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Current Discography, Vol. 53, No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2009)
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Compiled by Ronda Sewald

General | Africa | Americas | Asia and Oceania | Europe

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Asa: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent. 2008. MSR Classics (dist. Albany) MS1242. One compact disc; notes in English (11 p.). Eleven compositions by composers from the worldwide African diaspora demonstrating Africa’s influence on contemporary art music from around the world. Performed by William Chapman Nyaho, piano, with music by various composers; recorded Aug. 2007 at the University of California Santa Cruz.

The Dusty Foot Philosopher. 2008. Interdependent Media IM105-2. One compact disc and one DVD; notes with song texts in English and Somali. Mixture of rap and more traditional Somali music by Canadian Somali rapper and poet; DVD contains music videos and a 4Real documentary of the making of "Soobax” and of a Somali refugee camp in Kenya. Performed by K'Naan, vocals, with accompanying musicians; recorded between Dec. 2003 and May 2005 in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Somalia.

Home Brewed Mbira. 2008. Indies Scope MAM432-2. One compact disc. Vocal and mbira music from Zimbabwe by Czech performer. Performed by Zuzana Novak; recorded live at 2007 concert.

Snakeskin Violin. 2008. Firenze Records FR00122. One compact disc. Collaboration between American blues musician and shaman, drummers, and musicians from Mali. Performed by Markus James with various Malian musicians.

Troubadour. 2009. A&M/Octone B0012479-02. One compact disc; song texts. Mixture of rap and more traditional Somali music by Canadian Somali rapper and poet. Performed by K'naan.

Africa

Above the Limit. 2008. GLM d-dn003. One compact disc. Contemporary Christian music from Namibia sung in Ndonga. Performed by D-naff with accompanying musicians.
African Classics: Franco. 2008. Sheer Sound SLCD 147. Two compact discs; notes in English. Compilation of recordings of soukous and other popular music from the Democratic Republic of the Congo previously released in 1955-1989. Performed by Franco, guitar and vocals, with accompanying musicians.

African Classics: Samba Mapangala & Virunga. 2008. Sheer Group SLCD 149. One compact disc; notes in English (4 p.). Traditional and popular music from Kenya mixing the sounds of benga and various African rumba styles; sung in Swahili. Performed by Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Virguna.

African Melody & Beat. 2008. Halim El-Dabh Music. One compact disc. Compilation of traditional music from Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Egypt. Various performers; field recordings made by Halim el-Dabh between 1960 and 1975.

African Rhythms and Instruments, Vol. 3. 2008. Lyrichord LYRCD 7339. One compact disc. Reissue of compilation of traditional music from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya released in 1969. Various performers; recorded live by Roberto Leydi at the First Pan African Cultural Festival, Algeria, on 21 July and 1 Aug. 1969.

AlgeÏrie/Algeria: nouba: poesiades. 2008. Sunset France SA 141154. One compact disc; notes in French and English by Oumelkheir Rahal with translations by Mary Pardoe and song texts in French. Andalusian music by Algerian vocalist. Performed by Bahjah RahÚhÚa¯l, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Ano Neko: Let’s Create Together. 2004. Contre Jour CJ014. One compact disc; notes (10 p.). Bété influenced music by up-and-coming Côte d'Ivoire musician. Performed by Dobet Gnahoré, vocals, and Colin Laroche de Féline, guitar, with accompanying musicians; recorded in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 2002, and Vodelée, Belgium, 2003.

Anthem. 2008. Urban Sedated US002. One compact disc. Reggae music from Zambia featuring traditional silimba (marimba) playing and sung in Bantu and Nsenga. Performed by Mathew Tembo and Dark Black.

Arabo-andalou, Malouf. 2008. PlayaSound PS 64012. One compact disc; notes in French and English (6 p.). Traditional Algerian maloufs mixed with contemporary sounds. Performed by Myriam Sultan, vocals; Abbes Hacene, bass instrument; and Abdel Hakim Bouaziz, background vocals; recorded Nov. 2007 in Constantine, Algeria.

The Art of Early Egyptian Qanun. 2008. One compact disc. Egyptian dance music performed on early 20th century qanun and traditional percussion instruments. Performed by George Sawa, qanun, and the Traditional Arabic Music Ensemble.

Art of Jenbe Drumming: The Mali Tradition, Vol. 2. 2008. Bibi Africa 3054-2. One compact disc; notes (12 p.). Jenbe playing with a focus on classical Bamako duo-style. Performed by Jeli Madi Kuyate, Drisa Kone, and Jaraba Jakite, jenbe, and Madu Jakite, dunun; recorded 1995-2006 in Bamako, Mali by Rainer Polak. [Note: A book with complete transcriptions for Vols. 1 and 2 is also available through Bibiafrica Records]

The Best of Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon. 2004. Wrasse Records WRASS 132. Two compact discs and one DVD. Reissue of Afrobeat music from Nigeria with previously unreleased material; DVD includes a documentary featuring interviews with Fela Kunti. Performed by Fela Kuti with accompanying musicians; documentary recorded in Lagos in 1982.

Brakka System. 2008. World Village 479023. One compact disc; notes in French and English with song texts in English and Swahili (6 p.). Brakka music from the Democratic Republic of the Congo sung in English and Swahili. Performed by So Kalmery, vocals and guitar, with accompanying musicians.

Café Marrakech: Couscous and Carpets, Souks and Spice.
2008. Metro/Union Square METRCD 213. One compact disc; notes by Ivana Ecosse. Compilation of traditional and popular music from Morocco. Various performers.

Call of the Forest: Favorites of the Baka & Beyond. 2008. White Swan Records WS 0082. One compact disc. Popular and traditional music from Cameroon by Baka performers. Performed by Baka Beyond with various Baka musicians.

Cantoras de Tetuán, musica andalusi: grabación histórica.
2004. Pneuma PN 560. One compact disc; notes by Eduardo Paniagua and Omar Metioui in French and English with song texts in French and Arabic (19 p.). Nine women’s songs from North Morocco accompanied on traditional instruments. Various performers; recorded in the 1960s.

Cheikh el Lafrite. 2008. Buda Musique 860163. One compact disc; notes by Rabah Mezouane in French and English. Judeo-Arabic folk music and popular songs from Tunisia sung in Tunisian Arabic. Performed by Cheikh el Afrite.

Confluence. 2008. Buda Musique 860166. One compact disc. Hurdy-gurdy music from France combined with the sounds of traditional, classical, and jazz music. Performed by ReÏmy Couvez, hurdy-gurdy; Brice Duval, viola; Frédéric Dutheil, violoncello; Anita Pardo, contrabass; Guénaël Duquesnoy, alto saxophone; Jean-Philipe Deprez, trombone; and David Bruley, percussion; recorded and mixed by Jean-Christophe Lefèvre at Savern Studio, Feb. 2008.

Congo Drums/Percussions congolaises.
2008. Sunset France SA 141170. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Congolese percussion music played on n'goma, sanza, lokole, and kuanga. Performed by Kevin Mfinka with accompanying musicians; recorded at Green-Hills Studio, Brazzaville, and Studio Honolulu, Le Havre.

Diaspora Hi-Fi: A Mediterranean Caravan. 2008. Piranha Musik D-PIR 2230. One enhanced compact disc with bonus video and additional features; notes on CD. Popular music from Algeria and the Mediterranean region with reggae and Balkan brass band influences. Performed by Watcha Clan.

Drum Voices of Africa.
2008. Halim El-Dabh Music. One compact disc. Work songs, mbira music, and ceremonial performances from Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Senegal. Various performers; field recordings made by Halim el-Dabh between 1962 and 1975.

Drumming for Dagomba Chiefs: Tamale, Ghana, 1985.
2008. EarthCDs Partners GH-DDC. Two compact discs; notes in English with music (16 p.). Traditional percussion music from Ghana performed in call-and-response style. Various performers; recorded by David Locke in Tamale, Ghana, 15 Jan. 1985.

