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Year of the Snake - Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music.
A Fix Back East - Tarbox Ramblers
Michael Tarbox and his band present a raw, visceral music that skirts the boundaries of trad-folk, punk rock, Delta and Chicago blues.
The Well - Chava Alberstein and The Klezmatics
Jewish Cabaret in Exile - Philip V. Bohlman and New Budapest Orpheum Society
Music By Kästner, Nick, Milner, Gebirtig, Eisler, Ellstein, Kreisler, Leopoldi, Katscher, Spoliansky, Schiffer, Ullmann, Tucholsky, Holländer. Includes extensive extensive essay, annotations, and bibliography. Performers: Stewart Miller, bass; Ilya Levinson, piano; Iordanka Kissiova, violin; Hank Tausend, drums; New Budapest Orpheum Society; Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano; Stewart Figa, baritone
Happy Trails: The Roy Rogers Collection (used/like new) - Roy Rogers
Yep, the cowboy crooner with the Pioneers and Riders of the Purple Sage among others, in a 3 CD box set with a big book of notes and photos. Lightly used, in excellent condition.
fonds de tiroir  - Hughes de Courson and Patrick Modiano
These two founding members of the seminal French folk-rock band Malicorne produced a recording of bitter songs with strange characters and daring, fresh arrangements by Bruno Coulais. In 1979 [the year Modiano wins the Prix Goncourt, France's utimate literature prize], the album is released with no succes at all... since then, fonds de tiroir 1967 has been a cult album, much coveted by French musicians, artists and the discerning public alike. Now it's here, and its quirky nature is yours to hear. .
I Julens Lys - Stephen Brandt-Hansen
Popular and esoteric Jule songs by the Norwegian singer and a small ensemble with Iver Kleive on piano, plus harmonica, keyboards and a choral group.
Lapurtar koblariak - Pantxoa eta Peio
Two great Basque singers, Peio Ospital and Pantxoa Carrere, sing themes from the province of Lapurdi
Alli Turnam (Archive Series) - Haci Tasan
Classic recordings of the Turkish baglama
Outra Vida - Joao Afonso
Portuguese-via-Mozambique artist João Afonso's 2006 release is as warm and occasionally quirky as what I have come to expect from this songwriter and singer. This one has some more Afro-pop inferences than previously, and it is rhythmically solid while still holding on to the subtle and sweet tone that is Afonso's trademark. Comes in a a small hard-cover book, with charming drawings, and lyrics in Portuguese, with Spanish translation.
Iasis - Iasis
Roots meets jazz in this unique Greek ensemble's 1996 work
Taxidoscopio - Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis
These Greek artists are producing global pop without peer, mixing local roots with international sounds and modern technology to create, over the course of the last few years, a completely unique aural pallette that relates to almost no one else. fRoots says: '…a completely unique, utterly recognisable and forward-looking style of their own. And in that distillation, it seems to have become more distinctly Greek - a strange, other-worldly Greekness, for sure, but a 21st century Greekness that's modern within its own culture, out there, ahead and rooted rather than just banging off some local language version of what the globised industry dictates. No predictable Greek rock, Europop or hip-hop here then.'
Xenos - Lakis and Achwach
Austria-based Greek musician Lakis Jordanopoulos´ songs are about uprooting and exile, like the songs of the Greek Rembetes, who learned to laugh and cry at the same time. The music he creates with the ensemble Achwach is the neo-Rembetiko of a Vienna-based international band, a music about happiness and sadness, love, loneliness and despair.
Kalimba and Kalumbu Songs of Northern Rhodesia - Hugh Tracey Recordings
Features the music of what is now modern Zambia and focuses on specific types of instruments.
Caress / Muda'aba - Marcel Khalife
2004 release by the Lebanese ud master. Contemporary, jazz-inflected settings that still hold true to the Arabic roots of the compositions, performed by an ensemble of oud, piano, vibraphone, bass, percussion (Arabic and western), and guest violinist Omar Guey.
Minorities of the central highland and coast - Music From Vietnam Vol 5
These recordings were made with a modern mobile digital studio by Swedish Radio in the Central Highlands and on the coast. The music is primarily vocal, accompanied by drums, flutes, horns, shawms, bamboo and porcelain instruments, with a strong emphasis on gongs handed down through many generations.
