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Current Discography, Vol. 51, No. 1 (Winter 2007)
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Compiled by Karen A. Peters (Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara)

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

An Anthology of Klezmer, 1905-1952. 2006. Dejavu Retro R2CD 43-12. Two compact discs. Historical recordings from Europe and the United States; various performers.

BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006. 2006. Manteca MANTCD 242. Two compact discs; notes by Rita Ray. Various artists.

Berceuses du monde/Lullabies Around the World. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66409. One compact disc; program notes and song texts in English and French. Recorded by Denis Hekimian in country of origin; various performers.

4th International Jew’s Harp Festival, Rauland, Norway, 2002. 2005. Heilo HCD 7189. Two compact discs plus one DVD (PAL). Various performers.

Marions les roses: Chansons & psaumes, de la France à l'Empire Ottoman. 2006. Alpha Productions 517. One compact disc. Sephardic love songs of the Ottoman Empire performed by Les Fin’Amoureuses. [Chansons & psaumes, de la France a l’Empire Ottoman]

Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys. Anti 86817-2. Two compact discs; program notes by Hal Willner and Philip Morgan (16 p.). Performed by various popular artists.

The Rough Guide to Latin-Arabia. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1175. One enhanced compact disc, including an interview with the compiler and other materials; program notes. Previously released material from Spain and North Africa; various performers.

The Rough Guide to Planet Rock. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1172 CD. One enhanced compact disc, including an interview with the compiler and other materials. Previously released material; various artists.

The Rough Guide to Yodel. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1174. One compact disc. Compilation of previously released material; various artists.

Simply World: 4 CD’s of Essential World Music. 2005. SIMPLYCD 019. Four compact discs. CD 1: World Party; CD 2: African Moves; CD 3: Acoustic Adventure; CD 4: Nu World. Various performers.

Terra: Les peoples du monde chantent la nature/Songs in Praise of Nature. 2006. Buda Musique 3017384. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (23 p.). Folk songs and music from Australia, Bali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Guyana, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, New Caledonia, Siberia, Thailand, and Vietnam; various performers.

Think Global: Belly Dance. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1161. One compact disc. Compilation of previously released material; various performers.

Traces de Lumière: Festival de Fès des musiques sacrées du monde. 2005. Buda 860120. Two compact discs. Compilation of performances from the annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music; various artists. [Traces de Lumiere: Festival de Fes des musiques sacrees du monde]

Voix de femmes/Women's Voices. 2005. Arion ARN50686. One compact disc. Compilation of songs sung by women from Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Columbia, Guinea, Haiti, Italy, Madagascar, Peru, Portugal, Russia, and Turkey.

Africa

Abacabok. 2006. Crammed Discs CRAW 34. One compact disc. Tuareg songs from Mali performed by the group Tartit.

Adzido: Ritual Songs and Dance From Africa. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1935. Two compact discs; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Compilation of music from Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; various performers.

African Mosaïc: Congo. 2005. Syllart 823403. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music; various artists. [African Mosaic]

African Mosaïc: Guinée. 2005. Syllart 823404. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music; various artists. [African Mosaic: Guinee]

African Mosaïc: Mali. 2005. Syllart 823400. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music; various artists. [African Mosaic]

African Mosaïc: Royaume de Mandé. 2005. Syllart 823401. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music; various artists. [African Mosaic: Royaume de Mande]

African Mosaïc: Salsa. 2005. Syllart 823402. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music; various artists. [African Mosaic]

African Mosaïc: Sénégal. 2005. Syllart 823405. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music; various artists. [African Mosaic: Senegal]

African Pearls 1: Congo: Rumba on the River. 2006. Syllart 6129042. Two compact discs. Compilation of popular music released 1954-1967; various artists.

African Pearls 2: Guinée: Cultural Revolution. 2006. Syllart 6129042. Two compact discs. Compilation of popular music released 1957-1986; various artists. [Guinee: Cultural Revolution]

African Pearls 3: Mali: One Day on Radio Mali. 2006. Syllart 6130132. Two compact discs. Compilation of popular music released 1965-1985; various artists.

African Pearls 4: Senegal: The Teranga Spirit. 2006. Syllart 6131572. Two compact discs. Compilation of popular music; various artists.

African Voices. 2006. Manteca MANTCD 061. One compact disc; program notes. Compilation of African popular songs; various artists.

Afrique du Sud: Les voix de Soweto/South Africa: Soweto Calling. 2006. Sunset France SA 141129. One compact disc. Folk music from Soweto; various performers.

Alèmyé (Ethiopiques 19). 2005. Buda Musique 860106. One compact disc; French program notes by Francis Falceto with English translation, and French and English translations of Amharic song texts. Ethiopian popular music primarily written and performed by Mahmoud Ahmed, with other artists, accompanied by Ibex Band; originally released in 1974. [Alemye]

Angola. 2005. Buda Musique 3017263. One compact disc; program notes and song texts in French, Kikongo, Lingala, and Portuguese. Angolan popular music written and performed by Lulendo with accompanying musicians.

Between the Desert and the Sea. 2006. World Village 450002. One compact disc. Music from Egypt performed by the group El Tanbura, which includes the simsimiyya among its instruments.

Bi Kidude: The diva of Zanzibari music/La mémoire de la musique zanzibaraise (Zanzibara 4). 2006. Buda Musique 860141. One compact disc. Compilation of taarab song performances spanning the last 20 years of Bi Kidude’s career. Accompanied by groups including Culture Musical Club, Zanzibar Taarab All Stars, and Afro Arab Groove. [La memoire de la musique zanzibaraise]

Blessed. 2005. Shanachie SHCD 66038. One compact disc. South African gospel and popular music performed by the Soweto Gospel Choir with accompanying musicians.

Bushmen of the Kalahari. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1995. One compact disc; program notes in English, German, and Spanish (40 p.). Music of the San of Southern Africa.

Cap-Vert/Cape Verde: Rainha de Beleza. 2006. Sunset France SA 141133. One compact disc. Songs from Cape Verde performed by Val Xalino.

Classics Titles: Les Ambassadeurs & Salif Keita. Cantos 0790014020. One compact disc. Popular music from Mali.

Classics Titles: Ami Koita. Cantos 0790025020. One compact disc. Popular music from Mali.

Classics Titles: Bembeya Jazz. Cantos 0790009020. One compact disc. Popular music from Guinea.

Classics Titles: Boubacar Traore. Cantos 0790026020. One compact disc. Popular music from Mali.

Classics Titles: Ismael Lo. Cantos 0790013020. One compact disc. Popular music from Senegal.

Classics Titles: Koffi Olomide. Cantos 0790019020. One compact disc. Popular music from D.R. Congo.

Classics Titles: Orchestra Baobab. Cantos 0790024020. One compact disc. Popular music from Senegal.

Classics Titles: Le Rail Band & Mory Kante. Cantos 0790023020. One compact disc. Popular music from Mali.

Classics Titles: Tabu Ley Rochereau. Cantos 0790010020. One compact disc. Popular music from D.R. Congo.

Double Check: Two Sides of Zimbabwe’s Mbira Queen. 2006. Piranha Musik CD-PIR 1900. Two compact discs; program notes by Max Reinhardt (5 p.). CD 1: Trance Hits (not a genre reference; recorded 2005); CD 2: Classic Hits (previously released material recorded 1987-2001). Music composed and performed by Stella Chiweshe, mbira, with supporting musicians.

Egyptian Rai. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2025. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and German. Popular music performed by Hossam Ramzy, percussion, with accompanying musicians.

Ewe Drumming from Ghana: The Soup Which Is Sweet Draws the Chairs in Closer. 2004. Topic Records TSCD 924. One compact disc; notes by James Burns (20 p.). Field recordings made by James Burns, 2002-2003, of the group Dzigbordi.

Gnawa Bambara: Sidi Mimoun. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8116. One compact disc. Devotional music of the Sidi Mimoun brotherhood of Morocco, performed by Abdenbi El Gadari, lead vocals, g’mbri, and t’bel, with supporting musicians.

Heritage. 2006. World Village 468064. One compact disc; English program notes with French translations (12 p.). Mande folk and popular music from Mali performed by Mamadou Diabaté, kora, and accompanying musicians. [Mamadou Diabate]

Le hoddu peul/The Fulani Hoddu. 2006. Ocora Radio France C 560198. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (28 p.). Music of the Fulani of Mali, performed by Toka Abagouro Sarré, Dinda Hamma Sarré, and Bara Sambarou Sarré, vocals and hoddu, and Nassourou Sarré, hoddu. [Toka Abagouro Sarre; Dinda Hamma Sarre; Bara Sambarou Sarre; Nassourou Sarre]

Kabosy de Madagascar. 2005. Cinq Planètes 06045. One compact disc. Music for the kabosy performed by Tao Ravao. [Cinq Planetes]

The Legend: Oum Kalsoum: The Arab World’s Greatest Singer. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 513. Two compact discs; notes by Sue Steward. Compilation of recordings by Egyptian vocalist Umm Kulthum. [Umm Kulthum]

Mandekalou: The Art and Soul of the Mande Griots. 2004. Syllart 79663-2. One compact disc.

Mandekalou: The Art and Soul of the Mande Griots II. 2006. Syllart 6128672. One compact disc.

Manu Dibango: Essential Recordings. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 505. Two compact discs; notes by Graeme Ewens. Compilation of recordings by the Cameroonian saxophonist.

