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Current Discography, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Summer 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.

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Awards for World Music. cp2005. Union Square Music. MANTDCD224. Two compact discs. Features all the nominees for the 2005 BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music. Artists include: Aldhechen Manin, Tinariwen, Sevara Nazarkhan, Lhasa, Bebel Gilberto, Thandiswa, Lila Downs, Ba Cissoko, Gotan Project, Amparanoia, Bajofondo Tango Club with Campo, Ojos de Brujo, Mercan Dede, Clotaire K, Björk, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, The Chehade Brothers, Youssou N'Dour, Khaled, Enzo Avitabile & Bottari, Souad Massi, Yasmin Levy, Bebo & Cigala, Ivo Papasov, Andrew Cronshaw, Rokia Traoré, Sainkho Namtchylak, and Faiz Ali Faiz.[ clotaire k bjork rokia traore ]

Jazziz on Disc. What in the World. Vol. 5. cp2005. Jazziz Magazine. JZD0505. Compact disc. Artists include: Kototsu-Han, Los Hombres Calientes, Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers, Jazzinho, Izere Mhepo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Guitarra De Pasión, Alash Mshit, feat. Cheba Zahouania, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Kleber Jorge, Los Super Seven, Anoushka Shankar, MIDlval PunditZ, Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal, Shukar Collective, Babatunde Olatunji, and Nguyên Lê.[ nguyen le guitarra de pasion ]

Songlines: Top of the World Compilation. cp2005. Songlines. STWCD05. Compact disc. Artists include: Etoile De Dakar, Nitin Sawhney, Cuarteto Cedrón, Gerry O'Connor, Lobi Traore, SambaSunda, Waldemar Bastos, Ensemble Kudsi Erguner, Mayte Martín, and Rahul Sharma.[ cuarteto cedron mayte martin ]


Bush Taxi Mali: Field Recordings from Mali. cp2004. Sublime Frequencies. SF012. Amateur field recordings form Mali. Artists include: Amanita Diabate, voice ; Kassemadi Kamissoko, Koman Diabate, Barema Koita, ngoni ; Sidiki Kovyate, balafon, guitar ; Lasan Taugara, tambin ; Dogon and Fulani, drummers.

Chants Malgaches/Songs from Madagascar. cp2005. Playa Sound/Sunset-France. PS65285. Compact disc. Contemporary Malagasy music performed by the group Gas Pira.

The Drummers of The Nile In Town. cp 2005. Piranha CD-PIR 1791. Compact disc. Egyptian brass bands and percussion ensembles. Performed by Mahmoud Fadl, the group Drummers of the Nile, and numerous guest artists.

Egypt. cp2004. Nonesuch. 79694-2. Compact disc. Performed by Youssou N'Dour, vocals ; with assisting vocalists, kora, percussion, and orchestra (Fathy Salama Orchestra ; Fathy Salama, conductor). Recorded at Hany Mihanna Studio and Mix Studio, Cairo, and Studio Xippi, Dakar.

Love's a Real Thing: the Funky Fuzzy Sound of West Africa. cp2005. Luaka Bop. 6 80899 0052-2. Compact disc. African psychedelic music. Selections originally released during the early 1970s. Performed by Moussa Diallo ; Habib Koité ; Bamada ; Idrissa Soumaoro ; Tinariwen ; Ramatou Diakité ; Kélétigui Diabaté ; Tom Diakité ; Boubacar Traoré ; Issa Bagayogo ; Mamou Sidibé.[ habib koite ramatou diakite keletigui diabate tom diakite boubacar traore mamou sidibe ]

Mali. cp2005. Putumayo World Music. PUT 236-2. Compact disc. Pop and folk music from Mali. Contents: Maninda (Moussa Diallo) -- Kanawa (Habib Koité & Bamada) -- Ouili ka bo (Idrissa Soumaoro) -- Amassakoul 'n' ténéré (Tinariwen) -- Gembi (Ramatou Diakité) – Koulandian (Kélétigui Diabaté) -- Fala (Tom Diakité) -- Kanou (Boubacar Traoré) -- Bana (Issa Bagayogo) -- Bassa kele (Mamou Sidibé) -- Saramaya (Habib Koité & Bamada).[ habib koite amassakoul n tenere tom diakite boubacar traore mamou sidibe habib koite ]

North African Groove. cp2005. Putumayo World Music. PUT237-2. Compact disc. Contemporary pop and underground dance music from Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. Various performers.

