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Current Discography, Vol. 53, No. 3 (Fall 2009)
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Compiled by Ronda Sewald

General | Africa | Americas | Asia and Oceania | Europe

General

Descarga Oriental: The New York Sessions. 2006. Piranha Musik D-PIR 2003. One compact disc; notes in English and French (8 p.). Fusion of Algerian rai and Latin percussion, performed by Maurice El Médioni, piano, organ, vocals; Roberto Rodriguez, percussion, with accompanying musicians.

Dialogue. 2006. Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD 308. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Arabic, Norwegian, and English (42 p.). Celebrated Norwegian artist Mr. Sondre Bratland and the famous Pakistani Qawwali singer Mr. Javed Bashir meet with each other through their interpretation of holy texts from the Christian and Islamic traditions, performed by Sondre Bratland and Javed Bashir, vocals, with Mamoun Abdulsalam and the Peace Choir from Damascus, Syria; recorded in Norway, Pakistan, and Syria.

Fulani Journey. 2005. Knock Down South KSR011. 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 at Delta Recording, Clarksdale, Mississippi, June. 22, 2004 and Nov. 15, 2004.

Global Drum Project. 2007. Shout Factory 82666310706. One compact disc; notes. Collaborative project between American musician and percussionists from around the world, performed by Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, percussion and vocals; Giovanni Hidalgo, Latin percussion; Sikiru Adepoju, talking drum; with additional musicians; recorded at Studio X, Sonoma County, California.

Rough Guide to Blues Revival. 2009. World Music Network RGNET1204CD. Two compact discs; notes from Rough Guides. Blues music from the United States and Mali. Various performers.

Soul Science. 2007. World Village [CD] 468076. One compact disc; notes. African blues by British guitarist and Fula griot from Gambia, performed by Justin Admas, guitars, tehardant, percussion, banjo, vocals; Juldeh Camara, vocals, ritti, golago, percussion; with special guests Salah Dawson Miller, percussion, and Billy Fueller, bass guitar; recorded by Justin Adams at Black Earth Studios, Bath, and Tim Oliver at Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire.

Stories. 2006. Marabi 46814. One compact disc; notes in French and English (12 p.). Trio arrangements by Malagasy accordionist, South African guitarist, and French percussionist, performed by Régis Gizavo, accordion and vocals; Louis Mhlanga, guitar and vocals; David Mirandon, percussion; recorded in June 2005.

Tell No Lies. 2009. Real World RW 170. One compact disc; notes with English translations of song texts. African blues by British guitarist and Fula griot from Gambia, performed by Justin Adams, guitar, vocals, percussion, piano; Juldeh Camara, vocals, ritti, kologo; Salah Dawson Miller, percussion; with various performers; recorded Nov. 2008, Dec. 2008, and Jan. 2009.

The Time of Bells, 4: Soundscapes of Italy, Denmark, Finland, Japan, and Iraq/USA. 2006. VoxLox 206. One compact disc; notes by Stephen Feld. Exploration of the use of bells in countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Various performers.

Africa

Africa: A Musical Journey. 2008. ARC Music ARCM2125. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish (11 p.). Traditional music with percussion, call-and-response singing, and dancing from various African countries, performed by Adzido.

African Classics: Brenda Fassie: Africa's Queen of Pop. 2009. Sheer Legacy SHSD 800108. One compact disc. Compilation of recourdings by South African pop legend, performed by Brenda Fassie.

African Classics: Rebecca Malope, Gospel Queen of Africa. 2009. Sheer Sound SLCD170. One compact disc. Gospel music from South Africa, performed by Rebecca Malope.

African Classics: Thomas Mapfumo, the Lion of Zimbabwe. 2009. Sheer Sound SLCD168. One compact disc. Popular music and Shona songs from Zimbabwe, performed by Thomas Mapfumo, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

African Pearls: Congo 70 Rumba Rock. 2008. Syllart 6139342. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Compilation of rumba rock and 70s Afro-pop from the Congo. Various performers.

Ancient Civilisations of Southern Africa 4: The Xhosa People. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2203. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Traditional Xhosa songs and chants from South Africa sung in a variety of styles including a cappella, call-and-response, and four-part harmony. Various performers, led by Blues Ntaka.

Bayekeleye. 2004. LAA Records LAA001. One compact disc. Older school of rumba-based Congolese popular music, performed by Mose Fan Fan, vocals and guitar, with accompanying instrumentalists and Josky Kiambukuta, Deesse Mukangi, Madeka, Ballou Cantar, Luciana Demingongo, vocals.

Bismilla: The Bamako Sessions. 2007. Tapsit. One compact disc. Trio of Tuareg rock/blues guitarists from Mali, performed by Terakaft.

Bona Makes You Sweat: Live. 2008. Universal Music France B0011530-02. One compact disc. Jazz music sung in English and Douala, performed by Richard Bona; recorded live on July 11-12, 2007 at A38, Budapest, Hungary.

Bonga Live. 2004. Lusafrica [CD] 462242. One compact disc. Live 2004 concert in Paris of Angolan music backed by guitars, dikanza, accordion, and percussion, performed by Bonga, vocals, percussion, and dikanza; Semba Master; recorded live on June 17, 2004, at the New-Morning, Paris.

Café Africa: Savannahs, Sunsets, Safaris. 2009. Metro METRTCD 845. Three compact discs. Africa. Various performers.

Celebrate Africa! (Think Global Presents). 2009. Think Global THINK110CD. Two compact discs. Compilation of music from various African countries and cultures. Various performers.

The Chisa Years, 1965-1976 (rare and unreleased). 2006. Blackboard Entertainment BBS69. One compact disc. Mix of funk and South African music recorded in the '60s and '70s, performed by Ojah with Hugh Masekela, Letta Mbulu, Baranta, Miatta Fahinbuelleh, The Zulus, and the Johannesburg Street Band.

Confirmation But Ya Tshobo. 2009. Compass RMP306700. One compact disc. Music from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, performed by Delta Force de Pepe Kalle.

Dimanche à Bamako. 2004. Nonesuch 79912-2. One compact disc; notes with French song texts. Popular music and songs from Mali, performed by Amadou & Mariam; recorded Sept. 2003-Apr. 2004, at Studios Davout, Cantina, Manu's, Paris; Manjul's, Bamako; and Hôtel campement, Mopti.

Fôly!: Live Around The World. 2004. World Village [CD] 468021. One compact disc; notes in English (18 p.). Popular music from Mali, performed by Habib Koité, guitar and vocals, with Bamada; recorded live in 2002 during concert tours.

Friends of Bamboute. 2009. 30 IPS 30IPSFOB1869. One compact disc; notes with song texts in English (16 p.). Reissue of 1989 recording (30 IPS 260756) of Arab folk songs and Sufi music from Egypt, performed by El Tanbura; recorded at ART Studios in Cairo, Egypt, and in Port Said.

Grand Kallé et l'African Team, Vol. 1. 2006. Syllart [CD] 823410. One compact disc; notes in French by Malambu ma Kizola (4 p.). Reissue of performances by one of the first modern Congolese jazz bands, including soukous music, performed by Grand Kallé, vocals, with African Team.

Grand Kallé et l'African Team, Vol. 2: 1967, 1968, 1970. 2006. Syllart [CD] 823412. One compact disc; notes in French by Malambu ma Kizola (4 p.). Reissue of performances by one of the first modern Congolese jazz bands, including soukous music, performed by Grand Kallé, vocals, with African Team.

