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Current Discography, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Winter 2009)
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Compiled by Ronda Sewald

General | Africa | Americas | Asia and Oceania | Europe

General

Alliance. 2008. Hill Country Records HCR1004. One compact disc. Collaborative effort between Mississippi blues artists and Guelel Kumba, a trained Fulani griot from the Futa Tooro region of Senegal, performed by Afrissippi; recorded live on Nov. 8, 2007.

Black Stars: Ghana's Hiplife Generation. 2008. Out Here Records OH008. One compact disc. Album documenting the development of hiplife, including the underlying genres of hip hop, highlife and other associated Ghanaian and American Traditions. Various performers.

Bole 2 Harlem, Vol. 1. 2006. Sounds of the Mushroom. 2007-590905 (LCCN). One compact disc. Collaborative effort by Ethiopian vocalist and American percussionist, fusing electro-funk and traditional North African rhythms and tonalities, performed by Maki Siraj, vocals, and David "Ashagre" Schommer, music, with assisting musicians.

Invite the Spirit. 2006. Tzadik BECDTZDK7617. One compact disc; notes. Avant garde music fusing American and Korean styles and instruments performed by Henry Kaiser, guitars; Charle K. Noyes, drums and percussion; and Sang Won Park, kayagum, ajaeng, gong, and voice; with assisting musicians; recorded by Robert Musso and Oliver DiCicco, 2006.

Karibu. 2008. Blue Note Records 12791. One compact disc; notes (8 p.). Jazz and blues music heavily incorporating elements of traditional and Afro-pop music from Benin performed by Lionel Loueke, guitar and vocals; Massimo Biolcati, bass; Ferenc Nemeth, drums; Herbie Hancock, piano; and Wayne Shorter, saxophone; recorded Sept. 2007.

Odessa/Havana
. 2007. Tzadik TZ 8121. One compact disc. Latin jazz combining the modalities of Eastern European Jewish tunes with Cuban dance rhythms. Various performers; recorded Oct. 2006 and Mar. 2007.

Teknochek Collision. 2007. Barbès BR-0015. One compact disc. Balkan brass band music by Brooklynites from East European, Mexican, and Asian immigrant backgrounds performed by Slavic Soul Party.

Transatlantic Non-stop: Music from Azerbaijan and South America
. 2007. Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD316. One compact disc. Collaboration combining traditional music from Ecuador, Chile, and Azerbaijan performed by Altiplano and Siyavush Kerimi.

Africa

3MA. 2008. Contre Jour cj020. One compact disc. String music on traditional instruments from Morocco, Mali, and Madagascar performed by Rajery, oud; Ballaké Sissoko, kora; and Driss el Maloumi, valiha.

Abongolaka. 2007. Igloomondo IGL201. One compact disc. Traditional Congolese music performed by Tuta Ngoma and Ikondongo Mukoko.

African Classics: Amampondo.
2008. Sheer Legacy SLCD 143. One compact disc; notes (4 p.). Vocal and instrumental folk music from South Africa performed by Amampondo with guest artists.

African Kora: Journeys of the Sunwalker. 2007. ARC Music EUCD 2058. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish (7 p.). Kora music accompanied by other African instruments performed by Ravi, kora, djembe, balafon, and bell.

African Roots. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 1981. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. African percussion music performed by Nii Emmanuel Tagoe.

African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s (Analog Africa, No. 3). 2008. Analog Africa AACD 063. One compact disc; notes (44 p.). Reissue of African rock, soul, and funk music from the 1970s. Various performers.

Akh Issudar. 2008. World Village 468084. One compact disc. Music by Tuareg rock/blues guitarists from Mali performed by Terakaft.

Akwaba Iniséné. 2007. Courte Jour cj016. One compact disc. Bolofon music backed by guitar, bass, drums, and brass from Côte d’Ivoire performed by Aly Keïta with assisting musicians.

Albagon Close. 2007. Wrasse Records WRASS198. One compact disc. Reissue of two obscure albums of Nigerian popular music performed by Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Africa 70.

Algerian Raï. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2037. One compact disc. Compilation of rai music performed by Cheb Nacim.

Ancient Civilisations of Southern Africa, [Vol. 1]: Bushman, Zulu, Venda, Xhosa, Twasana…
2005. ARC Music EUCD 1917. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and French (30 p.). Compilation of traditional drumming and songs. Various performers.

Ancient Civilisations of Southern Africa, Vol. 2: Tribal Drums of the Venda People. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2026. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French and Spanish. Traditional percussion music performed by Tirani Club and the Mashudu Dima group.

Ancient Civilisations of Southern Africa, Vol. 3: The Tswana People. 2007. ARC Music EUCD 2132. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and French (15 p.). Traditional and contemporary music by the Tswana people of Botswana and surrounding areas performed by Serankure Music Arts and the Lotlamoreng Lowe Cultural Group.

Arabic Songs from North Africa
. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 1993. One compact disc. Traditional Moroccan music performed by Chalf Hassan.

Asante Kete Drumming: Music of Ghana. 2007. Lyrichord LYRCD 7454. One compact disc; notes in English (7 p.). Ashanti drumming performed by the Nsuase Kete Group; recorded at a local funeral in Kumase, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007.

Au gré du oud. 2008. Igloomondo IGL212. One compact disc. 'Ud, saz baglama, sentir, and 'udcello music backed by cello and violin performed by Abid Bahri with assisting musicians.

Bachata Roja: Acoustic Bachata from the Cabaret Era. 2007. iASO Records iASCD3. One compact disc; notes (32 p.). Compilation of popular music from the Dominican Republic. Various performers.

Banaya Papa Wendo. 2007. Igloomondo IGL180. One compact disc. Congolese rumba and other dance music performed by Wendo Kolosoy.

Brazza. 2008. Marabi 46824.2. One compact disc and one DVD (with pedagogical material and interviews). Traces history of famous Congolese band from their formation in Brazzaville to the present; performed by Les Tambours de Brazza.

Busi Mhlongo: The Queen of Modern Zulu Music (African Classics). 2008. Sheer Sound SLCD150. One compact disc. South Africa songs performed by Busi Mhlongo.

Ça va se savoir. 2008. Sterns Music STCD1107. One compact disc; notes in English. Bolon music from Guinea accompanied by guitar and kora performed by Amadou Sodia, vocals and bolon, with assisting musicians.

Café Noir. 2007. Tumi TUMI 141. One compact disc; notes in English and French and partial song texts with English and French translations (15 p.). Fusion of African music and Cuban rumba performed by Papa Noel, guitar and vocals, with assisting musicians featuring Bana Congo, Ernesto "El Gato" Gael Coto, and Manu Dibango.

Chant d'exil/Songs of Exile. 2006. Magda MGD023. One compact disc. Reissue of historical recordings of classical Andalusian music performed by Cheikh Raymond Leyris with his orchestra of Algerian Jewish and Arab performers.

Congo Drums.
2008. Sunset-France SA141155. One compact disc; notes in English and French. Percussion and folk music from Brazzaville, Congo, performed by Les Tambours de Brazza under the direction of Émile Biayenda and Mesmin Nkounkou.

Congo Ya Sika. 2007. Igloomondo IGL197. One compact disc. Compilation of Congolese music. Various performers; recorded at YAMBI Congo 2007.

Congotronics 3: In the 7th Moon the Chief Turned into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of his Enemy by Magic. 2008. Crammed Discs CRAW 44. One compact disc. Popular and folk music performed by the Kasai Allstars; recorded live.