Radio Morocco. cp2004. Sublime Frequencies. SF007. Compact disc. Moroccan radio broadcasts recorded, edited, and reassembled with field recordings into audio collages. Various artists, many of whom are not identified.

Sudan. cp2005. World Music Network. GNET1152CD. Compact disc. Music Rough Guide series Artists include – Rasha, Abdel Karim El Kabli, Emmanuel Jal, Tarig Abubakar & The Afro-Nubians, Setona, Joseph Modi, Zar Omdurman, Abdel Aziz El Mubarak, Mustafa Al Sunni, Mohammed Wardi, Muhamed El Amin, Omdurman Women’s Ensemble, Didinga Singer and Abdel Gadir Salim.

Talking Mbira. cp2005. Piranha. CD-PIR1681. Compact disc. Mbira music from Zimbabwe. Performed by Stella Chiweshe.


Acoustic Brazil. cp2005. Putumayo World Music. PUT 234-2. Compact disc. Bossa novas, sambas, pop music from Brazil. Performed by Gal Costa, Paulinho da Viola, Anna de Hollanda, Márcio Faraco, Teresa Cristina, Chico Buarque, Rita Ribeiro, Caetano Veloso, Mônica Salmaso, Lucas Santtana, Glaucia Nasser, Lula Queiroga.[ monica salmaso ]

Afro-Latin Party. cp2005. Putumayo World Music, PUT 235-2. Compact Disc. Ska, Salsa, Sones, from Africa and Latin America. Various Artists.

Bluegrass at the Roots: 1961. cp2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW CD 40158. Compact disc. Bluegrass music, English folk songs, Appalachian songs, Old-time music. Various Artists.

Boogaloo. cp2005. World Music Network. RGNET 1097 CD. Compact disc. Salsa, and "Latin dance with New York attitude." Includes previously released material. Artists include: Pete Rodriguez y su Conjunto, Tito Puente y su Orchestra, Charlie Palmieri, Ralph Robles, Lebron Brothers Orchestra, Bobby Valentin, Fania All Stars, Ismael Rivera y sus Cachimbos, Joe Cuba Sextet, Ralph Robles, Fania All Stars, Celia Cruz, Ismael Rivera y sus Cachimbos, Willie Colon, Ray Barretto, and Gilberto Sextet.

Brother Moses Smote the Water. cp2005. Piranha. CD 5614-2. Compact disc. Klezmer meets Gospel in a live setting. Performed by The Klezmatics with Joshua Nelson & Kathryn Farmer.

Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Vol. 2. cp2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW CD 4016.3 Compact disc. Various artists, including David Johnson, The Country Gentlemen, Doc Watson, Fred Price, Clint Howard, Half and Half, Hazel Dickens, and Alice Gerrard.

Folkways, the Original Vision: Songs of Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly. cp2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW CD 40000. Compact disc. Folk music performed by Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly, guitars and vocals; Will Geer, reciter.

Live at Stubb's: Austin, TX 2/19/05. cp2005. Or. Music. B0007XT7TU. Compact disc. Live Hasidic Reggae, Ska, and beat-boxing, with lyrics in English and Yiddish. Performed by Matisyahu.

Llegaron Los Camperos! Concert Favorites of Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos. cp2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW CD 40517. Compact disc. Los Angeles Mariachi. Performed by Mariachi los Camperos ; Nati Cano, founder and director.

Musique Celtique. cp2005. Compass Records. 7 4401 2. Compact disc. Contemporary Celtic folk music from Québec. Cast/performers: Lynn Vallieres, Grégoire Painchaud, Kattialline Painchaud, Dominic Painchaud, François L'Abbé, Michel Hénault, Christian Paré, Jocelyn Guilmette, and Guillaume Bouchard.[ quebec gregoire painchaud francois l'abbe michel henault christian pare ]

Nao Wave. cp2005. Man Recordings. MAN 01 58512. Compact disc. Brazilian post-punk, 1983-1988. Various artists.