Drums & Marimba Safari. 2008. Sheer Sound SSPCD 1041. One compact disc. Compilation of traditional percussion and marimba music by South African performers and ensembles. Performed by Afrida Marimba Band, African Calabash, Soweto Percussion Ensemble, Kholeho Mosala, Giya Marimba, Rubs, Map Marimba Band, Ubukho Bethu, Gingirikani, and Akwaaba.

Dub Colossus in a Town Called Addis. 2008. Real World RW 155. One compact disc; notes in English (10 p.). Compilation of Azmari, ethiopique, and ethiojazz styles of the 1960s and '70s. Performed by Dubulah with accompanying musicians; recorded in Addis Ababa and Real World Studios, 2006-2008.

Flûtes-gasba du Nord-Est de l'AlgeÏrie: airs pour gasba et bendir/Gasba Flutes from Northeast Algeria: Melodies for Gasba Flutes and Bendir Drums. 2008. Buda Musique 3017739. One compact disc and one DVD; notes in French and English (30 p.). Folk music and songs from Algeria featuring qasba (reed flute) accompanied by bendir (frame drum). Various performers.

Le foundou de Bechar/The Foundou from Bechar.
2008. Al Sur ASCD 03. One compact disc. Reissue of classic 1995 album of oud music from Béchar, Algeria. Performed by Alla, oud.

FRANCOphonic: A Retrospective, Vol. 1, 1953-1980. 2008. Stern’s Africa STCD 3041-42. Two compact discs; notes. Anthology of historic performances by Congolese guitarist, featuring soukous music. Performed by Franco & le TPOK Jazz; recorded 1953-1980.

Gasigasy accoustik. 2008. PlayaSound PS 64010. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations. Popular music from Madagascar. Performed by Voahangy.

Gnawa Home Songs: Tamesloht Blues - Morocco. 2006. Accords Croisés AC 117. One compact disc. Moroccan singing and guembri lute playing from the village of Tamesloht, located just south of Marrakech. Various performers, featuring Hamid Kasri, Amida and Hassan Boussou, Abdelkebir Merchane, Zef Zaf, and Abdelkader Amlil.

Guitar Boy Superstar, 1970-76.
2008. Soundway SNDWCD012. One compact disc. Reissued compilation of Nigerian popular and highlife music in ekassa stye, originally released 1970-1976. Performed by Sir Victor Uwaifo.

Guitar Music from the Western Sahara.
2008. Sublime Frequencies SF 030. One compact disc. Reissue of LP of popular Saharawi music from the Western Sahara featuring electric guitar. Performed by Group Doueh; recorded in the 1980s and 2006.

Guitars from Agadez. 2007. Sublime Frequencies SF 034. One compact disc; notes by Hisham Mayet. Tuareg electric guitar music from Niger with political themes. Performed by Group Inerane; recorded live in Agadez Republic of Niger by Hisham Mayet in 2004 and 2007.

Heko Obama, Vol. 3. 2008. Yatta Productions. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya sung in Kamba, including topical song about President Barack Obama. Performed by Ken Wambua Wa-Maria and the Yatta Orchestra International.

Hokoyo! 2009. Water Records WATER236. One compact disc; notes by Michael Klausman. Reissue of 1978 album of Chimurenga music featuring protest and folk songs by Zimbabwean musicians sung in Shona; original album released at height of Rhodesian War in 1978. Performed by Thomas Mapfumo and the Acid Band.

Hollywood Highlife Party. 2008. PAM; ADC PAMADC301. One compact disc. Reissue of 1978 recording of Ghanaian highlife music. Performed by Sweet Talks and A. B. Crentsil.
In Search of My Roots, Vol. 1. 2008. AIT Records AIT036. One compact disc; notes in English (10 p.). Popular music drawing from the "soul and spirit of eight distinct Ethiopian tribes.” Performed by Abiyou Solomon, bass guitar, guitar, and keyboards, with accompanying musicians; recorded and mixed by Abiyou Solomon, Zagol Studios, Washington, DC

Introducing Mamane Barka. 2009. World Music Network INTRO 114; LC11067. One compact disc. Folk and desert blues music performed on biram by a member of the Toubou tribe from Niger. Performed by Malam Mamane Barka, vocals, and biram, with accompanying musicians.

Judu bék. 2008. Wrasse Records WRASS 218. One compact disc; notes. Popular music from Senegal sung in Wolof and French. Performed by Wasis Diop.
Keep on Moving: The Best of Angélique Kidjo. 2008. Wrasse Records WRASS 030. One compact disc. Reissues of 1990-1998 recordings of Afrobeat from Benin infused with funk, jazz, gospel, Caribbean zouk, and Congolese rumba. Performed by Angélique Kidjo, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Lagos Baby. 2008. Vampi Soul VAMPICD097. Two compact discs; notes by Max Reinhardt (16 p.). Compilation of previously issued recordings of popular music from Nigeria, including soul, Afrobeat, and highlife. Performed by Fela-Ransome Kuti with accompanying musicians; recorded 1963-1969.

Living Like a Refugee. 2006. Anti-Records 86837-2. One compact disc; notes with song texts. Afrobeat, reggae, folk, and popular music from Sierra Leone. Performed by the Refugee All Stars and The Emperors with accompanying musicians; field recordings made by Zach Niles and Banker White in the Sembakounya refugee camp in Guinea; studio recordings made at Island Studios, Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2003-2004.

Lonji. 2008. 4Q FQT-CD-1809. One compact disc. Popular and Worldbeat music from Cape Verde sung in Cape Verde Creole dialect with Brazilian and Santiago Island influences. Performed by Tcheka, vocals and guitar, with additional musicians.

Mali Koura. 2008. Six Degrees 65036 1151-2. One compact disc. Popular music from Mali sung in Bambara, combining acoustic traditions, Afrobeat, rock, and jazz influences. Performed by Issa Bagayogo, ngoni, with accompanying musicians.

Many Lessons. 2008. Piranha Musik D-PIR 2112. One enhanced compact disc; notes in German with English translations (18 p.). Compilation of rap, popular music, and Islamic sonic performances from Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Morocco, and Guinea. Various performers.

Marabi Africa [Vol. 1]. 2007. Marabi 46818. One compact disc; notes in French and English (18 p.). Compilation of popular music from previous Marabi releases, including desert blues, Congolese rumba, Zulu beat, and Mandingo guitars. Various performers.

Marabi Africa, Vol. 2.
2008. Marabi 46829. One compact disc; notes in French and English (10 p.). Compilation of popular music from over a dozen African countries previously released by Marabi. Various performers.

Min hina¯ li-bukrah. 2008. Rutana ROT 1420. One compact disc. Popular music from Morocco sung in Arabic. Performed by Asma¯ Lumnawar.

Missa Luba: A Mass Sung in Pure Congolese Style and Native Songs of the Congo. 2008. Él ACMEM136CD. One compact disc. Catholic mass from the Democratic Republic of the Congo sung in Swahili. Performed by the Troubadours du Roi Baudouin.

Molokai. 2008. Real World AROL 2373-2. One compact disc. Reissue of 1998 album of old and new soukous music from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Performed by Papa Wemba, vocals, and Molokai.

Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump. 2008. Strut Records STRUT035CD. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of popular music from Nigeria, including Afrobeat and highlife, previously released in the 1970s. Various performers.

Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970’s Funky Lagos.
2009. Strut Records STRUT044CD. Two compact discs. Compilation of previously issued funk, juju, and other popular music from Nigeria. Various performers.