Dakar Sound Sampler 2. 2008. Dakar Sound DKS0132. One compact disc. Compilation of African popular music previously issued by Dakar sound including performances by Dexter Johnson, Superstar de Dakar, Tondo, el Hadj Faye, and Mac Group. Various performers.

Day by Day. 2008. Downtown Records DWT70054. One compact disc. Nigerian Afrobeat performed by Femi Kuti.

Desert Blues 3: entre dunes et savanes.
2008. Network Medien 495.122. Two compact discs; notes in German with French and English translations (30 p.). Compilation of ballads by popular artists from the countries surrounding the Sahara. Various performers.

Desert Crossroads. 2008. Riverboat TUG1048. One compact disc. Niger desert blues combining Tuareg and Wodaabe traditions performed by Etran Finatawa.

Diwan 2. 2006. Wrasse Records WRASS181. One compact disc; song texts with English translations (16 p.). Algerian rai music performed by Rachid Taha.

Douga Mansa. 2008. World Village 468082. One compact disc. Solo kora music performed by Mamadou Diabaté.

Dununya. 2008. Jumbie Records JMB0008. One compact disc; notes in English (6 p.). Guinean balafon music and singing in Malinké, Susu, and Jakanke backed by electric guitar performed by Kakande with assisting musicians, featuring Famoro Dioubate.

Egyptian Bellydance: Baladi Saxophone Ahlamy.
2008. ARC Music EUCD 2173. One compact disc. Bellydance music performed by Rafat Misso, quarter tone saxophone, and Hossam Ramzy, percussion, with assisting musicians.

L'Egyptien. 2008. Ad Vitam AVR-080523. One compact disc; notes in French and English (5 p.). Egyptian music performed by Abdo Dagher, violin, with the Shuraiy Studio String Orchestra; recorded by Ehab Kamal, Jan. 2005.

Emala. 2007. Igloomondo IGL198. One compact disc. Congolese music on madimba, sanza, and percussion with choir performed by Eddy Mboyo and the Groupe la Sanza.

L'essential. 2008. Syllart SYLL 6301. One compact disc. Compilation of Congolese soukous from the best of the Paris sessions performed by Pamelo Mounk'a.

Fallou Dieng: Senegal's Dance Music Master (African Classics).
2008. New African Productions SLCD152. One compact disc. Senegalese popular music and mbalax dances performed by Fallou Dieng.

Gait Bongo. 2005. March Hare Music MAHA CD23. One compact disc. Baka songs performed by the Orchestre Baka Gbiné and Martin Cradick, guitar, mandolin, and arrangements; recorded live in the rainforest of Cameroon in 2004 and 2005.

Géej. 2008. Marabi 46825.2. One compact disc; song texts in Wolof with French, English, and Japanese translations. Popular music from Senegal backed by traditional and Western instruments performed by El Hadj N'Diaye.

Goema Music from Cape Town, South Africa. 2008. ARC Music EUCD 2133. One compact disc. Traditional music from the Bo-Kaap, or Malay Quarter, in Cape Town performed by Barry van Zyl and the Bo Kaap Collective.

Hera Ma Nono.
2007. Thrill Jockey Thrill 187. One compact disc. Collaboration that mixes Kenyan benga music with American rock performed by Extra Golden with assisting musicians.

I Yougoba. 2008. Diesel Motor Records MOTORCD1030. One compact disc. Collaborative blues project between guitarists from Mali and the Netherlands performed by Lobi Traoré, guitar, vocals; Joep Pelt, vocals, beatbox; Breima Kouyaté, bass; and Vieuxhanne, drums, vocals, and percussion, with assisting musicians; recorded Nov. 7—13, 2007.

Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu. 2008. Heads Up HUCD 3133. One compact disc; song texts. South African a cappella singing in tribute to Shaka Zulu performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

L'incontournable. 2008. Syllart SYLL 6303. One compact disc. Compilation of Congolese Soukous from the best of the Paris sessions performed by Pamelo Mounk'a.

L'indispensable. 2008. Syllart SYLL 6302. One compact disc. Compilation of Congolese Soukous from the best of the Paris sessions performed by Pamelo Mounk'a.

Langoni. 2008. Daqui; Harmonia Mundi CTAJ332033. One compact disc. Traditional Luhya music from Kenya performed by the Ingosi Stars.

Live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre.
2008. Shanachie SH 66042. One compact disc. South African gospel music performed by the Soweto Gospel Choir.

The Mandé Variations. 2008. Nonesuch 433724-2. One compact disc; notes by Lucy Durán and Toumani Diabaté (11 p.). Solo kora playing from Mali performed by Toumani Diabaté.

Mansa (Belle Epoque, Vol. 2). 2008. Sterns Africa STCD3039—40. Two compact discs; notes in French and English. Reissue of popular music from Mali performed by the Rail Band with assisting musicians.

Mbube and Gospel from Southern Africa.
2009. ARC Music EUCD 2199. One compact disc. Traditional a cappella songs and gospel tunes from southern Africa in the tradition of Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed by Blessings Nqo.

Modern Gospel from West Africa. 2009. ARC Music EUCD 2186. One compact disc. Choral gospel music performed by Chidinma Okafor.

Motema Sanduku. 2007. Igloomondo IGL199. One compact disc. Congolese music with jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban influences performed by Lokas.

Mujer de cabaret. 2007. iASO Records 02. One compact disc. Popular music from the Dominican Republic, including sons, boleros, and meringues played on guitar and other acoustic instruments, performed by Puerto Plata with assisting musicians.

Musique Luhya: du village à la ville. 2008. Daqui 332033. One compact disc. Performance of rural traditional music from the Luhya people of Kenya performed by the Ingosi Stars.

New Dawn/Ku Khata.
2008. 4Q; Times Square Records; World Connection FQT-CD-1811. One compact disc; notes with song texts with partial translations in English. Popular music from Mozambique with South African and Brazilian influences, including guitar music and a cappella singing, performed by Neco Novellas, acoustic guitar, with assisting musicians.

Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor, 1974—79. 2007. Soundway SNDWCD010. One compact disc; notes in English. Compilation of Afrofunk/Afrobeat music. Various performers; recorded 1974—1979.

Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds & Nigerian Blues, 1970—6. 2007. Soundway SNDWCD009. Two compact discs. Compilation of Nigerian popular music. Various performers; recorded 1970—1976.

No. 1 de No. 1. 2007. Dakar Sound DARK 10. One compact disc. Reissue of Senegalese pop music album from 1990s performed by the Star Band and Number One de Dakar.

Où est-il? 2007. Igloomondo IGL200. One compact disc. Congolese guitar music and singing performed by Jean Goubald.

Percussions mandingues/Mandingo Drums, Vol. 2.
2007. Playasound PS 64004. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Reissue of 1994 recording performed by Foliba; directed by Adama Dramé; recorded by Jacques Charreaux in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire in 1993.

Plaisir Ya Trop!
2008. De Plaizir 634479598401. One compact disc and one DVD. Congolese rumba music performed by Deplaizir & Britannia Rumba.

Rachid Taha: The Definitive Collection. 2007. Wrasse Records WRASS182. One compact disc and one DVD; song texts with French and English translations. Compilation of Algerian rai music performed by Rachid Taha.

Rebel Woman. 2008. Cumbancha CMB-CD-8. One compact disc; song texts in Shona and English. Fusion of pop and soul with traditional music from Zimbabwe, including mbira playing, performed by Chiwoniso, vocals and mbira, with assisting musicians.

Remixed: UFO's Over Bamako.
2007. Modiba MP 005. One compact disc; notes. Remixes of previously issued African popular music performed by Vieux Farka Touré.