Maroc: l'âme dansée/Morocco: The Dancing Soul. 2005. Buda Musique 3017170. One compact disc; French program notes with English translation. Moroccan instrumental music performed by Driss El Maloumi, lute and oud, and Lahoucine Baquir, percussion. [L’ame dansee]

Mgodro Gori. 2006. Cobalt CO 102. One compact disc; Shimaore song texts with French summaries (6 p.). Popular music from the Comoros Islands written and performed by Mikidache, vocals, guitars, and percussion, with supporting musicians.

Miriam Makeba, the Empress of African Song: Her Essential Recordings. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 502. Two compact discs; notes (6 p.).

Mul Sheshe. 2005. World Village 450001. One compact disc; program notes in English (6 p.). Popular music by the Algerian Berber expatriate group Fantazia.

Musique du Cap-Vert: Magia d’Morna. 2006. PlayaSound PS 65296. One compact disc. Songs from Cape Verde performed by Lena Timas.

Niger: Musique des Touaregs/Music of the Tuaregs, Vol. 1: Azawagh. 2002. Disques Gallo VDE CD 1105. One compact disc; French notes by François Borel with English translation (28 p.). Field recordings made by François Borel and Ernst Lichtenhahn, 1970s-1990s; various performers. [Francois Borel]

Niger: Musique des Touaregs/Music of the Tuaregs, Vol. 2: In Gall. 2002. Disques Gallo VDE CD 1106. One compact disc; French notes by François Borel with English translation (24 p.). Field recordings made by François Borel and Ernst Lichtenhahn, 1970s-1990s; various performers. [Francois Borel]

Nós Riqueza. 2006. L'Empreinte Digitale ED 13208. One compact disc. Songs from Cape Verde performed by singer Terezinha Araújo with supporting musicians. [Nos Riqueza; Terezinha Araujo]

Pays Lobi: Xylophones de Buur/Lobi Country: Buur Xylophones. 2006. Ocora Radio France C 560194. One compact disc; program notes in French and English (12 p.). Funeral and initiation ceremony music of the Lobi people of southern Burkina Faso, Northern Ghana and Ivory Coast; various performers.

Por Por: Honk Horn Music of Ghana. 2007. Smithsonian Folkways Records SFW CD 40541. One compact disc; English program notes and song synopses by Steven Feld. Recorded by Feld in Accra, Ghana in 2006.

Pourquoi tout ça? 2006. Dunya Records FY 8099. One compact disc. Songs written and performed by Senegalese musician Lao Kouyaté, kora and vocals. [Pourquoi tout ca; Lao Kouyate]

Roots of Rumba Rock: Congo Classics, 1953-1955. Crammed Discs CRAW 33. Two compact discs; notes. Compilation of Congolese popular music originally released on the Loningisa label; various artists.

The Rough Guide to the Music of South Africa. World Music Network 2006. RGNET 1178. One compact disc; program notes. Compilation of previously released material; various performers.

The Rough Guide to West African Gold. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1173 CD. One enhanced compact disc, including an interview with the compiler and other material; program notes by Martin Sinnock. Material from Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone recorded 1950s-early 1980s; various artists.

Songs from the Source of the Nile. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1973. One compact disc; includes notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Music from Uganda performed by Rachel Magoola.

South African Gospel. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2005. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Various artists.

Spotlight on Kenyan Music 2005. Alliance Francaise de Nairobi AIRALLFR001. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music; various artists. [Alliance Francaise de Nairobi]

Tabaali: Rythmes de la tradition du Burkina Faso. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8108. One compact disc. Mande music from Burkina Faso, written and performed by Amadou Kienou, vocals and djembe, with his ensemble, Foteban.

Take One. 2006. Alula Records ALU-2002. One compact disc; notes and discography (14 p.). Compilation of Shona-language popular songs from the former Rhodesia, performed by the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band; material previously released, 1974-1979.

Think Global: West Africa Unwired. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1169. One compact disc. Compilation of previously released material; various artists.

Tiwerenge. 2006. Dakar Sound DKS 023. Malawian-style Afropop performed by Kid and The First People.

Tomora. 2005. Label Bleu LBLC 2596. One compact disc. Music by Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko with accompanying musicians. [Ballake Sissoko]

Traditional Music from Uganda, Vol. I. 2006. Face Music FM 50041. One compact disc; notes in English and German. Vocal and instrumental music performed by Sarah Ndagire and Pedson Kasume.

Traditional Music of the Bantu Women and Folktales of the Baganda Women from Uganda, Vol. I – East Africa. 2006. Face Music FM 50047. One compact disc; notes in English and German. Vocal and instrumental music and tales performed by Sarah Ndagire and Pedson Kasume.

Trésors de la chanson judéo-arabe/Jewish-Arab Song Treasures: Reinette L'Oranaise. 2006. Buda Musique 860134. One compact disc. Maghreb Jewish songs performed by Reinette L’Oranaise. [Tresors de la chanson judeo-arabe]

Trésors de la chanson judéo-arabe/Jewish-Arab Song Treasures: Blond-Blond. 2006. Buda Musique 860133. One compact disc. Maghreb Jewish songs performed by Blond-Blond. [Tresors de la chanson judeo-arabe]

Tribal Dance from East Africa. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1996. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish (24 p.). Compilation of songs and dances from Kenya, performed by musicians affiliated with Bomas of Kenya.

Valiha de Madagascar. 2005. Cinq Planètes 06496. Two compact discs. Music for the valiha performed by Justin Vali (Justin Rakotondrasoa). [Cinq Planetes]

The Very Best of the Mahotella Queens. 2005. Manteca MANTCD 060. One compact disc. Compilation of previously released material.

Vieux Farka Touré. 2007. World Village 468065. One compact disc. Mali "blues” written and performed by Vieux Farka Touré with accompanying musicians, including his father Ali Farka Touré. (Vieux Farka Toure, Ali Farka Toure].

Wayo Tactics. 2006. Dakar Sound DKS 024. One compact disc. Ghanaian Afro Konkoma performed by Smilin’ Osei.

Women of Egypt 1924-1931: Pioneers of Stardom and Fame. 2006. Topic Records TSCD 931. One compact disc; program notes by Amira Mitchell plus partial English translation of Arabic song texts (19 p.). Compilations of popular songs, instrumental music, and qasidah selected from the World and Traditional Music Section of the British Library Sound Archive; various performers.

Women Singers of Sudan: Songs of Al Sabata. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1945. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Performed by Salma Al Assal & Group.

Xylophone Masters: Angola. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 005. One compact disc. Performer: Armindo Gonçalves. [Armindo Goncalves]

Xylophone Masters: Burkina Faso. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 008. One compact disc. Performing group: Djiguignouma.

Xylophone Masters: Burkina Faso. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 009. One compact disc. Performer: Konomba Traoré. [Konomba Traore]

Xylophone Masters: Chad. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 007. One compact disc. Performing group: Gosrabe.

Xylophone Masters: Gambia. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 002. One compact disc. Performer: Kebba Manneh.

Xylophone Masters: Guinea. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 001. One compact disc. Performer: Alkhaly Cámara. [Alkhaly Camara]

Xylophone Masters: Mozambique. 2006. Marimbalafon MBCD 011. One compact disc. Performer: Simao Nhacule.

Xylophone Masters: Senegal. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 003. One compact disc. Performer: Aliou Mané. [Aliou Mane]

Xylophone Masters: Senegal/Holland. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 010. One compact disc. Performers: Aliou Mané and Vincent Van Els. [Aliou Mane]

Xylophone Masters: Tchad. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 004. One compact disc. Performer: Groupe Nguelbé. [Groupe Nguelbe]

Xylophone Masters: Uganda. 2005. Marimbalafon MBCD 006. One compact disc. Performers: Basoga.

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Americas

Afro-Caribbean Rhythms from Haiti. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2006. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish (23 p.). Instrumental music performed by the Compagnie de Ballet Folklorique Nationale d’Haïti. [Compagnie de Ballet Folklorique Nationale d’Haiti]

Along the Ohio’s Shores: Volume One: Fiddle Music Along a Great River. 2005. Rounder Records ROUN 0544. One compact disc; various performers.

Amjëkin: Música dos povos Timbira/Music of the Timbira Peoples. 2004. Centro de Trabalho Indigenista (CTI). Three compact discs; notes in Portuguese by Gilberto Azanha and Kilza Setti, with some English translation (22 p.). Vocal music with instrumental accompaniment performed by the groups Canela-Apãniekrá, Krikati, Canela-Ramkokamekrá, Gavião-Pykopjê, Apinayé, and Krahô. [Amjekin: Musica dos povos Timbira; Canela-Apaniekra; Krikati; Canela-Ramkokamekra; Gaviao-Pykopje; Apinaye; Kraho]

Les Amis Creole. 2006. Arhoolie CD 529. One compact disc. Old-time Louisiana French-Creole country music performed by Les Amis Creole (Edward Poullard, accordion, fiddle, vocals; Cedric Watson, fiddle and vocals; James Adams, guitar).

Andes: Flûtes Incas/Andes: Inca Flutes. 2006. Sunset France SA 141128. One compact disc. Folk songs and instrumental music performed by Ensemble Pachamama. [Andes: Flutes Incas]

Astor Piazzolla: Essential Tango. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 514. Two compact discs; notes by Jon Lusk. Compilation.

