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 »

The Gate

Joji Hirota
Capturing the mastery and rhythmic grace of this outstanding Japanese contemporary multi-instrumentalist, emotional vocals interweave with… more »

Sacrifice to Love

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
Qawwali, an Arabic word meaning "utterance", is the devotional music of the Sufis of Pakistan and India, the mystics of the Islamic… more »

Sezoni

Mara!
Sydney based choir Martenitsa was formed by Mara Kiek in late 1990 with the assistance of the Australia Council's Performing Arts Board.… more »

One and One is One

Joi
Signing in 1997 to Real World, the only label Joi felt happy to be involved with long term, Joi released their critically acclaimed debut… more »

Sampradaya

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
"...an unbelievable multiple orgasm climax." **** Q magazine, April 1999 Raga Janasammohini - a tranquil evening raga of serene and… more »

Black Rock

Djivan Gasparyan & Michael Brook
With these recordings, Djivan Gasparyan and Michael Brook have fashioned a unique musical hybrid. The duduk is prominently featured, as… more »

Molokai

Papa Wemba
'Molokai' is Papa Wemba's third album with Real World, and also the name of his international band. This live studio performance from… more »