Yes We Are A Swedish Balkan Band... - Ostblocket
Everybody's doing it, from New York's Zlatne Uste to Japanese jazz artists.... so who not the Swedes. Östblocket join their fellow Swedes The Cerro Esperanza Band in exploring the joys of Balkan rhythms and brass, and succeed rather brilliantly. Far more often focused on authenticity than the Esperanza crew, Ostblocket offer a rollicking, hard edge brass-band sound that can compete with some of the great bands who live on the original turf. fRoots says it is 'a distinctive new mix... [and] smart stuff.'
Once Around - Emil Strandberg, Jonas Ostholm
piano and trumpet
Luma - Oddjob
Siberia - Krantz
Sana som vi - Dan Berglund
MusicaMusicanti - Musicanti Piccolo Borgo
2009 recording by this well known Italian folk band
MusicaMusicanti - Musicanti Piccolo Borgo
2006 recording by this well known Italian folk band
Non iàbbu e Non Maravìgghia - Malanova
Exploring the roots of Sicily in an acoustic yet contemporary approach. Listen 1 and Listen 2
B-91 00-SN - Sol De Nit
Catalan folk and European art music meet calypso and other Latin music in a rich, usually quiet, often contempletive and ultimately unique fusion. "On their debut recording, Catalan folk musicians Sol de Nit resolutely refuse to shout, a strategy that can easily lead to oblivion in an increasingly loud world. But if you can find a quiet niche and some time, B-91 00-SN can not only pleasantly fill it, but delight with its unusual combination of instruments: accordion, bagpipes, a flock of strings, and subtle percussion...B-91 00-SN is testament to the power of subtlety and beauty in music, and to the proverb that if you whisper, people will listen." RootsWorld (This CD is out of print. I have only one copy left)
Na Domacem Vrtu / In the Family Garden - Bratko Bibic and the Madleys
The Slovenian accordionist and his ensemble create a swirling mass of sounds, unique and challenging.
Um Bom Forro - Oswaldinho
More accordion music from the unique Rio-born Brazilian master
Princesa de la Naturaleza (Nature's Princess) - Maria Marquez
The US-based singer from Venezuela finally hits the mark on this 2004 recording. Acompanied by a great band (including Omar Sosa, John Santos and Gustavo Ovalles) and self-producing a set of unusual and often unexpected arrangements, Marquez has found the right framework for her unique and beautiful voice, flirting with folk, jazz and even a touch of the avant garde. Even an old chestnut like Besame Mucho gets a new lease on life in the hands of this able ensemble and this first class vocalist.
Rev - Meikenut
A great new band that mixes tradition and innovation. The record presents Piedmontese traditional melodies in new arrangements
Macario, Parole E Musica - Raffaella De Vita and Roberto Cognazzo
Macario, Words and Music presents the comic music of Turin-born singer Macario, called 'the comic who fell from the Moon.' These are songs taken from stage revues and films from 1938-1954, performed by vocalist De Vita and pianist Cognazzo, accompanied on some songs by guitarist Silvano Biolatti.
Enfants terribles - E.Y.F.O.
The European Youth Folk Orchestra are the 'Enfants terribles'. This is a live recording of the first European youth orchestra of traditional music.
Cercando (ES5310 - Epinfrai
Epinfrai is the project of four young musicians working on the repertoire of piffero, a sort of oboe used in the musical tradition of the northern part of Apennines, in the area called of the four counties. Starting from a deep knowledge of the development in the tradition of piffero in the last two centuries, once played with the Musa (a sort of bagpipe), then with the Italian accordion, Epinfrai is trying to give a new life to the tradition with the use of stylistic solutions taken by jazz, language that belongs to the musical training of some members of the band.
Music from Rodrigues, Mauritius - V.A. REUNION
REUNION. Rodrigues. Mauritius. Creole Islands, Indian Ocean.