Bandera mía: Songs of Argentina. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40532. One compact disc; program notes in English and Spanish (35 p.). Folk and popular music of Argentina performed by Suni Paz, vocals, guitar, charango, caja, and percussion, with supporting musicians. [Bandera mia]

Beginner’s Guide to Brazilian Lounge. 2006. Nascente NSBOX 025. Three compact discs; various performers.

Beginner’s Guide to Salsa, Vol. 2. 2006. Nascente NSBOX 022. Three compact discs. Disc 1: Slow/Beginners. Disc 2: Medium/Improvers. Disc 3: Fast/Advanced. Various performers.

Bordón Tramao: Joropos and Parrandas from Venezuela. 2004. Pan Records PAN 199. One compact disc; Engish notes by Bartolomé Duysens (6 p.). Live and studio recordings by Bartolomé Duysens of the group Bordón Tramao. [Bordon Tramao; Bartolome Duysens]

Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40539. One compact disc; program notes by Brenda Dalen with bibliographical references (28 p.). Canadian folk music compiled by Brenda Dalen from recordings released 1953-1994; various performers.

Classical Tango Argentino. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1997. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and Spanish (16 p.). Performed by Trio Hugo Díaz (Hugo Díaz, bandoneón; Luis Etchebarne, piano; Vinicio Ascone, bass. [Hugo Diaz, bandoneon]

Classics of Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian Fiddling. 2005. Rounder Records 7007. One compact disc. Folk music performed by Canadian fiddler Graham Townsend, accompanied by pianist Glenn Paul; recorded in 1976.

Clifton Chenier: Louisiana Blues and Zydeco. 2005. Arhoolie CD 9053. One compact disc; program notes by Chris Strachwitz (7 p.). Zydeco songs performed by Clifton Chenier, vocals, accordion, and harmonica, with supporting musicians. Recorded in 1965; some material previously released.

Corrido del Mono. 2005. Arhoolie CD 9050. One compact disc; notes and English translations of song texts by Jaime Nicopulos. Mariachi music performed by Mariachi los Gavilanes de Oakland.

Corridos de la frontera. 2005. Arhoolie CD 9051. One compact disc; Spanish song texts with English translations and program notes by Chris Strachwitz. Conjunto Norteño music performed by the group Pingüinos del Norte; recorded by Chris Strachwitz in 1970 and 1975. [Conjunto Norteno, Los Pinguinos del Norte]

Courage and Patience and Grit: Great Big Sea in Concert. Zoë Records 01143-1106-2. One compact disc and one DVD; program notes by Great Big Sea and Pierre and François Lamoureux. Canadian and English folk music performed by the group Great Big Sea with guest musicians; recorded live in concert. [Zoe Records; Francois Lamoureux]

Los Donneños: Grabaciones Originales/Historic First Recordings, 1950-1954. Arhoolie CD 9057. One compact disc; notes in Spanish. Conjunto Norteño songs, including boleros and rancheras, performed by Los Donneños (Ramiro Cavazos, lead vocals, guitar, bajo sexto; Mario Montes, vocals and accordion; Rafael Gaspar, bass). [Conjunto Norteno, Los Donnenos]

Dueto Alegre: Historic First Recordings, 1948-1956. 2003. Arhoolie CD 9029. One compact disc. Notes by Chris Strachwitz (7 p.). Conjunto Norteño music performed by Dueto Alegre (Raul Martínez, accordion and vocals; Juan González, bajo sexto and vocals) with additional vocalists. [Conjunto Norteno, Raul Martinez, Juan Gonzalez]

The Essential Beny Moré. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 509. Two compact discs; notes by Rick Glanvill. Compilation of Cuban popular singer’s recordings. [Beny More]

The Essential Compay Segundo. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 504. Two compact discs; notes by Rick Glanvill. Compilation of recordings by the Cuban guitarist and vocalist.

The Essential Omara Portuondo. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 507. Two compact discs; notes by Rick Glanvil. Compilation of recordings by the Cuban popular singer.

The Essential Rubén González. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 508. Two compact discs; notes by Rick Glanvill. Compilation of recordings by the Cuban pianist. [Ruben Gonzalez]

The Essential Voices of Cuba. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 512. Two compact discs; notes by Rick Glanvill. Compilation of Cuban popular music; various performers.

Fred Zimmerle’s Conjunto: Trio San Antonio. 2005. Arhoolie CD 9052. One compact disc. Conjunto Norteño songs and dances performed by Fred Zimmerle, vocals, accordion, guitar, bajo sexto; and Trio San Antonio (Andrés Berlanga, vocals and bajo sexto; Steve Jaramillo, vocals and bajo sexto; Juan Viesca, bass, gritos, violin). [Conjunto Norteno, Andres Berlanga]

Friends of Old Time Music. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40160. Three compact discs; program notes by Peter K. Siegel (55 p.). Compilation of American blues, bluegrass, folk, and popular music recorded at the Friends of Old Time Music Concerts in New York City, 1961-1965; various artists.

Un fuego de sangre pura. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40531. One compact disc; program notes in English and Spanish (29 p.). Columbian popular dance music performed by the gaita ensemble Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto.

Hawaiian Chant: The Lyrical Poetry of Hawaii. 2006. Alula Origins ALU-5041. One compact disc. Performed by Na Wa’a Lalani Kahuna.

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Anthology. 2006. Dejavu Retro R2CD 43-13. Two compact discs; various artists.

Kanta Hélele. 2006. Network 495113. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and German (28 p.). Traditional and popular music from Curaçao performed by Izaline Calister, vocals, with supporting musicians. [Kanta Helele; Curacao]

Legends of Country Music: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. 2006. Columbia/Legacy 82796 93858 2. Four compact discs (CK 93859-93862); program notes by Rich Kienzle (47 p.). Compilation of previously released material, recorded 1932-1973. A one compact disc compilation, Legends of Country Music: The Best of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (2006, Columbia/Legacy 82876 85568 2) is also available.

Isidiro López: 15 Original Hits/15 exitos. 2004. Arhoolie CD 9042. One compact disc; English language notes by Chris Strachwitz and Tom Diamant (8 p.). Compilation of Tejano songs performed by vocalist and saxophonist Isidiro López, accompanied by his orchestra and other groups. Reissue of recordings released 1957-1960; edited by Chris Strachwitz and Tom Diamant. [Isidiro Lopez]

Isidiro López, Vol. 2: 15 More Original Hits/15 Mas Exitos. 2004. Arhoolie CD 9047. One compact disc; English language notes by Chris Strachwitz (4 p.). Compilation of Tejano songs performed by vocalist and saxophonist Isidiro López, accompanied by his orchestra and other groups such as Mariachi Ideal and Conjunto Ideal de Amadeo Flores. [Isidiro Lopez]

Mexique: Marimbas de Veracruz/Mexico: Marimbas from Veracruz (Marimba 1). Buda Musique 3016572. One compact disc. Danzon, bolero, son, and cha-cha performed by Grupo Nematatlín. [Grupo Nematatlin]

Mexique/Mexico: Vera Cruz – Sones & Huapangos. 2006. Sunset France SA 141075. One compact disc. Recorded by Serge Roterman and Adriana Casanova in Veracruz and La Huasteca, Mexico, 1969-1971; various performers.

Mi noche triste. 2006. Le Chant du Monde 2741386. One compact disc; notes in French and English (19 p.). Compilation of Argentinean tangos recorded 1927-1935 by vocalists Carlos Gardel, with accompanying instrumentalists.

Minnesota All Stars: Great Accordion and Concertina Performances from the Northstar State. 2005. Rounder Records ROUN 6110. One compact discs; various performers.

Missão de pesquisas folclóricas: música tradicional do norte e nordeste. 2006. SELO SESCSP/Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de São Paulo. Six compact discs; notes in Portuguese by Carlos Augusto Calil, Danilo Santos de Miranda, Marcos Branda Lacerda, Flávio Carmargo Toni, and Jorje Coli, with English translation. Field recordings made in 1938 in the Brazilian states of Pernambuco, Paraíba, Maranhão, Pará, and Minas Gerais as part of a research project headed by Mário de Andrade and sponsored by Brazil’s Department of Culture; various performers. [Missao de pesquisas folcloricas: musica tradicional do norte e nordeste; Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de Sao Paulo; Flavio Carmargo; Paraiba; Maranhao; Para; Mario de Andrade]

The Most Popular Songs from Cuba. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1980. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of 1950s popular songs performed by Grupo Cimarrón de Cuba. [Grupo Cimarron de Cuba]

Music of Costa Rica. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1940. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Instrumental music performed by Compañia Folclórica Matambú. [Compania Folclorica Matambu].

La Musique. 2005. Arhoolie CD 520. One compact disc. Cajun and zydeco songs performed by the Pine Leaf Boys.

A Night in Jost Van Dyke/Carnival in St. Thomas. 2005. Rounder Records ROUN 5002. One compact disc. 1968 field recordings from the British Virgin Islands. Performers include Foxy, the Charlotte Amalie High School Band, the Invaders Steel Band, the Buccaneers Orchestra of St. Croix, and Puerto Rico All-Stars.

Old Time Southern Black String Band Music. 2006. Arhoolie CD 9045. One compact disc; program notes primarily written by Harry Oster. Music from Zachary, Louisiana performed by Butch Cage, vocals and fiddle, Willie B. Thomas, vocals and guitar, with accompanying musicians; recorded by Harry Oster in the late 1950s.

