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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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Best WMN Releases Of 2014...So Far!

Best WMN Releases Of 2014...So Far!

With the Autumn well on its way, it's time to look back at all the good things that happened during World Music Network/Riverboat Records' double anniversary. Find out what releases have been best-sellers in 2014!

Posted Oct 21st, 2014
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Simo Lagnawi's New Album 'The Gnawa Berber': Trance-Inducing Grooves

Simo Lagnawi's New Album 'The Gnawa Berber': Trance-Inducing Grooves

Seamlessly infusing his Berber origins with deep gnawa grooves, Simo Lagnawi’s trance-inducing music is an unstoppable expression of freedom and liberation. His new album 'The Gnawa Berber' is out on 20 October, on Riverboat Records.

Posted Oct 17th, 2014
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Liberian Musicians Fight Ebola With Songs

Liberian Musicians Fight Ebola With Songs

Ebola is real. The fact is all too apparent as the first cases are spotted in the US. In Liberia, though, the statement is the chorus to a hit song. More than that, it's a necessary call to action in a country where many didn't believe in the virus' existence. Working both alongside aid organizations like UNICEF and independently, Liberian musicians are releasing music to spread awareness and combat the Ebola outbreak in their country.

Posted Oct 9th, 2014
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FatDog Debuts On Riverboat Records With 'New Found Land'

FatDog Debuts On Riverboat Records With 'New Found Land'

FatDog are the musical torchbearers of a new found land – a mythical island in the North Sea, where musicians from Scandinavia and Britain meet to play and swap stories. Their debut album is available on Riverboat Records now.

Posted Oct 6th, 2014
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Music Without Frontiers: A New Rough Guide In Association With UNPO

Music Without Frontiers: A New Rough Guide In Association With UNPO

There is a good reason why most of us have heard very little Oromo, Balochi, Kurdish, or Basque music. After all, if you are stateless, what state is actually going to promote your music? WMN proudly presents 'The Rough Guide To Music Without Frontiers', a compilation album produced in collaboration with UNPO.

Posted Oct 6th, 2014
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Two New Rough Guides: Bollywood Disco & Fado Legends

Two New Rough Guides: Bollywood Disco & Fado Legends

Two new compilation albums are to be released by World Music Network on 29 September: 'The Rough Guide To Bollywood Disco' and 'The Rough Guide To Fado Legends'

Posted Sep 23rd, 2014
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Half Price Sale On All Children's Rough Guides!

Half Price Sale On All Children's Rough Guides!

All of our Children's Rough Guides are on offer until 31 October only!

Posted Sep 23rd, 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'.