion; and others. [Habib Koite; Keletigui Diabate; Medina N’Diaye]

Musique andalouse de Tanger/Andalusian Music from Tangier. 2005. Institut du Monde Arabe 321.076. One compact disc; program notes and French and English translations of Arabic song texts (15 p.). Instrumental and vocal music from Morocco performed by Ahmed Zaïtouni, viola, and his orchestra. [Ahmed Zaitouni]

Nouba ghrib, andalou algérois/Nuba Ghrib: Andalusian Music from Algiers. 2005. Institut du Monde Arabe 321.069. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation (12 p.). Instrumental and vocal music from Algeria performed by Omar Benamara, vocals and mandola, with accompanying instrumentalists. [Nouba ghrib, andalou algerois]

Rhythms of Morocco. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1906. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish (14 p.). Classical music from Morocco performed by Chaif Hassan, oud and percussion, with accompanying musicians.

Rise Up. 2006. Real World Records 09463-55608-2-4. One compact disc. Zimbabwean popular music, primarily sung in Shona, written by Thomas Mapfumo. Performed by Mapfumo and Blacks Unlimited; recorded in 2004.

Rogamar. 2006. Bluebird 82876 78003-2. One compact disc; song texts with English translations. Portuguese-language popular songs from Cape Verde performed by Cesaria Evora, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Sankèr. 2005. Marabi 46812-2. One compact disc; program notes in French and English with song texts (15 p.). Reunionese maloya written and performed by Nathalie Natiembé, vocals and percussion, with accompanying musicians. [Sanker; Nathalie Natiembe]

Savane. 2006. World Circuit/Nonesuch 79965-2. One compact disc; program notes in English. Folk and popular music of Mali sung in Songhai; performed by Ali Farka Touré, guitar and vocals, with accompanying musicians. [Ali Farka Toure]

Senegal: Urban Rhythms. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1929. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Popular music of Senegal performed by the group Kasumai and written by member Sagar N’Gom.

Sitantèlman. 2005. Cobalt CO 101. One compact disc; song texts (6 p.). Reunionese maloya written and performed by Ti Fred (Fred Belhomme), vocals and kayanm, with accompanying musicians. [Sitantelman]

Solon Kôno. 2005. Marabi 46810-2. One compact disc; program notes and song text summaries in French and English (12 p.). Popular music of Mali sung in Bambara; performed by Djelimady Tounkara, guitar, with accompanying musicians. [Solon Kono]

Spirit of the Zulu: The Gold Collection. 2005. Dejavu Retro R2CD 42-99. Two compact discs; disc 1, "Zulu”; disc 2, "North Sotho”; program notes. Compilation of Zulu traditional and popular music; various performers.

Sya. 2005. Felmay FY 28083. One compact disc; program notes in French and English. Folk music from Burkina Faso written and performed by Mande griot Amadou Kiénou. [Amadou Kienou]

Tales of the Mbira. 2005. Sheer Sound SLCD 051. One compact disc. Compilation of mbira music from Zimbabwe; various performers.

The Very Best of North Africa. 2005. Nascente NSCDD 2016. Two compact discs; notes by compiler Nigel Williamson. North African popular music; various performers.

Voie soufie, voix d’amour/The Sufi Spirit, the Spirit of Love. 2005. Institut du Monde Arabe 321.078. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (19 p.). Sufi songs performed by Algerian artist Nassima.

Wawa. 2005. Network 28072. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and German (28 p.). Popular music from the Democratic Republic of Congo performed by Mastaki Bafa, guitar and vocals, with the group Global Acoustic Vision.

Zanzibara: Cent ans de taarab à Zanzibar/A Hundred Years of Taarab in Zanzibar, 1905-2005. 2005. Buda Musique 860118. One compact disc; French and English program notes and translations of Swahili texts (24 p.). Compilation of taarab; various performers. [Cent ans de taarab a Zanzibar]

Zanzibara 2: L’âge d’or du taarab de Mombasa/Golden Years of Mombasa Taarab, 1965-1975. 2005. Buda Musique 860119. One compact disc; French and English program notes and translations of Swahili texts (27 p.). Compilation of taarab; various performers. [L’age d’or du taarab de Mombasa]

Americas

Afro-Caribbean Chants and Drums. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1950. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Popular music performed by Boni Raposo with the group La 21 Division.