Grand Kallé et L'African Team, Vol. 3: Essous, Kwamy, Mujos, Edo, Casino. 2006. Syllart [CD] 823411. One compact disc; notes in French by Malambu ma Kizola (4 p.). Reissue of performances by one of the first modern Congolese jazz bands, including soukous music, performed by Grand Kallé, vocals, with African Team.

Gwindingwi Rine Shumba. 2009. Water 237. One compact disc; notes by Michael Klausman. Reissue of 1970s album by Zimbabwean guitarist with Shona song texts, performed by Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited.

Imidiwan: Companions. 2009. Filter Music FM039. One compact disc and one DVD; notes (9 p.) plus DVD documentary by Jessy Nottola. Music by Tuareg performers, performed by Tinariwen; recorded in Tessalit in Dec. 2008.

Immortal Franco: Africa's Unrivaled Guitar Legend. 2009. Riverboat Records TUGCD 1050. One compact disc. Guitar music from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, performed by Syran Mbenza and Ensemble Rumba Kongo.

La Kahena. 2005. Six Degrees Records 6570361111-2. One compact disc. Algerian musicians drawing upon traditions of Morocco and greater North Africa, performed by Cheb i Sabbah with accompanying musicians; recorded in Marrakesh, Morocco, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, and New Delhi, India.

Karam. 2009. Cumbancha CMBCD12. One compact disc. Afrobeat and popular music from Guinea-Bissau, performed by Kimi Djabaté, vocals, balafon, shekere, acoustic guitar, percussion, with accompanying musicians.

Kazet. 2005. Marabi 46813. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Songs by one of the founders of Mbaqanga, a blend of traditional South African music, marabi, blues, soul, and gospel, performed by The Mahotella Queens, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

The Legend. 2008. African Cream Music ACM-CD0059. One compact disc. Compilation of performances by South African jazz vocalist, performed by Miriam Makeba.

Liberté. 2009. Wrasse Records WRASS 239. One compact disc. Raï and popular music from Algeria, performed by Khaled.

Lullabies from Mama Africa. 2007. African Cream Music ACM-CD0016. One compact disc; notes. Compilation of kid-friendly music from Africa mixing traditional and contemporary instruments, performed by Tumelo Moloi, Malebo Mothema, Zamo Butho, vocals; with Joel Klein, guitar; Andre Abrahamse, keyboards and bass; Mosoeu Ketlele, percussion.

The Magic Couple: Best of 1997-2002. 2009. Wrasse Records WRASS 244. One compact disc; notes translated from French (8 p.). Popular music from Mali originally released on the albums Sou ni tile, Tje ni mousso, and Wati, performed by Amadou & Mariam with accompanying musicians; recorded 1997-2001 in France.

Mama wa kambo. 2009. Sound Africa SALCD071. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya sung in Swahili, performed by Nyota Ndogo with accompanying artists.

Mapatano. 2009. Sound Africa SALCD073. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya, performed by Onyi Papa Jey and Super Koleko.

Marvellous Boy: Calypso from West Africa. 2009. Honest Jon's 038. One compact disc. Compilation of reggae music from Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Ghana, originally issued in the '50s and '60s. Various performers.

Master Musicians of Jajouka, Live Vol. 1. 2008. Jajouka Records. One compact disc. Traditional music from the village of Jajouka, Morocco, performed by Master Musicians of Jajouka; Recorded by Michael J. Gassert on March 31, 2007 at Centro Cultual de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal.

M'Bemba. 2005. Decca B0006740-02. One compact disc. Malian roots music performed on acoustic instruments and sung principally in Bambara and Mandingo, performed by Salif Keita, guitar and vocals, with accompanying musicians; recorded at Wanda Studio, Bamako, Mali, Feb., 2005, and at Studios Ferber, Paris, France, Mar. and June, 2005.

Merveilles du Passe, 1958--1960, Vol. I. 2006. Syllart [CD] 823406. One compact disc; notes in French by Malambu ma Kizola (4 p.). Reissue of performances by one of the first modern Congolese jazz bands, including soukous music, performed by Grand Kallé, vocals, with African Jazz.

Merveilles du Passe, 1961--1962, Vol. II. 2006. Syllart [CD] 823407. One compact disc; notes in French by Malambu ma Kizola (4 p.). Reissue of performances by one of the first modern Congolese jazz bands, including soukous music, performed by Grand Kallé, vocals, with African Jazz.

Morabeza. 2009. Sheer Sound SLCD167. One compact disc; notes with song texts. Popular music from Cape Verde sung in Portuguese and Portuguese Creole, performed by Maria de Barros.

Mul Sheshe. 2005. World Village [CD] 450001. One compact disc; notes in English (6 p.). Band of musicians from the UK and London-based Algerian diaspora drawing on Berber, Gnawa, raï, and Western pop music, performed by Fantazia with accompanying musicians; recorded 2000-2004.

Inspiration Information 3. 2009. Strut Records STRUT040CD. One compact disc; notes in English (12 p.). Jazz, funk, and world beat music, including Ethiopiques and Ethiojazz, from Ethiopia and England, performed by Mulatu Astatke, vibraphone, percussion, organ, piano; The Heliocentrics; various accompanying musicians; recorded at Quartermass Studios, London, Sept. 8-14, 2008.

Music from the Blue Nile. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2212. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish (11 p.). Traditional Arabic folk songs and folk music from Sudan, performed by Salma al Assal, Hassouna Bangaladish, and Mohammed al Semary, with assisting musicians; recorded at ETAB Studios, Giza, Egypt.

Nhava. 2005. Heads Up HUCD 3102. One compact disc; notes in English (6 p.). Laid back Zimbabwean popular music sung in Ndebele, performed by Oliver Mtukudzi, lead vocals, and guitar, with accompanying musicians; recorded at Samanyanga Studio, Norton, Zimbabwe.

Njohi ya arûme. 2009. Times Square SALCD070. One compact disc. Popular music from Kenya sung in Kikuyu, performed by D. Wachira Wawerû.

On the Rumba River. 2007. Marabi 46822. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Recent and older recordings by the father of Congolese rumba, performed by Wendo Kolosoy, vocals, with accompanying musicians; recorded in 1972, 1993, and 2004.

Oud: The Ancient Lute. 2004. Hollywood Music Center HMC 1318. One compact disc; notes. Oud music from Egypt, performed by Mohsin Mohamed; recorded at Studio Nye, Cairo, Egypt.

Petite planète. 2009. World Village [CD] 479034. One compact disc; notes primarily in French. Traditional Andalucian songs from Maghreb reworked for jazz trio on piano, drum, violin, and oud, performed by Trio Ifriqiya.

Ping Kong. 2009. World Village [CD] 479025. One compact disc; notes in French (10 p.). Melding of Tunisian and Algerian music with contemporary musical styles, performed by DuOud and Malouma with assisting musicians; recorded at Paris Studio no 5.

ReCreation. 2009. Heads Up HUCD 3159. One compact disc. Album by performer from Democratic Republic of the Congo, fusing Native American, Moroccan, and Australian influences along with salsa, Motown, and rap, performed by Zap Mama.