Chuva Em Po - Think of One
Melan Traden - Siri Karlsson
The artists say: We are a Swedish duo of Cecilia Österholm and Maria Arnqvist. We play our own instrumental folk, psych progressive version of Swedish folk music. Our main instruments are nyckelharpa (key fiddle) and alto saxophone. Apart from them we use everything we found interesting, our voices, toys, drums and so on
Barsaat - Musafir
Rajasthani ensemble performs what is often called "proto Gypsy" music (the 'what if Gypsy music evolved from ancient south Asian' theory), featuring an unusual blend of Jew's harp, tablas, dholak, bhapang, vocals, clarinet, sarangi and bendir. Features a guest appearance on one track with Transglobal Underground and Natacha Atlas.
monet nävöt - Pauliina Syrjälä
Finnish artist plays kantele in its many different styles and shapes. On her solo work Pauliina's main interests are improvisation-based music and Saarijärvi style, in which kantele is strummed with a stick.
Miliki Music: Society Sounds of 60's Lagos - various
17 tracks of 1960's Nigerian pop, highlife and Yoruba jazz
Maultrommelimprovisationen - Free Harpin'
Improvisations for tromp (Jew's harp) based on music from around the world.
Gyspy Brass Legends (PAL-DVD) - Fanfare Ciocarlia
The Story of the Band' includes a one hour concert in Berlin, the one hour documentary film "Iag Bari" plus various other text and grpahic goodies
Concierto en Directo: Etnosur, Encuentro de Culturas - Eccentric Sound System
PAL format DVD - 90 minutes of concert performances plus 40 minutes of extras. In Spanish
Duduk / Seneler - The Ages - Suren Asaduryan (Asatryan)
Noir - Anat Cohen and The Anzic Orchestra
An established bandleader and prolific composer, idiomatically conversant with modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles, Anat Cohen has established herself as one of the primary voices of her generation on both the tenor saxophone and clarinet. This is a 2007 release with a small orchestra, prompting The Washington Post to say "Cohen has emerged as one of the brightest, most original young instrumentalists in jazz [...] [she] has expanded the vocabulary of jazz with a distinctive accent of her own."
Abolengo - Paco Cepero
Mejor Disco de Guitarra Flamenca 2007 - The noted Spanish flamenco guitarist accompanied by guitars, bass, violins and percussion
Ajo - Enzo Favata
Italian saxophonist joined by a great band that includes Dino Saluzzi on accordion,.
Time Was Time Is - Ray Barretto
Barretto takes Latin-Jazz back to its roots, and then combines it with the vocabulary of today, and with his septet present a new twist in the ever fertile dialogue between New York and the Caribbean on this 2005 release.
Amarte - Manuel d'Oliveira and Mediterraneo
This CD by the Portuguese guitarist was recorded live in 2005, in Praça de Santiago, Guimarães. The musicians of the ensemble Mediterrâneo are José Lima (acoustic bass), David Leão (flute and bagpipe), Mário Gonçalves (drums) and Rui Ferreira (piano).
Kul and Ashes - Mircan
Modern Turkish folk-rooted music
Qin - Du Cong, Zhao Jia Zhen
The Qin is a type of zither, constructed from two pieces of wood; the bottom piece is flat and the top piece is convex. While modern Qin have considerable variety in shape and form, traditional Qin construction was deeply influenced by mystical and symbolic correspondences. For instance, the instrument's length (in Chinese measurements) was said to represent the number of days in the year. The original Qin had only five strings (two strings were added at later dates by various Qin masters), representing the Five Chinese Elements: Wood – mu, Fire - huo, Earth – tu, Metal - jin, and Water – shui. program features performances on actual ancient instruments (including a priceless Tang Dynasty Qin – dating from the 7th century) and draws from a repertoire of more than 1400 years of music from five of China's Imperial dynasties in addition to a contemporary composition. The subtle difference in tone quality, resonance and timber of each instrument provides an exceptional encounter with one of China's most ancient,
Shirat HaBakashot (PAL DVD) - Center of Jewish Poems and Piyyut in Ashdod
DVD of Shirat HaBakashot (Song of Requests) - a collection of piyyutim (Jewish liturgical poems) sung by the synagogue attendees, mainly on Shabbat (Saturday) and Jewish holidays. The Bakashot prayer on this DVD is sung during the Jewish New Year High Holidays, and is performed by Rabbi David Edery and the "Center of Jewish Poems and Piyyut in Ashdod" choir. The singing is in the a-capella style (with no instrumental accompaniment), while the singers are sited at tables laid out with delicacies - all this in the best Jewish tradition requirement. The viewer of this DVD experiences the Jewish tradition and holiday spirits, as if he is present in the synagogue himself. (PAL format DVD)
Hankapuy - Oki with Umeko Ando
The Japanese/Ainu artist plays the tonkori, a long, thin stringed instrument from the Ainu tradtion, accompanied by Umeko Ando on vocals and Kiyoshi Suzuki on percussion. Neither modern nor traditional, this is original music from ancient roots.