Out of Cuba: Latin American Music Takes Africa by Storm. 2004. Topic Records TSCD 927. One compact disc; English notes (19 p.). Compiled by Janet Topp Fargion from Cuban commercial recordings made primarily for an African audience, 1928-1953; various performers.

Radio Latino. 2006. Putumayo World Music PUT 255-2. One compact disc; English program notes with French and Spanish translations. Compilation of Latino popular music; various performers.

¡Repentistas! Gardiens de verbes et de vaches/Word Keepers and Cowboys. 2005. Accords Croisés AC110. One compact disc; song texts and notes in English and Spanish (30 p.). Cuban punto (songs with improvised texts); various performers. [Accords Croises]

Recuerdos de Lydia Mendoza: La Alondra de la Frontera con Orquesta Falcón. 2006. Arhoolie CD 513. One compact disc. Tejano music performed by Lydia Mendoza, vocals and 12-string guitar, with Orquesta Falcón; recorded in the early 1970s. [Orquesta Falcon]

Ritmo y color. Cuba Chévere 11-0403. One compact disc; Spanish song texts. Latin American salsa written and performed by René Simon, keyboards and vocals, accompanied by the band La Iguana. [Cuba Chevere; Rene Simon]

The Roots of the Narcocorrido. 2004. Arhoolie CD 7053. One compact disc; Spanish song texts with English translations and notes by James Nicolopulos. Compilation of Mexican-American border songs edited by James Nicolopulos and Chris Strachwitz; various performers.

The Rough Guide to Bachata. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1164. One enhanced compact disc; program notes (12 p.). Compiled by Joan Shenton and Arturo Martínez from previously released material; various performers. [Arturo Martinez]

Sacred Steel Instrumentals. 2004. Arhoolie CD 515. One compact disc; notes in English by Tom Diamant (5 p.). Compilation by Tom Diamant of Christian worship music performed on electric steel guitar; studio and previously released recordings (1993-2001) by various performers.

Samba. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1985. One compact disc; notes in English, French, and German. Compilation of samba from Rio de Janeiro; various artists.

Say Yes! 2005. Arhoolie CD 516. One compact disc. Sacred steel gospel songs performed by The Lee Boys.

Simply Latin: 4 CD’s of Hot Latin Flavours. 2005. Union Square Music SIMPLYCD 015. Four compact discs. CD 1: Latin Dance Party; CD 2: Havana Nights; CD 3: Bossa Nova Nights; CD 4: Late Night Latin. Various artists.

Simply Reggae: 4 CD’s of Essential Reggae Music. 2005. Union Square Music SIMPLYCD 012. Four compact discs. CD 1: Ska Classics; CD 2: Roots Legends; CD 3: Lover’s Rockers; CD 4: Late Night Grooves. Various artists.

"Soneros Jarochos.” 2006. Arhoolie CD 530. One compact disc. Mexican son Jarocho performed by Grupo Mono Blanco.

Soy libre. 2006. Le Chant du monde 2741391. One compact disc; program notes in French and English, and Spanish song texts with French translations (19 p.). Argentinean tango performed by Atahualpa Yupanqui, guitar and vocals; recorded 1968-1969 and previously released.

Sweet Virginia. 2006. Arhoolie CD 521. One compact disc. Bluegrass music performed by the group No Speed Limit.

Tangos. 2006. Iris Musique 3001941. One compact disc. Tangos performed by Argentinean harmonica virtuoso Hugo Díaz. [Hugo Diaz]

¡Tierra Caliente! Music from the Hotlands of Michoacán. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40536. One compact disc; program notes and partial song texts in English and Spanish, with bibliographical and discographical references (32 p.). Mexican folk songs and dance music from Michoacán performed by the Conjunto de Arpa Grande Arpex. [Michoacan]

Trinidad: Steel Band. 2006. Sunset France SA 141135. One compact disc. Various performers.

Utãpinopona Basamori/Utãpinoponaye: Tuyuka Dance-songs. 2003. Associação Escola Indígena Tuapinopona Tuyuka (AEITU). Three compact discs; program notes by Guilherme Tenório, Higino Tenório, Marlui Miranda, and Aloísio Cabalzar in Tuyuca, Portuguese, and English (82 p.). Music of the Tuyuca Indians, recorded at ceremonial dance and music workshops held in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, 2000-2003.[Utapinopona Basamori; Utapinoponaye; Associacao Escola Indigena Tuapinopona Tuyuka; Guilherme Tenorio, Higino Tenorio, Aloisio Cabalzar]

Vern & Ray with Herb Pedersen: San Francisco – 1968. 2006. Arhoolie CD 524. One compact disc; notes included. Bluegrass music recorded live at the 1968 San Francisco Folk Festival, performed by Vern Williams, mandolin and vocals; Ray Park, guitar, fiddle, and vocals; Herb Pedersen, banjo and vocals; Howard Courtney, bass.

Version Dread: Dub Specialist. 2006. Heartbeat Records 11661-7719-2. One compact disc. Instrumental B-sides ("versions”) of 45s released on Jamaica’s Studio One label, 1966-1982; various artists.

The Western Sephardi Liturgical Tradition as Sung by Abraham Lopes Cardozo. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem AMTI 0401/Anthology of Musical Traditions in Israel 16. One compact disc; notes in English by Edwin Seroussi, Deborah Cardozo Smith, and Judith Cardozo Tenenbaum with Hebrew translation (99 p.). Recordings selected by Essica Marks from the work of New York City cantor Abraham Lopes Cardozo.

Asia and Oceania

Adio. 2006. Kalan Müzik 376. One compact disc; notes in Turkish with English and Spanish translations. Sephardic music from Turkey performed by the Janet & Jak Esim Ensemble. [Kalan Muzik]

Afghanistan: Sazenda. 2005. Arion ARN64681. One compact disc. Afghan instrumental music performed by Khaled Arman, rubab, tambur, delruba; and Siar Hashimi, tabla and zerbaghali.

Ambush on All Sides. Channel Classics Records CCS-SA 80106. One super audio compact disc; program notes. Solo pipa music performed by Zhang Hong Yan.

Amjad Ali Khan’s Sarod Sings with Children. 2005. Saregama India CDNF 150648 and CFNF 150649. Two compact discs. Hindi and English-language children’s songs performed by Amjad Ali Khan, sarod, with vocals by unidentified children.

Andaaz. 2005. Sense World Music 071. One compact disc; program notes by Robert Maycock and John Ball. Performances of Raga Bageshri and Raga Hemant by Tejendra Majumdar, sarod, and Subhankar Banerjee, tabla.

The Art of the Indian Sarod. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2042. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Raag Ahir Bhairav, Raag Malkauns, and Raag Bhairavi performed by Gurdev Singh, sarod; Navinder Singh, tabla; Surjit Singh, tanpura.

Azerbaïdjan: Les orients du Caucase/Mugham from Azerbaijan. 2005. Buda Musique 3017177. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation (19 p.). Azerbaijani music performed by Marc Loopuyt, oud and the group Yanar Dar. [Azerbaidjan]

Bahar. 2005. Kalan Müzik 346. One compact disc. Kurdish, Turkish, Circassian, Arabic, Georgian, and Romani songs of Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Thrace. Performed by the ensemble Kardes Türküler with guest artists Erkan Ogur, Aynur Dogan and Neset Ertas. [Kalan Muzik; Kardes Turkuler]

Banondari: New Directions in Jaipongan. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8098. One compact disc. Javanese jaipongan performed by vocalist Uun Budiman and the Jugala Gamelan.

Bhaktamar Stotra: Chants of Jainism. Sense World Music 079. One compact disc; notes and Sanskrit texts with English translations (50 p.). Sung by Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundecha with supporting musicians; music arranged by Amod Bhat.

Bhakti: The Sound of the Soul. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8101. One compact disc. Devotional songs in the Bhajan tradition, performed by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay; vocals, Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, tabla; Debsankar Roy, violin; Sandip Chatterjee, santoor; Rupak Mukherjee, percussion.

Black Sufis of Gujarat. 2005. Kapa Production KAPA 010. One compact disc. Devotional music of the Sidi Goma, a Sufi group of East African origin.

The Bombay Connection, Vol. 1: Funk from Bollywood Action Thrillers 1977-1984. Bombay-Connection Records BC 001. One compact disc; program notes and Hindi song texts with English translations (32 p.). Compilation of Indian film music; various artists.

Bombshell Baby of Bombay: Bombay Nightclub Grooves from Bollywood Films, 1959-1972 (The Bombay Connection, Vol. 2). Bombay-Connection Records BC 002. One compact disc; program notes and Hindi song texts with English translations (32 p.). Compilation of Indian film music; various artists.

Born to Sing. 2005. Navras NRCD 0191. One compact disc. Vocal performance of Raga Bhimpalasi by Kishori Amonkar, with accompanying musicians.

Bow to the Violins: Southern Indian Classical Music. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8105. One compact disc. Performed by Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi J. Vijayalakshmi, violins; M.V. Chander Shekar, mridangam; A.S. Sankar, ghatam.

Café Belly Dance: Tassles, Finger Cymbals, Shishas and Swaying Hips. 2006. Union Square Music METRCD 179. One compact disc. Middle Eastern dance music; various composers, arrangers, and performers. [Café Belly Dance]

Chamkila, Amarjot. 2005. Saregama India CDNF 340005 and 340006. Two compact discs; program notes. Punjabi folk songs sung by Chamkila and Amarjot.

