Jan-Mari Carlotti - Linhana/Lignane (1984)

«Après des études d'Histoire, d'ethnologie et de Sanskrit à Aix-en-Provence, Jan-Mari Carlotti commence à chanter en Provençal avec Mont-Jòia qui participe activement à la renaissance de la chanson et de la musique traditionnelle du Sud-Est (73-83). Responsable des Rescòntres de la Mar (premier festival dédié aux musiques méditerranéennes) il mène plusieurs enquêtes son et vidéo sur la culture

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Zap Mama - Adventures in Afropea, Vol. 1 (1993)

«Zap Mama is an all-female a cappella quintet founded by Zaire native Marie Daulne. Daulne's father was killed during the revolution of 1960 while her mother was pregnant with her, so the remainder of the family fled to the forests and found refuge with a tribe of pygmies. Daulne was raised primarily in Europe, but when she heard a recording of traditional pygmy music at age 20, she decided to


Blog Action Day 2008: Yes, We Can Make a Difference!

These days, sadly, there are not many reasons left to be proud of being Italian.Luckily, however, a few still remain. One of these is surely Emergency. But what is Emergency?Emergency – I quote from the organization’s site – is «an independent, neutral and non-political Italian organization. Emergency provides free, high quality medical and surgical treatment to the civilian victims of war,

Stella Chiweshe - Talking Mbira (Spirit of Liberation) (2002)

«Accompanying her swooping vocals on mbira, a thumb piano consisting of metal strips set in wood, Stella Chiweshe has taken the traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe to the international stage. Chiweshe reached her largest audience when she joined Peruvian vocalist Susana Baca and Tex-Mex singer-guitarist Tish Hinojosa for the Global Diva tour in 1997.One of the few women to play the mbira,

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Many thanx to Nestor, who figured out the titles of the tracks of a wonderful Chinese double CD I posted some time ago. Click here:"Gu Yue Xin Yun (Old Music, New Sound) - Chinese Traditional Music"and go to the comments area to see the results. Thanx again!

Various Artists - Icelandic Folk Music (1996)

Produced by Magnús Þór Sigmundsson and Rafin R. Jónsson, Icelandic Folk Music is the instrumental version of Íslandsklukkur.A cd of even more haunting beauty than its predecessor, Icelandic Folk Music features Eggert Pálsson (Bódhran Drum, Percussion), Sigurður Halldórsson (Cello), Útilegumannakórinn (Choir), Birgir Bragason (Contrabass), Rúnar Vilbergsson (Fagott), Dan Cassady (Fiddle), Martial

Various Artists - Íslandsklukkur (1994)

The first of two twin projects addressing the folk tradition of Iceland, Íslandsklukkur features the following artists: Ýmsir hljóðfæraleikarar, Ómur Íslandsklukkna, Egill Ólafsson, Voces Thules, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Magnús Þór Sigmundsson, Bergþór Pálsson, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, Sverrir Guðjónsson, Ragnar Davíðsson, Eggert Pálsson. For German speaking readers: click here for more

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Moğollar - 1968-2000 (2000)

«Moğollar (The Mongols) was established in December 1967 when Aziz Azmet (vocal, guitar), Murat Ses (hammond organ), Cahit Berkay (guitar, saz, tambur), Hasan Sel (bass) and Engin Yörükoglu (drums) joined forces to rock the Turkish music scene. Less than a year later, Hasan quit and Taner Öngür took his place. In February 1968 they released their first single. They spent the entire year of 1969

Difondo - Himalaya (2008)

Difondo are an experimental band from Sardinia. Himalaya is their last work. Not exactly my cup of tea, but a fine work indeed, quite original and fluent. The group, consisting of Sergio Camedda (sampler, looper, voice, cd players, turntable, sound objects, fx and space controller), Giampaolo Campus (sampler/ looper, synth, drum machine, sound objects, glockenspiel, melodica, fx and space

Nicolas Krassik - Caçuá (2006)

«Caçuá, a word with Tupi (Indigenous Brazilian Language) origins, is a wicker or vine basket used to carry provisions and is transported by beasts of burden in the inland parts of the Brazilian Northeast.It is also an inspired baião by João Lyra and Maurício Carrilho whose name Caçuá baptizes the second CD by French violinist settled in Rio since 2001, Nicolas Krassik.The mixture of colors and