Live 2009 - Wayne Toups and Zydecajun
13 live Cajun rock tracks from the accordionist and his Zydecajuns from 2009
Fryderykata - Sarakina
The Polish ensemble of accordions, reeds, bass, percussion and vocals takes on the music of Chopin in interesting new ways
Zokue Kpole - Africa X
Africa X features Gabin Dabire. The band blends African beats with Latin and jazz. This 2004 CD features different musicians on each song, adding influences from Cape Verde, Cameroon, Brazil and the Mediterranean.
It was on a market day: Two - various artists
traditional English country singing
Djerelon - Prince Diabate
Jazz-Mugham Bridges: Live in Baku - Mike Del Ferro, Stian Carstensen, with Azerbaijani Traditional Musicians
Jazz encounters with the traditional music of Azerbaijan
A la demande generale - Tarace Boulba
Two Faiths: One Voice - Gerard Edery and Maria Krupoves
Beyond Babylon - Paul Brody
Jewish music recorded in Berlin
Territoris amables (ES5318 - Urbalia Rurana and Maurizio Martinotti
The best band from the Pais Valencian (Spain) and the leader of the well known group La Ciapa Rusa (Piedmont/Italy), involved together in a new project.
Ola - Joaquin Diaz
Karya - I Wayan Sadra
New Music Indonesia Vol.III : I Wayan Sadra, one of Indonesia's most interesting and influential experimental composers. Working with musicians, dancers, poets and instruments from Java, Bali, Sunda, Sumatra and in the U.S.,Sadra combines a unique contemporary aesthetic with his early training in Balinese music and his knowledge of the varied regional traditions of Indonesia to create a compelling body of music that is both Indonesian and International.
Românian Gypsy Panflute Virtuoso - Draghici, Damian
The great Românian prodigy redefines the art of the panpipe. Joined here by renowned Turkish multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk and world percussionist and producer Randy Crafton, Draghici plays traditional Românian Gypsy, Greek and Turkish tunes
Járom az utam (...In My World) - Parno Graszt
Roma (i.e. "Gypsy") music ensemble from Paszab, Hungary founded in 1987. "Parno Graszt" means "white horse" in the Romany language. In the Roma culture white is symbol of purity, and horse is a symbol of freedom. This is their second album. (2004)
Flyr Fritt - Fri Flyt
The Fliflet/Hamre gang from Norway returns with a new name but the same wild and wholly attitude... Blkan roots, Norwegian madness, humor and great musicianship... from the Oslo ranch where accordion is king!
Meridional - Contradanza
This crew of songwriters and singers comes from Andalucía, and while they certain pay homage to the familiar roots, they are not traditionalists and they spike their southern sound with a global ambiance
Musiques des prefectures autonomes - L'Attirail
Mais d'Ou Vient le Vent - eLZef
Here is a carnival of sounds from France from a brass band with accordion that has some real bad attitude, some great humor and top-notch musicianship. This is tossed about with North African sounds, French chanson and musette, analog-electronic effects in what they call bidouillages. Unique and unclasifiable.
Diversions - Thierry Crommen
The Belgian harmonica master and an ensemble of guitars, bass and piano.
Import Export - Les Ballets C. De La B.
This is a live recording of the songs and music as they are performed this theater production directed by Koen Augustijnen. With Steve Dugardin (altus) and the Kirke String Quartet.
