World Music

Entertainment products are the number two export for the United States. Our popular culture is so pervasive that we might think that the rest of the world spends all their time listening to American popular music. Not so. There's a whole world out there of popular music with its roots in folk music that's not quite as commercialized or predictable as the music you hear on the car radio everyday. Listening to this music is a little audio vacation. Bon voyage.

Women of Africa

By Putamayo

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A celebration of soulful and inspirational music by female artists from across Africa. • Judith Sephuma - Le Tshephile Mang - South Africa • Angelique Kidjo - Bahia - Benin • Maria de Barros - Mi Nada Um Ca Tem - Cape Verde • Sibongile Khumalo - Mayihlome - South Africa • Tarika - Retany - Madagascar • Kaïssa - To Ndje - Cameroon • Dorothy Masuka - Mfan' Omncane - Zimbabwe/South Africa • Nawal - Hima - Comoros • Dobet Gnahoré - Abiani - Ivory Coast • Souad Massi - Raoui - Algeria • Khadja Nin - Sina Mali, Sina Deni(Free) - Burundi • Women of Mambazo - Vimba - South Africa

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The Best of the Decca Years

By The Weavers

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American folk music has had great influence on popular music worldwide. The quartet known as “The Weavers” was probably the most important folk group of the “Folk revival” of the 1940s and 50s. Even though some of their recordings sound corny now it would difficult to overstate the influence of these four people- Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman – on popular music. Songs included on this album are: • 1. On Top of Old Smoky • 2. Hard, Ain't It Hard • 3. Goodnight Irene • 4. Around the Corner (Beneath the Berry Tree) > • 5. Old Paint (Ride Around, Little Dogies) • 6. (The Wreck of the) John B • 7. Roving Kind • 8. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena • 9. Wimoweh (Mbube) • 10. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine • 11. So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh) • 12. Midnight Special • 13. Rock Island Line • 14. Sylvie (Bring Me Li'l' Water, Silvy) • 15. Lonesome Traveler • 16. When the Saints Go Marching In

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Scottish Folk: Music Rough Guide

By World Music Network

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This Rough Guide collection features some of Scotland’s finest musicians, from the exquisite fiddling of Aly Bain with his teacher Tom Anderson to the Highland bagpipes of John D. Burgess and the traditional harp playing of Alison Kinnaird. Gaelic song has never died and is represented here, as are also the English language songs from the industrial south of Scotland. Contemporary popular music with a traditional Gaelic touch is represented by the group Capercaillie. • 1. Clan Coco/The Road to Benderloch/Fifteen Stubbies to Warragul - The Battlefield Band • 2. Griogal Cridhe (Beloved Gregor) - Mac-Talla • 3. Rithill Aill - Karen Matheson • 4. Heart and Soul - Wolfstone • 5. Crags of Ailas/Staffa's Shore - Alison Kinnaird • 6. Queen of Argyll - Silly Wizard • 7. John Griffi's - Rory Campbell • 8. Centennial Waltz - Fiddlers Five • 9. Good Drying Set - The Tannahill Weavers • 10. Tha M'Eudail Is M'Aighear 's Mo Ghradh (My Treasure, My Delight, My Lov - Christine Primrose • 11. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl • 12. 's Gann Gunn Dirich Mi Chaoidh - Ossian • 13. Quiet Man/The Solstice/The Silver Spire - Jonny Hardie • 14. Harper/Lady Catherine Ogle - Whirligig • 15. Gathering Storms/The Lowland of Scotland/Feaden Glan A; Phiobair - Ross Kennedy • 16.Jack Broke da Prison Door/Donald Blue/Sleep Soond Ida Mornin'/Lasses Trust
in Providence - Tom Anderson • 17. Wooden Whale/Leaps & Bounds/Skeye Barbeque - Alasdair Fraser • 18. Tree - Capercaillie • 19. Swallow-Tailed Coat/Turf Lodge - John D. Burgess

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Sahara Lounge

By Putamayo

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This is something fairly new – electronic instruments and synthesizers used to play tradition Middle-Eastern music. The 12 artists in this collection present songs from Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Algeria, Turkey and Egypt in new, sometimes startling ways. . • 1.Shiraz • 2. Astahel • 3. Arhil • 4. Khallini Biljao - Maya Nasri • 5. Ya Rayah [Sonar Remix] - Dahmane el Harrachi • 6. Dub4me - Soap Kills • 7. Cleopatra in New York [Zim Zam Mix] - Carol C. • 8. Elama • 9. Fly - Ilhan Ersahin • 10. Hanina [Jasmon Mix] - Jasmon • 11. Desert Road - Justin Adams • 12. Lili S'En Fout - Toufic Farroukh