Rokku mi Rokka.
2007. Nonesuch 266044. One compact disc; song texts with English translations. Popular music drawn from the sounds of northern Senegal performed by Youssou N'Dour.

The Rough Guide to African Street Party. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1201CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes in English. Compilation of African popular, folk, and world beat music. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Arabic Café Music.
2008. World Music Network RGNET1195CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes by Nili Belkind in English. Compilation of folk and popular music from the Middle East. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Congo Gold. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1200CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes (12 p.). Compilation of popular music, jazz, and rumbas from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Mali. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1208CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of traditional and popular music from Mali. Various performers.

Routes to Roots: Yoruba Drums from Nigeria
. 2007. ARC Music EUCD 2114. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Yoruba with translations in English, German, French and Spanish, as well as original Yoruba poetry with English translations. Exploration of traditional melodies, rhythmic structures, and philosophical poetry of the Yoruba people performed by Solá Akingbolá with Jamiroquai.

Sabla Tolo III: Advanced Journeys into Pure Egyptian Percussion.
2009. ARC Music EUCD 2158. One compact disc; notes by Hossam Ramzy in English, French, German and Spanish. Solo percussion music performed by Hossam Ramzy.

Seeds of Baobab. 2007. Ahí-Nama Music; Rum & Humble AHI-1066. One compact disc. Senegalese Afrobeat performed by Claude Gomis, vocals and percussion, with assisting musicians.

Seprewa Kasa. 2008. Riverboat Records TUGCD 1051. One compact disc. Highlife played on seprewa (Ghanaian guitar) performed by Seprewa Kasa with assisting musicians.

Sigil. 2006. Riverboat Records TUGCD1041. One compact disc; notes in English and French. Fusion of traditional Senegalese music with Malian guitar and gnawa trance music from Morocco performed by Nuru Kane.

Silimbo Passage.
2008. World Artventures WA2008. One compact disc. Experimental expansion of the traditional range of Senegalese kora music through the incorporation of griot and international influences performed by the Seckou Keita Quintet.

Soul Masala. 2007. ZAMMO Sounds Intl 07. One compact disc; notes with song texts and translations in English. Music on a combination of traditional Zambian and Western instruments performed by Maureen Lupo Lilanda.

Soul Messages from Dimona. 2008. Numero Group 021. One compact disc. Compilation of soul, reggae, and R&B by black Hebrew performers from the borderlands of Israel performed by Spirit of Israel, Soul Messengers, Tonistics, and Sons of the Kingdom; recorded 1975—1978.

Strings Tradition. 2008. Felmay Records 28100. One compact disc. Popular instrumental music from Africa performed by Mamadou Diabaté, Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, Vidwan Lalgudi, and GJR Krishnan.

Tales of African Guitar Kings. 2007. Sheer Legacy SLCD 131. One compact disc. Compilation of guitar music from Africa. Various performers.

Tales of South Africa: Afropop. 2007. Sheer Legacy SLCD 117. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music from South Africa. Various performers.

Talou Lena. 2007. Marabi 46826.2. One compact disc; notes in French and English (10 p.). Politically themed songs set to traditional music and rhythms of Chad performed by Mounira Mitchala, vocals, with assisting musicians; recorded by Fabien Girard, Sept. 2007 at Studio Mad Productions in Juillaguet, Charente, France; additional recording Apr.—Sept. 2006 by Christian Djedeboum Laotol in Ndjamena, Chad; mixed by Fabien Girard, Nov. 2007.

Tribute to Oum Kalsoum/Hommage a Oum Kalsoum. 2009. Institut du Monde Arabe 321070. One compact disc. Music Festival concert hosted by the Institut du monde Arabe performed by the National Arab Music Ensemble of the Cairo Opera and conducted by Salim Sahhab featuring performers from various Arab nations.

The Two Worlds. 2008. Orange Mountain Music OMM0053. One compact disc. Solo kora music from Gambia in the Mandingo griot tradition performed by Foday Musa Suso, kora and vocals; recorded Mar. 2008.

Wamato. 2008. Sterns Music STCD1106. One compact disc; notes in French and English by René-Worms, Justin Morel, Jr., and Moussa Moise Diabaté. Guinean popular music of the '60s and '70s performed by female band Les Amazones de Guinée with assisting musicians.

Welcome to Mali. 2007. Nonesuch 517673. One compact disc. Vocal and guitar music from Mali performed by Amadou & Mariam.

Women's Voices of Zimbabwe. 2009. Joyce Jenje CDJJM001ZWV. One compact disc. Various performers, featuring Four Daughters.

Zèraf!/Zara¯f. 2007. Buda Musique 860162. One compact disc; notes in French and English (8 p.). Ethiopian vocal music backed by Toulouse-based jazz quartet drawing from Éthiopiques-era melodies performed by Eténèsh and Le Tigre des Platanes.

Zimboka za Bantu. 2007. Igloomondo IGL202. One compact disc. Congolese choir music performed by Chœur la Grâce.

Zion Crossroads.
2007. Telarc CD-83656. One compact disc; notes (12 p.). African popular music performed by Corey Harris.

Americas

20 Best of Swamp Pop from Louisiana. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1962. One compact disc; notes in English, French, and German. Compilation of popular music, including zydeco and Cajun and Creole music genres. Various performers.


Acoustic Brazil (Think Global series). 2008. World Music Network THINK 107CD. One compact disc. Reissue of 2005 Putumayo recording of Brazilian popular music. Various performers.

Afreecanos. 2008. OtaÏ Records OTA1019. One compact disc; notes. Latin jazz using traditional voices and instruments from Africa, Cuba, and Brazil performed by Omar Sosa, piano, vibraphone, marimba, bell, balafon, calebasse, vocals, chekere, guiro, maraca, and wood block, with assisting musicians; recorded Jan. 2007.

Afro-Caribbean Rhythms from Haïti. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2006. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish (23 p.). Variety of Haitian music, including drumming and ritual music, performed by the Compagnie de Ballet Folklorique Nationale d’Haïti.

American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 5. 2007. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40154. One compact disc; notes (32 p.). Reissue of recordings from 1954 through 1962, including from the Frontier Ballads collection, performed by Pete Seeger, vocal, banjo, and guitar.

Amor, dolor y lágrimas: música ranchera. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40518. One compact disc; notes by Daniel E. Sheehy with partial song texts in English and Spanish (28 p.). Mariachi, rancheras, songs, and popular music from Mexico performed by Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano.

Authentic Music of the American Indian.
2008. Collectable Records COL-CD-0876. One compact disc. Compilation of traditional Native American music. Various performers.

¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata.
2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40546. One compact disc; notes by Daniel E. Sheehy, with partial song texts in English and Spanish (32 p.). Compilation of traditional musical genres from northeastern Colombia performed primarily on 3-row button accordion accompanied by percussion and electric bass guitar. Various Artists.

Banda Um. 2009. Iris 3001994. One compact disc. Compilation of Gil's music from the '80s demonstrating a fusion of rock, samba, forró, African genres, and reggae performed by Gilberto Gil.

Beautiful Bouquet. 2007. Arhoolie CD 9058. One compact disc; notes by Chris Strachwitz. Gospel bluegrass performed by Rose Maddox with the Vern Williams Band; recorded Nov. 20—21, 1982.

The Best of Dennis Brown: The Niney Years.
2008. Rounder Records CDHBEA341. One compact disc. Compilation of reggae classics from the mid-70s through the early '90s performed by Dennis Brown.

The Best of Lydia Mendoza: La Alondra de le frontera. 2008. Arhoolie CD 536. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Spanish and English. Reissue of Tejano music performed by Lydia Mendoza, vocals and 12-string guitar, with assisting musicians.