New Orleans. cp2005. Putumayo World Music. PUT 232-2. Compact disc. Artists include: Kermit Ruffins, Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, Louis Prima, Preservation Hall Hot 4 with Duke Dejan, Topsy Chapman and the Pros, Kevin Clark and the Jazz Revelation, Louis Armstrong, Dr. John, Dr. Michael White, Deacon John, Gregg Stafford.

The Sexual Life Of The Savages: Underground Post-Punk From Sao Paulo, Brasil. cp2005. Soul Jazz. Compact disc. Brazilian post-punk, featuring such artists as Akira S Et As Garotas Que Erraram, Chance, As Mercenarios, and Fellini.

Stolen moments. cp2005. Compass Records. 7 4400 2. Compact disc. Bluegrass banjo. Performed by Alison Brown and various artists.

Solo in Rio 1959. cp2005. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. SFW40483. Compact disc. Cast/performers: Luiz Bonfá, guitar, vocals.[ luiz bonfa ]

Tarefero de Mis Pagos. cp2004. Piranha. CD-PIR1895. Compact disc. Contemporary folk music from Argentina. Performed by Chango Spasiuk, accordion, with assisting musicians. Recorded May 2004, at Ion Studios, Buenos Aires.

Asia and Oceania

13 Hedgehogs (Mxbx Singles 1994-1999). cp2005. A-Zap Records. B0009F449O. Compact disc. Japanese experimental hardcore performed and recorded by Melt Banana between 1994 and 1999.

Armenian Lullabies. cp2004. Traditional Crossroads. CD 4321. Compact disc. Armenian lullabies and folksongs. Program notes by Cynthia Rogers in English in container insert. English translations of lyrics in container insert. Performers include Hasmik Harutyunyan, vocals, with the Shoghaken Ensemble (Tigran Ambaryan, Artur Arakelyan, Gevorg Dabaghyan, Karine Hovhannisyan, Grigor Takushian, Levon Tevanyan. Recorded in Yerevan, Armenia, October/November 2002.

Calcutta Slide-Guitar, Vol. 3. cp2005. Riverboat. B0007XTQ5U. Compact disc. Guitar music performed by Debashish Bhattacharya and accompanied by Subhasis Bhattacharjee (tabla) and Sutapa Bhattacharya (tambura). Recorded at Prime Studio, Kolkata, India.

Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk and Pop music, vol. 1. cp2004. Sublime Frequencies. SF011. Compact disc. Digitally remaster Cambodian pop music cassettes from Oakland Public Library. Artists include Meas Samon, Sim Sisamouth, Prum Manh, and others.

Central Asia. cp2005. World Music Network. Compact disc. "Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan: sounds of the Silk Road.” Artists include Ulytau, Turgun Alimatov & Alisher Alimatov, Sevara Nazarkhan, Ashkabad, Davlatmand, Abdorahman Nurak, Yulduz Usmanova, Farzin, Abdulkhamit Rayimbergenov, Raushan Orazbaeva, Nobovar & Shams Group, Kambarkan Folk Ensemble, Yagmyr Nurgeldyev, Ayjemal Ilyasova, National Ensemble Of The Presidential Orchestra, Sherali Juraev, Ari Babakhanov & Ensemble, Munadjat Yulchieva and Edil Husainov.

Ceylon: Drum Masters and Healers. cp2005. Buda. 3016793. Compact disc. Sacred music played by three of Sri-Lankan drum masters and healers: Master Banda, Master Thompsan and Master Babalis.

City Calls Revolution. cp2005. Beta-Lactam Ring Records. Mt108. Compact disc. Japanese prog-rock performed by Green Milk from the Planet Orange.

Kiran Ahluwalia. cp2005. Trioka. TRI-CD-82055. Compact disc. Lyrics with English translations included./ Compact disc./ Participants: Kiran Ahluwalia, vocals; accompanying musicians featuring Natalie MacMaster, fiddle.

Midival Times. cp2005. Six Degrees. B0007W7H8Y. Compact disc. South Asian electronica performed by Midival Punditz.

