- Chłopcy Kontra Basia – Oj Tak!
- Söndörgő – Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks
- Calaita Flamenco Son – Calaita Flamenco Son
- Anansy Cissé – Mali Overdrive
- She'Koyokh – Wild Goats & Unmarried Women
- Shanren – Left Foot Dance Of The Yi
- The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cambodia
- The Rough Guide To African Blues
- The Rough Guide To Arabic Jazz
- The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove
- The Rough Guide To Scottish Music
- The Rough Guide To The Music Of Palestine
Latest WMN Releases - 2014
Oj Tak!Chłopcy Kontra Basia
Poland’s Chłopcy Kontra Basia spin original folk-tale lyrics and weave them with voice, double-bass and percussion. Oj Tak! leads you along a cake-crumb trail to an irresistibly surreal world.
The Rough Guide To Flamenco Guitar
Grounded in gypsy traditions, flamenco guitar has evolved to become a high art form and a potent symbol of Spanish culture. Arguably the most beautiful and technically demanding of all guitar styles, today’s greatest masters weave complex rhythms with breathtaking technical skill.
Tamburocket Hungarian FireworksSöndörgő
Fast and furious, fingers flying with a fiery panache, Söndörgő are one of the most exciting bands in Europe. With their signature instrument, the tambura, the band brilliantly combines respect for tradition with a desire to innovate and a fizzing virtuosity.
The Rough Guide To The Music Of Palestine
Palestine is a beautiful ancient land of faith where conflict appears to overshadow its creative voices. This unique Rough Guide explores the diverse and wonderful array of music that springs out of adversity and expresses the deep roots of Palestinian identity.
The Rough Guide To The Music Of The Sahara
Almost as big as the USA, the vast Sahara spans Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. Despite being the hottest desert on earth, it is home to millions of people whose diverse cultures and traditions create a vivid cultural landscape. This Rough Guide features the region’s best-loved artists as well as exploring beyond the arid sandscapes to reveal hidden Saharan sounds.
The Rough Guide To Latin Music For Children
The music of Latin America combines Spanish guitars, African percussion, and indigenous flutes to create some of the most vibrant music on the planet. The children’s songs on this Rough Guide take the lively Latin styles and add stories of ancient kingdoms, mythical journeys, natural wonders, and of course a host of wild animals.
The Rough Guide To Arabic Jazz
Jazz improvisation, syncopated beats and counter-culture attitudes have been swinging in the Arab world since the early twentieth century. This Rough Guide explores today’s thriving scene, revealing how blending jazz and Arabic music has created the most beautiful of musical concoctions.
Mali OverdriveAnansy Cissé
Anansy Cissé’s souped-up guitar distortions re-work the West African Desert Blues genre with a new, agitated attitude. Featuring the soku fiddle playing of Zoumana Tereta and accompanied by ngoni, bass and calabash, Cissé’s sound harnesses musical traditions and spits it out anew, taking us into Mali Overdrive.
The Rough Guide To Indian Classical Music
India's classical music is deeply bound to the country's ancient mystical traditions. This unique Rough Guide brings together the greatest names in Indian Classical music, performing some of the most beautiful ragas of India’s classical legacy. Enjoy the musical artistry of legendary performers such as Shivkumar Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Zakir Hussain and Ravi Shankar.
The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cambodia
Almost eradicated during the time of the Khmer Rouge, the psychedelic sounds of Cambodia live on in the memory of survivors and exiles as cherished treasures of a lost past. This Rough Guide celebrates the mind bending music from the 1960s and 1970s, with some of the best known artists of the day including Sin Sisamouth, Ros Sereysothea, Pan Ron alongside dynamic revival bands Dengue Fever and The Cambodian Space Project.
Calaita Flamenco Son
Grounded in authentic Spanish traditions, Calaita Flamenco Son’s innovative flamenco combines passionate vocals, awe-inspiring guitar virtuosity, intense percussion and jazz-inflected saxophone. Diverse musical influences have infused this stunning debut album with exquisite hidden qualities.
The Rough Guide To Celtic Music
Storytelling lies at the heart of Celtic music; breathtaking voices sing tales of lost love, tragedies both old and new, as well as exile, prison, war, and separation. Featuring bodhrán, flute, guitar and harp, this Rough Guide includes old folk lullabies, work songs and contemporary compositions from leading Celtic artists.
The Rough Guide To African Blues
In the twenty years since Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Touré won his first Grammy, a whole spectrum of African Blues has become hugely popular with a global audience. The shades of Blues on this Rough Guide range from the deep indigo of the Saharan nomads to a vivid Madagascan cobalt.
Wild Goats & Unmarried WomenShe'Koyokh
United by their love of rip-roaring artfully delivered klezmer, She’Koyokh spin tales of wild goats, unmarried women and broken hearts drawn from the rich folk traditions of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.
The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove
All the tracks in this treasure trove are either favourites of DJs and collectors but are otherwise unknown, have not yet been released, or have not been digitally reissued before. Unlike most Rough Guides, you may not recognize any names, but that is the point. When you dig deep, the payback is even greater.
The Rough Guide To The Music Of Mali
Mali is a fabled land of musical giants and this Rough Guide features the towering figures of Oumou Sangare, Ali Farka Touré and Basekou Kouyate. However the music of Mali is now under threat as never before. In the words of singer Fatoumata Diawara, ‘music has always brought hope in Mali. Music has always been strong and spiritual.’
Eastern Moon RisingBoris Kovač & La Campanella
In the half-light of an Eastern Moon Rising, Boris Kovač welcomes you with a beating jazz heart to a place where the East and West converge, freeing the musical soul to roam.
The Rough Guide To Scottish Music
Scotland’s music is an evolving story of originality and musicianship evoking life in the highlands and islands, the farm, the tenements and now increasingly the cosmopolitan city streets. Celebrate the contemporary sounds of Lau, Admiral Fallow and Karine Polwart alongside classic craft from The Campbells Of Greepe and Kathleen MacInnes.
Riverboat Records: Music From The Source
Riverboat Records: Celebrating 25 years of making music from around the world ‘Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.’ Jerome K Jerome: Three Men In A Boat
Left Foot Dance Of The YiShanren
The mountains of south-western China have inspired the folk traditions of those living in their shadows for millennia. Now, Shanren follow their ancestors' footsteps with a mash of traditional Chinese folk and buzzing modernity on their infectious international debut Left Foot Dance Of the Yi.
The Rough Guide To Arabic Café
This Rough Guide concocts a collection of laid-back music you can hear pumped out from street-side coffee-houses across North Africa and the Middle East. Sip the historic infusion with musical masters Maurice El Medioni, Akim El Sikameya, Ali Hassan Kuban, Salamat and Abdel Gadir Salim.
The Rough Guide To The Best African Music You've Never Heard
All of the artists featured on this unique Rough Guide present distinctive, original sounds emanating from Africa, selected exclusively from groups entering World Music Network’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. Check out Tani Diakite’s brand of Afro-funk, Simo Lagnawi’s Moroccan gnawa grooves and Wayo’s South Sudanese trance percussion.
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.