Afro-Cuban Chants: Yoruba Dream. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1965. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish (39 p.). Performed by the group Vocal Baobab.

Les amants du Saint-Laurent. 2005. Borealis BCD 169. One compact disc; program notes in French and English, with French song texts. Folk music from Quebec performed by the group Le Vent du Nord.

American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40153. One compact disc; program notes by Guy Logsdon and Jeff Place, with bibliography. Compilation of American and English folk music performed by Pete Seeger, vocals, banjo, and guitar; most material previously released (1950-1962),

Baden Powell at the Rio Jazz Club. 2005. Iris Music 3 001 889. One compact disc; program notes in French and English. Brazilian popular music performed by Baden Powell, guitar; recorded live in 1990.

¡Baila! A Latin Dance Party. 2006. Putumayo World Music PUT 251-2. One compact disc; biographical and program notes by Jacob Edgar in English, with French and Spanish translations (31 p.). Compilation of previously released material; various artists.

Beginner's Guide to Brazil. 2005. Nascente NSBOX 014. Three compact discs: 1. "Classic Brazil”; 2. "Brazil Now”; 3. "Brazil Club”; program notes. Compilation by DJ Martin Morales of Brazilian popular music; various performers.

Best of Caribbean Steeldrums. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1919. One compact disc; program notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Caribbean steelband music performed by the Red Stripe Ebony Steelband.

Bound for Glory: A Young Dylan’s Folkways Routes. 2005. One compact disc. Compilation of primarily American folk music; various performers.

Brazil: The Women's Voice. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL506. Two compact discs; notes by compiler Alex Robinson. Brazilian popular music performed by various female artists.

Brésil: Titres de légende/Brazil: Legendary Pieces. 2006. Sunset France SA 141124. One compact disc. Brazilian popular and folk music performed by Renato Velasko with Jessé, Dada Viana, and Celinho Barros. [Bresil: Titres de legende; Jesse]

Canta Brasil. 2005. Iris Music 3 001 888. One compact disc. Brazilian popular songs performed by Quarteto em Cy with guest artists Chico Buarque, Francisco Faria, Gilberto Gil, and accompanying instrumentalists.

Caribbean Steeldrums. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 1987. One compact disc. Caribbean steelband music performed by the Southside Harmonics Steel Orchestra; recorded in 1991.

Celia Cruz: Latin Music’s First Lady. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL501. Two compact discs; notes by compiler John Child. Popular music performed by Celia Cruz, accompanied by the group Sonora Matancera and others.

Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40166. One compact disc; program notes by Joe Glazer and Jeff Place with bibliography. Compilation of American and English folk songs by various performers; some material previously released.

The Desperate Kingdom of Love. 2006. World Village 468041. One compact disc; song texts. Louisiana zydeco performed by C.J. Chenier, vocals, accordion, keyboards, and washboard, accompanied by the group The Fry Pharmacists; recorded in October, 2005.

Down Santic Way: Santic Jamaican Productions 1973-1975. 2005. One compact disc; program notes (14 p.). Compilation of dub and reggae recorded primarily in 1973-1975 for the Santic Record Company. Performed by various artists, including the Leonard Santic All Stars.

Echu Mingua. 2006. World Circuit/Nonesuch 79658-2. One compact disc; program notes (20 p.). Cuban popular music performed by Angá Díaz, congas, percussion, and vocals, with accompanying musicians. [Anga Diaz]

The Essential Guide to Brazil. 2005. Union Square Music ESGCD 301. Three compact discs: 1. "Bossa Nova, the 60s Revolution”; 2. "Samba and the Samba Legacy”; 3. "New Routes, Old Roots: Brazil 2K.” Compilation of Brazilian popular music; various performers.

Fantastica batucada. 2005. Iris Music 3 001 894. One compact disc. Brazilian popular percussion music performed by Escola de Samba Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel.

A Flying Leap. 2006. Borealis BCD 174. One compact disc; program notes. Canadian folk music performed by James Hill.