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Italy: Music Rough Guide

By World Music Network

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You only think you know what Italian music sounds like. Italy is a long country with twenty different regions which were not unified into one country until the mid-nineteenth century. Each region has a distinctive cultural identity and diverse musical roots. The music ranges from the very European songs and dances of the northern
Italy to the Arabic sounding music of the south. There are French Provincial influences in some regions, Slavic and Greek influences along the Adriatic, and the unique sounds of Sardinia and Sicily. • 1. Tarantella Calabrese - Daniel Sepe • 2. Maggio - Riccardo Tesi • 3. Cassisia Agghja 'Intu - Elena Ledda • 4. Sera Passaje Pe' Sotto 'Na Cella - Musicalia • 5. Grondo Gigo de Blins/Gigo, Cadrio, Pountarelo E Balet - Gabriele Ferrero 6. Ballate a Ballu Tundu - Tenores di Bitti • 7. Oi, Giovanotti - Bonifica Emiliana Veneta • 8. Jone - Banda Ionica • 9. Costera - Totore Chessa • 10. Il Moru Sarasin- Cantovivo • 11. Quanne Sand'anne - Uaragniaun • 12. Mary Dem/Icio - La Piva Dal Carner • 13. Va Per Tera/Giga - Compagnia Strumentali Tre Violini • 14. Mario Mario - E Zezi • 15. Io Vado in Filandra/La Malmaritata - La Macina • 16.La Merla - Baraban • 17. E Stasira Caminandu - Re Niliu • 18. Beica - Ariondela

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Nuevo Latino

By Putamayo

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In this collection of new Latin music, hints of Cuban son, Brazilian bossa nova, Argentinean tango, and Colombian cumbia can be heard alongside touches of contemporary blues, loungy surf music, ragamuffin, trip-hop and hip-hop. There are also a couple of French artists represented. The singers-songwriters, remixers and rockers on this collection are creating a new exciting direction in Latin music. • 1. Mulata - Raul Paz - Cuba • 2. El Indio – Los de Abajo - Mexico • 3. Postales - Federico Aubele - Argentina • 4. El Lado Oscuro - Jarabe de Palo- Spain • 5. Rainsong - The Mosquitos – Brazil/USA • 6. Mi Negra - Kad Achouri – France/Spain/Algeria • 7. Mi Ultima Voluntad (Tonite) – Sergeant Garcia – France/Spain Presebte Permanente - Acida - Argentina • 9. Por Qué Te Vas – Javier Alvarez - Spain • 10. Mañana - Los Aterciopelados - Colombia • 11. Original – Kana - France

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Kiri: Maori Songs

By Kiri Te Kanawa

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Maori folk songs, sung in the Maori language by Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, with other Maori vocalists; accompanied by guitars, drums and other percussion.

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Jamaica

By Putamayo

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One of the most popular and influential music forms of the twentieth century, reggae has traveled the world spreading its message of social and spiritual awareness. Reggae’s popularity comes partially from its image and the power of its lyrics; but at its heart it is good time music, with a laid-back, funky beat that keeps your feet moving and your head bobbing. The culmination of a number of strands in Jamaican music, reggae has a rich history that reflects an African musical legacy blended with British, Irish and Spanish influences topped off with American pop and soul. • 1. Reggae Got Soul - Toots & the Maytals • 2. Why Am I a Rastaman • 3. Give the People What They Want - Jimmy Cliff • 4. Midnight in Ethiopia • 5. Upside Down - Joe Higgs • 6. Rudeboy Shufflin - Israel Vibration • 7. None a Jah Jah Children No Cry - Ras Michael • 8. Streets of Freedom - The Gladiators • 9. Sponji Raggae - Black Uhuru • 10. Point Blank - Augustus Pablo • 11. Mystery Babylon - Peter Tosh

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Greece: A Musical Odyssey

By Putamayo

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Greece has long been a crossroads for sailors, warriors, traders and travelers of diverse origins. In this collection legends and rising stars of Greek music perform lively and haunting songs that connect the ancient and modern worlds. • 1. To Parelthon Thimithika (I Remembered the Past) - Apenanti with Melina Aslanidou • 2. Eleni (Helen) – Kostas Mantizios • 3. Pino Pino (I Drink, I Drink) - Anastasia Moutsatsou • 4. Sou Axize Mia Kaliteri Agalia (You Deserved a Better Love) - George Dalaras • 5. Iparhis Kapou Esi (If You Are Somewhere) – Elly Paspala • 6. Ragizi Apopse (Broken Pieces) - Children of the Revolution • 7. Arnisi (Denial) - Melina Kana • 8. M' Agapas, Tha S' Agapo (If You Love Me, I Will Love You) - Pantelis Thalassins • 9. Ela Mia Nichta (Come by One Night) - Theodosia Stiga • 10. Ah, Feggaraki Mou (Oh, My Little Moon) - Sofia Papzoglou & Gerasimos Andreatos • 11. Ta Ziliarika Sou Matia (Your Jealous Eyes) - Glykeria • 12. Exinta Dis Solaria (Sixty Billion Dollars) – Kostas Makedonas

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French Caribbean

By Putamayo

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A musical cruise of the French Caribbean with a selection of fun, upbeat zouk, compas, twoubadou, biguine and more. • Taxikreol - Mandolin' • Ralph Thamar - Me Se La • Michel Martelly - Pa Manyen Fanm Nan • Kali - Parfum des Iles • Haiti Twoubadou - Ki Demon Sa-a • Jean-Luc Alger - Man Biswenw' • Emeline Michel - Moso Manman • Zin - Kanpe Sou Yon Bit • Carimi - Ayiti • Kassav' - Rete

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