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Current Discography, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Winter 2005)
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Compiled by John Vallier (UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive)

Editor's note: in order to aid searching, names and terms that have been coded to display diacriticals have been appended to the entry in brackets without diacriticals.

General | Africa | Americas | Asia and Oceania | Europe


Putumayo Groove Sampler. cp2004. Putumayo World Music. P977-A. Compact disc. World infused dance music. Performers include Mo' Horizons, Aterciopelados, Miriam Maria, Organic Grooves, Hamid Baroudi, S-Tone Inc, Federico Aubele, Issa Bagayogo, Nabiha Yazbeck and Abdel Ali Slimani.

Rhythm 4 kids: World Sing-a-Long. cp2004. Naxos World. 76051-2. Compact disc. Program notes in English and lyrics, in part with English translations (15 p. : ill.) inserted in container. Children's songs from around the world. Multiple languages; Sung in English, Wolof, Latvian, Hungarian, Hindi, Spanish, Iroquois, Italian, and Arabic. Various performers.

The World of Traditional Music. cp2005. Ocora. 561061. Seven compact discs. Includes previously released Ocora material. One disc each for: North Africa/West Asia (Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Azeraijan, Iran), South Asia (India, Pakistan), East Asia (China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Burma, Cambodia, Laos), Arfica (Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Gabon, Zaire, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi), Europe (France, Belgium, Norway, Hungary, Rumania, Russia, Greece), Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela).


Africa Musical Anthology of the Aka Pygmies. cp2003. Ocora. 560171/2. Two compact discs. Traditional songs and dances of the Aka. Originally released in 1978 as analog recording (Ocora 558 526--558 528). Program notes by Simha Arom in French with English translation (27 p. : ill. (some col.), maps) bound in container. Field recordings by Simha Arom. Recorded 1972-1977, in the Lobaye region of the Central African Republic. Various performers.

African Rap. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1126CD. Music Rough Guide series. Rap from Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Senegal, Tanzania, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, Angola, Congo (Democratic Republic), and Mali. Artists include Unsung Heroes & Ty, feat. Breis ; Prophets Of Da City ; Manu Dibango feat. Mc Mell'O' ; Positive Black Soul ; X Plastaz ; Reggie Rockstone ; Mabulu ; Kalamashaka ; Das Primeiro, feat. Dhamn 'A' Rush ; Pee Froiss ; Trybe ; Hard Blasters ; K-Melia ; Tata Pound.

Cotonou. cp2005. Wrasse Records. WRASS138. Compact disc. Music from Benin. Performed by Julien Jacob.

Egypt. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET1114CD. Music Rough Guide series. Traditional and popular music from Egypt. Artists include Ali Hassan Kuban ; Angham ; Amr Dieb ; Abdel Halim Hafez ; Nagat El Saghira ; Warda ; Hamza El Din ; Mohammed Abdel Wahab ; Mohamed Mounir ; Mahmoud Fadl.

Ethiopia. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1124CD. Music Rough Guide series. Compact disc. Music Rough Guide series. Various performers. Popular, funk, soul, swing and folk music from Ethiopia.

The Golden Voice of Mali. cp2005. Playasound. PS65283. Compact disc. Performed by Mamany Kouyat.

Kenya. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1137CD. Compact disc. Music Rough Guide series. Artists include Queen Jane ; Gidi Gidi Maji Maji ; Nyota Ndogo ; Miraj Juma & Jauhar Orchestra ; Suzzana Owíyo ; Golden Sounds Band ; Yunasi ; D. O. Misiani & Shirati Jazz ; Zuhura Swaleh & Mombasa Party ; Kakai Kilonzo ; Kenge Kenge Orutu Systems.

Madagascar: Bara Country. cp2002. Ocora. 561089. Compact disc. "Vivacious festive music of the Bara, a southern people with a vast song repertoire and several rare instruments (jejy musical bow, kilangay xylophone-on-legs, kiloliky reed whistle ensembles)." Various performers.