Flûtes des Andes & guitares: Musica criolla. 2005. Buda Records 3017179. One compact disc; program notes in English and French by Guillermo de la Roca (11 p.). Folk music performed by Guillermo de la Roca, quena and transverse flute, accompanied by guitar(s) and bomba(s). [Flutes des Andes & guitares]

From Bahia to Rio: Brazil. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66521. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (11 p.). Compilation of Brazilian folk and popular music; various performers.

From Haiti to Trinidad: Islands of the Sun. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66532. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (11 p.). Compilation of West Indian folk and popular music; various performers.

From Havana to Santiago: Cuba. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66528. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (11 p.). Compilation of Cuban folk and popular music; various performers.

From Lafayette to New Orleans: Louisiana. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66531. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (7 p.). Compilation of Cajun and zydeco music and jazz from Louisiana; various performers.

From Lima to La Paz: Andes. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66526. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (7 p.). Compilation of Andean folk and popular music; various performers.

From My Heart/Aloha wau ia’oe. Mega Productions AFI-103. One compact disc; songs texts with translations. Hawaiian popular songs with Hawaiian and English texts performed by the group Hawai’i Loa.

From Veracruz to Acapulco: Mexico. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66530. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (7 p.). Compilation of Mexican folk and popular music; various performers.

Latin Lounge. 2005. Putumayo World Music PUT 241-2. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English by Jacob Edgar, with French and Spanish translations (31 p.). Compilation primarily of previously released material (2000-2004); various performers.

Maria Creuza canta Vinicius de Moraes. 2005. Iris Music 3 001 887. One compact disc; Portuguese song texts with French and English translations (11 p.). Brazilian popular songs with texts by Vinicius de Moraes; arranged by Raymundo Bittencourt and Roberto Menescal, and performed by Maria Creuza, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Mis canciones/My Songs. 2005. World Village 468042. One compact disc; program notes and songs texts in English and Spanish (18 p.). Venezuelzan popular music performed by Simón Díaz, vocals and guitar, with accompanying musicians. [Simon Diaz]

Music of the French Caribbean: Martinique. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1942. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Popular music from Martinique performed by the group Wapa Sakitanou.

A Night in Buenos Aires: Classic & Contemporary Rhythms from the Birthplace of Tango. 2006. Metro METRCD 574. Two compact discs. Compilation of popular and dance music from Argentina; various artists.

Proibido Cochilar: Sambas for Sleepless Nights. 2005. Piranha Musik CD-PIR 1999. One compact disc; program notes by Matthias Lewy (8 p.). Contemporary Brazilian samba performed by the group Cabruêra. [Cabruera]

Rough Guide to Astor Piazzola. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1146 CD. One compact disc. Argentinean tango written and performed by Astor Piazzola; compilation of previously recorded material.

Rough Guide to Celia Cruz. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1150 CD. One compact disc; biographical notes by Sue Steward (12 p.). Compilation of salsa recorded by Cruz with accompanying musicians, 1966-1992.

Rough Guide to Merengue. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1171 CD. One compact disc; program notes in English. Compilation of merengue; various performers.

Rough Guide to Salsa Dance. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1156 CD. One compact disc; program notes. Salsa compilation; various performers.

Rough Guide to Tito Puente. 2005. World Music Network RGNET 1162. One compact disc. Compilation of Puente’s material; various participating artists.

Rough Guide to Urban Latino. 2006. World Music Network WMN 1160. One compact disc. Compilation of Latino popular music; various performers.

Salsa Moderna: Colombia Calling, Vol. 2. 2006. Nascente NASC105. One compact disc. Compilation of Columbian salsa; various performers.

Son Jarocho de Tlacotalpan: Traditional Music from Mexico. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1966. One compact disc; program notes. Compilation of Mexican son jarocho; various performers.

Time Was: Time Is. 2005. O+ Records OP 109. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (7 p.). Latin jazz performed by Ray Barretto and supporting musicians.

Tocame. 2005. Lusafrica 462492. One compact disc. Cuban popular music performed by the group Cubanito 20.02.

The Very Best of the Mighty Diamonds. 2005. Times Square Records TSQ-CD-9044. Two compact discs. Compilation of Jamaican reggae performed by the Mighty Diamonds.

Asia and Oceania

50s Filmfare Collectible: 50 Years of Award-Winning Music, 1953-1962. Saregama India TDICP 028V. One compact disc. Compilation of Hindi-language Indian film music released to mark the 50th anniversary of the Filmfare Awards; various composers and performers.

