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 »

Bliss

Various Artists
'Bliss' is an introduction to a more atmospheric and spiritual side of the Real World label. If the tracks selected for 'Bliss' are linked,… more »

The Seven Steps to Mercy

Iarla Ó Lionáird
Today, Iarla Ó Lionáird is the most exciting and innovative performer of Irish traditional unaccompanied song, as well as the haunting… more »

New Dawn

Waaberi
A circle of singers sit on decorated pillows, drinking sweet tea. The atmosphere is intense but relaxed as they slowly warm up, singing… more »

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 »