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 »


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


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

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


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 »


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


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 lightening and bold as a… more »

The Last Prophet

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
As well as his extraordinary skills and the depth of his understanding of classical music, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan also has the incredible… more »


Doudou N'Diaye Rose
Legendary master drummer of Senegal, a one-man repository of all that's old and new in Senegalese drum-lore. Composer and producer of… more »

Voices from the Distant Steppe

From deep in central Asia comes a unique recording of traditional Tuvan "throat-singing". Poignant and intimate folk songs and ritual… more »

Beat the Border

Geoffrey Oryema
'Beat the Border' is Geoffrey Oryema's second album for Real World Records. One of the cornerstones of this recording is French guitarist… more »