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Silvio Peron and Gabriele Ferrero

Ballo delle Valli Occitane d'Italia

Felmay / Dunya, $17.99
Item Number: rd-occitane


Traditional folk tunes from various parts of the Occitane valley of Italy, performed in duets by fiddler Ferrero and accordionist Peron, accompanied on three tracks by ghironda, clarinet and another violin.

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2005 recording of Pete's own materia. Pete's vocal and guitar are joined by Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin), Neil Segrott (bass) and Chris Parkinson (accordion, harmonica).

Peters and Tyrall : Clear the Road
Their record company says (and we would agreee): Brian Peters and Gordon Tyrrall perform traditional music with vibrancy and virtuosity....Brian is a leading English exponent of the melodeon and anglo-concertina, with an innovative approach to styles ranging from dance music to rock'n'roll, and a reputation that has earned him bookings at squeezebox festivals from Holland to Quebec; he can also turn his hand to guitar. Gordon is the duo's main guitarist, a brilliant and original player who stands comparison with the greatest singer/guitarists of the folk scene, and is also a fine flute player equally at home with Irish reels or old English dance music...

Antonello Paliotti : Musica Obliqua
As the artist writes, this is "a record that presents the peaceful (and sometimes less peaceful) coexistence of my musical thoughts about ballet, cinema or simply about dreams." Performed by the Orchestra Collegium Philarmonicum directed by Gennaro Cappabianca.

Rocky Roads, Long Dog & The Umbrella Bear Brothers : Routes
Three different Danish bands experimenting with genres

Oller and Company : Mondeolino

Xavier Grall : Chante par Dan Ar Braz

Nohavica, Kocko, Putzlacher, Lipus : T?šínské Niebo / Cieszy?skie Nebe
A Czech ensemble with singer Jaromír Nohavica, poet Renata Putzlacher, musician Tomáš Kočko and director Radovan Lipus – artists who have a close relationship to Tešínské Slezsko region of the Czech Republic - stage a performance with with the actors of Czech and Polish Tešínský Theatre based on the songs of Jaromír Nohavica. Accompanied by a small theater orchestra (piano, accordion, guitar, reeds and strings)

Dazkarieh : Incognita Alquimia
The 2006 release from the Portuguese world music ensemble.

Various : Congotronics Vol 2 (CD/DVD - PAL format)
Hot on the heels of the remarkable Congotronics 1 is a fresh selection of even more amazing sounds, courtesy of no less than seven electro-traditional bands from Kinshasa, all especially recorded and produced for this set and featuring Sobanza Mimanisa, Kasai Allstars, Kisanzi Congo, Masanka Sankayi, Bolia We Ndenge, Basokin, Konono N°1 and Tulu. Complete CD and video perforrmances on DVD (video disc is PAL format). Aptly subtitled 'Buzz'n'Rumble from the Urb'n'Jungle.' If you loved Konono No. 1, you will be equally enthralled by these other bands. See also: Congotronics 1

various : I Passiuna tu Christu'
Canto di questua pasquale della Grecia Salentina' (The Passion of Christ: Easter Songs of the Greek-Speaking Region of Salento) offers a long musical play (bruscello) about the passion of Christ, performed more or less as it would be on the streets of Salento, in the griko tradition of the region. The 76 page booklet includes commentary in Italian and English; lyrics in dialect, Italian and English; and musical transcription. 23 minutes.

Tom Ellis : Southern Exposure

Nelson Angelo : Caterete
Composer, musican and singer Nelson Angelo is joined by many of Brazil's most wanted musicians including Edison Machado, Dom um Romăo, Novelli and many others. With his deep knowledge of Brazilian harmonies and his unique way of arranging and performing, this makes for a highly interesting release.

Karen Mose : Vingefang
Mose (a member of the Danish roots-rock band Phonix) offers both new and traditional songs on this fine contemporary folk recrding. Chris Nickson writes in his DanskMusic blog, "there's ample imagination going on here and some absolutely stellar performances, not least from Mose herself… Mose's voice [is] a superbly sensitive instrument... [songs that] have a lush, floating quality." For me, I find it genre bending at its best.

Mateja Gorjup : IJEKARU
This completely unique Slovenian vocalist and composer presents original and traditional songs with minimalist accompaniment on small instruments and simple electronics. It's impossible to describe, so best that you simply listen.

Rudiger Carl and Sven-Ake Johansson : Djungelmusik med sĺng
Swedish experimentalists Rüdiger Carl (accordion, clarinet) and Sven-Ĺke Johansson (accordion, drums and voice) push the limits on this 1997 recording, made live in a Stockholm bookstore. Their free-association approach to music makes this challenging for those in need of a countable beat, but the mood is elegant, bizarre or beautiful at each turn and the results are nothing short of unique.

Marta Topferova : La Marea
Born in Prague, steeped in both European and Latin American musical traditions, Topferova now lives in New York, where she has forged a strongly European, Latin nuevo-jazz sound. This recording, all sung in Spanish, offers her original sound, and original songs, backed by an ensemble focused around her voice and Edmar Castańeda's South American folk harp, joined by violinist Jenny Scheinman, French horn from Chris Comer, Angus Martin's accordion, flutist Yulia Musayelyan, percussionists Neil Ochoa, Urbano Sanchez and Chris Eddleton and Topferova's own cuatro and guiro.

Kvarts, Opheim, Myhren and Mistereggen : Skal, skal ikkeje
Music for a Norwegian folk-theater production by the ensemble Kvarts plusBerit Opheim, Řyonn Groven Myhren, Birger Mistereggen.

Hoven Droven : Turbo
The 2004 release by the band that most epitomizes Swedish roots-rock.

Tumult : Wallegnav
A creative mix of curious, melodies, colourful harmonies, heavy, sweating rhythms, and inspiration from various musi-cal styles is how they define new Danish folk music. Tumult consists of four experienced musicians from Odense with each an individual musical background and experience; a hardcore folk-fiddler and singer, a popular rock guitarist, a hardcore retro bass player and a groovy rock drummer. It is the meeting of musicians with each their musical culture and background that gives rise to new possibilities and adventures. Prejudices are being reduced and the limits for what you can do with the music become fluid. Most of the group's repertoire are new compositions, but it also includes traditional material:, songs, ballads and tunes from Denmark, which are treated affection-ately in new interesting arrangements. Tumult started spreading in Odense in the autumn of1999 - we are looking forward to the release of their debut-cd in 2001.

Jřrgen Dickmeiss, fiddle, vocal, bodhran / Thomas Kristofferse


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