São Tomé & Principe: musiques de l’île du milieu/Music from Sao Tome. 2004. Buda Musique [CD] 3016896. One compact disc; notes in French and English by Manuel Gomes (19 p.). Field recordings of folk music, folks songs, and dance music. Various performers; recorded by Manuel Gomes Dec. 2003 on the island of São Tomé.

Savannah Breeze. 2005. Hippo Records HIPPO003. One compact disc; notes. Mix of acoustic instruments and traditions from the African Sahel with electronic instruments, jazz, and funk, performed by Atongo Zimba, flute and vocals, with accompanying performers.

Seya. 2009. World Circuit; Nonesuch Records WCD081; N 529650-2. One compact disc. Combination of traditional Malian music and instruments, such as balafon, calabash, and n'goni, with Western popular music, performed by Oumou Sangare, lead vocals and percussion, with assisting musicians.

Shime! 2009. World Village [CD] 468080. One compact disc; notes with song texts in English translation (19 p.). Taarab music from Zanzibar performed in a distinct Swahili style, performed by The Cultural Music Club of Zanzibar (Mila na Utamaduni); recorded May 2007 and February 2008 at the Culture Musical Club, Vuga, Zanzibar.

Sibongile. 2005. Universal Music Group TELCD3023. One compact disc. Kwaito music from South Africa sung in isiZulu and Tsotsi Taal; originally published in 2002 as Columbia CDCOL 8212, performed by Mafikizolo; recorded at Bassline Studios, ca. 2002.

Spotlight on Kenyan Music. 2006. ARC Music EUCD2030. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Contemporary songs from Kenya, rooted in East African musical tradition, sung in Kiswahili, Kikamba, Luhya, and other local dialects. Various performers; recorded at Ketebul Studios.

Succès des Années 50/60, Vol. 1. 2006. Syllart [CD] 823408. One compact disc; notes in French by Malambu ma Kizola (4 p.). Reissue of performances by one of the first modern Congolese jazz bands, including soukous music, performed by Grand Kallé, vocals, with African Jazz.

Succès des Années 50/60, Vol. 2. 2006. Syllart [CD] 823409. One compact disc; notes in French by Malambu ma Kizola (4 p.). Reissue of performances by one of the first modern Congolese jazz bands, including soukous music, performed by Grand Kallé, vocals, with African Jazz.

The Time of Bells, 3: Musical Bells of Accra, Ghana. 2005. VoxLox 205. One compact disc; notes by Stephen Feld and Nii Noi Nortey. Exploration of the use of bells in Accra, Ghana produced by Steven Feld and Nii Noi Nortey. Various performers.

Toubab Krewe. 2005. Upstream Records UP252. One compact disc. Mix of Malian and American popular music, performed by Toubab Krewe.

Très Très Fort. 2009. Cramworld RAW 51. One compact disc. Popular music from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, performed by Staff Benda Bilili.

Vana Va Ndota. 2005. Milan Entertainment M2-36134-2. One compact disc; notes by Filimone Meigos. Fusion of traditional rhythms, Afro-pop, and jazz from Mozambique, performed by Ghorwane; recorded and mixed at the personal studios of João Carlos Schwalbach and Charlie Schaloske in Maputo, Mozambique.

Zambush, Vol. 1: Zambian Hits of the 80s. 2004. Sharp Wood SWP027. One compact disc; notes in English by Michael Baird (18 p.). Reissue of traditional kalindula music played on rock instruments and other kalindula era popular dance music of Zambia from the ’80s. Various performers; recorded 1983-1989, primarily by Peter Musungilo at DB Studios in Lusaka.

Zambush, Vol. 2: Zambian Hits from the 60s and 70s. 2005. Sharp Wood SWP028. One compact disc; notes in English by Michael Baird (24 p.). Reissue Zambian popular and rock music from the '60s and '70s, performed by Big Gold Six, Emmanuel The Mulemena, and Nashil Pichen Kazembe; recorded ca. 1967-1976.

Americas

2nd Avenue Square Dance
. 2007. Traditional Crossroads 4339. One compact disc. Fusion of klezmer with bluegrass, performed by Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys with guests Jorma Kaukonen, Tony Trischka, Hazel Dickens and others.

50 Years: Where Do You Come from? Where Do You Go?. 2009. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40180. Three compact discs; notes (88 p.). Early old-time string band and bluegrass music from the 1950s and '60s, performed by The New Lost City Ramblers.

Aires tradicionales y folklóricos de Chile: 1944. 2005. Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Artes, Centro de Documentacion´ e Investigación Musical. One compact disc. Reissue of 1944 compilation of folk music and folk songs from Chile. Various performers.

American Primitive, Vol. 1: Raw Pre-War Gospel, 1926-36. 2004. Revenant Records RVN 206. Two compact discs; notes by John Fahey (17 p.). Reissue of obscure recordings of early gospel music. Various performers.

American Primitive, Vol. 2: Pre-War Revenants, 1897-1939. 2005. Revenant Records RVN 214. Two compact discs; notes by Scott Blackwood, Dean Blackwood, and Edward Komara. Reissue of obscure recordings by blues and bluegrass musicians. Various performers.

Appalachian Bluegrass Legacy: 25 Vintage Bluegrass & Mountain Favorites (Sound Traditions series). 2009. Rural Rhythm Records RHY-330. One compact disc. Bluegrass music. Various performers.

Aqui Estamos! 2009. Universal Music Latino 233 622 453-2. One compact disc. Popular music from Mexico, performed by Banda Carnaval.

Awakening of Life: Peyote Songs of the Kinowa and Diné. 2009. Canyon Records R 6458. One compact disc. Kiowa and Dine peyote songs performed with unison and harmonized singing, performed by Cheevers Toppah and Kevin Yazzie.

La Bibournoise. 2009. Mad River Records 856843001175. One compact disc; notes by Mike Ayles in French with English translations and with song texts in French. Quebecois music performed on fiddles, wooden flute, fretless bass, guitar, and Jew's harp, performed by Genticorum; recorded at Studio du Chemin 4, Joliette, Quebec.

Borders y Bailes. 2009. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40555. One compact disc; notes in English and Spanish (37 p.). Texmex music with traditional conjunto elements, including polkas, cumbias, rancheras, and more, performed by Los Texmaniacs; recorded at Blue Cat Studios, San Antonio, Texas.

Brazilian Café (Putumayo Presents). 2009. Putumayo PUT 292-2. One compact disc; notes in English, Spanish, and French (35 p.). Compilation of sambas, jazz, bossa novas, and other popular music from Brazil previously released in 1976-2009. Various performers.

Brésil/Brazil: Forró!. 2009. PlayaSound PS64003. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations (5 p.). Brazilian popular music recorded in Nordeste, performed by Nazaré Pereira, vocals, with assisting instrumentalists and vocalists; recorded at Studio Stars, Fortaleza, Brazil, Jun. 2001.

Cajun Dance. 2004. World Music Network RGNET 1139. One compact disc; notes by Dan Rosenberg (12 p.). Compilation of Cajun dance music from Louisiana. Various performers.

Calle 13. 2005. White Lion WLK 95856. One compact disc. Puerto Rican hip hop and alternative-reggaeton duo, performed by Calle 13.

Caribbean Tropical Music: Martinique. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2201. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Popular Caribbean music including Biguine, Mazurka, Valse, Creole, Bolero, Soukouss, and percussion, performed by Ballet Exotic du Robert with various soloists; recorded 2007 at CEGEP Dummondville, in collaboration with the Festival Mondial des Cultures, in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada.

