Oliver Sudden Productions
Another great small label from Canada that focuses on quality rather than genre or geography. Their catalog includes music form China, Vietnam, Paraguay, Costa Rica and India, all of it well recorded and beautifully produced.
Mareas - Juan Carranza
Costa Rican born guitarist Juan Carranza merges traditional and new flamenco with an undercurrent of Latin and North African rhythms on this collection of ten original songs. This is no slick pastiche a la Gipsy Kings, but rough and ready roots music played with great energy and skill, delivered with passion and creative spark.
Vietnamese Traditional Dan Bau Music - Pham Duc Thanh
Pham Duc Thanh performs traditional Vietnamese music on the dan bau, a single stringed instrument. This collection of 12 digitally recorded pieces captures the subtle and soothing sound of the monochord.
Chinese Traditional Yang-qin Music - Anna Guo
Anna Guo (Guo Min-qing), a former professor at the renowned Shanghai Conservatory of Music, has been teaching and playing the yang-qin for over 30 years. The release of her two solo albums -- Collection of Yang-qin Solos (1992)and Masterpieces performed by Yang-qin Masters (1995) -- established Guo as the leading yang-qin musician in China.
Playa Gitana - Juan José Carranza
Flamenco guitarist Juan Jose Carranza found inspiration for his second collection of original compositions on the pristine beaches of his native Costa Rica. The Canadian-based musician embellishes his unique brand of nuevo and traditional flamenco with a rich variety of Latin American rhythms.
Sarod Traditional Music from India - Aditya Verma
Distinguished sarod player Aditya Verma, accompanied by Vineet Vyas on tabla, performs two dynamic evening ragas. This digitally recorded disc contains a 16-page booklet.
Vietnamese Traditional Music - Pham Duc Thanh
Experience the diverse traditional sounds of Vietnam as performed by multi-instrumentalist Pham Duc Thanh and singer Lieu Nguyet Lan.
The Art of the Paraguayan Harp - Eralio Gill
Steeped in the rich tradition of the Paraguayan harp masters, Eralio Gill's seductive style highlights the beauty of this distinct sounding instrument. This remarkable collection of original and adapted compositions evokes vivid images of Paraguay.
Flamenco de la Costa - Juan José Carranza
Juan Jose Carranza performs his Flamenco compositions with an earthy vocal style and an innovative percussive right-hand guitar technique layered with new world rhythms. This collection of 11 original pieces includes two songs with words written by acclaimed Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca.
Chinese Traditional Erhu Music 2 - Lei Qiang
Lei Qiang performs instrumental pieces on the erhu. A two-stringed violin-like instrument, with the shaanxi provincial song and dance troup. This is a collect of 19 traditional Chinese compositions captures the erhu's expressive mystical sound
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