Masai Hip Hop. cp2004. Out Here Records. 002CD. Hip Hop from the Masai of Tanzania. Performed by X Plastaz.

Masumbi: Wagogo. cp2002. Ocora. 560165. Wagogo music of Tanzania. Various performers.

Morocco. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1128CD. Compact disc. Music Rough Guide series. Artists include Nass Marrakech ; Jil Jilala ; Najm El Farah Essafi ; Bnet Marrakech ; Mohamed Amenzou ; Nass El Ghiwane ; Emil Zrihan ; U-Cef, feat. Dar Gnawa ; Fatna Bent El Houcine with Ouled Ben Aguida ; Hassan Hakmoun ; Mustafa Bourgogne.

Uganda: Music of the Baganda People. cp2002. Ocora. 560161. Compact disc. Secular and sacred Kiganda music of the Baganda people. Includes music celebrating birth, lullabies, songs associated with games and for the education of children, songs related to work, sport, marriage, religion and death. Performed by the Sulayiti Kalungi Ensemble of Kampala.

West African Music meets Jazz. cp2002. UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications. B00014SGHO. Malian/Californian world jazz and funk. Performed by Cheick-Tidiane Seck with the UCLA Griot Society and Friends.


American Sea Shanties and Songs. cp2004. Rounder. CDROUN1519. Reissue of previously published recordings from the Library of Congress. Various performers.

Argentina. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1119CD. Compact disc. Music Rough Guide series. Tango, Milongass, Chacareras, and Chamamé music from Argentina. Artists include: Adriana Varela ; La Chicana ; Lorena Astudillo ; Hugo Diaz ; Caceres ; Osvaldo Piro ; Roberto Grela ; Walter Rios Orquesta ; Barbara Luna ; Carlos Gardel ; Astor Piazzolla y Su Quinteto Tango Nuevo ; Anibal Troilo ; Cuarteto Almagro ; Jaime Torres ; Beatriz Pichi Malen ; Domingo Cura ; Antonio Agri ; Ricardo Dominguez ; Alberto Rojo ; Chango Spasiuk. [ Chamame ]

Back Roads to Cold Mountain. cp2004. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW40149. Compact disc. Detailed booklet, historic photos. Musical selections inspired by Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain. Performers include T.J. Chesser, Dillard Chandler, Bill Cornett, Sacred Harp Singers, French Carpenter, Dacosta Woltz's Southern Broadcasters, Dock Boggs, Oscar Parks, Old Regular Baptists, Dink Roberts, Joe Patterson, Ed, Lonnie, and G.D. Young, Dorothy Melton, Roscoe Holcomb, Dellie Norton, Dillard Chandler, The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Texas Gladden, John Carson, Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton, Dell Graham, Joe and Odell Thompson, James Crase, E.C. and Orna Ball, Gaither Carlton, and Tommy Jarrell and Fred Cockerham.

Blues Lounge. cp2004. Putumayo World Music. PUT 229-2. Compact disc. Blues influenced and remixed dance music. Performers include Little Axe, Tangle Eye, Organic Grooves, Tangle Eye, Moby, Mo' Horizons, Boozoo Bajou feat. Wayne Martin, Gare Du Nord, and Johnny Farmer.

Brazilian Hip-Hop. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1141CD. Compact disc. Music Rough Guide series. Rap and Hip-Hop from Brazil. Artists include Somos Nós A Justiça ; 509-E ; André Abujamra ; Elza Soares ; Possemente Zulu ; Potencial 3 ; Chico Science & BiD ; Black Gero ; Personagens ; Stereo Maracanã ; Veiga & Salazar ; MC Partideiro ; Mamelo Sound System ; Xis ; Instituto & Sabotage ; Thaíde & DJ Hum.[ Somos nos a justica adre stereo maracana ]