Obama for Change.
2008. Kenge Kenge. One compact disc and one DVD. Benga music from Kenya sung in Luo, including topical songs about President Barack Obama. Performed by Kenge Kenge Orutu System. [NOTE: also available as a downloadable MP3 album through World Music Network (cat. #: INTRO 107)]

Obama in the White House. 2008. Sifa Production. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya sung in Luo, including topical song about President Barack Obama. Performed by the Super Young Turks with Super Star Atommy Sifa.

Ombili! Music from the !Kung & Hei//om Bushmen. 2008. Ombili Stiftung-Foundation. One compact disc. Instrumental music, ballads, and stories from Namibiasung sung in San languages. Various performers.

Ondungu. 2008. Omalaeti Music OMB003. One compact disc. Kwaito and popular music from Namibia sung in Oshiwambo. Performed by Tate Buti.

Only the Best of Miriam Makeba. 2008. Collectables Records OL-CD-1180. Four compact discs; notes reprinted from portions of original LP liner notes. Compilation of LP releases from the 1960s of popular music and folk songs from Africa. Performed by Miriam Makeba with accompanying musicians.

Osuuka. 2008. Omalaeti Music OMB002. One compact disc. Kwiku and popular music from Namibia sung in Oshiwambo. Performed by Tate Buti.

Rise 'n' Shine. 2008. Maestro Media MM001. One compact disc. Reggae music from Kenya sung in English and Swahili. Performed by General Onyx.

Rock el Casbah: The Best of Rachid Taha.
2008. Wrasse Records WRASS 215. One compact disc. Reissue of previously released recordings of raï and popular music from Algeria. Performed by Rachid Taha with accompanying musicians.

The Rough Guide to Afrobeat Revival. 2009. World Music Network RGNET 1218. Two compact discs; notes in English, French, and Spanish (12 p.). Compilation of Afrobeat and world music. Various artists, featuring Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra.

Sabou. 2004. Riverboat Records TUGCD 1034. One compact disc; notes in English and French (16 p.). All-acoustic performance by Guinea singer and kora player. Performed by Mory Kanté with assisting musicians.

Sandiya. 2004. Contre Jour CJ012. One compact disc. Balo music from Mali sung in Bambara and Bamanankan and accompanied on kora, guitar, flute, and percussion. Performed by Kélétigui Diabaté, balafon, with accompanying musicians; recorded 2001, Centre Culturel Français, Bamako.

Senator Barak Obama: Hoyee. 2008. Jagwasi Productions. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya sung in Luo, including topical songs about President Barack Obama. Performed by Olova Makadem.

Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80. 2008. Disorient SUSHICD056. One compact disc. Afrobeat and popular music from Nigeria. Performed by Seun Anikulapo Kuti, lead vocals, alto sax, and organ, with Egypt 80; recorded at Eko Studio Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria, in Oct. 2006.

Son Egal. 2009. Xenophile XENO 4057. One compact disc; notes in English with English translations of song texts. Reissue of 1997 album of traditional and popular music, including political ballads and songs, from Madagascar. Performed by Tarika, Noro, Donnâe, Ny Ony, and Solo, with additional musicians.

Tales of Drums for Africa: The Heartbeat of a Continent. 2008. Sheer Sound SLCD 155. One compact disc. Traditional and popular percussion music from South Africa. Various performers, featuring Amampondo.

Tales of the Drum. 2005. Sheer Sound SLCD 053. One compact disc; notes. Soweto drum music from South Africa. Performed by the Soweto Percussion Ensemble.

Thank You Very Quickly. 2009. Thrill Jockey THRILL 214. One compact disc. Rock music from Kenya sung in Luo and English. Performed by Extra Golden.

Throw Down Your Heart: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3, Africa Sessions. 2009. Rounder Records 11661-0634-2. One compact disc; notes by Béla Fleck with English translations of selected song texts (32 p.). Exploration of the African roots of the banjo in Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia, and Mali. Performed by Béla Fleck, banjo, with accompanying musicians; recorded in 2005.

Tiwiwik: Introduction. 2008. AIT Records AIT015. One compact disc. Popular instrumental music from Ethiopia. Performed by the Express Band.

Top 3. 2008. CDS Music DSTOP3.04.08. One compact disc. Popular music from Cape Verde. Performed by Chando Graciosa, Roger, and Zé Carlos, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Venjekerera. 2008. Chiccolela Productions TUP002. One compact disc. Folk music from Namibia sung in Herero. Performed by Tuponda.

Voyage. 2008. Globe Music 081/08. One compact disc and one DVD; song texts. Popular music from Cape Verde. Performed by José Azancoth.

Wang'ni wabiro: Obama woud Alego. 2008. Shalom Communications. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya sung in Luo, including topical songs about President Barack Obama. Performed by Lady Moureen.

Welcome to Kenya. 2008. Kogelo Production. One compact disc and one DVD. Popular music from Kenya sung in English and Luo. Performed by Betty Achieng with accompanying musicians.

Yes We Can. 2008. Babito Productions. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya sung in Luo, including topical songs about President Barack Obama. Performed by Queen Babito and D.O. 7 Shirati Jazz Band.

Yes We Can. 2008. Makadem. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya sung in English, including topical songs about President Barack Obama. Performed by Olova Makadem.

Yoro Sidibe. 2008. Yaala Yaala Records 60647; 005. One compact disc. Hunters’ music from Mali. Performed by Yoro Sidibe, donso ngoni, with accompanying musicians.

Americas

Ain’t Times Hard: Political and Social Comment in the Blues.
2008. JSP Records JSP-CD77109. Four compact discs; extensive notes by Neil Slaven. Compilation of blues songs discussing the hardships caused by the Great Depression, natural disasters, World War II, and the post-war era. Various performers; recorded from 27 Feb. 1928 to 26 Oct. 1954.

At 89. 2008. Appleseed APR CD 1113. One compact disc; notes by David Bernz and Jim Musselman. American folk and popular music sung and played on banjo, guitar, recorder, and Native American flute. Performed by Pete Seeger with assisting musicians.

Banda Larga Cordel. 2008. Warner Music Latina 512131. One compact disc. Fusion of various Brazilian popular styles by early Tropicalia musician. Performed by Gilberto Gil.
Blue Scout: Powwow Songs Recorded Live in Parker. 2007. Canyon Records R 6426. One compact disc. Northern-style powwow music by Native American drum group. Performed by Tha Tribe; recorded live 7-8 Oct. 2005 in Parker, Arizona and 11 Sept. 2005 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Cajun Jamboree: The Essential Collection of Joe Bonsall and the Orange Playboys. 2008. Swallow SW 6209. One compact disc; notes (4 p.). Compilation of Cajun music popular in Louisiana and East Texas region from recordings previously released in the 1960s through the 1980s. Performed by Joe Bonsall, vocals, accordion, and conductor, and the Orange Playboys.

Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul and Calypso Crossover, 1969-1979.
2008. Strut Records STRUT037CD. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music from the Caribbean previously released the in 1970s, including reggae, Latin, and Afro-soul styles. Various performers.

Cedric Watson. 2008. Valcour Records VOUR 306; VAL-CD-0004. One compact disc. Revival of Creole-style fiddling, including zydeco and two-steps, accompanied by accordion, guitar, electric bass, and washboard. Performed by Cedric Watson, fiddle, vocals, and accordion, with accompanying musicians; recorded May 2007.

Charlie Louvin Sings Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs. 2008. Tompkins Square (dist. Fontana) TSQ 2127. One compact disc; notes by Holly George-Warren (8 p.). American ballads and folk songs about murders and disasters. Performed by Charlie Louvin with accompanying musicians.

Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways. 2009. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40197. One compact disc; notes (29 p.). Compilation of protest songs from the 1930s through the 1970s performed at Civil Rights meetings and by blues and folk musicians. Various performers.

Coba Coba. 2008. Cumbancha MB-CD-9. One compact disc; notes in English and Spanish. Blend of Afro-Peruvian popular music and techno. Performed by Novalima; recorded in London, Lima and Barcelona, 2005-2008.