Crossing the strings - Leo
Second solo album is a trip to 'Melodyland.' It all begins with a voice, a guitar and a songwriter - Belgian artist Leo. Steel strings, nylon strings, vocal cords...plain and simple songs at the crossroads of folk, blues and pop. Melody is the mainline. Songs about love, life and death, hometown, laziness and childhood days. Some tunes are low-key, in a 'close to the bone' form, others offer subtle arrangements with a little choir, cello, violin, flute, mandolin, double bass or drums
The luckless lands of the North - aNoo
aNoo is a group led Brussels based Finn, Anu Junnonen. Anu started playing piano at the age of seven and added flute a few years later. She got the kick for jazz in her teens from playing saxophone and jamming with friends, with whom she also created a local junior big band in order to perform modern -tunes and Finnish compositions. She is accompanied by accordion, trombone, acoustic bass and drums on a set of original and unusual songs. Listen
Rutilantes - Los Amados
A musical journey through boleros, mambos, cha-cha-chas, congas and danzones. Making its World Village début, Los Amados presents Rutilantes ("The Sparklers") – an intoxicating mix of songs that recapture the sounds of the Latin Orchestras of the 1950s and '60s. Los Amados (The Beloved) is based in Buenos Aires and its band members come from different corners of Latin America: Uruguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guyana... In concert, the musicians dress in the style of the period which they explore in their music. The CD includes 12 infectious tracks, opening with the gorgeous bolero "Soy tu esclavo" and featuring a bonus video track, "Noche de Ronda."
Muso Ko - Habib Koité and Bamada
1990s classic from the Malian guitarist: 'Guitarist Habib Koite is from Mali, but this rising star represents the contemporary sound of African pop. His first album, which is now being re-released here, is mostly made up of upbeat songs that electrify a variety of regional styles. The accompanying translated lyrics show Koite to be a songwriter that takes on weightier subjects than the usual vacuous party fare. The songs don't translate easily, resembling fables at times, but there is no mistaking the message of his hit, "Cigarette A Bana (The Cigarette is Finished)." Koite's brisk, breezy songs layer call-and-response singing over a seamless mix of African percussion and Western instruments. His academic training shows up most notably in his sophisticated arrangements, which continually change textures, keeping his songs as appealing to the head as the feet.' - Marty Lipp, RootsWorld
voz com paz e amor - Voz de Cabo Verde
The 2004 lineup of the legendary Cape Verdean ensemble founded by Luis Morais in the 50s.
Live à FIP - Omar Sosa
This is Sosa's first live recording with an ensemble, featuring bass, drums, percussion and saxophone. Recorded at Radio France in Paris with a live, studio audience, he offers new interpretations of many of his earlier compositions as well as a number of new works, with Angá Díaz on percussion, Childo Tomas on electric bass, Luis Depestre on saxophones and drummer Steve Argüelles. New material includes the tracks "Métisse" and "Paralelo," and "African Sunrise" featuring Childo Tomas on mbira and vocals.
Hidden English - various
a celebration of genuine traditional music from England compiled by John Howson, Ian A Anderson and Tony Engle. Includes Billy Benningtone, Bob and Ron Copper, Lousie Fukller, Bob Hart, Wlliam Kimber, Billy Pig and a dozen more.
Begjaer - Camilla Granlien
On Begjær the Norwegian singer offers a gorgeous a capella performance of traditional folk songs
Nao - RinneRadio
Techno-Nordic music by Tapani Rinne
Kropp och Själ - Fagel Roc
Sweden-based Fågel Roc gets its inspiration from their own home and around the world, and the band of synth-guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion uses an excellent pallat of Latin rhythms, Oriental melodies, western pop, Bagdad rock, and what they call Etnoschlager. They are vocally led by the wonderful Nadia Louis, an Iraq singer now based in Sweden who works in many languages including Assyrian and Swedish.
Living Tones - Jin Hi Kim
A rare mix of traditional Korean music with a modern American sensibility that includes Robert Dick on flutes; Thomas Buckner, baritone; National Living Treasure Chung Jae-Guk, Park Jong-Sol and Yang Myung-Sok on piri; as well as Joseph Celli playing the oboe and English horn. With this new release, Jin Hi Kim champions the cause of cross-cultural communication through four unique compositions that skirt, weave and dart across and between Asian-American microtonal sound chambers. The results are at once spiritual, artistic and illuminating--decidedly Korean, and subtly American. Jin Hi Kim's LivingTones ushers in a new era of East-West aesthetic understanding through the creation of a new place where subcultural investigations are allowed occur and grow freely.
