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The rising star of west African music, Daby Touré and his percussionist recently came into the studios at Real World and recorded some new songs as special give away to fans via his website. The first of these gems is now available on Daby's website - just click on the audio/video section to find the lovely 'Kia A So.'
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been nominated with Ben Harper for their collaborative album 'There Is A Light' in the Best Traditional Soul Gospel album and Best Gospel Performance. Released on Virgin America, you can buy this record via the WOMAD Shop.
Congratuations to Charlie Musselwhite! The legendary blues-man has been nominated for a Grammy for best contemporary blues album for his boldly inovative album 'Sanctuary' released on Real World Records.
Exclusively through our on-line shop we are offering a special package of Afro Celt treats! This is the opportunity to buy the Afro Celt album 'Seed', the album/DVD release 'Pod' plus a limited edition band T-shirt all for the bargin price of £ 20.00 (including p&p).
(We only have stocks of the POD DVD in PAL format - the disc is region free, so will play on any computer, but may be incompatible with some NTSC televisions.)
Hurray now while our limited offer lasts!
'Auroral Synapse' by Anna Hill is a lavish art publication of a photographic journey through Finnish Lapland photographing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). The book contains a CD of the soundtrack from the installation including field recordings made in Lapland by the artist and a song composed by Real World singer Iarla O'Lionaird. The expedition lead to Anna Hill's BAFTA nominated interactive installation which was first seen at the 2003 Kilkenny Arts Festival.
The publication will be launched on Thursday 2 December at 5.30pm at the Imagenow Gallery at New Bride Street, Dublin 8 by Paul Johnson of the Arts Concil of Ireland.
Robert Monroe in his introductory essay for the book explains " The Northern Lights occur when ions streaming from the sun, in what is called 'the solar wind' are drawn down by the earth's magnetic field and collide with ionospheric gases, causing the particles to glow. Hill's work not only registers these powerful collisions, but is itself a luminous product of meeting between different elements".
Noticing the news reports on WOMADshop's greatly reduced price for the lush gatefold double LP version of Adrian Sherwoods Never Trust A Hippy I decided it was time to acquire a copy. I enjoyed it so much; the sound reverberating into the Wiltshire countryside late into the night, that I decided to show you what you're missing if you fail to get hold of a copy.
Be amongst the first to see this exclusive film of the entire first side of album - that's nearly 20 minutes of immersive audio visual entertainment.
You need QuickTime and a broadband connection, then sit back marvel at the deep low end of this 120g pressing, the richness of err analogue sound?
Special Christmas offer on Misty In Roots T shirts at a greatly reduced price of £6.50 delivered.
These are great quality heavy weight Ts in cool forest greeen and vibrant red featuring the Roots Controller logo.......Only available direct from Real World.
Buy Spirit of The Century and Go Tell It On The Mountain together from £20 (delivered in the UK).
We're bundling these two fantastic Blind Boys of Alabama CDs together to bring you some of the best Gospel music around.
"Spirit of the Century", is a stunning blend of classic gospel tunes and contemporary secular music, all reinterpreted in The Blind Boys' unique and passionate style.
With the festive season approaching what better time to pick up "Go Tell It On The Mountain" the CD Entertainment Weekly described as Jesus Choice "What Christmas album would Jesus listen to? Believers and non-might concur that this year, it'd be the Blind Boys of Alabama's Go Tell It On The Mountain (Real World). Guest stars either counter the Boy's gospel grizzledness (Chrissie Hynde, Shelby Lynne) or sound similarly septuagenarian (Tom Waits, George Clinton), with players like John Medeski turning up the spiritual-blues simmer." Now established as one of the legendary holiday albums of the decade!
Buy On Line direct from Real World!
Christamas Offer!! A unique opportunity to buy a special double vinyl edition of Adrian Sherwood's 'Never Trust a Hippy' at a newly reduced price of only £ 13.50 (including p&p) by mail order. Only a limited number cut!