The Color of Morning. 2007. Canyon Records R 7081. One compact disc. Harmonized Dakota and Navajo healing songs with Mayan flutes and percussion backed by guitars. Performed by Verdell Primeaux and Johnny Mike, vocals; with Xavier Quijas Yxayotl, flutes, whistles, and percussion; Steven Frailey, guitars, keyboards, and programming; and Stephen Butler, guitars and programming.

Come to Me Great Mystery: Native American Healing Songs. 2008. Silver Wave Records SD 949. One compact disc; notes. Healing songs performed on flute with some use of synthesizers to make the music more accessible to New Age listeners. Performed by Allen Mose, Lorain Fox, Dorothy Tsatoke, Thirza Defoe, Doug Foote, and Tom Wasinger.

La corona. 2009. Out Here Records OH009. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Spanish with English translations (20 p.). Combination of hip-hop with traditional Latin American music from Guantanamo, Cuba and the Caribbean. Performed by Madera Limpia.

Dancers of Mother Earth. 2006. Canyon Records R 7181. One compact disc. Navajo love and dance songs. Performed by the ToÏdiÏ Neesh Zhee Singers.
Darkest Light: The Best of Lafayette Afro Rock Band. 2009. Strut Records STRUT042CD. One compact disc. African rock and funk music. Performed by the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band.

Echoes of the Mountains. 2009. Rounder Records 11661-0574-2. One compact disc; notes by Tom Adams. Hybrid of bluegrass, country, and old-time music. Performed by the Dry Branch Fire Squad.

Faith: Harmonized Peyote Songs of the Native American Church. 2008. Canyon Records R 6444. One compact disc. Harmonized peyote songs from the Native American Church with gourd and water drum. Performed by Kevin Yazzie.

Las favoritas Los Creadorez del Pasito de Durango: corridos, rancheras y más…. 2007. Disa 014721112-2. One compact disc. Popular music from Mexico, including corridos, polkas, and Tejano music. Performed by Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense de Alfredo Ramírez.

First Light: Harmonized Peyote Songs in DineÏ and Kiowa.
2007. Canyon Records R 6436. One compact disc. Harmonized DineÏ/Navajo and Kiowa Peyote songs with traditional gourd and water drum. Performed by Cheevers Toppah and Kevin Yazzie.

Folclore Argentino: la trilogia. 2008. Innovative Dist. Network MBBA7032.2. Three compact discs. Compilation of folk music and songs from Argentina. Various performers.

Folksongs from the Beehive State: Early Field Recordings of Utah and Mormon Music.
2008. Utah State University Press [various cat. nos. listed by song]. One compact disc; notes by Elaine Thatcher and Randy Williams. Collection of field recordings of mostly unaccompanied folk songs, including Mormon songs, anti-Mormon songs, cowboy songs, and ballads.
Various performers; recorded 1946-1948 by Austin Fife, Alta Fife, Hector Lee, and Joseph Tarbet.

From Salthouse Dock: Shanties and Sailors’ Songs.
2008. Richmond Webb Associates RWA 4512. One compact disc. Traditional sea shanties and songs. Performed by Bob Webb, lead vocals, double-head gut-string minstrel banjo, and MacCann-duet concertina; Stormalong John; Harry Lowrey, MacCann-duet and English concertinas; and Shanty Jack, vocals, bones, and button-accordion.

The Green Fields of America. 2009. Compass Records 4495. One compact disc. Album of Irish American and Irish folk songs. Performed by Green Fields of America.

Hear the Beat: Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Ft. McDowell. 2007. Canyon Records R 6428. One compact disc. Drum group music performed in a traditional Blackfoot singing style by members of the Kainai, Siksika, Peigan, and Blackfoot tribes. Performed by Blackfoot Confederacy; recorded by Robert Doyle 17-19 Nov. 2006, at the 25th anniversary of Orme Dam Victory Days, Yavapi Apache Nation, Ft. McDowell, Arizona.

Home Malanai. 2007. Mountain Apple MACD 2121. One compact disc; notes (12 p.). Hawaiian mele and popular music by falsetto singer from Ha¯na, Maui. Performed by Leoka¯ne Pryor, vocals and 'ukulele, with accompanying musicians.

In the Pines: Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes, Old-Time Music of North Carolina, 1926-1936. 2008. Old Hat Records D-1006. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of historical recordings of folk music from North Carolina, including solos, duets, and string band performances. Various performers; recorded 1926-1936.

Into the Future: Harmonized Peyote Songs of the Native American Church. 2008. Canyon Records R 6441. One compact disc. Harmonized Peyote songs with gourd and water drum from the Native American Church. Performed by Gerald Primeaux, Sr.

Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement. 2009. Time/Life 80051-D--80054-D. Three compact discs; notes by Colin Escott (40 p.). Compilation of blues, spirituals, protest songs, and other music by African American musicians with lyrics treating discrimination and repression. Various performers; recorded from 1939 through 2008.

The Live Wire, Woody Guthrie: In Performance, 1949.
2007. Woody Guthrie Publications. One compact disc; notes with song texts and technical notes on recordings (69 p.). Restoration of a 1949 recording of Guthrie performing before a live audience in Newark, New Jersey. Performed by Woody Guthrie, guitar and vocals, with Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, emcee; recorded live by Paul Braverman in 1949 at the Jewish Community Center, Newark, New Jersey.

Louisiana: chants cajuns/Louisiana: Cajun Songs.
2008. Sunset France SA 141172. One compact disc; notes in French and English. French Cajun music and songs. Performed by Gérard Dôle, Acadian accordion and lead vocals, with his Bayou Serenaders.

La luz del Ritmo. 2009. Nacional Records NCNL 20023. One compact disc; notes. Argentinean band fusing rock, reggae, ska, and samba. Performed by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.

Más allá de todo. 2008. Universal Music Latino B0011042-02. One compact disc. Cuban jazz and popular music. Performed by Pablo Milanés, vocals and guitar, and Chucho Valdes, piano, with additional musicians.

Masters of Old-time Country Autoharp. 2006. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40115. One compact disc; notes by Mike Seeger and Charles Wolfe (32 p.). Compilation of historic recordings of autoharp music—some previously unissued—including breakdowns, gospel, and bluegrass music. Various performers; recorded by Mike Seeger from 1956-1961.

Mexicanisimo. 2006. Norte 8287 677074 2. One compact disc. Re-mastered reissue of 1992 recording of Mexican popular music. Performed by Los Dos Oros.
Midnight Rock, 1981-'84 (Greensleeves 12” Rulers). 2008. Greensleeves Records GRELCD614. One compact disc; notes by Harry Wise (12 p.). Compilation of reggae music from the 1980s, featuring a blend of roots-and-culture with dancehall. Various performers; recorded at Channel One Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.

Moliendo café aux Portales.
2004. Accords Croisés AC 105. One compact disc; notes in English and French with song texts in English with French summaries (36 p.). Urban son jarocho music from the Veracruz province of Mexico. Performed by Graciana Silva "La Negra,” vocals and harp; Filipe Ochoa Reyes, guitare jarana and background vocals; and Miguel Romero Uscaga, guitare requinto.

Mr. McGregor. 2008. VP Records VPCD 4149. One compact disc. Reissue of 1979 album of reggae music. Performed by Freddie McGregor; recorded at Channel One Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.

Musica Colombia Andina/Music from Columbia. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2198. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and Spanish with complete song texts (28 p.). Traditional music from the Colombian Andes, including bambucos, pasillos, and folk ballads accompanied by guitar and percussion. Performed by Niyireth Alarcón.

Musique traditionnelle du QueÏbec/Traditional Music of QueÏbec.
2008. Gala GAL-102. One compact disc. Traditional Quebecois dance tunes, including reels and clogging songs, mixed with swing arrangements and performed on accordion, guitar, and bass. Performed by Anche aà Deux Cordes.