El charro cantor: éxitos de película. 2008. Norte 88697281382. One compact disc. Songs from Mexico, performed by Jorge Negrete with accompanying musicians.

Comanche Peyote Songs, Vol. 1. 2008. Indian House IH 2401. One compact disc; notes by Tony Isaacs with comments and translation of song texts as told by Roy Wockmetooah. Reissue of 1969 album of music from the native American Church of North America, performed by Roy Simmons, Joy Nideo, Roy Wockmetooah, Roe Kahrahrah Mary Poafpybitty, Jessie Poahway, Ida Wockmetooah, singers; Roe Kahrahrah, drumming; recorded at Apache, Oklahoma, Apr. 30, 1969.

Comanche Peyote Songs, Vol. 2. 2008. Indian House IH 2402. One compact disc; notes by Tony Isaacs with comments and translation of song texts as told by Roy Wockmetooah. Reissue of 1969 album of music from the Native American Church of North America, performed by Roy Simmons, Joy Nideo, Roy Wockmetooah, Roe Kahrahrah, Mary Poafpybitty, Jessie Poahway, Ida Wockmetooah, singers; Roe Kahrahrah, drumming; recorded at Apache, Oklahoma, Apr. 30, 1969.

Con Tequila en la Sangre. 2008. El Divino Records OPC-921. One compact disc. Mexican popular and traditional folk music, performed by Kenny y los Electricos; recorded from Aug.-Oct. 2007 at Estudios Orange, Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.

Crow Grass Dance and Owl Dance Songs. 2008. American Indian Soundchiefs SC 116. One compact disc. Reissue of 1992 album of dance songs by the Crow Indians of Montana, performed by Lloyd Old Coyote, Frank Back Bone, Sr., Robert Other Medicine; Lindsey Bad Bear; Warren Bear Cloud, John Strong Enemy; recorded in Browning, Montana, July 2, 1960.

Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture. 2008. Soul Jazz Records SJR CD 196. Two compact discs; notes by Beth Lasser (27 p.). Companion compilation CD-set of 1970s dancehall music for Stuart Baker's book by same title. Various performers.

The Elk Dreamers. 2009. Canyon Records R 6453. One compact disc. Northern-style Native American powwow music by Assiniboine performers, performed by Elk Soldier; recorded 16-17 February 2008 at Marty High School, Marty, South Dakota.

The France Guadeloupe: le tradition du quadrille/Quadrille Tradition. 2007. Ocora Radio France 560219. One compact disc. Songs from Guadeloupe, performed by Négoce & Signature; recorded in Guadeloupe, Sainte-Anne, on Oct. 25-26, 2006.

Garifuna Soul. 2004. Stonetree STR026. One compact disc. Paranda music of the Garifuna people from Belieze, performed by Aurelio Martinez, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, and Garifuna drums, with accompanying musicians; recorded at Sandy Beach Resort, Hopkins Village, Belize; Stonetree Studio, Benque Viejo, Belize; and OBG's Studio, Dangriga, Belize.

Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows, 1926-1937. 2005. Old Hat Records D-1005. Two compact discs; notes by Marshall Wyatt and Bengt Olsson (72 p.). Reissue of historic recordings of medicine show music, including old-time, bluegrass, and jug band music. Various performers.

Herenica. 2006. Daquí [CD[v332027. One compact disc. Colombian music, including pasillos, bambucos, and joropos, performed on contrabass, cuartro, and flute, performed by Guafa Trio.

Hot + Sweet. 2009. Bananastan BNR-3-101. One compact disc. Reissue of 1974 album (Warner Bros. BS 2771) of calypso music, performed by Mighty Sparrow, vocals and guitar, with accompanying; recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami.

Jah Is Real. 2008. Burning Music BM334. One compact disc; notes. Reggae and popular music from Jamaica, performed by Burning Spear, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Juaneco y su Combo (Masters of Chicha, Vol. 1). 2008. Barbès BR0020. One compact disc; notes by Olivier Conan (8 p.). Hybrid style from Peru combining cumbia, Brazilian carimbo rhythms, surf guitar, garage rock organ, performed by Juaneco y Su Combo.

Just Like That…. 2004. Stonetree STR025. One compact disc; notes with song texts (booklet and on enhanced CD). Politically and socially conscious lyrics set to Creole, Garifuna, and African percussion and a variety of guitars, performed by Leroy Young, vocals; Chiche Man.
Sosa, Emmeth Young, percussion; Big-B, djembe; Ivan Duran, guitars, bass; Spectrum, vocals; Kidd Notch, Brent Toombs, electronics, sound samples.

Lebeha Drumming. 2006. Innova Recordings [CD] 209. One compact disc; notes, plus video embedded on CD. Traditional Garifuna music played by young musicians from fishing village of Hopkins, Belize, performed by Lebeha Boys.

Love, Lies & Lullabies: Round Dance Songs. 2009. Canyon Records R 6455. One compact disc. Round dance songs sung in Ojibwe and English set to hand drum, performed by Sullivan & Day.

Mariachi Classics. 2009. Mardi Gras MG 1120. One compact disc. Mariachi music from Tijuana, California, and Texas, performed by Mariachi Real de San Diego; recorded at Studio West, San Diego, CA, 2009.

Mateí América: Harps of Paraguay. 2009. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40548. One compact disc; notes in Spanish and English (44 p.). Three generations of Paraguay's best harpists playing popular music, including polcas paraguayas and guaranias. Various performers; recorded at LA Studio, Asunción, Paraguay.

Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos. 2009. Reboot Stereophonic RSR 017. One compact disc. Reissue of 1961 album of Latin jazz incorporating Yiddish and Jewish melodies, performed by Juann Calle and His Latin Lantzman; recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, Apr. 21 and 25, 1961.

Midnight Blues. 2008. Blind Pig BPCD 5125. One compact disc. CD by one of the last remaining Chicago bluesman to come from Mississippi, performed by Magic Slim & The Teardrops; recorded in Chicago.

Music of Venezuela. 2009. Soundbrush SR1014. One compact disc. Venezuelan melodies with jazz elements played on flute accomanied by cuatro, bass, and maracas, performed by Marco Granados, flute, with accompanying musicians; recorded at Lemon Pie Music (Caracas, Venezuela) and Akashic Recording Studio (Boulder, Colorado).

My Dusty Road. 2009. Rounder Records 11661-1162-2--11661-1166-2. Four compact discs; notes by Ed Carey and Bill Nowlin with song texts (68 p.), plus facsimiles of Guthrie's business card, a post card sent to his wife, and a 1940s booking card. Compilation of Guthrie's mid-1940s recordings taken from the original metal masters, performed by Woody Guthrie, vocals, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin; Cisco Houston, vocals and guitar; Sonny Terry, harmonica; recorded Apr. 16-25, 1944, in New York, NY.

Natural. 2006. La Escondida ESC 6527-2. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Spanish and English. Guarachas and political songs by Cuban singer and guitarist, performed by Pedro Luis Ferrer, vocals and guitar, with accompanying musicians; recorded at Pedro Luis Ferrer's recording studio in Havana, Cuba.