Canada. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET 1125 CD. Compact disc. Music Rough Guide series. Folk and traditional music from Canada. Artists include Natalie MacMaster ; Bruce Cockburn ; La Bottine Souriante ; Wade Hemsworth ; Tudjaat ; Zubot & Dawson ; Longbottom ; Stan Rogers ; Emile Benoit ; Hart-Rouge ; Cordes En Folie ; Anita Best ; Matapat ; Silk Road ; Mary Jane Lamond ; Rheostatics ; Wendell Ferguson.

cELLAbration. cp2004. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW45059. Compact disc. Musical tribute to Ella Jenkins. Performers include Cathy Fink, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Michele Valeri, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, Riders in the Sky, Whackum Bill Harley, Red Grammer, John McCutcheon, John McCutcheon & Band, Pete Seeger, Mike Stein, Marcy Marxer, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Cathy Fink, Mariachi Los Camperos, Spencer Perkins, and the Ella University Park Children's Ensemble.

Chicago Blues. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET1118CD. Compact disc. Music Rough Guide series. Artists include John Lee Hooker ; Muddy Waters ; Charlie Musselwhite ; James Cotton ; Paul Butterfield ; Billy Boy Arnold ; Elvin Bishop ; Elmore James ; Nolan Struck ; Buddy Guy ; Junior Wells ; Otis Rush ; Little Walter ; Magic Sam ; Roosevelt Sykes ; Johnnie Jones ; Koko Taylor ; Hound Dog Taylor ; Valerie Wellington ; Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater ; Robert Nighthawk ; Otis Spann ; Robert Lockwood Junior ; John Littlejohn.

Garifuna Music: Field Recordings from Belize. cp2004. ARC Records. EUCD1913. Compact disc. Forty-page booklet with photos, historical notes plus information about the music, styles, rituals and dances. Recorded in 2002 - 2004, by David Whitmer. Performed by various artists.

Holy Ghost. cp2004. Revenant Records. RVN 213. Nine compact discs. 208 pg. full-color hardbound book. Essays by Amiri Baraka, Val Wilmer & other Ayler scholars. Unpublished photos & family memorabilia. Artist testimonials of first encounters with Ayler's music. Chronology of Ayler performance activities. Performed by Albert Ayler and various artists. Rare & unissued recordings. Seven discs of live music (Hertb Katz Quintet with Ayler, Helsinki, 1962), Albert Ayler Trio (NYC, 1964), Ayler Quartet (Copenhagen, 1964; NYC, 1967), Burton Greene Quintet with Ayler (NYC, 1966), Albert Ayler Quintet (Cleveland, Berlin & Rotterdam, all 1966; Newport, 1967; Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1970), Pharoah Sanders Ensemble with Ayler (NYC, 1968), Don Ayler Sextet w/ Ayler (NYC, 1969), Albert Ayler solo (NY, 1968). Plus 2 CDs of interviews (1964, 1966, 1970), including a Don Cherry interview from 1971.

Love, Peace, and Poetry: Brazilian Psychedelic Music. cp2003. Qdk Media. CD/LP 043. Compact disc or LP vinyl. Brazilian psychedelic music from the 1960s and 1970s. Performers include: O Bando, Os Brazões, A Bolha, Liverpool, Bango, Buttons, Assim Assado, O Têrço, Spectrum, Módulo 1000, Os Lobos, Rubinho e Mauro Assumpção, Sound Factory, Terço, Paulo Bagunça, Lula Côrtes e Ze Rámalho, Marcos Valle, Hugo Filho, and Marconi Notaro. [ os brazoes o terco modulo rubinho e mauro assumpcao terco paulo bagunca lula cortes e ze ramalho ]