Chants de marins/Sea Shanties. 2006. Sunset France SA 141132. One compact disc. Seas chanteys from New Zealand performed by The Maritime Crew.

Children’s Songs. 2005. Saregama India GNCIN 138044. One compact disc. Compilation of Hindi-language children’s songs featured in Indian films; various performers.

Confluence: Meeting of Minds and Melodies. Navras Records NRCD 0194. One compact disc. Hindustani vocal music performed by Amjad Ali Khan, sarod, and Girija Devi, vocals.

Devotion: Religious Chants from India. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1986. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish, with partial English translation of song texts. Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, and Baul devotional music from India; various performers.

Divine Love. 2006. Navras NRCD 3515. One compact disc; English program notes, and texts with English translations. Devotional songs written by Lakshmi Shankar to texts of Mirabai. Sung by Lakshmi Shankar, accompanied by Parthasarthy Mukherjee, tabla; Fida Hussain Khan, harmonium; Ilyas Khan, sarangi.

Divinity at Dawn. 2005. Navras Records NRCD 0190. One compact disc. Performance of Raga Bairagi by Shiv Kumar Sharma, santoor, and Anindo Chatterjee, tabla; recorded in 1993.

Dombra du Kazakhstan/Dombra from Kazakhstan. 2006. Buda Musique 3017266. One compact disc; notes in French by Xavier Hallez with English translation (27 p.). Dombra music, principally recorded in Kazakhstan by Saïan Aqmolda and Xavier Hallez in 2004; some material recorded in 1982 by Kazakhstan National Radio. Various performers. [Saian Aqmolda]

Endless Vision. 2005. World Village 468047. One compact disc; partial Armenian, Azeri, and Farsi song texts with English translation. Music performed by the Iranian musician Hossein Alizadeh, tar shrangiz, and other instruments; and Armenian musician Djivan Gasparyan, duduk; recorded live in Teheran in 2003.

Erhu Chant. 2006. Channel Classics Records CCS-SA 80206. One super audio compact disc; program notes. Music for Erhu performed by Yu Hong Mei with accompanying instrumentalists.

Gamelan of Central Java VIII: Court Music Treasures. 2006. Dunya Records 8119. One compact disc; program notes by Sumarsam. Five gendings performed inside the kraton by musicians of STSI Surakarta, in collaboration with musicians from the court itself.

Gamelan of Central Java IX: Songs of Wisdom and Love. 2006. Dunya Records 8120. One compact disc; program notes by Sumarsam. Vocal music in various genres, including macapat, bowo, and sulukan, performed by musicians of STSI Surakarta.

Gayaki Ang. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8106. One compact disc; English program notes. Indian classical music performed by Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, sitar, and Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, tabla.

Gazeller 3. 2006. Kalan Müzik 360. One compact disc; notes in Turkish with English translation. Compilation of classic recordings of Turkish gazel, remastered from 78 RPM recordings; various artists. [Kalan Muzik]

Guimbarde de Chine. 2006. Cinq Planètes 07783. One compact disc. Chinese music for the jew’s harp performed by Wang Li. [Cinq Planetes]

Guru-Shishya. 2005. Sense World Music 081. Two compact discs; program notes by John Ball. Performance of Raga Vachaspati by Hariprasad Chaurasia, bansuri, and Kumar Bose, tabla; and of Raga Bageshri and Raga Pilu by Debopriya Chatterjee and Suchismita Chatterjee, bansuri, and Sandeep Das, tabla.

Han ju yan xuan/Korea Drama Best Collection 2. 2005. Alpha Music Co. 35CD-25002. Two compact discs and 1 DVD; song texts. South Korean popular songs; various performers.

Hasbihâl. 2005. Kalan Müzik 337. One compact disc. Turkish folk music performed by Dertli Divani, vocals, baglama, cogur, and kaval, with a supporting ensemble. [Hasbihal; Kalan Muzik]

The Hasidic Niggun as Sung by the Hasidim. 2004. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem AMTI 0402/Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel 17. Two compact discs; Hebrew notes by Yaakov Mazor with English translation (158 p.). Compiled by Yaakov Mazor from field recordings made in Israel 1961-1991; various performers.

Heer. 2006. Saregama CDNF 140509. One compact disc. Punjabi folk songs with texts by Warish Shah, Bulle Shah, and Shiv Batalvi; performed by Asa Singh Mastana, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Hemâvâz. 2005. Connecting Cultures CC 50012. One compact disc; program notes (40 p.). Folk music performed by the Turkish group Kardes Türküler. [Hemavaz; Kardes Turkuler]

Homrong: Classical Music from Cambodia. 2004. Celestial harmonies 13237-2. One compact disc; program notes in English (16 p.). Performed by Chum Ngek.

Inde du Sud: O.K. Subramaniam: Le nagaswaram dans la tradition carnatique/Southern India: O.K. Subramaniam: Nagaswaram in the Carnatic Tradition. 2004. Maison des Cultures du Monde INEDITW 260119. One compact disc; French and English notes by Fabrice Contri (27 p.). Recorded by Fabrice Contri. [Le nagaswaram dans la tradition carnatique]

Inde: La voix du sitar/India: the Voice of the Sitar. 2006. Buda Musique 3017297. One compact disc; program notes by Louise Gunnell in French and English (23 p.). Raga Shuddha Nat, Raga Misra Gara, and Raga Marubehag performed by Shivu Taralagatti, sitar; Jadesh, tabla; and Louise Gunnell, tanpura.

IndiaVision: Génériques et mélodies du cinéma populaire indien/Hindi Films Songs and Instrumentals (1966-1984). 2005. Buda Musique 3017138. One compact disc; French program notes by Agnès Rodary with English translation (30 p.). Compilation of Indian film music; various performers. [Generiques et melodies du cinema populaire indien; Agnes Rodary]

Iran: Le dotâr du Khorassan/Iran: The Dotâr of Khorassan. 2005. Gallo VDE CD-1170/Archives internationals de musique populaire AIMP 76. One compact disc; French notes by Cloé Drieu with English translation (18 p.). Performances by Hamid Khezri; recorded by Wolfgang Obrecht. [The Dotar of Khorassan]

Jeevan. 2005. Sense World Music 069. Two compact discs; program notes by John Ball. Vocal performances of Raga Gunkali, Raga Jaunpuri, and Raga Bhairavi by Ajoy Chakrabarty, accompanied by Yogesh Samsi, tabla, and Sudhir Nayak, harmonium.

A Journey. 2005. Sense World Music 068. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. Performance of Raga Gaud Sarang and Raga Pilu by Vikas Gupta, sitar, and Akram Khan, tabla.

Kerala (South India): Pulluvan Songs/Kerala (Inde du Sud): Le chant des Pulluvan. 2004. VDE-Gallo VDE CD-1147. One compact disc; French notes by Laurent Aubert with English translation (36 p.). Field recordings made by Laurent Aubert; various performers.

Kushal. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8102. One compact disc. A performance of Raga Shyam Kalyan by Ustad Shahid Parvez, sitar, and Sankha Chatterjee, tabla.

The Legend: Lata Mangeskar: India’s Best Loved Singer. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 510. Two compact discs. Indian film songs performed by Lata Mangeskar; all material previously released 1948-1990.

Legendary Legacy. 2006. Navras NRCD 0205. One compact disc. 2002 performance by Ustad Imrat Khan, sitar, and Pandit Swapan Chaudhury, tabla, released in connection with Khan’s 70th birthday celebrations.

Live at Trinity Club. 2005. Country and Eastern CE 01. One compact disc. Tabla duet in teental recorded live in Bombay in 1967. Performed by Sadanand Naimpalli and Mohan Balvally, tabla, led by their teacher, Pandit Taranath, harmonium and recitation.

Luman Seidjalilov: Legend of Crimean Tatar Music. 2004. Pan Records PAN 2076. One compact disc; English notes by Razia Sultanova (11 p.). Recorded by Razia Sultanova and Jean During.

Mewar ree Mira: Devotional Songs of Mirabai. 2005. Navras NRCD 3015. One compact disc; texts with English translations. Songs composed by Alok Bhatt to texts by Mirabai; sung by Chiranji Lal Tanwar and Suman Yadav, with accompanying instrumentalists.

Music of Indonesia: Maluku & North Maluku. 2003. Celestial Harmonies 14232-2. One compact disc; program notes (29 p.). Vocal and instrumental music recorded by Margaret J. and H. Kartomi; various performers.

Music of Israel: Chassidic, Yiddish, Folk. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1991. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish; various performers.

Music of Laos: The Buddhist Tradition. 2003. Celestial Harmonies 13218-2. One compact disc; English program notes by John Schaefer (16 p.). Vocal and instrumental ceremonial music recorded by Gisa Jähnichen in Laos, 1999-2001; various performers. [Gisa Jahnichen]

My Inspirations. 2006. Navras NRCD 0206. Two compact discs. Historic recordings of North Indian khyal singers, compiled and with a recorded introduction by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.

Mystic Sarod. 2005. Felmay FY 8093. One compact disc. Raga Desh/Durga performed by Amjad Ali Khan, sarod, and Sabri Khan, tabla.

Nectar. 2005. Sense World Music 072. One compact disc; program notes by Ken Hunt and Kala Ramnath. Performance of Raag Bihagada and Raag Rageshri by Kala Ramnath, violin, and Vijay Ghate, tabla.

A Night in Bombay: India’s Coolest Cuts, from Bollywood and Beyond. 2005. Metro Doubles METRCD 581. Two compact discs. Compilation of Indian popular and film music, 1956-2004; various performers.

