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Cabin Jam to New Found Land: Interview with FatDog

Cabin Jam to New Found Land: Interview with FatDog

We talked to saxophonist Hallvard Godal about venturing into new musical territory with FatDog, who released their debut album, New Found Land, in October.

Posted Dec 9th, 2014
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Three New Rough Guide LPs: Add Them To Your Vinyl Collection Now!

Three New Rough Guide LPs: Add Them To Your Vinyl Collection Now!

World Music Network has just released three Rough Guides on vinyl: 'The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: Bessie Smith', 'The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: B.B. King Birth Of A Legend' and 'The Rough Guide To Indian Classical Music'. All records are limited editions and come with a free digital download card.

Posted Dec 9th, 2014
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2014: Söndörgő Tamburockets To Success

2014: Söndörgő Tamburockets To Success

For some, 2014 has been a good year. For Söndörgő, it has been an excellent year! Their new album 'Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks' received rave reviews, nominations, titles and more! Plus they've recently released a new music video... what more do you want?

Posted Dec 8th, 2014
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50% Discount With Dance The World Album Sale

50% Discount With Dance The World Album Sale

Say goodbye to the winter blues & hello to your newly acquired tail feathers: our Dance The World Album Sale will make you want to shake them all winter long!

Posted Dec 4th, 2014
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The Thoughts Behind 'Neva/Harmony': An Interview With Olcay Bayir

The Thoughts Behind 'Neva/Harmony': An Interview With Olcay Bayir

You've heard the music, now hear the thoughts behind it. World Music Network interviews Olcay Bayir.

Posted Nov 24th, 2014
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'Finding Fela': New Documentary

'Finding Fela': New Documentary

New film, 'Finding Fela' chronicles life and legacy of Afrobeat founder and political rebel, Fela Kuti.

Posted Nov 19th, 2014
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Peace & Rhythm: New Record Label By Rough Guides Compiler

Peace & Rhythm: New Record Label By Rough Guides Compiler

Good news! Our friend and Rough Guide compiler Pablo Yglesias a.k.a. DJ Bongohead has set up his own vinyl record label, Peace & Rhythm! The album release party of Peliroja's new 7 inch, Situaciones happened in New York City last Wednesday, which is one of Peace & Rhythm's first releases.

Posted Nov 4th, 2014
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WOMEX 2014: Another Vibrant Year

WOMEX 2014: Another Vibrant Year

WOMEX celebrated its 20th edition in Santiago de Compostela, Spain last week. Find out the winners of the fest's annual award ceremony here.

Posted Oct 31st, 2014
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'Neva/Harmony' - The New Album By Olcay Bayir

'Neva/Harmony' - The New Album By Olcay Bayir

Olcay Bayir is releasing her debut album on the award winning label Riverboat Records on 27 October. The album launch party will take place at The Vortex in London on 5 November.

Posted Oct 24th, 2014
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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'.

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'.