The follow up to Sound of the World
, Charlie Gillett's World 2006
takes us to all the corners of the musical world, with some of the greatest names in world music, such as the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, Amadou and Mariam, Bollywood diva Asha Bhosle's acclaimed collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, French nouvelle vague singer / songwriter Camille, Brazilian Tropicalia singer Gal Costa, BBC World Music Awards 2006 winners Fanfare Ciocarlia, Algerian singer Souad Massi, French rumba giants the Gypsy Kings and Ry Cooder himself. Brilliant lesser known musicians and newcomers abound too, like French guitarist and oud player Titi Robin, Argentinian outfit Kevin Johansen and The Nada, Somalian rapper K'naan, Japanese producer Blue Asia, and many more.
Gillett's instinct for groove remains unerring. Neil Spencer -- Observer, July 23, 2006
Once again, the best compilation of the year. Robin Denselow -- Guardian, July 28, 2006
The most entertaining guide to what's happening in this mind-bogglingly diverse field. Mark Hudson -- Daily Telegraph, July 22
There isnt a weak link. Four stars. Clive Davis -- Sunday Times, July 23, 2006