Navajo Skip Dance & Two-Step Songs. 2005. Indian House IH 1503. One compact disc; notes in English by Joycetta Bonnie Teller. Reissue of 1969 album of Navajo dance music, performed by Boniface Bonnie, Autsidy Smith, M.D. Johnson, Roy Bonnie, Ben J. Johnson, Donald Deal, Bertha Bonnie, Stella Bonnie, Winnie Bonnie, Nellie Curley and Mary Deal, vocals; recorded Mar. 2, 1968 at Klagetoh, Arizona.

Northern Cree and Friends, Vol. 3: Honoring Singers and Songmakers. 2004. Canyon Records R 6367. One compact disc. Round dance songs by the Cree Indian of Alberta, performed by Northern Cree Singers, vocals and drums, with guest singers; recorded live on Mar. 29, 2003, at Louis Bull Reserve, Alberta.

Northern Cree and Friends, Vol. 4: Slide and Sway. 2005. Canyon Records R 6400. One compact disc; notes. Round dance songs of the Cree indians of Alberta, performed by Northern Cree Singers, vocals and drums, with guest singers; recorded Apr. 2, 2005, Louis Bull Reserve, Alberta.

Northern Cree and Friends, Vol. 5: Long Winter Nights: Round Dance "Live!" 2006. Canyon Records R 6401. One compact disc; notes (6 p.). Powwow songs of the Cree Indians of Alberta and Saskatchewan, performed by Northern Cree Singers with accompanying musicians; recorded Apr. 2, 2005 at the Louis Bull Reserve, Alberta, Canada.

Northern Cree and Friends, Vol. 6: Calling All Dancers. 2007. Canyon Records R 6413. One compact disc; notes in English. Cree round dance songs from Alberta and Saskatchewan, performed by Northern Cree Singers with accompanying musicians; recorded Apr. 8-9, 2006 at the Louis Bull Reserve, Alberta, Canada.

Once upon a Time at King Tubby's. 2009. Pressure Sounds PSCD 62. One compact disc. Compilation of reggae deejay battles from the 1970s. Various performers; voiced and mixed at King Tubby's Waterhouse studio except for I-Roy's "Padlock" voiced at Channel One, Kingston, Jamaica.

Peru, Andes (World Travel series). 2007. ARC Music EUCD2111. One compact disc. Folk and instrumental music from the Andes region of Peru, performed by Joël Perri, panflutes, kena, charango, guitar, bombo, and Cédric Perri, guitar, charango, bombo.

Popular Dance Music of the Natives of Southern Arizona. 2009. Canyon Records R 6138. One compact disc. Reissue of 1975 album of polkas and two-steps, including chicken scratch music, combining Tohono O'oodham and European influences, performed by the Cisco Band and the Joaquin Brothers.

Red Rock, Oklahoma. 2009. Indian House IH 2017. One compact disc; notes. Reissue of 1995 album, performed by Yellowhammer; recorded by Tony Isaacs at Frontier Public School, Red Rock, Oklahoma, Oct. 4, 1995.

Renascence. 2005. Times Square Records WC43051. One compact disc. Mix of Angolan traditional music and western pop, performed by Waldemar Bastos with accompanying musicians.

Renato Velasco: guitare brésilienne = Brazilian Guitar. 2005. PlayaSound PS 65290. One compact disc; notes in French and English (6 p.). Instrumental music from Brazil, performed by Renato Velasco, guitar, with accompanying musicians.

Rough Guide to Brazilian Lounge. 2009. World Music Network RGNET1227CD. Two compact discs; notes in English, French, and Spanish (12 p.). Folk and popular music from Brazil. Various performers.

Rough Guide to Cuba, 2nd ed. 2009. World Music Network RGNET 1225. Two compact discs; notes from Rough Guides. Latin jazz, salsa, guaguancos, and other popular music from Cuba. Various performers.

Rough Guide to Merengue Dance. 2009. World Music Network RGNET1229CD. Two compact discs. Merengues and other dance music from the Dominican Republic. Various performers.

Round & Two-step Dance Songs--Oklahoma Style. 2008. American Indian Soundchiefs SC 284. One compact disc. Reissue of 1996 album of dance songs by the Kiowa Indians of Oklahoma, performed by Melvin Geionety, K. D. Edwards, The Soundchief Singers.

Round Dance from the O-ho-mah Lodge. 2008. Indian House IH 2516. One compact disc; notes by Tony Isaacs. Round dance songs from the O-ho-mah, Comanche, and Taos Pueblo, performed by Joe Fish Dupoint, John Glenn Hamilton, Galen Holder, Jeff Toehay, Bill Ware, Matthew Whitehorese, Luana Clark, Tanya Cozad, Carmen Lopez, Maxine Whitehorse Komah, Rowena Whitehorse, singers; recorded at Stecker, Oklahoma, Nov. 9, 2003.

Rústico. 2006. La Escondida ESC 6507-2. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Spanish and English. Guarachas and political songs by Cuban singer and guitarist, performed by Pedro Luis Ferrer, vocals and guitar, with accompanying musicians.

¡Salsa! (Putumayo Presents). 2009. Putumayo PUT 289-2. One compact disc; notes in English, Spanish, and French by Jacob Edgar. Compilation of salsa music. Various performers.

Savanes et Hauts-Plateaux: Danse avec le condor. 2009. EPM Musique EPM-7820. One compact disc; notes in French with English, Spanish, and German translations (15 p.). Traditional music from Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia, Peru, Cuba, and Panama, performed by Los Calchakis.

Says Don Day Don Dree Don Don: Adventures in Samba Soul. 2009. Luaka Bop CDLBOP0071. One compact disc; notes with song texts. Brazilian music mixing samba influences with American styles, including soul, performed by Marcio Local.

Scorchers from the Early Years, 1967-73. 2009. 17 North Parade VP4151. Two compact discs. Compilation of reggae music produced Joe Gibbs from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Various performers.

Son de mi Tierra. 2009. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40550. One compact disc; notes with partial song texts in English and Spanish (37 p.). Traditional son jarocho string music from Veracruz, Mexico, performed by Son de Madera, with accompanying musicians; recorded at Pitaya Estudios, Coatepec, Mexico.

Songs from the Menominee Nation. 2006. Canyon Records R 6409. One compact disc; notes in English with song texts in English and Menominee. Songs and music of the Menominee Indians, performed by Wild Rice.

Soon Be Time. 2006. Compass Records [CD] 4432. One compact disc. Solo singing accompanied by fiddle, guitar, and banjo; explores Appalachian, Delta blues, Irish, and Eastern European traditions, performed by Bruce Molsky.

Step Forward. 2005. DM Ahora! Records DM 0001. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Spanish and English. Mix of older and newer Cuban musical styles infused with Latin jazz, performed by Juan de Marcos, Afro-Cuban All Stars.

Stomp Dance, Vol. 1: Muskogee, Seminole, Yuchi. 2008. Indian House IH 3003. One compact disc; notes by Tony Isaacs. Reissue of 1978 album of stomp dance songs. Various performers; recorded at Okemah, Oklahoma, May 5, 1978.

Stomp Dance, Vol. 2: Muskogee, Seminole, Yuchi. 2008. Indian House IH 3004. One compact disc; notes by Tony Isaacs. Reissue of 1978 album of stomp dance songs. Various performers; recorded at Okemah, Oklahoma, May 5, 1978.

The Three Sisters. 2008. Buda Musique [CD] 3017700. One compact disc. Celtic music, performed by Joanne McIver and Christophe Saunière; recorded at Studio 16/18 and Studio Ternaux, France.

