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Battle Of The Bands Winner - Oysland

Battle Of The Bands Winner - Oysland

The winner of the World Music Network Battle Of The Band competition is the London-based klezmer band Oysland with their classic rendition of 'Ederlezi Avela'

Posted Mar 28th, 2017
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Lost In China

Lost In China

From the bustling chaos of Beijing to the deserts of Xinjiang, Lost In China celebrates a new generation of artists who, united by their desire to explore and at times confound local traditions, have not previously been heard outside their homeland.

Posted Feb 10th, 2017
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Debashish Bhattacharya: Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute To Tau Moe

Debashish Bhattacharya: Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute To Tau Moe

Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute To Tau Moe explores one of the most unexpected and mysterious untold stories in the history of the guitar: how it arrived in India from Hawaii and was popularised by one man, Hawaiian slide guitar legend Tau Moe.

Posted Jan 6th, 2017
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The Corner House Set - Irish Music At It's Best

The Corner House Set - Irish Music At It's Best

The Corner House Set celebrates traditional Irish music at its best. Virtuosos Aidan Coffey, Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn and Colm Murphy combine accordion, fiddle, bouzouki and bodhrán to deliver a rip-roaring album inspired and named after one of Cork City’s nest public houses.

Posted Nov 9th, 2016
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Brexit Blues - Celebrating Cultural Diversity Across Europe

Brexit Blues - Celebrating Cultural Diversity Across Europe

Brexit Blues offers a light-hearted yet poignant collection of folk, roots and blues music from across Europe, lamenting a decision that confounds those of us who openly welcome our neighbours and celebrate cultural diversity.

Posted Nov 9th, 2016
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Söndörgo: Live Wires

Söndörgo: Live Wires

Söndörgő dazzle audiences around the globe with their unstoppable tamburitza music. This rip-roaring travelogue of audio postcards is captured in crystalline clarity; turn up the dial and play it loud!

Posted Oct 28th, 2016
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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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The Rough Guide to New Orleans

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

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

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