Wu Man and Friends. cp2005. Rounder. CDTCRO4329. Compact disc. Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man, performs with Lee Knight (banjo, dulcimer, mouth bow, voice), Julian Kytasty (bandura, sopilka, voice), James Makubuya (endongo, adungu, voice).


Arular. cp2005. Beggars. B0007KIFLO. Compact disc. Urban and politically London-based infused Sri Lankan underground music. Performed by M.I.A.

Celtic Music. cp2005. World Music Network. RGNET1155CD. Rough Guide Music Series. Compact disc. Artists include – Dervish, Kíla, Mercedes Peón, Capercaillie, Natalie MacMaster, Skolvan, Old Blind Dogs, Kornog, Llan De Cubel, Celtic Fiddle Festival, Bohola, Téada, Niamh Parsons, Ffynnon, Alan Stivell, The Poozies, Flook and Shooglenifty.[ mercedes peon teada ]

Impossible Broadcasting. cp2005. Triloka Records. TRI-CD-82054. Compact disc. Performed and produced by Trans-Global Underground. Produced by Trans-Global Underground with Trio Bulgarka and Tatapound.

The Diaspora of Rembetiko. cp2005. Network. 27418. Two compact discs. Popular Greek music in the rebetika style. Selections previously released. Various artists, including Stavros Xarchakos, Café Aman America Orchestra, Taximi, Kudsi Erguner Ensemble, Salto Orientale, Bratsch, Talking to Charos, Christos Pantelis, Miquel Gil, Ross Daly & Labyrinth, Ankala, and The Rembetika Hipsters. [ cafe aman ]

Italian Cafe. cp 2005. Putumayo World Music. PUT 238-2. Compact disc. Pop music from Italy, 1950s-presnt. Performed by Fred Buscaglione ; Quartetto Cetra ; Giorgio Conte ; Vinicio Capossela ; Maria Pierantoni Giua ; Renato Carosone ; Gianmaria Testa ; Daniele Silvestri ; Quadro Nuevo ; Nicola Arigliano.

Mediterranean Café Music. cp2005. World Music Network. RGNET1143CD. Compact disc. Rough Guide series. "A smorgasbord of some of the Mediterranean’s most compelling coastal sounds. The CD starts and ends in Algeria, in between traversing the diverse European sounds of Italy, France and Spain, taking in the exotic North African music of Morocco and Egypt, via Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and Albania.” Artists include: Maurice El Médioni, Barrio Chino, Javier Ruibal, Yasmin Levy, Nawal El Zoghby, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Grup Yorum, Eda Zari, Andrea Parodi, Lucilla Galeazzi, Romane, I Campagnoli, Simon Shaheen & Qantara, Jil Jilala, Amr Diab and Abd. [ mediterranean cafe music ]

Rebétika. cp2004. World Music Network. RGNET 1142. Compact disc. Rough Guide series. "The Greek underworld: original roots to revival sounds.” Artists include: Manolis Dimitrianakis & Dimitris Kontogiannis, Mario, Yiorgos Katsaros, Glikeria, Marika Papagika, Andonios ‘Dalgas’ Dhiamandidhis, Grigoris Asikis, Roza Eskenazi, Kostas Roukounas, Rita Abatzi, Efstratios Payioumidzis, Markos Vamvakaris, Stella Haskil, Yiannis Papaïoannou, Marika Ninou, Theodosia Stinga, Agathonas Iakovidis and Nena Venetsanou.[ rebetika papaioannou ]

Sumiglia. cp2005. ECM Records. 1903. Compact discs. Folk music sung in Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Corsica, Greek, Italian, Moldavian, Spanish and Ukrainian. Performed by Savina Yannatou and Primavera en Salonico. Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, May 2004.

Tunes. cp20005. Compass Records. 7 4405-2. Compact disc. Irish folk and pop music. Cast/performers: Sharon Shannon, accordions; Frankie Gavin, fiddles; Michael McGoldrick, flutes, whistles; Jim Murray, nylon & steel string acoustic guitars; with Tony Molloy, bass; James Mackintosh, percussion; John Joe Kelly, bodhran; Mary Shannon, banjo.

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