Through Thick and Thin: Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Mt. Pleasant. 2009. Canyon Records R 6448. One compact disc; notes. Ojibwe drum and dance group, performed by Bear Creek; produced and recorded 1-3 August 2008 by Stephen Butler and Pema "Ywshi" Wangmu at the Annual Soaring Eagle Casino Pow-Wow, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Traditional Songs of the Salt River Pima. 2005. Canyon Records R 6324. One compact disc. Traditional songs and dance music of the Pima Indians of Arizona, performed by Earl Ray Lodac.

Trainin' the Fingers. 2008. Document DOC-1108. One compact disc; notes by Bryan Chalker. Compilation of extremely rare banjo recordings from the '20s, performed by Harry Reser, banjo, with various ensembles; recorded 1925-1929.

Troileana. 2006. World Village [CD] 498018. One compact disc; notes. Spanish tangos, performed by Liliana Barrios.

True Blue: Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live at Red Mountain. 2009. Canyon Records R 6456. One compact disc; notes. Northern-style Native American pow-wow songs by Cree performers, performed by Northern Cree Singers; recorded 1-2 November 2008 by Stephen Butler at the 22nd Annual Red Mountain Pow-Wow, Salt River Pima, Phoenix, Arizona.

University of Calypso. 2009. Heads Up HUCD 3168. One compact disc. Calypso music played by performers known for steel band, calypso, and Latin jazz, performed by Andy Narell, steel pan; Relator, vocals, guitar; with Paquito d'Riveria, clarinet, alto saxophone; Dario Eskenzazi, piano; Marco Araya-Correa, cuarto; Gregory Jones, bass; Mark Walker, drums; Pedro Martinez and Inor Sotolongo, percussion; recorded Oct. 22-23, 2008.

Women of Jazz (Putumayo Presents). 2008. Putumayo PUT 286-2. One compact disc. Jazz by female performers from the United States and Canada. Various performers.

Y Que Viva Venezuela! Maestros del Joropo Oriental. 2009. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40551. One compact disc; notes in English and Spanish (41 p.). Joropo songs from eastern Venesuela. Various performers.

Zuni: Traditional Songs from Zuni Pueblo. 2004. Canyon Records R 6060. One compact disc. Reissue of 78 rpm and LP records of Zuni Indian dance songs, performed by Leslie Shebala, Mallon, Ray Gasper, Leo Quetawki, Jimmie Awashu, William Leekey, Bobalo Willie Weahkee, Elijah Tekale, Willie Lekeety, and Hudson; recorded in 1953, 1968, and 1971.

Asia and Oceania

The Best of Bellydance. 2008. ARC Music EUCD2137. One compact disc; notes in English, French, German, and Spanish. Variety of taqsims and instrumental music on modern and traditional instruments, performed by Hossam Ramzy, Essam Rashad, Hüseyin Türkmenler, Bashir Abdel Aal & Mazin Abu Sayf, Gypsies of the Nile, Emad Sayyah, Chalf Hassan, and Mostafa Sax.

Chants soufis des comores/Sufi Songs from the Comoros. 2009. Buda Musique [CD] 3017817. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations (27 p.). Performance of sacred Sufi speech. Various performers.

Ch’o?lloe: Hanu?l u?I sori/Sounds of Heaven. 2004. EMI NLR 0423/4-2. Two compact discs; notes with song texts in Korean with English translations (55 p.). Folk music and songs from Korea, performed by Kwon-sun Kang; recorded Jan. 11, 2004, Kungnip Kugagwo?n.

Cholmun Sanjo. 2006. CJ Music CMCC-0690. One compact disc; notes in Korean and English (8 p.). Folk music from Korea, performed by Kim Song-a, haegum; Sim Sang-nam, taegum; Yi T`ae-baek, ajaeng; Kim Ch`ong-man, changgo; recorded June 3, 1993, 91 Studio Seoul, Korea.

Cholmun Sanjo: Laibu. 2006. CJ Music CMCC-0693. One compact disc; notes in Korean and English (6 p.). Folk music from Korea, performed by Kim Ch`ong-man, changgo; Yi T`ae-baek, ching, tae ajaeng; Ho Yun-chong, komungo; Yi Chi-yong, kayagum; Kang Un-il, haegum; Yi Yong-gu, taegum, tanso; Pak Kyong-hyon, p`iri; So Yong-ho, ajaeng; recorded live, Nov. 1995, Yongang Hall, Seoul, Korea.

Classical Traditions of the Uyghurs. 2004. University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies SOASIS 06. One compact disc; notes (10 p.). Chinese maqam music performed on tanbur and dutar by performer from Khotan, performed by Abdulla Mäjnun.

A Collection of Kim Ki-Su's Music. 2004. YBM SRCD-1555. One compact disc; notes in Korean and English (17 p.). Korean orchestral, chamber, and vocal music, performed by Jeong-gyu Lee, vocals; KBS Traditional Music Orchestra; Jae-won Lym, daegeum; Hee-kyeong Kim, geomungo; Sook-kyeong Whang, ajaeng; Kee-cheol Kim, janggo; Yong-wi Chu, haegeum.

Eagle. 2009. Real World RW 165. One compact disc. Fusion of Chinese and Kazakh folk music, including throat singing and traditional Chinese melodies, by Xinjiang folk artist, performed by Mamer with accompanying musicians; recorded in Mar. 2006 at Green Dolphin Studios; Dec. 2006 at Qianma Chang Studio, Beijing; and in Jan. 2007 at Silk Road Studio, Urumqi, China.

Gamelan of Java, Vol. 1: Kraton Kasunanan. 2009. Lyrichord LYRCD-7456. One compact disc; notes in English by Bapak Sumarsam. Javanese gamelan music from the Kraton of Surakarta. Performers unknown; recorded by John Noise Manis on Jun. 29, 2007.

Gamelan of Java, Vol. 2: Contemporary Composers. 2009. Lyrichord LYRCD-7457. One compact disc; notes in English (5 p.) in accompanying booklet and embedded on CD. Javenese gamelan music by Solonese musicians on the faculty at the Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta, performed by Al Suwardi, Darno Kartawi, Joko Purwanto Prasadiyanto, Sri Harta, and Supardi; recorded by John Noise Manis in Sept. 2008.

Gongs du Vietnam/Vietnamese Gongs. 2009. Sunset France SA 141178. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations. Flat and bossed gongs played by musicians representing the ethnic minorities of Laos and Vietnam. Various performers; field recordings by Patrick Kersalé made in the villages of Laos and Vietnam.

Ho tuki rav yofi!: shire nashim Yehudiyot mi-K?eralah = Oh, Lovely Parrot!: Jewish Women’s Songs from Kerala. 2004. Merkaz le-h?ek?er ha-musik?ah ha-Yehudit AMTI 0403. One compact disc; notes by Barbara C. Johnson with song texts in English with translations by Scaria Zacharia and Barbara C. Johnson (126 p.). Jewish songs from Kerala, India. Various performers; recorded 1972-2002.

India (Acoustic World). 2009. Coro CORO-16070. One compact disc. Hindustani and Carnatic ragas and dhrupads, performed by Girija Devi, vocals; Dr. L. Subramanian, violin; Imrat Khan, surbahar; and Hariprasad Chaurasia, flute.

