Shahen-Shah

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a man of impressive, even daunting, stature. The emotional intensity and soaring power of his voice… more »

The Work Room Sessions

Pina
Rock singer/songwriter Pina was described on her debut album release as 'musical magic' by Billboard. On this previously-unreleased… more »

Live / Remix

Portico Quartet
Portico Quartet bring their powerful live performance to record. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance… more »

Santiman

The Creole Choir of Cuba
Santiman is The Creole Choir's second album, and the follow up to Tande-la. Freedom songs that have been passed down through generations of… more »

Running Still

Charlie Winston
"My sole objective on the album Running Still was to be able to engage people's feet first and slowly rise to the mind," says Charlie… more »

Steepless ft. Cornelia

Portico Quartet
Taken from their recent album, Portico Quartet, Steepless is the band's first vocal collaboration and features the East London based… more »

Guzo

Samuel Yirga
Guzo is the debut release of young Ethiopian pianist Samuel Yirga. Against the odds, Samuel found his way to music school in Addis Ababa… more »

Coming Home

Yungchen Lhamo
Freedom has a special savour in the mouth of an exile. For Yungchen Lhamo, a singer who fled Tibet nine years ago to make her way in… more »

Come To Where I'm From

Joseph Arthur
In its pursuit of unearthing previously unheard music from the planet's four corners, Real World has never ignored Western rock and… more »

Junkyard Hearts

Joseph Arthur
Two years on from Come To Where I'm From - and proving that he's ever his own man - Joseph released a quartet of EPs (under the… more »

En Mana Kuoyo

Ayub Ogada
Kenyan singer-songwriter Ayub Ogada was a busker on the Northern Line when he came to Real World's attention in the late 80s. And this… more »

30 - Real World At WOMAD

Various Artists
The symbiotic relationship between WOMAD and Real World Records was apparent from day one. When, in 1989, the record label was born, it… more »

Night Song

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook
The great - and ridiculously prolific - Pakistani qawwali singer had already recorded half a dozen albums for Real World when he… more »

Volume 3 : Further In Time

Afro Celt Sound System
When Simon Emmerson began to piece together the Afro Celt Sound System in 1992 he had no idea where the journey would take him. But… more »

Spirit Of The Century

The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Since 1939, The Blind Boys of Alabama have thrilled religious and secular audiences alike with irresistible, inspirational Gospel… more »

Yol Bolsin

Sevara Nazarkhan
Buy Yol Bolsin on iTunes Sevara's acclaimed 2002 debut Yol Bolsin ('Where Are You Going') is a collection of traditional, folk and… more »

The Journey

Maryam Mursal
The journey of this 1998 record's title is a very literal one, as experienced by Maryam Mursal and her five children when they… more »

I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

Samuel Yirga
A reworking of the 1970s psychedelic soul classic 'I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun' taken from Samuel Yirga's forthcoming debut album 'Guzo'… more »

Live at Real World

Drummers of Burundi
Through the darkness a low rumble intensifies from the back of the stage. Gradually a series of swaying figures glide into view, huge… more »

Rain of Blessings

Lama Gyurme
Lama Gyurme was named "Oumze" (Master of Music) during his first 3 years retreat for the simple reason that his voice is an incredibly… more »