A Week in the Real World (Part 1)

Various Artists
In August 1991 Real World Studios opened its doors to over 75 artists from 20 countries for a unique recording project in association with… more »

Weaving My Ancestors' Voices

Sheila Chandra
Sheila Chandra is the only Asian singer to have had mainstream chart success in the UK in the 1980s. 'Ever So Lonely', Monsoon's Top… more »

Le Voyageur

Papa Wemba
The high-pitched, and often melancholy, tone of Wemba's beautiful singing style is reminiscent of his traditional and rural beginnings in… more »

Jubilation

Holmes Brothers
Quickly established as significant new names on the blues scene with the release of their first two albums, The Holmes Brothers are… more »

Terem

The Terem Quartet
The Terem Quartet is unique. As classically trained musicians, their technique and expertise are astonishing. As players of traditional… more »

Lament

Various Artists
A collection of beautiful and haunting Irish laments. All pieces are solo performances, recorded especially for this album, including… more »

Mambo

Remmy Ongala
Remmy Ongala and the band in sparkling form at the 1991 Real World Recording Week. A soulful and uplifting set, nurtured and given space by… more »

Island of Ghosts

Rossy
Of all the musicians performing in Madagascar today, it is Rossy who most capably captures the spirit of his island in music. He is the… more »

The Wild Field

Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble
This is an album of peasant songs from southern Russia, specific to an area known as "the wild field" because it has no natural barriers… more »

Shahbaaz

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
In less than a decade Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan achieved outstanding and unique success. The foremost reason for his popularity was his… more »

Homrong

Musicians of the National Dance Company of Cambodia
Music of a venerable and magnificent culture, plus modern Cambodian folk songs previously unrecorded. The music on this album represents… more »

Gula Gula

Mari Boine
In the Arctic part of Europe, so far north that it is often missing from weather maps on television, lives a small minority people called… more »

Ya Habib

Sabri Brothers
'O Beloved' is the translated title of this classic Qawwali album by a classic Qawwali ensemble. The Sabri Brothers are Pakistan's best… more »

Mama Mosambiki

Eyuphuro
Eyuphuro (EE-U-FOO-ROO) means "whirlwind" and their music draws on many influences, as African vocals and Arabic rhythms meet the delicate,… more »

Yuan

Guo Brothers
The Guo Brothers come from a culture which does not differentiate, between folk and classical music, and their repertoire ranges from… more »

The Mahabharata

Various Artists
A monumental collaboration of international talent featuring musicians from Iran, Turkey, Japan, Denmark, India and France. "Rarely, I… more »

Songs for the Poor Man

Remmy Ongala
Known as "The Doctor", Remmy Ongala is based in Dar es Salaam with his band, Orchestre Super Matimila. In Tanzania, Remmy's popularity… more »

Shringar

K Sridhar and K Shivakumar
A conversation with K Sridhar “Any artist can write about scales – that’s simple, but what is the philosophical meaning behind… more »

Luxor to Isna

Musicians of the Nile
From the depth of Upper Egypt, the players of the village, the nomads of celebration - The Musician of the Nile - now perform in the spaces… more »

Passion Sources

Various Artists
'Passion Sources' was compiled by Peter Gabriel as a companion album to 'Passion' (the music written for the film 'The Last Temptation of… more »