Day Of Colours

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
When the unforgettable qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan died in Pakistan in 1997, he left a musical vacuum into which stepped his two… 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 »

Delta Hardware

Charlie Musselwhite
Shot through with attitude, the songs on Delta Hardware feel rough-hewn and tough, just as they should for a guy "born in Mississippi … more »

Devotional Songs

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
The music on this album concentrates mainly on traditional religious songs. Sufi belief is the mystical branch of Islam and advocates the… more »

Diam

Daby Touré
Daby Touré's first album for Real World. The songs on the album tell of Daby's life, of the people around him and of the world in… more »

Djabote

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 »

Dream

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 »

Dub Colossus EP

Dub Colossus
The first taste of an extraordinary collaboration between contemporary Ethiopian artists and Dubulah (aka Nick Page), bringing hidden gems… more »

Dub Me Tender

Dub Colossus
Following the critical success of Dub Colossus' second album, "Addis Through the Looking Glass" (March 2011), and two fantastic shows at… 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 »

Eagle

Mamer
Eagle was recorded in Urumqi and Beijing with Robin Haller and Matteo Scumaci as producers, and a line-up of musicians including IZ's… more »

Emotion

Papa Wemba
By the time he recorded 'Emotion', his second album for Real World, Congolese band-leading legend Papa Wemba had made somewhere in the… more »

En Mana Kuoyo

Ayub Ogada
Kenyan singer-songwriter Ayub Ogada was a busker on the Northern Line when he came to Real World's attention in the late 80s. And this… more »

EP1

Portico Quartet
EP1 a classic early recording from May 2009 with the original line up including Nick Mulvey. The lush delicate tone of opening of The Full… more »

EP2

Portico Quartet
Portico Quartet's critically acclaimed self-titled third album saw the band branch out into new sonic territories. Their new, richly… more »

Espace

Tama
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 »

Exile

Geoffrey Oryema
Politics, particularly the politics of repression, are familiar as raw material for the singer-songwriter, but few have had the… more »

Faso Denou

Farafina
Farafina’s music has a polyrhythmic structure that is both complex and yet immediately clear, but above all this music is an irrestible… more »

Film & TV 1

Various Artists
The second release in our new series of digital compilations is Film & TV 1.Real World music has featured in many major movies and… more »

Foxlight

Iarla Ó Lionáird
For his third solo album - Foxlight - the acclaimed singer Iarla O Lionaird delivers an impassioned and sublime set of personal songs,… more »