70s Filmfare Collectible: 50 Years of Award-Winning Music, 1973-1982. Saregama India TDICP 030V. One compact disc. Compilation of Hindi-language Indian film music released to mark the 50th anniversary of the Filmfare Awards; various composers and performers.

80s Filmfare Collectible: 50 Years of Award-Winning Music, 1983-1992. 2005. Saregama India TDICP 031V. One compact disc. Compilation of Hindi-language Indian film music released to mark the 50th anniversary of the Filmfare Awards; various composers and performers.

Al Wida/Farewell. 2005. Navras Records NRCD 0188, and NRCD 0189. Two compact discs; English program notes by Deepak S. Raja. Indian classical music performed by Ustad Vilayat Khan, sitar, and Shiv Shankar Ray, tabla.

Alba: Guruh-i Nur. 2005. Hermes HER-025. One compact disc; program notes in Farsi and English. Iranian popular music performed by the group Alba.

Ama. 2006. Real World RLW33300. One compact disc; program notes. Tibetan popular music performed by Yungchen Lhamo, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

The Art of the Japanese Koto. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1907. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Koto music written by Aiko Hasegawa and Yatsuhashi Kengyo; performed by Aiko Hasegawa, koto.

Asian Lounge. 2005. Putumayo World Music PUT 244-2. One compact disc; biographical and program notes by Jacob Edgar in English, with French and Spanish translations. Compilation of previously-released material; various artists.

Bauls of Bengal. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1923. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish, with song texts in English translation. Field recordings made by Deben Bhattacharya in the Birbhum region in 2001; various performers.

Beber Layar. 2006. Lokananta LOK 003. One compact disc; English program notes and partial song text translations (4 p.). Sundanese gamelan music performed by RRI Bandung Gamelan Degung, directed by E. Tjarmedi; Iwik Suwarsih and Tjitjih Rukaesih, vocals; reissue of Lokananta ACD 042 (1973).

Bedouins of the Middle East. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1910. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Field recordings made by Deben Bhattacharya in Iraq, Jordan, and Syria in 1955 and 1960; various performers.

Best of Modern Arabian Bellydance. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 1978. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Arranged and performed by Aboud Abdel Al, violin.

Bollywood Dance. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1989. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Compilation of bhangra, sung in Punjabi; various performers.

Classical Folk Music from China. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1908. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish (32 p.). Primarily instrumental folk music arranged by Jiang Li and performed by the Heart of Dragon Ensemble.

Danses célestes: Art du luth oriental tanbur/Celestial Dances: The Art of Oriental Tanbur Lute. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 274 1327. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation (19 p.). Performed by Iranian artist Ostad Elahi (Nur ‘Ali Ilahi), tanbur and vocals; recorded in the early 1950s and mid-1960s. [Danses celestes]

Devotion: Religious Chants from India. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1986. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Baul, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Muslim, and Sikh religious and devotional chant from India; various performers.

The Essential Guide to India. 2006. Union Square Music ESGCD 305. Three compact discs: 1. "Bollywood Gold”; 2. "Classical Acoustic”; 3. "Desi Beats and Beyond … ”. Compilation of Indian popular music; various performers.

From Bora-Bora to Tahiti: Polynesia. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66527. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (7 p.). Compilation of Polynesian folk and popular music; various performers.

From Kyoto to Tokyo: Japan. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66624. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (11 p.). Compilation of Japanese music, including music for the koto, the shamisen, and the shakuhachi; various performers.

From Peking to Shanghai: China. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66522. One compact disc; program notes in French, with English translation (11 p.). Chinese music performed by Lu Pei-Yuen, p’i-p’a; Lai Siu-hong, ti-tse; and Liang Tsai-Ping, cheng.

Gambir Sawit. 2005. Lokananta LOK 004. One compact disc; program notes in English (4 p.). Central Javanese gamelan music, performers not identified; reissue of Lokananta ACD 101 (1976).

Gending Soran. 2006. Lokananta LOK 007. One compact disc; program notes in English (4 p.). Central Javanese gamelan music performed by Keluarga Karawitan RRI Surakarta, directed by P. Atmosunarto; reissue of Lokananta ACD 002 (1971).

