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Brand New Flash Video for Move

We've added a new video to the Audio and Video section. The video is for 'Move' from 'Grit', and requires the Macromedia Flash plugin, version 6 or higher.

Published 29th Oct 2003 »


The shortlist of nominees for the 2004 Awards has now been announced at the annual WOMEX showcase which took place in Seville this week.
Real World artist Sevara Nazarkhan has been nominated in the category of Newcomer and Asia. Sevara has had an extraordinary year following the release of her album “Yol Bolsin” to great critical acclaim and she was one of the artists chosen to perform at a showcase concert in front of WOMEX delegates in Seville.
The 2004 Awards ceremony is moving this year and will take place on 9th March at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. For more details go to As well as the usual nomination categories there will be new styl Listener's Award where voting will commence on 1st January 2004.

Published 27th Oct 2003 »

The DVD of the feature film I COULD READ THE SKY

directed by Nichola Bruce
is currently being released on 29th Oct Check out

The film music was created by Iarla O Lionaird and released on Real World Records. Find out more at

Published 27th Oct 2003 »

Listen to Martyn Bennett interview on BBC Radio Scotland’s Celtic Connections

Part one of an interview with Martyn plus tracks from his album was broadcast on Tuesday 14th October and the show will be repeated on Sunday 18th at 1705.

The second part of Martyn's interview along with 3 or 4 more tracks will be broadcast on Tuesday, 21st Oct.

However, the show can be listened to at anytime 7 days after it is first broadcast on Celtic Connections website. Simply click on the listen again button.

Published 15th Oct 2003 »

Martyn Benett's GRIT to be released on Monday

Martyn Bennett is simply one of the most exciting, daring and innovative musicians working in Scotland today.

Grit, where deeply traditional Gaelic music meets unashamedly slamming breakbeats and 21st century production techniques.The result is brilliant - the freshest voice you have heard from Scotland in many years.

The record is not available until monday, but our feature is up now, so get ahead of the game and take a look have a listen and express your views in the forum.

Published 13th Oct 2003 »

Adrian Sherwood On Tour with Blur

Catch the extraordinary dub maestro supporting Blur on the UK dates of their forthcoming tour starting in Glasgow (Barrowlands) on 20 November and finishing in Bournemouth (International Centre) on 12 December. Full details of dates are on our tours section of the web site.

Published 10th Oct 2003 »

Brazilian soul sister Daúde releases her long-awaited new album

sensuous, danceable and sexy celebration of the modern Brazilian soul filtered through some expertly constructed loops and beasts, courtesy of UK producer Will Mowat, famous for his work with Soul II Soul. Altogether, a different vision of Brazilian music from the black pearl of Brazil.

Published 6th Oct 2003 »

Real World Records on Notes 16

Real world Notes 16 is now available as a hassle free, no subscription product in our store. Along with great articles on our releases from Daúde and Abdelli the issue is packed with news and Features on peter Gabriel, Real World and WOMAD.

The CD features previews of tracks from Daúde, Abdelli and the Afro Celts amongst it's 9 tracks and videos from Sevarra, Abdelli, Misty In Roots and Afro Celts amongst the ECD content.

Published 5th Oct 2003 »

Last Tickets Left for Afro Celts Show

The extraordinary live collective perform tomorrow (27 September) night at London’s Royal Festival Hall, South Bank. There are just a few tickets left. Show starts 7.30. Box Office Tel 020 7960 4201

Published 24th Sep 2003 »

Blind Boys of Alabama TV award

Dan Rather won a 2003 Salute To Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for his high profile American TV programme "60 Minutes II" report, The Blind Boys," which profiled the gospel group from Alabama. Awards were presented Aug. 6.

Published 14th Aug 2003 »

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