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Songlines Presents World Music [Double CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (30 Oct 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Essential
  • ASIN: B0000509IP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,445 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. El Harba Wine - Khaled
2. Casida Del Herido Por El Agua - Lagartija Nick Y Step Murray
3. Tula Ndivile - The Manhattan Brothers
4. Siggi - El Hadj N'Diaye
5. Iraq Tasnifi - Alim Qasimov
6. Impacto Tendremos - Jimmy Bosch
7. Sempalan - Bale Seni Megasari
8. Nodi Chena Bora Dai - Baul Bishwa
9. Shetland Reels - Catriona Macdonald
10. Male Debale - Virginia Rodrigues
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Kanun - Djeli Moussa Diawara/Bob Brozman
2. 537 C.U.B.A - Orishas
3. Koleure - Fallou Dieng
4. Mynd I Rymni - Rag Foundation
5. Dey - Toto Bissainthe
6. Scattin' The Blues - Les Primitifs Du Futur
7. La Macorina - Susana Baca
8. Fi Wela - Fernhill
9. Night of Algeria - Mad Sheer Khan
10. Tsu der Kretshme - Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars
See all 17 tracks on this disc

Product Description

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If Hemisphere's World 2000 was good, Songlines's global pick--in which critic Nigel Williamson attempts exactly the same task--is even better. This selection of the best tracks from the past year is geographically even-handed--it doesn't disdain the interesting things happening in Wales--and it's full of charm and surprise. It's wonderful to hear Miriam Makeba's re-released music with the Manhattan Brothers (Mandela's favourite group), which is as beguiling today as it was 50 years ago. I now want to hear more of the three-hour recording of Indian flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and his friends--their voices mingle like a flock of birds--and of the sombre-toned Toto Bissainthe, the Haitian diva who died six years ago. Where the choices are predictable, it's simply because they are transcendently good: no one could ignore Cuban keyboard wizard Ruben Gonzalez, the Azerbaijani praise-singer Alim Qasimov, or the new Malian goddess Rokia Traore. But the most heartening thing about this album is the way it celebrates indigenous traditions in their uncontaminated state: with fusion threatening to homogenise all the world's variegated musics, we desperately need magazines like Songlines to man the barricades. If you only buy one world music album this year, this luxurious double should be the one. --Michael Church

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5.0 out of 5 stars a superb selection 16 Feb 2006
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I must say, I'm not much of a world music officianado. This was the first 'world music' CD I bought, yet it is still the only one a still really listen to. I would say this contains a couple of my favourite songs of all time. The selection is fantastic as well - really varied in style. Many world music CDs are rubbish. This to me is the best of the best. Also, it's not dated 'traditional music' or 'world music' for tourists - just selling because it's unusual. This music is just superb and I'm currently searching for the albums for some of the artists.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing! 26 Aug 2001
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A wonderfully refreshing and suprisingly modern CD. I am English and found a few tracks quite hard work, but by the third listen I had absorbed the different beats. With familiarity came appreciation. A great CD.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 8 Nov 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This cd has a great mix of songs, it is like an unfogettable trip around the world. Maybe there are many songs with "strange" rythms for western ears, but it has some really high class performances. I recomend it to anyone with a deep interest in music.
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