Big City Secrets

Joseph Arthur
Joseph Arthur was the first American musician signed to Real World Records. Big City Secrets, the 1997 debut album, introduced his… more »

Real Sugar

Paban Das Baul and Sam Mills
Paban Das Baul was born in 1961 in the village of Mohammedpur in the district of Murshidabad in West Bengal, India - land of a population… more »

The Gathering

Various Artists
This album was recorded live in Cork at Éigse Na Laoi 1995: The Gathering. Like good music which does not want to stop, its end was its… more »

ABoneCroneDrone

Sheila Chandra
This album, the third in the trilogy for Real World, gives you the fullest access possible to Chandra's imagination - the melodies are in… more »

Charcoal Gypsies

Musicians of the Nile
Metqâl Qenâwi Metqâl Metqâl Qenâwi Metqâl is a musician who no longer needs to be introduced in Egypt. Since the 1960s he has… more »

Night to Night

Geoffrey Oryema
Now comes 'Night to Night', best described as a 24-hour daydream, a soundtrack to a life taking in memories of the Ugandan capital… more »

Tibet, Tibet

Yungchen Lhamo
Standing centre stage at WOMAD Reading, a diminutive, solitary figure in traditional pink and black brocade is decorating her rapt audience… more »

S'amore 'e mama

Tenores di Bitti
One of the most fascinating traditional polyphonic quartets of the Mediterranean Sea - straight from the heart of Sardinia. "...mountain… more »

Chibite

Hukwe Zawose
Enchanting, innovative songs from Tanzania's national treasure, using the vital tools of his musical ancestors: thumb piano, fiddle flute… more »

Mraya

Abdel Ali Slimani
An assured debut from Invaders of the Heart singer Ali Slimani. Algerian rai roots find solid ground with trance-like grooves. The hand of… more »

New Moon

Abdelli
The poetic and passionate music of a man who brings his ancient culture into the twentieth century, in collaboration with musicians from… more »

Dream

U. Srinivas & Michael Brook
A union between India's premier mandolin player and a renowned Canadian guitarist/producer, U Srinivas and Michael Brook's album 'Dream'… more »

Opus 1

Pan African Orchestra
Out of Accra, Ghana, comes a new and ambitious expression of modern Africa using the sanza, the drum, the flute and strings of many African… more »

The Truth (Ny Marina)

Justin Vali Trio
This unusual acoustic trio merges island roots with shades of urban life. A new, intricate vocabulary for traditional… more »

Classical

The Terem Quartet
More dazzling reinterpretations from the strings of the St Petersburg quartet - classical themes wittily and ingeniously "Terem-ised". more »

Arcane

Various Artists
The joined forces of Simon Jeffes, Nigel Kennedy, Andy Sheppard, Nana Vasconcelos, Jane Siberry, Alex Gifford and many more come together… more »

Rama Sreerama

U. Srinivas
The child prodigy of Karnatak music who has taken the mandolin, an instrument unknown in India, to unique classical heights. A recording… more »

Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana

S.E. Rogie
Floating from the bars of Sierra Leone comes palm wine music. With his mellow baritone and acoustic guitar, Rogie weaves gentle melodies… more »

The Zen Kiss

Sheila Chandra
An extraordinary exploration of vocal power and potential. "With a dexterous tonal range that's as bright as lightning and bold as a… more »