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post #31 of 292
Amassakoul by Tinariwen - electric bluesy guitar rock by arab nomads in Mali
There is even a rap song collectively chanted. It is hard to describe but wonderful to hear. This is great stuff. For a better description, look this up on Amazon. And if you get it, be sure to check out the translation of lyrics.


If you are adventurous, get your ears on Genghis Blues. Tuvan (north of Mongolia) throat singing meets Delta blues. Xenophobes beware! This challenges some of my fundamental auditory assumptions and I love it! Should you enjoy this music I strongly recommend watching the video by the same name documenting the recently deceased American blind bluesman Paul Pena traveling around Tuva.[quoted/paraphrased from a previous post]
post #32 of 292
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Originally Posted by Enverxis
Im looking for some World Music with Woodwinds, Various Percussion, Acoustic Guitar and Female Vocals (no language preference)

any recommendations ?
There is/was a very cool band out of Poland, called Atman , who are described as a "Polish experimental ethno-folk collective... Forging an aesthetic they dubbed "forest music" -- a sound created with acoustic instruments and Tibetan instruments..." An offshoot, and slightly weirder group is The Magic Carpathians .
post #33 of 292
female vocals ?
post #34 of 292
Putumayo record label has some wonderful collections of "world" music that is available on search from Towerrecords.

Two more obscure favorites of mine are below:

La Votz Deus Anjos
by Balaguera





En Mana Kuoyo
by Ayub Ogada

post #35 of 292
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Originally Posted by Enverxis
female vocals ?
yup
post #36 of 292
Awesome ill try those out
post #37 of 292
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Originally Posted by Enverxis
Awesome ill try those out
You may also want to check out Jorane... she's not bad
post #38 of 292
NacMacFeegle - Since you already have so much to sift through I will only recommend 2 albums so please take that as my top two that never get old in my book.

The first is Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Vol. 3 a Bulgarian womans chior that stack chords like I have never heard. Very dark and very unique IMO.

The second is a very different flavor but it is almost like a Latin Jazz thing the band is Pepe & Bottle Blondes. That's my 2¢
post #39 of 292
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Originally Posted by wakeride74
You may also want to check out Jorane... she's not bad
she's aight nothing special imo...she's also on the six degrees site...check out dierdre/ekova who are on there as well
post #40 of 292
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
Putumayo record label has some wonderful collections of "world" music that is available on search from Towerrecords.
putomayo is good for introducing "world music" to people who are new to that aspect of music, i like the fact that they give you artists for specific tastes so to speak
post #41 of 292
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Originally Posted by wakeride74
NacMacFeegle - Since you already have so much to sift through I will only recommend 2 albums so please take that as my top two that never get old in my book.

The first is Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Vol. 3 a Bulgarian womans chior that stack chords like I have never heard. Very dark and very unique IMO.

The second is a very different flavor but it is almost like a Latin Jazz thing the band is Pepe & Bottle Blondes. That's my 2¢
Wakeride..Thanks for the tips...I already have some Mystere stuff and love it..It's great for Christmas time instead of cds with 'standard' fare on them. I'll also be checking out Pepe...Love BVSC already.
My wallet thanks you too

-Nac...
post #42 of 292
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Originally Posted by Enverxis
Im looking for some World Music with Woodwinds, Various Percussion, Acoustic Guitar and Female Vocals (no language preference)

any recommendations ?
also try the following:
1. Natacha Atlas
2. Sezen Aksu
3. Lila Downs
4. Lhasa
5. Susheela Raman
post #43 of 292
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Originally Posted by gratefulshrink
In this vein, I don't think anyone has mentioned King Sunny Ade.
that's another BIG ONE right there and since a lot of you are mentioning African music here's a link of more http://africanmusic.org/alpha.html
post #44 of 292
i forgot to mention another great voice is Irinia Mikhailova (if you decide to check out Natacha Atlas check out Irinia Mikhailova as well) http://www.irinamikhailova.com/ a little info from the site: Irina is a cross-pollinating vocalist, composer, and multi instrumentalist whose musical style reflects the rich traditions of Russia, the Middle East and Asia. Born into a family of professional musicians in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, Irina currently resides in San Francisco, California. Rich with the multi-ethnic sounds that surrounded her childhood, and the power and depth of her own soul, she lends her warm and other-worldly vocals to an eclectic range of music from classical to traditional, as well as electronic and other crossover genres.

lol someone needs to cut my fingers off from typing and replying to this thread (i'm already trying to hold back a little bit with recommendations)
post #45 of 292
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Originally Posted by Enverxis
Im looking for some World Music with Woodwinds, Various Percussion, Acoustic Guitar and Female Vocals (no language preference)

any recommendations ?

For some reason Badi Asad on the Chesky label comes to mind, you may like it ...

http://www.guitaralive.org/asad_b.html
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