Niyazi Sayin & Necdet Yasar: Türk Müzigi Ustalari. 2006. Kalan Müzik 361 and 362. Two compact discs; Turkish notes by Bülent Aksoy with English translation. Historical recordings of Turkish classical music performed by Niyazi Sayin, ney, and Necdet Yasar, ud. [Niyazi Sayin; Necdet Yasar; Turk Muzigi Ustalari; Kalan Muzik; Bulent Aksoy]

Raga Darbari Kanhada/Raga Desh. 2006. Ocora Radio France C 560201. One compact disc; program notes in French with English translation, including an interview with Lalith Rao by Gérard Tourtrol (24 p.). North Indian dhrupad performed by Lalith Rao, vocals, accompanied by Vyasmurti Katti, harmonium, Gourang Kodical, tabla, Bharathi Prathap, voice and tampura, and Sudipta Reemy, tampura. [Gerard Tourtrol]

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The King of Sufi Qawwali. 2006. Manteca MANTDBL 511. Two compact discs; notes by Jameela Siddiqi. Compilation.

Oh, Lovely Parrot! Jewish Women’s Songs from Kerala. 2004. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem AMTI 0403/Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel 18. One compact disc; notes in English and Hebrew by Barbara C. Johnson, with English translations of Malayalam song texts (126 p.). Field (1972-1981) and studio (2001-2002) recordings of Jewish songs from southern India, selected by Barbara C. Johnson; various performers.

The Ongaku Masters: An Anthology of Japanese Classical Music. Celestial Harmonies 19912-2. Five compact discs; notes. Also available separately: Vol. 1 - Sacred Music (2 compact discs, Celestial Harmonies 14239-2 and 14240-2), Vol. 2 - Secular Music (Celestial Harmonies 13241-2), Vol. 3 - Modern Japan (Celestial Harmonies 13242-2), Vol. 4 - Cross-Overs and Extensions (Celestial Harmonies 13243-2). Various performers.

Osmanli-Türk ve Osmanli-Yahudi Musikisinin Büyük Sesi. Kalan Müzik 333. One compact disc; notes in Turkish with English translation. Jewish liturgical songs, Sephardic religious and folk songs from Turkey, and Turkish classical music sung by Isaac Algazi; remastered from 78 RPM recordings made between 1909-1929. [Osmanli-Turk ve Osmanli-Yahudi Musikisinin Buyuk Sesi; Kalan Muzik]

Özay Gönlüm: Arsiv Kayitlari. 2005. Kalan Müzik 335 and 336. Two compact discs; notes in Turkish by Okan Murat Öztürk with English translation. Archival recordings of performances by Özay Gönlüm, baglama. [Ozay Gonlum; Arsiv Kayitlari; Kalan Muzik; Okan Murat Ozturk]

Passage to India: Instrumental India, Series 2. 2005. Navras NRCD 0196. One compact disc. Compilation of instrumental music performances; various artists.

Passage to India: Traditional India, Series 2. 2005. Navras NRCD 0198. One compact disc. Compilation of Hindu and Sufi devotional music, folk music, and light classical ghazal and thumri; various artists.

Passage to India: Vocal India, Series 2. 2005. Navras NRCD 0197. One compact disc. Compilation of vocal performances; various artists.

Piya Pardesi. 2006. Navras NRCD 3023. One compact disc. Rajasthani folk songs and light classical thumri performed by Purvi Parikh, vocals, and Ustad Shujaat Khan, sitar.

The Prince of Love: Vocal Art of North India. 2004. Celestial Harmonies 13238-2. One compact disc; notes. Dhrupad sung by Premkumar Mallik, with accompanying musicians.

Punjab Di Jaan. 2005. Saregama India CDNF 140496. One compact disc. Popular Punjabi folk songs performed by Gurdas Mann, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Quê Huong/Homeland. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8107. One compact disc. Vietnamese music performed by the ensemble Gia Din "Ba Pho.” [Que Huong]

Raag Malkauns. 2005. Country and Eastern CE 02. One compact disc. A performance in the Drupad tradition, recorded live in Bombay in 1968. Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, rudra veena; Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar, vocal; Ritwik Sanyal, tamboura and supporting vocals.

Raga Cycle. 2005. Navras NRCD 0189. One compact disc. Hindustani music performed by Pandit Hariprasad Chaursia, bansuri, and Ustad Sabir Khan, tabla.

Reflection. 2006. Sense World Music 075. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. A vocal performance of Raga Jogkauns by Rashid Khan, accompanied by Gopal Krishna, tabla, Murad Ali, sarangi, and Mehmood Dhaulpuri, harmonium.

Rites, fêtes et danses autour du lac Baïkal/Rites, Celebrations and Dances around Lake Baikal (Sibérie 9). 2004. Buda Musique 3017169. One compact disc; program notes and translations of Buryat song texts in French and English (35 p.). Buryat folk music; various performers. [Rites, fetes et danses autour du lac Baikal; Siberie]

The Rough Guide to the Music of Iran. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1165. One enhanced compact disc; program notes. Compiled by Simon Broughton primarily from previously-released material; various performers.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Malaysia. 2006. World Music Network RGNET 1176 CD. One enhanced compact disc, including an interview with the compiler and other material; program notes by Paul Fisher. Compilation of folk and popular music; various performers.

Sandhya. 2006. Sense World Music 077. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. Vocal performance Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, accompanied by Vishwanath Shirodkar, tabla, and Seema Shirodkar, harmonium.

Sans. 2006. Navras NRCD 9006. One compact disc. Performance of Raga Yaman by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, bansuri, and Ustad Sabir Khan, tabla.

Sarangi. 2005. Sense World Music 070. One compact disc; program notes by Robert Maycock. Performance of Raga Nat Bhirav by Ustad Sultan Khan and Ikram Khan, sarangi; Nandan Mehta and Hanif Khan, tabla.

Shama. 2006. Sense World Music 080. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. Vocal performance of Raga Rageshri by Shubha Mudgal, accompanied by Aneesh Pradhan, tabla, and Sudhir Nayak, harmonium.

Sonata. 2005. Navras Records NRCD 0192. One compact disc. Performance of Raga Jhinjhoti and Raga Basant Mukhari by Ayaan Ali Bangash, sarod, and Sandeep Das, tabla.

Songs from Tibet. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2014. One compact disc; program notes and song texts in English, German, French, and Spanish (27 p.). Folk and popular songs performed by Techung, vocals, damnyen, piwang, lingbu, with accompanying instrumentalists.

The Stillness of Sound: Sufi Songs. 2006. Navras NRCD 5509. One compact disc; program notes in English, and Urdu and Hindi song texts with English translations. Songs composed by Satish Sharma to texts by Hazrat Amir Khusrau Dihlavi; sung by Ustad Shujaat Khan.

Stream Flowing: Traditional Music from China. 2006. Celestial Harmonies 13246-2. One compact disc; notes. Performed by Weng Zhenfa, sheng, and Fu Renchang, yangqin.

Sufi Soul. 2005. Saregama CDNF 154151 and 154152. Two compact discs. Urdu-language Sufi music from Pakistan performed by ‘Abidah Parvin and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

The Tabla Series: Akram Khan. 2005. Sense World Music 064. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. Khan is accompanied by Murad Ali, sarangi.

The Tabla Series: Partha Sarathi Mukherjee. 2006. Sense World Music 082. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. Mukherjee is accompanied by Somnath Misra, harmonium.

The Tabla Series: Rimpa Siva. 2005. Sense World Music 065. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. Siva is accompanied by Sanatan Goswami, harmonium.

The Tabla Series: Subhankar Banerjee. 2005. Sense World Music 063. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. Banerjee is accompanied by Ramesh Misra, sarangi.

Talaash. 2006. Sense World Music SWMCD 076. One compact disc; program notes by Ken Hunt. Performance of Raag Malgunji and Raag Puriya by Purbayan Chatterjee, sitar, and Subhankar Banerjee, tabla.

Taqasim [Marcel Khalife]. 2007. Connecting Cultures CC 50034. One compact disc; program notes in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. Improvisations performed by the Lebanese musician Marcel Khalife, oud and vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Tibet: Chants sacrés Gelugpa/Sacred Chants of Gelugpa [Dge-lugs-pa]. 2006. Sunset France SA 141131. One compact disc. Buddhist chant performed by the monks of Samtem Ling Monastery, Katmandu, and of Gaden Jam Ghon Ling Monastery, Swayambhu Nath, Katmandu. [Tibet: Chants sacres Gelugpa]

Tribal Music from Rajasthan. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2013. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, German, and Spanish (15 p.). Vocal and instrumental folk music of the Langa-Gypsies of Rajasthan, performed by the Rangpuhar Langa Group.

Twilight Melodies. 2005. Navras NRCD 0195. One compact disc. Performance of Raga Shree and Raga Bhatiyar by Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, sarod, and Tanmoy Bose, tabla.

Vegere/Reviens: Chants du Kurdistan/Come Back: Songs from Kurdistan. 2006. PlayaSound PS 65293. One compact disc (which includes a video clip); program notes in French and English, and Kurdish song texts with French and English translations (14 p.). Kurdish popular music performed by Canê. [Cane]

Violin Dynasty. 2005. Sense World Music 073. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball. Performance of Raga Bageshri and Raga Mishra Khamaj by N. Rajam and Sangeeta Shankar, violin, and Ramkumar Misra, tabla.

