- The Rough Guide To Bellydance (Second Edition)
- The Rough Guide To Flamenco Dance
- The Rough Guide To Afrobeat Revolution
- The Rough Guide To Bhangra (Second Edition)
- The Rough Guide To Gypsy Revival
- The Rough Guide To Merengue Dance
- The Rough Guide To Salsa Dance (Third Edition)
- The Rough Guide To Tango Revival
- The Rough Guide To Highlife
- The Rough Guide To Samba
- The Rough Guide To African Disco
- The Rough Guide To Bollywood Disco
Latest WMN Releases
The Rough Guide To A World Of Psychedelia
The psychedelic movement of the 1960s imprinted a kaleidoscopic stamp on musical cultures from across the globe – from the Tropicália artists in Brazil to the Afrobeat groups in West Africa and even the legendary Bollywood composers. Carefully selected from albums in the Rough Guide Psychedelic series, these mind-bending, rebellious and deeply cool grooves create a heady psychedelic brew which is guaranteed to open up new musical doors.
The Rough Guide To South African Jazz
South African jazz is a pertinent reminder of the intrinsic link between music and the dismantling of oppression. This Rough Guide celebrates the legacy of many of the great players and showcases the wealth of burgeoning jazz talent emerging from the Rainbow Nation.
Gypsy LoverFaith i Branko
Gypsy Lover chronicles the meeting of cultures in music and in marriage; Serbian gypsy violin maestro Branko and English circus performer and accordionist Faith present a beautiful collection of songs combining traditional Balkan sounds with edgy and witty vocals.
The Rough Guide To Americana
This Rough Guide contains the sweetest, bleakest, songs from the Americana scene in recent years: there's dogs, there's cars, there's saints and there's Jesus – and a whole lot of twisted love gone wrong... Welcome to the world of Americana.
The Rough Guide To Bottleneck Blues
By imitating the cries and moans of the human voice, the haunting sound of the bottleneck has become synonymous with the blues. This Rough Guide shows how in the hands of many of the great early bluesmen it became the ultimate mode of musical expression.
The Rough Guide To The Best World Music You've Never Heard
This seamless collection of some of the finest unheard musical treasures from around the world was gathered from World Music Network’s ‘Battle Of The Bands’ competition. From the souped-up guitar of Mali’s Anansy Cissé to modern Yiddish melodies with a modern twist by Mostly Kosher, this album represents artists at the very cutting edge of world music.
Lost In Mali
Keeping an ear to the ground for today’s Malian sounds, these tunes were specially recorded for this release and feature inspirational new artists yet to be heard outside their homeland.
The Attic TapesJohn Renbourn
Lovingly mastered from old tapes found in a friend’s attic, this is a vintage collection of previously unreleased rarities and early works by one of the guitar's truly great innovators.
The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cumbia
In the late 1960s cumbia was reborn psychedelic. This surf guitar groove sprang from the coastal cities of Colombia, Peru and Mexico where, under the influence of the western psychedelic culture, conditions were ripe for incredible experimentation.
The Rough Guide To Latin Disco
From its underground roots in the nightclubs of New York, disco music had strong connections with the Latino community. The irresistible influence of salsa and Latin percussion permeates this selection, which features many of the legendary artists of the 1970s disco heyday as well as the new wave of Latin disco inspired bands.
Monoswezi weave traditional African songs and instruments with cool Scandinavian jazz. Zimbabwean mbira and vocals are enriched with Mozambican percussion and embellished with Nordic sax and sympathetic rhythm section.
The Rough Guide To Psychedelic India
Indian music was hugely influential on Western psychedelia and the feeling was mutual. On this mind-expanding Rough Guide, hallucinatory sounds drift in and out of drones and ragas, ranging from the lysergic sitar of Ananda Shankar and trippy Bollywood vibes of the 1970s to more recent concoctions by Sunday Driver and The Bombay Royale.
The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Salsa
This Rough Guide explores the heady influence of psychedelia on salsa, from the fuzzy tropical guitars of the sixties and seventies to today’s cutting edge bands experimenting with weird & wonderful psychedelic sounds.
The Rough Guide To African Rare Groove (Vol. 1)
From bright Nigerian highlife horns to Ethiopian fuzz-tone guitar riffs, this Rough Guide presents a broad selection of rare African dance grooves. Hard to find but easy to dance to.
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.