Music of the Himalayas

Rahul Sharma
Let's pretend it's still September 2000. A 27-year-old santoor player called Rahul Sharma is touring as principal soloist with a trio of… more »

Roots Controller

Misty in Roots
REJOICE! The return of Misty In Roots to the recording studio with 'Roots Controller' marks twelve years since their last release - and the… more »

Redemption's Son

Joseph Arthur
Even as you read this Joseph Arthur is making another record. Or sculpting or painting or tapping rows of Beat prose onto a PowerBook… more »

Assembly

Hukwe Zawose
Tanzania has a made-to-measure musical ambassador in the person of Dr Hukwe Zawose: educator, instrument builder, cultural conservationist… more »

Quick Look

Pina
Songwriters have often travelled far and wide in search of inspiration. But the crazy journey undertaken by Austrian singer, songsmith and… more »

My Songs And A Poem

Estrella Morente
"One of our intentions was to keep the flavour of classic flamenco, while imbuing this 'deep song' (cante jondo) with contemporary feeling.… more »

Spirit of Africa

Various Artists
Real World Records, in conjunction with the Mercury Phoenix Trust, are proud to announce the release of "Spirit of Africa" (through Real… more »

Body and Soul

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Sufism, Islamic mysticism, is in essence a message of love. The metaphor of love, lover and the beloved was developed so intensely by… more »

A Better Destiny

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
The new album from Rizwan-Muazam Qawwali Group - the youngest and most exciting group of Qawwali singers to emerge from Pakistan over the… more »

Peoples Colony No 1

Temple Of Sound
"The essence of a collaboration is people... what drives them, their dreams, aspirations, their daily rhythms. We're not so dissimilar. On… more »

We Are Three

Joi
Tragically, in July of 1999, Haroon Shamsher died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of thirty four. After a period of mourning,… more »

Gifted

Various Artists
Beautiful, sensual songs by nine extraordinary women singers including Sheila Chandra, Susana Baca, Susheela Raman and Yungchen Lhamo.… more »

Out Of Stillness

Gopal Shankar Misra
The liquid and expressive sound of the vichitra veena lends itself wonderfully to Indian classical music's general aim of making an… more »

Lost Souls

Spaccanapoli
From the streets of Naples, Spaccanapoli are the inheritors of a tradition that has existed for centuries, but nurtured today by the tough… more »

Serious Tam

Telek
George Mamua Telek's songs and his hauntingly beautiful voice, traverse many musical styles capturing the spirit of the Tolai people of… more »

Dust To Gold

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997) The title 'Dust To Gold' reflects upon Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's philosophy of life, as he considered… more »

I Could Read The Sky

Iarla Ó Lionáird
Music written for and inspired by the film of the same name. An old man, at the end of his life, remembers. Alone in his bedsit in London… more »

Voices of the Real World

Various Artists
"Of all the sounds that we hear, human beings have the broadest range of responses to the voice. From the first sounds we hear from our… more »

Walking On

Ananda Shankar
When lightning hit the Big Room at Real World on the last day of recording we knew the music would be electric. Ananda was born in… more »

Nostalgie

Tama
'Expect the unexpected': what else could be the underlying motto of the Tama project than this true piece of Malian philosophy, taken from… more »