The Rough Guide To Undiscovered World
This excellently eccentric Rough Guide is a whistle-stop tour of wild world music. The majority of music here is previously un-released, so you won’t hear this anywhere else, and it’s not worth missing. Enjoy everything from a trio of Romanian harmonica enthusiasts to a Zimbabwean-Brazilian jazz project, and more.
» Budget price sampler
» Introductory 1 x disc format
'a richly varied set of sounds' 4****stars Songlines
- Listen Saratuspersen: Sundanese in Bali (5:01)
- Listen Shanren: Thirty Years (3:50)
- Listen Krar Collective: Guragigna (6:05)
- Listen Chłopcy Kontra Basia: Jerzy (4:13)
- Listen Julaba Kunda - Juldeh Camara & Griselda Sanderson: Pijin Jalen (3:08)
- Listen Jadid Ensemble: Sigh Of The Moor (6:08)
- Listen Zmei Trei: Geamparale From Daieni (2:04)
- Listen Mosaic: Druhny (4:16)
- Listen Monoswezi: Hondo (6:29)
- Listen Matsubara: Akory Anao Aminahy (4:09)
- Listen Pax Nindi: Marakatu Mbira (2:48)
- Listen Trio Tekke: Inda (4:56)
- Listen Suaramantra: Putri Mandalika (6:54)
- Listen Amadou Diagne: Senegal (3:12)
- Listen Choir Invisible - The Desmond & Leah Tutu Peace Choir: Sithi Shwele (2:14)
All the tracks featured here were entered into World Music Network’s innovative ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. Via our online forum artists from all over the globe can visit our website, upload a track and drive support via social media platforms. The winning tracks are featured on this compilation, and considered for other World Music Network projects. This unique approach promotes contemporary world music straight from the source.
Highlights featured on The Rough Guide To Undiscovered World include Chłopcy Kontra Basia, a Polish folk-jazz band composed of female lead singer and clarinettist Basia and a two-part male rhythm section. ‘Hondo’ by Monoswezi seamlessly marries Scandinavian jazz and minimalism with traditional music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. ‘Sithi Shwele’ is by the ninety-strong Choir Invisible, personal choir of Desmond Tutu in the United Kingdom. The mighty Krar Collective have a forthcoming album on World Music Network’s Riverboat Records label, and are heard here on the stomping track, ‘Guragigna’. Amadou Diagne, a previous winner who has recently released a full length solo album with World Music Network, is also heard on the gentle guitar led track, ‘Senegal’. ‘Thirty Years’ by Shanren fuses indigenous music from Yunnan, south-western China with indie rock, reggae and ska. The album is full of other diverse delights.
The Rough Guide to Undiscovered World is a single-disc budget price sampler, and is the perfect introduction or refresher to the informative World Music Network/Rough Guide brand.