The Best of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. 2008. Rounder Records 11661-6117-2. One compact disc and one enhanced compact disc (with PDF containing song texts and translation); notes. Compilation of Cajun music from Southern Louisiana performed by Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

Bolivian Baroque, Vol. 2.
2006. Channel Classics CCS SA 24806. One compact disc. Program notes in English and Spanish with song texts with English translations (35 p.).Baroque music from Bolivia, including pieces by Bolivian composers incorporating local languages, instruments, rhythms, and melodies, performed by Florilegium and the Arakaendar Bolivia Choir.

Boombox Squaredance. 2007. Foghorn Music 0044. One compact disc. Unreleased material from the "Reap what you sow" sessions performed by the Foghorn Stringband; recorded in 2004.

Bring Your Feathers In! Pow Wow Songs Recorded Live at Shiprock Fair.
2008. Canyon Records CR 6404. One compact disc. Native American powwow songs and music performed by Blackstone; recorded live Oct. 4—5, 2007.

Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall. 2008. Nonesuch 514415-2. Two compact discs. Popular music from Cuba performed by the Buena Vista Social Club; recorded Jul. 1, 1998.

Buenos Aires Tango Standards.
2007. Zoho ZM 200702. One compact disc; notes. Tango standards with a slight jazz twist performed by Pablo Aslan, bass; Abel Rogantini, piano; Jorge Retamoza, tenor and baritone saxophones; Gustavo Bergalli, trumpet; and Daniel Piazzolla, drums; recorded Jun. 2006.

Cajun and Creole Traditional Music. 2008. Arhoolie CD 535. One compact disc; notes. Traditional music from Louisiana, including zydeco and other dance music, performed by the Creole Belles with guest musicians.

Classic African American Gospel. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40194. One compact disc; notes by Kip Lornell (29 p.). Recordings of gospel music and spirituals by shout bands, quartets, and choirs. Various performers; recorded 1945—1998.

Classic Old-Time Fiddle from Smithsonian Folkways. 2007. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40193. One compact disc; notes by Jeff Place and Jake Krack (29 p.). Compilation of historic recordings of Appalachian string band music from the Smithsonian archives. Various performers.

Classic Piano Blues from Smithsonian Folkways. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40196. One compact disc; notes by Jeff Place (27 p.). Compilation of historic recordings of piano blues representing a variety of styles and regions. Various performers.

Coal Digging Blues: Songs of West Virginia Miners. 2006. West Virginia University Press WVUPRESS-SA8. One compact disc. Historic field recordings of American music, including folk songs, country blues, and gospel. Various performers; recorded by folklorist George Korson during field recording trips to West Virginia in 1940.

Colombie/Colombia: Cumbias, Bambucos, Pasillos. 2008. Sunset-France; Playasound SA141157; PS 65123. One compact disc; notes by Gérard Krémer in French with English translations (11 p.). Reissue of 1994 release of folk, popular, and dance music from Colombia. Various performers; recorded by Gérard Krémer.

Congo River. 2008. Mayombe MYMB 79. One compact disc. Congolese-American rumba the in style of Franco and Tabu Ley sung in English and Lingala performed by Coco Sukali.

Corridos de cuidado.
2008. Discos Musart CDO-4061. One compact disc. Mexican conjuntos and popular music performed by Labertino.

Cuba con leche. 2007. Escondida 56531. One compact disc. Compilation of Cuban popular music. Various performers.

Culture & The Deejay's at Joe Gibbs, 1977—79. 2008. 17 North Parade VP4116. One compact disc. Compilation of reggae songs performed by Culture with various DJs; recorded 1977—1979.

Dancin' Til Sunrise, Vol. 7.
2008. Canyon Records CR 6414. One compact disc; notes in English. Cree Indian round dance and powwow songs from Saskatchewan and Alberta performed by Northern Cree Singers; recorded live Apr. 8, 2006.

Directamente al Mambo.
2007. Ahí-Nama Music AHI-1050. One compact disc; song texts. Cuban mambos performed by Mamborama.

Doorway. 2007. Rounder Records 11661-0587-2. One compact disc. Banjo playing steeped in bluegrass gospel tradition, but with more pop-influenced selections, performed by Ron Block with assisting musicians.

Down in New Orleans. 2008. Time/Life M19548. One compact disc; notes by Ben Sandmel. Traditional gospel music delivered in a New Orleans style performed by the Blind Boys of Alabama with assisting musicians.

The Elk Way: Pow-wow Songs Recorded Live in Green Bay.
2008. Canyon Records CR 6431. One compact disc. Powwow songs performed by Elk Soldier; recorded live, Mar. 10, 2007.

En Directo de Mexico a Guatemala. 2007. Disa 0147211112. One compact disc. Latin American popular music performed by the Grupo Montéz de Durango.

Father of Orquesta Tejana, Vol. 1. 2007. Arhoolie CD 9059. One compact disc; notes. Reissue of 78 rpm discs of Tejano music from south Texas performed by Beto Villa, alto saxophone and conductor, with assisting musicians; recorded between 1948 and 1954.

Flutes and Panpipes from the Andes.
2008. ARC Music EUCD 2179. One compact disc. Folk music performed by Alpamayo.

For the Love: Southern Style Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Spotlight. 2008. Canyon Records CR 6438. One compact disc. Oklahoma music and powwow songs performed by Thunder Hill; recorded live in 2007.

ForroÏ do Nordeste. 2007. Playasound PS 64009. One compact disc; notes in French and English (3 p.). Brazilian music performed by Raiz do Sana.

From Now On. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40177. One compact disc; notes (27 p.). Primarily Cajun music and fiddle tunes from Louisiana performed by Michael Doucet, fiddle, octave violin, guitar, accordion, and vocals, with assisting musicians.

Gardens in the Sky: The Bluegrass Gospel of King James. 2008. Rounder Records 11661-0595-2. One compact disc. Bluegrass gospel performed by James King.

Going Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains. 2007. Smithsonian Folkways SWF CD 40175. One compact disc; notes by Jon Hartley Fox (28 p.). Reissue of a 1973 modern bluegrass recording performed by the Country Gentlemen; recorded live in the early 1960s.

Gracias. 2008. World Village WVF 479021. One compact disc. Cuban vocal music performed by Omara Portuondo.

Habanera: A Soundwalk through Old Havana, Cuba. 2004. Innova 203. One compact disc; notes by Philip Blackburn (2 p.). Recordings of various Old Havana soundscapes including those of Carnival, flamenco, children's songs, and electroacoustic music. Various performers; recorded live by Philip Blackburn.

La Historia. 2008. Disa 014724139-2. One compact disc. Popular songs and music from Latin America performed by La Arrolladora Banda el Limón.

How Long Has that Evening Train Been Gone? Vol. 1, 1928—1934. 2008. JSP JSP-CD77104. Four compact disc. Reissue of historic piano and guitar blues recordings. Various performers; recorded 1928—1934.

Isabela. 2007. Mopiato Music MOP 2 CD. One compact disc. Exploration of the connection between Congolese and Cuban music performed by Ricardo Lemvo and the group Makina Loca.

Jardim abandonado. 2007. Nonesuch 278140. One compact disc. Guitar duet playing a fusion of traditional Brazilian, jazz, and classical music performed by Sérgio and Odair Assad, guitars; recorded 2002 and 2006.

Kadri Gwadloup2: Quadrille of Guadeloupe. 2008. Cinq Planetes CP09763. One compact disc. Creole dance music on accordion with calls performed by Jacques Danican and Flamme Abymienne.