Native America (Think Global series). 2008. World Music Network THiNK 108. One compact disc. Compilation of Native American music ranging from traditional songs and prayers to contemporary popular and New Age music. Various performers.

A Night in Argentina: The Music of Argentina. 2008. Sony BMG 8869 735347 2. One compact disc. Compilation of music from Argentina, particularly tangos and related genres. Various performers.

Night of the Northern Lights. 2008. Canyon Records R 6440. One compact disc; notes. Blending of songs in traditional Navajo style with round dance rhythms of Canada. Performed by Jay Begaye and Tiinesha Begaye.

Página de Buenos Aires. 2008. Nonesuch 257084. One compact disc. Jazz and popular instrumental music from Argentina. Performed by Fernando Otero, piano and conductor, with accompanying musicians.

Par de ases de la musica ranchera. 2008. Warner Music Latina 512358. One compact disc. Rancheros and songs from Mexico. Performed by Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete.

Pynandí: Los Descalzos. 2009. World Village 468083. One compact disc. Argentinean chamamé music combined with rock sounds. Performed by Chango Spasiuk, accordion.

The Quiet Storm: Round Dance Songs. 2009. Canyon Records R 6447. One compact disc. Northern-style round dance songs presented in the form of a radio show. Performed by Tha Tribe.

Red Christmas: A Round Dance Christmas Celebration.
2005. Canyon Records R 6423. One compact disc. Native American music for Christmas sung in Siksika, English, and some Cree. Performed by Warscout.

Red Rock: Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Muckleshoot. 2008. Canyon Records R 6434. One compact disc. Native American drum and dance music. Performed by the Northern Cree Singers; recorded 21-23 June 2007 by Stephen Butler at the 6th Annual Muckleshoot Veterans’ Pow-Wow, Muckelshoot, Washington.

The Roots of the Narcocorrido. 2004. Arhoolie 7053. One compact disc; notes (39 p.). Corrido music from the Mexican border region treating the topic of drug trafficking. Various performers.

Roots with Quality: Reggae Anthology.
2008. VP Records VPCD 4148. Two compact discs. Compilation of previously released albums of roots reggae music. Performed by Niney the Observer.

The Rough Guide to Tango. 2009. World Music Network RGNET 1219. Two compact discs. Compilation of tango music. Various performers.

Scouts. 2008. Canyon Records R 6437. One compact disc. Native American folk and powwow music. Performed by Warscout; recorded on 11-13 May 2007 at the 36th Annual Stanford University Pow-Wow, Palo Alto, California.

Songs from the Black Hills. 2008. Sound of America Records SOAR 231. One compact disc. Native American flute music by Dakota performer. Performed by Bryan Akipa.

Songs of the Sacred Circle: Harmony in Eight Parts: Peyote Songs of the Native American Church. 2008. Canyon Records R 6446. One compact disc. Peyote song with gourd drum by Dine songwriter and singer. Performed by Louie Gonnie.

Sounds of Indian Summer: Contemporary Native Music from the National Museum of the American Indian.
2008. Smithsonian Institution NMAI-CD-002. One compact disc. Compilation of traditional Native American music. Various performers.

Spo'Mo'Kin'Nan: Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at White Swan.
2008. Canyon Records R 6435. One compact disc. Northern-style Native American folk and powwow music. Performed by Black Lodge; recorded 5-6 Oct. 2007 by Stephen Butler at the White Swan Indian Summer Celebration, White Swan, Washington.

Stories Told: Harmonized Peyote Songs. 2007. Canyon Records R 6432. One compact disc. Harmonized peyote songs by Dine and Lakota performers. Performed by Verdell Primeax with Terry Hanks.

Talisman. 2009. Canyon Records R 7084. One compact disc. Native American flute with some accompaniment. Performed by R. Carlos Nakai.

Tango Argentino. 2004. Naxos World 8.555721. One compact disc; notes in English. Guitar music and tangos from Argentina. Performed by Astor Piazzolla with accompanying musicians; recorded 19-21 Apr. 2001 at St. John Chrysostum Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Think Global: Fiesta Latina. 2008. World Music Network THiNK 109. One compact disc. Compilation of popular music from Latin America. Various performers.

Transnormal Skiperoo. 2007. Luaka Bop 6 80899 0069-2-7. One compact disc; song texts. Country and folk music. Performed by Jim White, vocals, various instruments, programming, recording, and engineering, with accompanying musicians.

Umalali: The Garifuna Women’s Project. 2008. Cumbancha; Stonetree MB-CD-6. One enhanced compact disc with video footage, bonus tracks, and slideshows. Fusion of vocal textures from Garifuna communities with rock, blues, funk, African, Latin, and Caribbean music. Various performers; recorded in a hut in the village of Hopkins, Belize, and at Stonetree Studio, Benque Viejo, Belize, 2002-2007.

Watch this Dancer!
2007. Canyon Records R 6429. One compact disc. Northern-style powwow music by Native American drum group. Performed by Black Lodge.

Asia and Oceania

Acoustic World: Persia. 2008. Coro-Sixteen Productions OR16065. One compact disc. Folk music from Iran. Performed by Dastgâh-e Châhârghân, ney, and Dastgâh Mâhûr, sorna.

Ainu hoppo minzoku no geino. 2008. Bikuta Dento Bunka Shinko Zaidan VZCG-8395-7. Three compact discs; notes with song texts (94 p.). Reissue of three albums released in 1976 of Ainu folklore and songs from Hokkaido, Japan. Performed by Yasuji Honda and Shigeru Kayano.

All Is Calm: Asoudeh
. 2008. Nikpay Music Productions HAN-MP-002. One compact disc; English translations of song texts. Persian melodies with flamenco guitar. Performed by Hamid Nikpay, composer; Daniel Fires, flamenco guitar; Myra Joy, cello; and Micha Pari, cajon.

Amiruhum anta. 2008. Rutana ROT 1473. One compact disc. Songs and popular music from the United Arab Emirates. Performed by Nur Sharq.

Bali: le Ketchak/The Kecak. 2008. Sunset France SA 141173. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Balinese dance drama sung in Bahasa Kawi. Performed by Kecak Puspita Jaya; recorded July 1998 by Yong Sagita in Bali, Indonesia.

Bali: Music for the Balinese Shadow Play, Gendèr Wayang from Teges Kanyinan Pliatan, Bali.
2009. Nonesuch WCPS-21309. One compact disc; notes by Robert E. Brown (2 p.). Reissue of 1970 album of traditional instrumental music to accompany wayang (puppet play). Performed by Made Grindem, Nyoman Grinding, Wayan Nyampuh, and Made Lochang; recorded by Robert E. Brown in Teges Kanyinan, a district of Pliatan Village, Bali, 25 July 1969.

Berukhi. 2008. T-Series CD SNCD 01-5782. Two compact discs. Compilation of ghazals from India sung in Hindi. Various performers.

Birmanie: Traditional Music/Burma: musique traditionnelles.
2008. Providance Music SA 141156. One compact disc. Folk music from Rangoon, Burma. Performed by Aung Win.

Calcutta Chronicles Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey. 2008. Riverboat Records TUGCD 1049. One compact disc; notes in English (10 p.). Ragas and folk music from India played on slide guitar. Performed by Debashish Bhattacharya, slide guitar, and Subhasis Bhattacharya, tabla, with accompanying musicians; recorded, edited, and mixed at Studio Prime, Calcutta, India.

Chants diphoniques de l'Altaï Mongol/Xöömij Overtone Singing from Mongolia.
2008. Buda Musique 3017742. One compact disc and one DVD; notes in French and English (27 p.). Mongolian folk songs and throat singing. Performed by Tserendavaa and Tsogtgerel, vocals and fiddles; recorded 31 Mar. and 1, 3, 7, and 11 Apr. 2007 in Ulaanbaatar, and 30 Apr. 2007 in Chandman, Mongolia.