Israel: Musiques plurielles/Traditional Jewish Music. 2008. Sunset-France SA 141161. One compact disc; notes in English and French (6 p.). Modern arrangements of traditional Jewish music, performed by Sylvie Sivann, vocals, with accompanying instrumentalists; recorded 1996, Studio Sysmo, Paris.

The Laya Project. 2006. Earthsync ES0027. One compact disc. Traditional music from Myanmar Various performers.

The Laya Project. 2006. Earthsync ES0033. Two compact discs and one DVD; notes in English with song texts (24 p.). Music from folk communities in the tsunami-affected regions of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, and India. Various performers.

Love Songs and Trance Music from Balochistan. 2006. Etnisk Musikklubb EM17. Two compact discs. Folk music of the Baluchi people of Iran, performed by Abdulrahman Surizehi, benju; Ostad Mohammad Bachal L. Baloch, dohkor; Maula Bakhsh Noori, tamburag.

Makan. 2009. Zigzag Territories ZZT090102. One compact disc; notes in French and English with song texts in Arabic with French and English translations (12 p.). Palestinian music based on the contemporary Arabic poetry of Hassan Najmi, Salman Masalha, Fadhil al Azzawi, and Birago Diop, performed by Kamilya Jubran, voice and oud; recorded July 22-26, 2008 in Grenoble and Aug. 30-31, 2008 at Studio Boxson in Paris.

Music from the South Pacific. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2206. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish (23 p.). Music from Tahiti played on toere (log drum), faatet (cylindrical drum), pahu (bass drum), guitar, and ukulele, performed by Tahiti Here; recorded 9 July 2008 at the CEGEP Drummondville, Quebec, Canada.

Musogak ui myongin Ho Yong-op kiak tokchujip = Master Musician of the Shaman and Folk Music Heo Yong-Eop Solo Instrumental Album. 2006. Yang Jeong-hwan TOPCD-099. One compact disc; notes in Korean and English. Instrumental music from Korea, performed by Ho Yong-op.

O Shakuntala! 2009. Riverboat Records TUGCD 1053. One compact disc; notes. Guitar music from South India played in tribute to the epic love story "Abhigyana Shakuntalam" by Kalidasa, performed by Debashish Bhattacharya, slide guitars, with accompanying musicians.

Plateau. 2009. World Village [CD] 450006. One compact disc; notes with song texts translated into English, French, and German. Musical autobiography by Tibetan exile, performed by Soname, vocals, with accompanying musicians; recorded at Beethoven Street Studios, London, and On Air Studios, Kolkata.

Rose without Thorns. 2004. University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies SOASIS 05. One compact disc; notes (10 p.). Words by Iranian poet Sa'di set to Persian music, performed by Toraj Kiaras, avaz, voice; Hasan Nahid, ney; Ismail Tehrani, santur; Shahiar Far-Yusefi, tar; Ali Torshizi-Nezhad, tonbak; recorded Feb. 2003 in Moat Studios, London.

Said Mrad Plays Baligh Hamdi. 2009. Take 5 Music TSMCD0019. One compact disc. Remixes of underground dance music by Lebanese DJ of Arabic and Asian music paying tribute to Baligh, performed by Said Mrad with accompanying musicians.

Siwan. 2009. ECM Records [CD] 2042. One compact disc. Exploration of music and poetry from al-Andalus from 730 to 1492, performed by Amina Alaoui and Jon Balke with accompanying musicians; recorded in 2007-2008 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway.

Songs from the Second Float: Music from the Island of Taku¯. 2005. Ode Record Company MANU 2042. One compact disc; notes (10 p.). Companion CD for Richard Moyle's monograph by the same name on the music from the Tauu Islands of Papua New Guinea. Various performers.

Sounds from Wartime Taiwan: Kurosawa and Masu's Recordings of Taiwan Aboriginal and Han Chinese Music. 2008. National Taiwan University Press GPN 4509704315. Three compact discs; notes by Kurosawa and Masu Genjiro in Chinese, Japanese, and English (approx. 150 p.). Historic reissue recorded during the first island-wide survey of music in Taiwan; includes Confucius ceremonial music, shi-san-yin, Taoist and Buddhist music, shadow-puppet plays, and singing by all but one of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. Various performers; recorded by Kurosawa and Masu Genjiro in Taiwan in 1943.

Tahiti: Perle des mers du sud/Pearl of the South Seas. 2009. Air Mail Music SA 141179. One compact disc; notes by Tran Quang Haï in French with English translation (1 p.). Compilation of Polynesian music, performed by Takiti Ma, Charley Mauu, Emma Terangi, Bimbo, Poline, Heikura.

Traditional Children's Songs of Armenia, Vol. I. 2005. Face Music FM 50042. One compact disc; notes with song texts in English translation (30 p.). Traditional Armenian children's songs accompanied by duduk, dham dudk, shvi, tav shvi, kanun, dhol, and dap, performed by Ensemble Hayrik Mouradian; Hasmik Harutyunyan, artistic director.

Voice of the Dragon: A Journey through Musical China. 2005. Stemra 92804. Two compact discs; notes (45 p.). Compilation of rock music, folk music, operas, and Buddhist chants from China. Various performers.

Wurrurrumi Kun-Borrk: Songs from Western Arnhem Land, the Indigenous Music of Australia. 2007. Sydney University Press 9781920898618. One compact disc; notes (27 p.). Australian Aboriginal music, performed by Kevin Djimarr, song man and Man-beringini 'clapsticks'; James Lyuna, vocals; Jimmy Djarrbbarali, vocals; Owen; recorded July 1997.

Europe

Alkohol Sljivovica & Champagne. 2009. Kamarad Productions 531 509-1. One compact disc. Popular music from Serbia, performed by Goran Bregovic´ and his Wedding and Funeral Band.

Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers: An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song. 2009. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40552. One compact disc; notes in English and Welsh (42 p.). Compilation of music performed by contemporary Welsh musicians at 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Various performers; recorded Sept. 2008 at a 15th century gate house in the Preseli Hills, Wales.

Danses Tyroliennes/Tyrolean Dance. 2009. Sunset France SA 141177. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations. Reissue of 2002 album "Musiques de Bavière et du Tyrol," featuring traditional dance pieces from Bavaria and Tyrol, performed by Jean-Claude Ollier Urfer, zither; Christian Vistorky, knopfharmonika (accordion); and Aline Taconnet, Hackbrett.

Café 1930: Tangos. 2009. Zigzag Territories ZZT090103. One compact disc; notes in French and English. French tangos by piano and string ensemble with vocalists, performed by Ensemble Contraste with Choeur de Paris-Sorbonne; Magali Léger, soprano; Karine Deshayes, mezzo-soprano; Raphaël Imbert, saxophone; André Ceccarelli, drums; recorded Oct. 13-17, 2008, L'église de Bonsecours Paris.

El Dorado. 2009. Hipster Records BUDA-860179. One compact disc; notes with song texts in German, French, and English with English, German, French, and Spanish translations. World music group fusing Balkan music, American rock, and British pop, performed by 17 Hippies; recorded summer and autumn, 2008, in Berlin.

Echoes from the Past: Georgian Folk Music from Phonograph Wax Cylinders. 2006. Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Film, Music, and Choreography. Four compact discs; notes in Georgian and English. Georgian folk music transferred from wax phonograph cylinders. Various performers; recorded by Dimitri Arakishvi in Ossetia in 1923, by Shalva Mshvelidze in the East Georgian mountainous regions, Kakheti, and Guria, in 1929.