King Tubby Meets the Aggrovators at Dub Station. 2007. Sanctuary/Trojan TRO80575.2. One compact disc; notes. Reissue of dub remix of all-instrumental recordings from the mid-1970s performed by Tommy McCook & the Aggrovators; remixed by King Tubby.

Merengue & Cumbia. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2027. One compact disc. Popular music from the Dominican Republic and Colombia performed by Grupo Merecumbé.

Merengue típico from the Dominican Republic. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40547. One compact disc; notes by Sydney Hutchinson in English and Spanish (29 p.). Merengues, songs, and popular music from the Dominican Republic performed by La India Canela with assisting musicians.

Mi unico camino. 2007. Arhoolie CD 9060. One compact disc; notes (6 p.). Reissue of 1950s Tejano conjunto music performed by Conjunto Bernal; originally recorded in Alice, TX between 1954 and 1960.

Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields. 2007. Lonesome Records CD071. Two compact discs; notes with song texts. Compilation of historic reissues and newer traditional and popular songs treating coal mining. Various performers.

Music of Nova Scotia. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 1998. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Cape Breton and Scottish musical traditions, including pipes and drums, pipe solos, drum salutes, and fiddle and bodhran music, performed by Forrester's Cape Breton Scottish Dance Company.

My Name Is Buddy. 2007. Nonesuch 79961-2. One compact disc; song texts. Blues, political ballads, and folk songs in a variety of styles performed by Ry Cooder, vocals, guitar, and banjo, with assisting musicians featuring Mike and Pete Seeger and the Chieftain's Paddy Moloney.

The Mystic World of Augustus Pablo: The Rockers Story. 2008. Shanachie 45068. Four compact discs and one DVD; notes by Lol Bell-Brown, Randall Grass, and Herbie Miller (19 p.). Compilation of both well-known and rare reggae performances by Pablo accompanied by a DVD with interviews and live concert footage. Various performers, featuring Augustus Pablo, keyboards.

A New Orleans Visit: Before Katrina. 2008. Arhoolie CD 534. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of popular and traditional music including blues, brass bands, Cajun, gospel, jazz, and zydeco performed by Michael and David Doucet, Sammy Rimington, Henry Gray, "Sunpie" Barnes, and the Tremè Brass
Band.

NYC Subway: Songs from the Underground. 2005. Headset Productions HP20501. One compact disc. Street music performed in a variety of genres and with various instrumentation in the New York subway system. Various performers.

One Hundred Years of Norwegian American Music. 2007. Azalea City Recordings ACCD-0703. One compact disc. Scandinavian folk tunes brought to Wisconsin from Norway performed by the Bernstons.

Over the Cabot Trail. 2007. Rounder Records ROUN7041. One compact disc. Cape Breton fiddle music performed by Morgan MacQuarrie with Gordon MacLean.

Panpipes from Bolivia, Peru & Ecuador. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2036. One compact disc. Music performed on a variety of panpipes, as well as stringed instruments, performed by Aconcagua.

People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913—1938. 2007. Tompkins Square TSQ1875. Three compact discs; notes by Christopher C. King, Henry "Hank" Sapoznik, and Tom Waits, with partial song texts (48 p.). Compilation of historic recordings of disaster ballads. Various performers; recorded 1931—1938.

Po'li: Traditional Songs of the Hopi. 2007. Canyon Records CR 6412. One compact disc; notes with English translations of partial song texts (6 p.). Hopi Indian folk songs from Arizona performed by Clark Tenakhongva, vocals and percussion.

Polk Miller & His Old South Quartette. 2008. Tompkins Square TSQ 2028. One compact disc; notes (13 p.). Reissues of cylinder and disc recordings of African American folk songs and spirituals by vocal quartet with banjo accompaniment performed by Polk Miller and the Old South Quartette; originally recorded on Edison cylinder in 1909 and 78 rpm discs in 1928.

Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Ft. Duchesne. 2007. Canyon Records CR 6209. One compact disc. Traditional powwow songs and music performed by Northern Cree Singers; recorded live.

Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Ft. Duchesne. 2007. Canyon Records CR 6212. One compact disc. Traditional powwow songs and music performed by Black Lodge; recorded live.

Punto and Trova of Sancti Spiritus. 2008. Ocora C560208. Two compact discs. Compilation of Cuban music, including guajira, tova, guaracha, bolero, and punto from Sancti Spiritus. Various performers.

Que viva el canto! Songs of Chile. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40549. One compact disc; notes (44 p.). Folk songs, including tonadas, cachimbos, charango, quena, cuecas, and nueva canci?n, performed by Rafael Manríquez and Friends.

Rabbit Dance Songs of the Lakota. 2005. Canyon Records CR 6081. One compact disc. Lakota Indian songs and music performed by William Horncloud; recorded in Pine Ridge, SD, Aug. 10, 1971.

Recapturing the Banjo. 2008. Telarc CD-83557. One compact disc; notes. New and traditional tunes tracing the African-American roots of the 5-string banjo performed by Otis Taylor with assisting musicians.

Richmond Blues. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40179. One compact disc; notes by Barry Lee Pearson (30 p.). Blues music on guitar and harmonica drawn from the sounds of the Piedmont Appalachian foothills performed by John Cephas, guitar, vocals, and Phil Wiggins, harmonica.

The Rough Guide to Brazilian Street Party. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1206CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of popular music and songs from Brazil. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Calypso Gold. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1213CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of calypso and popular music from Trinidad and Tobago. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Colombian Street Party. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1217CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of cumbia and popular music from Colombia. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Cuban Street Party. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1199CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes (12 p.). Compilation of popular music from Cuba. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Latin Lounge. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1216CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of samba, salsa, dance, and popular music from Latin America. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Latin Street Party. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1212CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of Latin American popular music. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Salsa Gold. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1209CD. One enhanced compact disc (with texts from Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of salsa music. Various performers.

Sammy Rimington Visits New Orleans.
2008. Arhoolie CD 532. One compact disc; notes. New Orleans jazz and Dixieland music performed by Sammy Rimington with assisting musicians; recorded live in Apr. 2005 on portable equipment at various locations in New Orleans.

The Sligo Indians. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40545. One compact disc; notes by Don Meade and Tony DeMarco (32 p.). Instrumental, folk, and dance music from Ireland, including reels, performed by Tony DeMarco, fiddle, with assisting musicians.

¡Sondio Amazonico! 2008. Barbès BR0017. One compact disc. Chicha and cumbia music from Peru performed by Chicha Libre with Allyssa Lamb, vocals.

Songs of Wood & Steel. 2008. Los Cenzontles LCEN15. One compact disc. Latin American popular music performed by Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo.

Sowing the Seeds: A 10th Anniversary.
2007. Appleseed APR CD 1102. Two compact discs; notes by Jim Musselman (28 p.). Mix of new and reissued performances recorded for Appleseed recordings. Various performers including Pete and Peggy Seeger, Tom Paxton, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott among others.

The Steeldrivers. 2008. Rounder Records 11661-0598-2. One compact disc. Bluesgrass music performed by the Steeldrivers.

Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story. 2008. Proper Records PROPERBOX 142; P1665—P1668. Four compact discs; notes by Adam Komorowski (55 p.). Compilation of previously released recordings of various musical genres performed on steel guitar. Various performers; recorded ca. 1925—1957.

Stevie Barr and Friends: Along the Crooked Road. 2007. Arhoolie CD 531. One compact disc. Bluegrass music performed by Stevie Barr, banjo, with assisting musicians.

Stomp, Glide, Wobble. 2008. Ruthless Rabbit RRR1967. One compact disc. Old-time and bluegrass music, including rags and waltzes performed by the Northside Southpaws, resonator mandolin and resonator guitar.

