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post #61 of 292
Bump for a great thread...
As I just posted in the 5 newest cd's thread, I made out really well for my birthday..Picked up a few new ones;
Orchestre National Des Barbes - Poulina. Awesome stuff from the Barbery coast by way of France..If you like Rai styling or Khalid or Rachid Taha hunt down this mobs output. Only 2 cd's that I'm aware of (wouldn't that be great if theres more from them that had escaped me? I should be so lucky ) and I have both. It's a tough call between this one and their Live one.
Hi- Fidelity Dub Sessions, Chapter One. My ancient ol' bro sent this all the way from Oz (Perth to be exact) and it's cool like Tosca. Maybe shouldn't be in the world music thread but it did come from down under.
Vartina - Ilmatar. Finnish band with stunning vocals great just great..
And last, but not least, my lovely wife got me a triple box set from Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares which included Vol 1, Vol 2, and Ritual. You all know how awesome their stuff is so I won't ramble on any more.
Poor ol Acidtripwow (my CD exchange partner) has a tough act to follow
Get listening...

-Nac...
post #62 of 292
hey nac did you ever get the emerald aether and if so how do you like it? rachid taha and kahlid are great
post #63 of 292
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Originally Posted by antiant
hey nac did you ever get the emerald aether and if so how do you like it? rachid taha and kahlid are great
Never did!!! However we have Christmas coming up and as soon as I get a grip and send off my wish list to Acidtripwow I'll live in hope Mind you he's going to have a big list to plough through...
How about your good self? What have you picked up lately that we should know about?


-Nac...
post #64 of 292
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Originally Posted by NacMacFeegle
Mind you he's going to have a big list to plough through...
How about your good self? What have you picked up lately that we should know about?
-Nac...
i could imagine @ the list...nothing so far in the world music scene
post #65 of 292
It's nice to be back. Random musings:

1) Lila Downs
She is quite simply the most expressive and versatile vocalist right now. Her albums are on top of my list (well, I still haven't got her first); each album circle around a theme: Tree of Life is her own interpretation on Meso-American mythology; Border (my fav) tells the often harrowing stories of Mexican imigrants to the States;Una Sangre is a celebration on the collective identity of Meso- and South-American people.

But unfortunately, Downs is perhaps best appreciated on CD -- I've seen her live and I was rather disappointed.

2)Irina Mikhailova
I'm glad she is still active. I have only her first album Russian Twilight: you'll want this album just for the voice alone, and the top-class production (it is an HDCD to boot). Musically it is a mixed-heritage mixed-bag, and some of the longer pieces doesn't carry out too well, I'm aftaid.

3) Modern Bossa Nova music
I like Bebel Gilberto, nice lazy afternoon music. But there are other choices out there: my favorite is Paula Morelenbaum with her crystal-clear voice. She performs as a duo with her husband, Cellist Jacque Morelenbaum.

Perhaps the easiest to find is their collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Casa. Also worth looking for is the album Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum

4) Buena Vista Social Club and sundry.

I saw Omara Portundo last October and it was a memorable concert. Although, perhaps because of age, she had to retire backstage rather often. She seemed genuinely moved by the warm reception from the audience.

I have no complains with BVSC in general, but their popularity did somehow eclipse practitioners of different Cuban styles. There are already enough brassy, jazzy Cuban music on the market; perhaps one should start looking elsewere:



I have recommended this bargin-price 5CD set, Oriente De Cuba, on head-fi before, and people said they liked it. It is quite a different sound: less brass, more acoustic guitars; less exuberant, more intimacy. This set should now be reasonably easy to find.

For those who prefer the BVSC type of sound, an earlier double-CD set, Estrellas De Areito, is not to be missed.

5) Celtic music with a electronic/ambient twist

There must have been a lot of these in my collection, but right now I can't think of one that had me jumping with joy. On top of my mind is perhaps The Bard and the Warrior by Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning -- beautifully wrought original melodies in an evocative atmosphere.

6) Others:

I see you guys dig female vocals, and one that I haven't seen mentioned is Virginia Rodrigues from Brazil. Her beautfully sweet voice is the seemingly impossible combination of lightness and solidarity. Although she had a new album out in 2003, I prefer her previous, incredibly classy album Nos.



Wonderful review here.

Also, Marta Sebestyen from Hungary should be fairy famous, having been featured on the second album by Deep Forest. She is however best heard on her works with the group Muzsikas, especially The Bartok Album and Morning Star
post #66 of 292
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...music&v=glance

Robbie Robertson - Music For Native Americans

Really really amazing cd.
post #67 of 292
A delightful little gem that is easily passed unnoticed:



New Dawn by Waaberi, a group from Somalia.

Somalia is a Muslim country, and its music has a lot in common with the Islamic traditions of the Middle East, plus influences from its neighbouring African countries. This is a very accessible album; the energetic female vocalist Maryam Mursal will surely have you tapping your feet.
post #68 of 292
Tabla Beat Science: Live in San Fransisco at Stern Grove

This was a Bill Laswell-organized "super-group." This 2-disc live album is better than the studio album. Zakir Hussain, Talvin Singh, etc. Surprisingly well recorded.
post #69 of 292
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This is a very accessible album; the energetic female vocalist Maryam Mursal will surely have you tapping your feet.
yeah i have only one track of maryam mursal and wow is she amazing plus she has done stuff with Peter Gabriel and his Real World, looks like i'll have to add that one on the list and as far as irinia mikhailova i heard her via Kaya Project from the interchill records website, but good mentions nonetheless
post #70 of 292
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Originally Posted by TMHBAT
Tabla Beat Science: Live in San Fransisco at Stern Grove

This was a Bill Laswell-organized "super-group." This 2-disc live album is better than the studio album. Zakir Hussain, Talvin Singh, etc. Surprisingly well recorded.
i have the album as well and its good, i have another compilation with bill laswell where some of these songs are different in sound, pretty interesting as well, but you can't go wrong with bill laswell and not to mention Zakir, Karsh, Gigi and MIDIval
post #71 of 292

ADIEMUS

I personally find Karl Jenkins´ ADIEMUS very enjoyable. Its fusion of tribal and classical is unique, and the chamber choir voices are nothing short of amazing.

Cheers!

EDIT: grammar
post #72 of 292
Habib Koite & Bamada - Baro

Great music, and one of the best recordings I own. Luscious sound!
post #73 of 292
I'll second the Astor Piazzolla "Tango: Zero Hour" from the first page.

And I'll up the pot with:
Amadou & Mariam "Dimanche á Bamako"
Awesome Afro-pop.
post #74 of 292
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Originally Posted by patgod
And I'll up the pot with:
Amadou & Mariam "Dimanche á Bamako"
Awesome Afro-pop.
yeah french as well and producer Manu Chao
post #75 of 292
ok it's time for this thread to be "bumped" again, just wondering if anyone has heard anything new as of late? As for me, i recently acquired Cheb I Sabbah's "La Kahena" and let me tell you, this album imo is amazing, it's mostly female vocals with all kinds of influences (morrorco, amazigh culture, "middle eastern," north african etc) and is worth getting, take a look here on cheb i sabbah's site, you can listen to some clips and get a feel of the album and other works: http://www.chebisabbah.com/ don't sleep! i've also acquired some other stuff as well, but i feel like talking about this one in particular
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