Love, Peace, and Poetry: Mexican Psychedelic Music. Cp2004. Qdk Media 045. Compact disc or LP vinyl. Mexican psychedelic music from the 1960s and 1970s. Performers include Dug Dug, The Kaleidoscope, La Fachada De Piedra, El Tarro De Mostaza, La Vida, La Libre Expresion, The Flying Karpets, La Revolución De Emiliano Zapata, The Spiders, Three Souls In My Mind, Toncho, Ernan Roch Con Las Voces, Grupo Ciruela, Los Ovnis, The Survival, and Nahuatl.[ la revolucion de amiliano zapata ]

Quisqueya en el Hudson: Dominican Music in New York City. cp2004. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW CD 40495. Compact disc. Program notes by Ton van Buren and Leonardo Iván Domínguez in English and Spanish and biographical notes on the performers in English (33 p. : ports.) inserted in container. Global Beat of the Boroughs series. Music from the Dominican Republic as played in New York City; features "merengue, folk-religious singing and drumming, working-class bachata dance music, the Dominican offshoot of the Cuban son, [and] contemporary fusions"--Container. Various performers. Recorded 1997-2003; in part live recordings.[ ivan dominquez ]

Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West. cp2003. Rounder. CDROUN1520. Compact disc. "The Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture" series. Originally released in 1952. Program notes and texts (33 p.) inserted and on container. Reissue produced by Bob Carlin.

Tango Nuevo. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1140CD. Music Rough Guide series. Contemporary tango. Artists include Daniel Melingo ; Lidia Borda ; Brián Chambouleyron ; Esteban Morgado ; La Chicana ; Roberto Polaco Goyeneche ; Adriana Varela ; Patricia Andrade ; Omar Mollo ; Orquesta El Arranque ; Sonia Possetti Quinteto ; Trío Gorosito Cataldi De La Vega ; Juanjo Domínguez ; Julio Pane Trío ; Dino Saluzzi ; Sandra Luna ; Juan Carlos Caceres ; Adriana Varela ; Quinteto La Camorra ; Adrián Iaies Cuarteto ; Carlos Libedinsky.[ brian chambouleyron ]

Asia and Oceania

The Art of the Vichitra Veena. cp2002. Ocora. 561048. Performed by Gopal Krishnan. Two compact discs. "Gopal Krisnhan, maestro of the vichitra veena (the 'strange' veena, a rare zither played like a Hawaiian guitar) accompanied by the wonderfully melodious tabla-playing of Latif Ahmed Khan." Recorded 4/16/85.

China. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET1122CD. World Music Network. Music Rough Guide series. Compact disc. Notes inserted in container. Artists include Bai Hong ; Li Xiang Lan ; Gong Chio Xia ; Tats Lau ; Liu Fang ; Farhan Sabbagh ; Cui Jian ; Kin Taii ; Yao Gongbai ; Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Song & Dance Ensemble ; Tse Chun Yan ; Min Xiao-Fen ; Hang On The Box ; Urna ; Zheng Jun Mian ; Li Hong ; Wu Xing ; Ai Jing ; Silk Road Music. Chun Yan ; Min Xiao-Fen ; Hang On The Box ; Urna ; Zheng Jun Mian ; Li Hong ; Wu Xing ; Ai Jing ; Silk Road Music.

End of the Holiday. cp2004. Rounder. CDROUN3231. Contemporary Israeli singer-songwriter folk. Performed by Chava Alberstein.

Hawa Hawa. cp2003. World Village. 468022. Compact disc./ Program notes and English translations of vocal texts ([8] p. : ill.) in container./ Performed by Shujaat Husain Khan. Recorded at Grandz Studio, New Delhi, India.

In the Mirror of the Sky. cp2004. World Village 468030. Compact disc. Program and biographical notes ([1] folded sheet) inserted in container. Kurdish and Persian music. Performed by Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Akbar Moradi. Recorded at Globe Studios, New York.

Mandala 2000: Live at Kichijoji Mandala. cp2001. Tzadik. TZ 7234. Compact disc. Avant-garde bass and drum music. Performed by Ruins, Yoshida Tatsuya and Sasaki Hisashi, with Katsui Yuji.