Territory. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40169. One compact disc; notes in English by Tony Trischka and Bob Carlin (32 p.). Bluegrass banjo music examining various styles from the 19th and 20th century performed by Tony Trischka, banjo, with assisting musicians.

This Is Rose Maddox. 2007. Arhoolie CD 9062. One compact disc. Reissue of 1981 bluegrass album performed by Rose Maddox with the Vern Williams Band; recorded Sept. 20 and 21, 1980.

Tom Glazer Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children's Favorites. 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 45068. One compact disc; notes with song texts (32 p.). Compiled and remastered performances of traditional children's songs performed by Tom Glazer, vocals and guitar.

Traditional Music from Bolivia. 2008. ARC Music EUCD 2138. One compact disc; notes. Traditional and popular Bolivian songs and instrumental music performed by Ukamau.

A Tribute to Gonzalo Asencio, ìTiÏo Tomî/ Homenaje a Gonzalo Ascencio, ìTiÏo Tom.” 2008. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40543. One compact disc; notes with partial song texts in English and Spanish (20 p.). Rumbas, popular music, and songs from Cuba performed by Orlando "Puntilla" Rios, vocal, percussion, and musical director, with Conjunto Todo Rumbero.

Turn Loose but Don't Let Go. 2008. Arhoolie CD 525. One compact disc. Cajun music including two-steps and waltzes performed by the Savoy Family Band.

The Ultimate Collection: Live at the Ryman. 2008. Rounder Records CDROUN0618. One compact disc. Historic bluegrass recording performed by Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends; recorded live in 2007 at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN.

Viva Mexico. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2019. One compact disc. Mix of folk songs and mariachi tunes performed by Trio Aztexa and De Notre a Sur.

The Vodoun Effect: Funk & Sato from Benin's Obscure Labels 1972—1975, Vol. 1 (Analog Africa, No. 4). 2008. Analog Africa; Forced Exposure PID 833426. One compact disc; notes (44 p.). Reissue from a collection of 500 songs recorded from 1970 to 1983 and based on Sato and Sakpata Vodoun rhythms performed by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou; recorded in Benin from 1972—1975.

Waterloo, Tennessee. 2007. Rounder Records 11661-0577-2. One compact disc. A mix of bluegrass, string band music, and folk songs with musical experimentation performed by Uncle Earl, an all-female old-time string band, with guest musicians.

What's Happening in Pernambuco: New Sounds of the Brazilian Northwest. 2008. Luaka Bop CD-LBOP-0065. One compact disc. Compilation of Brazilian music ranging from fado and samba to drum 'n' bass and hip hop. Various performers.

When at Last. 2007. Compass 7 4459 2. One compact disc; notes. Bluegrass music performed by Russ Barenberg, guitar, mandolin, and baritone guitar, with assisting musicians.

When Rhythm Was King. 2007. Rounder Records CDHBEA 330/01161783027. One compact disc. Reissue of historic recordings classic reggae and Dancehall hits released by Jamaica's Studio One. Various performers.

Asia and Oceania

Acoustic Arabia. 2008. Putumayo World Music PUT-282-2. One compact disc; notes in English by Jacob Edgar and Zein al-Jundi with translations in Spanish and French. Compilation of Middle Eastern popular music and songs performed on acoustic instruments. Various performers.


Aeinu! Hasidic-Orthodox Music from the Festival of the Torah in Jerusalem. 2008. Wergo SM 1628. One compact disc. Field recordings of Israeli Hasidic-Orthodox nigunim and klezmer music during a ceremony celebrating the end of Simchat Torah performed by the Moshe Berlin Ensemble; recorded live by Joel Rubin.

Afghanistan: Rediscovered Treasures. 2007. Milan Records M2-36275. One compact disc. Compilation of traditional music. Various performers.

Ana Hina.
2008. World Village 450005. One compact disc; song texts with English and French translations. Middle Eastern popular music performed by Natacha Atlas and the Mazeeka Ensemble; recorded Jan. 14—15, 2008.

Ardiin Ayalguu, Vol. IV. 2008. Face Music FM 50052. One compact disc. Traditional Mongolian songs accompanied by morin khuur, khuuchir, and yatga performed by Ensemble Khan Bogd.

Baklava: Sweet Sounds from the Orient. 2008. Hollywood Music Center HMC 1370. One compact disc. Compilation of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean popular music. Various performers.

Barnaul, Vol. III: Traditional Songs of Cossacks. 2007. Face Music FM 50021. One compact disc. Traditional music from Russia performed by Ensemble Pesnokhorki.

Barnaul, Vol. IV: Traditional Russian & Cossacks Songs of Siberia. 2007. Face Music FM 50037. One compact disc. Traditional music from Russia performed by Ensemble Pesnokhorki.

The Best of China & Japan.
2008. ARC Music EUCD 2160. One compact disc; notes and partial song texts in English, French, German, and Spanish (19 p.). Compilation of traditional and popular music, including performances on shakuhachi and koto. Various performers.

Best of the Indian Sarangi. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2020. One compact disc; notes. Raga Vachaspati and Raga Jog performed by Ustad Sabri Khan and Kamal Sabri, sarangi; Sarvar Sabri, tabla; and Sonia Sabri, tempura.

Best of Yoshida Brothers. 2008. Domo Records 73091-2. One compact disc. Japanese popular music performed by the Yoshida Brothers.

Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Music.
2007. Dust to Digital DTD-10. One compact disc; notes by Ian Nagoski. Reissue of recordings released from 1918 through 1955. Various performers.

Chine: l'empire du milieu/China: The Middle Kingdom. 2008. Sunset-France SA141158. One compact disc; notes in French with English translation. Instrumental music from China performed by the Shan Di Orchestra; recorded by Denis Hekimian.

Chinggis Ayalguu, Vol. III. 2008. Face Music FM 50051. One compact disc. Traditional Monogolian songs accompanied by morin khuur, khuuchir, and yatga performed by Ensemble Khan Bogd.

Dancing in the Light. 2008. World Village 468049. One compact disc. Indian bhajans (Hindu devotional songs) accompanied by tabla, sarangi, and tambura performed by Lakshmi Shankar; recorded live Apr. 9, 2005.

Devotion. 2008. Six Degrees 6570361142-2. One compact disc. Compositions drawn from religious music of Hinduism, Sikhism, and Sufi Islam performed by Cheb I Sabbah with assisting musicians.

The Endless Ocean. 2008. Network Germany NET 495120. One compact disc. Popular Middle Eastern music performed by Ensemble Dastan and Salar Aghili.

Ethnic Minority Music of North Vietnam. 2007. Sublime Frequencies SF037. One compact disc. Traditional music by Hmong, Lu, Mien, Zao, and Giay performers. Various performers; recorded in various villages in Sapa, Jun. 2006 through May 2007.

Ethnic Minority Music of Southern Laos
. 2007. Sublime Frequencies SF036. One compact disc. Traditional music by Brao, Heuny, Harak, Nkriang, and Jarai performers. Various performers; recorded in Ratanakiri and Mondolkiri, Cambodia between Oct. 2003 and May 2005.

Hanminjok choecho ui umwon/ Korean First Recording. 2007. Chong Ch`ang-kwan CKJCD-010. One compact disc; notes in English with song texts in Korean (23 p.). Original and remastered field recordings of vocal music from Korean in Minyo genre performed by Jong Lik Ahu, Son Rong, He Chel Ye, and other performers; recorded Jul. 24, 1896, by Alice Fletcher, Washington, DC.