Gol-e Behesht. 2006. Network 29204. Two compact discs; program notes and text translations in English, French, and German (27 p.). Contemporary songs from Iran, with music composed by Hamid Motebassem and by Hossein Behroozinia to texts of classical Persian poets. Performed by Parissa, vocals, and the Ensemble Dastan.

Ibu Pretiwi. 2006. Lokananda LOK 002. One compact disc; English program notes and partial text translations. Central Javanese gamelan music performed by Keluarga Karawitan Studio RRI Surakarta, led by P. Atmasunarto and directed by Ki Nartosabdo; and by Paguyuban Karawitan Jawi Condong Raos, directed by Ki Nartosabdo. Reissue Lokananta ACD 007 (1972); recorded 1969-1970.

Il était une fois en Palestine/One Upon a Time in Palestine. 2005. Accords Croisés ACC 111. One compact disc; program notes and translations of Arabic song texts in English and French. Palestinian popular music written and performed by Moneim Adwan, vocals and oud, with accompanying musicians. [Il etait une fois en Palestine; Acords Croises]

Inde: Lumière eternelle/India: Eternal Light. 2005. Sunset France SA 141112. One compact disc; program note in French and English. Indian music composed by Kiran Murti, performed on sitar, flute, sarod, violin, or voice (Hindi vocals). [Lumiere eternelle]

Introducing A.R. Rahman: Original Soundtracks from the Musical Genius of Indian Cinema. 2006. Times Square Records TSQ-CD-9053. Two compact discs; program notes in English and French by compiler Iain Scoot, including excerpts from an interview with Rahman (12 p.). Compilation of Indian film music and Hindi-language film songs composed and arranged by A.R. Rahman.

‘Ishq: Amour absolu/Supreme Love 2005. Accords Croisés AC 109. One compact disc; program notes and song summaries/partial text translations in English and French (38 p.). Sufi music from Pakistan performed by Abida Parveen, vocals; Nazir Khan, tabla; Karam Hussain, dholak; Manzoor Hussain, harmonium; Henri Tournier, bansuri; and Bijan Chemirani, daf. [Accords Croises]

Klenengan Gobjog. 2006. Lokananta LOK 006. One compact disc; English program notes and partial text translations (4 p.). Central Javanese gamelan music performed by Keuarga Karawitan Studio RRI Surakarta, directed by P. Atmasunarto; reissue of Lokananta ACD 001 (1971).

Kuldeep Manak. 2005. Saregama India CDNF 340009 and CDNF 340010. Two compact discs; program notes. Popular Punjabi folk songs performed by Kuldeep Manak.

The Lady and the Legend. 2005. Manteca MANTCD053. One compact disc. Popular music from Lebanon performed by Fairuz.

Love Supreme. 2006. Times Square Records TSQ-CD-9050. Two enhanced compact discs (includes videorecordings): Disc 1: "Ghazals”; Disc 2” "Asha’s Favorite Romantic Duets.” Urdu and Hindi-language Indian film songs performed by Asha Bhosle, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Lumbung Desa. 2006. Lokananda LOK 005. One compact disc; English program notes and partial text translations (4 p.). Central Javanese gamelan music performed by Paguyuban Karawitan Jawi Condong Raos, directed by Ki Nartosabdo; and by Keluarga Karawitan Studio RRI Surakarta, directed by R. Ng. Hardjosasmojo and led by Ki Nartosabdo. Reissue on compact disc of Lokananta ACD 127 (1976); recorded 1968-1969.

Mazarana. 2005. Long Distance 0590105. One compact disc; program notes in French and English by Pierre-Alain Baud, with translations of Arabic song texts (10 p.). Qawwali from Pakistan performed by Asif Ali Khan, lead vocals, and accompanying musicians.

Moksha. 2005. Real World Records 72438-75322-2-9. One compact disc. Contemporary Hindustani music performed by Amjad Ali Khan, sarod.

Music, Food, and Love. 2006. Real World Records 09463-53195-2-1. One compact disc. Music from China performed by Guo Yue.

Music for the Kabbala. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2010. Two compact discs; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish, and Hebrew and Ladino texts with English translations. Kabbala songs performed by the group Atzilut.