Chine, jeunes virtuoses de Shanghai/China, Young Virtuosi from Shanghai. 2008. Buda Musique 3017738. One compact disc; notes in French and English (27 p.). Instrumental music and folk songs from China. Various performers; recorded 11 Oct. 2006 at the Music Café of the Bandu Association.

Chine/China Cithare, Guzheng.
2009. Sunset France SA 141176. One compact disc. Solo Chinese harp music. Performed by Michell Ng, harp.

Dema: Music of the Marind Anim. 2008. Pan Records PAN 4018. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of music accompanying grand Dema processions, rituals, and cults of traditional Marind Anim culture of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Various performers; recorded by Father Jan Vershueren in 1933 and 1962.

Dilan: Musiqi kurdi.
2008. Muassasah-I Farhangi, Hunari-I Mahur M.CD-255. One compact disc; notes in Persian with English translations. Kurdish folk music from Kurdistan province of Iran. Performed by Sa'd Allah Nasiri, divan, tabl, and vocals; Mukhtar Zand Salimi, daf, dayrih, and duhul; Yad Allah Nasiri, kamanchih and dailan; and Puriya Baba Hajiyan, tumbak.

Egyptian Taqsim, Vol. 1. 2007. Nesma Music ND0702. One compact disc. Compilation of instrumental music from Egypt. Performed by Mohamed Fouda, nay; Mamdouh El Gebaly, oud; Emad Ashour, cello; Abdalla Helmy, kawala; Maged Naeem, kanoun; and Mohamed Aly, violin; with additional musicians on percussion; recorded in Cairo, 2006.

Flower Dance: Japanese Folk Melodies. 2008. Nonesuch 451900. One compact disc; notes in English (12 p.). Reissue of 1968 album of traditional instrumental music from Japan. Performed by the Noday Family (Ikuta school), shamisen and koto; Nakagawa and Oishi, percussion; unidentified shakuhachi player; and Kofu Kikusi, conductor; recorded by Katsumasa Takasago at the Nangenji (Nanzenji) Temple, Kyoto, Japan.

Forgotten Lam Genres. 2008. EarthCDs TH-NE1. One compact disc; notes in English (4 p.). Compilation of folk music from Northeast Thailand including narrative and repartee singing, as well as music for Maeng tap tao theater. Various performers; recorded Mar. 1973-Feb. 1974 by Terry E. Miller and Jarernchai Chonpairot in various provinces of Northeast Thailand

Geza Music from the Kabuki. 2008. Nonesuch 511730. One compact disc. Reissue of 1966 album of kabuki and folk music from Japan. Performed by Katsusuji Kineya and Kunitaro Kineya, shamisen; Matasaji Sumida, Sanji Umeya, and Shinnojo Rokugo, percussion; with additional musicians.

Gurrumul. 2008. Skinnyfish Music SFGU080201. One compact disc; notes (22 p.). Music by Gumatj singer-songwriter from Yirrkala, Australia, sung in Gälpu, Gumatj, Djambarrpuynu, and English. Performed by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.

Hafez: Songs in Tajikstan. 2009. Mage Publishers. One compact disc. Compilation of folk music from Tajikistan based on the poetry of Hafez. Various performers; recorded and introduced by Jean During.

al-Hawá al-ghayib. 2008. Rutana PR-CD-004. One compact disc. Songs and popular music from Saudi Arabia. Performed by Mohammed Abdu.

Inde/India: Tablas. 2008. Sunset France SA 141168. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Indian classical music on tabla and tambura. Performed by Kiran Murti, tambura and composer, and Rabin Lal Shrestha, tabla; recorded by Denis Hekimian.

India (Putumayo Presents).
2009. Putumayo PUT 288-2. One compact disc; notes in English, Spanish, and French. Compilation of folk and popular music from India. Various performers.

Introducing Hanggai. 2008. Introducing; World Music Network INTRO111. One compact disc. Adaptations of traditional songs from the Inner Mongolian grasslands. Performed by Hanggai.

Iran. 2009. Sunset France SA 141174; PlayaSound PS 65243. One compact disc; notes in Persian with English translations (2 p.). Reissue of 2001 album of traditional instrumental and percussion music from Iran. Performed by the Samani Ensemble; recorded in Germany in 1999.

Japanese Traditional Music: Gagaku and Buddhist Chant, 1941. 2008. World Arbiter 2009. One compact disc; notes with song texts in English and Japanese (35 p.). Gagaku (court music), shomyo, and Buddhist chant from Japan. Performed by the Tokyo Imperial Household Gagaku; recorded by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai in 1941.

Kasbah Rockers. 2008. Barraka (dist. Sterns); Barbarity 028. One compact disc. Arabic rap accompanied by traditional percussion and drum machine. Performed by Bill Laswell with various musicians.

Kazakh Music: Songs & Tunes from across the Steppe. 2008. University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies SOASIS CD15--SOASIS CD16. Two compact discs; notes in English (14 p.). Compilation of traditional songs and music from Kazakhstan on dombra qobuz and flute. Various performers; recorded in London and Almaty, Kazakhstan between Apr. 2004 and June 2007.

Korean String: The Gayageum, Old Tradition & New Taste.
2008. Leon Entertainment SLT-0005. One compact disc; notes by Hye-jin Song in English (8 p.). Compilation of folk, rock, and kayagum ensemble music from South Korea. Various performers.

Koto Music: Tadao Sawai Plays Michio Miyagi.
2007. PlayaSound PS 64001. One compact disc; notes in French, English, and Japanese. Traditional Japanese string music. Performed by Tadao Sawai, koto, shamisen, with Kazue Sawai, koto; recorded in 1995.

Leedi: Grasshopper Man. 2008. KIVA Records KIVA KR0804. One compact disc. Compilation of traditional Aboriginal Australian songs and didgeridoo music. Performed by Yidumduma Bill Harney.

Levantine Indulgence. 2008. Oustaz Recording. One compact disc. Folk and popular music from Syria. Performed by Gida Hinnawi.

Made in Armenia. 2008. Hollywood Music Center HMC 1377. One compact disc. Compilation of popular and traditional music from Armenia. Various performers.

Mongolian Music from Buryatia. 2008. ARC Music EUCD2153. One compact disc; notes with song texts in English, Spanish, French, and German (24 p.). Popular and instrumental music from Mongolia sung in Buryat and performed on traditional instruments. Performed by the Badma Khanda Ensemble.

Music Deli Presents Live Recordings from the Port Fairy Folk Festival. 2008. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 5144252632. One compact disc. Compilation of recordings made at the Port Fairy Festival, including performances by roots and acoustic artists. Various performers.

Music of Sunda. 2009. King Records KICW 85103. One compact disc; notes by Fukuoka Madoka, Fukuoka Shota, and Nano S. in Japanese with English translations (18 p.). Compilation of folk music from Jawa Barat, Indonesia, and original composed music by Nano S. Various performers; recorded 13 Oct. 1994 Echo House Studio, Tokyo, Japan.

Nargis-I Jar: musiqi-I Mazandaran. 2008. Muassasah-I Farhangi, Hunari-I Mahur M.CD-257. One compact disc; notes in Persian with English translations. Folk music from Mazandaran, Iran. Performed by Abu al-Hasan Khushru, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Nur `ayni. 2008. Platinum Records PR-CD-020. One compact disc. Songs and popular music from Saudi Arabia. Performed by Rashid Majid.

Ouzbékistan: Monâjât Yultchieva.
2008. Ocora Radio France 561060. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations (32 p.). Principally traditional music, including maqam excerpts, from the Fergana Valley in Uzbekistan. Various artists, featuring Monâjât Yultchieva, vocals; recorded in 1994 by Jean During.