Voices from the Land of Iran: An Anthology of Vocal Techniques and Styles. 2005. Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art (Teheran) M.CD 139. Three compact discs; Farsi notes by Sasan Fatemi and English notes by Ruzbeh Eftekhari and Hooman As’adi (47 p.). Compiled by Sasan Fatemi.

i 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Records SFW CD 40533. One compact disc; program notes in English and Arabic (32 p.). Iraqi music performed by Rahim Alhaj, oud, and Souhail Kaspar, percussion.

White: Music of the Himalayas. 2005. Saregama India CDNF 197200. One compact disc. Indian music performed by Hariprasad Chaurasia, bansuri.

Yaadein/Memories. 2005. Sense World Music 074. One compact disc; program notes by John Ball (8 p.). Performance of Raga Darbari Kanada and Raga Sughrai by Ustad Imrat Khan, sitar, and Rasheed Mustafa Thirakawa, tabla.

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Europe

10.0. 2006. Boa 35402001. One compact disc; program notes in English, Galician, and Spanish. New Galician folk music from the group Berrogüetto. [Berroguetto]

Aconteceu. 2006. World Village 468053. One compact disc. Portuguese fado performed by Ana Moura.

Alone at My Wedding. 2006. Crammed Discs CRAW 25. One compact disc. Balkan folk and popular brass band music performed by the Macedonian Romani group Kocani Orkestar. [Kocani Orkestar]

Arménie/Armenia: Traditional Music. 2006. Sunset France SA 141136. One compact disc. Primarily instrumental folk music performed by Ensemble Azad. [Armenie]

BalkanBeats. 2005. Eastblok Music EBM 003. One compact disc. Compilation of contemporary Balkan ethnopop and popular musics; various artists.

Balkan Beats Volume 2. 2006. Eastblok EBM 007. One compact disc; program notes (20 p.). Compilation of contemporary Balkan ethnopop and popular musics; various artists.

Bara för ros skull. 2005. Giga Folkmusik GCD 72. One compact disc. Norwegian folk music from Småland, performed by Anders Svensson, fiddle. [Bara for ros skull; Smaland]

The beggar boy of the north: Traditional Northern Tunes. 2006. Harbourtown Records HARCD 051. One compact disc; notes by Greg Stephens (12 p.). Folk tunes from the northwest of England, performed by Greg Stephens and the group Crookfinger Jack.

Beginner's Guide to Ireland. 2005. Nascente NSBOX 012. Three compact discs. Disc 1: Roots Revival – 1960s & 70s. Disc 2: Breaking Boundaries – 1980s & 90s. Disc 3: New Traditions – 2000 & beyond. Various performers.

Beginner’s Guide to Scotland. Nascente NSBOX 020. Three compact discs. Compilation of Scottish folk music; various performers.

Best of Irish Fiddle. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1964. One compact disc; includes notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Irish instrumental folk music performed by Florie Brown, violins; Pablo Cárcamo, guitar, bass, pennywhistle; Margie Butler, harp, bodhran, spoons; Paul Espinoza, accordion, octave mandolin, guitar. [Pablo Carcamo]

Bland Winblad och Tulpan. 2006. Giga Folkmusik GCD 77. One compact disc. Swedish folk music from Hälsingland performed by Ulf Störling and Anders Henriksson, fiddles. [Halsingland; Ulf Storling]

Böndernas underverk. 2005. Giga Folkmusik GCD 71. One compact disc. Swedish folk music from Visnum performed by Lennart Gybrant and Anders Norudde, fiddles and other instruments. [Bondernas underverk]

Café Sputnik: Electronic Exotica from Russia. 2005. Eastblok Music EBM 004. One compact disc. Compilation of electronica, lounge, and easy listening from Russia; various artists. [Café Sputnik]

Casa do Fado. 2006. Iris Musique 3001960. Two compact discs. Anthology of historic fado recordings; various performers.

La Chanson de Napolitaine. 2005. Iris Musique 3001890. Two compact discs; notes in French and English. Neopolitan folk and popular songs sung by Robert Murolo.

Chants orthodoxes byzantins/Byzantine Chant. 2006. PlayaSound 66410. One compact disc; French program notes with English translation (7 p.). Byzantine Chant from Romania, sung in Greek and Romanian. Performed by the Preludiu chamber choir, directed by Voicu Enachescu.

Dog Daze: Fullbloods and Hybrids from Greater Transylvania. 2006. Arhoolie CD 523. One compact disc; program notes and texts with English translation (18 p.). Folk songs and instrumental dance music from Central and Eastern Europe performed by the string band Csókolom. [Csokolom]

Dui Droma/Two Roads. 2005. Connecting Cultures CC 50018. One compact disc; notes in English, French, and Spanish (48 p.). Balkan Romani music performed by the Martin Lubenov Orkestra.

E Prite Tottu Custu. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8118. One compact disc. Sardinian a cappella polyphonic singing by Tenore ‘San Gavino’ de Oniferi.

80 Years. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2015. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Compilation of historical and contemporary recordings by the London Jewish Male Choir, marking its eightieth anniversary.

En avant et baleti. 2004. Cinq Planètes 05758. One compact disc. French "new folk” music performed by the group Spi et la Gaudriole. [Cinq Planetes]

Explore. Keltia III KE3 104. One compact disc; English program notes and song texts with English or French translations (11 p.). Celtic songs and instrumental music from Brittany and elsewhere performed by Alan Stivell, vocals, harps, Scottish bagpipes, tin whistle, bombard; with supporting ensembles.

Flamenco Live. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2043. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Performed by the group Jaleo; recorded live on tour.

From Kiev to the Black Sea: Folk Music from Ukraine. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2002. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish (20 p.). Folk songs and instrumental music performed by the group Veseli Muzyky.

Gaelic Scotland. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2032. One compact disc; Gaelic song texts with English translations, and notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Traditional songs from different areas of Scotland. Various performers.

Gæstebud. 2006. Go Danish Folk GO 0705. One compact disc. Traditional and contemporary Danish folk music performed by Harald Haugaard, violin, and Morten Alfred Høirup, guitar, with guest artists. [Gaestebud; Morten Alfred Hoirup]

Gässbikôllor. 2006. Giga Folkmusik GCD 78. One compact disc. Swedish folk music from Gärdsjö and Bingsjö performed by Täpp Ida Almlöf, Jenny Täpp, and Jenny Bergman, fiddles. [Gassbikollor; Gardsjo; Bingsjo; Tapp Ida Almlof; Jenny Tapp]

Gwenllian. 2006. Fflach CD 287 H. One compact disc. Welsh folk music performed by Llio Rhydderch, triple harp.

Gypsy Brass. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2001. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and Spanish (16 p.). Romanian folk dance music from Moldova, performed by the Romani brass band Fanfara din Cozmesti.

Gypsy Music from Transylvania. 2003. Ethnophonie CD 007. One compact disc; Romanian notes by Speranta Radulescu and Emil Mihaiu with English translation (24 p.). Principally dance music, recorded by Speranta Radulescu, Victor A. Stoichita, and Végh Oliver; various performers. [Speranta Radulescu; Victor A. Stoichita; Vegh Oliver]

Gypsy Soul. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2039. One compact disc; notes and Romani songs texts with synopses in English, French, German, and Spanish. Romani songs from various European countries performed by Laura Ríz, with accompanying instrumentalists. [Laura Riz]

Hleb. 2006. Eastblok Music EBM 006. Two compact discs. Contemporary Russian popular music performed by the group Leningrad.

I’m in Love with Every Lady. 2007. Eastblok Music EBM 008. One compact disc. Contemporary Hungarian popular music performed by the group Little Cow (Kistehen).

Introducing Béla Lakatos and the Gypsy Youth Project. 2006 World Music Network INTRO 106. One compact disc; program notes and English translations of selected Romani song texts. Hungarian Romani rural folk music collected and performed by Béla Lakatos and the Gypsy Youth Project. [Bela Lakatos]

Kal. 2006. Asphalt Tango CD-ATR 0906. One compact disc; program notes by Garth Cartwright. Serbian Romani music performed by the Belgrade group, Kal.

Pays Basque/Basque Country: Kantuketan. 2006. Ocora Radio France C 560202-560203. Two compact discs; program notes in English, Basque, French, and Spanish, and Basque texts with English, French, and Spanish translations (60 p.). Basque folk songs recorded 1969-1990 and 2005; various performers.

A lettera d’amore: Chant traditionnel corse. 2006. Buda Musique 860130. One compact disc; Corsican language program notes and songs texts with French and English translations or summaries (22 p.). Corsican folk songs performed by Anghjula Potentini, with accompanying musicians.

Live Is a Miracle in Buenos Aires. 2005. Warner Music France/Palass/Rasta International 82564625722. One compact disc; notes. Balkan popular music performed by Bosnian film director Emir Kusturica and the No Smoking Orchestra; recorded live at Luna Park, Buenos Aires in 2005.

Macedonian Bellydance. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1932. One compact disc; notes in English, French, and German. Macedonian cocek performed by Ferus Mustafov, Isin "Jambo” Agušev, Ilija Ampevski, and Novica Sokolovski. [cocek, Isin Agusev]

Materiali Tradizionali. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8109. One compact disc. Northern Italian folk music performed by the ensemble Bonifica Emilana Veneta.