Mongolia: Shamans & Lamas. cp2002. Ocora. 561059. Compact disc. Tibetan-influenced Buddhist liturgies and shamanist séances from Mongolia. Various performers.

The Music of Azerbaijan. cp2003. Rounder. CDROUN5142. Performed by various artists. Folk music from Azerbaijan. Various performers.

Himalayas. cp2002. World Music Network. RGNET 1105 CD. Music Rough Guide series. Compact disc. Compilation from previously released albums. Compiled by Ken Hunt. Folk music from India, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. Various artists.

Pakistan. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET 1116 CD. Music Rough Guide series. Compact disc. Performers include Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ; Farida Khanum ; Noor Jehan ; Sultan Mohammed Channe ; Vital Signs ; Sajjad Ali ; Faakhir ; Adnan Sami Khan ; Pathana Khan ; Abida Parveen ; Mehdi Hassan.

Ravi Shankar. cp2004.World Music Network. RGNET1134CD. Compact disc. Rough Guide series. Contents: Kathakali katthak -- Transmigration -- Mishra piloo -- Dhun man pasand -- Dhun in devgiri bilawal -- Reflection -- Raga patdeep/Gat sitarkhani taal -- Tabla solo (feat. Zakir Hussain) -- Bilashkani todi (with Ali Akbar Khan). Ravi Shankar ; with acc. musicians.

Thailand. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET 1095. Music Rough Guide series. Compact disc. Program and biographical notes inserted in container. Performers include include Man Motorgai ; Namoiy Thammalangka ; Surasak Donchai ; Mike Piromporn ; Siriporn Aumpiapong ; Thai Elephant Orchestra ; Chawiwan Damnoen ; Pol Pan Lao; Chawiwan Damnoen ; China Dolls ; Anand Jaidee ; Jieb Benjaporn ; Fong Nam ; Ekachai Srivichai ; Sao Somparn ; Krusala ; Benjarong Thanakoset ; Sorn Shinchai ; Paijit Aksornnarong ; Chagkachan Pong Lang Ensemble.

Tutuki. cp2004. Warm Earth Records. WMCD1005. Compact disc. New Zealand based Oceanic funk. Performed by Te Vaka.


Bar’. cp2004. World Village. 468024. Compact disc. Contemporary flamenco fusion. Performed by Ojos de Brujo.

Basque Country: Biscay and Guipuzcoa. cp2004. Rounder. CDROUN1772. Compact disc. Alan Lomax Collection: Spanish Recordings. Program notes by Juan-Mari Beltran, Aintzane Camara, and Judith R. Cohen, and vocal texts with English translations ([40] p. : map, ports.) in container. Field recordings by Alan Lomax and Jeanette Bell. Recorded 1952-1953.

Basque Country: Navarre. cp2004. Rounder. CDROUN1773. Compact disc. Spanish Recordings: Alan Lomax Collection Basque Country. Program notes in English and Basque vocal texts with English translations ([32] p. : map, ports.) inserted in container. Field recordings by Alan Lomax and Jeanette Bell, 1952.

Fado. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET1117CD. Music Rough Guide series. Fado music from Portugal. Artists include António Zambujo ; Katia Guerreiro ; António Chainho ; João Pedro ; Cristina Branco ; Vicente da Câmara ; Carlos Zel ; Artur Paredes ; Amália Rodrigues ; Fernando Maurício ; Hermínia Silva ; António Bernardino ; Maria da Fé ; Ana Sofia ; Carlos do Carmo ; Maria Teresa de Noronha ; Joana Amendoeira ; Filipa Pais ; Ana Moura.[ antonio zambujo antonio chainho joao pedro amalia rodrigues herminia silva aantonio bernardino maria da fe ]

Fado Curvo. cp2003. Times Square Records. TSQ-CD-9033. Compact disc. Performed by Mariza. Sung in Portuguese.