Piao bo Xiangjiang wu shi nian: di shui nan yin: quan ben "Shi ming ren Du Huan yi wang”/Blind Dou Wun Remembers His Past: 50 Years of Singing Naamyam in Hong Kong. 2008. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chinese Music Archive MA-08001. Six compact discs; notes edited by Rong Hongzeng and Wu Ruiqing (85 p.). Biography of Chinese folk song singer from Hong Kong. Performed by Huan Du.

Pungnyok ttang uri sori. 2008. YBM SRCD-1575-1-2. Two compact discs; notes in Korean and English (82 p.). Anthology of North Korean folk songs. Various performers.

Puppet Theater in Isan. 2008. EarthCDs TH-NE2. One compact disc; notes in English (6 p.). Northeast Thai shadow theater performances of Sang Sin Sai and Ramakian. Various performers; recorded from Mar. 1973 to Feb. 1974 by Terry E. Miller and Jarernchai Chonpairot in various provinces of Northeast Thailand.

Radio Myanmar (Burma). 2008. Sublime Frequencies SF 044. One compact disc. Radio programs broadcast from Myanmar Radio, including announcements, songs, and commercials. Various performers; recorded in Yangon in Mar. and Apr. 2007 with additional segments recorded 1994-2002.

Real Sugar. 2009. Real World RW 65. One compact disc. Reissue of 1997 album of music fusing Bengali ballads with contemporary London-based drum and bass music. Performed by Paban Das Baul, Sam Mills, Fritz Catlin, and Mimlu Sen, with Sketch and Gary Curzon.

Red Cliff Capriccio: Chi bi huai gu. 2008. First Impression Music FIM K2 HD 076. One compact disc; notes in Chinese and English. Solo guzheng music from China. Performed by Wei Li.

Ritual Voices: Spirit-Curing Ceremonies, Rocket Festival & Buddhist Chant. 2008. EarthCDs TH-NE3. One compact disc; notes in English (6 p.). Recordings of a Thai theung ceremony in Nawng-khup-bawn village, a Bang fai (rocket) festival in Mahasarakham city, a Lam phifa ritual ceremony in Lao-kham village, and a Buddhist chant for a Tham wat yen afternoon service. Various performers; recorded from Mar. 1973 to Feb. 1974 by Terry E. Miller and Jarernchai Chonpairot in various provinces of Northeast Thailand

RocKapampangan: The Birth of Philippine Kapampangan Rock. 2008. Holy Angel University Center for Kapampangan. One compact disc; notes in English with song texts in Kapampangan (1 p.). Compilation of rock music from the Philippines. Various performers.

La route musicale de la soie/The Musical Silk Road. 2004. Harmonia Mundi AC 102. Two compact discs; notes in English and French (48 p.). Overview of music from fourteen Silk Road countries. Various performers.

The Sacred Thread of Creation. 2004. Self-published. One compact disc; notes in Yakut and English. Sakha (Yakut) music from eastern Siberia played on traditional instruments. Performed by German and Klavdia Khatylaev.

Shakuhachi: The Japanese Flute. 2008. Nonesuch 511735. One compact disc; notes by David Loeb in English (12 p.). Reissue of 1977 album of Japanese shakuhachi music. Performed by Kohachiro Miyata; recorded in New York City in 1976.

Silent City. 2008. World Village 468078. One compact disc. Traditional kamanche music from Iran. Performed by Kayhan Kalhor, Siamak Aghaei, and Mark Suter.

Sleeping through Mekong. 2009. M80/Film 101 Productions M80 102. One compact disc and one DVD. Cambodian rock music sung in Khmer and English; DVD contains documentary of Dengue Fever and the history of Cambodia’s early rock scene, including the influence of the Khmer Rouge regime. Performed by Dengue Fever with accompanying musicians; DVD directed and photographed by John Pirozzi and produced by John Pirozzi and Josh Otten.

Solemn High Mass of the Syro-Malabar Church. 2007. St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago SMC 101. One compact disc; notes with song texts, music examples, and bibliography (15 p.). Musical setting of the English version of Mass in the Chaldean rite of the Syro-Malabar Church performed by choir accompanied by traditional Indian instruments. Performed by Joseph J. Palackal, Feba Thoyalil, and George Thalia; conducted by George Thalia; solos by Joseph J. Palackal, Feba Thoyalil, and Marianne Thailal; recorded by Martin Manayani at Martin’s Digital, Queens, New York, Apr. 2007.

Soul of India: Instrumental Expressions of Real India. 2008. Times Music TDIGN 003C. One compact disc. Compilation of folk music from various Indian states. Various performers.

Spirit Man: Aboriginal Music of the Wandjina People, Didgeridoo & Songs. 2008. ARC Music EUCD2157. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish (11 p.). Traditional music, particularly initiation songs, by Wunambul Australian Aborigines from the Kimberley region of northwestern Australia. Performed by members of the Wunambul Tribe, Kandiwai Community, Mitchell Plateau, Australia; featuring Lorrie and Daisy Utemorrah, Louis and Rosie Karadada, and Jeffery and Rosay Mangolamara; recorded at Kalumburu in the Kimberleys, Australia by Ambrose Cummins.

Tahiti belle epoque, Vol. 10: Eliane avec Denise, MeÏlia, CeÏlia et Tahia.
2007. Manuiti S 65840. One compact disc; notes in French and English (4 p.). Popular and folk music from Tahiti. Performed by Elaine, Denise, MeÏlia, CeÏlia, and Tahia; with the orchestras conducted by Eddie Lund, Nono, and Yves Roches; recorded in Tahiti, 1952-1964.

Towards the Way of Sori Korean Spiritual Songs: Namdo Minyo and Japga for the Gayageum Solo.
2008. Yang Jeong-hwan TOPCD-122. One compact disc; notes in Korean and English (31 p.). Instrumental arrangements of South Korean songs. Performed by Song-ja Chee, gayageum, and Cheong Man Kim, janggu; recorded 29 Feb. 2008.

Traditional Songs from Syria. 2004. ARC Music EUCD1898. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Folk songs and dance music from Syria. Performed by Zein al-Jundi; recorded at MA Studios Cairo.

Traditional Vocal & Instrumental Pieces: Shakuhachi, Biwa, Koto, Shamisen. 2008. Nonesuch 511731. One compact disc. Japanese folk music and songs. Performed by Nihon Ongaku Shudan and soloists of the Ensemble Nipponia; recorded live in 1976.

Tribute to Afghanistan.
2004. Dunya Records FY 8077. One enhanced compact disc; notes in English and videos in .MPG format on disc with interviews and concert footage. Traditional and original music from Afghanistan, including ragas, ghazals, and folk songs. Performed by Daud Khan Sadozai, rebab; Yama Karim, tabla; and Dorran Ahmad Sadozai, tanbura; recorded Sept. 2003 at the Orange Room.

Ustad H. Sayeeduddin Dagar À Vézelay. 2008. Buda Musique 3017623. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations (31 p.). Dhrupads and ragas from India. Performed by Ustad H. Sayeeduddin Dagar, vocals; Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma, pakhavaj; and Armelle Denolle, Marie-Agnès Dussauld, and Mami Naruse, tambura; recorded 31 July 2005 at Basilique Saint-Marie-Madeleine de VeÏzelay, France.

The Very Best of the Bushwackers.
2008. MRA Entertainment 580822. Two compact discs. Compilation of Australian folk songs. Performed by the Bushwackers.
Yi Un-gi kayagum sanjo Ch`osim: Yi Eun-gi Gayageum Sanjo, Chosim, Live. 2008. Haweum TOPCD-120. One compact disc. Complete Choi Ok-san ryu gayagem sanjo cycle. Performed by Changgu, Yi Yong-sop.