Music of the Fiji Islands. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1912 (previously released in 2001 as EUCD 1651). One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Fijian meke and folk songs performed by the Rewasese Enterainment Group and the Nawaka Entertainment Group.

Musique traditionnelle de Corée/Traditional Korean Music. 2005. Buda Musique 3016605. Two compact discs; program notes in French and English (27 p.). French edition of a recording released in 1997 by the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Republic of Korea; various performers. [Musique traditionnelle de Coree]

Raga Miyan ki Todi. 2005. India Archive Music IAM CD 1080. One compact disc; program notes. Classical music performed by Asad Ali Khan, rudra bin; Mohan Shyam Sharma, pakhwaj; David Taylor, tanpura; recorded in 1997.

Raga Puriya. 2005. India Archive Music IAM CD 1078. One compact disc; program notes. Classical music performed by Shamsuddin Faridi Desai, rudra bin; and S.B. Pathak, pakhawaj; recorded in 1994.

Raga Puriya Kalyan. 2005. India Archive Music IAM CD 1077. One compact disc; program notes (21 p.). Classical music performed by Bahauddin Dagar, rudra bin; Manik Munde, pakhawaj; and Sunita Amin and Ashish Sarwate, tanpuras.

Rahwana’s Cry. 2005. Network 28867. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and German (28 p.). Sundanese popular music performed by the group SambaSunda, primarily composed by member Ismet Ruchimat.

Songs from the Steppes: Kazakh Music Today. 2005. Topic Records TSCD 929. One compact disc; program notes in English by Michael Church, with glossary and English translation of Kazakh song texts by Alma Kunanbaeva (15 p.). Field recordings made by Michael Church of primarily traditional Kazakh music, including music for the dombïra and qobuz; various performers.

The Streets of Bollywood and Beyond. 2006. Times Square Records TSQ-CD-9055. One compact disc. Hindi-language Indian film songs; various performers.

Tibetan and Bhutanese Instrumental and Folk Music, Vol. 2. 2005. Sub Rosa SR 230. One compact disc; English translations of Tibetan song texts. Field recordings made by John Levy in Bhutan in 1971; originally released by Lyrichord Discs in 1972.

Traditional Songs from Turkey. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1927. One compact disc; Program notes by Hüseyin Türkmenler and Diz Heller in English, French, German, and Spanish (22 p.). Turkish folk music performed by Ensemble Hüseyin Türkmenler. [Huseyin Turkmenler]

Turkish Bellydance. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 1994. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Compilation of Turkish instrumental music; various performers.

Turquie: Oud & kanoun/Turkey: Ud & Kanun. 2005. Sunset France SA 141125. One compact disc; program note in French and English. Turkish music for ud and kanun, written and performed by Chin Chakrit.

Upacara Pengantin. 2005. Lokananta LOK 001. One compact disc; program notes. Javanese vocal and gamelan music for weddings and other celebrations, recorded 1957-1959 in the studios of RRI Surakarta and Karawitan Studio in Semarang by unidentified musicians; reissue of Lokananta ACD 1004 (1972).

Voices for Humans, Ancestors and Gods: A Musical Journey through India’s Interior (East and North-East). Topic Records TSCD 933. One compact disc; program notes by Rolf Killius (19 p.). Field recordings made by Rolf Killius, 1997-2002, primarily of folk songs; sung in Assamese, Bengali, Deori, Monpa, Oriya, Telugu, and other languages. Various performers.

White Cockatoo Featuring Didjeridu Legend David Blanasi. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1938. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Music of Australian Aboriginals from Arnhem Land, performed by White Cockatoo Performing Group: David Blanasi and Darryl Dikarrna Brown, didjeridu; and Jack Nawilill, David Yirindilli, and Tom Kelly, songmen and clapsticks.