Null G - Isglem
Norwegians Terje Isunset (percussion, voice, drums) and Karl Seglem (saxophone, goat horm voice) in a 1993 recording of new routes in Norwegian rhythm and noise.
Born to be Slow - Jon Eberson Trio
Norwegian guitarist Jon Eberson with vibraphonist Rob Waring and bassist Carl Morten Iverson.
Night Queen - Mandala
Contemporary merging of trad and modern musical forms from Europe, Asia and the Middle East
River of Truth - Shmuel Ruzbahan
Contemporary compositions based on Persian classical themes, performed on santur, ney, kemenche, zarb and bendir
Tucan - Tucan trio
Israel based trio of guitar, flute and percussion, plus vocals, delves into an original interpretation of Brazilian and Latin music that is light and breezy, all acoustic and unique.
Eldringen - Dan Gisen Malmquist
Swedish Composer and clarinet player, Dan Gisen Malmquist, has been playing and composing music for the past twenty years. He has his own characteristic tone as a musician and a very distinct feeling for melody as a composer.
Transumanza - Daniele di Bonaventura and Alfredo Laviano
Daniele di Bonaventura, bandoneon and Alfredo Laviano, percussion
Monkey - Dounia
Four musicians from various artistic and cultural backgrounds explore Italian and middle eastern roots with a combination of melodies, harmonies and rythmns from all over the world. Their unique sound is unlike much else out there
Liberte Creativite Feminite - Sabina Manetti
Liberté Creativité Feminité presents a strong vocalist from Tuscany in a solid mix of roots and jazz, accompanied by a stright ahead jazz ensemble of bass, drums, pianos, percussion, with accordion and violin. This is the first I have heard her, and she's a voice to hear.
Lesamore - La Banda Improvvisa w/ Sepe and Kokko
The remarkable Italian 'municipal orchestra' in a concert that is nothing like you have heard on your town square. Powerful performances by excellent musicians, and joined by two legendary guests, saxophonist is joined by Daniele Sepe and singer Auli Kokko. It's challenging, romantic, funny and great fun.
Il Ritorno Alla Fede Del Cantante Di Jazz - Enrico Fink
'The Jazz Singer's To Faith' is an exploration into Italian Semitic tradition from a decidely modern viewpoint by one of Italy's premier Jewish musicians. With Amit Arieli,clarinet; Stefano Bartolini,saxophones; Arlo Bigazzi,bass, Percussion, programming; Enrico Fink, voice, flute, programming; Alessandro Francolini, acoustic guitar; Filippo Pedol, double bass; Guglielmo R. Gagliano, programming and featuring Orio Odori and la Banda Improvvisa.
Undr - Synnøve Rognlien
Norwegian vocalist and songwriter and her band
Sanger Fra Et Hvitmalt Gjerde I Sjelen - Ole Paus
Norwegian contemporary songs. Ole Paus' lyrics tell stories of seduction, vanity, indifference and intimacy, with an ironic twist and a serious tone. The listener might think of the songs as preludes in a minor key to the inevitability and perhaps necessity of a doomsday. Then again, one may also regard them as entertaining or poetically innocuous small sketches of life. From this unique duality comes the power to move the soul, hence the working title's metamorphosis into "Songs from the whitewashed fence of the soul", opening for a much broader and richer interpretation of the songs. 2005 release
Fuji Satisfaction - Bantu, featuring Ayuba
Adé Bantu is one of the defining figures of German HipHop. Born and raised in Lagos,Nigeria, then relocated to Cologne, his AfroPean blend draws from his forefathers' heritage and his experience of the African diaspora alike. He uses urban styles and sounds from R'n'B through HipHop to Ragga to contribute to the soundtrack of a global Africa: rooted in Yoruba history yet ripe with Western production, deeply sensual yet utterly spiritual, thoroughly individual and highly political. He is joined by Adewale Ayuba, a master of Nigeria's next generation of Fuji music.
Wawa - Mastaki Bafa
Congolese acoustic guitarists first international recordings are a simple affair: guitar, a rugged voice, the percussion of the local lokele message drums.
