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The Rough Guide To Samba: Out Now On Limited Vinyl!

The Rough Guide To Samba: Out Now On Limited Vinyl!

On 29 June, the Rough Guide To Samba will be added to our vinyl catalogue!

Posted Jun 26th, 2015
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The Rough Guide To Summer Evenings: Top 5 Psychedelic Tracks

The Rough Guide To Summer Evenings: Top 5 Psychedelic Tracks

A psychedelic soundtrack to summer evenings, featuring music from Nigeria, Cambodia, India and Peru.

Posted Jun 22nd, 2015
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Determine The Order Of The July Audio Chart!

Determine The Order Of The July Audio Chart!

Listen to our pick of the latest world music releases, and then vote for up to three of your favourite albums to influence the order of the July Audio Chart!

Posted Jun 15th, 2015
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Future Sound Of Mzansi: Watch The Documentary!

Future Sound Of Mzansi: Watch The Documentary!

Documentary directed by Nthato Mokgata (aka Spoek Mathambo) and Lebo Rasethaba is now available on Youtube. Read the article for a synopsis of each installment and to view the videos.

Posted Jun 15th, 2015
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Two New Rough Guides: East Coast Blues & Carlos Gardel!

Two New Rough Guides: East Coast Blues & Carlos Gardel!

On 25 May, World Music Network is releasing two new Rough Guides, 'The Rough Guide To Tango Legends: Carlos Gardel' & 'The Rough Guide To East Coast Blues'

Posted May 22nd, 2015
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New Riverboat Release: 'Monoswezi Yanga'

New Riverboat Release: 'Monoswezi Yanga'

On 25 May, Riverboat Records will release Monoswezi's second album: 'Monoswezi Yanga'

Posted May 20th, 2015
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Determine The Order Of The June Audio Chart!

Determine The Order Of The June Audio Chart!

Listen to our pick of the latest world music releases, and then vote for up to three of your favourite albums to influence the order of the June Audio Chart!

Posted May 15th, 2015
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The Rough Guide To Howlin' Wolf - Out On Vinyl!

The Rough Guide To Howlin' Wolf - Out On Vinyl!

World Music Network is proud to present a new record on vinyl: 'The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: Howlin' Wolf'. What kind of a man gets a nickname like ‘Howlin' Wolf’? Well, a three hundred pound giant with a voice so powerful it sounds as if it could knock down buildings fits the brief!

Posted Apr 29th, 2015
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Six Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day 2015!

Six Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day 2015!

Enjoyed Record Store Day 2015? World Music Network has released no less than 6 (!) recent Rough Guides on vinyl, perfect to add to your record collection!

Posted Apr 20th, 2015
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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'.