Yemen: Musiques traditionnelles/Traditional Music. 2005. Air Mail Music SA 141113. One compact disc. Field recordings of Arabic-language folk and popular songs and dance music, made by Gérard Krémer in the Yemenese highlands, 1990s; various performers. [Gerard Kremer]

Europe

Amália Rodrigues: The Essential Collection. 2005. Manteca MANTCD059. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English. Compilation of Portuguese fado performed by Amália Rodrigues with accompanying musicians; recorded 1945-1950. [Amalia Rodrigues]

At the Wood’s Heart. 2005. Topic Records TSCD 557. One compact disc; program notes and song texts. Primarily English folk songs, performed by June Tabor, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Bagpipes of Greece. 2005. Topic Records TSCD 930. One compact disc; program notes by Wolf Dietrich with bibliographical references (15 p.). Field recordings made by Wolf Dietrich in Greece, 1972-2003, primarily of traditional instrumental music; various performers.

Beginner's Guide to Flamenco. 2005. Nascente NSBOX 016. Three compact discs: 1. and 2. "Flamenco Tradition”; 3. "Flamenco Now”; program notes. Compilation of flamenco; various artists.

Blowers from the Balkans. 2005. Topic Records TSCD 928. One compact disc; program and biographical notes (15 p.). Compilation of primarily traditional brass band music, recorded in various Balkan countries or from Balkan immigrants in the U.S., 1906-early 1950s. Various performers; previously released material.

Bucovina Club, Vol. 2. 2005. Essay Recordings 881390200627. One compact disc; notes. Folk and ethnopop from several Balkan countries, remixed by Shantel; various performers.

La cabrette, cornemuse d’Auvergne/The Cabrette Bagpipe from Auvergne. 2006. Buda Musique 3017293. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (27 p.). French folk music from the Auvergne Mountains, performed by Michel Esbelin, cabrette and violin; Claude Quintard, accordion; and Didier Pauver, accordion.

Celtic Crossroads. 2005. Putumayo World Music 243-2. One compact disc; biographical and program notes by Jacob Edgar in English, with French and Spanish translations (31 p.). Compilation of contemporary Celtic music by various performers; previously-released material.

Dublin (National Stadium, Live). 2005. Keltia III KE3 100. One compact disc; texts in French and Breton with French translation (8 p.). Breton and other Celtic popular music written and performed by Alan Stivell, vocals, Celtic harp, and other instruments, with accompanying instrumental ensemble. Recorded live in concert, 1975.

Extra-muros. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 274 1400. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Italian, with Italian song texts and translations (23 p.). Italian popular songs performed by Gianmaria Testa, vocals and guitar, with accompanying musicians.

The Fox and the Lion. 2006. Traditional Crossroads CD 4331. One compact disc; program notes. Georgian male vocal polyphony performed by Trio Kavkasia, accompanying themselves on chunir, panduri and chonguri.

Gamaltnymalt. 2005. NORCD 0553. One compact disc. Norwegian folk and popular music performed by Sigrid Moldestad, Einar Mjølsnes, and Håkon Høgemo, hardanger fiddles. [Einar Mjolsnes; Hakon Hogemo]

Georgie: Croisée des chemins/Georgia: Crossroads. 2006. Productions Sunset France SA 141123. One compact disc; program note in French and English. Georgian folk music for male choirs and for flute; various performers. [Croisee des chemins]

Indestructible Balkan Beats. 2005. Manteca MANTCD 058. One compact disc. Compilation by Phil Meadley of popular music from the Balkans; various performers.

Kasta Beinet. 2005. NORCD 0558. One compact disc; Norwegian song texts. Norwegian folk music arranged and performed by the group OnkelFolke.

Luz. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 274 1384. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and Portuguese, with Portuguese song texts and French translations (17 p.). Portuguese popular songs performed by Bévinda, vocals, with accompanying musicians. [Bevinda]

Merging with the Brook. 2006. World Village 468060. One compact disc. Slovak popular music performed by Suí Vesan and Rado Spicka; recorded in 2004. [Sui Vesan]

Music of Sicily. ARCD Music EUCD 1961. One compact disc; notes in English, French, and German, with song texts. Sicilian folk music; various performers.

Les nuits manouches. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 274 1381 – 274 1382. Two compact discs; program notes in French and English. French jazz manouche (Romani jazz): disc 1, various performers; disc 2, Django Reinhardt, guitar, with accompanying musicians.

L’Oreille du voyageur. 2006. Buda Musique 860126. One compact disc; French program notes (12 p.). Balkan music performed by the group Aksak.

