Neguinha Te Amo

Though this may come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with Brazil's music scene, Daude is a rare find: a Black woman in Brazil's eclectic… more »


Charlie Musselwhite
On this latest musical excursion, Charlie Musselwhite explores the themes that have always charged the potency of the blues: loneliness,… more »

Among Brothers

With no preconceived idea, and with the openness of mind of a newborn child, Abdelli and I let our inspiration be guided by signs that… more »


Afro Celt Sound System
It was 1996 when Afro Celt Sound System first assaulted our senses with their innovative fusion of West African rhythms, Irish… more »

Never Trust A Hippy

Adrian Sherwood
Never Trust A Hippy, is Adrian Sherwood's eclectic, compelling and lovingly crafted solo debut. The timing, it seemed, was right.… more »


Pape and Cheikh
Everyone knows the majesty of Africa's traditional folk music. But few in the West would have connected Africa with 'folk' in the… more »


Most bands, whether in the western rock tradition or in African music, are built around the concept of a leader - one strong character who… more »

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 »

Quick Look

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


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

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 »

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 »

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

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 »


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 »