A Week In The Real World – Part 1

Various Artists

Released 05 June 1992

  1. I Want Jesus To Walk With Me - Holmes Brothers
  2. It Sat Duolmma Mu - Mari Boine
  3. Lubanga - Geoffrey Oryema
  4. On the Wing - The Grid
  5. Tang Uru - Ayub Ogada
  6. Omanarzy - Rossy
  7. Picoro - La Bottine Souriante
  8. Hibrido - Juan Canizares
  9. Dodoma - Remmy Ongala
  10. Slow Down - The Grid
  11. Soledad - Totó La Momposina
  12. Mother and Son - Trísan
  13. Variations On Tong Sal Puri (Eastern Exorcism) - Samulnori
  14. Wuming Wuyi (No Name No Meaning) - Sola
  15. The Legend Of The Old Mountain Man - The Terem Quartet

Various Artists

Liner notes

In August 1991 Real World Studios opened its doors to over 75 artists from 20 countries for a unique recording project. This album is the first of two volumes containing fascinating musical encounters between established and lesser-known artists from across the world at Real World Recording Week.


  • This wonderful anthology includes atmospheric moments, virtuosos of every kind of instrument and some cool collaborations that represent the universal joy of music...This is the dream of the future, a world playing together, made real.' The Beat (UK)


Further Listening

  • A Week Or Two In The Real World

    Various Artists

    Released 03 July 1994

    This album is the second of two volumes of music culled from the legendary Real World Recording Weeks of 1991 and 1992. It features fascinating musical encounters between established and lesser-known artists from across the world.
  • Arcane

    Various Artists

    Released 23 April 1994

    The joined forces of Simon Jeffes, Nigel Kennedy, Andy Sheppard, Nana Vasconcelos, Jane Siberry, Alex Gifford and many more come together in an inspiring concentration of diverse talent. An international album of truly original sounds.

Further reading

The Real World Recording Week

Music journalist Johnny Black chronicles the famous Real World Recording Week 1991.

WOMAD: Giving the world back to the world

Looking back on the first ten years of the WOMAD organisation.