- Lala Njava – Malagasy Blues Song
- The Rough Guide To Flamenco
- The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood
- The Rough Guide To Voodoo
- Debashish Bhattacharya – Beyond The Ragasphere
- Etran Finatawa – The Sahara Sessions
- The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Brazil
- The Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia
- The Rough Guide To The Mediterranean
- The Rough Guide To Irish Music
- The Rough Guide To Cumbia
- The Rough Guide To African Music For Children
Latest WMN Releases
Malagasy Blues SongLala Njava
Like the flora and fauna of her Madagascar homeland, Lala Njava’s music is distinctive and unique. Listen out for her silvery wandering voice, lush rolling guitars and rippling percussion on this, her striking debut album – her Malagasy Blues Song.
The Rough Guide To Voodoo
Welcome to the spiritual rhythms of voodoo, brought by slaves from the religion’s West African birthplace to its incarnations in Haiti (Voudou), Cuba (Santería), Brazil (Candomble), Trinidad, and New Orleans. Grupo Vocal Desandann, Lord Nelson, Gangbé Brass Band, Maria Bethania and Dr John stand side-by-side in this unique take on voodoo’s riveting musical history.
Call Of BangaloreJyotsna Srikanth
Explore the beauty of Jyotsna’s South Indian violin on this sensitively crafted collection of Carnatic music. Adept at playing in many styles, Jyotsna’s elastic approach imbues her classical playing with a fresh energy that summons listeners to discover the elegant musical traditions of her home; this is her Call Of Bangalore.
The Rough Guide To Latin Dance (Digital Only)
This Rough Guide invites you to dance Latin style with the hottest tango, rumba, samba, and salsa sounds from the likes of Bio Ritmo, Cuban son stars Sierra Maestra and Brazilian sambista Ruivao.
The Rough Guide To Bollywood Disco (Digital Only)
Disco graced Bollywood big-screens in typically high-voltage fashion; metallic-lacquered flares, blinding over-sized mirror-balls, smoke machines galore, and more technicoloured flashing dance floors than you could shake a (suitably rhinestone encrusted) stick at. Throw yourself back to the glittering heyday of Bollywood disco on this handpicked Rough Guide.
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 The Mediterranean
This Rough Guide treads ashore to the hilly outposts of Mediterranean life where music is still the lifeblood of the old, opulent cultures that hail from the region. Spaniard Benjamin Escoriza features alongside Turk Mercan Dede, Croatian Darko Rundek, Corsican ensemble A Filletta and Albanian brass band Fanfara Tirana.
The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood
In the 1960s and 1970s Bollywood composers adventurously adopted the trippy guitars, spiralling synthesizers and ethereal vocals of psychedelia and mixed it with lusciously over-the-top Indian orchestrations. Jewels included feature songs by Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Iyer and yodeller Kishore Kumar.
The Rough Guide To Flamenco
Delve into duende – the emotional fire and stamp of modern flamenco on this Rough Guide. Pay homage to the living flamenco tradition with the guitars of Son De La Frontera and the legendary voice of Carmen Linares, before discovering contemporary twists from the likes of Lenacay, and Ladino innovator Yasmin Levy.
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 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.