Releases Filed Under: "World Music"
Voice of ages
An imaginative collaboration featuring a dazzling collection of like-minded musical visionaries and kindred spirits, Voice of Ages, produced by Paddy Moloney and T Bone Burnett, features The Chieftains teaming with stars from the worlds of indie-rock (Bon Iver, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem), country and Americana (The Civil Wars, Pistol Annies, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers), Irish and Scottish folk (Imelda May, Lisa Hannigan, Paolo Nutini) and more.Filed under: Alternative Rock • World Music
El Rego is a true legend of African Soul Music. Here for the first time on album are 12 of his greatest recordings from the late 60’s and early 70’s hand-picked by Daptone Records. Afro-Soul collector/DJ Frank Gossner had spent years combing West Africa tracking down 45’s by Theophile Do Rego (aka El Rego) before finally meeting him face to face in his home in Benin. From that relationship came this albumFiled under: R&B / Soul / Funk • World Music
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
In a stirring and inspirational return to her roots, Loreena McKennitt has created a new album of traditional Celtic songs, recorded this summer in the historic 1832 Sharon Temple north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Filed under: Folk / Country / Rootsy • World Music
Welcome To My World
Welcome To My World is a 21 track album which takes the listener on a musical journey through his influences and inspirations - taking in New Delhi, Tunis, Brazil and Macclesfield via Putney and Highgate.
Alongside Wobble, Welcome to my World features his long-term contributor Clive Bell on flute, Sylvia Hallett on serenghi, and Zi-Lan Liao on Chinese harp and one string harp.Filed under: Alternative Rock • World Music
Kronos Quartet With Alim & Fargana Qas
Music of Central Asia - Vol. 8
A bold collaboration between America’s premier ne…w music quartet, Azerbaijan’s best-loved traditional singer, and the leading Afghan rubâb player of his generation.
Featured works include Homayun Sakhi’s luminous “Rainbow,” for string quartet, rubâb, tabla, and Central Asian percussion, and spirited arrangements of Azerbaijani songs performed by Kronos Quartet and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble.
CD plus DVD.Filed under: dvd • World Music
The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder
2010 release, a musical collaboration between the Irish Folk legends, guitarist Ry Cooder and guests.
Known and beloved all over the world, The Chieftains truly are an international phenomenon.
San Patricio rekindles their Grammy winning partnership with Cooder, illuminating musical and historical bonds between Ireland and Mexico.
The album tells the nearly forgotten story of the brave San Patricio battalion, a downtrodden group of Irish immigrants who deserted the US Army to fight on the Mexican side in the Mexican/American War (1846-48).
Features guest appearances from Lila Downs, Linda Ronstadt, Carlos Nunez, Moya Brennan, Lost Tigres Del Norte and others.Filed under: Folk / Country / Rootsy • World Music
Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate
Ali & Toumani
The second and final album pairing the late Malian guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré and kora master Toumani Diabaté .
Recorded over three afternoons at London’s Livingston Studios in 2005, with contributions from the late Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez (Buena Vista Social Club) on bass, Ali and Toumani is the follow-up to the duo’s Grammy Award-winning In The Heart Of The Moon.
This album was produced by Nick Gold and recorded by Jerry Boys, the same production team behind the collaboration’s first effort. It is the also the last album recorded by Ali Farka Touré, who passed away on March 7, 2006.Filed under: World Music