Economy Class. 2008. Northside NSD 6095. One compact disc. Finnish and Norwegian acoustic folk group playing a range of music including polkas and schottisches, performed by Frigg; recorded at Studio 57, Alaveteli, Finland, Dec. 2007 and May 2008.

English Rebel Songs, 1381-1984. 2007. Trade Root Music Root-CD-004. One compact disc. Songs dedicated to citizens who shaped England's history, performed by Chumbawamba; recorded at Shabby Road Studios, Jan. 2003.

Entre Vareta y Canasta. 2006. Naïve WN145087. One compact disc. Music from Spain, performed by Diego el Cigala.

Era uma vez um jardin: Il y avait un jardin. 2009. Le Chant du Monde [CD] 2741734. One compact disc; notes with song texts. Fado music from Portugal, performed by Maria Teresa, vocals, with accompanying musicians.

Fado, Instrumental: Guitares Portugaises. 2009. Sunset-France SA 141175. One compact disc; notes in French with English translations (3 p.). Fado music from Portugal performed on various guitars, performed by Arménio de Melo and José Maria Nobrega; recorded in 1992 in Lisbon by Fernando Santos and Eduardo de Sousa.

Flamenco Andalucía. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2204. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish with song texts. Flamenco set to lyrics by Spanish poet and musician Federico García Lorca, performed by Danza Fuego.

Frelik, sher un khusidl--: Brass Bands from Podolia, Klezmer and Other Jewish Music. 2006. Extraplatte EX-PHA 001. One compact disc; notes in English, German, and Russian by Helga Thiel and Isaak Loberan, with song texts in Yiddish with English translations (27 p.). Folk songs from Ukraine and Moldova. Various performers; recorded in Ukraine and Moldova Jan. 2001-Dec 2002 and in Studena and Mogilev-Podolsk in 1991.

Gjenklang: folkemusikk gjennom 100 år. 2006. Heilo HCD 7190. Four compact discs; notes. Compilation of songs, dance music, and fiddle tunes from Norway. Various performers.

Al Gran Teatre de Liceu. 2009. World Village [CD] 498029. One compact disc; notes with song texts in Catalan with Spanish, French, and English translations. Popular music drawing upon the traditional Catalan folk song repertoire, performed by Marina Rossell, vocals, with accompanying musicians; recorded live in concert in Barcelona on Sept. 11, 2008.

Hungary: Musiques populaires/Folk Music. 2004. Ocora Radio France 600013. One compact disc; notes in Hungarian by István Alföldy-Boruss with translations in French by Éva Vámos and English by Sarolta Cséka. Compilation of music from Transdanubia, Northern Hungary, the Highlands, and the Great Plain. Various performers; recorded between 1960 and 1995.

Italia (Putumayo Presents). 2009. Putumayo PUT 290-2. One compact disc; notes in English, Spanish, and Italian (35 p.). Compilation of traditional music from Italy previously released in 1999-2009. Various performers.

Jewish Cabaret in Exile. 2009. Cedille Records CDL 110. One compact disc; notes in English with music and song texts in German or Yiddish with English translations (63 p.). Jewish popular music from the early to mid-20th century by mezzo soprano, baritone, violin, piano, bass, and drums, performed by New Budapest Orpheum Society; directed by Philip V. Bohlman; recorded Apr. 2-4, 2008, in the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, WFMT, Chicago.

Kismet. 2004. Socadisc 860110. One compact disc; notes in English with song texts in Greek with translations (10 p.). Greek popular music, performed by Stelios Petrakis and Bijan Chemirani, various instruments, with accompanying musicians.

Mirame. 2009. Wrasse Records 1790930. One compact disc. Popular music from Greece, performed by Eleftheria Arvanitaki.

The Most Beautiful Songs of Corsica. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2210. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Reissue of 2003 album, "The Music of Corsica," featuring Corsican polyphonic singing by gold and platinum selling artists, performed by Petru Guelfucci, vocals; Voce di Corsica, Madricale, and A Filetta, vocal ensembles; I Amici and I Cignali, instrumental ensembles.

Moulin Rouge: Valse Musette. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2211. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. French musette waltzes (Paris café music) played by champion accordion player, performed by Enrique Ugarte with accompanying musicians; recorded at ARC music Studio, Hamburg.

Orion: Music from Crete. 2008. Buda Musique [CD] 860178. One compact disc; notes in French and English with song lyrics in Greek with French and English translations (14 p.). Greek instrumental music and songs, performed by Stelios Petrakis, lyra, lute, and saz, with accompanying musicians; recorded at: Mohlos Studio, Crete; Pro Sound Studio, Heraklion, Crete; Giorgos Symeonidis, Athens; and Mandata.

Portugal, Folklore de Minho: Folk Songs. 2008. Sunset-France SA 141162. One compact disc; notes in French and English. Folk songs and dances from the region around Ponte de Lima, Portugal, performed by Os Lusitano; Luis Esteves, director.

Rough Guide to Irish Folk, 2nd ed. 2009. World Music Network RGNET 1226. Two compact discs; notes from Rough Guides. Folk music from Irleand. Various performers.

Sicily: Musiques populaires/Folk Music. 2004. Ocora Radio France 560185. One compact disc. Compilation of folk music and songs from Sicily. Various performers.

Singing in the Streets: Scottish Children's Songs. 2004. Rounder Select 82161-1795-2. One compact disc; ntoes by Ewan McVicar with song texts, bibliography, and discography (40 p.). Field recordings of children's songs from Scotland. Various performers; recorded 1951-1957 by Alan Lomax, Hamish Henderson, and the MacLeans of Raasay.

Synger prøysen. 2006. Universal Music Norway 602498771983. One compact disc; notes in Norwegian (4 p.). Norwegian music, performed by Lars Lillo-Stenberg, vocals and guitar, with additional musicians; recorded between Oct. 2003 and Dec. 2005.

There Was a Lady: The Voice of Celtic Women. 2009. Compass Records; Celtophile CELT 9022. One compact disc. Reissue of 1997 compilation of Irish music by female performers. Various performers.

The Time of Bells, 1: Soundscapes of Italy, Finland, Greece, and France. 2004. VoxLox 104. One compact disc; notes by Stephen Feld. Exploration of the use of bells in Europe. Various performers.

The Time of Bells, 2: Soundscapes of Finland, Norway, Italy, and Greece. 2004. VoxLox 204. One compact disc; notes by Stephen Feld. Exploration of the use of bells in Europe. Various performers.

Traditional Dances of Armenia. 2004. Traditional Crossroads 4322. One compact disc; notes in English with English translations of song texts (36 p.). Traditional wedding dances performed on duduk, kamancha, kanon, and shvi, performed by The Shoghaken Ensemble; recorded Oct.-Nov. 2002, Yerevan, Armenia.

Traditional Music from Russia. 2009. ARC Music EUCD2200. One compact disc; notes in English, German, French, and Spanish. Russian polyphonic singing from various regions including Cossack songs, folk songs and dances to religious chants, and instrumental music on Russian accordion, tambourine, and hurdy-gurdy, performed by Russkaya Muzyka.

Welcome to Goran Bregovic. 2009. Wrasse Records WRASS 241. One compact disc. Balkan vocal music with orchestra accompaniment, performed by Goran Bregovic.

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