- Debashish Bhattacharya – Beyond The Ragasphere
- The Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia
- The Rough Guide To African Disco
- The Rough Guide To Cumbia
- The Rough Guide To Irish Music
- The Rough Guide To Acoustic Africa
- The Rough Guide To Arabic Revolution
- Nuru Kane – Exile
- The Rough Guide To The Music Of Senegal
- The Rough Guide To Samba
- Monoswezi – The Village
- The Rough Guide To The Music Of China
New Releases in 2013
The Sahara SessionsEtran Finatawa
The Sahara Sessions was recorded deep in the desert. Sheltered only by an animal-skin tent and the vast canopy of midnight stars, Etran Finatawa played their guitars and sang straight from the heart. Each poignant song and every slap of the calabash drum articulating the deep-set divisions in the Sahel region that are threatening their Nomad way of life.
The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Brazil
This Rough Guide is a psychedelic treat that is full to bursting with far-out Brazilian grooves. Discover cutting-edge explorations by artists like Tom Zé, Laranja Freak and Jupiter Maça, then dig deep into the archive and let loose to the retro vibrations of Quintal De Clorofila and José Mauro. Next, revel in one of the first ever reissues of the track ‘Renata’ from a rare 1970 EP by offbeat psych-garage band, Liverpool.
The Rough Guide To African Music For Children
This Rough Guide contains a collection of joyful tracks that have been road-tested and hand-picked to entertain children the world over. Celebrate in the creative sounds of Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, Malagasy maestro Lala Njava and Malian marvels Amadou & Mariam.
Beyond The RagasphereDebashish Bhattacharya
Guitar legends John McLaughlin and Jerry Douglas collaborate with Indian slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya to explore Beyond The Ragasphere, accompanied by a galaxy of friends including tabla giants Pandit’s Bickram Ghosh and Tanmoy Bose and introducing the stunning vocals of Anandi Bhattacharya.
The Rough Guide To African Disco
As the 1970s dawned, the all-glittering, all-dancing sounds of disco were reverberating right around the globe. Creative scenesters put their own spin on the disco sound, mashing together the rhythmic pulse of funk, soul and Latin with African grooves; soukous, Afrobeat, township jive and more. Dig the far out sounds of Osibisa, Tony Allen, Mango Groove and Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
The Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia
During the 1960s and 1970s in Latin America, revolution was in the air – youth subculture was breaking its bonds, minds were expanding and music was turning inside out. This Rough Guide features a lovingly re-mastered selection of classic cuts by Joe Cuba and Johnny Rivera alongside contemporary psychedelic pioneers Brownout and Ocote Soul Sounds.
The Rough Guide To Acoustic Africa
This Rough Guide takes the listener on a criss-crossing journey across the African continent, sponging up the most evocative unplugged music emanating from the great continent along the way. Enjoy the rich desert blues of Etran Finatawa, the Baye Fall Gnawa of Nuru Kane, the masakanda magic of Shiyani Ncgobo, and the Mozambican melodies of Mabulu.
The Rough Guide To Arabic Revolution
During the Arab Spring, as protestors flooded the streets in protest against the ruling elite, it was music that galvanised their spirit and communicated their message out loud. Powerful chants, soaring traditional melodies and articulate hip-hop radiated throughout the revolutions. This Rough Guide charts the best underground tunes by El Tanbura, Sami Yusuf and Freemuse award winner Ramy Essam.
Nuru’s music, like the Baye Fall clothes he wears, is a patchwork. Exile, Nuru’s third album, charts his experiences living in Europe, far from his Senegalese homeland. Streams of influence from his life in France, his trips to North Africa and his time in urban London run deep throughout his sound. Here, his resonant Moroccan guimbri, along with guitars, kora and calabash, bounce and colour his luxurious deep singing voice.
The Rough Guide To Irish Music
The music of Ireland is a tradition that is alive and kicking. Right the way across the country music fills every corner of life – warm pubs bubble with musicians taking part in impromptu seisúns and rousing late-night sing-songs are commonplace. This album features musicians old and new, from Waterford to Donegal and Kerry to Belfast. Revel in the sounds of Altan, Karan Casey, Sharon Shannon and Brendan Mulholland.
The Rough Guide To Cumbia
Colombian cumbia is the beloved tropical dance music that is currently enjoying a revival on club dance floors. This Rough Guide highlights the best from cumbia’s coastal Afro-Caribbean roots through to its entirely modern incarnations. Explore the vintage works of Lucho Bermúdez, Los Corraleros de Majagual through to the urban styling’s of El Hijo De La Cumbia and Los Chapillacs.
Monoswezi’s music sounds fresh and wide-open: traits that owe to the bands marvelously multi-cultural inspirations. Expect gentle mbira, looping percussion, memorable sung melodies, and subtle saxophone.
The Rough Guide To Samba
Samba is the dancing spirit and rhythm of life in Brazil. This Rough Guide features the best of old and new from the Afro-Brazilian inspired Mart’nalia and underground artist Loop B to legendary sambista Alcione and superstar vocalist Marisa Monte.
The Rough Guide To The Music Of Senegal
Among the fabled sounds of West Africa, Senegal is a land of musical giants. This Rough Guide includes a roll call of the legends: Baaba Maal, Cheikh Lo, Orchestra Baobab, Ismael Lô and a young Youssou N’Dour all feature alongside contemporary sounds from the rootsy kora of griot Diabel Cissokho to the cutting edge Sister Fa.
The WMN Store
All MP3s available for purchase in the World Music Network Store are encoded at 320kbps to ensure a high sound quality. All tracks in the Introducing and Riverboat labels, as well as a selection of Rough Guide titles, are available for download as individual MP3s or as part of an album bundle.