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Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 3 - Traditional Folk Music
A survey of the whole breadth of Swedish folk music. Many of the recordings were made in the field - from 1942 onwards - in the summer pastures and in the homes of folk musicians and singers. Others reflect the Swedish folk music of the present day, partly in traditional form and partly in the vigorous mixture of musical styles developed during recent years. Among those contributing are Karin Edwards, Pelle Jakobsson, Eric Sahlström, Gössa Anders, Pål Olle, Susanne Rosenberg, Per Gudmundson and Marie Selander as well as folk music groups Norrlåtar, Väsen, Frifot and Hedningarna

Jord - Vaylan Virrassa - Musik från Tornedalen
Folk music from the Torne River Valley of Sweden, both traditional and newly composed by the band's members, performed on accordion, bass, flutes, percussion, guitar and voices

Various - Music from Ethiopia
Swedish national radio recordings give rich samples of the sounds of tradition in urban musical life. Ancient ceremonial music played on the embilta flutes or the ornamented vocal art of Alemayehu Fanta or Gebre Hiwot Lemma represent the older traditions. The Sne Bahel group accompanies traditional dances. Modern pop-music is represented by the Abyssinia band.

Various - Music from Tanzania and Zanzibar 1
Swedish national radio recordings: Here the focus is on traditional music, with several groups from two African countries whose music is less well known and highly exciting including a Wagogo women's group

Various - Music from Tanzania and Zanzibar 3
The Kilimani Muslim School Choir presents Muslim 'gospel' with lead singers, youth choir and pitched tambourines.

Various Artists - Music from Mozambique
From raw acoustic guitar and percussion to new popular studio recordings, Sweden's Caprice label comes through again.

various - Music of Montenegro
There is not a lot of recorded music from this little country, so this is a welcome addition to the discography of the region. 76 minutes of heroic songs, songs from mountain villages, shepherd songs and songs from cities that are more influenced by central European traditions.

Various artists - Music from Guatemala Volume 2: Garifuna Music
The Garifunas live along the eastern coast of Central America. This music vibrates with old African and Caribbean cultural roots and historic past. Includes several varieties of the music of the Garifuna minority of Guatemala - from the traditional to the modern.

various Honduaran artists - Music of Honduras 1

Boot - Soot
Boot is Hållbus Totte Mattsson (mandora, Baroque lute, from Hedningarna), Ola Bäckström (violin, bouzouki, well known fiddler and member of Swap) and Samuel Andersson (percussion, hurdy-gurdy, octave violin; from Hedningarna, Godrun), three well respected Swedish musicians who are familiar with tradition in a powerful new trio recording.

Oddjob - Folk
Swedish jazz quintet of trumpet, alto saxophone, bass, piano, and drums. On Folk, Oddjob is inspired by and is improvising over ancient Swedish pastoral Music. Cow herdings and goat callings mixes fantastically well with the contemporary jazz played by this five piece band.

Ale Moller - Bouzoukispelman
This is one of the first recordings that turned me on to the folk revival of the 80s in Sweden. It includes an absolutely marvelous group of traditional and neo-traditional songs, as well as his infamous, high-spirited medley of Paul Simon songs (Mrs Robinson and 59th Street Bridge Song). It's a classic and the other musicians on the album are Ellika Frisell, Per Gudmundson, Totte Mattsson, Bill McChesney, Katarina Olsson, Simon Simonson, and Röjås Jonas, so it's a bit of a Filarfolket/Groupa/Nordan thing, as well. Highly recommended and brilliant, good fun.

Music From Vietnam Vol 5 - Minorities of the central highland and coast
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.

Various - Music from Cape Verde
Swedish national radio recordings of local folk and popular music including funana (vocal, accordion and metal scraper), finacon (women's vocal music), popular vocal music like morna and coladeras and tracks by the ensemble Simentera

Ensemble SON - To hear with the mouth

Zara Tellander - Himmelens hatt (Heaven´s Hat)
The Swedish singer (member of the folk ensemble Envisa and recently touring with Cirque de Solieil) explores folk music, jazz and improvisation on her new work, joined by Johan Björklund (drums), Jacob Karlzon (piano), Johannes Lundberg (bass), and Lisen Rylander (saxophone).

various Honduaran artists - Music of Honduras 2: Garifuna Music

Anders Eliasson - Horn Concerto / Desert Point / Violin Concerto
Performers include Soren Hermansson (French horn), Jari Valo (violin), The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Conducted by Juha Kangas. Recorded in Kaustinen Church in Kaustinen, Finland

Various - From Sweden to America
Swedish Emigrant Songs: Amerikavisor - Historic recordings from Sweden and the US about emigrants and immigration. All are vocal works, folks songs about the joys and hardships

Elise Einarsdotter and Lennart Hellsing - Rosenang
One of Cliff's quirky choices... This is vocal pop music from Sweden, performed by pianist/composer Einarsdotter and singer Hellsing, and a small jazz ensemble and some of Sweden's most interesting singers including Lena Willemark, Olle Persson and the Voice Boys. File under 'other?'

Various - Music from Vietnam 3
The different ethnic groups living in various parts of the country, all have their own languages, religions, customs - and music. This CD includes several examples of the rhythmic music played on a tuned gong, plus love songs, instrumental music and religious vocal music.

Various - Music from Vietnam 2: Hue
The recording features imperial ceremonial music, the seductive, romantic songs of the oarsmen, as they glide along in their sampans, the more ancient traditional music from Huê, but also the infectiously rhythmic music of the Vietnamese cult of the saints.

Various - Music from Vietnam 1
Vietnam is a land with an immense wealth of musical tradition. This CD contains generous samples of the work now being done, with regard to earlier traditions and their renewal.

Various - Music from Uganda 2
Presenting the new music, in which the traditional forms have been developed and popularised. The rhythm here is the centre of a band of about fifteen thumb pianos, a one-man band or a genuine party band playing dance music on modernized harps. Recordings made by Swedish national radio.

Various Ugandan Artists - Music from Uganda 1: traditional
traditional vocal and instrumental folk music from Uganda

Various - Music from Tanzania and Zanzibar 2
This music is unique - warm, swinging, close to folk music - now with modern, digital sound quality. Includes the group Tondo.

Various - Music from Macedonia 2
The second edition of the series introduces you to one of Macedonia´s most popular groups in the vanguard for the modernized folk music, Synthesis, but also one of the many local groups that fondly cherish the tradition, Kitka. Goran Alachki , perhaps the foremost accordionist in the country, is featured, as is one of the many fantastic wind orchestras from the town Strumicha, Orkestar Ace, which plays in the Roma tradition at weddings and other festivities. Marija Kostova is a prizewinning singer in the tradition of the Vlachs, one of the country´s cultural minority groups, and Xan Strájani represents the largest ethnic group, the Albanians. One of the country´s best-known figures in traditional music, Stojanche Kostovski makes flutes and bagpipes and demonstrates that he is also one of the foremost to play them.

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