Mazzate Pesanti. 2004. Edizioni Aramirè. One compact disc; program notes. Griko taranta pizzica from the Salento region of Italy performed by the group Aramirè. [Aramire]

The Mother of Gypsy Soul: Ljiljana Buttler. 2005. Connecting Cultures CC 50010. One compact disc; program notes (40 p.). Balkan Romani songs performed by Ljiljana Buttler, accompanied by the Mostar Sevdah Reunion.

Music from Montenegro. 2005. Caprice Records CAP 21741. One compact disc. Traditional music performed by various artists, including Ansambl Podgorica.

Music of East Europe. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1955. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of folk music from Belarus, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia, plus klezmer; various performers.

Music of Northern Cyprus. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1983. One compact disc; program notes, song texts and brief translations in English, French, German, and Spanish (36 p.). Turkish Cypriot folk songs and instrumental music performed by Yeksad.

Music of Scandinavia: Northern Lights. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1961. One compact disc; program notes in English, French, and German. Vocal and instrumental folk music from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden; various performers.

Musikanter, polskor och andanter. 2006. Giga Folkmusik GCD 76. One compact disc. Swedish folk music from Småland performed by Pelle Björnlert and Johan Hedin, violin d'amore and tenor nyckelharpa. [Smaland; Pelle Bjornlert]

Nòse Amor. 2006. FolkClub Ethnosuoni ES 5361. One compact disc. Folk songs from the Italian Piedmont, arranged by Maurizio Verna and performed by Laura Conti and the group Eivadòr. [Nose Amor; Eivador]

Not Fooling Anyone. 2006. Harbourtown Records HARCD 046. One compact disc. English folk songs performed a cappella by the trio Pegleg Ferret (Benny Graham, Keith Pollard and Geoff Anderson).

Nye sko. 2006. Go Danish Folk GO 0306. One compact disc. Danish folk songs and tunes performed by the duo Kvasir (Mette Kathrine Jensen, accordion, and Henriette Hansen, violin and vocals), with guest musician Yann Flaquet, guitar.

Nykkjen. 2005. Heilo HCD 7196. One compact disc. Western Norwegian folk songs performed by Turid Spildo, accompanying herself on hardanger fiddle.

Öst och väst. 2005. Giga Folkmusik GCD 74. One compact disc. Swedish folk music performed by fiddlers Kalle Almlöf and Jonny Soling. [Ost och vast; Kalle Almlof]

Oi Moroz, Moroz: Russische Tischlieder. 2005. Eastblok Music EBM 001. One compact disc. Russian drinking songs performed by the Peresvet Male Choir.

Old Music from North Moldavia. 2004. Ethnophone CD 009. One compact disc; Romanian notes by Speranta Radulescu and Florin Iordan with English and French translation (16 p.). Recorded by Speranta Radulescu, Cristian Tarnovetchi, and Florin Iordan. Performed by violinist Constantin Lupu, with cobza accompaniment. [Speranta Radulescu; Cristian Tarnovetchi]

Pasja legenda. 2006. Drugod CDDRUGOD 005. One compact disc. Slovenian popular music performed by Brina, with an accompanying band.

Pibddawns. 2006. Fflach CD 293 H. One compact disc. Welsh folk music performed by Ceri Rhys Matthews, pibe-cym.

Pictures from the Street. 2004. Asphalt Tango Records CD-ATR 0504. One compact disc. Popular music performed by the Polish accordion trio Motion Trio.

Pipes and Drums of Scotland. 2005. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1956. One compact disc; notes. Performed by the Grampian Police Pipe Band, Michael Murray, pipe major.

Pjotr Leschenko 1931-1937: Gloomy Sunday. 2005. Oriente Musik RIEN CD 54. One compact disc. Tangos, Russian and Romani romances, foxtrots, and Ukrainian folk songs performed by Russian singer Pjotr Leschenko; recorded in Berlin, London, and Riga, 1931-1937.

Polskie Tango 1929-1939. 2005. Oriente Musik RIEN CD 55. One compact disc; English notes by Jerzy Placzkiewicz with French, German, and Polish translations (37 p.). Compiled from recordings in Placzkiewicz’s collection; various performers.

Ricuordi. 2006. Dunya Records FY 8113. One compact disc. Southern Italian and other Mediterranean songs, performed by twelve-string guitarist and singer Massimo Ferrante, with accompanying musicians.

Roma and Gypsies from the Village of Gratia, Teleorman. 2004. Ethnophonie CD 008. One compact disc. Romanian notes by Speranta Radulescu with English translation (28 p.). Romani music from southern Romania, recorded by Speranta and Valeriu Radulescu; various performers. [Speranta Radulescu; Valeriu Radulescu]

Romanian, Ukrainian, and Jewish Music from Maramures. 2002. Ethnophonie CD 006. One compact disc; Romanian notes by Speranta Radulescu with English and French translations (32 p.). Recorded by Speranta and Valeriu Radulescu, Costin Moisil, and Ioan Pop; various performers. [Maramures; Speranta Radulescu; Valeriu Radulescu]

Rosa. 2005. Connecting Cultures CC 50020. One compact disc. Bosnian sevdalinka sung by Amira.

Rosa i Botnen. 2006. Heilo 7206. One compact disk and one DVD (PAL; English subtitles). Hardangar fiddle music from Norway, performed by Knut Hamre and Benedicte Maurseth with supporting musicians.

Rumba Gitane/Gipsy Fiesta. 2006. Sunset France SA 141092. One compact disc. Performed by Narvalo.

Rusk II. 2006. Heilo HCD 7199. One compact disc. Folk music from southeastern Norway performed by the trio Rusk (Unni Lövlid, vocals, Frode Haltli, accordion, and Vegar Vårdal, violin and hardangar fiddle. [Unni Lovlid; Vegar Vardal]

A Secret Gate. 2005. Connecting Cultures CC 50014. One compact disc; program notes (60 p.). Balkan music performed by the Mostar Sevdah Reunion.

Scotland the Brave. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2044. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Celtic marches, airs, and dances from Scotland, Brittany, Ireland, and Spain (Asturias and Galicia), performed by the Stonehaven Pipe Band.

Sounds from a Bygone Age, Vol. 3. 2006. Asphalt Tango Records CD-ATR 1106. One compact disc. Romanian Romani muzica lautareasca performed by singer Dona Dumitru Siminica, with accompanying instrumentalists.

Snapshots. 2006. Fledg’ling Records FLED 3057. One compact disc; notes by Shirley Collins.
Unreleased tracks from the 1960s and concert recordings from the late 1970s, of English folk songs performed by Shirley and Dolly Collins.

Spain: From Granada to Sevilla. 2006. PlayaSound PS 66525. One compact disc; program notes in French and English. Flamenco performed by Pepe Tranca and R. de Cordoba, guitars; and Pepe Albaycin and Curro de Utero, vocals.

Suède: Traditions musicales/Sweden: Musical Traditions. 2006. Sunset France SA 141127. One compact disc. Folk music performed by Peter Puma Hedlund, nyckelharpa, and accompanying instrumentalists. [Suede]

Terra di magia. 2006. Compagnia Nuove Indye LDL 19391. One compact disc. Pizzica tarantata music from the Basilicata region of Italy, performed by the group I Tarumba.

Traditional Music from Transylvania. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2017. One compact disc; program notes and song texts in English, French, and German (15 p.). Romanian folk music arranged by Francisc Balogh and performed by Ana Hossu, vocals, with accompanying instrumentalists.

A Trip to the Lakes. 2006. Harbourtown Records HARCD 047. One compact disc. Folk tunes from Cumbria, England, performed by The Boat Band.

20 Best of Scotland. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 1979. One compact disc; songs texts and guitar chords included. Primarily arranged by Noel McLoughlin; performed by McLoughlin, vocals, guitar, banjo, mandola, Waldzither, bouzouki, bodhran.

Ukraina Orange: Songs of the Orange Revolution. 2005. Eastblok Music EBM 002. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music from Ukraine; various artists.

Ukraine Calling. 2006. Eastblok Music EBM 005. One compact disc. Ukrainian ethnopop performed by the group Haydamaky.

Ukraine: Les voix de la steppe/Ukraine: Voices from the Steppe. 2006. Sunset France SA 141130. One compact disc; notes. Ukrainian folk music performed by the Ukrainian Folk Song Ensemble.

La Valle dei Saraceni. 2005. FolkClub Ethnosuoni ES 5349. One compact disc. Folk rock from the Italian Piedmont performed by the group Tendachënt. [Tendachent]

The Very Best of Irish Ballads. 2006. ARC Music Productions EUCD 2041. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish, plus song texts and guitar chords. Various performers.

Viryavakay: Oh Mother, Protectress of the Forest: Song and Melodies of the Mordva. 2001. Pan Records PAN 2035. One compact disc; notes by Vyacheslav Shchurov with English translation (12 p.). Folk music and songs of the peoples living in the present-day Mordvin Republic of the Russian Federation. Recorded by Vyacheslav Shchurov 1968-1969 and 1992-1993; various performers.

Vistas al mar. 2006. World Village 498013. One compact disc; program notes by Xavier Febrés in Catalan, English, French, and Spanish, plus Catalan and Spanish song texts with English, French, and Spanish translations (18 p.). Spanish habaneras performed by Catalan singer Marina Rossell, with accompanying musicians. [Xavier Febres]

Vita. 2005. Heilo HCD 7197. One compact disc. Norwegian religious folk songs performed a cappella by singer Unni Løvlid. [Unni Lovlid]

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