Hishou. 2007. Domo Records 73071-2. One compact disc; notes. Japanese popular music performed by the Yoshida Brothers.

Home Again. 2007. Fast Horse Recordings. One compact disc. 'Ud music from Iraq performed by Rahim Alhaj; recorded Jun. 2005.

Introducing Dozan. 2008. World Music Network INTRO112CD. One compact disc. Arab folk songs performed by Dozan.

Japan: Kabuki & Other Traditional Music. 2007. Nonesuch 266108-2. One compact disc; notes in English by Richard K. Winslow, Jr. (18 p.). Reissue of 1980s LP/1995 recording of traditional and modern compositions for shamisen, shakuhachi, biwa, koto, percussion, and singer. Various performers; recorded Oct. 1978.

Japon/Japan: Shakuhachi, Koto. 2008. Sunset-France SA141159. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations (6 p.). Shakuhachi and koto music with voice performed by Sôzan Chiaki Kariya and Fumie Hihara; recorded by Gérard Krémer.

Kembali ke Bali. 2007. Synergy Music SMCD 80033-2. One compact disc. Balinese Gamelan music performed by Gamelan Tumas Mekar; recorded Nov. 2003.

Koto Classics. 2008. Nonesuch 711729-2. One compact disc; notes in English with song texts with English translations. Reissue of 1966 recording of Japanese koto music performed by Shinichi Yuize, koto and vocals.

Koto Music: Tadao Sawai Plays Michio Miyagi. 2007. PlayaSound PS 64 001. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations. Koto music performed by Tadao Sawai, koto, shamisen, with Kazue Sawai, koto and jûshichigen; recorded in 1995.

Ma Ajmal Beirut: Modern Bellydance from Lebanon. 2008. ARC Music EUCD 2130. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Bellydance music performed by Emad Sayyah, vocals.

Master of the Chinese Dulcimer. 2007. ARC Music EUCD 2116. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Traditional music on the yangqin performed by Xu Pingxin.

Mehr. 2008. Faryaad FA1001. One compact disc. Blend of rock, jazz, and Persian classical music from Iran performed by Pouya Mahmoodi, featuring Billy Cobham, drummer.

Melodii Tuvi: Throat Songs and Folk Tunes from Tuva. 2007. Dust to Digital DTD-09. One compact disc; notes in English (19 p.). Reissue of Tuvan folk songs and music, including throat singing, primarily from Soviet recordings issued in 1969. Various performers.

Mother-Earth! Father-Sky!
2008. Jaro JARO 4281-2. One compact disc. Tuvian folk songs and music, including throat singing, performed by Huun-Huur-Tu and Sainkho Namtchylak; recorded 1990—1994.

Music from the Arabian Gulf. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2023. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Traditional songs with modern arrangements. Various performers.

Music of Kurdistan. 2007. ARC Music EUCD 2118. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French ,and Spanish. Kurdish music played on traditional and modern instruments performed by Dursan Acar, baglama and vocals, with assisting musicians.

Music of Nat Pwe (Folk and Pop Music of Myanmar (Burma), Vol. 3).
2007. Sublime Frequencies SF035. One compact disc; notes (8 p.). Compiled from homemade cassettes of live performances at nat festivals (pwe) in Myanmar. Various performers.

Passion of Rumi.
2007. Quarter Tone QTCD-1010. One compact disc. Tribute CD which sets Rumi's poetry to a variety of string and percussion music. Various performers; recorded 2001—2005.

Persian Nights: Traditional Folk Music from Iran. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1916. One compact disc. Folk music from various regions and traditions in Iran performed by Jooya, vocals; Majid Derakhshani, vocals, tar, bamtar, and dohol; Nariman Hodjaty, vocals, tar, and setar; Asim Al Chalabi, 'ud; Jahangir Mahsoodlu, ney; Amirabbas Zareh, daire and daf ; Feridoun Chegini, daire; and Kamran Kiaji, tombak.

Prasad: His Blessings. 2008. White Swan Records WS 0081. One compact disc. Indian music performed by Manish Vyas, table, santoor, and vocals, and Bikram Singh, bansuri flute.

Putumayo Presents Israel. 2007. Putumayo World Music PUT-CD-268. One compact disc. Compilation of Israeli folk music. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1207CD Enhanced compact disc (with text from Rough Guide books); notes (10 p.). Enhanced reissue of 1999 recording of traditional Australian Aboriginal music. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Japan. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1211CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Enhance reissue of 1999 compilation of folk and popular music from Japan. Various performers.

Singing We Come down the Mountains. 2007. Face Music FM 50039. One compact disc. Traditional music from Georgia accompanied by panduri, chonguri, and chiboni performed by Patara Georgika.

Solomon Islands: Cry of the Ancestors. 2008. ARC Music EUCD 2147. One compact disc. Traditional and popular panpipe music performed by the Narasirato Pan Pipers.

Sufi Music from India. 2007. ARC Music EUCD 2113. One compact disc; notes in English, French, and German (11 p.). Traditional and modern renditions of religious songs by famous Sufi singers throughout India. Various performers.

Tak-Teke Dancing Mountain Goat: Ooz Komuz (Jew's Harp), Komuz (Jew’s Harp), Komuz (Lute) and Vocal Music of Kyrgyz. 2008. Koukin NKK006. One compact disc. Traditional vocal and instrumental music from Kyrgyzstan performed by Süydüm Tölökova, Orozobay Kenchinbaev, Kalyiman Umetbaeva, and Shaken Jorobekova.

Traditional Chinese Music. 2008. ARC Music EUCD 2177. One compact disc. Chinese folk music performed by Silk and Bamboo Ensemble.

Traditional Music from Pakistan. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2033. One compact disc; notes in English, German, Spanish, and Urdu (19 p.). Music from Pakistan's Punjab province performed by Asif Bhatti, vocals and harmonium, with assisting musicians.

Traditional Songs from a Georgian Village. 2007. Face Music FM 50048. One compact disc. Traditional songs accompanied by tambour Doli performed by Ensemble Odila.

Traditional Work Songs of Armenia, Vol. I. 2007. Face Music FM 50046. One compact disc. Traditional Armenian work songs accompanied by dap, shvi, tav shvi, and blul performed by Horovel.

Turkey: Modern Tradition. 2005. ARC Music EUCD 1963. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Traditional Turkish pieces and melodies played on modern Western instruments (guitar, bass, violin, saxophone, accordion, and percussion) performed by Shimal.

Wanderlust. 2007. Four Quarters FQT-CD-1802. One compact disc; song texts with English translations. Punjabi ghazals and folk music performed by Kiran Ahluwalia, vocals, with assisting musicians featuring Natalie MacMaster, fiddle.

The World's Stage: Music of China. 2008. Sheridan Square Records 7696. Two compact discs. Compilation of Chinese popular music. Various performers.

Ya Dunya: Black Cadillac.
2008. Rounder Europe RRECD20. One compact disc. Mix of folk-blues and traditional Arabic taqsim music performed by No Blues with guest Tracy Bonham.

Europe

20 Best of Irish Ballads. 2007. ARC Music EUCD 2107. One compact disc; notes by Diz Heller in English, German, and Spanish. Compilation of Irish ballads. Various performers.

Borsht with Bread, Brothers.
2007. ARC Music EUCD 2102. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish (36 p.). Klezmer music performed by Strom & Hot Pstromi.

Bulgarian Gypsy Music.
2005. ARC Music EUCD 1954. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Balkan accordion music accompanied by singers, violins, clarinets, bass, keyboards, and darbouka performed by Ibro Lolov and his Gypsy Orchestra.

