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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones' New Album: Joint Control

John Renbourn & Wizz Jones' New Album: Joint Control

Recorded shortly before John Renbourn’s death in March 2015, this landmark album brings together two of the most important and influential acoustic guitarists of our era. Great friends for over 50 years and regular playing partners for the last two years of John’s life, their mutual respect and musical understanding shines through these historic recordings.

Posted Sep 12th, 2016
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Cuban Rare Groove

Cuban Rare Groove

This lovingly curated crate-digging Rough Guide unearths unknown Cuban rare grooves from across the diaspora and beyond.

Posted Aug 30th, 2016
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New Vinyl Release:The Rough Guide To Brazilian Jazz

New Vinyl Release:The Rough Guide To Brazilian Jazz

This cutting edge Rough Guide digs deep into today's dynamic, shape-shifting Brazilian jazz scene – leaving 'The Girl From Ipanema' lounging in the shade.

Posted Aug 4th, 2016
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New Vinyl Release: Monoswezi Yanga

New Vinyl Release: Monoswezi Yanga

Monoswezi weave traditional African songs and instruments with cool Scandinavian jazz. Zimbabwean mbira and vocals are enriched with Mozambican percussion and embellished with Nordic sax and sympathetic rhythm section.

Posted Aug 4th, 2016
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New Album: Ethiopian Jazz

New Album: Ethiopian Jazz

Swinging Addis is thriving once again, with the distinctive ancient-sounding tones of Ethiopia blending with modern jazz interpretations to create a totally unmistakable fusion. From the legendary innovators Mulatu Astatke and Getatchew Mekuria to today’s new generation of artists, this Rough Guide celebrates this burgeoning and most captivating of musical scenes.

Posted Aug 3rd, 2016
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Brand New Vinyl Releases

Brand New Vinyl Releases

World Music Network has recently released some fantastic vinyl albums across our our Rough Guide and Riverboat labels.

Posted Jul 13th, 2016
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Out Now: Peru Rare Groove

Out Now: Peru Rare Groove

This crate digging Rough Guide brings to light forgotten gems and golden grooves of tropical Peru.

Posted Jul 13th, 2016
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New Release: The Rough Guide To Gospel Blues

New Release: The Rough Guide To Gospel Blues

From the true guitar evangelists such as Blind Willie Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis to blues legends Charley Patton and Skip James, these recordings illustrate how the line separating the Lord’s song and ‘devil’s music’ was very thin.

Posted Jun 6th, 2016
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Press Quotes

The Rough Guide to New Orleans

New City Music, Chicago: 'a great showcase of the funky sounds currently made in Crescent City'.

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa

The Guardian, UK, 3*** stars: 'A classy compilation'.

Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: Greekadelia

Guardian, UK 4****stars: 'A highly original, compelling set'.

Sambasunda Quintet: Java

Froots, UK: '... a superb album of an under-represented music ... and comes highly recommended'.