Yun Son-suk komungo sanjo: The Two Cycles of the Geomungo Sanjos.
2008. TOP TOPCD-121. One compact disc; notes in Korean and English (15 p.). Instrumental arrangements of South Korean songs. Performed by Sun-suk Yoon, geomungo, and Cheong Man Kim, janggu and buk; recorded live on 18 May 2007, Wumyeondang, Gungnipgugakwon.

Europe

20. 2008. Mad River Records MRCD 1011. One compact disc. Compilation of traditional Spanish music recorded over the course of La Musgan€a’s career and originally issued from 1988-2007. Performed by La Musgan€a.

Anita! 2005. Naïve WN 145107. One compact disc. Rom music by French guitarist. Performed by Thierry Titi Robin.

Ballads and Broadsides: Songs from Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, 1940-1945.
2008. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum USHMM 0004. One compact disc; notes by Barbara Milewski and Bret Werb with song texts in Polish with English translations (60 p.). Home, studio, and concert recordings performed by Jewish-Polish performer documenting his reactions to WWII and the "realities of life in a Nazi concentration camp” in Poland. Performed by Aleksander Tytus Kulisiewicz; recorded in Poland on reel-to-reel tape from 1940 to 1945.

Bucharest Tango. 2008. Asphalt Tango Records D-ATR 1808. One compact disc. Popular music from Romania. Performed by Oana Catalina Chitu with accompanying musicians.

Ces Vagues que l'amour souleve. 2005. Naïve WN 145080. One compact disc. Popular music performed by French musician on guitars, oud, and bouzouq. Performed by Thierry Titi Robin.

Chansons yiddish d'hier et d'aujourd'hui.
2008. Buda Musique 860165. One compact disc; notes with song texts in French and English (35 p.). Yiddish songs from France. Performed by Jacques Grober with accompanying musicians.

Chypre/Cyprus: Tradition. 2008. Sunset France SA 141160. One compact disc; notes in French and English (1 p.). Folk music and Greek songs from Cyprus. Performed by Andreas Aristidou, violin, and Kyriacos Zittis, vocals.

Eterno Navegar. 2008. World Village 498024. One compact disc; notes in Galician and English with song texts in Galician (54 p.). Traditional music from Spain sung in Galician and Portuguese. Performed by Uxía, vocals, with accompanying musicians; recorded by Rui Guerreiro at Vale de Lobos studio, Sintra, Portugal, from Mar. through July 2007.

Flamenco por el mundo. 2008. PlayaSound PS 64013. One compact disc; notes in English with French Translations. Flamenco music from Spain. Performed by Luis de la Carrasca and Cie Flamenco Vivo; recorded Nov. 2007 at the Théâtre municipal, Béziers, France.

Folk Music from Hungary. 2008. ARC Music EUCD2134. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Traditional melodies, songs, and dance music. Performed by Csurgo Zenekar; recorded 11 July 2007 at the CEGEP Drummondville.

France: musiques des provinces, folk music.
2008. Sunset France SA 360713. Three compact discs. Folk and popular instrumental music from France. Performed by AureÏlien Chambaud and Patrick Vasori.

Go Marko Go! 2007. Piranha Musik D-PIR 2121. One enhanced compact disc; bonus video on CD. Serbian brass band music. Performed by the Boban MarkovicÏ Orkestar.
Harpes d'Irlande/Irish Harps. 2008. Sunset France SA 141169. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Reissues of 1995 album of Celtic harp and folk music including jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, and slides. Performed by Katrien Delavier, Celtic harp, with supporting instrumentalists; recorded in 1995, Studio Sysmo.

In santa pace. 2008. Buda Musique 860167. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations, including song texts in Corsican, Latin, and Croatian with French translations. Polyphonic chansons, part songs, and folk songs from Corsica, France. Performed by Barbara Furtuna (musical group).

Infinity. 2008. Barbès BR0021. One compact disc. Folk and popular music by Polish musicians. Performed by the Warsaw Village Band; recorded Mar. 2008.
Let the Circle Be Wide. 2009. Appleseed APR CD 1114. One compact disc; song texts. Irish music with politically/socially-conscious lyrics. Performed by Tommy Sands with Moya & Fionan.

Les maîtres du bèlè: musiques au tambour de Martinique, vol. 2. 2008. Buda Musique 860173. One compact disc; notes in French with song texts in French Creole (15 p.). Creole folk songs and music from Sainte-Marie, Martinique. Various performers; recorded at Studio Malmin.

New King of Klezmer Clarinet. 2008. Buda Musique 860169. One compact disc; notes in English. French klezmer music. Performed by Yom, clarinet; Denis Cuniot, piano; Benoit Giffard, tuba and trombone; and Alexandre Giffard, tapan; recorded at Studio Sequenza, June 2008.

A Night in Spain: The Music of Spain.
2008. Sony BMG 8869 735296 2. One compact disc. Compilation of popular and folk music from Spain. Various performers.

Nomadak TX. 2009. World Village 468085. One compact disc. Music by Basque performers. Performed by Oreka TX (Igor Otxoa and Harkaitz Martinez).

Portugal (World Travel series). 2007. ARC Music EUCD2109. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Folk songs and dance music from Portugal. Performed by Francisco Fialho and Jose Maria Fonseca.

Portugal: Fado. 2008. Sunset France SA 141171. One compact disc; notes in French and English (4 p.). Reissue of 1978 album, "Dez fados vividos.” Performed by Carlos do Carmo, vocals, with accompanying musicians; recorded in Lisbon in 1978.

Premonición. 2006. Universal Music Latino B0007713-02. One compact disc and one DVD; song texts. Popular music from Spain. Performed by David Bisbal, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Rembetika 2: More of the Secret History of Greece’s Underground music.
2008. JSP Records JSP-CD77105. Four compact discs; notes (1 p.). Compilation of historical recordings of Greek rembetika. Various performers.

Reprezent. 2009. Indies Scope MAM430-2. One compact disc. Hip hop from the Czech Republic. Performed by Gipsy.CZ (Radoslav "Gipsy” Banga and Vojtech Lavicka), with Petr Surmaj and Ja Surmaj.

The Rough Guide to Gypsy Music.
2009. World Music Network RGNET 1220. Two compact discs. Compilation of traditional music by Rom performers. Various artists, featuring Bela Lakatos and The Gypsy Youth Orchestra.

Russia: Balalaikas & Songs. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2196. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and Spanish. Balalaika and folk music, including Cossack dance music. Performed by the Ensemble Wolga.

Songs of an Other. 2008. ECM Records ECM 2057. One compact disc. Mediterranean songs, musical styles, and traditional instruments combined with jazz improvisation. Performed by Savina Yannatou and Primavera en Salonico; recorded Oct. 2007, Sierra Studios, Athens, Greece.

Sweden: Traditional Music from the South.
2004. ARC Music EUCD1901. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Swedish folk songs and dance music. Performed by Anders Smedenmark, Astrid Selling Sjöberg, JAH!, Blekinge Spelmansförbund, Karlsshamns Folkiga Musik och Dansgrupp, and Ingen Nöd och Ingen Sord.

Tant deman. 2007. Buda Musique 3017530. One compact disc; song texts in Occitan with French and English translations and fold-out color poster (24 p.). Popular Occitan songs from France. Performed by Còr de la Plana.

Toques de antan€o. 2007. Producciones Peligrosas JASS102/07. One compact disc. Popular string music from Granada, Spain. Performed by the Grupo de LauÏdes AlbayziÏn.

Urban Pipes
. 2007. Buda Musique 860160. One compact disc. Music for solo bagpipe. Performed by Erwan Keravec and Alain Gibert; recorded 5-6 July 2007, La Grande boutique, Langonnet.

Venimos a ver. 2007. Buda Musique 860158. One compact disc; notes in French and English with song texts in French with English summaries (24 p.). Mediterranean folk songs. Performed by Cie Rassegna; recorded from 26 Feb. through 31 Mar. 2007 at Le Labobox de l’AMI, Marseille, France.

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