Dance of the Falcon. 2009. World Village 450004. One compact disc. Balkan clarinet music, including wedding, dance, and drinking songs, performed by Ivo Papasov.

The Elfin Knight: Ballads and Dances from Renaissance England. 2007. Harmonia Mundi France HMC 901983. One compact disc. Traditional songs performed by Joel Frederiksen.

Far Behind I Left My Country: Klezmer and East European Music
. 2008. MSR Classics MS1276. One compact disc; notes (6 p.). Arrangements of folk music and klezmer for string quartet by Edmond Agopian performed by the Ucalgary String Quartet with assisting Romanian musicians.

Folk Songs of Old Russia. 2007. Collectables Records COL-CD-0900. One compact disc. Russian folk songs performed by the Sveshknikov Choir and the Volga Choir.

Greek Popular Songs & Dances/Chants et danses de GreÃce
. 2007. Playasound; Sunset-France PS 64006. One compact disc; notes by Wim Bosheck in French and English. Greek music performed by Tasos Mavroudis, bouzouki, electric guitar, and voice; Mario Cornea, synthesizer, accordion, and bass clarinet; George Tsangrinos, electric/acoustic bass guitar; and Jeronimos Polimeris, drums and percussion.

Guldpolska. 2008. Nordic Traditions NTCD12. One compact disc. Swedish fiddle music performed by Karin Wallin.

Gypsy Music from Hungary
. 2007. ARC Music EUCD 2117. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and French (7 p.). Hungarian traditional music featuring cimbalom performed by Méta, various instruments and vocals, with Kálmán Balogh, cimbalom.

Le harpe Irlandaise/The Irish Harp. 2007. Playasound PS 64005. One compact disc; notes by Katrien Delavier and Robert Amyot in French and English. Irish harp music performed by Katrien Delavier, wire and nylon-strung harps; Gérald Ryckeboer, guitar, bouzouki, wood whistle, and uilleann pipes; and Christian Declerck, violin.

Historiska inspelningar av svensk folkmusik XIII: Older Fiddlers from Malung. 2007. Hurv KRCD-42. One compact disc. Historic recordings of Swedish fiddle and zither music performed by Herman Strömberg, Troskari Mats Olsson, and Troskari Ingeborg Eriksson; recorded in 1954 and 1962.

Hungarian Gypsy Music. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 1990. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and French with song texts. Hungarian music performed by Ternipe with assisting musicians.

I Suoni del Pollino. 2007. Radici RMR-123. One compact disc. Piva (bagpipe) and chitarra battente music from Calabria, Italy, performed by Sonate Calabresi.

Introducing Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project. 2006. Introducing; World Music Network INTRO106CD. One compact disc. Program notes and song texts with English translations (12 p.). Gypsy folk music from the Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg region of rural Hungary with accompaniment on guitar, mandolin, and homemade percussion instruments performed by Bela Lakatos with assisting musicians.

Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea
. 2009. Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40553. One compact disc; notes (40 p.). Traditional Irish folk songs stemming from or about nautical life performed by Dan Milner with guest artists.

Kingosangur: åndelig visesang på Færøerne/Traditional Religious Vocal Music of the Faroe Islands. 2007. Tutl Records TOCO 105816. One compact disc. Compilation of traditional unaccompanied religious vocal music of the Faroe Islands collected by Karl Clausen in the 1970s. Various performers.

Klezmerola: Jewish Music from Rare Piano Rolls. 2007. Pianola Enterprises PE 101. One compact disc; notes (15 p.). Pianola interpretations by Robert Berkman.

Live in Germany. 2007. Traditional Crossroads CD 4333. One compact disc; notes by Michael Beckerman. Instrumental world music which combines jazz, popular, and Eastern European folk music performed by Kálmán Baloghand and the Gypsy Cimbalom Band; recorded live in Murnau, Bavaria, Germany, at the Grenzenlos Festival.

Music from Armenia.
2008. Traditional Crossroads CD 4334. One compact disc. Traditional Armenian music, including love songs, urban ballads, shepherd's tunes, and dances, performed by the Shoghaken Ensemble.

Musiques & chants traditionnels & sacrés/Traditional & Sacred Music & Songs. 2002. World Village 479014. One compact disc; notes in French. Traditional Armenian music performed by the Music Masters of Armenia.

Myrtate: Traditionelle Lieder aus Griechenland/Traditional songs from Greece. 2007. Raum Klang 2303. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Greek, German, English, and French. Traditional Greek songs performed by Baka, voice; Thymios Atzakas, 'ud and lute; Pantelis Pavlidis, lyres from Pontos and Karpathos and voice; and Bijan Chemirani, zarb (dombak); recorded Jun. 23—26, 2003 at Kirche Alt-Leisnig zu Polditz.

Princes amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians. 2008. Asphalt Tango CD-ATR 1608. One compact disc. Compilation of Romani music from the Balkans related to Garth Cartwright's book by the same title. Various performers.

Qwade Wulf. 2008. Westpark Music CD 87150. One compact disc. Traditional and original songs from northern Germany with Scandinavian influences performed by Wolfgang Meyering's Malbrook.

The Rough Guide to Klezmer Revival
. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1203CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of klezmer music. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Klezmer Revolution. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1205CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of Klezmer music sung in English, Russian, and Yiddish. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Romanian Gypsies.
2008. World Music Network RGNET1210CD. One enhanced compact disc (with texts from Rough Guide books); folk. Compilation of Romani folk songs and music. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Hungarian Gypsies. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1198CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of Romani folk songs and music. Various performers.

The Rough Guide to Turkish Café. 2008. World Music Network RGNET1215CD. One enhanced compact disc (with text from the Rough Guide books); notes. Compilation of popular music and songs from Turkey. Various performers.

La Sardana. 2008. World Village 498021. One compact disc. Traditional colba music from Spain for accompanying Sardana performed by Cobla Sant Jordi Ciutat de Barcelona.

Simelibärge: mélodies & danses anciennes de Suisse allemande. 2008. Alpha Productions ALPHA 525. One compact disc; notes by Yves Rechsteiner in French with English translations and song texts with English and French translations (42 p.). Swiss folk music performed by Alpbarock and Yves Rechsteiner; recorded Jan. 2007.

Traditional Music from Norway. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2007. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish with song texts and translations. Traditional Norwegian music, including waltzes, polkas, circle dances, bridal marches, and drinking songs, performed by Gjesdalringen.

Traditional Music from Transylvania. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2017. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and French with song texts (15 p.). Twenty-five songs accompanied by traditional instruments performed by Ana Hossu, vocals; Sorin Rad, accordion and zongora; Teofil Rad, violin; Ovidiu Cozma, taragot and flute; Francisc Balogh, braci; and Istvan Peterfi, double bass.

Umpa umpa: Balli e canzi traditionali dalla Toscana. 2008. CNI 168. One compact disc. Traditional dances and songs from Tuscany performed by Trio Tresca.

The Very Best of Russia. 2006. ARC Music EUCD 2031. One compact disc; notes in English with translations into French and German and song texts. Songs and instrumental pieces, including balalaika ensemble and a cappella male choral music, performed by Valentina Ponomareva, vocals, and Oleg Ponomarev, strings and keyboards, with assisting musicians.

While I Work I Whistle: Songs and Humour of the Cotswolds
. 2007. Saydisc. CD-SDL300. One compact disc. Compilation of English traditional music and performances from Gloucester County. Various performers; recorded by Peter Duddridge between 1961 and 1970.

Z¹egar Z¹ivi. 2008. Cloud Valley CV3008. One compact disc. Serbian a capella singing performed by Z¹egar Z¹ivi.

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