Mazarana - Asif Ali Khan and Party
A promising singer from Pakistan, who studied with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, comes from a long line of qawwals and is a grandson of the legendary Santoo Khan. The clarity of his voice and his authentic sincerity to the Sufi tradition mark him out as a valuable new name in Qawwali, whhile hsi inventive approach makes him a name to watch for.
Flor de Luna - various
The record label says: Flor de Luna is an offshoot of a group of Latin American musicians who founded La Calaca a few years back. The group's aim was to explore traditional Mexican music. The three founding musicians, Alfonso R. Mosquera (Ecuador), Gildardo Mejia Rodriguez (Mexico) and Gerardo Gutierrez Bernal (Mexico), are all steeped in the music and culture of Latin America. Most of the rhythms used on this record have their roots in traditional Mexican music, however you can also hear elements of music from the Peruvian Andes, of African-influenced music from the Peruvian coast, of Afro-Cuban or Ecuadorian music, and even classical Western instrumental music. Each of the 17 musicians taking part in this CD brings his or her own contribution to the musical whole, with the aim of creating something both original and highly traditional.
Tigerlily - Tigerlily
This young Norwegian band fuses and melds folk, rock, ambient grooves and jazz into an unusual whole, driven by Elisabeth Vatn's bagpipes and clarinets, Harald Skullerud's percussion, and Olav Torget's plucked strings (including guitar, bass, banjo Senegambian konting and Chinese moon guitar).
Himalaya Blues - Reiersrud, Jacobsen and Vajra
Norwegian guitarist Knut Reiersrud, flute player Hans Fredrik Jacobsen and the traditional group Vajra from Nepal present a mixture of traditional Norwegian, American and Nepalese music, recorded in Katmandu.
Syng Hjerte - Liv Runesdatter
Norwegian vocalist accompanied by an ensemble of accordion, hardingfele, saxophone, baglama and bass.
Den Fagraste Rosa - Bukkene Bruse
Christmas music from Norway performed by Annbjørg Lien: Hardanger fiddle, fiddle, Swedish keyed fiddle; Arve Moen Bergset: Kveding (vocals), Hardanger fiddle, fiddle; Steinar Ofsdal: Sjøfløyte (sea flute), willow pipe, tin whistle, dize, jew's harp; Bjørn Ole Rasch: Church organ and keyboards. This is the Heilo edition, from Norway, in a nice gatefold package.
Trillar For To - Tore Bruvoll and Jon Anders Halvorsen
Norwegian vocalist Halvorsen and guitarist Bruvoll, joined by Christian Svensson, Jorun Marie Kvernberg, Oslo Fagottkor, Sondre Meisfjord
Synlige Hjerteslag - Frida Annevik
Norwegian folk pop
Entiset Etniset - various Finnish
Historical direct disc recodings from 1935-1954 - 37 great tracks from the roots of recorded Finnish folk.
Trasudando - A3
This work has roots deep in the tradition, in the culture where women and men, elders and children, briganti and cumpari have all told their stories. This band from the Province of Bari, with their maiden discographic voyage, sails along the infamous A3, the motorway connecting Salerno and Reggio Calabria, one of the most conspicuous symbols of a cultural and territorial panorama that clashes with the pride and the desire for redemption of southern Italy.
Ouvarosa - La Bergere
The French singer Sylvie Berger and her ensemble, La Bergère, present a beautuful collection of original and traditional songs, all elegantly produced by Gabriel Yacoub (who also participates as musician and singer on a few tracks).
Le Rose del Deserto - soundtrack
Soundtrack to the film by Mario Municelli features Almamegretta, Nidi d"arac, Solar Orchestra, Tricarico, Mario Crispi and others
In Folk Style - Trondheimsolistene w/ Gimse and Lotsberg
The orchestra explores folk themes from Edvard Grieg, composition for nyckelharpa and string orchestra by Emilia Amper and a suite for fiddle and orchestra by Gjermund Larsen. This is a special audio set: Hybrid SACD and a Pure Audio Blu-ray two-disc-box at the price of one ordinary Blu-ray 7.1 SURROUND + 5.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352kHz/24bit). The compact disc plays on all standard players and computers (same excellent music in two formats for audiophiles).
Fra folk te' folk - Knut Kjok and Dag Garden
Knut Kjøk (violin) and Dag Gården (accordion) lend a new energy to the traditional tunes of Norway.