Paris. 2006. Putumayo World Music PUT 249-2. One compact disc; biographical notes by Jacob Edgar in English, with French and Spanish translations (35 p.). Compilation contemporary French popular music by various artists; material previously released.

Patchwork Europe: Early Recordings 1911-1954. 2006. Wergo SM 1626-2. One compact disc; program notes in German and English (32 p.). Compilation of European folk music recorded 1911-1954; various performers.

Positivity. 2005. World Village 498009. One compact disc. Eastern European (Balkan, Romani, klezmer) instrumental music performed by the group Orkestina.

The Promise. 2005. Piranha Records CD-PIR 1901. One compact disc. Serbian, Serbian Romani, and Macedonian popular and folk brass band music, performed by the Boban Marković Orkestar, featuring Marko Marković, flugelhorn, trumpet, and kaval. [Boban Markovic; Marko Markovic]

Rough Guide to Irish Music. 2005. RGNET 1148 CD. One compact disc; program notes (12 p.). compilation of Irish folk and popular music by various performers; material previously released.

Roumanie: Les Carpates/Romania: The Carpats. 2005. Sunset France SA 141115. One compact disc. Romanian instrumental folk music from the Carpathian Mountain region, written by Gheorghe Rizea.

Russia’s Most Beautiful Songs. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1953. One compact disc; biographical and program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish, and Russian song texts with English translations. Russian folk songs performed by the Optina Pustyn Male Choir, Alexander Semyonov, director; recorded in 2003.

Russie/Russia: Romantic Songs. 2005. Productions Sunset France SA 141117. One compact disc. Russian popular and folk songs; various performers.

Sounds from a Bygone Age, Vol. 2. 2006. Asphalt Tango CD-ATR 1006. One compact disc. Romanian folk and popular music by Romani lautari. Performed by Romica Puceanu, vocals; the Gore Brothers, violin, accordion, vocals; and accompanying musicians; recorded 1964-1973.

Source manouche. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 2741388. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (14 p.). French jazz manouche (Romani jazz) performed by Marcel Loeffler, accordion and accompanying musicians.

The Spanish Recordings: Ibiza and Formentera: The Pityusic Islands. Rounder Records 11661-1770-2. One compact disc; program notes by Judith R. Cohen and Esperança Bonet Roig, with Catalan song texts and English translations (40 p.). Field recordings of Spanish folk music made on Ibiza and Formentera by Alan Lomax and Jeanette Bell in 1952. [Esperanca Bonet Roig]

Speed Brass of the Gypsies. 2005. Sub Rosa SR236. One compact disc. Romanian folk music arranged and performed by the group Fanfare Savale.

Stagioni. 2005. Buda Musique 860114. One compact disc; program notes in French, English, and Italian. Italian folk music sung by Lucilla Galeazzi with accompanying instrumentalists.

Stiffs, Lovers, Holymen, Thieves. 2006. Topic Records TSCD 565. One compact disc. Primarily English folk songs performed by Tim Van Eyken.

Swing Guitar. 2005. Le Chant du Monde 274 1329. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation (10 p.). French jazz manouche (Romani jazz) performed by Raphaël Fays, guitar, with Laurent Bajata, guitar, and Claude Mouton, bass; recorded live at the Festival International de Guitare in Liège, Belgium in 1985. [Raphael Fays; Liege]

The Tartan: Scottish Saturday Night. Dutton Vocalion CDLK 4319. One compact disc. Scottish folk songs performed by Kenneth McKellar.

Tir na nog: Symphonie celtique. 2005. Keltia III KE3 101. One compact disc; program notes in French and song texts with French translations (16 p.). Breton and other Celtic popular music written and performed by Alan Stivell, vocals, harps, Scottish bagpipes, tine whistle, and bombard, with a large accompanying ensemble; recorded in 1979.

Traditional Gypsy Flamenco. 2005. Dejavu Retro R2CD 43-05. Two compact discs. Flamenco compilation; various performers, including Sabicas.

Traditional Songs from Portugal. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1925. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Portuguese folk music performed by Grupo Folclórico de Coimbra. [Grupo Folclorico de Coimbra]

Transparente. 2005. Times Square Records TSQ-CD-9047. One compact disc; song texts in Portuguese with English and French translations (12 p.). Portuguese fado performed by Mariza, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

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