Greece: A Musical Odyssey. cp2004. Putumayo World Music. PUT 225-2. Compact disc. Performers include by Apenanti ; Melina Aslanidou ; Kostas Mantzios ; Anastasia Moutsatsou ; George Dalaras ; Elly Paspala ; Children of the Revolution ; Melina Kana ; PantelisThalassinos ; Theodosia Stiga ; Sofia Papazoglou ; Gerasimos Andreatos ; Glykeria ; Kostas Makedonas.

Piemonte and Valle D'Aosta. cp2004.Rounder. CDROUN1807. Compact disc. Alan Lomax Collection: Italian Treasury. Vocal and instrumental folk music from the regions of Piedmont and Valle D'Aosta, Italy. Program notes by Franco Castelli, Rosito Champrétavy, Ellen Harold, and Goffredo Plastino, texts with English translations, bibliography, and discography ([36] p. : ill., map, ports.) inserted in container. Various performers. Recorded by Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella, Sept. 28-Oct. 7, 1954.

Scottish Music. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET1110. Music Rough Guide series. Compact disc. Folk and popular music from Scotland. Artists include Capercaillie ; Boys Of The Lough ; Christine Primrose ; Blazin' Fiddles ; Emily Smith ; Finlay MacDonald ; Pete Clark ; Battlefield Band ; Heather Heywood ; Cliar ; Gordon Walker ; Robert Mathieson ; The Wrigleys.

Suburban Bucharest: Mahala Sounds from Romania. cp2004. Trikont. US0323. Multiple languages; Sung in Romani or Romanian. Contains some previously unissued material. Notes in German, with English translation, by Grit Friedrich, inserted in container. Various performers. Recorded ca. 1936-2004.

Spirit. cp2004. Compass Records. 7 4376 2. Compact disc. Celtic and Irish folk music. Performed by Dervish (Brian McDonagh, mandola, tiple ; Tom Morrow, fiddle ; Liam Kelly, flute, whistles, vocals ; Shane Mitchell, accordion ; Cathy Jordan, vocals, bodhrán, bones ; Séamus O'Dowd, vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bodhrán, harmonicas, tarabuka, bass, tiple, tambourine ; Michael Holmes, bouzouki, mandocello).

Unwired: Europe. cp2003. World Music Network. RGNET 1101. Music Rough Guide series. Compact disc. Compilation from previously released material. Notes inserted in container. Released in conjunction with Amnesty International. Artists include Eliza Carthy ; Márta Sebestyén & Muzsikás ; Eleftheria Arvanitaki ; Gabriel Yacoub ; Altan ; Kayah & Goran Bregovic ; Christina Branco ; Annbjørg Lien ; Angelite with Fanfare Ciocarlia ; Lucilla Galeazzi ; Pepe Habichuela ; Laïs ; Hedningarna ; Jams ; Saban Bajramovic feat. Mostar Sevdah Reunion ; Zhanna Bichevskaya ; Mairi Mac Innes.[ marta sebestyen & muzsikas annbjorg lien ]

Warsaw Village Band. cp2003. World Village. 468028. Compact disc. Program notes inserted in container. Traditional Polish songs and dances, performed in a "hardcore folk" style, meaning it includes some modern elements. These are a semi-shouted singing style that draws on traditional shepherd’s songs, punk rock, and electronic remixes. Performed by Szurman, old Polish fiddle, jingles, vocals; Maja Mayall Kleszcz, cello, vocals; Sylwia Mazura Swiatkowska, violin, traditional fiddle, vocals; Wojciech Szpak Mc Krzak, violin, jews harp, krzaqattack, vocals; Piotr Prof. Glina Glinski, baraban drum; Maciej Herszt Szajkowski, frame drums, dhol, vocals; with additional musicians. Recorded July 6, 2001 at Studio M1, Polish Radio.

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